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).

  • $3M
    savings in one VA event
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  • 8 figures
    annual cost savings
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  • 4X
    faster supplier reviews
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  • 15%
    COPQ improvement
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  • 30%
    shorter lead times
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  • 2X
    faster design cycles
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How does the integration work?

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 dashboard overview
Comment example

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!)

Activity overview
Feedback dashboard

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.

Ready for smoother collaboration?

If you’re ready to see how CoLab can transform the way you work with suppliers, here’s how the process works.

  • Simple external sharing with comprehensive access control
  • Enterprise-grade IP security
  • Automatically capture a more complete digital thread
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