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    Engineering students? Check this out.

    Thought this might be helpful.

    Autodesk, the company that makes AutoCad, gives out free 3-year licensed downloads (ed version only) for anyone with a valid uni/college email address. Someone else probably found it but, hey, I thought I'd post it here anyway.

    Got AutoCad 2010, Ed. version, 64 bit. I picked 2010 because it's what I use in school, but I literally could have gotten everything they make, there's no apparent limit to number of programs. Pretty awesome break for an engineering student on a roughly $1000 program
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    Solidworks should do this too!

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    I think Solidworks offers their product for a small fee. I don't remember what it is, but I believe it's a one or two year license for under 100 dollars.
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    You can get a 12 month SolidWorks licence for £70 over on this side of the pond.

    Thanks for the Autocad tip! Here's hoping it works for UK students too!

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    I think it should, I knew it helped me so I figured I'd make sure everyone knew

    It's amazing how much work I can get done on my laptop at home. Wow. Finished a major project in 2 hours that wouldve taken me weeks using school computers.
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    Be warned that if you work for a company and use any student autodesk program, it will mark their drawings. They will not be happy. I did it in my first summer job.

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    Yeah it's just for school. My prospective summer job/work term provides drafting equipment.
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    I don't remember where, but somewhere on the SolidWorks page you can get a CD of the educational version for free under certain circumstances. My undergrad has an ASME project that receives a dozen or so copies every year so long as they remember to request them. I think it is the previous year's version, but that isn't an issue if everyone in the group has a copy.

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