What if I told you by clicking a button in SOLIDWORKS Visualize, you could instantly render 10x faster? Would your world change? What you would do with all that extra time given back to your life? Would you actually believe me?
SOLIDWORKS Blog
8 hours 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
12 days ago
In case you missed PART 1 or PART 2 Day 3 at SOLIDWORKS World brings the fourth installment of the skit. The cast is working on the soundtrack, but can’t stop messing around.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
13 days ago
With the release of SOLIDWORKS Manage the SOLIDWORKS Distributed Data Management process solution is becoming a reality for a long time SOLIDWORKS customer ENVE Composites. See the full Rachel Joyce-Ready video featured at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 here. ENVE Composites, based in Ogden Utah, designs and produces high-performance carbon fiber bicycle components for demanding riders worldwide. ENVE Composites has utilized SOLIDWORKS since its inception back in 2007 and added SOLIDWORKS PDM
SOLIDWORKS Blog
13 days 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
13 days ago
After the General Session concluded on Monday, the Additive Manufacturing Symposium kicked off. The 3D printing initiatives that have been worked on here at SOLIDWORKS were unveiled along with a demos of some brand new products from partners such as 3D Systems’ 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS and Desktop Metal’s Live Parts. The symposium also featured two special guest speakers. One was Terry Wohlers, is principal consultant and president of Wohlers Associates, Inc., an independent consulting firm he
SOLIDWORKS Blog
13 days ago
In case you haven’t read PART 1 click here. Didn’t click?
SOLIDWORKS Blog
14 days ago
When innovations like augmented and virtual reality emerge, it’s only natural that we immediately start dreaming of the potential they can bring. We’ve listened to your dreams and are proud to introduce new functionality that will allow you take advantage of these technologies and provide cutting-edge tools to inspire innovation and make great design happen! — Welcome to SOLIDWORKS Xtended Reality – a method to transform your CAD data and bring it to life, virtually – opening the future of
SOLIDWORKS Blog
14 days 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
SOLIDWORKS Blog
14 days ago
There has been a lot of conversation lately about a design-to-manufacture workflow as it relates to improving communication and efficiency within a company. What does design to manufacture mean? The short answer is that there are lots of different thoughts on this process. The one that is correct is the one that works best for your company and procedures.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
15 days 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
15 days ago
The SOLIDWORKS 2019 TECHNOLOGY PREVIEW is always one of the highlights of SOLIDWORKS World. Users love getting a “sneak peek” at some of the new features coming in the next release and the Product Introduction Team always seems to find a unique and interesting way demonstrate the new features. This year’s edition takes you “Behind the Scenes and Behind the Screens” to share how the SOLIDWORKS World Skit gets created, personalities of everyone on the team, and insider information, like how we
SOLIDWORKS Blog
15 days 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
15 days ago
As we start the New Year, let’s take a look at some technology updates for those looking at new ways to improve their design productivity with SOLIDWORKS 2018. Three key areas of focus on are: New design interface techniques enabled by Windows® 10 New very high resolution “4K” graphics cards and displays Smaller, lighter machines, typically equipped without DVD drives SOLIDWORKS 2018 offers new capabilities to best leverage new features in Windows 10. All new Windows-based machines are now
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
Attention all SOLIDWORKS users! The SOLIDWORKS World Top Ten List is now open for idea submissions and discussion. For those of you who are new to the SOLIDWORKS World Top Ten List, it is an opportunity to submit your ideas for enhancements to SOLIDWORKS. Once ideas are submitted, you will be given the opportunity to vote for your favorite ideas.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
The Distributed Data Management products at Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS were developed specifically to focus on the needs of anyone who needs to share information, both internally and externally with partners, suppliers and customers. With SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018, your references to other CAD software are recognized and are included during PDM operations (Check-in, Check-out, Where used, BOM ).
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks’ new Distributed Data Management process solution is now a reality with the upcoming release of Service Pack 1 that is scheduled for early December. Distributed data management enables both internal and external users to access and edit the most up-to-date files, including Bills of Materials (BOMs), project timelines, and processes, from anywhere and on any device with a browser and internet connection. With the introduction of SOLIDWORKS 2018, distributed data
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
To collaborate with suppliers, engineers often need to send technical documents such as CAD models, neutral STEP files, 2D drawings, QA provisions, and internal standards. This list goes on, and each document in this long list may generate its own revisions over time. In order to consolidate the fragmented documents, the U.S. Military Standard 31000A: 2013 recommended a concept called Technical Data Package (TDP). The gist is to bundle multiple technical documents together into one package to
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
Is it that time of year already? Wow, where did the past year go? I can’t believe we’re launching the latest and greatest SOLIDWORKS products yet again. There’s so much to talk about in this latest SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2018 release, I honestly don’t know where to start.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 enables users to leverage their existing 2D and 3D CAD files to streamline their quality control and documentation processes even more. Additionally, the support of SOLIDWORKS parts and assemblies also enables companies to expand their drawing-less manufacturing strategy all the way to the quality department. If your SOLIDWORKS parts or assemblies contain 3D annotations or Product and Manufacturing Information (PMIs), then you can create a new inspection project and
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 introduces a new study type, the Topology Study, which enables designers and engineers to develop innovative minimum mass components. Based upon linear static loads and restraints, the topology study will ‘remove’ elements from the finite element mesh until the target mass or best stiffness-to-weight ratio shape is reached. This iterative process of element removal is limited by the study constraints such as maximum allowable deflection and any manufacturing controls.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
4 months ago
As manufacturers across the globe implement Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) processes, a key question is how to measure progress and gauge success. The MBE Maturity Capability Index provides a handy tool to clearly analyze the current status and indicate the next steps. Figure 1 provides an overview. Figure 1.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
4 months ago
It seems like we were just at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 last week announcing the addition of SOLIDWORKS CAM as part of our Design-to-Manufacturing solution. Since then, we have been busy building and testing SOLIDWORKS CAM. As you may know, SOLIDWORKS CAM is powered by CAMWorks®, and that allowed us to start a private beta in April. We received great feedback and enhancements for the 2018 version that has been in beta since July.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
4 months ago
A costly part of manufacturing fabricated designs (designs made up of components that are welded, glued and even put together with fasteners) is creating the fixtures that are used to hold the parts in positioning during fabrication. Because of this, many designers and manufacturers have turned to designs that include “self-fixturing” features that allow the assembly to be held together without the need for external fixturing and tooling. To accomplish this, many people use the “tab and slot”
SOLIDWORKS Blog
4 months ago