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
10 days ago
As promised, here’s the first of the submissions from the xDesign Challenge that took place at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 in February. If you missed the intro blog about the xDesign Challenge, you can catch up here. Born in Utica, New York, David spent his early engineering career working in Albany and Binghamton in various mechanical engineering roles. He has been a SOLIDWORKS user since 2005.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
One of the bigger conversations at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 was around the availability of SOLIDWORKS xDesign. SOLIDWORKS xDesign, an easy-to-learn and use application, is available via a browser, making it accessible on the go–anytime, anywhere and on any device. Built on Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, SOLIDWORKS xDesign provides its users with key capabilities needed during the product development process – a powerful 3D CAD parametric modeling system, embedded file and data management,
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month 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
2 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.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 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
2 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
2 months ago
There are so many things to see and do at SOLIDWORKS World. Inspiring keynote speakers at the General Sessions, a packed tech session agenda, a Partner Pavilion with over a hundred SOLIDWORKS Solutions partners waiting to help you tackle unique challenges, Model Mania, the Product Showcase filled with amazing new products designed in SOLIDWORKS—all in one place. The list of things to do and see at SOLIDWORKS World goes on and on, but how can you possibly pack in everything in just a few days?
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 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
2 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
2 months ago
SOLIDWORKS World is a great place to learn new skills, network with peers and get inspired to create great designs, but after a full day of learning you might be ready to cut loose and have some fun. One place where fun is near certainty is at the Beach and Brews Special Event, taking place Tuesday night, February 6th. From Santa Monica to Malibu, Venice to Laguna, the beach is the place to be in Southern California. Get into the spirit with us for an evening of Beach & Brews at the L.A. Live
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
If there’s one lesson fans of science fiction have learned in the last month it’s that the past is gone (right Kylo?). In reality, however, the past is never gone. Surely 2017 was full of lessons learned and challenges hurdled. Unfortunately for us there are no end credits when we emerge victorious after completing a major project.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
The goal of SOLIDWORKS World has always been to inspire attendees so they can take the knowledge and new skills obtained from the event home with them and use them to create truly innovative designs. One way that is accomplished is by providing ample opportunities to network and share tips and tricks with the over five thousand like-minded peers in attendance. There is also the Partner Pavilion where you can get your hands on the newest technologies that further leverage the power of SOLIDWORKS.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months 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
4 months ago
Are you interested in learning new skills and best practices that might advance your career? Would you like to master new tips and tricks to overcome everyday challenges? Maybe you’d like to become the in-house expert on model-based definition (MBD) or designing products for the IoT? If you answered yes to any of those questions, it’s time to register for SOLIDWORKS World 2018, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, February 4th through the 7th.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
5 months ago
Are you interested in learning new skills and best practices that might advance your career? Would you like to master new tips and tricks to overcome everyday challenges? Maybe you’d like to become the in-house expert on model-based definition (MBD) or designing products for the IoT? If you answered yes to any of those questions, it’s time to register for SOLIDWORKS World 2018, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, February 4th through the 7th.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
5 months ago
Are you an avid SOLIDWORKS user? Are you creative? Do you have mad design skills? If you answered “yes” to any of those three questions, you need to enter the SOLIDWORKS World T-Shirt Design Contest.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
5 months ago
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional exam (CSWP), we have something very special in the works, but you will only be able to be a part of it if you attend SOLDWORKS World 2018 in Los Angeles. Way back in 1997, SOLIDWORKS wanted to create a way to verify the skills of its users, and a way to verify the quality of the training we were providing. So early in 1998 we launched the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) Certification. While not the first
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6 months ago