Special Offer From SolidWorks World!

Posted by on Monday, January 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

MakerBot just got back from an incredible trip to CES in Las Vegas, but there’s no rest for the weary. This weekend, part of our crew is headed down to Orlando, FL for SolidWorks World, a chance to learn the 3D design program SolidWorks in hands-on sessions. Attending the conference would also give you a chance to talk to SolidWorks partner companies like us!

Here’s something cool: the good people of SolidWorks want to offer MakerBot customers a deal. If you fill out our form (it’ll take you two seconds), we’ll send you a code that gets you into the SolidWorks World Exhibit Hall for free. That’s a $250 value! Just use the code that we send you through email to register for the event.

Hope to see you in Orlando!

UPDATE! We’re so glad you guys enjoyed this special offer. It’s closed now, so there’s no link on this blog post anymore.

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  • Matt Gorton
    January 14, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Are they offering a discount off of the software? I’ve been using solidworks at work for about 7 years and would love a home use package in the $200 range

  • Wade
    January 15, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Solidworks is great, but last time I checked the price, I had to get a “quote” from a salesman, and it was around $5,000 for a bare bones version. Hard to justify that for most folks. Maybe they’ll be coming out with some reasonably priced tools in the future?

  • Charles
    January 15, 2013 at 8:02 pm


    Your SolidWorks license at work comes with a free home install. You’ve always been able install it at home. If you have a “floating license” then you may have to ask your reseller for a home license key.

    Wade, Yup, it is a professional tool. They have some free offerings, but nothing like their real software for cheap. I don’t expect any “maker” level pricing any time soon.

  • Aaron
    February 19, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    I think SolidWorks is really missing a great opportunity, given the explosion of 3D printing by the hobbyists. Most hobbyists would never purchase a professional version of SolidWorks but if SolidWorks wanted to own this market, they easily could with an affordable home use version.

    They could limit the feature set and seed the market with a low cost version, and community support only. They would instantly 10x their customer count and really own this market. They could then begin to do things like offer online training and tutorials for low cost as well.

    I’ve worked for a very large software company for about 10 years and I can say this model works. Our single highest revenue generating product is one that is seeded into the market with a FREE basic version.

    I hope someone at SolidWorks figures this out.


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