SolidWorks Education Edition Software
The complete CAD teaching tool. Featuring software plus a full curriculum and interactive courseware, SolidWorks® Education Edition is your all-inclusive resource for teaching 3D mechanical CAD, design validation, and data management.
SolidWorks® Education Edition includes:
Software is available in both standalone and network license versions.
SolidWorks Student Edition Software
With SolidWorks® skills, you’ll have a clear advantage in the engineering or industrial design job markets. The easy-to-use SolidWorks Student Edition lets you sharpen your skills outside the classroom as you learn to design better products.
SolidWorks Student Edition includes SolidWorks Simulation design validation tools.
SolidWorks Student Edition includes:
- SolidWorks Premium software
- Animation functionality
- Library of Standards
- Photorealistic rendering
- eDrawings® SolidWorks Simulation Premium, finite element analysis tools (FEA)
- SolidWorks Motion, kinematic and motion simulation analysis tools
- SolidWorks Flow Simulation, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis tools
- Complete online documentation and tutorials
- 14 language options: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Polish, Korean, Czech, Brazilian, Portuguese, and Russian
- 12 month term-of-use license
SolidWorks Student Edition purchase eligibility
The SolidWorks Student Edition is available to high school and degree-seeking students or full-time faculty members using the software for personal learning or academic purposes.
A “degree-seeking student” is defined as a student who can confirm enrollment in a degree-granting program, or who can confirm full-time enrollment in a certificate-granting program. Do not purchase this software if you're not a degree-seeking student or a full-time faculty member. Commercial and institutional use is prohibited.
- Software ceases to function 12 months after registration
- Subscription support service is not included
- Your license may not be upgraded
- Email support is available for installation and registration
- Registration requires Internet access
Although SolidWorks Student Edition is functionally identical to the SolidWorks software used by professionals in the workplace, certain features make it unsuitable for commercial use.
SolidWorks University Research Licence
With the SolidWorks® University Research License, researchers can access the latest in engineering technology, while communicating with other researchers and industrial users around the world.
The University Research License (URL) has no restrictions for use in publications, industry-funded projects, and patent applications. It doesn't contain the educational watermark, and follows the same release schedule as the commercial version of SolidWorks.
University Research Licence Purchase Eligibility
University research laboratories, medical schools, and teaching hospitals may purchase SolidWorks University Research Licenses at 50% off the commercial list pricing for all products and services. The research work must be conducted on-site at the university, and must be hosted, sponsored, and/or administered by the university. There are no exceptions to this policy. Medical schools and teaching hospitals affiliated with universities are considered research facilities.
If SolidWorks is used as part of your research at the school, you would need a URL license. If SolidWorks is used as part of a class you are instructing, you would qualify for educational licensing. Please note that you cannot cross-use an educational license for your research, even if it is primarily intended for teaching a class. A separate university research license is required in such cases.
Please note: Government research labs are not eligible for university research licensing.