SOLIDWORKS for Education & Research

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SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Packages for Education and Research

SOLIDWORKS 3D design software is the most utilized CAD product by industry. Companies know it's the easiest to use and the most robust product available. Educators and researchers overwhelmingly choose to align with this choice. Today, SOLIDWORKS is used in 99 of top 100 engineering schools in the U.S. Take advantage of the right 3D design tool and join the largest and most active engineering community in the world. 


SOLIDWORKS for Education

The SOLIDWORKS Education Program provides CAD and engineering development tools so instructors can focus on what’s really important—fostering new ideas, solving problems, teamwork and innovation.


SOLIDWORKS for Researchers

The SOLIDWORKS Research Edition gives researchers access to the latest in engineering technology, while enabling communication with other researchers and industrial users around the world.


3D Designer for Education

Foster real-time collaboration and easily manage your students and projects with the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. Quickly create, review and evaluate 3D models with apps that complement SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD. All on the cloud – from any device, anywhere, including Macs!

Engineering Professionals, Students and Educators Worldwide Favor SOLIDWORKS CAD

We can help! Alignex is your SOLIDWORKS Education and Research reseller in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, Colorado and Wyoming.


SOLIDWORKS for Startups
SOLIDWORKS for Entrepreneurs program offers software, training and co-marketing resources to help your idea become a product.

SOLIDWORKS for Incubators
SOLIDWORKS resources for accelerators to enable the success of resident companies.

SOLIDWORKS for Makerspaces
Software, training and co-marketing resources to help all the ideas growing in the makerspace. 

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SOLIDWORKS Education Program

Education Program

Learn how the SOLIDWORKS Education Program allows you to focus on what's really important.

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STEM Education Data Sheet

STEM Education

Real-world 3D design software increases STEM skill in schools.

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SW Research Data Sheet

Research License

Get the full use of software capabilities without restriction.

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