If you are looking to learn more about SOLIDWORKS in terms of SOLIDWORKS license cost and differences in functionalities for each package, we are the Authorized Reseller for SOLIDWORKS in Malaysia and we are more than happy to guide you through it all!

SOLIDWORKS® products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost efficiently. SOLIDWORKS CAD packages cover design, simulation, cost estimation, manufacturability checks, CAM, sustainable design, and data management.

In within the entire SOLIDWORKS suite of product development solutions, the SOLIDWORKS license cost is different for each, you can choose from three packages below:



1. SOLIDWORKS Standard

SOLIDWORKS Standard unlocks the benefit of powerful 3D design and manufacturing solution.

Along with part, assembly, and 2D drawing functionality, specialized tools are included for sheet metal, weldments, surfacing, molds, product configuration, design analysis, DFM, and CAM. SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard is included with an active subscription.

 2. SOLIDWORKS Professional

SOLIDWORKS Professional builds on the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Standard with ECAD/MCAD collaboration, automated cost estimation, collaboration capabilities, design and drawing checking, a sophisticated components and parts library, and advanced photorealistic rendering.

 3. SOLIDWORKS Premium

SOLIDWORKS Premium builds on SOLIDWORKS Professional by adding structural and motion analysis capabilities, advanced surface flattening, reverse engineering, and electrical cable and pipe routing functionality.


After you have selected the package that can fulfil your product design and development requirements, you will need to know which license type suits you the most.

SOLIDWORKS did offer license option for Term license and Perpetual license.

Term License

With Term Licensing, users are only able to use the software for a predefined and renewable period of time.

SOLIDWORKS Term Licensing Products provide customers with a flexible and scalable solution with easier budgeting and lower upfront cost compare to traditional perpetual licensing model.

Perpetual License

A Perpetual license never expires and can be used indefinitely. Although perpetual license comes with higher upfront cost, but over the years, a perpetual license actually offers lower total cost of ownership. The SOLIDWORKS license cost for the types of license differs.

Take a look of the chart below to understand more.

cost comparison for perpetual license vs term license

There are two different SOLIDWORKS license management type available:

Types of SOLIWORKS License Management


1. Standalone License

SOLIDWORKS Standalone licenses are intended for an individual user of SOLIDWORKS or related product. It uses an activation process to enable your license to operate after installation.

Once the software is activated on a computer, it’s normally locked to the hard drive of your computer, remains permanently enabled until you choose to deactivate it.

 2. Network License

SOLIDWORKS Network licenses (sometimes referred to as “floating” licenses), use an activation process only for the server, which monitors concurrent license usage.

It can combine multiple licenses into a single serial number. The individual clients running SOLIDWORKS retrieve a license each time the software is started, and return the license each time it is closed so that another user can use it.

This is ideal if you have several designers but they won’t all be using SOLIDWORKS at the same time, they can grab the license from the server pool anytime when they need it.

Request a Dedicated SOLIDWORKS Price Quote

We understand that it can be confusing on which SOLIDWORKS and Packages to choose from. Request a price quote from our professional team and get professional advice from our SOLIDWORKS experts.

We aim to help in catering to your unique business needs with the lowest SOLIDWORKS license cost possible.

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