Design in the Cloud with 3D Creator and 3D Sculptor

No matter what you are creating, designers and engineers need the best tools and solutions to develop high-quality products, bring that product to market, and meet customer demands. That’s where SOLIDWORKS cloud tools come in.

Whether you need 3D Creator to build parametrically, evaluate, and collaborate, or use 3D Sculptor to make organic, complex shapes quickly – SOLIDWORKS cloud tools are an easy-to-use, browser-based solution with fast and flexible capabilities.

These cloud-based CAD tools are powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform which can run anywhere, anytime, and on any device.

3D Creator

3D Creator (xDesign)

Found in SOLIDWORKS Standard and above.

  • Create parametric 3D models anywhere.
  • Eliminate the need to plan your assembly structure with a single modelling environment.
  • Iterate rapidly without the rework associated with typical parametric modelling tools.
  • Understand structural requirements through easy exploration of optimal material with Design Guidance.
  • Leverage the power of machine learning to reduce repetitive tasks with Design Assistant tools.
  • Visualise your designs with ease, and impress customers instantly with realistic appearances and environments.

3D Creator has powerful mechanical engineering tools for 3D parametric design in the cloud. No need for expensive hardware or software with features you don’t use. All you need to start designing is an internet connection. Simply open the browser on your connected device of choice. Software updates and service packs are automatic, so you can stay focused on your task and get products to market faster.


Best-in-class functionality is built right in. Capabilities include:

  • Parametric 3D Solid and surface modelling, assembly modelling and more.
  • Design for manufacturability checks to reduce time and cost of production.
  • Ability to start quickly – intuitive and easy to learn, plus built-in tutorials and quick tours.
  • A special “Touch Mode” for use on mobile and touch screen devices.
  • Design Assistant cuts repetitive tasks with artificial intelligence.
  • The patented “super features” allow change of design intent anytime.
  • Single modelling environment eliminates planning assembly structures.
  • Design Guidance inspires new designs based on real-world loads.

Buy SOLIDWORKS Standard to access 3D Creator.

3D Sculptor (xShape)

Found in SOLIDWORKS Professional and above.

The incredible flexibility of 3D Sculptor lets you manipulate forms into the most convoluted organic configurations. Like virtual modelling clay, translate all sorts of shapes and styles to make complex forms faster and easier than ever before.

3D Sculptor is a design role that runs in the cloud, for designers to create, review and evaluate complex shapes. With easy-to-use push and pull functionality, you can simply pick up your connected device whenever inspiration strikes.

  • Create complex, organic shapes with intuitive push and pull interactions.
  • Refine, modify, and move points, edges, faces, and groups of faces with ultimate control.
  • Scale models to specific dimensions for accuracy without removing design freedom.
  • Dynamic surface analysis tools such as zebra stripes and draft analysis.
  • Use scanned hand sketches or photos to match curvature and accelerate designs.
3D Sculptor

Ideal for industrial designers, mechanical engineers and digital artists, 3D Sculptor has subdivision (Sub-D) surface modelling capabilities, plus built-in collaboration and data management. Just like 3D Creator, there’s no need for expensive hardware. 3D Sculptor provides the freedom to design anywhere on your computer, phone or tablet. Automatic updates also mean you don’t have to worry about upgrades, service packs or installation.

3D Models in a Snap
  • Push and pull interaction to create complex surfaces quickly.
  • Sketch guides where images and sketches can be used to create 3D surface geometry.
  • Ability to automatically convert subdivision surfaces to NURBS geometry.
  • Creation of stylised models faster than parametric tools.
3D Sculptor

3D Sculptor features direct import and export so users can easily bring their designs into SOLIDWORKS desktop and other 3DEXPERIENCE Works solutions. When users modify 3D Sculptor designs, models in SOLIDWORKS or other 3DEXPERIENCE Works products, files update automatically.


Built-in version control allows you to focus on design, not on managing data. Change the shape of a product anytime without having to remodel it and eliminate rework between industrial and mechanical teams. Geometry created is clean, accurate, and ready to be used downstream. Make changes on the fly for immediate feedback.

Buy SOLIDWORKS Professional to access both 3D Creator and 3D Sculptor.


A set of browser-based 3D Apps designed by SOLIDWORKS and powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.

  • Anytime, anywhere on any device (Chromebook, MACs, Tablets, Mobile, PC)
  • Certifications and learning content included
  • No installation required

By using 100% browser-based apps, bring innovation through strong virtual environments, ease of accessibility, extensive cost-savings, secure data storage, and scalability.

3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS is available now at CAD Software Direct.

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