3. 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers and Makerspaces Offer

3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers – for you and your Makerspace Colleagues

Whether you are a member or manager of a makerspace, if you love to make, now you can create anything you want and get everything you need with a free annual license of 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS® for Makers*. You’ll get powerful online tools for designing, fabricating, visualizing, and more.

3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers lets you take your hobbies and personal projects to the next level. You’ll have the flexibility you need to shape ideas from anywhere in your makerspace or in the comfort of your home. All you need is internet connectivity and a curious mind! Whether you're an experienced maker or just getting started, get your free 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers license now and other benefits to help unleash your imagination and create amazing things.

Makers working in the SOLIDWORKS Fab Lab maker space

Here’s what you’ll get to help you make cool stuff with your free annual license of 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers:

  • 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Professional, the standard for professional CAD users but licensed for home and personal use (software installs locally and requires Windows 10 or Windows 11)
  • 3D Creator and 3D Sculptor, the next generation of premium design tools that are online, browser-based, and built for collaboration
  • NC Shop Floor Programmer, intelligent machining strategies for 3-axis milling and wire EDM (installs locally and requires Windows 10 or Windows 11)
  • Visualize Connected, create photo-quality images, animations, interactive web content and more to impress friends and family (installs locally and requires Windows 10 or Windows 11)
  • Access to an expanded professional ecosystem to rapidly design products, prototype your parts or receive engineering services via the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace
  • Ability to connect with other makers and customize shared models - no need to start from scratch
  • Access to the Made in 3D community (login required) - where you can showcase your maker projects and learn, engage with and get inspired by fellow makers
  • Online support to help you create what you want


How Do I Get My Free Annual License of 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers?

It’s easy. Just fill out a brief application and include the name and address of your makerspace. Once your application is submitted, it will be reviewed and you’ll receive an email. 


What People Are Saying About 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers

“It’s my go-to for software when designing and creating, but as a maker the price tag has notoriously been way out of my price range. I’ve been begging SOLIDWORKS to make a version that is more affordable. And I am so excited to be telling you that, as a maker, SOLIDWORKS has answered our prayers!”

Portrait of Brad Thompson

Brad Thompson, Impact Props

“I am astonished that [3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS] is being offered, along with xDesign and xShape, for about the same price as a streaming service! This makes me so excited because I can’t wait for people to take advantage of this offer and start following along with all the fun.”

Portrait of Rob Maldonado

Rob Maldonado, VirtualFlat CAD

Get Your Free* Annual License of 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers and Up Your Maker Game Today

Tell your makerspace colleagues about this special opportunity!

*This offer is valid for one year only and is currently available in the following countries: Algeria, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. More countries will be added soon.