“By saving time during the early stages of development, we need fewer steps. Prototyping occurs much earlier, and we need fewer prototypes. SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Design lets us find the most suitable path for a design and reach production more quickly, which helps us shorten time-to-market.”

Bernd Knab 
Development Manager @ Polyrack Tech Group 

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SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer (SWCD) is the concept design tool for the rapid creation, manipulation, and modification of designs for mechanical components. Its single modeling environment makes concept design flexible and instinctive in a broad-based collaborative framework that helps accelerate design and reduce costs.

You can capture ideas digitally, quickly create 2D and 3D concept models, get feedback from internal and external stakeholders, and easily manage multiple concepts before committing engineering time for further development.

SWCD works with Platform Contributor to easily save and manage your information in a safe, secure environment. It is complementary to SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, allowing you to validate your concepts in SWCD, then transition the model to SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD to complete the detailed designs and documentation.

SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer is built upon four pillars: 

For industrial design concepts and the modeling of consumer products, SWID offers a perfect 3D concept tool.

  • Conceptual: Users develop and express design ideas the way they want, enabligh them to present and sell them directly in a digital model.
  • Instinctive: Design the way users think, capture concepts digitally, and develop solutions without constraints. 
  • Social: use familiar social collaboration tools in an interactive environment to harness the collective intelligence and innovation of employees, customers, and vendors.
    • Connected: Enhcance collaboration with design iterations automatically saved in a single, common database. This keeps data safe, up-to-date, and accessible anytime, anywhere.