CAD & SolidWorks

  Student Design Kit    

 There are a few points to note:

  • Disks are no longer issued for the Student Design Kit this year.  The SDK is via Download only
  • As in previous years the School ID will be required to complete the download. (Details below)
  • The Student obtains the serial number by following the instructions outlined.
  • An email with the SDK serial number will be sent back to the email address used by the student.
  • Please identify what operating system is being used to ensure the correct download.

<< Instructions on installing the SDK >>


Where to find School ID

  • The School ID, which is required for downloading the SDK, can also be determined from your SolidWorks School Serial Number.
  • To locate your SolidWorks School Serial Number, go to a classroom PC with SolidWorks installed.
  • Open SolidWorks and go to Help -> About SolidWorks
  • Here your SolidWorks School Serial Number will be listed.
  • Do not give this Serial Number to Students.
  • The format of the Serial Number is: 0000 00XX XXXX 0000 0000 0000
  • XXXXXX will be your School ID.
  • This School ID code can be given to students to download the SDK as outlined in the instructions



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