CATIA V5 Student Edition

CATIA V5 SE is no longer available and has been replaced by a new solution


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CATIA V5 Student Edition is no longer available for students online.
Academic institutions can order CATIA V5 Student Edition for homework purposes. Educators, please get in touch with your nearest Dassault Systèmes reseller.


CATIA® is the world’s engineering and design leading software for product 3D CAD design excellence.It is used to design, simulate, analyze, and manufacture products in a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, and industrial machinery, just to name a few. It addresses all manufacturing organizations, from OEMs through their supply chains, to small independent producers.

If you stop and take a look around, CATIA is everywhere. CATIA is in the plane that just flew over, the car that just went silently by, the phone you just answered, and the bottle of water that you just finished.

Why CATIA is important to me?

CATIA is increasingly chosen as the primary 3D design system for many companies, the worldwide demand for CATIA designers is difficult to meet. When you learn to use CATIA you also learn to work with leading-edge technology and play an important role in innovation. You get to put your imagination to work at full-speed because with CATIA there are no boundaries.

Once you know how to use CATIA, you are equipped with the most versatile design tool that’s applied in a multitude of industries. You will know how to design from scratch or reuse the working knowledge available from previous designs.

Position yourself for the employment you want.

What Do I Get?

The CATIA V5 Student Edition gives you all the power you need to engineer your world in 3D.

guide visual v2

CATIA V5 Installation guide v2.1

pdf 3.4 MB

This guide aims to help students order and install CATIA Student Edition.
It also references the most common issues that can happen.

This is the new version 2.1 (2020) of the guide, fitted to the new Swym community.

Conditions of eligibility

CATIA V5 Student Edition is no longer available.


CATIA Student Edition support is no longer available, you can still check the INSTALLATION GUIDE instead.

System requirements

This page lists CATIA V5 Workstation configurations certified by Dassault Systèmes. Below you can find the software compatibility list.
Important notice: CATIA V5 will not work on a virtual machine and on Mac OS.

Starting from V5-6R2017, all the releases are certified for Windows 10 and officially supported.
V5-6R2019 has some instabilities depending on your Windows configuration (Visual C++ redistribuables) and might require a patch, in this case, please switch to another release like 2020.