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
SOLIDWORKS Blog
13 days ago
DriveWorks design automation and sales configurator software brings together engineering and sales teams to allow manufacturing companies to offer customisable and configurable 3D products as part of their digital strategy. This is often referred to as ‘configure, price and quote’ (CPQ). A DriveWorks configurator uses rules in the background to automate SOLIDWORK 3D CAD – this means it generates all the sales and 3D manufacturing data quickly and accurately. This ultimately helps companies to be
SOLIDWORKS Blog
17 days 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
28 days ago
It might be the most commonly asked question during my years at GoEngineer, and it was easily my least favorite question to answer. “Do you print in metal?” It may surprise you to learn, but having to answer “no,” or more commonly “not yet,” isn’t actually why I disliked that particular question. Over time I’ve become adept at fielding the question in ways that kept their interest and channeled their excitement toward tangible options.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
DriveWorks design automation and online 3D CPQ for SOLIDWORKS is used by companies large and small. Whether you’re an engineer who needs design automation to automate your SOLIDWORKS models, or a company wanting to provide a product configurator and guided selling for your sales teams, distributors and even customers, DriveWorks software is the ultimate choice for SOLIDWORKS. There are three DriveWorks products – DriveWorksXpress, DriveWorks Solo and DriveWorks Pro. Each product is a SOLIDWORKS
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
SOLIDWORKS is now directly connected to the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace. The Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE® Marketplace empowers you to collaborate with qualified industrial service providers across a range of services throughout your product innovation process. The first two services are: Make, for on-demand manufacturing, and Part Supply, for intelligent part sourcing. Each service adheres to industry standards and uses 3D as the universal language to improve collaboration and make sure there
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
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
3 months ago
Last week at SOLIDWORKS World in Los Angeles, Suchit Jain, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Strategy and Community at SOLIDWORKS announced a new partnership with Additive Manufacturing giant, 3D Systems. The key for additive manufacturing to reach its full potential across a wide range of industries is to make design tools more accessible and the workflow easier to navigate for the designer community. Up till now, designers did not have the right tools to make Design for
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3 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
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
3 months 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
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3 months ago
SOLIDWORKS World 2017 saw the introduction of SOLIDWORKS CAM and the start of SOLIDWORKS doing manufacturing. SOLIDWORKS World 2018 featured a “shop floor experience” showing the Design to Manufacturing workflow that SOLIDWORKS enables, manufacturing parts live in the Partner Pavilion. But cutting material to make parts is not the only way to make things anymore. Additive Manufacturing, or 3D Printing, is reaching a maturity where it is not just for prototypes anymore.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
Start your engines, folks. The Microsoft Surface team is ready to roll on the ground here in Los Angeles for SOLIDWORKS World 2018. The opportunity to listen and learn from the thousands of engineers and designers who live and breathe SOLIDWORKS helps build the type of devices can bring their creations to life. SOLIDWORKS World attracts individuals and businesses that create all kinds of awesome, innovative products – including some fancy hot rods.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months 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
3 months ago
Today at SOLIDWORKS World HP Inc. and Dassault Systèmes announced their collaboration to empower a new era of product design innovation by entrepreneurs, makers, students and businesses. The two companies intend to optimize SOLIDWORKS 3D design and engineering applications to take advantage of the unique voxel-level capabilities of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions. Designers and engineers can completely reimagine products, leverage new materials, escape the limitations of traditional
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
Close your eyes and listen. Do you hear the sound of a 3D printer cranking out parts 100 times cheaper than molded prototypes? Open your eyes and watch. Do you see the digital quality heat map per the 3D geometric tolerances generated 100 times faster than manual inspections?
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
Many of the world’s coolest new products get their start in SOLIDWORKS. If you are going to be attending SOLIDWORKS World 2018, be sure to check out the Product Showcase to see some of these exciting new products that help us see and explore the world in new ways. Don’t miss this opportunity to get up close and to talk to the people behind these innovative designs so you can go home inspired to create tomorrow’s great new products. Let’s dive in and preview some of the companies behind the “cool
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
The Product Showcase at SOLIDWORKS World is the place to be to see the latest and greatest new products being designed in SOLIDWORKS. This year’s Product Showcase will also be featuring products designed by some of the latest and greatest startups. In advance of the event, let’s take a sneak peek at some of the cool new SOLIDWORKS-inspired products you’ll be able to see in the Startup Product Showcase at SOLIDWORKS World 2018. Sphero This Boulder, CO-based startup fuses robotic and digital
SOLIDWORKS Blog
4 months ago
Over the past thirty years, Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology has become a familiar route for validating CAD before committing to costly manufacturing tooling and processes. It may come as a surprise to some just how broadly the range of roles AM technology now plays in mechanical design and manufacturing, thanks to the swiftly changing professional desktop 3D printer ecosystem. In addition to traditional rapid prototyping, this technology now offers teams better tools for shaping initial
SOLIDWORKS Blog
4 months ago
SOLIDWORKS is turning the spotlight on manufacturing. This year’s event will feature, for the first time, a 40 x 70 ft. “Shop Floor” booth, recreating a typical manufacturing environment for the production and inspection of an automotive gear shift arm. Parts will be manufactured and inspected from part designs produced in SOLIDWORKS 2018 complete with embedded Model Based Definition (MBD).
SOLIDWORKS Blog
4 months ago
SOLIDWORKS World is fast approaching and this time it is going to be bigger than ever. If you are there on the Monday, February 5th, and you are interested in Additive Manufacturing (AM), make sure you check out the Additive Manufacturing Symposium. Building on the success of the Design for Additive Manufacturing learning path introduced at SOLIDWORKS World 2017, this year’s breakout sessions dedicated to AM are all in the same room and on the same day. This makes it even easier to get a
SOLIDWORKS Blog
4 months 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
4 months ago
Bring your 3D models to life at SOLIDWORKS World 2018! For the first time ever, every conference attendee has the opportunity to submit and receive custom 3D-printed models from Formlabs. Simply submit your model by January 28, 2018 following the instructions below, and pick it up at the Formlabs booth (#806) any day during SOLIDWORKS World 2018. Bring Your Designs to Life with Desktop SLA Desktop 3D printing is a natural part of the design process.
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4 months ago