Why Choose SOLIDWORKS MBD?

SOLIDWORKS® Model-Based Definition (MBD) lets you define and organize 3D dimensions, tolerances, datums, notes, Bills of Material (BOMs), and other annotations; customize publishing templates for manufacturing, such as Part or Assembly Specifications, Request for Quote (RFQ), and Incoming Inspection Reports. You can also publish to widely accepted formats, such as eDrawings®, STEP 242, and 3D PDF for clear 3D communications.

For easier adoptions of the model-based practices, several convenient capabilities have been included in every seat of SOLIDWORKS Standard. With SOLIDWORKS Standard, you can annotate a 3D part or assembly, organize the 3D definitions with annotation views and communicate in eDrawings all directly in 3D.

Model-Based Definition (MBD) is a model-based application that reduces costs thanks to unambiguous, integrated 3D annotations. Unlike 2D drawings, SOLIDWORKS MBD defines, organizes and publishes annotations directly into the 3D data. This helps automate downstream manufacturing processes such as tolerance analysis, machining and inspections.

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SOLIDWORKS Standard

Get up to speed quickly and benefit from this powerful 3D design and manufacturing solution.  Along with part, assembly, and 2D drawing functionality, specialized tools are included for sheet metal, weldments, surfacing, molds, product configuration, design analysis, DFM and CAM.  CAM included with an active subscription.

SOLIDWORKS Professional

SOLIDWORKS Professional builds on the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Standard with ECAD/MCAD collaboration, automated cost estimation, collaboration capabilities, design and drawing checking, a sophisticated components and parts library and advanced photo-realistic rendering

SOLIDWORKS Premium

SOLIDWORKS Premium builds on SOLIDWORKS Professional by adding structural and motion analysis capabilities, advanced surface flattening, reverse engineering, and electrical cable and pipe routing functionality.