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Yannick Lammen, a mechanical engineer, and Jan Drennel, an undergraduate student, at the University of Stuttgart in Germany talk to SOLIDWORKS about their work for the SOFIA project. Also find link to video here.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
8 days ago
“I love to be able to take a person’s dream and write it down in pictures for them to see. With SOLIDWORKS they can see all aspects of their design and have a video to show how to use it. I have learned so much about the versatility and the expansive ability in creating all sorts of models in SOLIDWORKS. It truly is an amazing program.”
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 month ago
FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) 2017 is here! January 7, 2017 marked the kickoff of the exciting design and build competition season. SOLIDWORKS is a FRC Crown Sponsor.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 months ago
“Simple things seem to derive the most pleasure from everyone” – Corporal Willy The very first time we tried doing a 3D carving, we took just two pieces of scrap wood and glued them together.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 months ago
Richard first came up with the idea of constructing a bridge using fettuccine pasta, while pushing a shopping cart alongside his wife, Carmy, at a supermarket. As Carla stopped in the aisle stacked with a variety of pastas, Richard carefully observed the different types of pastas, appreciating the uniformity inside of the packaging. He recalls thinking, “To try and make something like that would be very difficult to say the least.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 months ago
We know him as Corporal Willy – Richard Williams, who is an engineer by passion and has dedicated his life to teaching in STEM education. From creating a bridge with fettuccine pasta and Elmer’s Wood Glue, to building a 9.25 ounces stool out of cardboard that went on to set a new world record that was tested at UNLV’s Labs, Richard makes science fun and exciting for children to pique their interests in engineering, architecture and other technologies. Besides being a SolidWorks instructor at
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 months ago
Egypt’s Masoura University Formula Student racing team, under the direction of faculty mentor, Dr Mohammed Awad, use their engineering skills both in and out of the classroom to compete on a world-wide stage. In their senior capstone design project, students not only analyzed their vehicle’s engine, with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, but also learned from these CFD results to improve design through iterations and to successfully compete as a Formula Student racing team.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 months ago
You have a design project due in a few weeks. How do you explain your ideas to your instructor, classmates, and be successful? SOLIDWORKS can help. You heard about SOLIDWORKS for other students – but how do you start to learn on your own – if you have no time to take a SOLIDWORKS class.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
5 months ago
European Rover Challenge is Europe’s largest space and robotic featuring science, business, new-technology sector, and the general public. Held in Jasionka, Poland, last month, students, researchers, and industry professionals participated in the Martian robot competition and exhibition. Over 60 student teams took part from 12 countries, including Canada, Italy, Peru, Australia and U.S. Poland, with the largest participation, 17 teams, engaged the crowd in this exciting engineering competition.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
5 months ago
Innovation in robotic technology is expanding all over the world. Sogang University, department of mechanical engineering, researchers and students create the wearable robot, ANGELEGS and the WalkON Suit. Last week, Kenneth CLAYTON, Senior VP of Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS and Chulsoo LEE, Dean of Mechanical Engineering, Sogang University, participated in the MOU ceremony for the advancement of wearable robot development in Korea.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
6 months ago
Michael Mojica and Joe Brown are outdoor enthusiasts, dedicated to their families, and SOLIDWORKS customers. So when they created a new company, Outdoor Element, Mike applied for the SOLIDWORKS Entrepreneur program. The result is their innovative product, The Firebiner. The Firebiner provides the “spark” when you need it most.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
6 months ago
When WPI faculty member John “Jack” Hall received his PhD from the University of Florida in 1962, he began a career in vibration analysis and soil mechanics. Jack has a drive for continuous learning. After learning SOLIDWORKS during this summer, Jack earned his Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA).
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
7 months ago
With beautiful summer days ahead, it gives me great pleasure to introduce our newest SOLIDWORKS Entrepreneur, Pakayak. Pakayak is a patented high-performance sectional 14-foot sea/touring kayak made of hard plastic just like a traditional kayak so it paddles just the same. It is easy to assemble & disassemble. It is easy to transport by one person.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
8 months ago
It’s that time of year again. FREE SOLIDWORKS Summer Edition 2016-2017 3D CAD Software for Students and for Educators! This Summer we bring to all Students and Educators an opportunity to get hands-on practice on SOLIDWORKS.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
9 months ago
For Nick Broadbent, Bristol, UK, “a journey is more than getting to your destination, it’s about enjoying the ride” Tailfin is a rack that complements your bike – brilliantly. Nick and team re-designed and re-engineered the bike rack and pannier, which has remained unchanged for nearly half a century, to a modern, light, and simple design.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
11 months ago
The UK’s University School of Engineering Warwick Satellite Team (WUSAT) continues to innovate with their development of a cube-shaped nano satellite, carried into space on a REXUS rocket. This multi-discipline engineering team is using SOLIDWORKS to design and manufacture their product to support atmospheric research to establish a method for discovering Earth-like exoplanets.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
11 months ago
Since 1865, WPI has pioneered innovation in engineering education, research, and community. In our latest SOLIDWORKS case study with WPI, we interviewed Michael Gennert, Robotics Engineering Program Director at WPI. WPI was the first college in the USA to offer an undergraduate degree in Robotics Engineering. Students can not only model designs in 3D but also take advantage of integrated motion, analysis, and visualization tools.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago
Can your Senior Design Project change the world? Engineering seniors throughout the US and Canada know this time of year. Graduation is just around the corner, but first students have to complete the Senior Design Project, Capstone Project or Master Qualifying Project. No matter what you call it, we know there are engineering students that have great ideas to make great design happen.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago
SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2016, DALLAS Texas will bring together 5000+ engineers and designers to celebrate everything SOLIDWORKS. From January 31, 2016 – February 3, 2016 engineering students will be part of the biggest 3D design celebration. We are fortunate to feature competitive teams from Texas.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago
One year ago, IIS Perlasca established a partnership project with Nuovamacut, SOLIDWORKS reseller in Brescia, Italy. In Brescia and surrounding areas, SOLIDWORKS has a very strong presence with manufacturing companies. Nuovamacut also works with these companies that require qualified graduates and highly skilled employees to design and manufacture the latest SOLIDWORKS-based products in Italy and export throughout the world.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago
The University of Stuttgart, DSI and NASA uses the SOLIDWORKS Research Edition to design the Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) to research the development of young stars and planetary systems and the Milky Way. For 20 years, SOLIDWORKS recognizes that the research of today quickly becomes the commercial technology of tomorrow.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago
As a mechanical engineer you take an engineering mechanics statics class and learn about simply supported beams and the “truss”. The truss becomes the strength behind many products including start-up Trusst Lingerie. I got to interview entrepreneurial founders Sophia and Laura about their new business and products.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago
Dassault Systemes Project of the Year 2015 design contest showcases student designs throughout the world. My colleague, Wei Li sent me great SOLIDWORKS images and models by students to share with you. Project VOLAT – Prototype Drone Design and Manufacturing by Alex Norieg, Universidad Tecnológica de Chihuahua, Mexico, is about the development of a drone able to make video streaming to PCs and smartphones via WiFi.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago
Back to school and time to design with the SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2015-2016. If you used SOLIDWORKS in your classroom last year, then take a look at the SOLIDWORKS Education Edition now included, Model Based Definition (MBD), Treehouse, advanced features in SOLIDWORKS Costing and hundreds more. If you are new to SOLIDWORKS, explore why our community of students and educators continues to grow to support our commercial customers and SOLIDWORKS Users Group Network.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago