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.
What if I feel a project in the public gallery is inappropriate?
If something slips past us, you can “Flag” a project to let us know. Flagging can also be used to flag duplicate projects or to request deletion.
What is SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids?
SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids is an online ecosystem of apps that you can use to create, print, and make your ideas and creativity come to life.
With 4 apps Shape It, Style It, Mech It and Print It, SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids offers a fun and exciting way to learn and experience design and making.
What is the right age to use SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids?
SOLIDWORKS Apps for kids is designed for kids ages 4 and up.
We have worked hard to make sure that the apps and ecosystem is a safe place for kids. For more information take a look at the Parents & Guardians page.
If you are 16 or older, you can set up an account and start using the apps instantly by clicking the “Try now” link at the top right of the Apps for Kids website.
If you are under 16, you will need permission from a parent or guardian. Enter your parent or guardian’s email on the sign-up page to have them activate your account.
Even if you don’t consider yourself a “kid” don’t let your age hold you back! If you want to create and make amazing things, no matter how old you are, it’s easy to jump right in and start creating!”
What is the best way to learn how to use SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids?
The best way to start and learn how to use our apps is to use the in-app getting started videos.
Once you have run through the getting started videos, head over to the videos page for more tutorials and how to tips!
Have fun and enjoy learning all about our apps and how to create amazing things!
Do you have a mobile app(s) for SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids?
At the moment all apps are browser-based and can be used on any new web browser. (We recommend using the Google Chrome browser, but other browsers should work fine)
We are looking into the possibility of providing native apps for mobile devices, keep a look out for announcements in the future!
What browsers are supported for SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids?
SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids supports modern web browsers that are HTML 5 compatible. These include Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.
SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids may work on other browsers but the experience may be affected.
What devices are ok to use with SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids?
SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids runs in a browser so it should be usable on any device that supports HTML5 web browsers. For optimum performance, laptops and desktop computers are advised. Some tablet devices may affect performance.
How can I contact the SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids Team?
To contact the team, simply use the in-app feedback form. We look forward to hearing from you!
What do the colors of the apps mean?
The colors of the apps represent the types of apps and how they relate to real design practices.
Creation is red, enhancement is black, and production is purple. There is more explanation of this on the Parents & Guardians page.
What does “public beta” mean?
The public beta is the last stage in our testing process. Anyone can sign up to use the apps and start creating straight away.
At this stage, we are still working on some small details to make sure we release the best possible apps we can. There are no limitations of use for public beta.
Can I log in with other social accounts such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter or Linked In?
At present we do not support using social media accounts with SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids, this is something we are investigating for a future release.
Where can I find help in SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids?
Help is offered in a few different ways depending on the type of help needed.
On the SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids website, you can go to the help center., where you will see the different options for getting help.
This FAQ page is great for common questions about SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids.
For help using the apps, the best place is the video gallery! We also provide getting started videos directly in the app.
If you still have a question, feel free to post it to our in-app feedback tool.
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.
Can I use a touch device with SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids?
Yes! Having a great touch experience is very important to us! Currently, all our available apps are designed to work with touch.
We have tried to ensure that touch workflows work well with tablets, hybrid laptops, and touch-enabled monitors. We do not currently support small form devices like smartphones.
Will SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids be available in other languages?
Yes, we intend to localize into French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese and Simplified Chinese in the future, with more languages added based on the feedback we receive.
At present, the website and apps are only available in US English.