27 Replies Latest reply on Mar 8, 2018 8:52 PM by Paul Salvador

    Is Solidworks Professional really needed? Downgrade to Standard?

    M. D.

      We have Solidworks professional but looking over the features I'm not sure it is really needed.  The only features of professional I have ever used were Toolbox and FeatureWorks.  However toolbox is clunky, slow, and incomplete compared to just pulling in McMaster models.  FeatureWorks is nice to pull in a IGES or whatnot and recognizing the features.  But thinking about it, I almost never really use FeatureWorks (maybe twice a year, even then it isn't essential)...is it really worth paying 15% more per year to keep professional?

       

      Thoughts?  Anyone else thought about this and did a pro/con analysis?