twebb Posted June 14, 2015 Share #1 Posted June 14, 2015 Hi, For those interested in giving SolidWorks a play: If you are a U.S. military veteran you can get the Solidworks student edition for about $25.00 on CD-ROM mailed only to anywhere in the U.S. The licence is for one year, but I have heard it can be renewed. I don't know this to be fact. A special form and a copy of your DD214 must be submitted. There seems to be no time restrictions in terms of when you were discharged. I was discharged in 1969 and that flew OK. The form can be downloaded, filled out, signed and scanned. The DD214 scanned. I scanned the two documents as a two page .pdf file. Solidworks says the upload size limit is 10mb, my .pdf document was 2mb and I still had trouble. After rescanning to a lower resolution and ending up with about a 500kb document, the upload went smooth. After Solidworks receives and approves your application, they e-mail you authority to purchase. The whole process took less than a week. I know this is a bit more effort that what most of us are used to, but Solidworks is a premier, big buck 3D modeller and a pretty good deal for $25.00. Be advised - The Solidworks edition you receive may require a 64 bit machine! I tried to copy and paste the link a number of times, but I couldn't get it to work. Here it is: http://store.solidworks.com/veterans/default.php?command=Step1 Hope this info is useful. Ted Canute and mtaylor 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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