SOLIDWORKS in Education and Start-ups

Education and Start-ups

If you are aiming to use SOLIDWORKS solutions for non-commercial use or you are a start-up, SOLIDWORKS has attractive solutions for your need

Contact us or find out more ⤵

Solutions in Education

SOLIDWORKS Educational products are utilized at over 80% of the world’s top engineering schools, giving students and researchers the functionality and ease-of-use to become productive almost immediately. SOLIDWORKS is a complete 3D CAD design solution, which provides you all the mechanical design, verification, motion simulation, data management, and communication tools you will ever need.

3DEXPERIENCE for EDU brings all the SOLIDWORKS capabilities in the cloud, giving users ability to access anywhere, anytime and with any device (others as well than only PC’s). Browser-based solutions give flexibility both for the educators and students.

For Educators: SOLIDWORKS Education Edition

More than a CAD teaching tool, SOLIDWORKS Education Edition is a complete engineering suite. Featuring SOLIDWORKS software, curriculum, certification & more, this is your all-inclusive resource for teaching 3D mechanical CAD, design validation, data management and sustainability.

SOLIDWORKS Education Program offerings

  • SOLIDWORKS 3D Design
  • SOLIDWORKS Simulation
  • SOLIDWORKS Plastics
  • SOLIDWORKS Electrical
  • SOLIDWORKS Composer
  • SOLIDWORKS Visualize
  • SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids
  • Curriculum
  • Student Edition
  • DraftSight
  • Student Access
  • Certification
  • Student Sponsorship
  • MySolidWorks for Students


SOLIDWORKS Certification lets students demonstrate their expertise with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD solid modeling, design concepts, and sustainable design, and their commitment to professional development. The SOLIDWORKS Certification Program gives students a proven edge in today’s competitive job market.

CSWA-Academic: 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.

CSWP-Academic: Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Academic successfully passes our advanced skills examination.

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

CSWSA-FEA: 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 educators the professional development credential demonstrating technical proficiency and skill in the classroom.

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

Students may take these exams for free if their school is a SOLIDWORKS Academic Certification Provider and on subscription.


Cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE platform offers a suite of tools for schools, educators and their students to collaborate seamlessly on a single, connected platform. Everything is stored and cooperated at one place and the students can connect, design and learn in new ways. Due to the cloud-based service which needs no installations, 3DEXPERIENCE for EDU is a flexible choice for students as they have freedom to choose their own devices.


Our offer for 3DEXPERIENCE for EDU consists of two different options. You have two options; Project Collaborator and 3D Designer. With both of these, you get Collaborative Business and Collaborative Industry Innovator roles as a default for EDU packages.

The default roles for 3DEXPERIENCE for EDU bring you all this

  • Secure cloud storage
  • Seamless communication with your colleagues through easy-to-use collaboration apps – works like a social media platform
  • Store all your files in the platform and share them with your team, colleagues or teachers – you decide who sees your files
  • Connect educators with their students, and students with each other

Project Collaborator
– for those who need a project collaboration tool for SOLIDWORKS

  • Includes the default apps with all their benefits explained above
  • Contains SOLIDWORKS Connector – connect your SOLIDWORKS to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, continue the design work at the platform and share your SOLIDWORKS files in original file format
  • Project Planner – enable seamless collaboration among a project, alert your team of all the updates and monitor the project milestones and deadlines.

3D Designer
– for those who need both 3D design and collaboration tools

  • Includes the default apps with all their benefits explained above
  • Contains 3D Designer – a browser-based CAD modeling tool
  • Virtual classrooms included – ability to connect students into a same framework to facilitate collaboration
  • Option to choose between devices – no IT resources needed for browser-based applications.

Customer cases

“It is very important for us to engage ourselves into these kind of projects with companies to get a picture of what type of engineers and skills businesses are looking for. It gives also valuable information about how we could do adjustments to our education programs.”

Keep reading »

News, articles and special offers to your inbox – also about Education


Download our brochures here

3DEXPERIENCE in Education – 3D Designer


3DEXPERIENCE for Education


SOLIDWORKS in Education


Get in touch!

Fill in your contact details and we will get back to you within 24 hours

Or call us


Maria Matzner, Customer Success Supervisor – Early Engagement
Phone: +46 370 69 09 50

Rene Christensen, Business Development – Early Engagement
Phone: +45 70 22 22 80