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Dassault Systemes reveals SOLIDWORKS for Makers, an affordable entry point into the 3D software

SOLIDWORKS will soon be accessible cheaply outside of education and industry

Dassault Systèmes reveals SOLIDWORKS for Makers, an affordable entry point into the 3D software

Dassault Systemes reveals SOLIDWORKS for Makers, an affordable entry point into the 3D software

Dassault Systemes is opening up their 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS platform to Students and Makers, granting them access to cloud-based instances of their professional 3D modelling applications without the need for expensive workstation-grade PCs. 

For Makers, this move will grant affordable access to the Solidworks platform to that outside of research, education or industry, costing $9.99 per month of $99 per year. This opens up Solidworks' professional toolset to hobbyists, giving Dassault Systemes a new revenue stream while opening up their toolset to a larger number of potential users. 

As a 3D printing enthusiast who is trained in Solidworks, the inability to affordably access Solidworks at home has been a major bugbear. While I would prefer this SolidWorks for Makers program to feature an option for SolidWorks that is not cloud-based, this move is a solid step in the right direction for increasing the accessibility of the Solidworks toolset. 

In May 2021, 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Students will allow those in education to access the 3DEXPERIENCE toolset and its collaboration tools, preparing students for industry with a cloud-based toolset that can be used with any laptop. In the second half of 2021, 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers will deliver many of these same tools to hobbyists, influencers and innovators. 

 

     If you have a passion for making products, there are SOLIDWORKS design tools and a global community of creative makers for you!

With the 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Offer for Makers you’ll get:

- Intuitive and easy-to-use cloud-based 3D design tools including 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Professional, 3D Creator, and 3D Sculptor.

- An invitation to join an online community of makers filled with “Champion” makers, influencers, and innovators to inspire and help you with your projects.

- Access to new ways to collaborate and share designs.

All of this is only US$9.99/month or US$99/year via an easy online purchase. Sign up now to receive more information about 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers when it’s available in the 2nd half of 2021.

 

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13-02-2021, 12:29:38

Kleptobot
I've used Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor and fusion 360. Personally I prefer the modelling tools in Solidworks the most, but I find the scripting in inventor far superior. Fusion I find to be noticeably hamstrung to avoid competing with inventor.

For $99 a year I think this would be a superior modelling package than fusion, but the inbuilt CAM tools in fusion are very good. The last time I used CAM in Solidworks it was a complete pita, mind you that was about 5 years ago now.Quote

14-02-2021, 21:56:20

WYP
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Originally Posted by Kleptobot View Post
I've used Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor and fusion 360. Personally I prefer the modelling tools in Solidworks the most, but I find the scripting in inventor far superior. Fusion I find to be noticeably hamstrung to avoid competing with inventor.

For $99 a year I think this would be a superior modelling package than fusion, but the inbuilt CAM tools in fusion are very good. The last time I used CAM in Solidworks it was a complete pita, mind you that was about 5 years ago now.
Yeah, I have a preference for SolidWorks tools as well. A lot of that is because I used it in Uni and am reasonably proficient. It has been a few years since I have used it though.

I'll be subbing to this as soon as I am able to make some things to 3D print. As good as Fusion 360 is, I prefer how things work in Solidworks. Every time I use Fusion 360 I think of how I would prefer Solidworks.Quote
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