SolidWorks Education Edition 2009 also streamlines licensing procedures to give learning institutions easy access to the software and supporting materials. A Web-based licensing system, the Student Access Module, enables schools to more easily acquire and manage large numbers of SolidWorks software licenses to meet their students’ needs. Once they have the software, new training and curriculum help educators teach academic subjects and engineering skills students need in the professional world. These new resources are:
“SolidWorks has a good ear for what we need to make 3D CAD software an effective learning tool,” said Stefano Tornincasa, a professor at Politecnico di Torino in Turin, Italy. “The software is a phenomenal teaching tool on its own. However, the quality of SolidWorks’ curricula, training materials and CSWA certification are key to us using the software to its best effect in the classroom. They make the software a more accessible resource.”
More speed for advanced learning
SolidWorks Education Edition 2009’s 65 percent performance improvement makes working with complex designs faster and more efficient. The improved performance comes from integrated workflows, adapted from real-world situations that help students quickly transform their ideas into 3D models.
In addition to the performance boost, Education Edition 2009 includes 260 technical improvements. Among the most significant are:
“Between Education Edition 2009’s power and the high premium we put on easy access in this release, we feel that we’ve gone to a new level in developing SolidWorks as an educational asset,” said Marie Planchard, director of worldwide education markets for DS SolidWorks. “We approached access on the two levels that matter most to educators: getting software licenses without a lot of hassle, then using the licenses as a teaching tool as effectively as possible. Educators can concentrate on using SolidWorks to bring subjects like math, physics, and engineering to life for their students.”
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