SOLIDWORKS, Cloud Storage and PLM for Sponsored Student Teams

For over 20 years, SOLIDWORKS has sponsored student teams that partipate in regional, national and international competitions.  We have walked the fields, paddocks and pits, in all kinds of weather, to talk to students.  The SOLIDWORKS Edu team and our Value added partners cheer on student engineering teams that use our design, simulation and documentation software as they prepare for the job skills needed and the best careers.


WPI Formula Electric Tilt Table

Our new sponsorship season begins in June 1 and we have made the process easier for sponsored teams that need SOLIDWORKS desktop, 100% cloud design tools, Cloud Storage, File Sharing, Revision Control and Advanced Simulation (Abaqus, Electromagnetics).


SOLIDWORKS desktop connected to platform for Cloud Storage and PLM


We know GrabCAD is going away and teams need to manage their data too.  That is why we are providing cloud options to teams. The 3DEXPERIENCE Add-In connects SOLIDWORKS desktop to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform for cloud storage, sharing and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).

SAE Aero Competition Brno University of Technology


We have 4 options for sponsored student teams:


  • A complete suite of 3D design, simulation, CAM, documentation, rendering and more.
  • MySolidWorks Student Learning content access included.
  • PC installation required.


  • A set of browser-based 3D Apps designed by SOLIDWORKS and powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.
  • Anytime, anywhere on any device (Chromebook, MACs, Tablets, Mobile, PC.)
  • Access to a dedicated student community.
  • Runs in the browser-no installation required.


  • Want to use both Desktop + Cloud Apps? No problem! Get the best of both worlds right at your fingertips.
  • Includes everything in SOLIDWORKS Desktop.
  • Includes in SOLIDWORKS Cloud Apps sponsorship.


  • A complete suite of 3D design, simulation, CAM, documentation, rendering and more.
  • Access powerful capabilities for 3D design (CATIA), simulation (SIMULIA), manufacturing (DELMIA), and product data and lifecycle management (ENOVIA)
  • Extend your design capabilities and innovate faster with intuitive design, advanced simulation, manufacturing and product lifecycle management – all connected together through the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.
Osaka University Formula SAE Japan


For collegiate teams, we recommend SOLIDWORKS Desktop and 3DEXPERIENCE Engineer.  With SOLIDWORKS desktop, you will have the software required for great designs with advanced simulation.

With 3DEXPERIENCE Engineer, you now have access to cloud storage of your SOLIDWORKS data on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform where you can share, revise and manage files – all within the SOLIDWORKS interface.

EPFL EuroC European Rocketry Team

You also get access to SIMULIA Technology featuring the Abaqus solver, durability analysis, non-linear materials, and electromagnetic simulation.

Does your team have access to Chromebooks, MAC or Tablets? Then try SOLIDWORKS Cloud Apps that are 100% browser based – no installation required.

Institut Tecknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia

No matter what option your team selects, you will have the tools to develop a great competitive vehicle, robot, or rocket and the job skills for the best careers.

Tenn Tech SAE Baja


Thank you for using SOLIDWORKS and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform by Dassault Systemes.

Apply now:

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