Switching to SOLIDWORKS from AutoCAD & Inventor

Tired of price hikes, poor support and being forced to rent your CAD software? It's time to take a look at SOLIDWORKS from Innova Systems...

Autodesk haven't been treating you well...

Are you sick of the constant licensing changes and escalating prices that Autodesk are imposing on you? Is your team struggling to work together using a disjointed set of tools with poor customer support?

Do you expect more value, support and flexibility from your engineering software? We don’t blame you!

It’s time to join over 5.5 million product designers and engineers using SOLIDWORKS, the world’s most popular 3D CAD system.


Video: First look - SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD

How Innova Systems and SOLIDWORKS can help you.

Established in 2002 and with over 1,500 customers across the UK, the Innova Systems team have years of experience when it comes to switching Autodesk for SOLIDWORKS. We can help with:

The best SOLIDWORKS solution for your business

You’ll be amazed how much more productive you are when you work with a fully integrated suite of tools. From 3D CAD, to virtual testing, to technical documentation and rendering, SOLIDWORKS does it all.

Take a look at the full range of SOLIDWORKS software or get in touch to find out more.

How SOLIDWORKS compares to your current software

We’re confident that you’ll be impressed with the productivity gains SOLIDWORKS brings to the table, but seeing is believing. Our experts will talk to you about your current design processes before putting together a customised demonstration online or in person, based on your own CAD data so you can see for yourself.

Request a SOLIDWORKS demonstration here.

CAD data migration and translation

Every implementation is different, but there aren’t too many things our technical experts haven’t seen over the years.

We understand that this process can be a little daunting, but with our help it’s a lot easier than you think. Whether it’s a staged, project-based approach, or a complete overhaul in one go, we’ll talk to you to work out the best way forward for your situation and we’ll be with you every step of the way.

Get in touch with us to start the conversation.

Free, fully supported SOLIDWORKS trials

Test SOLIDWORKS in your own time for up to 30 days. There’s no obligation to buy and our award-winning team of engineers are available 8:30am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday, for the duration of your free trial.

Request a free SOLIDWORKS trial here.

Training packages

Innova Systems have been teaching a full range of official SOLIDWORKS training courses since 2002. What’s more we can do fully customised SOLIDWORKS training courses tailored to your industry with the goal of getting you up to speed as quickly as possible as you make the switch from AutoCAD and/or Inventor.

Take a look at our SOLIDWORKS training courses.

Pricing for SOLIDWORKS perpetual/rental licenses

Unlike Autodesk software, SOLIDWORKS is available to purchase outright, or to rent over 3, 6, or 12 month terms giving you the flexibility your business needs. Get in touch with us on 01223 200690 for a competitive quote, perfectly tailored to suit your requirements.

Request a SOLIDWORKS quote now.

Flexible financing options

We realise that investment in software can be challenging, that’s why we offer attractive financing options where you could (subject to acceptance) purchase SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Standard for as little as £40 per week.

We have access to a number of government funding schemes that can see huge reductions of not only the software cost, but also related hardware and more. Many of our customers have already taken advantage of funding and you too could be eligible.

Matt Parfitt Regional Director Cambridge

Call us on 01223 200690 to start the conversation.

Some of the companies we've helped to switch from Autodesk to SOLIDWORKS.

  • Precision Microdrives
  • McBraida Ltd
  • L.A.C. Conveyors & Automation Ltd
  • Flamco UK Ltd
  • Axium Process

“The overall visual quality produced by SOLIDWORKS is so much better than anything I ever produced in 25 years using AutoCAD. Everything has a certain SOLIDWORKS “polish” that you just can’t achieve in AutoCAD”

Martyn Eliff, Design Office Manager, Delta Systems. Read the case study.

Further information for your consideration.

How to choose?

How to choose?

Criteria for choosing a 3D CAD system from Innova Systems.

Data migration

Data migration

Best practices for migrating data from another CAD system.

Design and test

Design and test

Integrating 3D mechanical design and analysis with physical testing.

Changing CAD tools

Changing CAD tools

What you need to know when making the swap.

To organise a free trial, request a quote, or to ask advice on switching
from Autodesk to SOLIDWORKS, call us on 01223 200690 or send a message below.

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