For your information, the 2010-2011 Academic Year EDU release is coming soon! This year, the SolidWorks Education Edition Product will be devided into 4 module which is:
SolidWorks Education Edition 2010-2011:
Include SolidWorks Premium, SolidWorks Simulation Premium, SolidWorks Flow Simulation and SolidWorks Sustainability (full version) along with educator resources to our customers. The networks license activation will become the standard network licensing method for the education edition 2010-2011.
SolidWorks Student Edition and Student Acess 2010-2011:
Include SolidWorks Premium, SolidWorks Simulation Premium and SolidWorks Flow Simulation. Student Access product will observe a hard expiration date on November 30th, 2011 while Student Edition will not.
SolidWorks Design Kit 2010-2011:
Base on SolidWorks Standard with limited export functionalities (SolidWorks native file format only). Its download website will be updated at the beginning of May.
All of the above products will fully support Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System (both 32-bit and 64-bit) besides the existing platforms of Windows XP and Windows Vista. 9
Besides that, in conjunction with Microsoft’s support policies, starting from SolidWorks 2011, only Window Vista and Window 7 (32 and 64 bit versions) operating systems will be supported . For 64-bit version of SolidWorks on 64-bit version of Window 7 does not display tables for SolidWorks files containing Microsoft Office 2003 components.
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