Discounted Licensing and Student Edition

Is SOLIDWORKS Student Free?

As part of a SOLIDWORKS Education license, schools and universities with a 60 student or larger class size can qualify students for a Premium license (also called Student Engineering Kit). This comes with a SOLIDWORKS serial number that students can use to install SOLIDWORKS directly on their personal computer and is generally free of charge.

** For Academic Use Only: All files created or modified with a student license are permanently watermarked and not for commercial use .**

Learn How to Get A Free License of SOLIDWORKS Student from GoEngineer


Check with your school for a Free SOLIDWORKS License Download

Check With Your School

If your school has SOLIDWORKS, you can install a free student license for your personal computer. These are provided for free to schools with 60 users or more. Downloads can be obtained through your instructor.

Register Your Competition Team with a SOLIDWORKS Student License

Register Your Competition Team

FIRST Robotics, ASME, Formula SAE, and many other design teams are eligible for SOLIDWORKS sponsorships. Complete a short application, and upon approval, your team will receive download instructions for personal SOLIDWORKS Student Licenses. 

SOLIDWORKS Student pricing available at

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Can’t gain access through your school or team? Contact us, we can work with your school and instructors to tap into available resources. SOLIDWORKS Student Edition Licenses can also be purchased online .



Student Edition Student Sponsorship STUDENT ACCESS KITS ENGINEERING | DESIGN Education Trial Education Edition
SOLIDWORKS Premium (3D CAD Software)
SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium (FEA tools)
    Simulation Xpress
SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Electronics Cooling/HVAC Module (CFD tools)
SOLIDWORKS Motion (kinematics analysis)
SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium (part and mold filling analysis)
SOLIDWORKS Sustainability (environmental impact tools)
SOLIDWORKS EDU Electrical Professional (electrical systems design tools)
SOLIDWORKS Model Base Definition (define, organize, and publish 3D PMI)
SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional (develop rich, photo quality content)
SOLIDWORKS DFMXpress (validate manufacturability of your part)
MySolidWorks Standard (resource for all things SOLIDWORKS)
MySolidWorks for Students
SOLIDWORKS Composer* (technical documentation tools)
SOLIDWORKS Treehouse (building & managing assembly structures)
SOLIDWORKS Toolbox (common part and component models)
eDrawings® Professional (viewing and publishing application)
eDrawings® Standard
PDM Standard


Student Edition Student Sponsorship Student Access Kits ENGINEERING | DESIGN Education Trial Education Edition
CSWA- Academic
CSWA-Additive Manufacturing
CSWPA-Sheet Metal
CSWPA-Mold Tools
CSWPA-Drawing Tools
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A Beginner’s Overview of SOLIDWORKS

How many times have you tried one of the built-in SOLIDWORKS tutorials and either got lost, interrupted, or just plain bored?   “These tutorials must be in a video somewhere!”

Well, now they are! These videos walk through the tutorials in a fraction of the time, so you will get a quick preview of how to use some of the basic tools and features of SOLIDWORKS.


My First Part

Get started by creating your first part!  Create a base, some bosses with the help of a circular pattern, a cut, and some fillets.


My First Drawing

Create your very first drawing! Add drawing views, centerlines, center marks, and dimensions in the drawing mode.


Mouse Gestures

In this SOLIDWORKS tutorial, you will learn techniques of how to use mouse gestures to start a sketch for a part, sketch a rectangle and a circle, save the sketch, dimension the sketch, extrude the sketch and change the view of an extruded part.


Lesson 1 – Parts

In this SOLIDWORKS tutorial, you will be introduced to the process of creating the base feature, adding a boss feature, creating a cut feature, adding fillets, and adding a shell feature.


Lesson 2 – Assemblies

This SOLIDWORKS tutorial includes an introduction to the basics of assemblies. You will insert components, create simple mates, and add a display state.


Lesson 3 – Drawings

This SOLIDWORKS tutorial includes an introduction to the basics of drawings. Opening a drawing template and editing a sheet format, inserting standard views of a part model, adding model and reference annotations, adding another drawing sheet, inserting a named view, and printing the drawing.


3D Sketching

This SOLIDWORKS tutorial includes a brief introduction to the basics of 3D Sketching with SOLIDWORKS.


Weldment Parts

This SOLIDWORKS tutorial includes an introduction to the basics of Weldments: Structural members, cut list (before update), trim and extend features, end caps, gussets, and weld beads.


Sheet Metal

In this SOLIDWORKS tutorial, you will be introduced to the basics of Sheet Metal. This includes creating a base flange, adding a miter flange, mirroring the part and creating new bends, adding an edge flange and editing its sketch profile, mirroring a feature, adding and bending a tab, adding a cut across a bend, folding and unfolding bends, creating a closed corner, creating a sheet metal drawing, and adding bend line notes.


Mold Design

In this SOLIDWORKS tutorial, y ou will be introduced to Mold Design tools such as  fastening, features, draft, and draft analysis scale, parting lines, shut-off, surface parting, surfaces, and tooling split.

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Additional Licenses

Get pricing for SOLIDWORKS Education Edition

SOLIDWORKS Education Edition is more than a CAD teaching tool, it is a complete engineering suite. Featuring student downloads, eBooks, curriculum, certification & more. Use SOLIDWORKS to teach 3D mechanical CAD, design validation, data management, and sustainability.

  • Classroom or laboratory learning by students.
  • Instruction and preparation of courses by instructors.
  • Educational purposes do not include funded research, commercial or curriculum development.


SOLIDWORKS Research License Pricing

The SOLIDWORKS Research License gives researchers the latest in engineering design technology. Qualified research and educational institutions can purchase research licenses at special pricing.

  • Enjoy full use without restriction for publications, industry-funded projects, IP transfer, and patent applications.
  • No EDU watermarks are inserted that interfere with IP, license agreements, and spin-offs.
  • Special pricing means substantial savings over commercial rates, preserving more of your grant award.


GoEngineer SOLIDWORKS Education Benefits

Benefits of Partnering with GoEngineer for SOLIDWORKS Student Education licensing

Schools & universities can now consolidate all SOLIDWORKS assets under one umbrella when partnering with GoEngineer.

Benefits Include:

  • Additional discounts for campus-wide packages
  • Network applications included in packages
  • Incubator and MakerSpaces included in packages
  • Education and Student downloads included in packages
  • Unlimited certifications available
  • Centralization of assets – Great for IT
  • Keep track of end users – Great for department heads
  • One renewal date for all assets – Great for procurement
  • One point of contact – Great for everyone


Utilize GoEngineer’s Award Winning Support & Training for SOLIDWORKS

Award Winning Technical Support

GoEngineer's extensive SOLIDWORKS technical knowledge and world class support can help you succeed with SOLIDWORKS. Our award-winning team is ready to help you with any task you may have. Using state-of-art remote assistant technology software allows our team to solve most issues within one session. Reach out and see why GoEngineer is the #1 reseller of SOLIDWORKS and Stratasys systems in the world!

  • 125+Certified Technical Specialists
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GoEngineer offers online and classroom professional SOLIDWORKS training for organizations and individuals. All our instructors are SOLIDWORKS certified and teach thousands of students each year world wide. The curriculum is very diverse with numerous certified SOLIDWORKS courses to choose from. Each student will receive a Course Completion Certificate and preparation materials for SOLIDWORKS certification.

  • Increase Your Earning Potential
  • Led by Certified SOLIDWORKS Instructors
  • Smaller Classes with Focused Attention


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