FIRST Robotics Sponsorship from SOLIDWORKS & 3DXEDU

Happy New Year! As my first post of 2024, I am excited to announce Dassault Systèmes,  SOLIDWORKS, and 3DEXPERIENCE EDU sponsorship, to all FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams, with FREE software and student community support. Kickoff CRESCENDOSM presented by Haas,  is this Saturday January 6, 2023  12PM ET.

With the help of the 3DEXPERIENCE EDU team, we are providing all FRC teams our latest software technology with SOLIDWORKS for your Windows PC, the same technology used to design the FRC field and game pieces.  We are also providing 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.  It is the same software used in industry, colleges and technical institutions with over 7 million SOLIDWORKS community members around the world.

SOLIDWORKS for Your Windows Based PC

SOLIDWORKS is Computer Aided Design (CAD) software that is used to create 3D Models and 2D Drawings.  You can create a 3D Model of your robot – before any part is manufactured or assembled.  Competitive student teams used SOLIDWORKS not only for CAD but also for Simulation (Stress Analysis and Kinematics Motion), Visualization (Photorealistic renderings), 3D Wiring, 2D Electrical Schematics.  Even if you use other CAD software, you can apply for SOLIDWORKS sponsorship to use our advanced product design tools. Once you download and install SOLIDWORKS, no internet is required.


SOLIDWORKS Learning Materials

SOLIDWORKS has tutorials to learn right inside the software (Welcome dialog box or Help menu). Students have access to MySolidWorks with hundreds of hours of video lessons.

Everyone has free Guest access to MySolidWorks.  Students need to create a MySolidWorks Student Login with their sponsorship serial number to get full Student Access on MySolidWorks.

GoEngineer Online Course for FIRST Teams


Our reseller, GoEngineer also hosts an online class with Friday office hours for any FIRST team. Click here for more information or download the flyer below..


We have also created a YouTube FIRST Robotics playlist.

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

Even if you use another CAD tool, you can apply for SOLIDWORKS Student Team Sponsorship to be able to create your poster with SOLIDWORKS Visualize or create  robust Engineering drawings.

But SOLIDWORKS is much more than a set of software tools.  SOLIDWORKS helps you get jobs.  With over 700,000 certified SOLIDWORKS users, our customers that use SOLIDWORKS need interns and young professionals with SOLIDWORKS and Technological skills.


With SOLIDWORKS Cloud Apps students can work on Chomebooks, MAC or tablets and create parts and assemblies. SOLIDWORKS xDesign is a 100% browser app that is great for designing prismatic robot components.  SOLIDWORKS xShape creates organic shapes like the team’s mascot!

FRC 5993 ISTECH uses both SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS Cloud CAD Apps on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform..


With both SOLIDWORKS for Windows 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 for 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 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 for Windows?  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