Free Student Software in Engineering, Simulation, Math & Design

In the Dassault Systemes family, we have free student software tools – no matter what your grade level. You may use SOLIDWORKS or you have no software experience. You may be an engineer or an artist. You may attend university or Kindergarten.  We have free tools for every student who wants to learn great skills and have fun.


Let’s begin with tools for the University students.  Enhance your knowledge of SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS Simulation with SIMULIA Technology.  Abaqus, CST Studio Suite and Antenna Magus offer free learning editions in structural analysis, electromagnetic analysis and antenna design. Develop mathematical models with Scilab.  Scilab is free, open source software for numerical computation with engineering and scientific applications.

For the designers, makers and artists, browser-based apps, MakeByMe and  HomeBeMe allow you to model furniture and design your living space.

For our young designers and artists, there is SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids, a web-based creative 3D modeling, styling and 3D printing software.

And thanks to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform technology, we have communities for students and educators to share their ideas.

Read on to explore these software applications and get them for free.

Abaqus Learning Edition

Abaqus Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software is used by engineers and scientists in a variety of industries to solve complex problems.

For students, the Abaqus Learning Edition is available on Windows platform only and supports structural models up to 1000 nodes. Documentation in HTML format makes this the perfect Abaqus learning tool. Download the ABAQUS Learning Edition from the SIMULIA Community.

CST Studio Suite Learning Edition

The CST Studio Suite Learning Edition introduces students to the world of electromagnetic simulation, making Maxwell’s equations easier to understand and optimizing components and systems.

Also included are tutorials showing how to develop each model. These examples are available in the SIMULIA Community. Download the CST Studio Suite Learning Edition from the SIMULIA Community.

Antenna Magus Learning Edition

Antenna Magus Learning Edition makes design capabilities for 12 popular antenna types available and can generate high quality simulation models of these designs. It can also be used to synthesize basic antenna arrays and includes a selection of useful utilities.

You can download the Antenna Magus Learning Edition free of charge from the SIMULIA Community.


Scilab is open source software for numerical computation available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. Scilab provides numerical analysis, data visualization, simulations, algorithm development, app development and many more tools used by computer programmers, engineers, scientists, and mathematicians.

There are tutorials to explore and a vibrant Scilab community.

Get Scilab software and join the community here.

Interior Designers, Makers, & Artists

HomeByMe and MakeByMe are two browser-based design apps that students can explore and create projects for free.


Get inspired and make your own projects with the Do It Yourself (DIY) apps, MakeByMe and HomebyMe (up to 5 projects free).  Students, Educators, Makers, Hobbyists, SOLIDWORKS users, this creative app is browser-based for those who love to design & build furniture or wood projects.

DIY Birdhouse & Furniture with MakeByMe and HomeByMe

Sign up for MakeByMe here.


HomeByMe is an interior design platform that allows you to create  floor plans in 2D and furnish your home in 3D, while expressing your decoration style. Easy and intuitive with plenty of tutorials and community inspiration, HomeByMe also works with MakeByMe so you can see your ideas as you design them.

Sign up for HomebyMe here.

SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids

SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids is a free, fun learning STEM/STEAM web-based tools available for kids ages 4-14. Parents and mentors can sign up for free for SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids.  We have a special SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids Classroom – just for teachers and mentors too.


The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is a technology platform that allows students and educators to design,  share ideas and collaborate. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform supports free communities where like-minded people come together.  We also have communities by software brands such as SOLIDWORKS, SIMULIA, BIOVIA, GEOVIA, CATIA, 3DEXCITE, DELMIA, NETVIBES and other interests.

HomeByMe and MakeByMe have content communities to share your ideas and see what other designers, makers, DIYers, and artists have created.


Let’s explore the 3DEXPERIENCE Student Community and 3DEXPERIENCE Academics Community.


3DEXPERIENCE EDU Student Community

Students can request to join, Communities | 3DEXPERIENCE Edu (

Enter the 3DEXPERIENCE EDU Student Community3DSwym 3DEXPERIENCE Edu | Students

Students can collaborate with others on designs and creations. In the community, share ideas and best practices, find solutions to complex problems, learn from each other, and hook up with peers to take part in student competitions.

3DEXPERIENCE Academics Community

The 3DEXPERIENCE Academics Community  is a private community for educators. Educators can request to join, Communities | 3DEXPERIENCE Edu (

Enter the 3DEXPERIENCE EDU Academics Community URL: 3DSwym 3DEXPERIENCE Edu | Academics into your browser.


The 3DEXPERIENCE EDU Academics Community is displayed. Want to keep in touch with new software developments, new learning content, contests for students, etc.? Want to get access to coaching and support? This is the dedicated community for Educators.

Click the wiki filter as illustrated.


This is an excellent community for educators to collaborate on learning content, connect with other educators and review system requirements for the classroom.


Have a break from school? Now is a perfect time to explore new tools and communities. Happy Holidays.


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