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More than 2,103,400 product designers and engineers worldwide, representing 178,100 organizations, use SolidWorks to bring their designs to life–from the coolest gadgets to innovations that deliver a better tomorrow
Solidworks Education Edition Software
ProductRelevance / Use
Solidworks® Premium 3D CADthe standard in 3D mechanical design software
Solidworks® Simulation PremiumFinite Element Analysis (Linear & non Linear) including composites & Kinematics
Solidworks® Flow SimulationCFD: Computational fluid dynamics and thermal analysis. HVAC AND COOLING MODULES – unique challenges of electronic packaging and HVAC designers. Simulate the air and heat flows through electronic components and HVAC systems
Solidworks® SustainabilitySustainable design hinges on life cycle assessment (LCA), an in-depth, cradle-to-grave analysis of your product. LCA helps you to make smart, environmentally friendly decisions before manufacturing begins
Solidworks PlasticsGives designers or builders of injection molds an accurate, easy-to-use way to optimize them. Quickly create and analyze single, multi-cavity, and family mold layouts.
Photo View 360create photo-realistic images of SolidWorks models
Solidworks Toolboxautomate assembly tasks with a library of standard parts
Solidworks® Animatorcreate compelling AVI files from SolidWorks parts and assemblies
Costing ToolThe costing tool helps designers make faster and more repeatable decisions based on manufacturing costs and helps manufacturers automate their quoting processes.
Solidworks Utilitiesanalyze designs and compare different versions of a design
3D Instant Websitequickly make a website featuring your design
PDM WorksMinimize errors and duplicated efforts by capturing file revision histories automatically. Access desired files
Circuit worksFully integrated bi-directional interface between Solidworks and PCB Design systems
Solidworks Education Edition Software
Solidworks Simulation Premium
Includes linear stress
Parts & Assemblies
Frequency & Buckling
Solidworks Motion Simulation
Simulates the Mechanical operations
Interference between moving parts
Solidworks Flow Simulation
Laminar and Turbulent Flows
Internal and External flow
Compressible and Incompressible Flows
Mixing of Fluids
Surface to Surface and Solar Radiation
Intuitive LCA Tool
Environmental Impact Dashboard
Find Similar Material
Avoid costly mold rework
Optimize feed system design
Estimate cycle time, clamp tonnage, and shot size
The SolidWorks Education Program offers a complete suite of design tools. With the software’s intuitive user interface, your students will quickly be able to:
Conceptualize and visualize detailed designs
Precisely document designs and part lists
Run complete analysis and fabrication
Create technical illustrations for project presentations
Employ data management for student projects
As a result, students can focus on ideas, problem solving, and working as a team—instead of having to memorize complex commands.
Solidworks offers you and your students every advantage
A complete suite of tools for every step of the design process
Easy tutorials and custom curriculum guides
Project-based activities for design, modeling, and visualization
An active user community of over one million CAD professionals
Used in more than 25,000 educational institutions and 87percent of the top technical institutions
Created by educators and industry professionals
Access outside the classroom
Students gain a competitive advantage with Certified Solidworks Associate (CSWA) Program certificate
Students can test their designs without physical prototypes
Solidworks software goes beyond drawings and models. With built-in simulation tools, students can test their designs throughout the development process to ensure viability and optimize performance. Every Solidworks Education Edition license comes with tools for Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computation Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and Kinematic Analysis (motion analysis).
Solidworks helps students make “sustainable” designs
Solidworks Sustainability enables students to analyze the future environmental impact of their designs.
They’ll be able to assess material choices, manufacturing techniques, and transportation methods that
Impact a product’s overall sustainability and “carbon footprint.”
Training materials with Solidworks Education Edition (Softcopy)
Curriculum & Courseware
Developed by educators for educators, the SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware as part of the SolidWorks Education Edition product comprise a complete set of instructional resources for teaching and learning 3D design concepts. This broad range of instructional materials is on the customer portal that includes suggested lesson plans, exercises, design problems, quizzes, homework assignments, and learning objectives that are applicable for both introductory and advanced design courses.
Curriculum and courseware includes instructional resources for teaching and learning3D design with a focus on engineering and analysis principles. Whether for a 40-minutelecture, two-week project, semester-long course, or full-year program, the Solidworks Tutorials, Solidworks Simulation Tutorials, and the Solidworks Curriculum and Courseware give you flexible teaching tools. Suggested lesson plans, exercises, math and science correlations, quizzes, homework assignments, and learning objectives are applicable for programs from introductory engineering to advanced design. Students step through examples that reinforce the design and hands-on building process with physical assemblies. Activities implement science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) principles to aid you in integrating the curriculum into a creative and flexible classroom. No matter what your grade level or subject, SolidWorks software helps your students learn and understand the fundamentals of design, engineering, and analysis.
The following curriculum and courseware materials are provided:
SolidWorks software provides 37 step-by-step tutorials that guide students through the fundamental concepts of modeling. Located in the Help menu, these electronic tutorials require no printing. Students can be assigned 30- to 60-minute lessons in a classroom setting or independently. Eleven lessons are explored in greater depth in the SolidWorksTeacherGuide, providing goals, assessments, and related exercises
SolidWorks Tutorials and Curriculum—easy-to-follow independent exercises and project-based activities cover design, modeling, and visualization, making math, science, and engineering relevant. New tutorials in assemblies, routing, and motion studies are available.
SolidWorks Simulation Tutorials
The SolidWorks Simulation and Motion Guides features an introduction to the principles of analysis. Fully integrated with SolidWorks®, design analysis is an essential part of completing a product. With SolidWorks tools, you can simulate the testing of your model’s working environment. SolidWorks Flow Simulation is an analysis tool for predicting the characteristics of various internal and external flows, thereby solving various hydraulic and gas dynamic engineering problems.
SolidWorks Simulation Tutorials, in terms of design validation and simulation, allow you to be certain that your design is going to work the way you envisioned it the first time. Verification problems and National Agency for Finite Elements Methods and Standards (NAFEMS) enable students to explore the concepts you teach. The easy-to-use interface allows you to quickly define the constraints and criteria to ensure your design will perform in the real world.
SolidWorks Sustainability considers how and where materials are produced, parts are manufactured, and products are used and discarded. SolidWorks Sustainability empowers your students to analyze the future environmental impact of their designs.
SolidWorks Teacher and Student Guides
The SolidWorks Teacher Guide provides an introduction to engineering design and features 12 lessons that correspond to the SolidWorks Tutorials. This fully reproducible document incorporates lesson plans, presentations, student goals, vocabulary, and answers to student assessments. Other exercises stimulate students’ imagination with real-world applications. A corresponding SolidWorks Student Guide provides exercises and assessments for your students.The lessons correlate to nine tutorials.Topics include:
Lesson 1: Using the Interface
Lesson 2: Basic Functionality
Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start
Lesson 4: Assembly Basics
Lesson 5: Toolbox Basics
Lesson 6: Drawing Basics
Lesson 7: eDrawings Basics
Lesson 8: Design Tables
Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features
Lesson 10: Loft Features
Lesson 11: Visualization with PhotoWork
SolidWorks Simulation Teacher and Student Guides
The SolidWorks Simulation Teacher Guide features an introduction to the principles of analysis utilized in SolidWorks Simulation and SolidWorks Flow Simulation. Design analysis is an essential part of completing a product, and is fully integrated with SolidWorks software. SolidWorks Simulation simulates the testing of your model’s prototype working environment. It can help answer questions such as, how safe, efficient, and economical is your design?
SolidWorks Flow Simulation is an analysis tool for predicting the characteristics of various flows over and inside 3D objects modeled by SolidWorks, thereby solving various hydraulic and gas dynamic engineering problems.This fully reproducible document incorporates lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, student goals, vocabulary, and answers to student assignments. A corresponding SolidWorksSimulation student guide provides exercises and assessments for your students.
Trebuchet Design Project
The Trebuchet Design Project is a 200-page document that steps a student through the parts,assemblies, and drawings used to construct a Trebuchet. Utilizing COSMOSXpress, students analyze structural members to determine material and thickness. Mathematics and physics competency-based exercises explore algebra, geometry, weight, and gravity.
Bridge Design Project
The Bridge Design Project is a series of movies and models for constructing a trussed wooden bridge. Students utilize SolidWorks Simulation to analyze different loading conditions of the bridge.
SolidWorks Motion Simulation Teacher and Student Guides
From dynamics to kinematics, both SolidWorks Motion Simulation guides provide step-by step examples to incorporate theory through virtual simulation.
SolidWorks Motion Simulation Virtual Tutor
Explore the concepts of forces, acceleration, dynamics, and kinematics. Your students can better understand theory and basic engineering principles in an interactive environment.
Building a CO2-Powered Car
This project leads students through the steps of designing and analyzing a CO2-powered car,from the car body design in SolidWorks to the analysis of air flow in SolidWorks Flow Simulation.Students must make design changes in the car body to reduce drag. They also explore the design process through production drawings in this document.
Mountain Board Design Project
The Mountain Board Design Project is a competency-based learning activity that takes your students through an interactive design project. Complete with goals and assessment, this 500-page document leads students through varied experiences with practical applications, including the iterative process, implementing design ideas, engineering a product, analysis for improving performance, and visualization for marketing a product.
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