Industrial Designer ()

SOLIDWORKS® Industrial Designer is a concept design tool that allows you to quickly generate multiple industrial design concepts in response to a design brief. It offers unique tools for the rapid creation, manipulation, and modification of designs using native and imported geometry.


SOLIDWORKS® Industrial Designer combines subdivision surface modeling and parametric modeling that delivers a flexible and instinctive solution. It's broad-based collaborative framework helps accelerate your industrial design and reduce costs.

SOLIDWORKS® Industrial Designer allows you to capture your ideas digitally, quickly create 3D concept models, get feedback from internal and external stakeholders, and easily manage multiple concepts before committing engineering time to build a prototype.

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

Industrial Designer

Key Features and Benefits

  • Concept sketching provides easy-to-use tools for creating sketch-based concepts and ideas

  • Integrated freeform and parametric surface/solid modeling merges the benefits of freeform sub-division, parametric solid, and surface modeling with direct editing, which allows you to capture ideas the way you want, to quickly develop ideas and win more business

  • Direct editing easily transforms both native and imported solid geometry, reducing remodeling time and allowing you to focus on innovation

  • Realistic rendering tools enable you to produce stunning images to help convey exactly how the finished product might look

  • Simplified design evolution quickly moves your concept from sketches to complex 3D geometry helping accelerate time-to-market