Over the past few months we’ve learned a lot of great tips and tricks for working with SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids. Now it’s time to put it all together! Today we’re going to learn how to create a rocket in the Shape It App! Check out our blog throughout the fall for more SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids How To videos.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
5 days ago
We’ve learned so much about how to shape models in SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids over the past few months, it’s time to put it all together! Not everything you want to make can be done with a single body; sometimes using multiple bodies and simply overlapping them is the best way to get what you want. Today we’re going to learn how to make an airplane in the Shape It app by building and overlapping bodies.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
12 days ago
Ed Hernandez and his students with guitars they made. Image credit: Ed Hernandez Ed Hernandez and his students with guitars they made. Image credit: Ed Hernandez Ed Hernandez left a boring, unfulfilling, and well-paying job to become a high school science teacher. He teaches his students to use SOLIDWORKS and be self-sufficient, and his program at Tustin High school has had some major success stories.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
13 days ago
We’re reaching the moon’s orbit! The submission date for the SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge for FRC Teams is Friday, December 7. Intern Eamon made a helpful video listing the files to be included in submissions and how to submit. Teams have until December 7, 2018 to design and submit their moon landers.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
15 days ago
The SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge for FRC Teams is in full swing! To help FIRST Robotics Competition teams make their moon landers all they can be, SOLIDWORKS xDesign intern Nikhil Potabatti created a moon lander in xDesign and created this video detailing how to add colors and images to models. It’s full of great tips and tricks, and any SOLIDWORKS xDesign user will learn something useful! The submission deadline for the SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge for FRC Teams is December 7.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
18 days ago
Over the past few months we’ve learned a lot of great tips and tricks for working with SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids. Now it’s time to put it all together! Today we’re going to learn how to create a dinosaur in the Shape It App! Check out our blog throughout the fall for more SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids How To videos.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
19 days ago
Ed Hernandez and his students Ed Hernandez and his students. Image credit: Ed Hernandez Ed Hernandez left a well-paying but unfulfilling job to become a high school science teacher. He teaches his students to use SOLIDWORKS and be self-sufficient, and his program at Tustin High school has had some major success stories. You can read Part One of Ed’s story here.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
21 days ago
Ed Hernandez portrait Ed Hernandez. Image Credit: Tustin High School When Ed Hernandez was twelve, his family packed up and left Mexico for California’s greener pastures. Upon arriving in the United States, Ed had a checklist of tasks to cross off in order to be successful. He needed to learn English.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
27 days ago
Thanksgiving is days away, which means it’s turkey time! We’re cooking up a nice, juicy turkey in SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids today, and you can too! Let’s learn how to shape and style a Thanksgiving turkey. What other foods are you making for the holiday?
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
28 days ago
Autumn is harvest time, which means we have a bounty of fruits and vegetables ready to fill our Thanksgiving cornucopia. Want to practice? SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids has your cornucopia convergence covered! Today we’re going to learn how to add, move, and view shapes in our projects by using seasonal fruits and our own cornucopia in the Shape It App.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 month ago
A big part of working on your model is changing its view on screen. Today we’re going to learn about all the different viewing tools available in SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids! Check out our blog throughout the fall for more SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids How To videos. To create your own Apps for Kids account, register now at: www.swappsforkids.com.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 month ago
SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge for FRC Teams Theme Reveal It’s time to announce the theme of the SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge for FRC Teams! Participating FIRST teams will be designing a Moon Lander!
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 month ago
What’s the best way to add arms, legs, tentacles, and more to a model? By splitting a face! In today’s tutorial, we’ll learn how to split faces in SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids. Check out our blog throughout the fall for more SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids How To videos.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 month ago
SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge for FRC Teams SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge for FRC Teams As FRC teams are gearing up for Destination: Deep Space, Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS has an interstellar competition to help get them inspired! We are excited to announce the SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge for FRC Teams! FIRST Robotics teams within the United States have the chance to work on their creative design and collaboration skills and win a Mega Sponsorship Award of $10,000 from SOLIDWORKS. In addition
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 month ago
Sometimes you have to move an entire body to really make your model shine. In today’s tutorial, we’re going to learn all about selecting bodies in SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids! Check out our blog throughout the fall for more SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids How To videos. To create your own Apps for Kids account, register now at: www.swappsforkids.com.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 months ago
SOLIDWORKS Value Added Reseller, AlfaSolid in Greece attended the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge Contest on May 4-5-6, 2018 at The Mall of Athens. This is one of the largest STEM school competitions in the world. At F1 in Schools competition, students learn to design and manufacture a Formula 1 racing miniature, using computer CAD design tools, CAM tools, and computer aerodynamics control programs. Avgustinos Petavrakis, Loukas Stathatos, Panagiotis Bertsos, Stavros Spyropoulos, students of
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 months ago
Bodies in SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids can move and rotate like clockwork! In today’s tutorial, we’ll learn all the ways you can move bodies in three dimensions! Check out our blogs throughout the fall for more SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids How To videos. To create your own Apps for Kids account, register now at: www.swappsforkids.com.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 months ago
There are a lot of ways to move and change the size of your model in SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids. One of those ways is to scale a face, either by stretching it out or squishing it down. Today we’re going to learn how to scale and play with our 3D objects. Check out our blogs throughout the fall for more SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids How To videos.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 months ago
The Manufacturing Technology Centre at the Coventry – University of Warwick, UK, developed and implemented a Design, Programming and Robotics residential course this past summer. MTC shared their story with SOLIDWORKS. The goal of the course was to design a robotic rowboat using a combination of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and programming skills to solve an engineering challenge. There were 3 main elements to this challenge;
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 months ago
Sometimes you need to get to a certain face on your model, but another body is in the way. In today’s tutorial, we’ll learn how to hide and show bodies in SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids. Check out our blogs throughout the fall for more SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids How To videos. To create your own Apps for Kids account, register now at: www.swappsforkids.com.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 months ago
September is here and it’s back to the grind for college students. A new batch of engineering majors are gearing up for the toughest four (or more) years of their lives. There are dozens of subjects an engineering major can focus on, and the tragedy of majoring in any engineering field is that in spite of all the classes, studying, allnighters, and existential dread, college can only prepare you for so much. The best way to gain experience as an engineer is in the field.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 months ago
A lot of models look great when they have both smooth and sharp edges. Today we’ll learn how to crease and smooth edges and faces in the Shape It app. Check out our blogs throughout the summer for more SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids How To videos. To create your own Apps for Kids account, register now at: www.swappsforkids.com.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 months ago
FIRST Global Mexico Last month in Mexico City, SOLIDWORKS supported the FIRST Global Competition showcasing students’ innovation and inspiration in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Founded by Dean Kamen, the mission of FIRST® is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 months ago
Instead of making the same body over and over again, you can clone bodies to create copies. Today we’ll learn how to clone bodies in SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids. Check out our blogs throughout the summer for more SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids How To videos. To create your own Apps for Kids account, register now at: www.swappsforkids.com.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 months ago