Dream it. Design it. Build it. Fly it!
Since its humble beginnings in Paul and Audrey’s basement in Hales Corners, Wisconsin, EAA has inspired, enabled, and defended your right to take a dream sketched on a napkin at the dinner table to first flight and beyond!
You still have the freedom to sketch up a design on a napkin at the dinner table, but the power of computer-aided design (CAD), once a tool used exclusively by commercial enterprise, is now available to EAA members!
The industry standard for CAD software—used by aircraft and kit manufacturers from Cirrus to Zenith—is SOLIDWORKS. EAA has received a generous offer from SOLIDWORKS to make a personal-use version of the software available to EAA members at no charge!
EAA has assembled this resource center to help you get started using SOLIDWORKS. EAA will continue to add information, training and related resources to this resource center, so please keep checking back. Our best resource has always been people like you! So, we invite you to get on the EAA Forums and ask questions, share your experiences, and help others!