SOLIDWORKS (Dassault Systèmes)

SOLIDWORKS is a complete CAD teaching tool that includes software, a full curriculum, and interactive courseware for teaching & learning these subjects:

  • 3D mechanical CAD
  • Design validation
  • Data management
    Purchase or Download

    Purchase or Download

    UMN Licenses

    Availability Cost
    Department For installation on a University-owned device $5,000 Paid for with departmental funds
    Employee For installation on an employee's personal device Not available
    Student For installation on a student's personal device University-funded: No charge for CSE students

    Instructions for Departments

    Participating Colleges

    Colleges that participate in covering the cost of this license are able to use it through a server managed by OIT.

    If you are a faculty or staff member in one of these colleges, request access by sending email to these addresses:

    Other Colleges

    The current contract provides 500 concurrent licenses restricted to teaching and learning use only. 

    If you have a need for this software, please email [email protected] so we can discuss your need and ability to help pay for the license. 

    This cost also includes 500 stand alone licenses for the exclusive use of students. 

    Instructions for Students

    If you are a currently enrolled student in the College of Science & Engineering download Solidworks on your college webpage: CSE Students.

    Terms and Conditions

    General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below.

    Additional Information

    See the Solidworks Terms of Use and End User License Agreement.


    “Educational Purpose” means classroom or laboratory learning by Qualified Students or instruction or preparation of courses by Qualified Instructors. Educational Purposes may also include Capstone or other student projects if the work is non-proprietary, does not create or transfer Intellectual Property and the results will become part of the public domain. Educational Purposes do not include Research Purposes, Commercial Purposes or Curriculum Development.

    • a) The SWEE shall be used only for Educational Purposes by Qualified Students and Qualified Instructors of Qualified Education Institutions.
    • b) The SWEE shall be installed only on computers owned or leased by a Qualified Student or Qualified Instructor of a Qualified Education Institution.
    • c) The SWEE shall be managed and maintained only by Qualified Students, Qualified Instructors or faculty or staff of a Qualified Institution.
    • d) The SWEE is provided as a single-use (stand-alone) or SolidWorks Network License (SNL) installation. SNL installations are for use at single sites only. A single site is one location or campus of a Qualified Education Institution. Multi-site network licenses are also available – please contact your reseller for details.A
    • e) Qualified Education Institutions shall advertise only those courses that require or allow use of the SWEE in a physical or digital course catalogue and may not advertise any such courses via any other printed or digital media.
    • f) The SWEE contains on-screen and printing features (Watermarks) that identify files as having been created with the “SolidWorks Education Edition.” Files created by the SWEE may not be used for Commercial or Research Purposes. DS SolidWorks holds no liability or obligation to remove transmitted Watermarks from Research or Commercial files if deliberate or accidental interaction occurs.

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