SOLIDWORKS Research Edition

About Researcher license

The Research License facilitates the full use of SOLIDWORKS tools for CAD engineering design without restriction for publications, industry funded-projects, IP transfer, and patent applications.

Benifits of Research License

  • The Research edition contains no education watermarks, preventing any interference with intellectual property, license agreements, and spin-offs.
  • With reduced/special pricing for the license in comparison to commercial licenses, there is a significant savings on the issued grants.
  • SOILDWORKS Research edition has the same releases and updates as commercial licenses and thus providing access to the latest features in the industry.
  • Sharing files with anyone can be done easily and without any restrictions including to government, institutions, teams or other sponsors.
  • Researchers can avail three month licenses for their short term requirements.
  • It gives access to a library of hundreds of SOLIDWORKS training videos, enabling the learner to understand, design and gain knowledge at their own pace.

What Products are Included in It?


SOLIDWORKS Premium is an ultimate package for CAD Designers & Engineers. It includes the required packages for Design, Simulation, Manufacturability checks, CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing), Cost Estimation and Data management.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium simulates and tests the products virtually with real world insights in order to ensure the quality and performance of products before physically manufacturing them.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation focusses on the Computational Flow Dynamics (CFD) of liquids and gases. It provides dynamic feedback on the fluid flow and thermal performance of the designed products.


SOLIDWORKS Electrical is used to create electrical schematics quickly and accurately with a variety of customizable design tools that simplify the design processes of embedded electrical systems.


SOLIDWORKS Visualize is used to render photo-quality content in the fastest and easiest way, from images to animations, interactive web content, and immersive Virtual Reality.


SOLIDWORKS Plastics simulates the flow of the plastic melt into mold cavities and helps in validating and optimizing the product designs to predict and avoid manufacturing defects.


Repurpose 3D engineering models with SOLIDWORKS Composer for creating graphical content to explain processes and procedures in technical communication. Create technical documentation along with product development.


SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management (PDM) helps to manage the design data and workflow. It enables the users to share and collaborate on designs, along with automated version and revision control systems.

SOLIDWORKS Sustainability

SOLIDWORKS Sustainability helps in understanding the ecological impact of individual designs across the product life-cycle and to make them more environmentally friendly.