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Old 03-06-2019, 09:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
JRMichler
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SolidWorks is a 3D modeling package that is widely used. While the retail price is $4000, there is a legal way to get a student copy for free. The student copy does everything that the full priced copy does, except that any drawings are labeled as "academic use only". You can use it for your hobby, but not for business use (making money).

It's a member benefit of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). Check it out: https://www.eaa.org/eaa/eaa-membersh...esource-center

SolidWorks does have specific requirements for processor, memory, and graphics card.
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The vacuum gauge plus wheel covers helped increase summer 2015 mileage to 38.5 MPG, while summer 2016 mileage was 38.6 MPG without the wheel covers. Drove 33,021 miles 2016-2018 at 35.00 MPG.
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