SolidWorks requires an application form to be submitted in addition to academic eligibility documentation.Click here for the application form.
By learning SolidWorks software, students gain mechanical CAD, design validation, and data management skills that employers are looking for.
Develop the abilities you'll need for a successful career. By learning SolidWorks®, you'll gain vital mechanical CAD, design validation, and data management skills that today’s employers demand. With a SolidWorks® background, 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:
12 month term-of-use license
SolidWorks® Premium software
SolidWorks® Simulation Premium, finite element analysis tools (FEA)
SolidWorks® Motion, kinematic and motion simulation analysis tools
SolidWorks Sustainability, learn how your designs impact the environment
NEW SolidWorks Plastics Premium
Toolbox - Library of Standards
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
Access to the SolidWorks discussion forums: http://forum.solidworks.com/forum
A network of SolidWorks users throughout the world: http://swugn.org
Operating Systems: Windows 8 (64-bit only), Windows 7, Windows Vista (Will not work on Windows XP)
RAM: 2 GB or more
Disk Space: 5 GB or more
Video Card: Certified cards and drivers
Processor: Intel or AMD with SSE2 support. 64-bit operating system recommended
DVD Drive or Broadband Internet Connection
Internet Explorer 8,9,10
Excel and Word 2007, 2010
Supported Anti-Virus Products
Microsoft Windows networking. Novell networks and non-Windows
Supported storage devices
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.
Institutional use of SolidWorks Student Edition is prohibited. Schools interested in licensing use should contact an authorized SolidWorks reseller.
SolidWorks Student Edition software may not be resold, transferred, rented, modified, or copied. Any misuse of the terms of the software license agreement will terminate the right to use this software.