2018 SOLIDWORKS Interns Design Challenge 2018 SOLIDWORKS Interns Design Challenge Interns at the SOLIDWORKS office in Woodland Hills, CA, were tasked with a carnival themed design challenge that really got the ball rolling. The classic carnival game, Roller Bowler, was the inspiration for the challenge: create a device that consistently won the game, landing a ball between the two humps at the end of the Roller Bowler without letting the ball roll back. Two intern teams assembled. Roy, a
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
10 days 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
2 months ago
Summer interns Maxime Boyer and Marta Puig García-Capelo Summer interns Maxime Boyer and Marta Puig García-Capelo There are over 300,000 certified SOLIDWORKS users worldwide, and this summer two SOLIDWORKS interns in the Waltham office were added to their number. Maxime Boyer and Marta Puig García-Capelo are international students who spent their summer in the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab. They are also two of the newest Certified SOLIDWORKS Associates (CSWA). During the year, Maxime attends Estaca in
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2 months ago
A sand pail and sand shovel designed and 3D printed with SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids A sand pail and sand shovel designed in and 3D printed with SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids Summer’s here and so is the summer sun. Where’s the best place to beat the heat? The beach! With SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids, the littlest sandcastle engineer can design, style, and print their very own beach gear.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 months ago
SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids introduces children from ages 4 to 14 to the excitement of imagining and designing their own creations. A collection of apps breaks down the design process into bite-sized tools to create, style, design, and engineer a concept and then present and share it with others. Our blog will share fun quick projects children can create and print on their own 2D printer at home or if they have access to a 3D printer. But how do you start creating?
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 months ago
Jonah, the Monster Jam(m)er. Jonah, the Monster Jam(m)er. For the past few weeks, members of the R&D department at SOLIDWORKS have been pouring over monster truck designs. They’re now cozy with the designs and dimensions of some of the regulars at Monster Jam, a massive event where monster trucks compete in races and perform freestyle stunts.
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5 months ago
The island nation of Malta has a rich history and culture. It’s capital, Valletta is a European Art City and a World Heritage City. Fab Lab Valletta brings together education and entrepreneurship for a community of designers and makers. Director, Milan Noro, provided us with the story on how Fab Lab Valletta is making a difference in his community and the global Fab Lab network.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
6 months 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 sponsor of the Magic Wheelchair organization, providing SOLIDWORKS software to volunteer design teams. Ryan Weimer and Lana Weimer started as parents wanting to make their sons smile at least one day a year (on Halloween) when they parade down the street and are
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6 months ago
The Cubie Team: Annie, Chinloo, and Sal. Featuring The Cubies and Abhishek Bali The Cubie Team: Annie, Chinloo, and Sal. Featuring The Cubies and Abhishek Bali If you ever have the chance to visit the DASSAULT SYSTEMES campus in Waltham, MA, you’ll initially be greeted with what looks like an ordinary office. Inside the Water Building, pods of cubicles dot the wide, open floor plan.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
7 months ago
Mods is a fabrication platform developed by MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, Dr. Neil Gershenfeld. Mods provides a set of software tools for personal fabrication, intended for use with machines common to Fab Labs, Shawn Liu introduces mods and the integration between mods and SolidWorks. mods and xDesign Fab labs provide widespread access to modern means for invention. They began as an outreach project from MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA), and became into a collaborative and global network.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
8 months ago
SOLIDWORKS Dana Hall Career Day 8th Graders from Dana Hall When most of us were kids, Career Day meant impatiently jiggling our legs under our desks, while Tommy Y.’s dad droned on about selling insurance, only to be followed by Laura V.’s mom trying to get us amped up on accounting. On January 12, the 8th grade class at Dana Hall had an entirely different experience. They had, you might say, a 3DEXPERIENCE. Organized and led by User Experience Design Senior Manager Chinloo Lama, the group of
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8 months ago
SOLIDWORKS World 2018 February 4-8, Los Angeles, CA brings educators and researchers to share student success stories at all levels of instructions. We are fortunate this year to have Paul Clinton and Ben Nubel from Engineering Technology teachers from Cherokee Trail High School. Their breakout session, “Design and Fabrication Projects using SOLIDWORKS” will show student examples from engineering to art as they prepare graduates for higher education and job-ready skills for our SOLIDWORKS
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9 months ago
The Dassault Systemes 3DEXPERIENCE Lab Boston, located in the North American Headquarters at Waltham, MA, has two components – a Startup Accelerator and a Fab Lab. The Accelerator works with early to mid-stage startups that focus on new technologies and products that can shift the scales of Innovation across domains of City, Life, Lifestyle, Internet of Things and Ideation. These startups have access to a state-of-the-art Fab Lab with mentorship and support from Dassault Systemes (DS) community.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
10 months ago
This year’s SAE AERO Design West competition took place in the heart of the USA, nestled right in Fort Worth Texas. Students from all around the world and from different walks of life, filled the hotel lobby with propellers, DC motors, and aerodynamic fuselages, as they marched their planes in and out of the judges’ arena. Day 1 of the event was all about technical qualifications. A warm Texas morning welcomed the teams to the Thunderbird Field that hosted the Day 2’s agenda: Flight.
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1 year ago