SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service

SOLIDWORKS Subscription Support Program

The SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service Program gives you immediate access to new SOLIDWORKS releases and upgrades, live local technical support, extensive online resources, enhancement request privileges, and more, helping you stay current and competitive and improve Return on Investment (ROI).

Why Subscribe?

Support your design team with tools and resources to help them work faster and smarter. As a SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service Program member, you receive automatic upgrades to the latest versions of your licensed SOLIDWORKS software for design, simulation, technical communication, and/or data management; live technical support from Computer Aided Technology and software enhancements designed for Subscription Service members. You also gain access to the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal—a web-based hub for all your SOLIDWORKS software products and resources. The SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service Program automatically gives you the support you need so you can focus on what matters most—transforming your product development into business success.

Live, Local Technical Support

Access live, local technical support provided by Computer Aided Technology, a local authorized SOLIDWORKS reseller, including; telephone assistance with product features, menu commands, installation issues, and troubleshooting.

New SOLIDWORKS Software Releases and Updates

Every year, SOLIDWORKS adds new features and enhances user experience. Being current with your SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service entitles you to software updates and service packs.

Access to New SOLIDWORKS Products – CAM Standard and Visualize Standard

For every SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium license on active subscription, SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard is included. This standalone Visualize seat can be given to anyone in your company and does not require SOLIDWORKS CAD to be installed on the same machine. This means that 3D modeling and 3D visualization can happen in parallel.

For every SOLIDWORKS Standard, Professional and Premium license on active subscription, SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard is included. SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard is the fastest and easiest way to create 2.5 axis toolpaths on part files.

Get Certified – Free CSWA and CSWP SOLIDWORKS Certification Exams

The CSWP (Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional) and CSWA (Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate) exams validate user proficiency and help managers highlight areas for training. Build your team’s skills and professional development to advance their careers and improve productivity. Subscription Service customers can take up to two core exams and two advanced exams per year for every seat of SOLIDWORKS for free to help sharpen their engineering team’s skills in SOLIDWORKS.

Access to MySolidWorks (

Your one place for all things SOLIDWORKS. MySolidWorks makes you more productive by connecting you with relevant SOLIDWORKS content and services all in one location—anytime, anywhere and on any device. Talk to us today about the added features and value with MySolidWorks Standard and Professional—available for Subscription Services users only. MySolidWorks Users gain access to online training, the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base, and SOLIDWORKS Forums.

MySolidWorks Training

Learn SOLIDWORKS on your own schedule, at your own pace—anytime, anywhere and on any device. Subscription Service customers can get access to over 600 training videos.

SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base

Access the powerful search engine that explores an extensive library of technical data, such as solutions, help topics, tech tips, and best practices.

SOLIDWORKS Discussion Forums

Connect with the SOLIDWORKS Community of users in a broad range of discussion topics on virtually all facets of SOLIDWORKS.

SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal

Gain full access to an expansive, easy-to-search, web-based repository of in-depth information and resources, designed to maximize your productivity, including:

Service Requests (SRs) and Software Performance Reports (SPRs)

Send incident reports directly to Technical Support for a quick resolution. View status updates using assigned SR tracking numbers.

Submit incident reports of confirmed software issues to our Development team. View status updates using assigned SPR tracking numbers and monitor issue resolution in documented service packs.

Enhancement requests

Influence the development of future SOLIDWORKS products by telling us what you need. Based on requests, SOLIDWORKS introduces new enhancements and functionality with each new software release. Ninety percent of new enhancements come from customer suggestions

Customer Experience Program

Share your opinions and preview SOLIDWORKS beta versions and upcoming SOLIDWORKS Early Visibility (EV) Service Packs.

SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service

FAQs – SOLIDWORKS Subscription Services

  • What is SOLIDWORKS Subscription Services?

    SOLIDWORKS Subscription Services give your organization access to valuable software releases, service packs, and value-added resources provided by DS SOLIDWORKS Corp., as well as a variety of technical resources supplied by a global network of SOLIDWORKS authorized value-added resellers (VARs). Subscription Services enable you to participate more actively as a member of the global community of SOLIDWORKS users.

  • What is included in Subscription Services?

    Automatic upgrades to the most up-to-date versions of SOLIDWORKS software, including major releases and service packs.

    Live telephone support provided by your local SOLIDWORKS value-added reseller (VAR).

    Full access to the Customer Portal where you can download software enhancements; access the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base; receive tech tips; report and track service requests; view archived Webcasts and much more.

    SOLIDWORKS enhancement request privileges.

    Free listing in the SOLIDWORKS Manufacturing Network for qualified service companies.

    For a comprehensive list of entitlements view the Subscription Services datasheet.

  • Why should I purchase Subscription Services?

    Enrolling in Subscription Services helps you get the most out of your SOLIDWORKS software because access to the latest product releases and expert technical support saves you time and money. Improved software performance, innovative new product features, live technical support and 24-hour electronic technical support helps keep you focused on what matters most designing great products.

  • How do I purchase Subscription Services?

    The easiest way to order SOLIDWORKS Subscription Services is to contact your local VAR. If you are unsure who your VAR is, please use the VAR locator tool.

  • How do I receive new releases and service packs?

    Software releases are mailed directly to you or you can download them. Service Packs are also available online for download via the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal.

  • What languages are supported?

    SOLIDWORKS Software is available in thirteen languages. Live technical support is provided by your local VAR which helps ensure you receive support in your region’s local language.

  • What is included in technical support?

    Technical support comes in two forms:

    Live support includes live technical support from your local SOLIDWORKS value-added reseller (VAR) who has been trained and certified by SOLIDWORKS to help you troubleshoot an array of technical issues.

    Electronic support includes an abundance of resources all accessible online through the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal. Electronic support includes access to the Knowledge Base, tech tips, help files, tech alerts, webcasts, SR reporting and tracking, enhancement requests, and much more.

  • How do I access technical support?

    The quickest way to access technical support is to either access the Customer Portal or call CATI. It’s that simple.

  • What is the Customer Portal?

    The Customer Portal is a web-based hub for SOLIDWORKS resources including:

    The latest versions of SOLIDWORKS software and service pack updates

    A Knowledge Base and a wide range of technical documents, such as Help, Tech Tips, Macros, and Best Practices

    Ability to make enhancement requests

    View your service requests

    View your SPR’s

    Edit your customer profile

    Participate in a moderated discussion forum