About the SOLIDWORKS Research Edition
We know that today’s research quickly becomes the commercial technology of tomorrow. When the time comes to turn your ideas into reality, will your design and analysis software be able to make the transition? If not, SOLIDWORKS Research Edition is your solution.
There are no restrictions for use in publications, industry-funded projects, intellectual property transfer, and patent applications, and no educational watermark – allowing you to clearly present your work. The SOLIDWORKS Research Edition follows the commercial release time frame, making sure your tools and designs stay up-to-date with each release.
Qualified entities may purchase a Research License with no educational watermark at a 50% discount off the commercial recommended retail price for all products and services. New licenses must be purchased with at least one year of subscription service to qualify for all Research License discount pricing. Please note that Home Use Licenses are not included.
Watch the ‘Fundamentals of SOLIDWORKS Research’ video
‘The GravityLight Foundation’ video
Research Licenses must be owned, operated, and maintained by a college, university, research laboratory, teaching hospital, non-profit or consortium. Eligibility of Research Licenses do not include for-profit companies, for-profit research centres, technology incubators, accelerators, non-profit learning centres, museums, public libraries, outreach programs, fab labs, maker/hacker spaces or hobby centres.
Research Licenses may not be owned by government funded research and development centres, such as national laboratories. Institutions of this type are NOT eligible for Research License pricing, regardless of prior qualification status. Technology incubators, spin off companies, tech transfer programs, fab labs, and hobby centres are also automatically disqualified, even if they have non-profit status. Students, professors, or staff of universities may not use Research Licenses to provide individual consulting services.