SOLIDWORKS Military Veterans Program

SolidWorks Military Veterans Program

On Monday, Veteran’s Day, here in America,  we honor those who serve in the US armed forces. The SOLIDWORKS  Military Veterans Program (MVP) allows US veterans to obtain SOLIDWORKS for educational purposes through the SolidWorks Military Veterans Education store.

US Veterans can obtain a copy of SOLIDWORKS at a discounted rate and a DD214 form.

SolidWorks Miltary Veterans Store 2014

This year, the SOLIDWORKS EDU team got to visit Workshops for Warriors in San Diego California, an organization that  is rebuilding America’s advanced manufacturing workforce by a rigorous skills based training program with the latest technology. These Veterans work hard to become highly skilled and  certified in MasterCam, Welding, SOLIDWORKS  and other job skills.

Workshop for Warriors CAD Team Photos

The complete story is here.

In 2009, a young Veteran came to us and asked for a copy of SOLIDWORKS.

Flag Flown for SolidWorks

He wanted to keep his skills up for his employer during deployment. Months later, we received a flag flown for SolidWorks.  We have received many thank you cards and plaques of the years from students – but this was an honor I never expected.

Maries Office Thank you wall

I have to thank my colleagues Chris and Adam for making the MVP program happen. Marie




Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Director of Education & Early Engagement, SolidWorks at Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation
Marie Planchard is Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS. She is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the SOLIDWORKS products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard