SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software is now available in its most advanced version called SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE. The Dassault Systèmes price list is adjusted accordingly.
The prices of the desktop licenses "ON PREMISE" remain the same since SOLIDWORKS Standard still costs 6000€ with an annual maintenance fee of 1500€ (125€ per month). On the other hand, in order to offer the best experience to customers, SOLIDWORKS now wants to focus on subscription offers, without commitment. In this context, when you order a SOLIDWORKS "On Premise" license, the parallel purchase of 2 years of maintenance will be mandatory.
Of course, you can always purchase SolidWorks, switch to a subscription, or also opt for a Solid works rental. For example, a SOLIDWORKS Standard solution will be available at 300€ per month. Please note that licenses purchased second hand from SolidWorks are not currently compliant with the Dassault Systèmes license agreement.
What is the difference between a SolidWorks rental and a Solidworks subscription?
- Leasing is an offer available on SolidWorks "On Premise" licenses. 2 options are available: short term rental (QLC or YLC) or financial rental over 36 or 60 months. In the last case (financial leasing), it is very close to a LOA or LLD, and is therefore similar to financing. Be careful, in this case you are committed for 24, 36 or 60 months.
- The Solidwork subscription is only available on new versions (QSC or YSC) of 3DEXPERIENCE
Considering the change of commercial policy of Dassault Systèmes, from July 1st, 2023, the most economical solution to equip yourself is the YSC (annual subscription) or QSC (quarterly subscription). "Buying Solidworks" is no longer the "cheap" solution, while "renting Solidworks" will gradually become a subscription without commitment :).
While each of these Solidworks offerings may seem a bit complicated, you should know that we are moving towards simplification by moving closer to market standards.
Sometimes there are SolidWorks software promotions, orSolidWorks coupons. Be careful about the validity of these offers.