SolidWorks Add-in

CoLab offers out-of-the-box integrations with both SolidWorks and SolidWorks PDM, which makes it easy to share and review CAD with your colleagues and partners (even if they don’t have a SolidWorks license).

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Share and review native or neutral file types

With CoLab you can share and open both native SolidWorks files (sldasm, sldprt) and neutral files (IGES, STEP, STL, and more). Even if the person you’re collaborating with doesn’t have SolidWorks, they will be able to open native SolidWorks formats with CoLab. That means you don’t have any data degradation when sharing 3D models.

Share to and from SolidWorks with a few clicks

When you need to make changes to a CAD file, you can download the file from CoLab to SolidWorks directly from your SolidWorks session. When you’ve made changes and you’re ready to get feedback on them, you can upload a brand new file or a new revision directly from your SolidWorks session into CoLab.

Files and feedback in the same place

In addition to sharing CAD, CoLab also lets you exchange feedback by pinning comments directly to drawings and models. With files and feedback all in one place, reviews are hassle free (and up to 4x faster!)

Version control made easy

Unlike Pack and Go, CoLab lets you share models while keeping track of version history. Like Copy Tree–only easier to set up and use. Plus, with the native SolidWorks PDM integration, Colab can pull in useful metadata for your reviewers.

“When interacting with a global engineering and manufacturing organization, it’s critical that we can keep all parties ‘on the same page.’ With CoLab we have that ability to have various functional groups around the world all reviewing and commenting live or around the clock on the same exact model.”

Mike Zamalis
VP Global Chiller Product Engineering
Johnson Controls

SolidWorks file sharing, without the headaches

  • Share and open native SolidWorks and neutral CAD files
  • Keep everyone on the same page with simplified version control
  • Review designs faster, with files and feedback all in one place

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