itopia Labs delivers learning experiences from SolidWorks, a solid modelling computer-aided design and computer-aided engineering computer program

What is SolidWorks?

While SolidWorks is feature-rich and enables the creation of almost any shape imaginable -- with a focus on engineering design. For more organic design requirements, a sculpting program like Blender (offered in Labs) is a better fit.

Since Labs is a fully managed service, itopia is responsible for all applications and associated updates.

Application Licensing

If your school district doesn't already have SolidWorks educational licenses, be sure to check-out their student pricing on this webpage. In order for SolidWorks to launch into Labs, communication between the SolidWorks License Server for the K12 school district and itopia Labs must be configured. Please email for advice and guidance.

itopia Labs Pricing

Since itopia Labs provides school districts with predictable costs via a 'compute credit' model, credits are only consumed when students (and instructors) launch Labs with SolidWorks applications. Since SolidWorks is resource intensive, Labs requires a Tier 3 configuration for graphics acceleration (or GPU in GCP terminology). The Tier 3 configuration uses 8 'compute credits' for each hour of student or teacher usage.

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