3DPI.TV – SOLIDWORKS Donates 3D CAD Software to the Fab Foundation

Fab Foundation has just announced that SolidWorks has donated a premium copy of its popular 3D CAD software to each of the 350 Fab Lab facilities all over the world.

Each official Fab Lab is eligible to receive one free commercial copy of the entire 3D CAD SolidWorks suite. Additionally, all Fab Lab sites that host the popular Fab Academy ‘How to Make (Almost) Anything’ courses will receive ten student licenses.

SolidWorks Director of Education Community, Marie Planchard, explained that since 1995, they have instituted a number of programs that help users ranging from the active SolidWorks Community to a project that identifies start-up companies that need technical support to assisting First Robotics teams.

The Fab Foundation was founded in 2009 to help administer and organize the global Fab Lab network. Fab Labs are hack spaces and knowledge sharing networks where the local community of technologists, educators and makers pool their knowledge and resources together.

The Fab Foundation wants to provide Fabbers with the powerful design and engineering resources they need to produce professional projects that will have a beneficial impact on lives and livelihoods around the world.