Software Licensing

Software Licensing for UA Faculty, Staff & Students


What is SolidWorks   

"SolidWorks 3D CAD software allows your team to design better products that can set you apart from your competitors. Each release delivers innovations and customer-requested enhancements that enable you to work smarter and faster." 

SolidWorks® 2014 includes many enhancements and improvements. This release focuses on the following themes: 
    • More powerful design capabilities: you can model and verify complex geometries faster and with more control. New tools help you create cost effective designs that meet your objectives.
    • More effective collaboration: there is an expanded range of collaboration for design and product development with new tools for release interoperability, manufacturing cost estimation, and technical communication.
    • Increased performance and productivity: take advantage of processing power to create and simulate models and monitor SolidWorks functionality and performance.
Learn more about what's new in SolidWorks 2014 including the top enhancements.

Why Use SolidWorks

3D is the Way of the Future. Companies everywhere are moving to 3D. If you want to take your product design to the next level, get the most out of your team, and be the leader in your market, now is the time to consider all the ways SolidWorks can help you succeed.

General Information/License Agreement Terms & Conditions

  • Eligibility: Faculty, staff, and students
  • Version: SolidWorks 2014
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows 8 (64 bit only), Windows 7, and Windows Vista
  • Cost: Free - the university does not currently charge for use of this license
  • Computer and Software Requirements
    • must be on campus (wireless laptop, etc.) or connected via the campus VPN to connect to the license server
    • make sure you have at least 10 GB free before installing
    • review vendor system requirements 
  • Order/Download:
  • License Restrictions: Only those identified in the software or per the vendor
  • Notes (Instructions & Documentation)
    • Install takes about 10 minutes. Do not close any of the windows that open.
    • After the installer finishes, reboot your machine. You can then remove the .exe file and the extracted files.
    • SolidWorks can be used on a University-owned or personal computer.
  • Expires: Summer 2016
  • Support: SolidWorks Web Help
  • Website(s): SolidWorks