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SolidWorks - Add-Ons & Third-Party Tools

  • 3DQuickForm - SolidWorks add-in for inverse forming simulation, imports different types of CAD data, by 3D QuickTools
  • 3DQuickMold - tool for plastic mold design with functions like product assembly, layout, mold base, ejector manager, by 3D QuickTools
  • 3DQuickPress - SolidWorks add-in for progressive die design, by 3D QuickTools
  • 3DQuickStrip - developed on SolidWorks technology, imports types of 3D data into system for unfolding, bending, cutting operations for die design, by 3D QuickTools
  • AeroHydro - multisurf, focusing on marine design, SurfaceWorks, for SolidWorks users
  • Agni Link - CAD-ERP data integration system, by Elmo Solutions 
  • BatchProcess - automates repetitive task in SolidWorks such as printing multiple drawings, exporting to different file formats, updating drawing templates, more, by AngelSix
  • BuiltWorks - AEC extension for SolidWorks for steel design application, parametric, prototype libraries, physical 3D modeling, by SolidACE
  • Camnetics - makers of GearTrax, for solid models of gears, CamTrax for cams, works with SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Inventor
  • Centare Group - custom API development for SolidWorks, plus packaged products like Simple PDM, Simple eRouting, Simple STATS, Simple Scan
  • CAMWorks - knowledge-based machining, automatic and interactive feature recognition, integrated within SolidWorks, associated with CAD model, by Geometric
  • CFD-CADalyzer - fluid flow mesh generation, analysis operates directly on native SolidWorks geometry, by ESI Group
  • CheckMate Programming - CAD based application of dimensional metrology software designed to qualify parts, identify, fix problems, improve manufacturing processes, by Origin International
  • CompareWorks - allows SolidWorks users to validate CAD models, detect geometry deviations between imported, original CAD models, by Capvidia
  • Conversion Engine - web, interactive 3D formats for PLM processes, by Cideon Software 
  • COSMOSFloWorks - fluid flow simulation intended for non-experts, by SolidWorks
  • COSMOSMotion - mechanical simulation software based on ADAMS, by SolidWorks
  • COSMOSWorks - linear stress, strain, displacement, thermal, design optimization, nonlinear, more, by SolidWorks
  • DesignDataManager - data management for SolidWorks, Pro/E, Inventor, IronCAD, by CSI
  • DriveWorks - design automation for SolidWorks 
  • DezignWorks - reverse engineering software compatible with Microscribe, Faro, Romer measuring arms or use with SolidWorks, Pro/E, Inventor
  • Dynamic Designer - works with Autodesk Mechanical Desktop, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, by Design Simulation Technologies
  • eDesignSync - interface in CAD software to bring workflow from design to simulation, by Moldex3D
  • elecworks for SolidWorks - for electrical cabinets in SolidWorks, 3D routing, cabling module, automatic point to point component cabling, cable segregation, raceway fill factors, by Trace Software
  • FloEFD - CFD integrated with  Pro/ENGINEER, SolidWorks, CATIA, allows flow, heat transfer analysis, by Mentor Graphics
  • GeometryWorks3D - surfacing system SolidWorks, suited for mold making, automotive, aerospace, by CAD/CAM Components (3Ci)
  • Glovius - 3D visualization tool, enables CAD files import from SolidWorks
  • GrafiCalc - pre-modeling analysis, optimization software allows evaluation of design alternatives, backsolves geometry, by GEOMATE
  • hyperMILL - geometry-oriented CAM software with 2.5D, 3D, HSC and 5axis machining integrated in SolidWorks, by Open Mind
  • Inoxtools - SolidWorks integrated for vessels modeling, library of vessel components, models for metal structures design, layout, by ALTHIMA
  • InspectionXpert - application for creating inspection sheets, sampling sheets from SolidWorks drawings, by Extensible CAD Technologies
  • JetBox - develops innovative software tools to deploy and maintain out-of-box PLM applications, IC5 Turbo, IC5 Designer
  • Logopress - unfolding, unstamping of 3D pieces for tool designers, creation of flat pattern
  • Master SolidWorks Surfacing And Complex Shape Modeling - step-by-step video tutorial showing quick way to master SolidWorks surfacing plus complex shape modeling for purchase
  • Maxwell Render - plugin brings Maxwell Fire to SolidWorks viewport
  • MITCalc - calculations, parametric modeling, interface to Excel, for SolidWorks, as well as Inventor, Solid Edge, Pro/E
  • MSC.visualNastran Desktop 2001 - provides intuitive motion, simulation capabilities, from MSC Software Corporation
  • OptisWorks - lighting simulation software integrated in SolidWorks, by OPTIS
  • PARTshare - storage technology to maintain 3D models, flat parts, by Striker Systems   
  • PAS CMM - automated programming tool for SolidWorks in DMIS environment, by PAS Technology
  • Plot Service for PTC Windchill - reduce time, cost of plotting CAD interoperability, viewable file generation, by ETRAGE  
  • Power SubD-NURBS modo - plug-in converting sub-D models into NURBS-based format that can interface with CAD systems, by nPower
  • Power Surfacing - plug-in that converts virtually any sub-D model into precise NURBS representation, by nPower
  • PowerTools - SolidWorks integrated tool set for creation of beams based on splines, automatic length, weight calculation, more, by ALTHIMA
  • QuadriSpace - publishing software uses CAD files to create interactive 3D documents
  • Radeon ProRender - add-in for SOLIDWORKS for producing stunningly photorealistic images
  • RuleStream - captures rules or processes related to product design, executes them in real-time
  • Sheet Metal Guy - sheet metal fabrication tools, CAD software information for sheet metal fabricators, users of AutoCAD, Inventor, Solid Edge, SolidWorks; focuses on designing self-paced training books for all knowledge levels of 3D CAD software users
  • ShipWorks - metal ship design add-in for SolidWorks, with set of naval specific drawing creation, reporting, by ALTHIMA
  • SimMechanics - directly model mechanical components (bodies, joints), simulate their motion, analyze results, by MathWorks
  • SMARTEAM - SolidWorks - SolidWorks integration for SMARTEAM environment for collaborative PDM
  • SoftOrient - software fixture aimed to provide fast, accurate orientation of CMMs to free-form surfaces, by Origin International
  • SoftFit Solver - fitting technology for non-conforming parts, by Origin International
  • SolidProfessor - multimedia instruction for both novice, experienced SolidWorks users, update training
  • SolidWorks/GibbsCAM Add-In - interoperability tool facilitates push-button transfer of model files from SolidWorks to GibbsCAM (available at Gibbs Online maintenance section) 
  • SolidWorks Education Edition - tools for design, simulation, documentation, curriculum, tutorials
  • SolidWorksModel - create chopper and learn SolidWorks, 350 page e-book filled with tutorials, by Jan-Willem Zuyderduyn
  • SPI - sheet metal design for AutoCAD, Mechanical Desktop, Inventor, SolidWorks, Autodesk MAI partner
  • SplitWorks - mold design tool that streamlines process of creating core, cavity inserts, pins, electrodes, from R&B Mold, Die Design.
  • SurfaceWorks- advanced surfacing for SolidWorks with this add-on
  • TreeWorks - automatically creates family tree of SolidWorks assembly, by Delta Group, Ltd
  • VisualXPORT for SolidWorks - plug-in that lets users export their parts in VisualMILL formatted files (.vcp), by MecSoft 
  • Vuuch - instant messaging within SolidWorks
  • WoodTools - automatically creates drawings for assembly components for wood furniture design, customized reports with data for manufacturing, purchasing, quoting, by ALTHIMA
  • XNurbs - integrated with SOLIDWORKS, available as SOLIDWORKS add-in 
  • Xometry - instant quoting add-in for SOLIDWORKS