Get to the Beta! SOLIDWORKS 2017 Beta is Live!

Since giving a taste of things to come at SOLIDWORKS World 2016, many of you have been hungry to learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2017. Now that the beta program is officially live, we’ve begun our march to the SOLIDWORKS 2017 launch, and active commercial SOLIDWORKS subscription users can now get their hands on this year’s release.


The SOLIDWORKS R&D team has been hard at work to produce a balanced release that is based on your performance, quality, and enhancement requests. SOLIDWORKS always has been and will always continue to be driven by our users’ feedback and needs. SOLIDWORKS 2017 contains hundreds of new user-driven enhancements providing the power you need to drive innovation. SOLIDWORKS 2017 includes new tools that will enable you to:

  • Innovate – New capabilities to address emerging technologies
  • Design – More core power and performance
  • Validate – Greater insights into your design
  • Collaborate – Unlock any 3D model to work with SOLIDWORKS
  • Build and Manage – Data integration from concept to manufacturing

Start testing today by visiting the SOLIDWORKS Beta website. This is your portal to access the beta software, forum, contest leaderboards, and more. Here you can test-drive new and enhanced products with your workflows and models, connect with fellow users, interact with the SOLIDWORKS R&D and management teams, and earn one of more than 100 prizes by showing off your design skills.

Thanks for taking the time to make this release the best one yet. We look forward to hearing from you as you test SOLIDWORKS 2017.

Craig Therrien

Craig Therrien

Craig Therrien is a 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS Senior Portfolio Manager with over 30 years of CAD and industry experience - engineer, consultant, CAD product manager, CAD company co-founder. Currently, serving as Senior Product Manager for SOLIDWORKS and 3D Mold Creator. Craig has a B.S.M.E. from WPI and is a Graduate of General Electric's Manufacturing Development Program.