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blaughn

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08-19-2016 06:08 PM

I was looking at current 3D cad programs available today when I ran across a notice that said the Solidworks will provide a Veteran with the Student version of their CAD program. All that is required is the Vet upload a copy of their DD-214 (blacken out your SSN). I did that. They sent me an email with a link to proceed with the purchase. Total cost $20.00. That is not a typo – Twenty Dollars!!!

Solidworks is one of the premier CAD programs and when purchased by a business will run $5000+ for the first seat. The Student version is a fully functioning 3D cad program with incredible capabilities. You do need a newer Computer 64K operating system to run it. (It took 2 hours to load.) I am stunned by the offer. If you take the time to do the tutorials provided – you will have professional CAD capabilities at your fingertips for next to no cost.

I am not associated with Solidworks in any way, shape or form.

Bruce

-- Don't ever run out of airspeed, altitude and ideas at the same time.


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mramseyISU

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#1 posted 08-19-2016 06:45 PM

Nice. I ran SolidWorks to pay the bill for close to 15 years it’s a great piece of software.

-- Trust me I'm an engineer.

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Rick M

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#2 posted 08-19-2016 09:00 PM

Great deal. I think they ran this offer last year or maybe it’s still ongoing, not sure, but it’s a boon for vets. I have a background in Autocad, tried Sketchup but it frustrated me, I should give this a go.

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blaughn

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#3 posted 08-19-2016 09:41 PM



Great deal. I think they ran this offer last year or maybe it s still ongoing, not sure, but it s a boon for vets. I have a background in Autocad, tried Sketchup but it frustrated me, I should give this a go.

- Rick M.

Solidworks is the only Cad program I have ever worked with. Engineering reported to me and I had an opportunity to learn Solidworks. It is very straight forward if you work through the great tutorials they provide and powerful beyond belief.

-- Don't ever run out of airspeed, altitude and ideas at the same time.

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oldnovice

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#4 posted 08-20-2016 04:34 AM

OnShape is a new cloud based CAD that has a free version that is providing some impetus for others to provide lower cost versions; i.e. Solidworks, A360, PTC Creo Elements/Direct modeling ,etc.!

I have been using CAD, PTC Creo Elements/Direct modeling, since the first FREE release in 2002!

More power to those that qualify for this offer because it can really help with designing almost anything!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 08-20-2016 05:22 PM

Autocad has their cloud based Fusion 360 available for free. Personal use and non-profit only.

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