SolidWorks works in education

One cannot imagine the modern technical world without 3D CAD. Whether your profession is in the mechanical, electrical, or industrial design fields, or in the automotive industry, 3D CAD is THE tool used by designers and engineers today.
SolidWorks is the most widely used 3D CAD design software in Benelux. Thanks to its unique combina-tion of features, its ease-of-use, its wide applicability, and its excellent support. In the software’s annual improvements, more and more customer requests are implemented, which leads to an annual increase in functionality, as well as optimization of functions al-ready available in the software.
A great number and wide variety of educational insti-tutions – ranging from technical vocational training schools to universities, including Delft en Twente, among others – have already chosen SolidWorks. Why?
For a teacher or instructor, SolidWorks provides user-friendly software that pupils and students find easy to learn and use. SolidWorks benefits all train-ing programs, including those designed to solve problems as well as those designed to achieve com-petence. Tutorials are available for every level of training, beginning with a series of tutorials for tech-nical vocational education that leads students through the software step-by-step. At higher levels involving complex design and engineering, such as double curved planes, more advanced tutorials are available. All tutorials are in English and free to download at
For a scholar or a student, learning to work with So-lidWorks is fun and edifying. By using SolidWorks, design technique becomes more and more visible and tangible, resulting in a more enjoyable and rea-listic way of working on an assignment. Even better, every scholar or student knows that job opportunities increase with SolidWorks because they have profi-ciency in the most widely used 3D CAD software in the Benelux on their resume. For example: at you will find a great number of available jobs and internships that require Solid-Works. These opportunities increase motivation to learn how to use So
To make the use of SolidWorks even easier, a Stu-dent Kit is available. If the school uses SolidWorks, every scholar or student can get a free download of the Student Kit. It is a complete version of Solid-Works, which is only allowed to be used for educational purposes. The data you need to download the Student Kit is available through your teacher or in-structor.
The choice to work with SolidWorks is an important issue for ICT departments because they can post-pone new hardware installation due to the fact that SolidWorks carries relatively low hardware demands. The installation and management of SolidWorks on a network is very simple, particularly with a network li-censes. And if a problem does arise, access to a qualified helpdesk will help you to get back on the right track.
When you have sufficiently learned SolidWorks, you can obtain certification by taking the Certified Solid-Works Associate (CSWA) exam. By passing this test, you will receive a certificate that attests to your profi-ciency with SolidWorks. This can be very useful when applying for a job or internship. After complet-ing this series of tutorials for VMBO and MBO, you will know enough to take the CSWA exam.
SolidWorks has committed itself to serving the needs of educational institutions and schools both now and in the future. By supporting teachers, making tutorials available, updating the software annually to the latest commercial version, and by supplying the Student Kit, SolidWorks continues its commitment to serve the educational community. The choice of Solid-Works is an investment in the future of education and ensures ongoing support and a strong foundation for scholars and students who want to have the best op-portunities after their technical training.
If you still have questions about SolidWorks, please contact your local reseller.
You will find more information about SolidWorks at our website:
SolidWorks Europe
53, Avenue de l’Europe
Tel.: +33(0)4 13 10 80 20

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  1. I have no idea to begin designing a boat using solidworks. Could someone give me instructions on doing these or a website that could help. But I have to use solidworks..

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