SOLIDWORKS Educational Programs Tailored to Your Needs
Every year, schools graduate tens of thousands of SOLIDWORKS users who are prepared to enter a workforce where their skills are in demand. From programs for young children and early STEM development to post-graduate coursework and research study, there is a SOLIDWORKS Educational program tailored to your needs.
Software for Educators
Today’s workforce demands that new employees have a well rounded background and good understanding of CAD tools that will make them assets to their organization. By standardizing your curriculum around SOLIDWORKS, you’re improving their future job opportunities and ensuring they are successful in the next step in their lives.
Hardware for Educators
Feeding hungry young minds by letting them create something they can touch and feel is crucial to making a lasting impact on their education. By incorporating 3D printing technology into your curriculum, you’re giving students the chance to use their imaginations and create instead of working in concepts and theories. The learning doesn’t stop with graduate students either. By incorporating 3D printers in your research departments you’re improving the accuracy and quality of research by validating designs and testing functional prototypes.
SOLIDWORKS Academic Certifications Free For Students
Give Your Students An Advantage In The Job Market
CAD professionals need every advantage they can get in today’s dynamic job market and the SOLIDWORKS Certification Program offers your students a proven edge.
If your school is a SOLIDWORKS Academic Certification Provider and is on subscription, students can take these exams for free.
CSWA-Mechanical Design - Academic Version
CSWA – Academic certification is intended for a student who is well-versed in both basic knowledge of engineering fundamentals and industry practices, along with SOLIDWORKS CAD software and its methodologies and simulation principles.
CSWA - Additive Manufacturing
A Certified Additive Manufacturing Associate is someone who possesses the basic knowledge of today’s 3D printing market.
CSWA - Simulation
The Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate – Simulation (CSWA-Simulation) certification indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of demonstrating an understanding in the principles of stress analysis and the Finite Element Method (FEM).
CSWP-Mechanical Design - Academic Version
Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional – Academic (CSWP – Academic) certification is intended for a student with a minimum of 1 to 2 years of SOLIDWORKS experience and advanced knowledge of engineering practices.
The completion of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional CAM (CSWP-CAM) exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use SOLIDWORKS CAM functionality and tools.
CSWP - Simulation
The Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional – Simulation (CSWP-Simulation) exam tests your understanding of SOLIDWORKS Simulation tools and simulation in general.
CSWP - MBD
The completion of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Model-Based Design (CSWP-MBD) exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use SOLIDWORKS MBD functionality and tools.
CSWPA - Drawing Tools
The completion of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Drawing Tools (CSWPA-DT) exam proves that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use the tools found in the SOLIDWORKS Drawing environment.
CSWPA - Mold Making
The completion of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Mold Making (CSWPA-MM) exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use SOLIDWORKS Mold Tools functionality with Mold Making Industry knowledge.
CSWPA - Sheet Metal
The completion of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Sheet Metal (CSWPA-SM) exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal tools.The completion of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Sheet Metal (CSWPA-SM) exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal tools.
3DEXPERIENCE - Collaborative Business Innovator
The completion of the 3DEXPERIENCE – Collaborative Business Innovator exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your basic knowledge of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.
3DEXPERIENCE – Collaborative Industry Innovator
The completion of the 3DEXPERIENCE – Collaborative Industry Innovator exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your understanding of data management tools available on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform
3DEXPERIENCE – 3D Creator
The completion of the 3DEXPERIENCE – 3D Creator exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your basic knowledge of the browser-based 3D Design Role.
3DEXPERIENCE – 3D Sculptor
The completion of the 3DEXPERIENCE – 3DSculptor exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your basic knowledge of the browser-based 3D Sculptor role.
Accredited Educator Certification
Educators play a vital role in developing the next generation of engineering and design innovators. The SOLIDWORKS Accredited Educator certification provides educators the professional development credential to demonstrate technical proficiency and skill in the classroom.
Technology Educator Competency Exam (TECE) is intended for educators that teach using SOLIDWORKS software in a classroom setting. The TECE demonstrates technical proficiency in classroom instruction for 3D CAD, simulation and sustainable design.
SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Packages for Education
SOLIDWORKS Education Edition SOLIDWORKS
Education Edition is an inclusive resource for teaching 3D mechanical CAD, design validation, and data management. SOLIDWORKS educational products are utilized at over 80% of the world’s top engineering schools, giving students and teachers the functionality and ease-of-use to become productive almost immediately.
SOLIDWORKS Student Premium
SOLIDWORKS Student Premium (formerly SEK) is included with the SOLIDWORKS Education Edition and contains the same comprehensive products and features. SOLIDWORKS Student Premium allows students to work outside the classroom with a home use license, and is a fixed term-of-use license.
SOLIDWORKS Student Standard
SOLIDWORKS Student Standard* (formerly SDK) is included with the SOLIDWORKS Education Edition, and allows students to study and practice their basic SOLIDWORKS CAD skills outside the classroom with a home use license. SOLIDWORKS Student Standard is a fixed term-of-use license.
SOLIDWORKS Student Standard
SOLIDWORKS Education Edition
SOLIDWORKS Student Premium
Get up to speed quickly with SOLIDWORKS Standard and unlock the benefits of this powerful 3D design solution for rapid creation of parts, assemblies, and 2D drawings. Application-specific tools for sheet metal, weldments, surfacing, and mold tool and die make it easy to deliver best-in-class designs.
SOLIDWORKS Premium builds on the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Standard with comprehensive 3D design solution that adds powerful simulation and design validation, collaboration capabilities, a sophisticated components library, photorealistic rendering, advanced surfacing flattening, reverse engineering, and electrical cable and pipe routing functionality.
SOLIDWORKS Simulation is an easy-to-use portfolio of structural analysis tools that use the Finite Element Analysis (FEA) method to predict a product’s real-world physical behavior by virtually testing CAD models. The portfolio provides linear, nonlinear static, and dynamic analysis capabilities.
SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation is a general parametric flow simulation tool that uses the Finite Volume Method (FVM) to calculate product performance through “what if” studies that allow you to perform optimization using the results. HVAC Module and Electronics Cooling Module are included.
SOLIDWORKS Motion analysis uses the assembly mates along with part contacts and a robust physics-based solver to accurately determine the physical movements of an assembly under load. With the assembly motion and forces calculated, a structural analysis of the components can be performed to ensure product performance.
SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management (PDM) solutions help you get your design data under control and substantially improve the way you manage and collaborate on product development.
SOLIDWORKS Electrical solutions simplify electrical product design with specific tools for engineers and intuitive interfaces for faster embedded electrical system design.
SOLIDWORKS Visualize leverages your 3D CAD data for creating photo-quality content in the fastest and easiest way possible. From images to animations, interactive web content, and immersive virtual reality, SOLIDWORKS Visualize realistically presents your product designs in the real world. Bring your products to life with SOLIDWORKS Visualize as the “camera” for your CAD data.
SOLIDWORKS Model-Based Definition (MBD) lets you define and organize 3D dimensions, tolerances, datums, notes, Bills of Materials (BOMs), and other annotations; customize publishing templates for manufacturing, such as part or assembly specifications, Request for Quote (RFQ), and Incoming inspection reports. You can also publish to widely accepted formats, such as eDrawings® for clear 3D communications.
SOLIDWORKS Plastics delivers easy-to-use injection molding simulation for analyzing plastic parts and injection molds. It simulates how melted plastic flows during the injection molding process to predict manufacturing-related defects on parts and molds so you can quickly evaluate manufacturability while you design, eliminating costly mold rework and improving part quality.
Easily repurpose existing 3D models to rapidly create and update high-quality graphical content that is fully associated with your 3D design. The repurposed content can be used to explain processes and procedures in technical communications, such as manufacturing assembly instructions or user guides.
SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional is a fully integrated, knowledge-based CAM system that streamlines design and machining processes within one simple interface, making it easy to fabricate parts quickly and teach your students the best practices of machining and design for manufacturing.
SOLIDWORKS PCB is a fully integrated, custom electronics design tool that works seamlessly within SOLIDWORKS to develop 2D schematics and 3D component layout. PCB designs come to life effortlessly with integrated design data, associative change processes, and robust analysis capabilities. SOLIDWORKS PCB merges electrical and mechanical design processes to help teach students the full scope of mechatronics and IoT.