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SolidWorks

Dassault Systèmes

Permitted Users

Permitted Usage

  • Classwork

VPN Required?

  • No, for Undergraduate Students
  • Yes, for all other users

Description

SolidWorks is a solid modeling computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) computer program.

License

  • License expires July 31
  • Available to faculty, staff, and graduate assistants at no cost for instructional use only.
  • Research licensing is available. Please contact ITPALS for more info at http://software.vt.edu/help.
  • Graduate students without an Engineering assistantship will need to purchase a SolidWorks license from Software Sales.
  • Undergraduate students who purchased the Engineering software bundle before Fall 2019 will need to purchase a SolidWorks license from Software Sales.

Access and Installation

Classwork Use

  • Faculty and graduate students using for teaching must request access from http://software.vt.edu/help.
  • All Engineering undergraduate students who arrived in 2019 or later should already have access as part of your software bundle. Visit the Software Download Site for installation files and instructions.
  • Undergraduate students who purchased the Engineering software bundle before Fall 2019 will need to purchase a SolidWorks license from Software Sales.
  • Graduate students without an Engineering assistantship will need to purchase a SolidWorks license from Software Sales.

Research Use

Lab Use

  • If your lab is for instructional/classwork use, then you should be fine installing the education license at no cost.
  • If your lab is for research, then you will need to purchase the appropriate research license.
  • Submit requests for lab usage to http://software.vt.edu/help.

Download and Install

Support

  • If this is a VT-owned system, contact your IT Department for assistance.
  • If this is a personal system, contact the SWAT Office for assistance.
Please direct any license related questions to the college's Director of Information Technology.