Missouri S&T students can request the SolidWorks Student Premium Edition for free on their personal computers to use in class by contacting the Help Desk. If you are a faculty member, instructor, or research graduate student who wishes to use this software on your university-owned computer or for any of the reasons above, please call the IT Help Desk to initiate the purchase of a license.  


About the Software

SolidWorks is a limited-time license and is available for use on personal devices via AppsAnywhere. This software is not licensed for use on university-owned computers nor is it licensed for research work. Mac users will need to access the VDI at for Solidworks as there is not a Mac version of the software.

Accessing SolidWorks

  1. Go to and install AppsAnywhere onto your device. 
  2. Search for Solidworks and click launch. 
  3. Cloudpaging Player will show progress as the program is downloaded for the first time. NOTE: This may take a long time as Solidowrks is a large program.

Contact the Help Desk if you have any issues with downloading or installing SolidWorks.