Describe, document and communicate your products in a whole new way: SOLIDWORKS Composer (formerly 3DVIA Composer) enables companies to more effectively communicate complex product details to create high-quality technical communications such as parts manuals, assembly instructions and training manuals, as well as interactive animations by non-engineers. With its easy-to-use product approach, SOLIDWORKS Composer streamlines the creation of 2D and 3D graphical contents for product communication and technical illustrations.

SOLIDWORKS Composer allows non-technical users to create associative 2D and 3D product collateral directly from your 3D CAD data.


  • By making use of existing product designs SOLIDWORKS Composer enables you to generate material earlier which is then kept up to date automatically, helping to lower costs and speed time to market.
  • Initiate technical communications and product manuals earlier in the design process utilising content from 3D model
  • Automatically update all content as designs change, reducing rework and bringing your product to market faster
  • No CAD experience required - free up engineers to focus on what they do best
  • Clearly communicate complex products and procedures visually and comprehensively
  • Work natively with existing SOLIDWORKS design data, such as visual attributes, file properties and assembly hierarchies
  • By using the power of 3D, manufacturers can produce technical production communications that ensure customers and partners understand and retain information more effectively
  • Use 3D interactive animations, 2D line art images (SVG, EPS, CGM) as well as high-resolution raster images (BMP, JPG, PNG and TIF files) in marketing collateral, sales proposals and support materials to show your product before manufacture
    Complement tools such as Microsoft Office, Adobe, PDF and HTML software

Using SOLIDWORKS composer, anyone can quickly or easily create:

  • Exploded views
  • High resolution, fully rendered images
  • Interative BOMs
  • Interactive storyboards
  • Vector graphics and raster graphics
  • Shaded illustrations
  • Silhouette, wireframe and flat renderings
  • Video animations


Integrating a Global Construction, Energy, and Biofuels Company with SOLIDWORKS Software


Martifer Group

The Company

Martifer Group is on a mission to remake the way the world looks and runs. From the stunning steel structures and aluminium and glass façades that the company has created for stadiums, shopping malls, and airports, to the wind tower farms, renewable energy systems, and biofuels equipment it manufactures, Martifer has grown to become a global leader in the development of large-scale metallic structures and cutting-edge energy technologies.

Managing the company's explosive growth - Martifer now comprises 120 companies across 20 countries - has presented a host of technological challenges, according to António Caroço, director of information systems and best practices at Martifer. "The company has grown so quickly that we needed to take our systems and processes to a completely new level," Caroço explains. "We embarked on a huge transformation program that involved a thorough assessment of our processes, software, and systems in an effort to integrate our design work, take advantage of our diverse expertise, and generate greater efficiencies across the organisation.

The Challenge

Integrate a global enterprise spanning 20 countries to leverage the company's diverse expertise and decrease production costs.

The Solution

Standardise on SOLIDWORKS integrated CAD/CAE/PDM solutions to manage the company's diverse operations and design data.

The Result

  • Reduced development cycles by 15 percent
  • Increased innovation
  • Decreased material costs
  • Integrated a diverse global organisation

"SOLIDWORKS software enables us to do what no one else can. The success of our CAD effort gave us the confidence to move ahead with additional SOLIDWORKS Simulation and PDM tools."

António Caroço
Director of Information Systems and Best Practices, Martifer Group