The fourth person we would like to profile from the SOLIDWORKS World xDesign challenge is Shawn Lesley. He shared the following with us regarding the challenge: When I first started trying to figure out what I would design for the SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge, I really couldn’t think of anything. The inspiration came to me as I was using a forge doing one of my hobbies, blacksmithing. Blacksmithing is something that happens all over the world, believe it or not.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
7 days ago
I’m a programmer, an engineer, a husband and a father. I chose to focus on the “Simplify Your Life” project as clutter is always a huge issue for my wife and me. My wife is a fabulous cook and always makes great food, but there always tends to be a mess afterwards; and it’s worse anytime I try and cook.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
15 days ago
The second person we would like to profile from the SOLIDWORKS World xDesign challenge is David Furry. He shared the following with us regarding the challenge: As long as I can remember I have been designing and building things. My dad was an engineer and I got to help with a lot of projects around the house, usually my job was to stay out of the way and watch and learn. We designed and built Pinewood Derby cars for five years running and won a lot of trophies.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
20 days ago
As promised, here’s the first of the submissions from the xDesign Challenge that took place at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 in February. If you missed the intro blog about the xDesign Challenge, you can catch up here. Born in Utica, New York, David spent his early engineering career working in Albany and Binghamton in various mechanical engineering roles. He has been a SOLIDWORKS user since 2005.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
28 days ago
SOLIDWORKS is now directly connected to the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace. The Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE® Marketplace empowers you to collaborate with qualified industrial service providers across a range of services throughout your product innovation process. The first two services are: Make, for on-demand manufacturing, and Part Supply, for intelligent part sourcing. Each service adheres to industry standards and uses 3D as the universal language to improve collaboration and make sure there
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
One of the bigger conversations at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 was around the availability of SOLIDWORKS xDesign. SOLIDWORKS xDesign, an easy-to-learn and use application, is available via a browser, making it accessible on the go–anytime, anywhere and on any device. Built on Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, SOLIDWORKS xDesign provides its users with key capabilities needed during the product development process – a powerful 3D CAD parametric modeling system, embedded file and data management,
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1 month ago
Day three of General Sessions at SOLIDWORKS World started off with Mike Puckett, Senior Manager of the Worldwide Certification Program, who gave the audience a glimpse of the workforce of the future. According to Mike the SOLIDWORKS certification program, which celebrates its 20th anniversary, initially took 16 years to reach 100,000 certified users, but over the last two years it’s doubled in size with 200,000 new users now certified. In 2017 alone, the program added over 52,000 new certified
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
What if you could shorten the path from idea to finished product and experience increased productivity while reducing errors? What if a complete, turnkey business environment involving minimal investment and administration overhead was at your fingertips? SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE PLM Services provide design, engineering and business process services on the cloud. Due to the flexibility of the product and the breadth of the portfolio, corporations of any size and business requirements can be
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
Ask any engineer or designer about creating the next new thing, engineering it, and prototyping it, and they will tell you countless stories of trial and error before they succeeded making their ideas a reality. In the past decade, the internet has become an integral part of the design process and when it comes to finding the right commercial component for your design or selecting a trusted manufacturer to bring your ideas designed in SOLIDWORKS to life, the amount of content and service
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2 months ago
On day one of SOLIDWORKS World 2018, SOLIDWORKS CEO, Gian Paolo Bassi took the stage to announce launch of SOLIDWORKS xDesign. The announcement was followed by conversation with SOLIDWORKS User Group Leader Edson Gebo. Ed has been using SOLIDWORKS xDesign for a little over two months. According to Ed Gebo, SOLIDWORKS xDesign has a very short learning curve and he was able to get up and running from zero to productive in a less than half a day.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
Today at SOLIDWORKS World HP Inc. and Dassault Systèmes announced their collaboration to empower a new era of product design innovation by entrepreneurs, makers, students and businesses. The two companies intend to optimize SOLIDWORKS 3D design and engineering applications to take advantage of the unique voxel-level capabilities of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions. Designers and engineers can completely reimagine products, leverage new materials, escape the limitations of traditional
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
SOLIDWORKS World is an amazing community of engineers, makers and scientists who are a force for change in the world. This community keeps pushing the boundaries, with no fear of complexity. It is an amazing time to be in Product Design and Engineering – it is possible to give Life to the products we design today. With sensors that can see (vision) and sense the environment (temperature, distance etc.), to adding brains with PCB and software;
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
(From left to right) Alessandra Paolucci, Patrick Schulper, and Rachael Naoum are interns who work primarily in the 3DExperience Lab Interns usually have a certain reputation of being undermined by their company’s full-time employees and bosses. The stereotypical intern seems to do menial work such as, get coffee and doughnuts for the rest of the company, go down the hallway to collect reports from the printer, or even clean up messes that they didn’t make. You get the gist; interns have a lot
SOLIDWORKS Blog
9 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.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
10 months ago
Additive Manufacturing or 3D Printing has had a huge amount of hype in the last few years and in many cases has not lived up to expectation. This is because it is not a miracle manufacturing method for making anything and everything, but a different way of making things that has reached a maturity where for certain applications it is commercially viable. However, as with all manufacturing methods, design for manufacture is crucial. Understanding how that method works is key to that.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
11 months ago
Additive Manufacturing or 3D Printing has had a huge amount of hype in the last few years and in many cases has not lived up to expectation. This is because it is not a miracle manufacturing method for making anything and everything, but a different way of making things that has reached a maturity where for certain applications it is commercially viable. However, as with all manufacturing methods, design for manufacture is crucial. Understanding how that method works is key to that.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
11 months ago
Experiencing Spock beam in, seeing virtual data like the coordinates of an incoming threat overlaid in the real world or being a blue character inside a virtual world were all just dreamy concepts teased to us through Hollywood blockbusters like Star Trek, Iron Man, Avatar and many more until very recently. What’s spurred the monumental evolution in the Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) space is an inflection point of graphics compute power, high-pixel density but small displays,
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 year ago
The DraftSight 2017 SP0 download is only a few short weeks away so let’s take a look at what’s coming your way. We have added over 200 enhancements driven by feedback from DraftSight customers worldwide, including improved drawing quality, more productivity boosters, as well as several new capabilities and features in DraftSight Professional and DraftSight Enterprise. DraftSight Professional and Enterprise HighlightsDGN file supportDGN files are commonly found in construction, civil engineering
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1 year ago
Cette dernière version introduit une nouvelle interface utilisateur, de nouveaux outils ainsi que de nouvelles fonctionnalités pour concevoir à l’ère de l’expérience VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, le 1er octobre 2015 — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris : #13065, DSY.PA), « The 3DEXPERIENCE Company », leader mondial des logiciels de création 3D, de maquettes numériques en 3D et de solutions de gestion du cycle de vie des produits (PLM — Product Lifecycle Management), annonce la disponibilité de SOLIDWORKS
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SOLIDWORKS in has many tools in its arsenal and one that I hope every user knows about is DraftSight. DraftSight is used for accessing existing DWG files and creating new DWG files at a fraction of the cost of the alternative CAD product. If you want to learn more about DraftSight please go to https://www.3ds.com/products-services/draftsight-cad-software/ DraftSight, like SOLIDWORKS, has Add-ins available to enhance its capabilities, and one of the newest Add-ins is a PDF Import tool. PDFImport
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
2 years ago
This is part two of a blog series covering how a group of car and engineering enthusiasts are bringing the Tucker Torpedo concept car to life. If you haven’t read part one, you’re encouraged to read it here. Our work has continued on the Torpedo since the first Blog entry. Sean Tucker has been working on the design of the interior and the unique turntable for the seats.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 years ago
DraftSight This week’s Tech Tip Tuesday is a bit of a departure from the regular SOLIDWORKS tips and tricks I usually post in this feature. It was only a few months ago that eDrawings eclipsed a million mobile users. Now, another product from Dassault Systemes is reaching a major milestone with DraftSight reaching 3 million registered users, and 6.5 million downloads! So what is DraftSight, and why are there so many people using it?
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 years ago
Avec SOLIDWORKS 2015, les utilisateurs bénéficient d’un choix élargi de fonctionnalités (dont certaines en mode Cloud) pour améliorer leur productivité au quotidien, optimiser leurs processus de travail et réduire les coûts d’exploitation. SOLIDWORKS 2015 couvre tous les aspects du processus de développement produits au sein d’un environnement de développement 3D intuitif et intégré, comprenant la conception 3D, la simulation, la conception électrique, la gestion des données produits (PDM) et la
SOLIDWORKS FRANCE Blog
3 years ago
This week, Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS announced its effort to bring organized SOLIDWORKS Authorized Training Centers (SATC) across India. Over the next five months, we’re planning to open up to 50 SATCs that will provide engineering college students and professionals interested in building their skillsets with access to certified SOLIDWORKS training. SATC1 The need for computer-aided design skill is on the rise in India and the country finds itself in working to bridge a sharp skills gap.
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3 years ago