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Why choose a SOLIDWORKS Research Licence?
Work on publications, patents and industry funded projects
With a SOLIDWORKS University Research Licence researchers can gain access to the latest in engineering technology to solve some of the most complex design problems with the ability to communicate ideas and designs with other users and industrial engineers around the globe.
What are the main differences between the Educational and Research edition of SOLIDWORKS?

SOLIDWORKS Research edition faces no restrictions for use in publications, industry funded projects and patent applications. Unlike the Education version, Academic Research Licences do not contain a watermark and instead follow the commercial release schedule, making them fully compatible with industry.

Who is eligible for a SOLIDWORKS Research License?

Academic Research Licences must be owned, operated, and maintained by a college, university, or university-owned facility, and must be used exclusively for the purposes of research by professors, students, or internal research staff. University-owned facilities may include research laboratories, cooperative/joint institute, medical schools, and teaching hospitals. In some cases, academic consortiums and non-profits may also qualify.

Academic Research Licences may not be owned or used by private government research laboratories, institutes, companies, or consortiums.

Comprehensive Design and Analysis Tools

SOLIDWORKS provides a comphrensive set of 3D design and analysis tools in a single interface. Easy to learn yet remarkably capabale the full suite of CAD tools enables you to create, validate, communicate, and manage your research efficiently and accurately.

Take your designs from initial concept through advanced analysis and gain valuable insights on how to optimize performance in the most cost effective manner. SOLIDWORKS helps you cut down on costly prototypes and eliminate rework and delays.

Full SOLIDWORKS Support Resources

Research editions on subscription are entitled to the full support offerings from Solid Solutions. This includes telephone/email support, online training videos, hardware advice, Launch Events and access to our interactive support blogs.

Industry Compatibility

Unlike the Educational Edition the Research Edition features full compatibility with the commercial version of SOLIDWORKS, enabling seamless external collaboration.

Full Use with No Watermark

The Research Editions can be used without restriction for publications, industry funded projects, intellectual property transfer, and patent applications. No educational watermarks are inserted that could interfere with IP, license agreements, and spin-offs.

Reduced Pricing

Compared to the commercial version the industry version of SOLIDWORKS is available at a significantly reduced cost.

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