SOLIDWORKS Education Edition

3D CAD software for Educators & Education Establishments

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, electrical CAD, design validation (FEA/CFD), and communication.

What is SOLIDWORKS Education Edition?

With the SOLIDWORKS Education Edition, students and instructors can focus on what’s really important—fostering new ideas, solving problems, teamwork, and innovation.  This sweeping CAD and engineering development teaching tool features 3D software plus a broad curriculum of exercises and interactive courseware.

Industry standard tools

In today’s competitive job market, CAD professionals don’t just design—they simulate, innovate, visualize, and communicate—to advance new ideas and their careers.

The SOLIDWORKS® Education Edition provides powerful, engaging, hands-on software to understand and develop designs for the real world. The integrated 3D software, curriculum, and lessons make design development easy to learn, easy to teach, and exciting to use.

SOLIDWORKS Education Edition Capabilities

The education edition includes an extensive suite of proven tools




SOLIDWORKS Premium includes powerful simulation, motion, and validation tools, wire and pipe routing functionality, and reverse engineering capabilities

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium delivers more powerful and sophisticated simulation capabilities, to help you answer engineering challenges

SOLIDWORKS Visualize high quality rendeirngs


SOLIDWORKS Visualize products help organizations leverage 3D CAD data to create photo-realistic marketing content that is print and web ready in minutes

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D


SOLIDWORKS Electrical software simplify electrical product design with specific tools designed for engineering and intuitive interfaces for faster design

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation gives product engineers access to powerful CFD analysis capabilities that help enable them to speed up product innovation

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Software


SOLIDWORKS Plastics simulation software makes it easy for companies that design plastic parts or injection molds to predict and avoid manufacturing defects

SOLIDWORKS Composer Software Example


SOLIDWORKS Composer helps organizations leverage 3D CAD data to create dynamic graphical content to communicate even the most complex products

SOLIDWORKS MBD Model Based Definition


SOLIDWORKS MBD (Model Based Definition) software is a drawingless manufacturing solution for communicating product and manufacturing information (PMI)

SOLIDWORKS Sustainability

SOLIDWORKS Sustainability

SOLIDWORKS Sustainability allows companies to assess the environmental impacts of their designs in real time using life cycle assessment (LCA) criteria



MySolidWorks is the place to get answers to your questions about SOLIDWORKS. Stay current, sharpen your design skills, and share your expertise.

SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional 3+2 Milling


SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional builds on CAM Standard with Assembly Machining, Turning, High Speed Machining and 3+2 programming to drive four and five-axis machines.



A complete CAD teaching tool, with software and lessons

Student working on curriculum

Educators play a vital role in developing the next generation of engineering and design innovators, and SOLIDWORKS wants to provide all the help they can. With the SOLIDWORKS Education Edition you get a complete CAD teaching tool, with software and lessons.

The SOLIDWORKS Education Edition Fundamentals of 3D Design and Simulation guide gives students a basic understanding of the engineering design process. Materials are available in a range of languages (depending on the lesson). Also included are hundreds of brief, online tutorials in SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Simulation, SOLIDWORKS Motion, and SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation.

Example Curriculum

  • Fundamentals of 3D Design and Simulation
  • Fundamentals of SOLIDWORKS Electrical
  • Learning CAD and Simulation Courseware
  • Engineering Drawing Tutorials for Visualization
  • CAD Tutorials for SAE
  • CAD Tutorials for Vocational Schools

Curriculum Workflows

  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Technical/ Vocational
  • College/ University

Student Access beyond the Classroom

Learn anytime, anywhere with SOLIDWORKS Student Access





Access Needs

Students want to use SOLIDWORKS outside the classroom, day or night.

Students work with other departments or collaborate on projects in other cities or countries.

Computer labs are over crowded and access needs to be flexible.

You want to offer classes online.

The Student Access Initiative

The SOLIDWORKS Student Access Initiative connects students to SOLIDWORKS software outside the classroom or laboratory anytime from anywhere. With innovative licensing for SOLIDWORKS Education Edition, students can log on from anywhere on campus, from home, even away from home.

Schools that participate in the Student Access Initiative give students the ability to work on assignments remotely or off-hours, which increases student usage, facilitates distance learning, and enables off-site collaboration and independent study.

Student Access licenses are FREE

Any qualifying institution can provide licenses to students for off-campus use, freeing up lab resources and allowing students to work from anywhere.

Student Access Benefits

Student Access licenses can be used to support independent study courses, distance learning programs, and articulation agreements. Some do not even require connecting to the school server:

  • Instructors: Instructors can assign homework, prepare remotely, use licenses for distance learning or independent study students, prepare for their own certification exams, and practice SOLIDWORKS skills during school breaks.
  • Students: Students can work from anywhere, complete assignments during off-hours, use licenses for independent study or distance learning courses, articulate with college programs, prepare for certification exams, build personal portfolios, and participate in student competitions.

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