For Educators

For Educators

Combine solutions from 3DEXPERIENCE and SOLIDWORKS – prepare your students for future challenges by educating them within the best and preferred tools, on the market.

We will make you the #1 educational institute!

Staying competitive and up-to-date on the latest developments can be challenging. Choosing a solution that is trusted is key to teaching with confidence.

SOLIDWORKS Educational products are used by over 80% of the world’s top engineering schools and it is clear to see why, a complete 3D CAD design solution with all the tools for teaching mechanical engineering and design.

Interactive and browser-based
The desktop solution SOLIDWORKS Education Edition prepares your students to get the highest expertise and skills for the job market, with a complete 3D CAD design solution. 

Likewise, the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE for EDU brings all the SOLIDWORKS capabilities together in a browser-based solution. Studying engineering has never been this interactive and flexible, and students have the freedom to choose devices and locations. You can enhance student learning with tailored curriculums and study aids to make your day-to-day easier. 

Included in 3DEXPERIENCE for EDU

  • Cloud means flexible working, but also secure storing and data sharing
  • Browser-based tools for design and communication – including SOLIDWORKS
  • Option to choose between devices and location – no IT resources needed
  • High interactivity in teaching with virtual classroom solutions


Be modern, be connected, be creative, be invincible. Cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE platform offers a suite of tools for schools, teachers and students to collaborate seamlessly on a single, connected platform. Everything is stored in one place, and your students can connect, cooperate and learn 3D design basics in new ways.

Expand the learning experience

We have created an online community for students to exchange knowledge, ask questions, and collaborate with their peers. All to help further their expertise.

About SOLIDWORKS Education Edition

SOLIDWORKS Certification Program

The SOLIDWORKS Certification Program is a part of the SOLIDWORKS Education Program and gives your students a proven edge in today’s competitive job market. As an educator, also your certifications matter.

We’ll tell you all about it:


Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate Academic certification for students with at least six to nine months of SOLIDWORKS experience and basic knowledge of engineering, fundamentals and practices.


SOLIDWORKS Professional Academic certification is a advanced skills examination for students with a minimum of 1 to 2 years of SOLIDWORKS experience and advanced knowledge of engineering practices.


Certified Sustainable Design Associate demonstrates understanding of the principles of environmental assessment and sustainable design.


Certified SOLIDWORKS Simulation Associate Finite Element Analysis shows a foundation in apprentice knowledge demonstrating an understanding of the principles of stress analysis and the Finite Element Method (FEM).

SOLIDWORKS Accredited Educator Certification

SOLIDWORKS Accredited Educator certification provides teachers the professional development credential demonstrating technical proficiency and skill in the classroom.


Technology Education Competency Exam is for teachers who teach using SOLIDWORKS software and demonstrate technical proficiency in classroom instruction for 3D CAD, simulation and sustainable design.

SOLIDWORKS Education Program includes all this:
  • SOLIDWORKS 3D Design
  • SOLIDWORKS Simulation
  • SOLIDWORKS Plastics
  • SOLIDWORKS Electrical
  • SOLIDWORKS Visualize
  • SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids
  • Curriculum
  • SOLIDWORKS Student Edition
  • DraftSight
  • Student Access
  • Certification
  • Student Sponsorship
  • MySOLIDWORKS for Students

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Design and technology products included

31 000+

Customers worldwide in education and research


Engineering universities use SOLIDWORKS


Academic certifications during education

Why us

Achieve impressive results and bring your products to market faster with our expertise and technologies.

Get in touch

We understand investing in the future is a huge decision. We are happy to have a conversation with you about your goals and how we can help you reach them. Please contact us today, and we’ll guide you every step of the way towards success.