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FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) 2017 is here! January 7, 2017 marked the kickoff of the exciting design and build competition season. SOLIDWORKS is a FRC Crown Sponsor.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 month ago
“Simple things seem to derive the most pleasure from everyone” – Corporal Willy The very first time we tried doing a 3D carving, we took just two pieces of scrap wood and glued them together.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 months ago
Richard first came up with the idea of constructing a bridge using fettuccine pasta, while pushing a shopping cart alongside his wife, Carmy, at a supermarket. As Carla stopped in the aisle stacked with a variety of pastas, Richard carefully observed the different types of pastas, appreciating the uniformity inside of the packaging. He recalls thinking, “To try and make something like that would be very difficult to say the least.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 months ago
Apps for Kids inspires young thinkers to turn their wildest creations into reality. On November 11th, 24 children from ages 10 to 13 years gathered at the training center, at SOLIDWORKS Waltham Campus. They had been invited to use the beta version of Shape It and Mech It features of SOLIDWORK’s new Apps for Kids, and share their feedback.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 months ago
Erin Winick, Founder and CEO of Sci Chic, talked to SOLIDWORKS about her startup business, where she creates and sells 3D printed science and engineering inspired jewelry made of plastics and/or metals. Erin will be graduating this December from the University of Florida with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. She has had 4 internships, namely – Bracken Engineering, Solar Turbines, John Deere and Keysight Technologies. Originally from Tampa, Florida, Erin always enjoyed fashion and science.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
4 months ago
A mechanical engineer from the University of Missouri of Science and Technology in Rolla Mo, Charlie started learning 3D software designing at the age of 86 years. His university education was interrupted when he spent two years in the Army. He spent the last year of the Korean War in the 984 Engineer Field Maintenance Company. During that time he was a machinist;
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
4 months ago
You have a design project due in a few weeks. How do you explain your ideas to your instructor, classmates, and be successful? SOLIDWORKS can help. You heard about SOLIDWORKS for other students – but how do you start to learn on your own – if you have no time to take a SOLIDWORKS class.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
4 months ago
European Rover Challenge is Europe’s largest space and robotic featuring science, business, new-technology sector, and the general public. Held in Jasionka, Poland, last month, students, researchers, and industry professionals participated in the Martian robot competition and exhibition. Over 60 student teams took part from 12 countries, including Canada, Italy, Peru, Australia and U.S. Poland, with the largest participation, 17 teams, engaged the crowd in this exciting engineering competition.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
5 months ago
Innovation in robotic technology is expanding all over the world. Sogang University, department of mechanical engineering, researchers and students create the wearable robot, ANGELEGS and the WalkON Suit. Last week, Kenneth CLAYTON, Senior VP of Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS and Chulsoo LEE, Dean of Mechanical Engineering, Sogang University, participated in the MOU ceremony for the advancement of wearable robot development in Korea.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
6 months ago
Michael Mojica and Joe Brown are outdoor enthusiasts, dedicated to their families, and SOLIDWORKS customers. So when they created a new company, Outdoor Element, Mike applied for the SOLIDWORKS Entrepreneur program. The result is their innovative product, The Firebiner. The Firebiner provides the “spark” when you need it most.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
6 months ago
Millions of students and educators have gone back to school! We put together helpful videos to describe what’s new in the SOLIDWORKS EDUCATION Edition Academic Year 2016-2017. If you are teaching SOLIDWORKS – take a look. We have expanded the SOLIDWORKS academic certification program to provide you the final exams for your students that promotes life-long learning and job-ready skills in design, finite element analysis, sustainability, engineering drawings, & Model Base Definition (MBD).
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
6 months ago
To help design students understand the skills needed to get the best jobs and compete globally, our SOLIDWORKS Value Added Reseller, INTELLIGY created the “Intelligy Tour”. Since 2012, the Intelligy Tour is a free event for students from all engineering careers to learn about new trends in 3D technology and industrial applications. The Intelligy Tour is provided to INTELLIGY’s educational institutional customers on subscription by the INTELLIGY Education Team.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
6 months ago
When WPI faculty member John “Jack” Hall received his PhD from the University of Florida in 1962, he began a career in vibration analysis and soil mechanics. Jack has a drive for continuous learning. After learning SOLIDWORKS during this summer, Jack earned his Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA).
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
6 months ago
Marty by Robotical is a little walking robot designed to be an easy to use and friendly introduction to the world of robotics, as well as a great platform for makers and educators. WiFi enabled, programmable in commonly used languages including Scratch and Python, and even can be customized with 3D printed parts. Marty provides an engaging way to get into engineering and programming.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
7 months ago
As an educator, you play a vital role in shaping the next generation of engineering and design professionals. SOLIDWORKS® can help you build your teaching skills for this critical role. SOLIDWORKS offers an exam and certification for educators — the SOLIDWORKS Accredited Educator Exam.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
7 months ago
My name is Colleen Gallagher and I am an Electrical Engineering Major entering my fourth year at Northeastern University. This post will discuss three different videos, produced by me, covering how to model and 3D print various items using a Makerbot Replicator. These items include an elephant phone holder, a personalized dog tag and a racecar.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
8 months ago
It’s that time of year again. FREE SOLIDWORKS Summer Edition 2016-2017 3D CAD Software for Students and for Educators! This Summer we bring to all Students and Educators an opportunity to get hands-on practice on SOLIDWORKS.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
9 months ago
Think Like a Girl: Engineering Kits is a subscription service of packages for young girls, ages 6 to 12+, that teach about engineering topics and industries through activities that are marketed towards girls’ interests and taught using proven methods in which girls learn best. The three co-founders, who are mechanical engineering students from South Jersey, launched their Kickstarter last week. Think Like a Girl CEO and Co-Founder, Gabrielle Rochino, never knew any female engineers until she
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
9 months ago
A MySolidWorks for Students Guide: Part 4 Welcome back! Alright, you know a few things about using SOLIDWORKS and now you’re thinking about becoming a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) so you can increase your chances of getting a job, but you could use some guidance.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
9 months ago
A MySolidWorks for Students Guide: Part 3 Greetings! Before reading this article, please make sure you have at least a Student-level MySolidWorks account.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
9 months ago
A MySolidWorks for Students Guide: Part 2 Welcome back, everyone! In my previous post I talked to you about what MySolidWorks for Students is.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
9 months ago
A MySolidWorks for Students Guide: Part 1 My name is Rachael Naoum and I am entering my junior year at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. This post is the first in a series which will describe exactly what MySolidWorks is, how you can use it, and how it’s a great tool for students.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
9 months ago
The Tiny Tower is the World’s Smartest Portable Laptop Stand created by The Big Tiny Co in Sydney, Australia. Last week, The Tiny Tower was launched on Kickstarter. Six months ago co-founders, Matt Cramsie and Anhtai Anhtuan took their passion for design to solve a problem.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
10 months ago
SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2016-2017 includes more value than ever before! SOLIDWORKS Education Edition now includes SOLIDWORKS Electrical Professional. It’s easier than ever to teach design, mechatronics, and robotics all in one simple interface. We’ve included SOLIDWORKS Composer and SOLIDWORKS Visualize, world-class documentation and rendering are at your fingertips.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
10 months ago