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SolidWorks - Add-Ons & Third-Party Tools


  • 3G.author - design analysis, validation, optimization of designs created in Autodesk Inventor, Solid Edge, Pro/Engineer, Wildfire, SolidWorks, CATIA, others (reviews)
  • 3D Instant Website - free SolidWorks download provides wizard to build fully functioning website to present your design, allows viewers to rotate, pan, zoom design in real time
  • 3DQuickForm - SolidWorks add-in for inverse forming simulation, imports different types of CAD data, more, by 3D QuickTools
  • 3DQuickMold - tool for plastic mold design with functions like product assembly, layout, mold base, ejector manager, more, 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
  • Activault - advanced file management for SolidWorks with vaulting that allows design teams to control, collaborate when making changes to engineering files, from SolidPartners.
  • 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
  • Bluebeam Pushbutton Plus for SolidWorks - pdf output
  • 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 (reviews)
  • CFD-CADalyzer - fluid flow mesh generation, analysis operates directly on native SolidWorks geometry, by ESI Group
  • CheckMate Programming new - CAD based application of dimensional metrology software designed to qualify parts, identify, fix problems, improve manufacturing processes, by Origin International
  • CircuitWorks - fully integrated tool for PCB design that runs inside SolidWorks, from Priware (reviews)
  • 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 
  • eXplorer - injection molding simulation application, by Moldex3D  
  • ElectronixWorks - software suite for designing, analyzing electronic product outer shells, internal component fittings. Combines SolidWorks as platform, along with CircuitWorks, FloWorks, EMbassyWorks
  • elecworks for SolidWorks - for electrical cabinets in SolidWorks, 3D routing, cabling module, automatic point to point component cabling, cable segregation, raceway fill factors, more, by Trace Software
  • EMbassyWorks - SolidWorks-based software for design of wiring harnesses, cables, from Linius Technologies.
  • Exicad - custom software for SolidWorks, Solid Edge, PTC users, also, FEA
  • FaceWorks - provides 3D design tools to automate complex tasks in SolidWorks mold design process, by Capvidia
  • FeatureWorks - feature recognition software, fully integrated with SolidWorks
  • 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 (reviews)
  • 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, IC5TM Turbo, IC5TM Designer
  • Logopress - unfolding, unstamping of 3D pieces for tool designers, creation of flat pattern
  • Made2Manage - CADLink Interface, ERP software to streamline production, by Consona
  • 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
  • MoldWorks - 3D solid-based molding design application that enhances creation of mold base assemblies, from R&B Mold, Die Design.
  • MotionWorks - mechanism simulation software that allows engineers to simulate how assemblies of any size, complexity operate in motion to ensure accurate design, eliminate production errors through virtual prototyping, from Solid Dynamics.
  • MSC.visualNastran Desktop 2001 - provides intuitive motion, simulation capabilities, from MSC Software Corporation
  • OptisWorks - lighting simulation software integrated in SolidWorks, by OPTIS (reviews)
  • 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
  • PhotoWorks - photorealistic rendering software, fully integrated with SolidWorks
  • 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
  • Project Krypton - Autodesk Labs application for plastics design, cost effectiveness, environmental impact, works with Inventor and SolidWorks
  • QuadriSpace - publishing software uses CAD files to create interactive 3D documents (reviews)
  • RAPIDVault - enterprise PDM for SolidWorks, works with CAD templates, engineering data, by Zero Wait-State
  • 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 new - software fixture aimed to provide fast, accurate orientation of CMMs to free-form surfaces, by Origin International
  • SoftFit Solver new - fitting technology for non-conforming parts, by Origin International
  • SolidMap - SolidWorks add-on gives insight into models by showing interdependencies such as parent/child, mates, more, by KollabNet
  • SolidProfessor - multimedia instruction for both novice, experienced SolidWorks users, update training
  • SolidWorks Animator pdf - animation software, fully integrated with SolidWorks
  • 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
  • SolidWorks Labs - develops handy utilities, add-ons like SustainabilityXpress, Tagger, Treehouse, Collada Export, Presentation Studio, Drawing Tube, more, by SolidWorks
  • SolidWorks n!Fuze - CAD-specific sharing solution that supports design process, manages files, part, assembly, drawing 
  • SolidWorks Routing - automates design of tubes, pipes, cables, by SolidWorks (reviews)
  • SolidWorks Toolbox - (previously Toolbox/SE from CIMLOGIC) set of tools for mechanical design for adding standard features, such as fastener hardware, power transmissions, structural shapes (reviews)
  • SolidWorks Utilities - suite of productivity tools that allow you to find difference between two versions of same part quickly, easily; identify, highlight problematic imported geometry in part;, find, modify, suppress features within model
  • SolidWorksModel - create a 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, more, 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
  • SYCODE - offers SolidWorks add-ins: DWG Import for SolidWorks, DXF Import for SolidWorks, STL Import for SolidWorks, 3DS Import for SolidWorks, 3DM Import for SolidWorks, OBJ Import for SolidWorks, PIX Import for SolidWorks, PLT Import for SolidWorks, NC Import for SolidWorks, Points Import for SolidWorks
  • ToolWorks - XML driven design data management product include BOM Manager, Document Creator, ERP-Link, by SDH Development ApS
  • TreeWorks - automatically creates family tree of SolidWorks assembly by Delta Group, Ltd
  • VisualXPORT for SolidWorks - plugin 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