Explore and download free library features for SOLIDWORKS that can be dragged and dropped into your SOLIDWORKS designs to eliminate the time it takes to create reusable geometry.
A library feature is a frequently used feature, or combination of features, that you create once and then save in a library for future use. Most feature types are supported, some with certain limitations. Library features usually consist of features added to a base feature, but not the base feature itself. Because you cannot have two base features in a single part, you cannot insert a library feature that includes a base feature into a part that already has a base feature. However, you can create a library feature that includes the base feature and insert it in an empty part.
3D ContentCentral® is a community of both users and suppliers. Library features are available on 3D ContentCentral for users of SOLIDWORKS® 3D CAD software along with millions of supplier parts and assemblies that have been certified by the manufacturers of these commercial, off-the-shelf components, SOLIDWORKS 2D blocks, and macros.
On 3D ContentCentral, you can perform any of the following tasks, thereby saving you precious design time that you would otherwise spend designing 2D or 3D CAD models of supplier components from 2D catalogs (PDF or DWG files):