EXPIRED: SolidWorks Summer Edition, 3D CAD Software for Students and Educators!

Please note: this offer expired August 31, 2012

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Are you a student or educator interested in using SolidWorks this summer to learn what it has to offer, or get ahead of the game for next year? Try our FREE download of the SolidWorks Summer Edition for 3D CAD, Sustainability, and FEA / CFD analysis! Follow these instructions to get your copy: 

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Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Director of Education Community, SolidWorks at Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation
Marie Planchard is Director of the Education Community, SolidWorks. She is responsible for global development of curricula, content and social outreach for the SolidWorks educational products across all levels of academia.
Marie Planchard
  • dyycxfm@gmail.com

    I am not on Facebook but I use twitter. Will I still be able to do this?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mplanchard Marie Planchard

    You will need a Facebook Account. This is how we have decided to provide the serial numbers for this promotion. Sorry for any inconvenience!

  • Eugene Carlos

    i cannot extract the contents inside the zip fie after downloading…

  • Thanh

    how can i get the software? because currently I am on in school, I am currently working for lighting industry company. and using SolidEdges, I want to expand my horizons, so looking at the opportunity to learn more on SolidWorks.
    please advice,

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mplanchard Marie Planchard


    Make sure you unzip the file. You should be able to, there is no other way to get the software to you for this offer. Hopefully you can make it work! Good luck

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mplanchard Marie Planchard


    Please follow the instructions in the post above. That is how you get it. Thanks!

  • Diwakar

    India country is not provided in the country block so what can I do….

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mplanchard Marie Planchard


    I’m sorry I did not realize this before. I do not believe this offer is valid for India at this time. Sorry!

  • kimeaitken@hotmail.com

    I have liked through facebook and sent a private message is this all that is required?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mplanchard Marie Planchard

    Yes, this is all. Thanks and enjoy!

  • Andrew Hurley


    Between your steps 3 & 4, the installation is asking/requiring a serial number per the text copied and pasted below:

    “Serial Number
    Enter your serial number information.
    SolidWorks Standard, Professional, Premium or SolidNetWork License

    Do You Have Other Serial Numbers? SolidWorks Workgroup PDM

    SolidWorks Simulation

    SolidWorks Motion”

    This is not what you described above.

    Can you offer any advice?


    Andrew Hurley

  • deepak

    sir i m not gettinf my serial no to activate the product as i have already liked ur page on fb and send u the message for serial no….

  • Dean

    About how long does it take to get a serial number once the Facebook message has been sent?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mplanchard Marie Planchard


    The serial number that is provided through the Facebook Message includes all of those. You do not need to enter any of the other serial numbers for this offer. Thanks!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mplanchard Marie Planchard

    You should have received one by now. If not, please send another message to our education Facebook page. Thank you!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mplanchard Marie Planchard

    Depends on the time of day, no more than 24 hours. If you have not received your serial number by then please send another message to the education Facebook page. Thank you!

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    Marvelous work.Just wanted to drop a comment and say I am new to your blog and really like what I am reading.

  • http://saeteamkiit.org jayantraj

    is this not for indian students?? there is no option of INDIA in country tab. Please help

  • Jürgen Meier


    is the toolbox contained in this version because in the normal student version it isn’t?


  • http://profile.typepad.com/mplanchard Marie Planchard

    We are excited to have you here!! Thanks for the comment :)

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mplanchard Marie Planchard

    As for now this offer is not for India. Sorry for any inconvenience.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mplanchard Marie Planchard


    The toolbox is included in the “normal student version”. It is included in the student edition, the education edition, and the SEK version. This is the SEK version. It is NOT included in the SDK version.

  • Anh Le

    Im trying to download the software and it asked me for the port number and server name. I dont know how i’m gonna get those information. Any help?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mplanchard Marie Planchard


    I am not sure what you are referring too. Sorry for any inconvenience!

  • sagnot michel

    If I have to open a facebook account, I will do it.

    just a question : what are the Finite Elements tools in this version ?

    The same palette of the SDK version, or a more complete one ?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mplanchard Marie Planchard

    More complete. This version includes all simulation products.

  • Ph Carette

    I am now at the step 4 of your instructions, but I don’t find how to go further, step 5, 6 and more.

    Any tip for it ?

  • Ph Carette

    where have I to message you, at the step 5 ?

    I already posted at the SW facebook page, no reply until now.

    You have my email, yet, resident at my university, and proving so that I am really a student.

    So, what is wrong ?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mplanchard Marie Planchard

    Ph, I sent you a message on Facebook highlighting where to go in a picture. We have had nearly 500 downloads with little issue. Messaging us on Facebook and posting on our facebook wall are two different things. Sorry for any confusion!

  • P Carette

    Tx for your help, it’s really appreciated.

    I am trying the simulation features, particularly the composite shell, which seems very powerful.

    But I have a problem with the TJoint.prt tutorial.

    There is no partial study in the file, is it right ?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/imjutras Ian Matthew Jutras


    There should be a partial study tab which is located at the bottom left of the SolidWorks window. It is the third tab from the left. Make sure that you have simulation added in which it should already be if you are viewing the tutorial.

  • tedwar02@uafortsmith.edu

    I did not receive a serial number. I liked the facebook page. How do I find the serial number? Please help…. I am trying to finish an assignment….

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mplanchard Marie Planchard

    After you message us on Facebook, you may have to wait up to 24 hours to get the serial number response. Weekends it may be longer. I just responded to a number of messages now so hopefully you were one of them. Thanks and sorry for any inconvenience!

  • suddy.sudeep@gmail.com

    hello mam,
    I am a student from INDIA, and very much interested in automotive designing , I want to work in the SOLID WORKS platform, would you please tell me the procedure.

    Sudeep Bhattarai

  • Islam Eledkawy

    I downloaded the solid works 2011-2012 version and I tried to install it on my Macbook pro a massage come (You can’t open the application “SolidWorksSetup.exe” because Microsoft Windows applications are not supported on OS X.) because it’s a windows version.
    Have you got any idea of where to get the mac version?……
    Please advise as I really need it.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mplanchard Marie Planchard

    We dont support directly, but SolidWorks users have figured it out. Please go to our forums. Try this one:


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