|Home Use of the Software by Students and Teachers|
Up to 60 SEKs
A Student Engineering Kit (SEK) is a time-limited, stand-alone version of the full SOLIDWORKS Education Edition. Each year a school licence subscription provides 60 one year SEK licences (activations) for use by students and teachers on their personal laptops / home PCs. The school can distribute the software either by instructing their students to download it free of charge from www.solidworks.com/sek; or by loaning out the master DVDs; or by purchasing Student Engineering Kit DVDs. The SEK-ID and SEK Serial Number(s) provided will be required by students.
Unlimited Number of SDKs
A Student Design Kit is a time-limited, stand-alone version of the core 3D Design part of SOLIDWORKS Education Edition. Each year a school licence subscription provides an unlimited number of SDK licences for use by students and teachers on their personal laptops / home PCs. The school can distribute the software either by instructing their students to download it free of charge from www.solidworks.com/sdk; or by loaning out the master DVDs; or by purchasing Student Design Kit DVDs. The SDK-ID and Serial Number provided will be required by students.
|Curriculum Resources and Online Training|
Comprehensive interactive tutorials are built-in to SOLIDWORKS and these are a great way to get started.
Simply click on the Tutorials icon from within SOLIDWORKS to access these. Student Guides and Instructor
Guides are also available for download (click on Student Resources or Instructor Resources as appropriate).
Whilst in subscription, Online Training videos are available from MySolidWorks which can be accessed by clicking on the Online Training icon from within SOLIDWORKS. Up to 60 students can have access to all these training videos via MySolidWorks Standard for Students by entering their SEK Serial Number.
|Automatic Updates to the Latest Version of SOLIDWORKS Education Edition|
|The SOLIDWORKS Education Edition is updated annually (normally between June and September), and usually contains significant enhancements and new features.|
|SOLIDWORKS Certification - Giving Your Students The Edge|
As competition for jobs and university places gets more and more competitive, a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate
(CSWA – Academic) certificate, or Certified Sustainable Design Associate (CSDA) certificate, alongside GCSE’s
and ‘A’ levels will make any student stand out from the crowd. Employers and university admission officers will
recognise the blue-chip credentials of SolidWorks and understand CSWA/CSDA/CSWP as a highly credible measure of competence.
Every SOLIDWORKS Education Edition subscription provides students with free entry to the CSWA, CSDA and CSWP examinations. Preparation need not be onerous and is ideal for A Level students who wish to study subjects such as Engineering, Product Design, etc., at university. The School or College has to register for the exam and then obtain ‘vouchers’ (effectively PIN codes) for students wishing to enter. The exam has a three hour time limit and is taken on-line at whatever time or date suits. CSWA Tutorials are built into MySolidWorks (click on Online Training from within SOLIDWORKS). Full details of the examination and how to enter can be found at www.solidworks.com/certification. Teachers too can formally show their competence with free entry to the Technology Educator Competency Exam (TECE). Teachers passing both the CSWA – Academic and TECE examinations gain the SolidWorks Accredited Educators Certification.