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Level-up your SOLIDWORKS skills as our inside experts reveal features you never knew existed. In this month’s webinar, find out how you can use SOLIDWORKS Electrical to slash manufacturing costs through automated routing. The best way to learn is to do.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
25 days ago
Last year, we announced our intentions of bringing bite-size experiences of the design process to a generation of young creators. Private Beta invitations were sent out in waves to more than 4,300 registered individuals. We have since gotten off to a great start with around 1200 active creators. Since then, more than 4,400 models have been made, and we have been able to enjoy works from individuals of all ages!
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
SOLIDWORKS is used daily by students, educators and researchers worldwide. As a result, SOLIDWORKS is everywhere. Researchers at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan use SOLIDWORKS to design 21-degree-of-freedom robots to navigate through natural disasters. In the SOFIA Project scientists from the University of Stuttgart work with NASA and use SOLIDWORKS Simulation to determine the formation of young stars.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
The SOLIDWORKS World Product Showcase is the place to see the diverse projects brought to life by the best community in CAD. In the past we’ve seen everything from pinball machines to lunar landers and this year is no different. In our first preview, we introduced the robotics users and now we’ll take a look at our users in Education.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month 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
2 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
4 months ago
Kids take after their parents. Lazy cliché or bona fide fact? We decided to put it to the test.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
5 months ago
Staying competitive means implementing new ways of learning. For something as dynamic and complex as CAD software, the tools are evolving more rapidly than ever; there are always new best practices and techniques. Continuous learning needs to become a normal part of an engineer’s work week.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
6 months ago
Forget your fast cars and questionable acting performances. Plymouth University has a different need for speed. Namely to smash the land speed record at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge (WHPSC) in the heat of Nevada this September. You may be able to help them, just like SOLIDWORKS has
SOLIDWORKS Blog
7 months ago
If you have worked around the injection molding industry long enough, you have probably heard about the process of using gas to fill and pack-out thick-walled plastic parts (also known as internal gas assist injection molding). If you haven’t, you can learn more about it here. Internal gas assist for injection molding (gas assist) can do many great things for the plastic processor: reduce cycle time, decrease tonnage, eliminate sink marks, reduce part weight, and allow for injection molding
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
8 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
10 months ago
The new SOLIDWORKS Education Edition, Academic Year 2016-2017 gives educators and students an innovation platform of software tools to make great designs happen. Based on SOLIDWORKS Premium 2016, we continue to prepare the best students for the best jobs for our commercial customers whose businesses revolve around our manufacturing ecosystem. New this year is an expanded portfolio to schools including SOLIDWORKS Visualize.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
10 months ago
Great writers have a strong inner monologue. Great illustrators have an eye for detail. Great marketers know how to capture the imagination, but what’s the recipe for a great engineer? If you are considering a career in engineering, here are some of the skills you should hone up on and personality traits you should polish.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
11 months ago
You’re already thinking about it Well, you’re here aren’t you? Fantastic!
SOLIDWORKS Blog
11 months 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
HOW TO MAKE SPRING ANIMATIONS Occasionally we need to show animations of our assemblies that contain flexible parts, like springs, cables and hoses. Watch this video to learn about the powerful techniques to create the flexible part motion using in-context relations and the animation/motion tools.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Engineers are a prescient bunch, equipped with a knack for taking the long view. It comes with the territory, yet making headway on the upcoming challenges facing the engineering industry means narrowing the focus and taking action in 2016. Here are eight of the biggest challenges that lie ahead.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 year ago
If the saying “you are a product of your environment” is true, everything you see, do and hear influences the person you are. So if your dream is to be an F1 engineer, it makes good sense to start designing and building race cars. Step up SU Racing – a team of students from Sunderland University.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 year ago
Handing a Lotus 7 to a group of teenagers sounds like a recipe for disaster. Not so for the pupils of Ardingly College in West Sussex, who took the chassis and spent three years building a solar electric vehicle, before racing 3,000 km across Australia in the world’s biggest solar driving challenge. This is the story of how SOLIDWORKS helped Ardingly’s pupils swap the classroom for the fast lane on an exhilarating antipodal adventure.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 year ago
It’s SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2016, time to celebrate with students, educators, and researchers that SOLIDWORKS is everywhere. Certification is center stage today. The Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) Academic program has created 70,000 CSWAs and now qualified schools on subscription that provide the CSWA exam to their students can also become CSWP-Academic Providers.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 year ago
As announced today at SOLIDWORKS WORLD, SOLIDWORKS engineers and designers has been busy creating a collection of apps for their own kids to get them excited about design and art with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids are the kind of applications we want to use – in a fun, exciting way. If you can get kids interested before the 7th grade, then their chances of going into an engineering or science path is much greater.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 year ago
With PDM Standard now available to SOLIDWORKS customers on subscription, common product data management woes have been solved. To celebrate, sing along with CAPINC experts to their latest song parody, featuring Jimmy Buffet and Product Data Management.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
The battle for engineering roles in the UK is as competitive as ever. Our eight tips will help to make sure yours is one of the names that stands out from the pack. 1 – Choose a sector.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 year ago
The dog days are behind us, and as summer turns into autumn, for many summer is really turning into football season. For those not as familiar with the pigskin, college football has a longstanding tradition of rowdy students, after being thrown into more of a frenzy immediately following a big win, storming the field in victory, and oftentimes tearing down the upright field goal posts at either end of the field. In the (highly) unlikely event my hometown Gophers upset TCU this week, I’d love to
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago