Reverse Engineer Modeled Parts FeatureWorks How Stuff FeatureWorks, Part II Part 2: Interactive Recognition Prerequisite, Part 1: Automatic Recognition So now that we know a bit more about FeatureWorks, lets look at how we can make it work around our own ideas and design intent. Here you can see that I’ve inserted the same part as before in an assembly. Notice that that the position of the mounting tab falls off the weldment. Lets see how we can use FeatureWorks to deconstruct and rebuild this
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3 years ago
Sometime you wish you could have your company logo in 3D but not just in 3D but animated. SOLIDWORKS has a the power to deliver your vision!
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3 years ago
Millions of tons of plastic are polluting the world’s oceans. It reaches the oceans through rivers and waterways, and then accumulates in five high-concentration areas called gyres. Boyan Slat, a student at the Delft University of Technology, and his Ocean Cleanup team believe that it’s possible to remove most of the plastic from the oceans in only five years using a series of floating filtration platforms anchored to the ocean floor, and massive floating booms attached to the platforms. By
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4 years ago
This past weekend, I went on a spontaneous trip to Maker Faire in New York City with some friends working in the Lewis Research Group at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. We woke up at the crack of dawn to drive down to New York City for the day on Saturday and be the first group of people to enter the fairgrounds. After a four hour commute, we arrived – the fair was teeming with geeks and techies displaying all sorts of cool projects including a robotic coffee dispenser,
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4 years ago
A coworker recently sent me a story about Easton LaChapelle. Easton is a 17-year-old student from Colorado (in the western US) who has been doing some incredible work designing advanced prosthetics. Without telling the whole story, Easton met a young girl with an $80,000 prosthetic and immediately wondered if he could design something equally good at a lower cost. Using a combination of 3D printers, open-source part designs and SolidWorks, Easton was able to build a prosthetic hand and arm for
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4 years ago
Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SolidWorks Support Monthly FAQ. Lots of news this month, with the 2014 beta program still under way, info about OS requirements, SWW 2013 proceedings and many very interesting Solutions from the SolidWorks Knowledge Base. Enjoy! SolidWorks 2014 Beta programThe beta phase of SolidWorks 2014 is still in progress!
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4 years ago
My.SolidWorks open screen Around the world, there’s a never-ending drive for increased productivity. For design teams, this means constant pressure to create more and better designs in less time. This isn’t news, of course–it’s the reason SolidWorks was created, and it’s why we improve the product every year, with new capabilities and new ways of creating better designs faster. Over the years, we’ve found that most users stick with a regular subset of the tools in SolidWorks.
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4 years ago
As you may have heard, the SolidWorks community continues to grow. At last count, there are over 2 million people learning and using SolidWorks on a regular basis. And that means there are a lot people writing, blogging, tweeting, and posting about SolidWorks, as well as creating videos and images. In fact, a large portion of that comes directly from us.
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4 years ago
SolidWorks Innovation Education Forum On April 9, the SolidWorks Asia/Pacific team is hosting an online event where you can interact and learn from industry and product experts. The Forum will present topics and videos showing how SolidWorks software solutions are used in education to help students and professionals work more efficiently and create better designs. When students know how to use SolidWorks, they have a clear advantage in their career search. The Forum also provides an interactive
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5 years ago
NAO I have a little boy who just turned four. He's loved robots since he was 18 months old, and somewhere between two and three years old, he started asking to watch videos of vintage tin robot toys on YouTube. But watching wind-up toys roll around gets tiring after a while, so at some point, I started looking for videos of real robots. One of the best ones I came across was from a company called Aldebaran Robotics.
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5 years ago
One of the things we've heard from SolidWorks World attendees over the past few years is that you'd like to learn more in advance about the SolidWorks partners who set up booths in the Partner Pavilion. So now through SolidWorks World 2012, we'll be posting a series of blog entries about some of the partners you might think about checking out, and the people who will be representing them. Today we hear from Richard Runnells, Vertical Market Strategist in Dell's Precision Workstation division.
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6 years ago
There is very rarely a time where I don't have my iPhone with me. As a matter of fact, I am almost always with my iPad as well. Whether at home, work, traveling afar, or in the car running an errand, these devices have become an extension of my brain. They help me to explore new ideas, take notes, and look up just about any piece of information that I might need.
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6 years ago
It’s been a busy few months for me, but between taking on a new job, SolidWorks World 2011 and traveling between the US and France, I’ve still managed to visit a few great SolidWorks customers. There’s one in particular that I thought would be of particular interest to the SolidWorks community. Atomik Cars is a small company based in Paris. The Atomik team is made up of car industry veterans-everyone has at least 20 years of experience working for the big guys.
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6 years ago
Draftsight Big news today from the DraftSight team. After an initial launch last June and over 400,000 downloads, DraftSight is now all grown up and out of beta. So if you're already a DraftSight user, go ahead to the website and download the official release. If you're not familiar with DraftSight already, here's a little background.
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6 years ago
One of the things we've heard from SolidWorks World attendees over the past few years is that you'd like to learn more in advance about the SolidWorks partners who set up booths in the Partner Pavilion. So now through the end of SolidWorks World, we'll be posting a series of blog entries about some of the partners you might think about checking out, and the people who will be representing them. Today we hear from Jean-Marc Ludwig, Senior Strategic Alliance Manager at NVIDIA. Quadro.Logo.3D 1.
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6 years ago