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Need a Free SOLIDWORKS Trial?

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:59 am
by Jackie625
Want to take SOLIDWORKS for a test drive?

Click the link below and learn how to start your free trial

[mod note: Fisher Unitech is a SolidWorks reseller, so this is basically spam.]

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www.fisherunitech.com/blog/get-solidworks-free-trial

Re: Need a Free SOLIDWORKS Trial?

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:22 am
by Mac The Knife
i use Solidworks at work, but I have my own subscription of Fusion 360. I can't see see spending $4,000.00 for solidworks, when I get way more out of Fusion 360 for only $310.00 a year.

Re: Need a Free SOLIDWORKS Trial?

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:27 am
by geneb
If you're a veteran, you can get SolidWorks incredibly cheaply (if memory serves, under $100). However, spammy resellers probably don't want you to know that kind of thing. :)

g.

Re: Need a Free SOLIDWORKS Trial?

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:52 am
by Mac The Knife
The CAM that's built into Fusion 360 works pretty well.

Re: Need a Free SOLIDWORKS Trial?

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:16 am
by geneb
I abhor the idea of renting software. :)

For a great stand-alone CAM program, you should take a peek at EstlCAM. I discovered it during my research into building an MPCNC machine (which is /finally/ built).

g.

Re: Need a Free SOLIDWORKS Trial?

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:26 am
by Mac The Knife
In my library of CAM, I have SheetCAM, MeshCAM, and V-Carve. The CAM portion of Fusion360 really kicks it up several notches with the tool libraries, and the adaptive machining. Watching it rough out a pocket in aluminum, using a 1/4" endmill, with a depth of cut set at 1/4" is amazing. I did have my hand over the E-Stop button the first couple of times.