Key new SOLIDWORKS Education Edition additions include, among others:
- Teaching guides and lessons, updated with new content to provide educators with additional support for developing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum.
- Libraries of robot assembly models to help competitive teams in FIRST robotics and other platforms such as LEGO, TETRIX by Pitsco and MATRIX.
- SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium for interactive FEA results.
- Path Dimension, a key sketch feature for robot and FSAE teams that need to design with chains and belts.
- Curve-Driven Patterns, a feature that enables faster creation of patterns, such as chains and conveyor systems.
- Assembly Explode, to add rotational explode to components and more clearly and effectively communicate product assembly processes on drawings and in animations.
- SOLIDWORKS Electrical, sold separately, is fully integrated into SOLIDWORKS Education Edition. SOLIDWORKS Electrical enables students in engineering, robotics, and other disciplines to create electrical projects starting with 2D system schematics and ending with 3D routing and cabling interconnecting components.
Qualified schools are given SOLIDWORKS Student Edition licenses at no charge for use by their students outside the classroom.
To read more about students using SOLIDWORKS to compete in events such as the AUVSI 2014 Aerial Robotics Competition, as well as create and complete senior class robotics projects, visit http://blogs.solidworks.com/teacher.
For more information about SOLIDWORKS Education Edition, visit www.solidworks.com/edulaunch/overview.htm