EAA offers solidworks to its members

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MikeA
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EAA offers solidworks to its members

Post by MikeA » Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:10 pm

The EAA (experimental aircraft association) now has an agreement with solidworks to let its members use solidworks free of charge for their personal use. Membership is $40 year and you will also get their magazine which is usually pretty good.

http://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/eaa-news-and- ... solidworks

http://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/eaa-membershi ... rce-center

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Re: EAA offers solidworks to its members

Post by dklassen » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:56 pm

Tempting. Too bad the student version is so crippled but I might join just to check it out. SpaceClaim is my weapon of choice. Course it was a lot more than $40. Might be worth it just to be able to open SW files and export them to STEP... if you can do that in the student version.

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Re: EAA offers solidworks to its members

Post by Jules » Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:06 am

Might be worth looking in to.....I've been playing with Fusion 360 and it's a powerful little program. (Tried the Student version of Solidworks and didn't have enough time to figure it out before it expired on me.)

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Re: EAA offers solidworks to its members

Post by jcspball13 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:58 am

Im not sure how crippled the student version is really; I have solidworks, but may get this for my daughter!

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Re: EAA offers solidworks to its members

Post by Matt_Sharkey » Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:07 pm

Thanks for the tip. I sent this along to our STEM teacher, maybe some of our students will take advantage of it.

I for one am happy with Fusion 360, and I'm afraid to get waist deep in learning a new CAD environment.

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Re: EAA offers solidworks to its members

Post by thunderbt3 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:00 pm

jcspball13 wrote:Im not sure how crippled the student version is really; I have solidworks, but may get this for my daughter!
When I used the student version of Solidworks (about 10 yrs ago), all the features were available to us. FEA (linear & non-linear),CFD, and thermal analysis were also available, but I don't remember if they set a limit on the number of element when meshing. When printing drawings from the student version, the drawings were watermarked with something stating it was from the student version.

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Re: EAA offers solidworks to its members

Post by PcS » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:14 pm

EAA has a special running on memberships right now 26 dollars . I installed the SOLIDWORKS student edition for that price and as far as I can tell it does not look to be crippled. One screen said liscence good till 2025....Another said 2018. Good deal either way.

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Re: EAA offers solidworks to its members

Post by Bratag » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:50 pm

I think I am going to take advantage of this. I love Fusion 360 but I am always interested in learning something new. That being said I feel kind of guilty as I have zero interest in experimental aircraft ... wish I could gift the magazine portion to someone who would get use of it.

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Re: EAA offers solidworks to its members

Post by PcS » Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:58 pm

Well....I think drone interest might count !!! At least that's my excuse.

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