For children ages 4–14 who want to create and make things and have fun while learning the concepts of 3D
design and engineering. SOLIDWORKS® Apps for Kids is an ecosystem of apps designed to inspire and educate.
The apps break down the design and engineering process into bite-sized tools to create, style, design and engineer a concept and then present and share it with others
SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids is fast becoming a hit with both young and not-so-young kids who love how easy it is to create something fun, even if they have little to no experience with 3D design.
The collection of web-based apps is available through the SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids website where kids can access all of the apps, share their creations and also learn to use each app through the video gallery.
To decide what apps to create, SOLIDWORKS looked at its current portfolio and how its customers are creating products today. Although each of SOLIDWORKS’ customers is different, many follow a similar core workflow to take an idea from concept through to manufacture.
With SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids, SOLIDWORKS took this workflow, simplified it and then used it as a foundation on which each app is created. SOLIDWORKS chose four steps of the workflow to start with: ideation, creation, enhancement, and production.
Once a child is signed in to SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids, they can see 1000’s of creations that other kids have made and shared. Kids can not only invent their own creations, but they can also “Riff” any of the public models to create their very own version.