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." 

NOTE: SOLIDWORKS Education Edition applies only for classroom or laboratory educational purposes, but NOT for funded research projects.

Learn more about what's new in SolidWorks 2020 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: 2020, 2019, 2018
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows 10
  • 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 30GB 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 can take a long time so be patient. 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: July 31, 2023
  • Support: SolidWorks Web Help
  • Website(s): SolidWorks