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Designing Parts in SolidWorks
Use SolidWorks to turn your dreams into reality. Or, as an alternative to Solidworks, the ITL also has other 2-D and 3-D modeling software applications including MasterCAM, AutoCAD, and CorelDraw. When ready to prototype a designed part, you may use one of our computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM) machines:
- CNC (computer numerically controlled): A manufacturing machine with computer-controlled or programmed instructions,
- Laser cutter: A machine that uses a laser to cut the material,
- Rapid prototyping machine: A machine that creates 3-D prototypes of a part somewhat "rapidly" compared to a CNC mill.
Free CAD Help
Free CAD teaching assistance are available to help engineering students and instructors with SolidWorks. Please see the schedule below for times when help is available.