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DraftSight 2019 Packaging and Pricing Changes You Need To Know About

DraftSight 2019 2D CAD Software

DraftSight packaging and licensing has changed for the 2019 release. The biggest change is the fact that DraftSight Standard will no longer be available as a free version, instead there will be a charge of US$99 annually for the software which you can purchase directly from the DraftSight Online Store » What happens to installations of the DraftSight free version? If you are currently using the free version of DraftSight, you may continue to use DraftSight 2018 or previous versions until December 31, 2019. You may reactivate your free version once more after the launch of DraftSight 2019. All free versions of DraftSight will cease to run after December 31, 2019. PLEASE NOTE: If you decide to download and install the free 30-day trial of DraftSight 2019 Professional, or if you purchase any version of DraftSight 2019, you will not be able to reinstall any previous free version of DraftSight…

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You can now test upcoming SOLIDWORKS Service Packs in your browser

SOLIDWORKS EV in the browser

In an earlier post we discussed how to gain early access to a SOLIDWORKS Service Pack for testing purposes through the Early Visibility (EV) program included with SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service. An EV release is usually available a couple of weeks before a full release and it appears in the Downloads and Updates section of the Customer Portal. But starting with SOLIDWORKS 2018 SP3, you can now test SOLIDWORKS Service Packs online from your browser, no install required! Access SOLIDWORKS EV in your browser Subscription Service Subscription customers can visit http://my.solidworks.com/solidworksEV using a Chrome or Firefox browser to give the service pack a try. When you arrive at the MySolidWorks website you will note a Log in button, click on the button and then enter your SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal/ID credentials (which you use for downloading service packs). After logging in with your SOLIDWORKS ID, the browser will refresh and present you…

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PCBWorks Free Trial & Introductory Tutorial

PCBWorks has teamed up with SOLIDWORKS to provide an extensive electro-mechanical collaboration design package.  The best way to get familiar with this new and exciting software is to try it out yourself with a PCBWorks Free Trial. PCBWorks has released a great introductory tutorial which anyone can follow as a step-by-step guide to test out the software and take a sneak peek into the vast potential of this great product. The tutorial goes through the full electro-mechanical design process for a simple astable multivibrator, and illustrates the power and capabilities of collaboration between PCBWorks and SOLIDWORKS.  You start off by generating the electrical schematic using the schematic editor. Once you’ve generated the schematic with the help of the component library you can move forward to the circuit board design within the PCB editor. When you are happy with the PCB design you can move on to the mechanical output of the board and push this information to SOLIDWORKS for the…

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