- June 15, 2017 at 8:41 pm #36117
Does anyone use solidworks student edition? I get this free with my EAA membership. I was curious if anyone knew it’s limitations or could compare it to fusion 360.June 15, 2017 at 10:55 pm #36120
That is a very tough question. They will both do most anything you need. I am very confident solidworks is more robust for design/engineering , but fusion is at least 10 times cheaper on a yearly basis and has a lot more functionality built in.June 16, 2017 at 5:56 am #36130
Autodesk Inventor has a free student edition as well.
I’ve always had more luck with Autodesk products than Solidworks.June 16, 2017 at 6:30 am #36133
Fusion is free to anyone making under a 100k using their software.July 24, 2017 at 1:15 pm #39234
MikeParticipantDoes anyone use solidworks student edition? I get this free with my EAA membership. I was curious if anyone knew it’s limitations or could compare it to fusion 360.
Hey! Another EAA member here. Just another data point for you. I have used AutoCAD for Civil/Surveying for 26 years and I started doing solid modeling in Inventor about 4 years ago. I have transitioned over to SolidWorks now after it was made available through the EAA program, used some excellent video tutorials on youtube by vertanux1 and Tim Callinan and haven’t looked back since. I have, as of late, begun to look at Fusion360 as well due to its integrated production capabilities, but I have really enjoyed using SolidWorks.
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