4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 11, 2016 11:10 PM by Shaodun Lin

    solidworks pcb trial/demo?

    Justin Lee

      Howdy.

       

      I'm a "standard" user and do not have access to solidworks electircal or PCB out of the box..

       

      I'm interested in evaluating both Electrical and PCB but don't see an easy way to get a trial version rolling.   Watching promo videos is one thing (and you have my attention), but those videos a far cry from a hands on trial period evaluation.

       

      I'm sure the boiler plate response from solidworks will be to "reach out to your value added partner/reseller"  Ive tried that in the past and gotten no responses.. Im just a peon/grunt, but if the tools are useful to me, management will want to pull the trigger.

       

      It seems either that add-ins like PCB and Electrical are not available for evaluation, or my "value added partner/reseller" is unable/unwilling to get the ball rolling.

       

      Any ideas for getting an eval version of PCB & electrical?  Much appreciated.

        • Re: solidworks pcb trial/demo?
          Shaodun Lin

          Reach out to your Value Added  Reseller

            • Re: solidworks pcb trial/demo?
              Justin Lee

              <tangent source="Shaodun's boiler plate response above" value="furious anger">

              Justin Lee wrote:

               

              ...I'm sure the boiler plate response from solidworks will be to "reach out to your value added partner/reseller"  Ive tried that in the past and gotten no responses...

               

              Soooooo... *FACEPALM*    Honestly, there is no term less suited to the entity which you refer to as "value added reseller".

               

              I promise you, there is no value being added. They haven't responded to multiple inquires about visualize, pcb, and other topics.

              I would not be posting here if this were not the case.. So if thats the best response solidworks can offer, they should know i wont be buying any new products from their so-called "value added" resellers.

               

              Actually, please stop using "Value Added Reseller"  This term is inaccurate, if not blatantly false.   "Reseller," or "Vendor" are more than sufficient.

               

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              Back to my original question.. Is there any way to obtain a PCB trial version other than contacting my so called, yet worthless, "VAR"?

               

              Thanks