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SolidWorks Supports Collegiate Design Series

WARRENDALE, Pa., Nov. 9, 2012

The SolidWorks mission in education is to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) competencies for all students and prepare students with engineering design skills required for our commercial customers. SAE Collegiate Design Series relates directly to our company and our customers because of the importance of teamwork. At SolidWorks, we work in a team environment to help our customers create great innovative products. 

As an SAE International Collegiate Design Series sponsor, we can talk to young talented engineers about how we can make our software better to meet their needs. Students need software that is easy to order, easy to install and easy to use; they have helped define our SAE program support. For example, the Formula SAE static event requires a cost report submission which is a challenge for students. In 2013 we introduced SolidWorks Costing, which allows users to determine the cost of a part based on the material and manufacturing process.

As part of team sponsorship, teams are not only provided with SolidWorks for 3D CAD modeling and 2D drawing, but also SolidWorks Simulation Premium for static, dynamic, frequency, thermal, composite, nonlinear analysis and SolidWorks Flow Simulation for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) – all in one product.

Our sponsorship for the SAE Collegiate Design Series programs goes beyond monetary support and student participation t-shirts; we focus on the students. It is very important to SolidWorks to give these students, through video, lessons and certification, the skills they will need for a great career. 

To apply for SolidWorks sponsorship, please visit:

Our support for education goes far behind the SAE International competitions. We know students will graduate and work for our customers, requiring strong SolidWorks skills along with their engineering skills. That is why we provide every Collegiate Design Series student team member the opportunity to take our Certified SolidWorks Associate Exam (CSWA).

For more information about the CSWA certification, please visit: 

Additional SolidWorks resources can be found at:
SolidWorks Tutorials: 
Teacher blog: 
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SolidWorks, a Dassault Systèmes brand, offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SolidWorks products are easy to learn and use and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.

More than 1,959,300 product designers and engineers worldwide, representing 169,200 organizations, use SolidWorks to bring their designs to life–from the coolest gadgets to innovations that deliver a better tomorrow.