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Offline olkipukki

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Free CAD - Solid Edge Community Edition
« on: August 25, 2020, 10:45:39 am »
A few times been discussed here and people asked for free CAD.

Thanks to OS CADs and a pressure on big players to look a bit further than their nose,
more and more commercial stripped down or restricted CADs are available now, so you can try Solid Edge Community Edition

https://solidedge.siemens.com/en/solutions/users/hobbyists-and-makers/

https://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/plmapp/education/solid-edge/en_us/free-software/community
 
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Online tszaboo

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Re: Free CAD - Solid Edge Community Edition
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2020, 04:27:26 pm »
I guess Fusion 360 was getting a lot of attention lately.
 

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Re: Free CAD - Solid Edge Community Edition
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2020, 07:42:36 pm »
Thanks for the heads up. I just successfully used it to create and transfer a trivial ('Hello World' analogous) 2D shape into Diptrace via dxf.
 

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Re: Free CAD - Solid Edge Community Edition
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2020, 08:55:48 pm »
It looks to be a lot more restrictive than fusion360, and there is no upgrade path, odd.
But in terms of a permanent standalone license, that may be preferred for some over cloud.

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This free download:

    Is available to any active maker, CAD enthusiast, or design challenge competitor interested in using CAD to bring their ideas to life.
    Is intended for personal use, and may not be used for commercial purposes
    Has a license that does not expire

Note: Files created in this edition cannot be opened in commercial versions of Solid Edge and 2D drawings are watermarked, but your designed parts and assemblies can be 3D printed so you can easily create prototypes.


I don't think OS CAD has anything to do with it, IMO.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2020, 08:57:39 pm by thm_w »
 


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