Jul 29, 2016 -- Graphics Systems Corp. (GSC), a leading provider of 3D engineering solutions, has partnered with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS to offer EAA members free access to the SOLIDWORKS Student Design Kit- EAA Maker Edition.
As the official SOLIDWORKS partner of the EAA, GSC experts have been on-site at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this week providing basic demonstrations of SOLIDWORKS to help EAA members get started with this powerful computer-aided design (CAD) software. In addition to the demonstrations, GSC will be offering EAA members exclusive SOLIDWORKS training webinars throughout the year and discounts on product and services including training seminars, 3D printers, and 3D printing services.
“As a pilot and airplane enthusiast, a partnership with EAA and DS SOLIDWORKS was a perfect fit for GSC and an opportunity we couldn’t pass up,” said David Kasinskas, GSC President & CEO. “Our team is extremely excited to help EAA members use SOLIDWORKS to dream big and further their aircraft innovations.”
“Since its humble beginnings in Paul and Audrey’s basement, EAA has inspired, enabled, and defended our members’ right to take a dream sketched on a napkin at the dinner table to first flight and beyond!” said Jack Pelton, EAA chairman & CEO. “SOLIDWORKS is the industry standard for computer-aided aircraft design. Aircraft and kit manufacturers from Cirrus to Zenith are designing today’s aircraft in SOLIDWORKS, and now EAA members can get free access to this powerful tool.”
“Dassault Systèmes is passionate about developing the toolsets to make 3D product design accessible to the average person with an idea and an insatiable desire to build it. In the Experimental Aircraft Association, we have a partner with a storied history of inspiring and enabling that desire in its members,” said Suchit Jain, vice president of strategy and community at DS SOLIDWORKS.
Graphics Systems Corp. (GSC) delivers the most advanced, widely-used engineering software and hardware to streamline product development, drive innovation, and maximize the value of engineering data enterprise-wide. As the Midwest's leading provider of SOLIDWORKS solutions and Stratasys 3D printing technologies, GSC brings their collective expertise and the breadth of the dozen-plus industries we serve to every engagement. With GSC you get client-side expertise from the leader in customer service – from design, 3D printing, and simulation, to enterprise-wide engineering data integration.
EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 190,000 members and 1,000 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to www.eaa.org. For continual news updates, connect with www.twitter.com/EAA.
About Dassault Systèmes
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 150,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit www.3ds.com.