Maybe a silly question here but please can I ask is there a free Solidworks programme for students like there is for, say, Autocad?
Does your school use SolidWorks? (our school teaches SolidWorks and the students can get a free student license)
Does your school participate in First Robotics? (if so, you should be able to get licenses for the team)
Oops, it looks like you are not a student -
Students can also get SolidWorks at significanly reduced cost at edu outlets like http://www.journeyed.com
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