|Home Use of the Software by Students and Lecturers|
A Student Engineering Kit (SEK) is a time-limited, stand-alone version of the full SOLIDWORKS Education Edition.
Each year a Campus Pack 1 licence subscription provides 60, 200, 500 or 2000 one year SEK licences (activations) for use by students
and lecturers on their personal laptops / home PCs. The university 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.
All students and lecturers must be made aware of the licence restrictions.
The heavily subsidised SOLIDWORKS Education Edition is available to colleges and universities for instructional use; for non-funded undergraduate student research projects as part of their degree; for non-funded graduate student projects with no deliverables; and for internal use curriculum development only. For all other research projects a separate Research Licence must be obtained.
|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, 200, 500 or 2000 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|
Employers will value SOLIDWORKS experience and you will frequently see jobs advertised requiring
“Expertise in SOLIDWORKS” or “SOLIDWORKS CSWP qualified”. Students wishing to apply for these jobs need
to formally show their competence by taking the SOLIDWORKS Certified Examinations.
Included in the subscription is one free entry for up to 60, 200, 500 or 2000 students/lecturers to the CSWA-Academic (Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate), CSDA (Certified Sustainable Design Associate), CSWSA-FEA (Certified SOLIDWORKS Simulation Associate – Finite Element Analysis) and CSWP (Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional) examinations.
The University or College has to register for the exams and then obtain ‘vouchers’ (effectively PIN codes) for students wishing to enter. Each exam has a three hour time limit and is taken on-line at whatever time or date suits. Examination Tutorials are built into MySolidWorks (click on Online Training from within SOLIDWORKS).
Full details of the examinations and how to enter can be found at