Design with precision

3D Drafter is a browser-based solution connected to the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform specially created for product developers, mechanical designers and engineers enabling them to quickly generate 2D drawings from 3D models.

Drafter's advanced 2D drafting and detailing capabilities enable a world of creativity and precision  allowing you to easily mark up and add dimensions to drawings in real time.

Elevate your design potential with advanced 3D design software

Benefit from real-time updates in 2D drawings, seamlessly reflecting any modifications made to your 3D model due to robust integration

Seamlessly interact with 3DEXPERIENCE design tools like 3D Creator and 3D Sculptor to prevent errors and avoid repetitive tasks

Effortlessly add dimensions, annotations, and cross-sections to your drawings with ease

Who can Benefit from Drafter?

Our 3D Drafting solution enables you to quickly create and detail 2D drawings, and communicate how your design must be manufactured. Whenever a change occurs in your 3D model, all drawing views are automatically updated. 

Specially tailored CAD Designers, Mechanical Drafters, Product Designers, Manufacturing Professionals among others.

Drafter’s comprehensive toolset accelerates the product development process by significantly reducing design-to-manufacturing time, while decreasing costs.

Standout features of Drafter


  • Generate section views automatically for comprehensive design insights.
  • Access comprehensive view creation and annotation tools for detailed specifications.
  • Automatically create and scale detail views for precise representation.
  • Customize drawing borders and tables, including automated bill of materials generation.



Seamless Transformation from 3D to 2D with Drafter

Transform your 3D parts and assemblies effortlessly into production-ready 2D drawings with this 3D Drafting solution and simply drag and drop to create views instantly.

Your 3D drawings stay up to date: at the click of a button, they update according to changes made to the 3D model.

Generate standard and detailed views of your 3D drafts, sections and more with precision and easily apply industrial-quality dimensions and annotations. 

Drafter is part of the SOLIDWORKS Cloud Offer

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