5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 2, 2015 7:24 PM by Kelvin Lamport

    What to buy..

    Chris Jefferies

      bet you haven't heard that before....    


      I keep getting asked if I have solid works for a design tool so I'm investigating what it takes.  First impression, it seems expensive.


      My needs:

      • design thing prototypes as big as 1 foot (usually 2-6") like electronic enclosures, little brackets to support PCBs, etc.
      • the output mainly needs to be .stl files or other formats for 3D printing and/or Laser cutting.
      • I do this 2-4 times a year.
      • I am an individual "advanced" hobbyist and I integrate inexpensive home automation components with open source software.


      In the list of options I did not see any descriptions of solid works software optimized for 3D printing and appropriately priced for someone like me


      Thanks for any advice,