SolidWorks For Education

solidworks-education-r1SolidWorks for Educators and Students is the key to Design the "World of Tomorrow"

SolidWorks offers the best suite of tools for engineering design, documentation, simulation, and sustainable design in one easy-to-learn software package.

The user-friendly SolidWorks 3D Mechanical Design software, coupled with a widely used curriculum and lessons improves the process of teaching and learning.


SOLIDWORKS Student Edition



solidworks-studentSOLIDWORKS 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 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.

Please note:

  • 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

Special terms

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.


Customer Stories

Customer Stories



AMTRAK uses SOLIDWORKS design, SOLIDWORKS Simulation analysis, and SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional software to maintain, refurbish, and modernize its fleet of passenger railcars.

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