SOLIDWORKS Research Program

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SOLIDWORKS Research Edition Software

Design and analysis software that takes today's research into the reality of tomorrow.

The SOLIDWORKS Research Edition gives researchers the latest in engineering technology with no restrictions for use in publications, industry-funded projects, intellectual property transfer and patent applications. Plus there's no educational watermark - allowing you to clearly present your work.

Learn more about SOLIDWORKS Research license eligibility requirements or check out our Guide to Buying SOLIDWORKS resource. 

Key Software Offered through the SOLIDWORKS Research Program


SOLIDWORKS Premium provides extensive 3D solutions with powerful capabilities for design, simulation, motion, and design validation, advanced wire and pipe routing, reverse engineering and much more


Integrate electrical schematic design data with your SOLIDWORKS 3D models with easy-to-use schematic design tools and 3D modeling capabilities


Simulate and analyze design performance with fast, easy-to-use CAD-embedded analysis solutions that quickly and easily employ advanced simulation techniques to test performance while you design


Integrated drawing-less manufacturing solution that guides the manufacturing process directly in 3D instead of using traditional 2D drawings



Easy-to-use simulation of injection molding directly for plastic parts and injection molds


Easily use existing 3D design data to rapidly create and update high quality graphical assets like assembly instuctions, product manuals and parts catalogs


Combine industry-leading rendering capabilities with design oriented features and workflows for easy, fast creation of rich, photo-qualityl content


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