SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2015-2016 – The Innovation Revolution

The SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2015 – 2016 has ignited a new Innovation revolution in the world of engineering and design education. Based on SOLIDWORKS Premium 2015 and the SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015 Portfolio, educators and students have access to the latest in SOLIDWORKS technology and enhancements from our SOLIDWORKS community.


Inspiring innovation, the SOLIDWORKS Education Edition focuses on design not modeling. There are new features that reduce geometry creation steps and the release includes our new software application, SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD). SOLIDWORKS MBD provides an integrated, drawing-less manufacturing solution for SOLIDWORKS 2015. With these tools, you can define, organize, and publish 3D Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) and 3D model data in industry standard file formats. SOLIDWORKS MBD defines 3D PMI such as dimensions, datums, geometric tolerances, surface finishes, welding symbols, bills of material (BOM), callouts, tables, notes, meta-properties, and other annotations within the SOLIDWORKS 3D environment.

The process is both intuitive and interactive and helps multiple people within the supply 2015_EducationEditionPackagingShotchain understand the design without the need for 2D drawings. In a world filled with engineering drawings, MBD is an integral part of the Innovation Revolution. Based on company adoption of Military-Standard-31000A, ASME Y14.41, ISO 16792, DIN ISO 16792, and GB 24734, MBD will change how drawings are taught in school.

SOLIDWORKS also includes hundreds of enhancements and tutorials to its Simulation portfolio. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premuim, SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, SOLIDWORKS Motion, SOLIDWORKS Plastics and SOLIDWORKS Sustainablity allow 0 year old students to explore fun with physics and university students to validate their most complex engineering designs with multiple test scenarios.

eDrawing SolidWorks Flow SimulationAs our community grows to millions of users, educators and students need more communication tools. The SOLIDWORKS Education Edition contains enhancements to eDrawings that allow models, drawings, flow analysis and simulation analysis to be shared on tablets.

Whatever subject you teach or product your students design, you’ll find SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2015-2016 has the tools you need to complete your projects faster. Further, with Windows 8.1, the SOLIDWORKS Education Edition provides direct access to 3D Printing. And with over 2,700,000 users worldwide, the SOLIDWORKS community gives you a vibrant resource for design insight and expertise.

Qualified schools on subscription have access to free Student Licensing for home use. With 140,000 certified SOLIDWORKS users, qualified schools can also apply to become a Certified SOLIDWORKS Academic Exam Provider. Passing CSWA Exam helps prove to employers that your students have the fundamental engineering graphics skills sets needed to succeed in a competitive job market.

Educators can join the MySolidWorks community with access to learning content, forums, blogs, latest news, 3D Content Central models and more.

You can join in at a local user group and network with your peers, share valuable tips and tricks, or check out our education Facebook page and YouTube channel for tutorials and features.

Please take some time to explore our SOLIDWORKS Education Edition Launch Site and discover how SOLIDWORKS gives you and your students the tools to manage every aspect of your design process, from initial layout, to detail design, simulation, communication and collaboration.




Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard