At CAPINC we know that as an educator you’ve chosen to dedicate your life to  making sure your students have the right tools and curriculum to change the world through innovation. We know the future is in the hands of our students and so do you. That’s why we take pride in providing the best software to assist in advancing engineering learning.

With over 1.5 million SOLIDWORKS licenses being used at Colleges and Universities we believe the right tool for your students is the SOLIDWORKS® Education Edition Software package, the complete CAD teaching tool. Featuring software plus full curriculum and interactive courseware projects, SOLIDWORKS® Education Edition is your all-inclusive resource for teaching 3D mechanical CAD, design validation, and data management.


What’s New: Announcing SOLIDWORKS Education Edition Products for Academic Year 2015-2016

The SOLIDWORKS Education Edition bundles the following SOLIDWORKS products:

Student Access

Do your students want to access SOLIDWORKS outside the classroom, on their laptop day or night? Do they work with other departments or collaborate on projects in other cities or countries? Are your computer laboratories over crowded? Do you offer classes online? Do your students ever ask for laptop access? If you’ve answered yes to any of the previous questions, read on.

SOLIDWORKS Student Access enables you to connect your students to the SOLIDWORKS Software tools they need for engineering design, simulation, sustainable design, and documentation, even when they’re not in the classroom. This allows your students access to do their homework at home rather than in the computer lab. Now they can turn their new ideas into completed designs anywhere, anytime.

The SOLIDWORKS Student Access Initiative enables SOLIDWORKS Education Edition customers to give their students laptop access to SOLIDWORKS software outside the classroom or laboratory. Using innovative licensing techniques, SOLIDWORKS Student Access gets the software directly in the hands of your students. The Student Access Initiative is designed for students and educators that currently use the SOLIDWORKS Education Edition at their school. Certain restrictions apply. In the USA & Canada, SOLIDWORKS Education Edition “Campus Pack” or “Classroom Pack” customers with active Subscription Service will qualify.  Only schools can request eligibility.

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Important Academia Resources:
Installation Guides
Installation for Educators
Network Installation Guide
System Requirements
Customer Portal

Curriculum Resources:
Curriculum Previews
Guides and Tutorials

Curriculum Lessons
SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base
Educator/Student Forum

SOLIDWORKS Certifications for Educators:
SOLIDWORKS Accredited Educator Certification


Students may take exams for free, if their school is a SOLIDWORKS Academic Certification Provider and on subscription.  Minimum license requirements apply and vary per region.  To become a SOLIDWORKS Academic Certification Provider, click here.

If your school has a SOLIDWORKS Classroom Pack or Campus Partnership with CAPINC, you could be providing your students with professional credentials for free!
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Free CAD Tools

eDrawings Viewer DraftSight

With the eDrawings, anyone with a PC can view, interpret, and understand 2D and 3D designs.

DraftSight® a professional grade, free 2D CAD product lets professional CAD users, students and educators create, edit and view DWG files.


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