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Equipment you will need

Here are the items you will need:

  • Laptop, see below for the recommended specification.  
  • Scientific calculator  
  • Paper and pens and pencils 
  • Geometry set 
  • Hair ties if you have long hair! 

PPE safety equipment will be provided by TEDI-London. We will give you more information on this during Welcome Week.  


As part of your learning at TEDI-London you will need to access and use specialist design engineering software, Solidworks. Licenses for this software will be provided for you when you arrive at TEDI-London and you will be able to access the software and components of it in a number of ways:   

  • You may wish to install the software on your laptop (requires high specification device).   
  • It will be made available to you via a GPU accelerated virtual desktop environment (you can use a lower spec device for this).   
  • Some components can be accessed via the Solidworks cloud using a browser.   

In all cases we are recommending you use a Windows 10 Laptop as Windows 10 is a requirement for using Solidworks. Touch screen is also recommended so that you can draw directly onto the screen.   

High Spec Device  

If you wish to install Solidworks on your device, then this is the recommended minimum specification:   

  • Windows 10 64 bit.   
  • Processor – 3.3 GHZ or higher.   
  • RAM – 16GB or higher.   
  • HD – 256 GB SSD or higher.   
  • Graphics Card – High performance card such as Quadro RTX 3000.   
  • Touch Screen   

You can check whether a Graphics card will be fast enough here: Hardware Certification (   


Lower Spec Device  

This is a less expensive and access to Solidworks will be via the GPU accelerated virtual desktop. The recommended minimum spec as follows:   

  • Windows 10 64 bit.   
  • Processor – 1 GHZ or higher   
  • RAM – 8 GB or higher   
  • HD – 256 GB or higher   
  • Standard graphics card installed with laptop.   
  • Touch Screen   

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