CAD Software for students
SolidWorks is now available at no cost to MIT faculty, staff, and students for academic and research purposes. This comprehensive 3D CAD software for designing models runs on Microsoft Windows. IS&T is offering SolidWorks as part of its ongoing effort to enhance services for the MIT community.
Included with SolidWorks are the following add-ons:
- SolidWorks Premium
- Simulation Premium
- Flow Simulation
- Plastics Simulation
- Electrical Professional
- SolidWorks Composer
How to Obtain
Faculty, staff, and students can choose the version that is appropriate for them from the SolidWorks page or by browsing the software grid. The software can be installed on personally owned machines.
The license is limited to academic and research purposes. Note: MIT's SolidWorks license does not extend to federally funded research and development centers, including the Broad Institute, Lincoln Laboratories, and Whitehead Institute.
More information about SolidWorks, including links to installation instructions and other documentation, can be found in the Knowledge Base.