Free Solid Edge
Resources for Students
With Solid Edge, students have access to a free version of the same easy-to-use software suite used by professionals. In addition to free software, we provide tutorials, webinars, online courses and certification to help you develop your design and engineering knowledge and skills.
Learners of all ages can gain valuable experience with industry-leading technology, supporting your studies in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) at all levels of education, from elementary school through university.
Free Solid Edge Software for Students
From elementary school students to college age, homeschoolers, self-learners and afterschool club members, the Solid Edge Student Edition is the same software used by professionals—free to any active learner.
Featured Learning Resources
Solid Edge Sketching Fundamentals Course
At the end of this course, students will be able to recognize and create artistic 2D shapes and patterns. These 2D sketches will form the foundation for the follow-up class that introduces students to 3D artistic mechanical design.
Create and 3D Print a Prototype Rowboat
This course is for student interested in mechanisms, mechanical design and 3D Printing. You will create all the 3D parts that make up the rowboat and assemble these parts together into a working prototype. You will learn how to analyze and resolve issues that always come up during the design process such as motion and interference.
Generative Modeling Course
Generative design is a radical departure from conventional design practices and is by definition the creation of shapes decided by a set of rules, or in other words, software algorithms. In this course, students will learn how to optimize products for minimal mass with goal-driven generative design.
Build and 3D print a fidget spinner. Modeling parts, creating assemblies and creating detailed drawings.
Build a simplified front loader. Modeling parts, creating assemblies and creating detailed drawings.
Design a rocket. Sketching, holes, assemblies, sheet-metal, drawing creation and bill of materials