According to Wikipedia:
"SolidWorks is a program of computer-aided design for mechanical modeling currently developed by SolidWorks Corp., a subsidiary of Dassault Systemes (Suresnes, France) for the Microsoft Windows operating system.'s A parametric solid modeler. Was introduced in the market in 1995 to compete with other CAD programs such as Pro / ENGINEER, NX, Solid Edge, CATIA, Mechanical Desktop yAutodesk.
The program allows modeling parts and assemblies and to extract both flat and other information necessary for production. It is a program that works using new techniques for modeling with CAD systems. The transfer process is the mental idea Designer CAD system, "building virtually" the part or assembly. Subsequently all withdrawals (drawings and swap files) are done fairly automated. "