Create technical documentation parallel with product development

What is SOLIDWORKS Composer?

Communicate your designs with content authoring software that allows anyone to create high-quality raster images, vector line art, or interactive product animations. The resulting materials will be as stunning as your designs.

Create documentation content from your design data

SOLIDWORKS® Composer™ helps your organization, including nontechnical users, leverage 3D CAD data to create dynamic graphical content that clearly and effectively depicts even your most complex products.

The simple, intuitive interface gives you tools to help you easily develop informative graphics for a broad range of technical communications; this includes assembly instructions, product manuals, training materials, and marketing collateral, with content that can be updated automatically.



With SOLIDWORKS Composer just about anyone can create stunning graphical content or transform a CAD model into a dazzling interactive animation.

SOLIDWORKS Composer Example
Create 2D / 3D Graphics

With the intuitive SOLIDWORKS Composer interface, you can create highly detailed 2D and 3D graphics with precise control to highlight areas of interest and focus on specific components.

Create 3D Interactive Animations

Easily output 3D interactive animations to create a realistic 3D environment for interactive training or compelling marketing presentations.

Synchronize technical communication

Because SOLIDWORKS Composer is associative, you can automatically update any changes you make to the CAD models in your technical communication deliverables. For the first time, you can get products to market faster with the assurance that your documentation is both high-quality and accurate.

Simplify Instructions

SOLIDWORKS Composer pictures and animations are particularly valuable in simplifying assembly instructions and work orders. You can directly show 3D views of how your product is assembled or repaired, reducing errors on the shop floor, eliminating language barriers, and significantly minimizing localization costs.


SOLIDWORKS Composer Features

Make all of your product-related communications more powerful and effective

Enhance product communication and marketing collateral

You no longer need to compromise your communications by relying on rough drawings to show your concepts or waiting until your design is finished to start creating product communication deliverables.

With SOLIDWORKS Composer, you can quickly and easily create:

  • Detailed views.
  • Exploded views.
  • High-resolution images.
  • Technical illustrations.
  • Interactive animations.
  • Interactive bills of materials and parts lists.
SOLIDWORKS Composer Player
SOLIDWORKS Composer Player

Compete for more business

Today, visuals are more important than ever.

The right product graphics can mean the difference between making or missing the mark in key sales situations.

  • Create more lifelike visuals and eliminate the need for physical prototypes in creating product marketing materials.
  • Demonstrate products more effectively with interactive storyboards.
  • Highlight key differentiators with detailed views, glow effects, and transparent components.
  • Impress prospects with a quick turnaround of updated designs and create interactive animations to effectively communicate the most complex product details.

Get products to market faster

Help reduce errors and ensure that deliverables get to market faster.

  • Start documentation earlier in the design process, and update it faster when design changes occur.
  • Create interactive 3D content that can be viewed by anyone with the free SOLIDWORKS Composer Player.
  • Add interactive graphics to training materials.
  • Create high-resolution, shaded renderings with a three dimensional appearance for presentations and brochures.
  • Use web templates to quickly publish complex product details online.
SOLIDWORKS Composer Interactive View
SOLIDWORKS Composer Interactive View

SOLIDWORKS Composer Benefits

Help improve product quality and save money

Product Manual

Easy to keep up-to-date

Historically, documentation has been disconnected, complex, and time-consuming; not to mention an unwelcome burden if you’re an engineer. With SOLIDWORKS Composer, anyone can leverage and repurpose 3D CAD data.

In fact, research suggests that SOLIDWORKS Composer helps cut the time it takes to produce images by 75%.

Product Instructions

Clear product documentation

SOLIDWORKS Composer makes it possible to promote your products with rich full-colour graphics and interactive 3D animations created directly from 3D CAD data. You’ll now be able to create dynamic artwork for a range of materials.

Plus, with interactive animations, you can give your customers the opportunity to virtually experience your products before they buy.

Composer Interface

No CAD Knowledge Required

With its simple, intuitive user interface, SOLIDWORKS Composer requires virtually no learning curve. Detailed training materials, in-depth help files, online tutorials, and user forums ensure that even nontechnical staff can start publishing professional 3D visuals almost instantly.

SOLIDWORKS Composer Training

Courses for creating product content and images

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Technical Support

With SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service, you have access to extensive help from our SOLIDWORKS experts. Which will enhance your software investment and guide you through development challenges.

  • Live Technical Support from our certified support team.
  • Remote Support to solve your technical issue right on your machine.
  • Regular Communication of software updates and technical tips and tricks.

Upgrades & Resources

Enjoy the latest version of your software and direct access to a comprehensive library of drawings, parts, assemblies, and features contributed by users around the globe.

  • Automatic Upgrades to the most Up-to-date Version of your SOLIDWORKS software.
  • FREE access to the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal for Macros, Documentation, and the ability to submit Enhancement Requests.
  • Full access to the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base for Articles, Tech Tips, and Best Practices.
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Online Training & Certification

A SolidProfessor and a MySolidWorks online account is included with your subscription service where you can get answers, stay current, and sharpen your design skills with online training:

  • SolidProfessor includes 15K+ online tutorial videos.
  • FREE access to SOLIDWORKS testing and certification to help you become a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) or Professional (CSWP).

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