Are you interested in learning new skills and best practices that might advance your career? Would you like to master new tips and tricks to overcome everyday challenges? Maybe you’d like to become the in-house expert on model-based definition (MBD) or designing products for the IoT? If you answered yes to any of those questions, it’s time to register for SOLIDWORKS World 2018, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, February 4th through the 7th.
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3 days ago
Are you an avid SOLIDWORKS user? Are you creative? Do you have mad design skills? If you answered “yes” to any of those three questions, you need to enter the SOLIDWORKS World T-Shirt Design Contest.
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17 days ago
It’s been awhile since the last blog and much has been accomplished on the Torpedo. Here’s an update on those accomplishments. If you want to start reading from the beginning, or any of the others you can navigate here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 In the last blog I mentioned the next major milestone Rob Ida was to undertake was marrying the body to the chassis. Rob succeeded in this milestone at the end of July when the body structure was lifted off the wooden buck
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18 days ago
When I first went to Rwanda in October of 2014, I really didn’t know what to expect. To say that my preconceptions of the country and the people were completely wrong would be an understatement. What I found were friendly people, a clean and safe country, and young people more than eager to learn. It’s the learning part that has stuck with me each time I have gone back, and each time I leave, I can’t help but wonder if we’re really making a difference there.
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30 days ago
Have you ever dreamed of taking a longboard and walking to the water’s edge, as waves crash against your feet, gazing out watching the swells gather and other surfers paddle to catch the perfect wave, wishing you could do that too? Maybe, like me, the dream was much better than the reality. Make no mistake, I’m not a klutz by nature, but standing up on that surfboard lasted all of two seconds while I took in a mouthful of salt water, realizing I was no closer to actually catching that perfect
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1 month ago
City driving is no fun. With gridlocked roads, multi-lane traffic and baffling one-way systems, it’s no wonder motoring in the metropolis is a hotbed of tension. To combat this, scientific evolution is manoeuvring into the fast lane. Smart_Cities_Scientific_Evolution_SOLIDWORKS_2 Hi-tech on the highways Driving is at the forefront of the digital age.
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1 month ago
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional exam (CSWP), we have something very special in the works, but you will only be able to be a part of it if you attend SOLDWORKS World 2018 in Los Angeles. Way back in 1997, SOLIDWORKS wanted to create a way to verify the skills of its users, and a way to verify the quality of the training we were providing. So early in 1998 we launched the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) Certification. While not the first
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1 month ago
Each year, hundreds of hopefuls submit their presentation abstracts to present at SOLIDWORKS World. Ever wonder why they’re so excited? Here are a few reasons our community loves to present: 1. FREE ADMISSION!
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1 month ago
Here’s a question for you. What do deer antlers, fighter pilot helmets and elite sports cars have in common? The answer – because you give up, right? – is that they have all been used to inspire the next generation of Paralympic sports equipment.
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2 months ago
Last year, our Community and User Advocacy Manager, Rachel York, interviewed a mechanical engineering entrepreneur from Texas A&M University, who used SOLIDWORKS to help create his own business. This year, Rachel and I wanted to catch up with him. This student is none other than rising junior, Tyler Wooten; the man who stepped up in figuring out a way for visually impaired students to no longer feel inhibited around college or business campuses.
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3 months ago
The Red Bull Soapbox Race is a global series of events that pit amateur drivers racing in homemade soapbox cars against each other in a battle not just for speed but for most innovative design. This unique non-motorized racing event challenges both experienced racers and amateurs alike to design and build outrageous, human-powered soapbox dream machines and compete against the clock in a downhill race. The rules are quite simple: all crafts must be human-powered, meaning no engines, pedals or
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3 months ago
Rachel York and I headed out to Albuquerque last week to help the New Mexico SOLIDWORKS User Group celebrate their 10 year anniversary. It was a great meeting complete with 3D Printing, Rachel’s “The Certification Game” session, students, and three of the four leaders of the group from the past ten years. NMSUG members are all smiles 10 year ago, Nestor Montano put together the first NMSUG meeting, and I was there along with one of the company founders. We did a Tips and Tricks session in trivia
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5 months ago
Choosing the right digital tools is becoming a critical aspect of business strategy for today’s companies. When those tools are the ones you entrust with creating your company’s new products, the lifeblood of product development organizations, choosing the right ones becomes vitally important. There are so many factors to take into consideration when considering software vendors to partner with; an important one is the financial strength of that company.
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5 months ago
SOLIDWORKS Visualize provides a suite of standalone software tools that combine industry-leading rendering capabilities with design-oriented features and workflows that enable easy and fast creation of visual content for designers, engineers, marketing, and other content creators. One such user is Josh Fear, Managing Director of D Cube Design Ltd in Leicester, England, who provide a high quality CGI rendering service for manufacturers. We sat down with Josh to find out a little more about how he
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5 months ago
Rodney Hall “I have learned that we never stop learning. There is always something we can learn from others, especially if we open our ears and actually listen to what others have to say.” Rodney Hall, Augusta, GA SOLIDWORKS User Group leader. This week we have been speaking with Rodney Hall from Evans, Georgia who runs the Augusta, GA SOLIDWORKS User Group, also known as AASWUG.
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5 months ago
I’m in England this week to present at three SOLIDWORKS User Group meetings, but it hasn’t been all work. The antiquated “Saturday night stay” rule for airfares “forced” me to arrive a day early, and I managed to get in some sightseeing. Travel like a local The trains are down there. WWI Memorial Wellington Arch Queen Victoria monument in front of Buckingham Palace Westminster Abbey.
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6 months ago
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. Apps-For-Kids-Maker-Faire-UK-1 From potential to print Last month SOLIDWORKS got to show exactly what SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids is all about at Maker Faire UK in Newcastle.
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6 months 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
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6 months ago
There’s always something happening in the SOLIDWORKS User Group Network – special meetings, guest stars, and our user group leaders making plans to dominate the CAD community. Here’s a quick look at what’s been happening recently, and a peek at what’s coming up. From SOLIDWORKS Trainee to User Group Leader Timothy Olivier recently took his SOLIDWORKS training classes from a local reseller, and learned about SWUGN while he was there. Timothy used the SWUGN website “Find a Group” page to look up
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6 months ago
“The user group community provides an invaluable resource for users to brainstorm and resolve issues with design approaches and models and in general, communicate with like-minded professionals. Most of the users are willing to offer suggestions, ideas, and/or techniques which will help others save time and grow as a SOLIDWORKS user. Collectively, this is one of the most open and available groups of professionals I have ever worked with. Since we do not have any fees or cost, anyone can join the
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6 months ago
Our customers range from cool to coolest. Recently, we had a conversation with Vintage Works founders Paul Nelson and Dave Wall about their vision and some of the projects they’ve tackled over the past couple of years. If you’ve seen the Star Wars Speeder Bike motorcycle, you already know some of their work. “The Star Wars inspired Speeder Bike motorcycle was an insane project, and I’d say we did it out of passion.
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6 months ago
Imagine that you had the perfect seats at the ultimate National Football League (NFL) game, Super Bowl XLVII. Not only are Super Bowl tickets hard to come by, but these particular tickets were something extraordinary. You were about to watch two great coaches, Jim and John Harbaugh, who also happen to be brothers, go head-to-head in what was sure to be an unforgettable game that was nicknamed the “Harbaugh Bowl.” It is the first Super Bowl in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome since Hurricane Katrina.
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6 months ago
SOLIDWORKS User Group meeting. I’ll never forget the first meeting of the Central Texas SOLIDWORKS User Group. About 40 people showed up at the Aquarina Center in San Marcos in September 1999.
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7 months ago
Christian Bagg once identified himself as a journeyman machinist, but more recently, he’d tell you he’s an inventor and entrepreneur by trade; “I design and build things. That’s the easiest way that I can tell people what I do. I design and build anything really.
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