New version of 3D CAD software released

June 22, 2007

SolidWorks Corporation ( has released SolidWorks 2008, the newest version of its 3D CAD software. SolidWorks says its new release delivers a new intuitive, time-saving user interface as well as impressive 3D graphics, builds on the company’s breakthrough SolidWorks Intelligent Feature Technology, accelerates better product design, and includes more advanced design analysis capabilities than any other CAD software.

SolidWorks 2008 has more than 250 user-requested enhancements, lets users concentrate on solving design challenges, not on using the software, and leverages existing designs to save time and ensure accuracy. It also helps users improve their designs by providing feedback about quality and manufacturability up front.

“The SolidWorks 2008 User Interface is very slick with an even more intuitive feel,” said beta user Josh A. Mings, interior engineer of Executive Aircraft Completions, Tulsa, Okla. “You’re more efficient because you have more opportunities to work on, in, and around the model in addition to the menu options. Switching between documents is more efficient, too, because you can see what you’re switching to before you actually do. The more you experience it, the better SolidWorks 2008 gets.”

SolidWorks 2008 is available now for purchase in 13 languages worldwide through SolidWorks authorized resellers. A list of resellers is available at