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
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6 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
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13 days 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.
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1 month ago
I take notes and make myself reminders. It’s what I do. So after my day at the SOLIDWORKS User Group Network’s Technical Summit in Nashville, I’ve got a lot of notes and reminders to review. The SWUGN Technical Summits are one-day training and networking events in cities across the country.
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1 month ago
Students from Singapore Polytechnic finished in ninth place in the 2017 World Solar Challenge in a solar-powered car designed and built using SOLIDWORKS. Their car, not only had to be designed in accordance with strict competition design criteria but also needed to have the stamina to traverse 3000km across the unforgiving Australian outback, from Darwin to Adelaide, where temperatures fluctuated from single digits to 40°C within a single day. A solar-powered car that does not compromise
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1 month ago
Digital Toys What toys will your child play with during the next school holidays? Chances are they’ll be big, bright and lots of fun. But what’s the future of kid’s toys – and does the increasing digitization of playtime help or hinder child development? From Ken Dolls to computer coding
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1 month ago
The deep sea is a mysterious place. A place that science knows very little about. Modern engineering is here to change that, with a new wave of sophisticated technology that is allowing us to learn more about the deep sea than ever before. alvin_wired_magazine From the stars to the seas
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2 months ago
Some people are naturally talented in their professions. Others have to try extremely hard in order to succeed in their respective field. The extremely talented individuals are the ones who are multifaceted; by combining their dedication and natural skills together.
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2 months 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
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3 months ago
SOLIDWORKS World celebrates our community of Educators, Students, Makers, and Researchers. In and out of the classroom, SOLIDWORKS is preparing skilled students to get the best jobs. We couldn’t achieve this success without the help of educators from university, college, community college, and high school present at key break out sessions. Every presenter on the SOLIDWORKS Education Track is focused on student success.
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3 months ago
When I first went to Rwanda in October of 2014, I really didn’t know what to expect. To say that my preconceptions of the country and the people were completely wrong would be an understatement. What I found were friendly people, a clean and safe country, and young people more than eager to learn. It’s the learning part that has stuck with me each time I have gone back, and each time I leave, I can’t help but wonder if we’re really making a difference there.
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6 months ago
This summer I learned a new word: “Sailbot.” I never knew there was such a thing, much less a competition for an autonomous sailboat, but there is and it’s very impressive.
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7 months ago
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.
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8 months 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
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8 months 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
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10 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
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10 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.
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1 year 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.
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1 year 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.
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1 year 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.
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1 year 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?
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1 year 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!
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1 year 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.
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1 year 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
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1 year ago