What is SOLIDWORKS Research Edition software?
The SOLIDWORKS Research License gives researchers the latest in SOLIDWORKS design and science engineering technology, while connecting them with other users around the world.
The software and output has no restrictions for use in publications, industry-funded projects, intellectual property transfer, and patent applications, and does not contain an educational watermark.
Industry standard tools
The Research License follows the SOLIDWORKS commercial licensing agreement, letting researchers grow their capabilities with the industry’s most flexible platform. SOLIDWORKS Research License software follows the same release schedule as the commercial version of SOLIDWORKS, keeping your tools and designs up-to-date.
If your research involves:
- Developing intellectual property
- Applying for patents
- Or publishing results from internally or externally funded projects
Then the SOLIDWORKS Research License is the right tool for you. This suite of products assists in getting you to your research goals faster.
Take a first look at SOLIDWORKS Research Edition
SOLIDWORKS Research Edition Capabilities
Use the latest in SOLIDWORKS to solve the world’s most complex design problems
SOLIDWORKS Research FAQs
Get answers to your frequently asked questions
Research Purpose — Any work where SOLIDWORKS directly contributes to the problem statement, modeling, analysis, outcome or deliverable of a Research Project. Research Purposes do not include Commercial Purposes or Curriculum Development.
Educational Purpose — Classroom or laboratory learning by Qualified Students or instruction or preparation of courses by Qualified Instructors. Educational Purposes may also include Capstone or other student projects if the work is non-proprietary, does not create or transfer Intellectual Property and the results will become part of the public domain. Educational Purposes do not include Research Purposes, Commercial Purposes or Curriculum Development. Requires an education license »
Commercial Purpose — Professional consulting, hardware production for resale, job shop activities, services performed under a Technical Services Agreement, corporate or government internships, private tutoring or training of anyone other than Qualified Students. Requires a commercial license »
SOLIDWORKS Research Edition Benefits
Easy to use software which will adapt to your research projects
Full use with no restrictions
Enjoy full use without restriction for publications, industry-funded projects, intellectual property (IP) transfer, and patent applications.
No educational watermarks
No educational watermarks are inserted that interfere with IP, license agreements, and spin-offs.
Full SOLIDWORKS compatibility
Full compatibility with the commercial version of SOLIDWORKS enables external collaboration covering all aspects of the product development process with a seamless, integrated workflow—including design, verification, sustainable design, communication, and data management.
Special pricing means substantial savings over commercial rates, preserving more of your grant award.