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Free Software For Mechanical Engineers

In line with the goal of to share informations that can help our fellow mechanical engineers, I wrote this article about free softwares that can be very useful.




Free CAD softwares

Co-Create
It was first developed by Hewlett-Packard Mechanical Design Division and acquired by Parametric Technology Corporation (maker of Pro-Engineering Software) on late 2007. It offers FREE personal edition that can be downloaded on its website. All you have to do is to register with a valid email address.
Link to the download page.

Alibre
Alibre Inc., offers a FREE light version of their commercial CAD software. Just sign-up using a valid email adress to download the installer.
Link to download page.

T-Flex
Top Systems, a Russian developer of CAD/CAD/CAE/PDM solutions offers a student version of their commercial CAD package T-Flex for FREE.
Link to Download page.




Mind Mapping software

Free Mind
Sourceforge, an organization promoting open-source sofwares created Freemind, a mind mapping software. This can be used for planning, organizing, and root-cause analysis. This software is
written in Java so you'll need to install Java before it works.
Link to Download page.

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