SOLIDWORKS Subscription Software lets you do more with your CAD files!

Article by Angus Hudson, CSWP updated April 19, 2018


Today is a big day! Somewhere in the Great White North, someone (let’s call them Alex) has made the excellent decision to add SOLIDWORKS Professional to their digital toolbox. With Alex’s software purchase he will receive an industry leading CAD experience, allowing him to produce better designs with less effort and more confidence. And that’s not even the best decision Alex has made today!

No, I’m not talking about the ‘Double Double’ he treated himself to at Tim’s this morning, I’m talking about the SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service he purchased from Javelin! SOLIDWORKS Subscription entitles you to a staggering amount of additional content, product support, and continuing access to new releases of SOLIDWORKS. Staying current and having access to Javelin’s best in class tech support are valuable assets to any company, but let’s take a look at the additional SOLIDWORKS Subscription Software tools that are included with your subscription:

  • SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard
  • 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard

If a picture says a thousand words, what does a photo-realistic rendering say? I’m thinking at least twice that.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Examples

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Examples

All SOLIDWORKS Professional & Premium license that are current on subscription are entitled to a copy of SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard. With this powerful tool, designers and non-SOLIDWORKS users alike can import CAD data and produce high quality renderings within minutes. Applying textures, customizing backdrops and adjusting lighting allows users to create powerful emotional impacts in their early marketing campaigns, online content, and design proposals.


Design for manufacturing is a common use of SOLIDWORKS. This became even easier with the introduction of SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard, available to all subscription customers in 2018. Fully integrated automatic feature recognition and tool path generation let you start machining parts as soon as you’ve finished the design. Setting up the software to work with your existing machines, tool cribs, and company best practices is easy, allowing for push button automation. Furthermore, SOLIDWORKS CAM has full toolpath simulation, letting you check the results before sending g-code to the shop floor.

SOLIDWORKS Subscription Software includes SOLIDWORKS CAM

SOLIDWORKS CAM streamlines the generation of toolpaths for your SOLIDWORKS files


3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS fills the same niche as SOLIDWORKS CAM, but in the exact opposite way. Creating CAD assets in SOLIDWORKS is a breeze, and now it is just as easy to bring them into reality. SOLIDWORKS CAM provides a solution for subtractive manufacturing users, and 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS is the answer additive manufacturing.

3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS gives you full control over internal and external lattice structures, support geometry, and tray organization

3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS gives you full control over internal and external lattice structures, support geometry, and tray organization

With simple single click exporting directly into the new tool, users can easily work directly from their CAD data to ensure their 3D print turns out perfectly. With powerful tools for direct editing, creating surface textures, and defining internal lattice structures, this new addition enables SOLIDWORKS subscription users to bring their designs to life like never before.

Alex’s subscription with Javelin ensures that he will always have leading edge software, provides confidence that any issues he runs into will be resolved quickly by Javelin’s dedicated support team, and allows him to take his CAD data to new heights with SOLIDWORKS’ innovative add-on solutions.

Contact us today to learn more about the many advantages your SOLIDWORKS Subscription with Javelin!

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Angus Hudson, CSWP

Angus is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional and Applications Expert, based in our Vancouver, British Columbia office.