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Introducing 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers


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I read mention of this on another forum. Looks like its for real. For some people might be worth considering. There are rumor's they are stopping the heavily discounted subscription for EAA .

The 'catch points' if you want to call them that. If you are already used to your CAD files being stored on the cloud (ie. confined to cloud for all practical purposes, digitally marked, potentially encrypted at some point if the Marketing Dept. ever changes its mind... etc.) then it may be familiar territory.

6. What’s the difference between SOLIDWORKS Desktop and 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS?
3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS has the same awesome, industry-leading functionality , features, and tools as desktop SOLIDWORKS Professional, but it leverages cloud data management. You can save all your design data to our secure cloud and easily share and connect with other makers. Please note, commercial products and Add-Ins are not supported or included with this version of 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers.

7. Are my files or data restricted at all?
Files and data created with your Maker account are digitally watermarked and can only be opened up in another Maker platform. You cannot open up files created with your Maker account within a commercial or academic platform. This digital watermark is added to native 3D file formats, such as .3dxml, .sldprt, .sldasm, and .slddrw. Neutral 3D file formats, such as .stp or .iges can be opened on any platform.