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Sal Lama and his dastardly headphones. The Magic Wheelchair build has officially had its first causality—the top of Sal Lama’s head! Was it from a machine going on the fritz? A sharp corner of foam whacking him at just the right angle after being cut off?
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 days ago
Like many others, I was very excited by the announcement of SOLIDWORKS xDesign at SOLIDWORKS World 2016 in Dallas. I had played with other cloud CAD offerings but, being a diehard SOLIDWORKS user, I was holding out for its solution. I don’t think Gian Paolo Bassi had even left the stage by the time I had registered on the beta sign-up website from my tablet during the General Session. I kept tabs on xDesign news for the next few months and noted a few user group meetings (mostly on the east
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 days ago
If you are an electrical engineer, or anyone who designs electro-mechanical products then this is the SOLIDWORKS event for you. We will spend 40 minutes (or less) discussing “What’s New” in SOLIDWORKS for electrical engineers. At SOLIDWORKS, we are very excited about this launch, as it will be focusing on electro-mechanical design. So many SOLIDWORKS users are adding smart devices into their product lines, or building new smart products all together, as customers are demanding smart products
SOLIDWORKS Blog
4 days ago
SOLIDWORKS is a proud sponsor of the Magic Wheelchair organization, which builds epic costumes for kiddos in wheelchairs at no cost to families. SOLIDWORKS providing SOLIDWORKS software to volunteer design teams. The SOLIDWORKS R&D team has been matched up with Jonah, a wheelchair-bound eleven-year-old, and team is excited about the challenge of gifting him with the most incredible costume they can bring to life. You can catch up on the work SOLIDWORKS is doing with this amazing organization by
SOLIDWORKS Blog
9 days ago
Technische Grafische Gestaltung, kurz TGG, steht für die neuste Technik in Sachen Hard- und Software. Bestens ausgerüstet bietet das Grafikbüro alles, was für das Aufbereiten von 3D-CAD-Daten und zur 3D-Visualisierung nötig ist. Die TGG verwendet SOLIDWORKS CAD Professional, SOLIDWORKS Composer und SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional zum Erstellen von klassischem Bildmaterial für Prospekte, Zeitschriften und Kataloge mit den Schwerpunkten auf technischer Dokumentation, Montageanleitung mit
SOLIDWORKS DEUTSCH Blog
16 days ago
When the SOLIDWORKS team was introduced to the Magic Wheelchair organization at Maker Faire, we found our new design-make project! Magic Wheelchair builds epic costumes for kiddos in wheelchairs at no cost to families. SOLIDWORKS is a proud sponsor of the Magic Wheelchair organization, providing SOLIDWORKS software to volunteer design teams. The SOLIDWORKS R&D team has been matched up with Jonah, a wheelchair-bound eleven-year-old, and team is excited about the challenge of gifting him with the
SOLIDWORKS Blog
16 days ago
SOLIDWORKS xDesign Public Lighthouse Program was in full swing last few weeks through xDesign Your Way to Milan Challenge! Among the frenzied and fun-filled moments, five xDesign users made their way to participate in SOLIDWORKS xDesign hackathon. Their entries reflected their personal story and passion in solving a problem through a design that touches on various aspect of our life. We’ll share their stories on the blog in the coming weeks.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
17 days ago
Empowering Students to Help Build Successful Careers With SOLIDWORKS® Education Edition 2018-2019, students will learn the design and engineering skills they need to jumpstart their careers. The next generation of engineers and designers must be equipped to solve problems skillfully and efficiently. The SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2018-2019 provides students and educators professional software, local support and a connection to a massive user community to help students take their next career
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
18 days ago
The concept of home is intensely personal. For some it represents safety and security. For others it’s a place to escape from the rigours of modernity. Yet, while those definitions may prove timeless, the homes of the future look set to be connected learning environments that are seamlessly integrated with the urban community around them.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
19 days ago
What is 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS? 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS gives you a direct path to additive manufacture by allowing you to prepare, optimise and modify your designs. The 3DXpert add-in sits inside your software, takes the native SOLIDWORKS data and imports it into the 3DXpert working environment. This then allows you to get your design ready for additive manufacture.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
20 days ago
We had the opportunity to speak with Ed Gebo after this year’s SOLIDWORKS World to discuss his role in the development of SOLIDWORKS xDesign. One Door Closes, Another Opens There is much to be said for the phrase “One door closes and another opens.” In December of 2017, I was hired as a consultant by SOLIDWORKS to help with its new product called SOLIDWORKS xDesign. When I received that initial email a few months prior, the kid who graduated many years ago from Worcester Vocational Technical
SOLIDWORKS Blog
23 days ago
Every designer knows that careful attention to detail on their designs is important to ensure the manufacturing team can build the best product possible. However, in Hollywood, a lot can be done with special effects and CGI alone so what if there is no a physical manufacturing? What if they are just designing for the digital world? Should designers still be focused on details too?
SOLIDWORKS Blog
25 days ago
I’m sure many of you have a tried and tested way of putting a new purchase or product through its paces. Maybe it’s that run to breaking your new running shoes, riding up that hill to see how light and responsive your new bike is, or by doing “keepie uppies” to judge the ‘touch’ of your new football boots (soccer cleats). Whatever it is we all have our own performance barriers that we use every day to decide whether we give a product the time of day or we walk on by. So what does this have to do
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
By Oliver Dover, Business Consultant, Tacton Systems A Design Automation project lifecycle is longer than you would think. You might consider the work done when it is set into production, but I would argue otherwise. Rather, a Design Automation project is a living thing which will be updated with new product data and variants during its lifetime. And as it gets older and more experienced, the project needs to be maintained to stay efficient.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 month ago
If doctors and plane manufacturers and world-class champions can use 3D printing to become best in class, imagine how you can use this technology for your applications. You have already heard about 3D printing with plastics. What you may not know is now, you can 3D print with metal! Picture this: In one room, surgeons remove a tumor infected bone from a patient.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
World champion magician, Jason Latimer and engineering.com have combined forces with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) energy to develop the “Impossible Science Student Challenge.” Jason’s passion for magic and science engages students to use their own creativity to develop the impossible. Engineering.com designed and implemented a virtual Project Board to create and share ideas with teachers, students, and scientists around the globe. Anyone in the world can participate in the
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 month ago
Freight_Farms You didn’t think you’d be eating cheese sandwiches and steak forever did you? Population pressures mean the menu of the future may look very different – and new technologies are helping food scientists get creative. It’s impossible to predict the future. But sometimes it’s important to try.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
Jonah, the Monster Jam(m)er. Jonah, the Monster Jam(m)er. For the past few weeks, members of the R&D department at SOLIDWORKS have been pouring over monster truck designs. They’re now cozy with the designs and dimensions of some of the regulars at Monster Jam, a massive event where monster trucks compete in races and perform freestyle stunts.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 month ago
When you are dealing with such a complex and function rich software like SOLIDWORKS, it’s easy for a few hidden features to slip through the cracks. Although some of these offer only minor help to your day-to-day design work, some of them can have a major impact both now and in the future. One of these hidden gems many overlook is called the Enhancement Request. Maybe you have created your own hotkey that takes a 10-step process down to one and you wanted to share it with the world?
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
The fifth person we would like to profile from the SOLIDWORKS World xDesign challenge is Greg Green. He shared the following with us regarding the challenge: My name is Greg Green and I design things. First it started out innocent enough. In high school I was very interested in drafting.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
The island nation of Malta has a rich history and culture. It’s capital, Valletta is a European Art City and a World Heritage City. Fab Lab Valletta brings together education and entrepreneurship for a community of designers and makers. Director, Milan Noro, provided us with the story on how Fab Lab Valletta is making a difference in his community and the global Fab Lab network.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 month ago
The Man behind the Magic As someone who likes building things—he constructed a metal test stand in his backyard and uses it to conduct his own destructive testing—and solving problems, Eric Spendlove has risen from early work as a stagehand to become a top designer for entertainment props, sets, and rigging on the Las Vegas Strip. Spendlove’s journey to becoming a sought-after entertainment venue design consultant is marked by his long association with the Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group,
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
When the SOLIDWORKS team was introduced to the Magic Wheelchair organization at Maker Faire, we found our new design-make project! Magic Wheelchair builds epic costumes for kiddos in wheelchairs at no cost to families. SOLIDWORKS is a sponsor of the Magic Wheelchair organization, providing SOLIDWORKS software to volunteer design teams. Ryan Weimer and Lana Weimer started as parents wanting to make their sons smile at least one day a year (on Halloween) when they parade down the street and are
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 month ago
The fourth person we would like to profile from the SOLIDWORKS World xDesign challenge is Shawn Lesley. He shared the following with us regarding the challenge: When I first started trying to figure out what I would design for the SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge, I really couldn’t think of anything. The inspiration came to me as I was using a forge doing one of my hobbies, blacksmithing. Blacksmithing is something that happens all over the world, believe it or not.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago