Graduates! Stay Connected To SOLIDWORKS

Kettering University Formula SAE Graduates

Congratulations to all the engineering, design and manufacturing graduates in 2022.  The SOLIDWORKS community cheers for you and your accomplishments.  We’ve seen you on the race tracks, the arenas, and reviewed your senior design projects.

We invite you to join our communities, learn new tools, prepare for certifications and stay connected to SOLIDWORKS.

The SOLIDWORKS User Group Network (SWUGN)

The SOLIDWORKS User Group Network is an independently run user group of professionals, educators and students that get together to share their passion for design.  There are hundreds of users group globally.

SWUGN also runs SLUGME – the largest/longest user group around the world.  #SLUGME7 occurs later this summer tentative September 10, 2022.

SWUGN supports 3DEXPERIENCE World, Feb 12 – Feb 15, 2023,  featuring the latest innovations in design and engineering using tools like SOLIDWORKS and web-based apps like xDesign and xShape.


The SOLIDWORKS Champions Program

To recognize the students and industry professional that go above and beyond helping other SOLIDWORKS users, the SOLIDWORKS Champions Program was created.  Are you that person?  Review the criteria and fill out the Champions application.

WPI Formula SAE EV Graduates

Did you graduate an loose access to SOLIDWORKS software?  Do you want to learn our latest cloud app technology?  Do you realize you need to have SOLIDWORKS based skills to get a job?   Until July 31, 2022, we allow all students that recently graduated to purchase our student software offers.

Which offer is right for you?


If you have a Chrome book, MAC, Tablet, then SOLIDWORKS Cloud CAD apps are available in 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Students .

The SOLIDWORKS Cloud CAD apps, xDesign, xShape, xFrame, xMold, xSheetMetal, xDefine, are 100% browser based.

SOLIDWORKS Connected app

If you have a PC (windows native/64bit), the SOLIDWORKS Connected app is also included with 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Students . 

The SOLIDWORKS Connected App allows you to create parts, assemblies, and drawings in the SOLIDWORKS user interface and stores model data on the cloud or to your PC.  A web connection is required. (Note: You cannot run SOLIDWORKS Connected App and SOLIDWORKS desktop on the same PC.)

The 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Student offer contains both SOLIDWORKS Cloud CAD apps (Cloud) and SOLIDWORKS Connector app (Desktop).

The 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Students offer provides you access to our student community, learning content, and certifications to increase your skill sets for the job market.

SOLIDWORKS Student Edition (desktop)

If you have a PC and are taking a summer class with no access to a school lab, then finish up your classes with SOLIDWORKS desktop.  The SOLIDWORKS Student Edition is based on the same license used at your school.

If you do not have strong internet access, SOLIDWORKS Student Edition only requires web access at time of installation.

Learning content is available on  Use your SOLIDWORKS Student Edition serial number to gain access.

Share Your SOLIDWORKS Moment 

Share your best “SOLIDWORKS” moment with us.   We are on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Design well, Marie







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