SOLIDWORKS Term Licensing

Say goodbye to expensive one-time license fees and hello to the future of software purchasing: SOLIDWORKS Term Licensing

SOLIDWORKS Term licensing

The future is here:
SOLIDWORKS Term licensing

Term licensing gives you the freedom to adapt your software to your changing business needs.

With SOLIDWORKS Term licensing you’ll forget all about expensive one-time licences. It gives you the opportunity to explore the benefits of having a flexible and scalable solution, where you pay for the software on a subscription basis.  

High functionalities at a low entry cost
Term licenses provide the same features and functionality as perpetual licenses, but they are time-based and can be purchased
in 3-month and 1-year terms.

Support
With a Term License, you have access to the same level of support as Perpetual License customers on Subscription Service.
Plus, free access to MySolidWorks Professional, Certifications, and SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal.

As a customer, you have the option to mix and match Term and Perpetual Licenses.

Why SOLIDWORKS Term Licensing?

  • Always up-to-date: Access to the newest version of SOLIDWORKS ensuring you work with the latest features and functions
  • Scalability: Adjust or cancel your subscription at any time, making it easy to scale up or down as your needs change.
  • Cost effective: Get started with SOLIDWORKS software at a minimum cost
  • Predictable expenses: With term licensing, you know exactly how much you will be spending on software each month, making it easier to budget and manage expenses.
  • Technical Support: Access to the same level of support as Perpetual License customers on Subscription Service.

Get a scalable model with SOLIDWORKS Term Licensing

A 3D CAD solution all depending on your need 
With our low-cost, flexible, and scalable licensing options, you can buy your software for a 3-month or 1-year period.

SOLIDWORKS Term Licensing
For you who want easy and cost-effective access to top-notch SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, while also providing complete flexibility in terms of usage and subscription.

Technical support
With a SOLIDWORKS Term License, you have access to the same level of support as Perpetual License customers on Subscription Service.

Softwares supported by SOLIDWORKS Term Licensing


SOLIDWORKS Term Licensing is available both as Standalone and Network licensing.

SOLIDWORKS TERM is available for all SOLIDWORKS products:

StandaloneNetwork
SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD
SOLIDWORKS CAM
SOLIDWORKS Simulation
SOLIDWORKS Flow
SOLIDWORKS Plastics
SOLIDWORKS Inspection
SOLIDWORKS MBD
SOLIDWORKS Electrical
SOLIDWORKS PDM
SOLIDWORKS Composer
SOLIDWORKS Routing
SOLIDWORKS Sustainability
DRAFTSIGHT ENTERPRISE
DRAFTSIGHT MECHANICAL
SOLIDWORKS Visualize

Important! You do not own the license – you are effectively renting it.
Therefore, you need to consider how you will access design data after the Term license has expired.

“Before introducing additive manufacturing (AM), when customers asked us to make a special radius, there was a lot of guesswork involved, and occasionally we had to reject the project.

Now, we’ve completely shifted our way of looking at requests. We can easily prototype and see if the tool works with the pipe. We even use it for end-use parts.”

Toni Pasanen, Manager Welding Shop Toivalan Metalli 

SOLIDWORKS FAQ

To make an informed choice about SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, you need all the relevant information.
Here are the answers to the questions we are asked most frequently.

Important Information about SOLIDWORKS Business Model Changes Coming in July 2023

Dassault Systèmes has announced that there will be changes in their business models starting from July 1st 2023.

  • New SOLIDWORKS Perpetual Licenses: All new purchases of CAD license Subscriptions will automatically include SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services.
    • All new SOLIDWORKS Perpetual licenses require two years of initial subscription with Cloud Services at the time of purchase.
    • The subscription with Cloud Services will experience an uplift in price to a fraction of the cost of the value included.
  • New SOLIDWORKS Term Licenses: All new SOLIDWORKS CAD TERM licenses will automatically include SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services.
    • Term licensing will experience an uplift in price to a fraction of the cost of the value included.
  • Existing Subscription: It does not affect your current SOLIDWORKS CAD licenses on subscription and the price will not change. However, you will have the flexibility to upgrade to a Subscription with Cloud Services for a nominal fee.

Read about the changes and how they will affect different licenses here: Important Information about SOLIDWORKS Business Model Changes Coming in July 2023

Can I get SOLIDWORKS for free?

Unfortunately, a SOLIDWORKS license is not free. The software comes in 3 different packages Standard, Professional and Premium, which all have various functionalities and prices. Learn more above or contact us.

However, Dassault Systèmes offers the software to students for education. If your school or university already has SOLIDWORKS Education, the student access is automatically available for you as student. Your professor will provide a license code granting you instant access. If not, please contact us, and we will help you gain access. Researchers, who meet requirements are also eligible for attractive discounts.

Start-ups that meet certain requirements can obtain access to SOLIDWORKS for free for the first year to help you to get started.

SOLIDWORKS also offers network licenses to eligible incubators, who help start-ups. This provides them with the best tools to work with from the beginning of their journey.

Finally, if you are interested in investing in SOLIDWORKS, but want to test the capabilities of the software first, our free trials may be a great option for you.

Contact us to learn more about your options.

Can I rent SOLIDWORKS?

Yes, you can.

With SOLIDWORKS Term licensing you’ll forget all about expensive one-time licenses. It gives you the opportunity to explore the benefits of having a flexible and scalable solution, where you pay for the software on a subscription basis.  

Read more about options for renting SOLIDWORKS.

Which SOLIDWORKS design solution is the right for my business?

Every company is unique and faces different challenges when trying to find the perfect design tool.
As customer needs and expectations evolve, Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS is offering more varied, cloud-focused product development solutions.

Get the full overview of SOLIDWORKS Design Tools here – Download whitepaper

How do I learn how to use SOLIDWORKS?

Although SOLIDWORKS is one of the most intuitive CAD solutions on the market, its immense capability can be challenging to take advantage of.

We offer an extensive range of trainings, where you and your company can obtain all the skills you need and keep them up to date. With an active subscription, you will also gain unlimited support from our certified local SOLIDWORKS experts.

To learn more, get access to an extensive range of free educational material on our support site and YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

What are the hardware requirements for SOLIDWORKS?

We recommend that you combine a CPU clock speed of at least 3,3 GHz with 32 GB RAM and an SSD. Dassault Systèmes has official recommendations for which GPU is qualified to use with SOLIDWORKS – visit SOLIDWORKS website.

Read more about the things to consider when choosing hardware for SOLIDWORKS.

Using a workstation, which adheres to these recommendations will give you a smooth experience with SOLIDWORKS software products.

Where can I purchase SOLIDWORKS?

You can only purchase SOLIDWORKS through a certified reseller like PLM Group. The SOLIDWORKS Software offering is a comprehensive solution for all your design needs, and it may be challenging to decipher, which tools you need. Our experts can help you find the perfect solutions for your needs – contact us

Why us

Not to brag but we have skills and we know how to help you and your business.

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