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 2018-2019 Student Edition, can it be opened in SolidWorks 2019-2020 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.
With SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2018-2019, your students will learn the design and engineering skills they need to jumpstart their careers. The next generation of engineers and designers must be equipped to solve problems skillfully and efficiently.
The SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2018-2019 provides students and educators professional software, local support and a connection to a massive user community to help your students take their next career steps with confidence.
New products and benefits available with the 2018-2019 version:
SOLIDWORKS CAM - 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 - 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.
SOLIDWORKS PDM - works within Windows Explorer to easily find, rename and repurpose files, parts, and drawings, share design information, automate workflows and ensure team members and instructors always have the right version.
Over 11 SOLIDWORKS Certifications*; including the CSWA-Academic and the CSWP-Academic.
SOLIDWORKS Certifications help students prove to potential employers that they are not only proficient with SOLIDWORKS software, but also know how to design and analyze their ideas using industry-standard best practices.
Access to My SolidWorks Professional for Students with over 600 product tutorial videos covering a broad range of SOLIDWORKS topics, providing your students the perfect platform to build their careers. The CSWA and CSWP exam prep courses are included.
Explore SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2018-2019 and give your students the competitive advantage of learning the most widely used 3D design software in the world.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.