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.

Student Software


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.

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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.

Solid Edge Sketching Fundamentals
3D CAD Fundamentals

3D CAD Fundamentals Course

At the end of this, course students will have a solid creative understanding of 3D part modeling.

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

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.

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Project Tutorials

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Design a Garden Bird House

Level: Middle School, High School | Difficulty: Beginner

Use our 3D CAD tutorial to design a garden bird house using CAD principles, sketching, assemblies, and exploded part views.

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Rocket Tutorial

Create a rocket with advanced CAD Design

Level: High School | Difficulty: Intermediate

Learn the advanced CAD design principles with our tutorial to build a rocket, using sketching, holes, assemblies, sheet-metal design, and a bill of materials.

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Build a front loader with parts, drawings, and assemblies

Level: High School | Difficulty: Intermediate

This tutorial introduces all of the core abilities of Solid Edge: modeling parts, creating assemblies and creating detailed drawings.

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Next Steps

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Get Certified on Solid Edge

Students can demonstrate their skill level by taking online examinations and qualifying as a Solid Edge Certified Associate.

Enter the Student Design Contest

The Siemens Digital Industries Software Student Design Contest gives you global recognition for all your hard work. Impress your friends, teachers and future employers.


Greenpower: A Momentous Race

Follow the story of Sean, one of a team of high school students who built a world class Greenpower car in Solid Edge.