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
3 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.
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4 days ago
Every snowflake is different, this we know to be true. Now that we’ve entered the holiday season, there are going to be a lot more snowflakes on the horizon. But what if you could create your very own unique snowflake design? In SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids, you can!
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
5 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
6 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
10 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
12 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
18 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
19 days 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.
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26 days 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!
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27 days 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
There are a lot of ways you can select parts of your model in SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids. In today’s tutorial, we’ll learn all the ways you can select (and deselect) bodies and faces! 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 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
Halloween is next week and if you haven’t already bought a pumpkin to sit on your steps, you’re running out of time. Fortunately, with SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids you can design and even carve your very own Halloween pumpkin! Let’s learn how to squish some squash! Want to see your designs on the SOLIDWORKS Education Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram?
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
1 month ago
Adding mirrors to a model is one of the easiest ways to control its shape. Today we’re going to reflect (get it?) on how to use the mirror tool, and learn some helpful tips and tricks 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
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
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
Football season (the kind where you kick and the ball and can’t touch it with your hands) is winding down, and football season (the kind with the helmets and the tackling and the weird scoring) is ramping up. You can create all sorts of sport accouterments in SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids. In this video, we’ll learn how to style our shapes, place more than one model in a scene, and other tips and tricks to bring your creations to life. Get ready to score a goal (or touchdown) in SOLIDWORKS Apps for
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
2 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
September is here, and you know what that means — it’s time to go back to school! Students everywhere are slinging their backpacks over their shoulders and climbing into buses to start another school year. A new school year also means new school supplies, and that’s where SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids comes in! You can design your own school supplies!
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 months ago
How do you connect two parts of a model in SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids? Today, let’s learn how to bridge gaps in our designs by using the bridge tool. 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
Woof! The dog days of summer are here! It’s hot out, and the sun is blazing — a pair of sunglasses would be pretty great right now. Using SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids, we can design and print glasses frames, and add lenses to create our own sunglasses!
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 months ago