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EAA Chapter Building Airplane for Pilots with Disabilities

EAA Chapter 1083 and John Robinson, the founder of, have banded together to build a Zenith CH 750 Cruzer in Salisbury, North ... Read More

Founder’s Innovation Finalists Forging Forward

On July 26, 2016, five finalists chosen from a field of 140 applicants proposed their ideas to reduce loss of control (LOC) incidents at ... Read More

3D Scanning and SOLIDWORKS

Stefan Hokuf from Aeroscan discusses how 3-D scanning is being used in aircraft repair and restoration; including the reverse engineering process from 3-D scan to post-production to model creation in SOLIDWORKS to sourcing fabrication.

While 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers doesn't include some functionality from the previous SOLIDWORKS Student Edition, you do have the following additional new capabilities:

  • xShape which is perfect for creating lofts and organic shapes (sub-division modeling)
  • The ability to work on PC, Mac, tablets, mobile – any device with an internet connection
  • The option to save Parts, Assemblies and Drawings to My PC (desktop) or to the cloud – the choice is yours
  • Design Guidance, powered by Artificial Intelligence
  • Smart Design Assistant, powered by machine learning
  • Access to an active maker community filled with makers from around the globe – ready to connect and share their designs, ideas, and expertise
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