For over 15 years, Dassault Systèmes has been a software supplier to FIRST® teams with SOLIDWORKS®. We are also introducing the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, a technology platform that provides Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), collaboration, community, and Cloud CAD Apps to all FIRST teams. Enhance collaborative robot design with your team.

Obtaining SOLIDWORKS® Software

Dassault Systèmes makes select software available to all FIRST teams.


As of the 2022-2023 season, Dassault Systèmes is changing their software application process. More Details to be announced by Kickoff. All teams who would like to request software should create a 3DEXPERIENCE ID regardless of whether you’re requesting desktop or cloud-based software.

Dassault Systèmes provides both cloud-based and desktop-based tools to FIRST teams. Teams must:

  1. Create a 3DEXPERIENCE ID if you don’t have one.

  2. Apply to request your license (more details coming soon).

SOLIDWORKS® Training Videos

Learning content for both the cloud-based and desktop-based tools is managed through the 3DS online learning portal, which manages access through your 3DEXPERIENCE ID.