Software, training, support & co-marketing resources to help early-stage startups get their product to market, and their business off the ground.


Starting a business from the ground-up isn’t easy, especially with limited resources in a competitive market. The 3DEXPERIENCE Works for Startups program offers free CAD software to help your business get off the ground. In addition to software and training, qualifying companies that register for the program with CAD MicroSolutions get access to our robust technical support team, co-marketing opportunities from both CAD Micro and SOLIDWORKS, and access to complimentary online webinars and hands-on events to help you succeed.

Check out the new features now available in SOLIDWORKS 2020 - many of which are in direct response to user requests – that provide users a suite of seamlessly integrated software tools that allow you to go from concept to manufactured product faster, all in the native SOLIDWORKS environment.

Benefits of the program include
  • 12-month accounts of 3DEXPERIENCE Works including SOLIDWORKS for CAD, simulation, visualization, and more
  • MySolidWorks online training
  • Co-marketing opportunities such as speaking at SOLIDWORKS events and promotion in SOLIDWORKS campaigns and social communities
  • Design guidance from SOLIDWORKS engineers and technical managers
  • Hundreds of white papers, videos, and feature articles with tips and tricks on taking your product to the next level


The 3DEXPERIENCE Works for Startups program is tailored for early-stage hardware startups that meet the following acceptance criteria:

  • The company is not currently a SOLIDWORKS customer
  • The company is currently or plans to design, build and sell a physical product
  • The company has less than $1 million in funding
  • The company has less than $1 million in aggregate lifetime revenue
  • The company has been in business for less than 3 years
Service providers, resellers, contractors and consulting companies do not qualify.

The ultimate goal of the 3DEXPERIENCE Works for Startups progam is to give back to the hardware startup community, help these companies access the tools they need to succeed, and to provide an affordable solution to keep their business moving forward after the initial program finishes.

CAD MicroSolutions has helped many startups around Ontario get their business off the ground and achieve success by leveraging this program. Contact us if you’d like more information or would like to apply for the program.