Free SOLIDWORKS for Startups

Get your business started with Free SOLIDWORKS Software

Get Free SOLIDWORKS software, training, and co-marketing resources at no cost to help you succeed.

Entrepreneurs use SOLIDWORKS to conceive, design, test, manufacture, and launch amazing products. If you’re ready to bring your ideas to reality, the SOLIDWORKS for Startups program is here for you.

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Free SOLIDWORKS for Startups

Program Eligibility

The SOLIDWORKS for Startups Program is for early- to mid-stage hardware startups. Your company must meet the following acceptance criteria:

  • Designing and building a physical product with an aim to sell it in the market
  • Less than $1M in revenue
  • Not more than 5 years old

The program is not open to current SOLIDWORKS customers, service providers, engineering/design firms, consultants and contract manufacturers.

SOLIDWORKS for Startups Capabilities

The SOLIDWORKS for Startups Program provides new startup companies and individuals the CAD software, support and guidance to succeed.

Free SOLIDWORKS Software

12-months of 3DEXPERIENCE Works includes SOLIDWORKS CAD, FEA, Visualization & more

Online Training

Get up to speed quickly with 100s of on-demand video based training through MySolidWorks

Co-marketing Opportunities

Such as speaking at SOLIDWORKS events and promotion in campaigns and social communities

Design Guidance

Best practices from SOLIDWORKS engineers and technical managers to help with your project

Online Resources

White papers, videos, and articles are available to help you take your product to the next level

Tech Support

Technical support from Javelin's team of certified SOLIDWORKS experts to help you succeed

Overview Demo

Get to know Free SOLIDWORKS for Startups

Success Story

Learn how Bevi used SOLIDWORKS to get started

How do I get access to free SOLIDWORKS industry-leading software?

  1. Complete the Application.
  2. Review Process and Approval: You will receive an email to confirm that your application has been received and is being reviewed. Please allow a few business days for our team to carefully review your application.
  3. License Access: If your application is approved, you will be contacted by a local reseller partner who will provide you with license access. If your application is not approved, you will be notified by our team who will help you find the next best solution for your needs.
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Free SOLIDWORKS for Startups Examples

Visit companies who have participated in the program


Myo Gesture Control Armband, one of the first wearable technologies, is delivering elegant, functional interaction with computers.

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Movable temporary storage spaces that expand to three times its original volume, It can be readily deployed and adapted to suit any specific project requirements.

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Bug Factory

Produce a continuous supply of sustainable & nutritious animal feed with 3D printed mealworm breeding kits. Ideal for poultry, wild birds, reptiles and fishing.

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Apply for the Startup Program

Submit your application with the online questionnaire