SOLIDWORKS xDesign Launch Announced at SOLIDWORKS World 2018

On day one of SOLIDWORKS World 2018, SOLIDWORKS CEO, Gian Paolo Bassi took the stage to announce launch of SOLIDWORKS xDesign. The announcement was followed by conversation with SOLIDWORKS User Group Leader Edson Gebo. Ed has been using SOLIDWORKS xDesign for a little over two months. According to Ed Gebo, SOLIDWORKS xDesign has a very short learning curve and he was able to get up and running from zero to productive in a less than half a day.

Built on Dassault Systemes 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, SOLIDWORKS xDesign brings 3D CAD to any browser that supports webGL. SOLIDWORKS xDesign users will be able to author, edit, and collaborate with each other when building their 3D CAD models, without the need for powerful workstations. SOLIDWORKS xDesign shares its data model with other apps on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. This allows users to easily extend their portfolio of tools as their business grows and their designs evolve, letting them seamlessly scale their design and manufacturing process using the full power of the 3DEXPERIENCE Product Portfolio.

So what are some of the philosophies that are at the core of SOLIDWORKS xDesign. We’re glad you asked!

No installation required!

To get access to SOLIDWORKS xDesign, all you need is a web browser and login credentials. This allows for near instantaneous deployment, allowing companies to quickly add to their CAD portfolio as and when the need arises.

Available anytime, anywhere, on any device

A browser-based product makes it easy to design and access design anytime, anywhere and on any device, including mobile devices and non-Windows devices.

Simple to use

SOLIDWORKS xDesign is created with the end user experience in mind. CAD and non CAD users alike, can get running with minimal or no training. Innovative features that improve workflow include Design Guidance, Superfeature, Cloud 3DPrint, connectivity to FabLab environment and more..

Embedded Data Management

With SOLIDWORKS xDesign, all models are stored and managed on the cloud, iterations are created providing the user with a scalable data management capability out of the box – no deployments and set-up of traditional PDM systems.


SOLIDWORKS xDesign shares the same data model as the rich portfolio of 3DEXPERIENCE roles and applications, such as SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer, Product Designer and others. This allows users to easily extend their portfolio of tools as their business grows and their designs evolve. Whether you are a two-person startup or a multinational enterprise, this lets you seamlessly scale your design and manufacturing process using the full power of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.


SOLIDWORKS xDesign is hosted on infrastructure owned and operated by Dassault Systemes.  After being in business for more than 35 years, and gaining the trust of more than 200,000 companies worldwide. Considering multi-million dollar annual investments in the infrastructure and security, DS 3DEXPERIENCE cloud services are here to stay. They are trusted. They are secure. They are here to protect you and your business.

Stay tuned – coming soon – a new blog about other great SOLIDWORKS xDesign capabilities – Design Guidance, Superfeature, Cloudprint and more.

Shyam Venugopal

Shyam Venugopal

Shyam is a Product Portfolio Manager at SOLIDWORKS. He has a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas and an MBA from Boston University. He has worked as an applications engineer for the microelectronics/semiconductor industry and has been with SOLIDWORKS since 2012.
Shyam Venugopal