FIRST Robotics Competition 2023 Sponsorship by SOLIDWORKS & 3DX EDU

Happy New Year! As my first post of 2023, I am excited to announce Dassault Systèmes  and the SOLIDWORKS brand’s sponsorship to all FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams, with FREE software and community support.  Charged Up(SM)  presented by Haas, kickoff is this Saturday January 7, 2023  12PM ET.

With the help of the 3DEXPERIENCE EDU team we are providing all FRC teams our latest software technology with SOLIDWORKS desktop for Windows, SOLIDWORKS Cloud Apps 100% browser-based, and  Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform technology.  All teams can go to for software sponsorship.  And yes, software is FREE for FIRST teams.

With SOLIDWORKS desktop for Windows, students can create parts, assemblies, drawings, simulation, instruction documents, sheet metal, plastic-molded parts, photo-realistic images and electrical schematics.

With SOLIDWORKS Cloud Apps students can work on Chomebooks, MAC or tablets and create parts and assemblies.

With both SOLIDWORKS desktop and the 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud platform, teams are given the Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) tools to define revisions, change history, lock/unlock documents in a collaborative environment.

We have a Student Community for FRC designers and mentors to ask our engineers.  The Student Community Wiki provides access to our FRC Kit of Parts  in SOLIDWORKS desktop Windows and cloud formats.  We also have created a special dashboard for all teams to access our FRC/FTC User Library.

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) organization, founded by Dean Kamen, celebrates Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math through robotics competitions, FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Lego League.  Apply now for sponsorship.

SOLIDWORKS has been a Crown Supplier of FIRST teams and the software behind the FIRST competitions fields.  Now, thanks to Dassault Systemes 3DEXPERIENCE platform technology, we are offering all FIRST teams SOLIDWORKS desktop and/or SOLIDWORKS Cloud CAD apps, PLM and our web-based collaboration and community tools. Apply now for sponsorship.

Our offer starts now.  Don’t wait for the competitions to announce the game.  Apply now to understand our tools and review our offers.

Want to use SOLIDWORKS desktop?  Just apply.

Want to use SOLIDWORKS Cloud Apps? Just apply.

Want to use both?  You got it,. Just apply.

One application does all software offers.  For cloud use, we do need parent/legal guardian permission.  Follow the application and video to understand the process.

Just apply.

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