Almost as soon as SolidWorks CEO Jeff Ray announced the Engineering Stimulus Package (ESP) at SolidWorks World 2009, we started getting questions from many of you, asking about the details. Today, we’re happy to announced that the program is live for those of you living in the US and Canada. For those of you in other parts of the world, we’re working on making it available to you in the next few weeks. I’ll post updates here as I have them.
To quote the SolidWorks website, “the SolidWorks Engineering Stimulus Package provides free SolidWorks 3D CAD software to an US or Canadian resident seeking to develop, upgrade, or refresh the valuable 3D CAD skills that employers need. In addition to the software, you get self-support, free training materials, free certification, and job leads.”
If you’re not familiar with the ESP, you get a limited-term trial version of the SolidWorks Student Design Kit, which includes:
- SolidWorks Standard software
- Animation functionality
- Library standards
- Photorealistic rendering
- Complete online documentation and tutorials
- 90-day term-of-use license
- One chance to take the CSWA exam for free
There’s a lot more to the program than I can go into here, so visit the SolidWorks website to learn more. And if you can use it, download the package and start learning something new.
Here’s Jeff explaining a little more: