SOLIDWORKS for Academia

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No matter where you are in your academic journey, the SOLIDWORKS Academia Program has the tools, resources, and community support you need to take the next step with confidence.

The next generation of engineers and designers must be equipped to solve problems skillfully and efficiently to solve the daunting challenges ahead. SOLIDWORKS® provides students, educators, and researchers professional software, local support, and a connection to a massive user community to help them succeed.


As the industry standard for design and engineering, SOLIDWORKS is the perfect software platform to help you jumpstart your career. SOLIDWORKS is the most widely used 3D CAD package in education and industry today. Learning SOLIDWORKS helps you rise above your peers by developing the design and engineering skills you need to be successful for the next step in your education, or when it is time to enter the job market. The SOLIDWORKS Student Edition lets you sharpen your skills outside the classroom and includes over 600 hours of free online training via MySolidWorks.

SOLIDWORKS For Educators

In today’s competitive job market, your students need every advantage they can get. With SOLIDWORKS, they can learn the universal design and engineering skills they need to build rewarding careers. As the leader in 3D modeling software, SOLIDWORKS is committed to providing the most innovative resources for learning and teaching CAD to students and educators, worldwide. The SOLIDWORKS Education Program has been endorsed by global leaders in government, industry, and education. Over 75% of the world's top-ranked academic institutions have enhanced engineering graphics and CAD instruction with SOLIDWORKS software. Teachers are busy people, and school budgets are tight. SOLIDWORKS provides flexible, low-cost licensing options for small classrooms or big campuses.

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SOLIDWORKS For Researchers

Develop your ideas more quickly using the full suite of industry-leading SOLIDWORKS products, supported by local resellers and a massive user community, all at special pricing just for research. SOLIDWORKS offers researchers the full suite of commercial software tools at special Research pricing. You can share files without watermarks or special license agreements, so your institution can support sponsored research applications with ease.