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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.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
4 hours ago
The technical marvel that seemingly performs miracles, 3D printing continues to make the news. Although it’s been around for longer than you might have thought, the process has only really started to make waves over the past decade. Ink and ingenuity Innovations such as 3D printed food, footwear and flight technology have all impressed headline writers and caught the public imagination. It is, however, the medical advancements that have really started to tap the potential for what 3D printing
SOLIDWORKS Blog
14 days ago
The SOLIDWORKS PCB Essentials eCourse is now available at MySolidWorks. The SOLIDWORKS PCB eCourse provides an easy introduction to the tools essential to the successful development of a unified design project from inception of schematic logic drawings to outputting of manufacturer files. Initial topics help ease implementation by touching on issues that affect every company and engineer using new software. Latter lessons relate to design development, real-time error checking, automatic
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
Any college student will tell you that coffee is often a key ingredient to surviving those stressful days of college when hours of slumber are in short supply. When cost-conscious college students splurge on expensive to-go coffee from places like Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts, they want to savor every drop of that hot, precious beverage. Get sidetracked for a minute, however, and that hot beverage is suddenly not so hot, literally. To extend the amount of time your coffee stays warm, two recent
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 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.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
I’m a child of the Space Age. I was fortunate to grow during a time that marked the birth of what was perhaps the greatest era of exploration, scientific and technological achievements. My childhood coincided with the Apollo missions, with its crowning achievement of seeing men walk on the moon and their safe return to earth. It was a much different era for a child to grew up in than today.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
5 months ago
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 Simulation to slash manufacturing costs by testing your product without creating expensive prototypes. schooled-solidworks-simulation-1 The best way to learn is to do. The second best? Pluck advice from people who are aces in their field.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
5 months 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
5 months ago
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. The second best?
SOLIDWORKS Blog
6 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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. Keeping in the line with the SOLIDWORKS World 2017 theme of “The New, The Next, and the Never Before” we’re happy to feature projects build by SOLIDWORKS student
SOLIDWORKS Blog
7 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. With Smart Parts, you have the ability to assign features to components and allow SOLIDWORKS a quick way of performing repetitive tasks.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
8 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. This part will feature the method of creating a technical drawing of the cabinet and setting it to include items such as a cut list table. intro_to_cabinetry_cadtek_general-assy Technical Drawings Within the video below you will be
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
9 months ago
Kids take after their parents. Lazy cliché or bona fide fact? We decided to put it to the test. During the recent school summer holidays, we asked our Cambridge staff to invite their kids into the office to get involved with some 3D modelling.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
11 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
11 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
1 year 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
1 year 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. Cadtek Dynamic Spring 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. When the assembly is rebuild, SOLIDWORKS will recalculate the length of this line and adjust the sweep accordingly.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Slide27 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. Slide16 New this year is an expanded portfolio to schools including SOLIDWORKS Visualize. SOLIDWORKS Visualize picks up where PhotoView 360 leaves
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 year 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
1 year ago
You’re already thinking about it Well, you’re here aren’t you? Fantastic! It means you already have an active interest in engineering. Building on something you hold a passion for is the perfect start to your higher education study.
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. Some of the topics Stuart covers;
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. Written by Tim Newton, Senior Elite Application Engineer Symmetry Solutions Symmetry Solutions Symmetry Solutions, Inc. is your official SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software and training provider for the Upper
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago