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

Maker spaces and Fab Labs, are the life blood of the maker movement. Maker spaces provide much needed mentorship and a sense of community to those involved. Fab Labs are part of the Fab Foundation network can work on their projects with SOLIDWORKS premium. This means they can design and validate with integrated mechanical, simulation, electrical, kinematics, cost, sustainability and technical documentation tools - just to name a few

The Fab Foundation can be found in Fab Labs worldwide. In addition, there are over 6,000 maker spaces in the world where aspiring artists, designers, engineers and entrepreneurs meet to create. SOLIDWORKS is dedicated to being a key contributor to this maker movement. 


SOLIDWORKS for Fab Labs and Maker Spaces FAQ

Fab Labs

SOLIDWORKS is the founding CAD partner of the Fab Foundation, providing SOLIDWORKS software through sponsorship of labs in MIT Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA) global Fab Lab network. 

Fab Labs will receive one commercial license of SOLIDWORKS Premium Software, one SOLIDWORKS PCB, and DraftSight Enterprise.

Fab Academy Nodes will receive one - 10 seat network license of SOLIDWORKS Education Edition software for teach and training

Fab Academy Students & Instructors will receive one (1) SOLIDWORKS Student Design Kit Maker License, watermarked version of SOLIDWORKS Standard for educational outreach. 


Maker Spaces

Your mission is to promote creative design, collaborative learning and manufacturing for people of skills level and all ages?  Your place gives access to tools, machines, training and learning events with an entrepreneurial spirit for all members of your community? Then, the SOLIDWORKS sponsorship is also here to support you.

All maker spaces can apply for SOLIDWORKS Sponsorship for Makers for educational purposes.  Maker spaces will receive the SOLIDWORKS Student Design Kit – Maker Edition.

For eligible maker spaces, the SOLIDWORKS® For Entrepreneurs program offers software, training, and co-marketing resources to help all the ideas growing in the maker space. 

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