The Student Edition of Solid Edge 3D CAD software is a no-charge, 12-month license for all full or part-time students any where in the world at any academic level. It comes as an easy, instant download. The license can be renewed each year provided the user remains a qualified student. In addition to the developer’s “synchronous technology,” which combines direct modeling with dimension-driven design, users can access Solid Edge modules including those for drafting, sheet metal, surfacing, and advanced assembly design. Users are provided links to tutorials and other on-line media and have access to a dedicated Internet forum for collaboration with other students using Solid Edge. Register for and download the software at www.siemens.com/plm/solid-edge-student. Siemens PLM Software, 5800 Granite Parkway, Suite 600, Plano, Texas 75024, (800) 498-5351, www.plm.automation.siemens.com