Hi I was wondering how it is that teams can get copies of Solidworks with their kit of parts. I do not know if there is a special application there has to be filled out or otherwise.
You will need to fill out the form at www.solidworks.com/FIRSTsponsorship. They will respond within a few days with details on installation and licensing.
Have fun and learn a lot! Solidworks is an incredible tool!
fair warning: get a mouse. It’s possible to use Solidworks without one, but it really is easier with a mouse. At a minimum, get one with a scroll-wheel that has a button incorporated in the wheel. (At the maximum, well, you can spend hundreds. But the jump from “minimum mouse” to “maximum mouse” is a lot smaller than the jump from “no mouse” to “minimum mouse.”)