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Tiny children have the biggest ideas. A child’s mind is an astonishing hive of creativity. SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids harnesses that invention and turns it into reality and was abundantly demonstrated at Maker Faire 2017, little minds find SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids fun as well as easy to master.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
5 days ago
This is the second installment of our new Stump the Chump blog series here at SOLIDWORKS. In this series we will delve into common SOLIDWORKS questions and/or problems that our users have on a day-by-day basis and will present various ways in which they can solve them. While we have a large team of seasoned CAD users at SOLIDWORKS available to answer user questions, we also have the most passionate and best CAD community in the world. So in this blog series, we are going to share advice, tips
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
9 days ago
Little minds love to create, little fingers love to make. That’s why we’re so proud of SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids. It’s a suite of pick-up-and-play design applications that gets creative kids engaged with visualising, designing and making. Gather up your little ones and come and see SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids in action at Maker Faire UK – the greatest show and tell on the planet – on 1st – 2nd April.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
Welcome to the latest blog series from SOLIDWORKS. Each month, our new “Stump the Chump” post will delve into common questions and/or challenges that our users encounter on a regular basis and will present various ways to solve them. While we have a large team of seasoned CAD veterans at SOLIDWORKS who can answer user questions, we also have the most passionate and best CAD user community in the world. So in this blog series, we will share advice, tips and suggestions in response to real
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
Each year we ask attendees why they come to SOLIDWORKS World and their top two reasons are always the same: networking and top-tier technical training. We know the power of the SOLIDWORKS community doesn’t stop at SOLIDWORKS World. In 2016, hundreds of local SOLIDWORKS User Groups hosted thousands of SOLIDWORKS users, bringing the spirit of SOLIDWORKS World networking and training to your back yard. Tens of thousands of users supported each other by answering and asking questions daily on the
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
What happens when you implement SOLIDWORKS for the first time? Ask Dutch product designers Vitility. After mixing medication with innovation to create the Smart Pill Box, the business has scooped ‘Most Innovative Product’ at the ECRM Awards and been named one of the top 100 most innovative businesses in the Netherlands.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
4 months ago
This is the final part of our tutorial series, an Introduction to Cabinetry within SOLIDWORKS. We have looked at Multibody Parts, Technical Drawings and here we are focusing on Smart Parts. Reduce your development time, increases your overall accuracy and maintain a higher level of consistency by standardizing a process with Smart Parts.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
5 months ago
Here, in part 2 of our look at cabinetry design, we are exploring Technical Drawings inside SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD. Part 1 covered Multi-Body Parts. Although this series is based around an introduction to cabinetry, all topics covered are useful to any user of SOLIDWORKS.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
6 months ago
As a former tech journalist who’s been covering the CAD industry since 1992, I can say that I’ve seen my fair share of CAD demos and attended more trade shows and industry media events over the years than I even care to remember. Something about attending SOLIDWORKS events always struck me as being different from those put on by other CAD vendors. Now working for SOLIDWORKS and seeing all the dedicated people working tirelessly behind the scenes daily to create and support the SOLIDWORKS brand
SOLIDWORKS Blog
7 months ago
This is an awesome tutorial on how you can use SOLIDWORKS and 3D printing to create your own inspired replica Final Fantasy engine sword (Yes, it’s as cool as it sounds). The theme for this tutorial is making a large prop which is stable and Con-safe. What is Con-safe? A Con-safe replica weapon is one which you can take into a convention and can do no harm or damage to fellow cosplayers.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
7 months ago
As everyone may or may not know SOLIDWORKS holds a user conference every year and it has come time once again for SOLIDWORKS to ask it users to submit ideas for presentations for the upcoming SOLIDWORKS World. So the questions that arise are Where in the world is SOLIDWORKS World, When is SWW, What is SWW, Why is SOLIDWORKS looking for presentation ideas & How is it going to benefit me if I submit a presentation idea?
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
9 months ago
Engineering isn’t just physics and mathematics. It’s a discipline that covers almost every aspect of modern life and every industry: sports, medicine, architecture, theme parks and anything you can think of in between. So reach for your set-rulers as we present to you six tasty engineering nuggets of truth. Enjoy!
SOLIDWORKS Blog
9 months ago
This is an awesome tutorial on how you can use SOLIDWORKS and 3D printing to create your own detailed replica model spaceship. The spaceship in this tutorial is inspired by the USS Enterprise from Star Trek: Beyond. We’ll take a look at some new tricks and techniques used to create a replica like this one. If you missed it, you might want to check out our previous tutorial which covers some of the basics of designing for 3D printing and designing for tolerance.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
10 months ago
SOLIDWORKS 3D ContentCentral is an active online community and a major resource of supplier-certified and user-created CAD models in all major CAD formats. Here you’ll find SOLIDWORKS parts/assemblies, Pro Engineer 3D files, universal formats like .IGES/.STEP/.SAT and Parasolid files. On top of all that, a wide variety of drawing/datasheet and image file types can also be uploaded and shared.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
10 months ago
This is an awesome tutorial on how you can use SOLIDWORKS and 3D printing to create your own inspired replica sword with lights. The sword in this tutorial is inspired by Genji from the latest multiplayer game Overwatch. I will show some new tricks and techniques I use to create a replica like this one. For some basics of designing for 3D printing check out our previous tutorial!
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
11 months ago
This short tutorial will show you how to create a dynamic spring that can compress and expand in context of an assembly. This type of model is suitable to be used in animations or in a flexible assembly. The spring is controlled by the length of the first sketch line which is driven by a coincident relation to another part in the assembly.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Most people run in Lycra Some run in fancy dress
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 year ago
3D Hubs, the world’s largest network of local 3D printing services in partnership with Instructables, is launching the 2016 3D printing contest to find the best 3D printing projects out there. Running until June 27th, contestants get the chance to win one out of 15 selected 3D printers. Last year, the SOLIDWORKS community of product designers and engineers came out in force showcasing what they were up to outside of the workplace.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
The Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) T1 Steam Locomotive Trust is using SOLIDWORKS to build the world’s fastest steam locomotive, the PRR T1 5550, which represents the pinnacle of steam locomotive design in the United States. Evidence suggests that the T1 locomotives could attain speeds greater than 140 mph. However, the day-to-day grind of railroading in the United States immediately following World War II did not allow for the luxury of a world record attempt. Therefore, the current world record of
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 year ago
In this 3 part tutorial Stuart Wortley, one of Cadtek’s Design Engineers, provides a walk-through of how he created this example chair as part of a customer request for help on a modelling issue. Watch how he uses a range of SOLIDWORKS 3D modelling techniques to create and render this modern design. Although this tutorial is to design a chair, all of the skills and techniques can be used across many industries.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Revolutionary. Pioneering. Innovative. Lots of companies think they are, but few live up to the billing.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 year ago
Like all manufacturing processes, your design considerations of your products are made to fit in with the guidelines of that process. This helps getting a clean product without any technical issues. 3D printing is now fast becoming more a manufacturing process than a prototyping process, and with this in mind, there are a few simple guidelines to consider while designing for 3D printing.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Before we jump into a preview of what’s to come on day two of SOLIDWORKS World 2016, let’s take a minute to review all the exciting things that took place on opening day. If you missed it, here’s a recap post of all the announcements made yesterday during day one at SOLIDWORKS World 2016. Suchit Jain, Vice President of Strategy and User Advocacy, will kick off today’s General Session with an update on the SOLIDWORKS user community and an overview of how SOLIDWORKS is working closely with users
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 year ago
Are you thinking about a new product idea, need pointers on how to get funding, or want learn from other creative start-ups? SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2016 will feature a new event for entrepreneurs at all stages of development to help prepare you for business success. Join us in Dallas on Tuesday, February 2 for three successive panel discussions starting at 1:30pm CT:
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 year ago