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
26 days 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
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
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
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
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
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
4 months ago
In SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids, you can use the Shape It app to create 3D projects. Adding and removing material is the simplest way to shape bodies and bring your ideas to life. 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
4 months ago
Now we’ve learned how to find, open, and create a project in SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids. But what happens we no longer need one of our creations? Today we’re learning how to delete a project. Check out our blogs throughout the summer for more SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids How-To videos.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
4 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
4 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
5 months ago
I recently took a trip to visit some of the schools I work in Montana to discuss their STEM Program. One of the schools I visited called Billings Career Center, a Career, and Technical education-focused school, had an exciting project they worked on with NASA using our STEM in a BOX program. The teacher and his students designed parts in SOLIDWORKS, then 3D printed prototypes, and machined the final versions. They then sent the finished versions to NASA.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
5 months ago
It’s time for the World Cup semi-finals, and what better way to celebrate your favorite team than by making a flag in SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids! Here’s a tutorial demonstrating how to use the Shape It and Style It apps to create England’s flag, and tips for making the coat of arms on Croatia’s flag. We also have a tutorial that will teach you how to make the flags for the teams competing in the previous semi-final match. With Shape It and Style It, you can create France and Belgium’s flags in a
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
5 months ago
Lemelson-MIT EurekaFest Lemelson-MIT EurekaFest SOLIDWORKS had the pleasure of attending Lemelson-MIT’s EurekaFest, where fifteen teams of high school students, educators, and mentors presented their incredible inventions. The Lemelson-MIT program offers grants of up to $10,000 to student teams, called InvenTeams, to invent technological solutions to real-world problems. Students from the SSVD Innovation Center created a system to alert first responders of people in distress in areas without
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
5 months ago
FIRST Championships FIRST Championships – Detroit April 2018, 405 teams descended on Detroit, MI, and 405 on Houston, TX. Inside two of the largest convention centers in the country, high school students from around the world competed in one of the most exciting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) events high school students can participate in: the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). Out of the 3,660 teams from 27 countries who competed in this year’s FRC, 810 teams,were invited to
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
6 months ago
Empowering Students to Help Build Successful Careers With SOLIDWORKS® Education Edition 2018-2019, students will learn the design and engineering skills they need to jumpstart their careers. The next generation of engineers and designers must be equipped to solve problems skillfully and efficiently. The SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2018-2019 provides students and educators professional software, local support and a connection to a massive user community to help students take their next career
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
7 months ago
Two bots lift up the POWER UP scale to fight the boss at the FIRST New England District Championship Two bots climb the POWER UP scale to fight the boss at the FIRST New England District Championship “Everyone here in Boston, are you ready?” cried the MC. The crowd clad in rainbow colored t-shirts, repping for their favorite teams in the tournament, responded with a deafening roar. “Three
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
7 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
8 months ago
FRC Team 3506, Team YETI FRC Team 3506, Team YETI True story: here at SOLIDWORKS, we’re crazy about FIRST Robotics. What kind of engineering nerds wouldn’t be? Created by Dean Kamen, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics aims to inspire students to become leaders in science and engineering, to teach them important, life affirming skills, such as team work and team building, and become masters of gracious professionalism. It’s a fantastic program, one we at
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
8 months ago
The Great Hatch expands the limits of technological innovation in healthcare by hardworking, compassionate, and inventive hatchers in a high-energy, 3-day, pitch style competition. With 92 participants, 27 mentors, 4 speakers, and 8 judges. participants brought expertise from diverse backgrounds, including engineering, data science, design, pharmacy, nursing, and medicine. I caught up with University of British Columbia, UBC MD Candidate, Nancy Duan, sponsorship lead for the Hatching Heath event
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
8 months ago
Jason Ledon and a blown up print-out of his CSWE certificate. Image courtesy of Jason Ledon. Jason Ledon and a blown up print-out of his CSWE certificate. Image courtesy of Jason Ledon.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
9 months ago
SOLIDWORKS World is in the hometown of the UCLA Bruin Racing team. We got a big welcome when the entire team got together to take a photo to welcome us to Los Angeles, CA. UCLA Bruin Racing is more than a club, it is a passion for these young engineers in mechanical, electrical, aerospace, chemical, and computer engineering.that work together as a team. It is dedication of the students that run the club like a business, with a management organization that would impress any major corporation all
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
10 months ago
Jerry Murray, CAD Design and Mechanical Engineering Technology, Spokane Community College, Spokane, WA will be presenting on success in the classroom on the topic of Pair Programming and Team Based Learning. Jerry brings years of teaching and industry experience to share at SOLIDWORKS World 2018, Feb 4-8 in Los Angeles, CA. Spokane CC offers programs in CAD Design, Mechanical Design Technology, and Mechanical Engineering Technology. This education breakout shows how “Pair Programming” and “Team
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
10 months ago
Only one week till SOLIDWORKS World 2018 – the excitement is building! If you’re a SOLIDWORKS user this is the place to be, elbow to elbow with thousands of designers, engineers, educators, students, researchers and visionaries! Three days of learning, celebrating, and experiencing the evolution of 3D design – up close and in real-time. SWW15 - Student Day Traditionally day three of SOLIDWORKS World is Student Day.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
10 months ago