Conceptual Designer  ()

SOLIDWORKS® Conceptual Designer makes early concept design simple. Its instinctive workflow and user interaction make building virtual prototypes with realistic behaviors quick and easy. Sketch out component shapes, add springs, motors, and gravity, and watch as SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer validates your ideas in real time on screen. You can prove out your ideas up front with as much detail as you need, using lifelike 3D models, before committing time and cost to detailed design.


SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer simplifies the process of conceptual design and helps you make it a business advantage. Typically, mechanical conceptual design consumes almost one-third of the total project time, with an average of six design iterations. With 98 percent of companies collaborating on conceptual design, the potential impact on time-to- market and cost is clear, and having transparent data management and communication are critical.

SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer delivers a flexible, innovative conceptual design environment. It’s complementary to SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software, so you can focus on quickly solving design challenges; develop, verify, and present your concept; and then easily transition to building part and assembly structures. Continuous file saving keeps design files current, safe, and secure. And with your data accessed via the cloud, development teams can communicate from anywhere, anytime to easily innovate and collaborate.

Conceptual Designer 

Key Features and Benefits

  • Rapidly capture ideas digitally

  • Quickly create 2D and 3D concept models

  • Receive timely feedback from internal and external stakeholders

  • Collaborate and manage data on the cloud

  • Single modeling environment merges the benefits of design history, parametrics, and direct editing so you can work the way you want

  • Direct editing easily transforms both native and imported geometry without limits, reducing remodeling time and focusing you on innovation

  • Predictive lifelike behavior helps confirm mechanical operation and shows how your design would react in the real world so you can identify problems and resolve them while you design

  • Find optimal solutions for your mechanism ideas using Mechanism Synthesis, allowing you to solve unknown dimensional values

  • Evolve your design from layout sketches and 3D geometry to separate parts and assemblies without being constrained by product structures while respecting defined design intent