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SOLIDWORKS is the most widely used 3D CAD package in education and industry today. The SOLIDWORKS Student Edition is popular with some students in our Engineering and Art & Design programs and is available for personal purchase from 3DS.

SolidWorks is a solid modeling computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) computer program that runs primarily on Microsoft Windows. While it is possible to run SolidWorks on MacOS, it is not supported by SolidWorks. SolidWorks is published by Dassault Systèmes.

According to the publisher, over two million engineers and designers at more than 165,000 companies were using SolidWorks as of 2013.