How to Get a SolidWorks Free Trial Without a Credit Card

How to Get a SolidWorks Free Trial Without a Credit Card

SolidWorks is a computer-aided engineering and design program developed by Dassault Systèmes in 1995. SolidWorks is the industry standard in the engineering and design industries for developing sophisticated 3D models and simulations. The program runs primarily on Microsoft Windows.

Read on to learn more on how you can use DoNotPay to get your  without getting charged due to automatic renewal.

Does SolidWorks Offer a Free Trial?

Yes. SolidWorks offers an online product trial that allows you to test drive SolidWorks' latest premium version on your browser. However, there is no free version of SolidWorks available for download. With the free trial browser version, you can:

  • Upload and download files to your local machine, with access to drawing sample files and assembly files.
  • The free trial comes with the latest release of SolidWorks Premium, SolidWorks Simulation, SolidWorks Visualize, SolidWorks MBD, and SolidWorks CAM.

However, if you only intended to use SolidWorks to open and view SolidWorks native files sent to you, Dassault Systèmes offers a free CAD viewer called eDrawings Viewer. It is available on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android operating systems.

How Long Is a SolidWorks Free Trial?

A SolidWorks free trial lasts for a maximum of 100 hours to use within 60 days. However, anyone using this cloud-based version of SolidWorks needs to note a few things:

  • A 3-button CAD mouse is not supported.
  • Any files that you save locally will be erased once your session ends or times out.
  • If a streaming session is idle, it will automatically close after 30 minutes.
  • If you do not save your content before you close the session, it will be lost.

How Can I Get a SolidWorks Free Trial?

To get SolidWorks free trial, you do not need to install or download anything, as it is entirely browser-based. Follow these steps to start your :

  1. On a web browser, visit SolidWorks on a desktop device to try SolidWorks for free.
  2. Click on the 'Sign Up' button to create a free new online account, or log in if you already have a MySolidWorks account.
  3. A language and server will be pre-selected for you based on your location; all you have to do is select Launch.
  4. SolidWorks free trial will be launched on your browser.
  5. Select 'OK' or 'ACCEPT' on any popup messages

Is SolidWorks Free for Students?

Dassault Systèmes doesn't offer a student version for free. It offers two packages for students at a significantly reduced price:

3D SolidWorks for students$60/year
SolidWorks Student Edition$99/year

However, if your school has SolidWorks, you may qualify for a free license through the SolidWorks Student Access program. For this package:

  • The school needs to have 60 users or more.
  • Students can obtain downloads through their instructor.
  • You can install a free student license on your personal computer.
  • Only schools can request eligibility.

Does the SolidWorks Free Trial Automatically Renew Into a Paid Subscription?

Since you do not provide any payment details to use the free trial version of SolidWorks, you do not face any unwanted charges at the end of the trial period.

The trial version of SolidWorks is cloud-based. However, you will need to buy it before you can install the complete program.

How Much Does the SolidWorks Subscription Cost?

SolidWorks offers both a standalone license and an annual subscription. The yearly subscription covers technical support, upgrades, and more for one year. However, before purchasing a license, contact a SolidWorks Sales Expert to guide you on the license type (commercial, academia, research, and entrepreneurs/startup) that suits your unique needs.

Standalone license$3,995
Annual subscription $1,295

Use DoNotPay to Experience Free Trial The Risk-Free Way

Payment details are not required to use SolidWorks' free trial. However, companies like Netflix and Spotify require credit card information to proceed with a free trial. We often forget to cancel a free trial on time and end up paying for a service we no longer want or even use. DoNotPay has a solution for you.

Use DoNotPay's virtual credit card to subscribe for your free trials and never again worry about unwanted charges once the trial period is over. Here's how it works:

  1. DoNotPay generates a random number and credit card information that you can use to subscribe to any service.
  2. Once the free trial expires, the company can't charge you because the virtual credit card is not connected to your bank account. You get unsubscribed automatically.

Even better, the virtual credit card comes with a temporary email address to use with free trials to avoid cluttering your primary inbox with promotional emails and newsletters.

You can generate a free virtual card when creating a DoNotPay account on a web browser.

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