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Professional Empowerment

JOIN THE MILLIONS WORLDWIDE

Each year - for over 25 years - new enhancements to the SOLIDWORKS® Solution Portfolio help our users maximize the productivity of their design and manufacturing resources, while allowing them to develop great products faster.

Learn more about how millions of users worldwide, just like the team at Square Robot, use the latest SOLIDWORKS enhancements to turn their great ideas into tomorrow's new, industry-leading products!

THE MAKER AND FAB LAB COMMUNITY

Maker spaces and Fab Labs are the lifeblood of the maker movement. These are communities that foster creativity and ingenuity, manifesting in intricate, unique designs.

SOLIDWORKS embraces maker spaces and Fab Labs that are part of the Fab Foundation network, with SOLIDWORKS serving as its founding CAD partner. Learn new ways to create and find community/ mentorship – all while using SOLIDWORKS to bring concepts to life!

STARTING UP YOUR OWN SUCCESS

We know that starting a business from the ground up can be tough. How do you conceive and design a product, test it, prepare it for manufacturing and launch a business and brand—all on a shoestring budget?

For early-stage startups that meet the eligibility criteria, the SOLIDWORKS for Entrepreneurs program offers software, training, and co-marketing resources at no cost to help you succeed. Learn how you, like so many of our entrepreneurs, can benefit from the program today!

Lifetime Involvement

CERTIFICATION AND ADVANCEMENT

In the today's job market, standing out amongst other candidates from around the world can be challenging. Earning a SOLIDWORKS Certification can help you get a job, keep a job, and possibly move up in your current job.

Become part of our growing community of over 380,000 certified SOLIDWORKS users and advance your career today!

COLLABORATE, LEARN, & NETWORK

The SOLIDWORKS User Group Network (SWUGN) is run for our users, by our users. Its mission is to empower real people who use SOLIDWORKS products to collaborate with, learn from, and teach others.

Connect and meet up with one another anytime, anywhere, on any device for in-depth technical conversations and face-to-face networking!

Youth Development

IGNITING INSPIRATION FOR DESIGN

We want our customers - engineers or designers who have children of their own, who teach, or who give up their time to support other learning activities - to have a bridge to share your love of design and engineering with the children in your lives.

With SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids, we are creating an ecosystem of apps to empower kids to learn about design, engineering, creativity and making things in a fun, easy, and friendly environment. Learn more today!

PUTTING STEM EDUCATION FIRST

FIRST Robotics allows teams of high school students and mentors the opportunity to work and create together to solve problems, all while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.

SOLIDWORKS is the modeling solutions partner for FIRST, providing engineering and documentation tools like SOLIDWORKS Premium and SOLIDWORKS Composer. Our software assists in the creation of the Game Manual, Field Drawings, and Field Assembly Instructions for FIRST Robotics Competitions (FRC) and FIRST Tech Challenges (FTC).

GROWING FROM STUDENT TO ENGINEER

The world needs designers and engineers who can think creatively, collaborate easily, respond to changes quickly, and solve problems fast. By competing in design contests, students not only sharpen these skills, but also prepare for a competitive workplace.

SOLIDWORKS helps thousands of student teams worldwide by providing tools for use in student projects. Learn how you can get involved in one of these SOLIDWORKS-sponsored student programs today!

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