Dassault Systems


Get instant answers to some of our frequently asked questions below.


My project is a Staff Pick, what does that mean?

Staff pick projects are projects that we think are Awesome!! It means that your project has been chosen by the SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids team to be highlighted in the “Featured Projects” area on this public website.

For every project of yours that is chosen as a staff pick, you will see your staff pick count in the gallery increase.

Can I remove a proect that I shared to the Public Gallery?

At the moment there is no mechanism for you to remove a project that you have shared to the public gallery. – We are working on it!

If you still wish to remove one of your projects from the gallery, please send your request using the in-app feedback form and include the username and project name with a brief description of the project.

Can I edit my profile?

Yes, when you are signed in you can edit your profile by clicking on “Edit Profile” at the top right of the gallery page.

I have my own 3D printer, can I print my creations?

The Print It app is exactly what you need if you wish to 3D print your Shape It and Style It creations!

From the 3D print panel, click “Download STL”. Then open the STL in your favorite 3D print software.

Check out the video below to find out how, or head over Print It page to learn more.

How many projects can I create?

There is currently no limit to how many projects you can create.

Have fun creating and remember to share what you create in the Public Gallery!

Can everyone see the projects that I create?

All projects you create are private to you and cannot be seen by anyone else. The only way to make a project public is to share it to the public gallery.

How do I favorite a project?

In SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids, you can favorite a project by “liking” it.

To do this you simply click on the heart icon on a project in the gallery. All projects you “like” will be accessible in the “projects I like” list on the gallery!

How do I 3D print my creation?

The Print It app is exactly what you need if you wish to 3D print your Shape It and Style It creations!

Check out the video below to find out how, or head over Print It page to learn more.

How can I print my creation on paper?

By using Print It, you can print any of your Shape It or Style It creations on paper in a number of different ways.

– Standard print – print your creation with or without a background
– Color by numbers – print without any color and use the number key to color in your own picture
– Cube print – cut out and fold up your paper print to create a 3D box of your creation

Learn more on the Print It page, or check out this video.

What does “riff” mean?

“Riff” is actually a jazz term for when music is improvised. To “riff”, is to make it your own, but at the same time pay tribute to the originator.

We use the term “riff” in SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids when a public project is copied, updated and shared back to the public gallery.

If you preview a riffed project, you will see where it came from and what riffs have been created from it.

How can I share my project for others to see?

Sharing is a core part of what SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids is all about!

In any app, you can use the menu button at the top right and click “Share”.
Or you can use the share arrow on your project thumbnail when you are in the gallery view.

Have fun sharing your creations, we can’t wait to see what you create!

Are there any shortcut keys I can use in the apps?

Yes, our intention is to use the familiar shortcuts that are often used in professional apps so that kids are already familiar when they start to learn more advanced apps in the future.

Here are some keyboard shortcut keys to get you started:

– “F” to zoom the screen to fit the model
– “Control+Z” to undo
– “Control+Y” to redo
– “Spacebar” to show the View Cube
– “Control” select a face(s), then drag the arrows whilst still holding control to add geometry or add a loop