SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Matrix

Design for Manufacturability Overview

To ensure your product can be manufactured, SOLIDWORKS provides 3D tools to review your design early in the development process. It is much easier and less costly to correct issues found during the design stage than correcting them during manufacturing planning, or after your design is in production.

SOLIDWORKS capabilities to check for manufacturability include:

  • DFMXpress —Compare your design to standardized manufacturing rules to assess if your design can be produced
  • Compare parts and drawings for changes—Automatically compare designs to instantly understand differences
  • CAD Check for Parts and Tooling —Quickly understand if your parts can be easily removed from mold, cast, or form tooling
  • Sheet metal bending and flat pattern —Easily assess if your sheet metal parts can be developed from flat stock