SOLIDWORKS® Premium is a comprehensive 3D design solution that adds to the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Professional with powerful simulation, motion, and design validation tools, advanced wire and pipe routing functionality, reverse engineering capabilities, and much more.
Users can test product performance against real life motion and forces with our rich simulation capabilities. Ensure manufacturability and resolve complex assembly issues early in the design process with tolerance stack-up analysis tools. Quickly incorporate printed circuit board data into your 3D model, and create and document layouts for electrical wiring, piping, and tubing with the extended toolsets of SOLIDWORKS. You can also work with 3D scanned data in SOLIDWORKS Premium. Experience all the benefits of a complete 3D design solution with SOLIDWORKS Premium.
- The Premium suite has broader FEA capability, allowing you to do static, stress and motion analysis on assemblies, as well as parts. Solidworks Premium also has a routing feature for tooling and harnessing; CircuitWorks to create enclosures for circuit boards; Tol Analyst to determine sizing allowances; and an easy interface with eCAD if you also do electrical design, point cloud import, or PC
SOLIDWORKS Premium solutions include Features in SOLIDWORKS Professional and:
Quickly and easily check dimensions and tolerances using SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software to assess the manufacturability of your design long before reaching production. Check parts and assembly tolerances during design, accelerating the design process, saving time and development costs, and increasing productivity.
TolAnalyst provides automated tolerance analysis studies to:
- Assess min/max tolerances
- Perform root-sum-squared (RSS) tolerance analysis
- List contributing features and tolerances categorized by percent impact
Make changes to dimension and tolerancing schemes, and instantly run an updated tolerance analysis to see the impact of your changes.
- Real-time, bidirectional synchronization between schematic (2D) and 3D model data
- Real-time multi-user environment
- Multi-user/project management
Piping and Tubing Design Overview
Use the wide range of tools in SOLIDWORKS Premium to simplify design and documentation of piping and tubing for a wide range of systems and applications, including machinery, skid systems, and process plant piping. With SOLIDWORKS Premium, designers can:
- Create piping system designs with butt welded, socket welded, threaded, and other connections
- Create flexible or rigid tubing lines
- Automate placement of supports and hangers for all lines
- Generate bend tables for tube routes to support manufacturing
- Calculate cut lengths for all pipe and tube runs
- Auto-route pipe/tube paths through the design that can be easily edited according to assembly and service needs
- Ensure minimum bend radii in flexible tube systems
- Output PCF files for use with ISOGEN® piping software
- Export tubing/piping bend tables to CNC benders
- Automatically generate piping/tubing manufacturing drawings from your 3D models
- Import logical connection information design from SOLIDWORKS Solution Partner products
- Automatically create bill of material (BOM), cut lists, bend tables, and other manufacturing documentation
- Access a CAD library of piping and tubing components
- Use the Routing Library Manager (RLM) wizard to guide creation of custom piping/tubing components
ScanTo3D reduces the time required to build complex 3D models of real-world items, such as sculpted objects, and anatomical items. 3D data such as point clouds and mesh (which is attained from laser scanners and other devices) can be imported, parsed, manipulated, modified, and ultimately turned into 3D solids and surfaces. ScanTo3D functionality includes the ability to:
- Convert imported 3D scan data to a SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD model
- Create either a surface or a mesh
- Utilize Wizards for mesh, curve, and surface
- Apply texture data to your mesh from imported texture files
- Use the Deviation Analysis tool to inspect for and display deviations between the mesh and other entities created by referencing the mesh
- Refine imported mesh and then convert to SOLIDWORKS 3D solid part
- Import point cloud data
- Export scanned data in multiple formats: *.xyz, *.wrl, *.stl, *.3ds, *.obj
Automated, Interactive Surface and Curve Flattening and Data Export
SOLIDWORKS has always provided the ability to automatically flatten certain types of geometry. The SOLIDWORKS Flat Pattern feature for sheet metal parts provides automated flattening per sheet metal K-Factor and Bend Tables. However, when geometry is more complex, such as with nonanalytic surfaces, more control is often required to determine how the surface should be flattened.
SOLIDWORKS advanced surface flattening functionality provides control and flexibility to easily flatten these more complex surfaces. You can:
- Automatically flatten the surface and interrogate an interactive deformation plot (mesh) to graphically view stretch and compression concentrations that can occur when flattening some surfaces with high curvature
- Relieve material stresses due to flattening by creating relief cuts; Relief can be created by selecting sketches, sketch entities, and part edges, or by creating split lines or cuts for relief of stresses in these areas
- Select “control edges” to guide the flattening process to maintain length and shape of specific edges, which is particularly helpful for more highly contoured surfaces
- Sketch curves on surfaces and then flatten the surfaces and the curves together
- Export flattened surface outlines or patterns for material cutting in a variety of export formats
SOLIDWORKS Routing users can route rectangular and round sections to meet their design needs. Equipment designers, product designers, machine designers, facility designers and others all need rectangular section routing to complete their designs that include ducting, cable trays, conveyors, material handling chutes, and many other systems.
SOLIDWORKS Routing let’s you:
- Generate and run rectangular (or other non-round) route sections using the same familiar SOLIDWORKS Routing user interface
- Select from various standard route and sub-route types such as Ducting/Trunking, Cable Tray, and Ribbon Cable
- Leverage the ‘User Defined’ route type for HVAC, Conveyors, space planning, etc.
- Leverage initial Design Libraries for building additional libraries of rectangular sections
- Automatically insert rectangular elbows and other fitting as you sketch your route paths
- Automatically update the BOM for your route, including all fittings and sections, as you design