SolidWorks Student Edition files have a watermark and cannot share files with the commercial version of SolidWorks.
SolidWorks Student Edition uses a soft-lock mechanism to limit installation to one computer only.
If a file is created in SolidWorks 2017-2018 Student Edition, can it be opened in SolidWorks 2018-2019 Student Edition when that ships in the future? Yes, this works fine. If a file is created in a newer version, it can't be opened in a previous version (files are not backwards compatible), but the files are fully forward compatible.
SOLIDWORKS Student Edition 2017-2018 is here and packed with power and performance. Our mission is to provide students with the tools and skills they need to get the job of their dreams. With the SOLIDWORKS Student Edition, students have access to the same 3D development tools used by millions of engineering and design professionals around the world, so they can focus on what's really important--fostering new ideas, solving problems, teamwork, and innovation.
12 month term-of-use license
SOLIDWORKS Premium software - the top-of-the-line SOLIDWORKS CAD product
SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium - finite element analysis tools (FEA)
SOLIDWORKS Motion - kinematic and motion simulation analysis tools
SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation with HVAC and Electronics Cooling Modules - computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis tools
SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium - simulation mold filling of your plastic parts and molds
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Professional - powerful schematic and systems integration design tool
SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional - advanced rendering for photo-quality images
SOLIDWORKS Sustainability - learn how your designs impact the environment
SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition - define, organize and publish 3D PMI
MySolidWorks Standard - your connection to everything SOLIDWORKS
After placing your order, please submit a signed and dated CURRENT
STUDENT/FACULTY PURCHASE APPLICATION along with verification of your Student/Faculty
status, i.e., a copy of a current identification card from your educational
institution, a confirmed course schedule, or registration confirmation or
enrollment confirmation from the registrar's office. Please email the documents
to email@example.com or fax
them to 650.934.3234.
The SolidWorks Student Edition is available to degree-seeking students
or full-time faculty members using the software for personal learning or academic
A "degree-seeking student" is defined as a student who can confirm enrollment in a degree-granting program, or who can confirm full-time enrollment in a certificate-granting program.
Do not purchase this software if you're not a degree-seeking student or a full-time faculty member.