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SOLIDWORKS is the industry standard for CAD software—used by aircraft and kit manufacturers from Cirrus to Zenith. EAA has received a generous offer from SOLIDWORKS which gives members access to 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers at a 50% discount. (Retail: $99.00 | EAA Members: $49.50)
Before purchasing 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS, we recommend viewing this webinar to see the program in action:View Now
Explore this resource center to help you get started using SOLIDWORKS. EAA will continue to add information, training and related resources, so please check back often.
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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