The 3DEXPERIENCE® SOLIDWORKS for Startups Program provides new start-up companies the following benefits:

  • 12-month accounts of 3DEXPERIENCE® Works including SOLIDWORKS for CAD, simulation, visualization, and more
  • My SOLIDWORKS online training
  • Co-marketing opportunities such as speaking at SOLIDWORKS events and promotion in SOLIDWORKS campaigns and social communities
  • Design guidance from SOLIDWORKS engineers and technical managers
  • Hundreds of white papers, videos, and feature articles with tips and tricks on taking your product to the next level

YEAR 1 | Discover

*No-cost software solutions for eligible startup applicants accepted to the Startup Program.

YEAR 2 | Adopt

Grow with 70% off all cloud solutions.

YEAR 3 | Expand

Scale with 50% off all cloud solutions.

Eligibility for Startups

SOLIDWORKS sponsors early-stage hardware startups with less than $1MM in funding, less than $1MM in lifetime revenue, and selling their own physical product. SOLIDWORKS does not accept service companies or consultants.

How to Apply for SOLIDWORKS Discounts?


Complete the Application



You will receive an email to confirm that you application has been received and is being reviewed. In the meantime, you’ll receive an email with a link join us in a conversation on the 3DEXPERIENCE® Platform. Here you can connect with the SOLIDWORKS Startup Program Team, as well as other hardware founders utilizing SOLIDWORKS.

License Order

If your startup meets the eligibility criteria, you will be contacted by a local value-added partner who will support by completing the order for the no-cost software solutions that can best help to create your brand, product, and business.


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