2D and 3D Collision Detection Overview

SOLIDWORKS 2D and 3D Collision Detection enables you to check for interferences, collisions, and clearances between components in your design to ensure proper operation before manufacturing begins. Run 3D collision checks as needed, or continually as you design. Interferences are clearly displayed graphically.

Specific functionality includes:

  • Interference Detection mode—Designed to find unintended clashes between parts or assemblies during operation
  • Clearance Verification mode—Focused on ensuring clearance at all times
  • Local or global checks within a design to find all interferences
  • Interference or clearance checks in either 2D or 3D
  • Stop with audible warning when collision occurs when dragging/moving a component
  • Check for interferences caused by the mismatch of threads for holes and fasteners