SOLIDWORKS Research Edition

  • With the SOLIDWORKS Research Edition, researchers can access the latest in engineering technology, while communicating with other researchers and industrial users around the world.

    There are no restrictions for use in publications, industry-funded projects, intellectual property transfer, and patent applications, and no educational watermark allowing you to clearly present your work). The SOLIDWORKS Research Edition follows the commercial release time frame, keeping tools and designs always up-to-date.

    “SOLIDWORKS is a key aspect of our research and development program.”

    – Tony Stewart, Research and Development Engineer, Norris Industries

  • Academic Research License Purchase Eligibility:

    Qualified entities may purchase a Research License with no educational watermark at a 50% discount off the commercial recommended retail price for all products and services. New licenses must be purchased with at least one year of subscription service to qualify for all Research License discount pricing. Please note that Home Use Licenses are not included.

    Research Licenses must be owned, operated, and maintained by a college, university, research laboratory, teaching hospital, non-profit or consortium. Eligibility of Research Licenses do not include for-profit companies, for-profit research centers, technology incubators, accelerators, non-profit learning centers, museums, public libraries, outreach programs, fab labs, maker spaces, hacker spaces or hobby centers.

    Research Licenses may not be owned by federally funded research and development centers, such as national laboratories. Institutions of this type are NOT eligible for Research License pricing, regardless of prior qualification status. Technology incubators, spinoff companies, tech transfer programs, fab labs, and hobby centers are also automatically disqualified, even if they have non-profit status. Students, professors, or staff of universities may not use Research Licenses to provide individual consulting services.

  • With over 31,000 education and research customers worldwide, SOLIDWORKS helps graduating engineers and designers succeed in their careers through innovation. Your trial will be fully functional, watermarked and for educational use only.

    Experience firsthand how SOLIDWORKS can make a difference in your class and on your campus.

    Enquire now to get a free 60-day SOLIDWORKS trial for your class and curriculum development