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Educators play a vital role in developing the next generation of engineering and design innovators, and SOLIDWORKS wants to provide all the help we can. Our aim is a complete CAD teaching tool, with software and lessons.

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Many engineering design professionals prefer SOLIDWORKS because it’s so easy to use. Like anything new, SOLIDWORKS has a learning curve. Once your student has a grasp of the basics, however, he or she will be able to use many SOLIDWORKS functions and will develop advanced skills over time.Today, many PCs can run SOLIDWORKS Student Edition. Whether in middle school, high school, technical/vocational school, or college, knowing SOLIDWORKS will give your student an edge in many programs and classes.

Students who learn SOLIDWORKS develop mechanical CAD, design validation, and data management skills that are in high demand among employers. In the job market, engineers who know SOLIDWORKS have a clear advantage.Students learn a range of valuable mechanical CAD, design validation, and data management skills as they create parts, assemblies, drawings, and more.

Students who use SOLIDWORKS Student Edition with SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress will also learn finite element analysis (FEA)–the critical process of testing their designs for real-world conditions in areas including:

Pre-engineering Machine shop
Technical education Precision engineering
Technological literacy Technical drawing
Physics Technical illustration
Mathematics Technical documentation
Engineering design