SolidCAD COVID-19 Resource Centre

 This landing page is a resource centre for all information related to what our company and our partners are doing in response to COVID-19.

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SolidCAD has been tracking developments around the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the personal health of all our clients and employees is our primary concern.

We have been working closely to ensure you are kept up to date with all the changes this may bring to your day-to-day business.

Please note that although many of our SolidCAD offices are physically closed, SolidCAD will continue to work remotely to fulfill orders, provide quality technical support, services and information regularly (Read full statement here).

News Updates

Partner Responses to COVID-19

Autodesk - Free Cloud Collaboration Products

Autodesk Launches Extended Access Program to Cloud Collaboration Products

Beginning this week, Autodesk is launching the Extended Access Program previously announced by Andrew. Through this program, Autodesk will allow the free use of participating cloud collaboration products for commercial purposes via product trials until June 30, 2020 for customers who do not already subscribe to them and/or need extended access to support additional users. This gives our customers access to solutions to support remote collaboration as they work from home, since many are now restricted from working in an office.

Products and services offered are the following:

  • Fusion 360
  • Fusion Team
  • AutoCAD Web and Mobile
  • Shotgun
  • BIM 360 Docs*
  • BIM 360 Design*

Customers can take advantage of this offer until June 30, 2020, and Autodesk will continue to evaluate if a potential expansion of the program needs to occur.

For other resources visit: COVID-19 Autodesk Resource Center.

Free FME Licenses for COVID-19 Projects

Using FME for COVID-19

COVID-19 FME Download Form

Use the COVID-19 specific download form to access your free FME licenses. The license will be active until at least September 30, 2020.

Download Free FME Licenses for COVID-19

Priority Support for COVID-19

To ensure we see your COVID-19 questions and requests, please include “COVID-19” in your subject line or the first sentence of your support case, email, or live chat message.

You may also post a question in the Safe Software, Community and use the topic “COVID-19”.

If you have any ideas, resources, or findings that you’d like to share that others may also find useful, please feel free to share them in the Community, or on FME Hub.

Other Licensing Options

If COVID-19 is putting a financial strain on yourself or your company, but you would like to use FME for projects unrelated to COVID-19, the free license programs may be an option for you.

For more information related to Safe Software’s initiatives visit:

Extended Revu Trial from Bluebeam

Revu Trial Extension

On March 26, 2020, Bluebeam announced that they are offering access to Revu for existing users free of charge, so customers can continue to access Revu in a work-from-home environment. Click the following link to receive your trial extension code.


Work from Home Webinar Series

In addition, Bluebeam will be offering a Work from Home Webinar series focused on Revu core functionality and collaborative workflows. Each webinar has multiple dates and time, please register through the following links:

Work from Home Essential Article

Bluebeam’s Technical Support team has written the article “Working-from-Home Essential” tips on how-to-stay more productive while using Bluebeam.

Visualization Software “Stay Safe” promo

Save 10% on V-Ray and Lumion!

Head to our e-store and save on both products by using code “STAYSAFE10.” Offer ends April 30, 2020


Working Remotely

For individuals who do not have adequate computing power at home, the solution is simple.  SolidCAD can configure Virtual Machines (VM’s) deployed through Amazon Web Services (AWS), enabling individuals to access a high-performance CAD workstation in the cloud.  VM’s are rented daily with variable costs depending on the specs of the desired system, from $15/day and up.

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BIM 360 DESIGN Quick-Start Work Remotely with BIM 360

Adapting your business and staff to work remotely can be challenging. Many firms are looking to leverage technology to collaborate on projects and stay connected.

Tools like BIM 360 Design, require knowledge and experience to be set up effectively to reduce downtime. Our BIM 360 Design Quick-Start service bundle will get your team up and running in a cloud environment quickly. SolidCAD has the expertise to guide clients through this process and help firms increase flexibility in what’s become a challenging work situation.

For only $750 + tax, this bundle includes:
  • Orientation, Setup and Configuration
  • End-user Onboarding
  • Project Deployment (1-2 Project deployed in BIM 360 Design)


Online Events, Training, Services & Support

We find it important to continue to offer you the same quality of events, training, services and support. Visit our landing pages to find out sessions available online, service bundles to help you work remotely and our remote support services we are currently offering.