SolidWorks CAD Software
The 2014-2015 Edition will include several new additions to its 3D design software applications portfolio including new tools and enhancements for improved teacher efficiency, shorter design processes, increased team collaboration and educational productivity across numerous areas.
The SOLIDWORKS community has grown substantially with over 100,000 certified students and educators taking advantage of the training and education tools available. The software is recognised by industry professionals as a valuable learning tool for students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics subject areas.
SOLIDWORKS CEO Bertrand Sicot, said: “The world needs engineers, innovators, and design leaders. Dassault Systèmes is committed to improving STEM education and bringing those next generation leaders to the forefront.”
Key features of this new edition include teaching guides and lessons plans for the STEM curriculum and libraries of assembly models for competitive teams in FIRST robotics. Design tools have been added to further the ability for students using 3D CAD, Simulation, Product Data Management, Technical Communication and Electrical Design and SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium has been included for finite element analysis.
Students in SOLIDWORKS certified schools will have the added benefit of being able to use the software outside the classroom for free. Schools themselves also have the opportunity to become Certified SOLIDWORKS Academic Exam Providers so that students can complete the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate exam.
“Clemson University’s engineering students have contributed to more CSWA’s that any other US university,” says John Minor at Clemson University, a Ceritied SOLIDWORKS Associate. “The General Engineering program at Clemson has provided a solid foundation to prepare students for our global commercial customers.”
To coincide with the launch for SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2014-2015, as of this month all FIRST Robotics teams are eligible for the SOLIDWORKS Robotics Sponsorship. SOLIDWORKS has produced several winners in robotics competitions in the past with one of the most recent being the AUVSI 2014 Aerial Robotics Competition in July which saw NC State Robotics Club soar to first place.