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Welcome to the latest blog series from SOLIDWORKS. Each month, our new “Stump the Chump” post will delve into common questions and/or challenges that our users encounter on a regular basis and will present various ways to solve them. While we have a large team of seasoned CAD veterans at SOLIDWORKS who can answer user questions, we also have the most passionate and best CAD user community in the world. So in this blog series, we will share advice, tips and suggestions in response to real
SOLIDWORKS Blog
17 days 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
As an engineer or designer, software typically comes with a cost—either in terms of the actual cost of buying it or in terms of the time investment you must make in order to successfully deploy it and integrate it into your product development processes. Did you know, however, that there are some very useful SOLIDWORKS tools that cost you absolutely nothing beyond creating an account? There’s even more good news.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
The most important part of an analysis is the interpretation of results, also called post-processing. Too much focus is often put on problem setup and solution – load magnitudes and directions, mesh particulars, solver choices, material properties – but all that effort is totally worthless if you misinterpret the results! Here are the most common mistakes, still made by the best of us.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
5 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
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
With nearly 5,500 SOLIDWORKS World 2015 attendees flocking to the 80oF /26oC sunny weather in Phoenix, AZ last week, it’s back to reality for most of us. However, before we completely forget about our time in Phoenix, let’s take a look back to reminisce and make those who were unable to make the trek to Phoenix a little jealous! What’s extremely hard to convey is the excitement and the “super-charged” atmosphere that SOLIDWORKS World embodies.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 years ago
After 7 years of working in the reseller channel, I am finally going to attend SOLIDWORKS World in Phoenix Arizona. So it will be my first time at SOLIDWORKS world and my first time in the U.S also. I have to say I am looking forward to it very much.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
2 years ago
Can’t make it? Watch General Sessions Live – Tune in to Experience the Excitement at SOLIDWORKS World 2015 If you aren’t able to attend this year’s SOLIDWORKS World 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona, you can still be a part of the action and watch the general sessions streamed live each day from 8:30 am to 10:00 am Mountain Time, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 years ago
SOLIDWORKS World is sometimes called “the biggest SOLIDWORKS User Group Meeting of the Year”, and you’ll get no argument from me. Nor would the 100 or so SOLIDWORKS User Group leaders and officers that attend yearly disagree. SOLIDWORKS World is the culmination of a year’s work for our local chapter leaders, and they take full advantage.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 years ago
What if you could expand the limits of product design and innovation into new territories? Design for all five senses, not just sight and touch? Harness the inner workings of the human brain to better design the products of tomorrow? Imagine the creative possibilities.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 years ago
Did you know, there is a place where great things happen and where more than 5,000 of your peers go to find answers to everyday design and engineering challenges? They go to learn about the industry, network with other designers, test-drive the latest tools, and preview the future of SOLIDWORKS. It exists and SOLIDWORKS World is the place to be this February 2015. Are you with us?
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 years ago
Wondering what you can get yourself this holiday season? Or even better, what you can get for your company? How about a solid ROI on your attendance at SOLIDWORKS World 2015, taking place in Phoenix, Arizona February 8th-11, 2015! You can propel your design skills, business and gain competitive advantage in the market.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 years ago
We are excited to introduce MySolidWorks Learning, a new service that provides you, our users, with access to online learning content. Now you can learn SOLIDWORKS on your own schedule, at your own pace, from the convenience of your desktop or mobile device. The initial lessons are designed to complement SOLIDWORKS instructor-led training classes and with 30+ hours of online learning content available today we will continue to add additional content in future updates.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 years ago
MySolidWorks Learning is a new service that provides you with access to online learning content. You now can learn SOLIDWORKS on your own schedule, at your own pace, from the convenience of your desktop or mobile device. It’s easy to get started.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 years ago
This week is National Engineers Week and according to the NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers) and DiscoverE websites National Engineers Week is observed on the third full week of February. It is observed by more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies. The purpose of National Engineers Week is to call attention to the contributions to society that engineers make. It is also a time for engineers to emphasize the
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 years ago
The second general session of SolidWorks World 2014 was all about the user community and customers. This past year, we had 14 new chapters for the SolidWorks User Group Network and over 800 people attending the SWUGN Summit events (they’re like miniature versions of SolidWorks World). The general session kicked off with a customer presentation featuring eatART, an organization that “fosters art research with a focus on large-scale, technically sophisticated art by supporting both independent and
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 years ago
The SolidWorks User Group Network established the SWUGN Awards in 2005 to recognize outstanding achievement in the SolidWorks User Group Community. The awards are presented annually at the SolidWorks World Conference. User Group of the Year The San Diego SolidWorks User Group is entering its 18th year of service to the SolidWorks Community, and has been holding monthly meetings since it was formed.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 years ago
You probably know that SolidWorks World 2012 is coming soon, but did you know that another SolidWorks World took place only a few weeks ago? In fact, I was there with some of the team. Of course, I’m talking about SolidWorks World Japan, which takes place every fall;
SOLIDWORKS Blog
5 years ago
I had the opportunity to sit in on one of our Executive Forum gatherings in Minneapolis recently. Despite unseasonal heat for Minneapolis, approximately 30 customers from our largest accounts in the area joined us for the day at the Walker Art center downtown. If you’re not familiar with them, the Executive Forums are a fairly new program started last year and sponsored entirely by .
SOLIDWORKS Blog
5 years ago
As you may recall from my earlier post, I spent the week of May 23 driving through the southeastern US with SolidWorks User Group Network coordinator Richard Doyle, attending user group meetings and visiting customers. It is always exciting to get out of the office and meet with SolidWorks users, and I learn something new every time. Rather than give you a day-by-day retelling of my trip, I thought I would talk about some of the highlights.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
5 years ago
I recently had the pleasure of attending a pretty unique user group event at Laney College in Oakland, California. The group is run by Elise Moss, a long-time supporter of SolidWorks and instructor at the school. If you’re not familiar, Laney is an urban community college, focused on building skills and career/technical education.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
5 years ago
I am writing to let you all know that I will be visiting several SolidWorks user groups in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina next week, as follows: If you live in one of those areas, it would be great to meet and talk with you. You can find out more about the meeting times and location on the SolidWorks User Group Network website.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
5 years ago
Title: Engineering Document Control/Drafting Company: Micromedics, Inc., a company that develops, manufactures and markets FibriJet® Biomaterials Applicators for dispensing biomaterials such as platelet gel and tissue sealants.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
5 years ago