Solid Edge Student Edition

By SusanCinadr

Students at Polytechnical College of San Sebastian (Spain) designed and fabricated a prototype of a 125cc racing motorcycle using Solid Edge

Everywhere you look in the last couple weeks, you see back to school “stuff”. Commercials, news stories, the Sunday circulars, etc. It’s that time of year where your children (or you) are educated; grow to learn new skills. We’ve decided to make it easier for engineering students to learn how to use CAD by announcing the Solid Edge Student Edition – for free – to students of all ages. Yep, I said FREE!

This announcement is part of a strategic and ongoing investment in education as part of our GOPLM program. Siemens PLM is developing a comprehensive academic intiative to meet the needs of industry, initially focusing on Solid Edge but expanding to include other products in our protfolio. By providing the Solid Edge Student Edition free of charge, we aim to increase the number and quality of engineering graduates entering the workforce.

Here’s the down and dirty info:

  • Register – please use a legit email so we can send you the license file

  • Check your email for the 12 month license file (just a warning, there could be up to 5 minute wait for this email)

  • Download Solid Edge (Our tests are showing this takes about 20 minutes)

  • Design better!

PS – The student license is incompatible with the commerical version of Solid Edge.

We’re still in the middle of rolling out Solid Edge ST4 in all languages which means the Solid Edge Student Edition is available today in English, French, Russian, Spanish and Simplified Chinese. The remaining languages – German, Korean, Italian, Traditional Chinese and Japanese – be be available in the coming weeks.

We’re not just letting students download the software and leave them hanging. We provide links to tutorials and other on-line media, and grant access to a dedicated forum that will allow collaboration with other students around the world! We will periodically email technical productivity tips to help further increase proficiency.

If you or your child are interested in learning how to use Solid Edge, go download the Student Edition today!

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