Look out unemployed and soon-to-be-unemployed engineers and designers… SolidWorks has gone and done the nearly unimaginable… free software.

For a limited time, they are offering a free trial download of SolidWorks 2009 to stimulate the corpuscles out of your ever-loving, unemployeed facial pores. And although your excitement may instantly look like a bad case of rosacea, the visible joy could very well turn into SolidWorks skills you’ve never known. Check it out.

Give’em the goods
Well, a lot of you anyway. First of all, it’s available currently for U.S. or Canadian resident, but don’t worry overseas peeps, they’re expanding it to other regions. You can contact your VAR to find out if you’ll be in on the deal soon.

SolidWorks Economics 101: Give Engineers and Designers Free Stuff

Note: Check with your local SolidWorks reseller (VAR) to see if they’re doing any promo stuff too. You may be able to get away with a free seat of SolidWorks and some training from a VAR. That’ll racks up some big points against that nasty, mean ol’ unemployment monster.

Important links
Engineering Stimulus Package FAQ’s – You gots the questions, they gots the answers.
3 Dude Gone 3D – You need some lighthearted entertainment while blissfully unemployeed. Check the latest episodes.

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Josh is founder and editor at SolidSmack.com, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.