I wish my students could access SW at home whilst their motivation is running high. They cant afford to purchase copies and neither can the college. Are there any free options.
I assume you have SW on the computers at your college? How are they licensed (activation or network license)?
At my university, SW was run off a network license - students could take a copy of the installer home, install it on their computer and then obtain a license from the university license server over the internet. This is something you would need to discuss with your IT department to set up.
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If your school wants, it can apply for SDK licenses for its students.
Most likely the University is using a network license server. If this is indeed the case students should be given access to the SW EDU version for their personal instructional use. To use SW EDU "off campus" they will need a VPN, SLVPN or "check out a license from the license admin tool (in the SolidWorks Tools folder)"
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