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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5 hours 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
4 days 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
10 days 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
13 days 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
18 days 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
25 days ago
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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 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
2 months ago
One of the best parts of creating lots of models is that they can be added into the same design. Learn how to add shapes 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
2 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
3 months ago
Summer is here and before you know it children will be saying “I’m bored!” Enter SOLIDWORKS® Apps for Kids. SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids introduces children from ages 4 to 14 to the excitement of imagining and designing your 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.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
4 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
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
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
9 months ago
INEGI, aka Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, is one of the most prestigious engineering institutes in Portugal, with 30 years of experience in bringing forth new technologies in the field of research and development. It positions technological innovation right at the interface between industries and universities. INEGI promotes research, technology-based innovations, and transfer of technology oriented towards the industrial sector. It currently
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago
“I love to be able to take a person’s dream and write it down in pictures for them to see. With SOLIDWORKS they can see all aspects of their design and have a video to show how to use it. I have learned so much about the versatility and the expansive ability in creating all sorts of models in SOLIDWORKS. It truly is an amazing program.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago
“Simple things seem to derive the most pleasure from everyone” – Corporal Willy Corporal Willy with a Epilog 120 Watt Laser The very first time we tried doing a 3D carving, we took just two pieces of scrap wood and glued them together. I looked for two pieces that were not cracked or had any knots or other irregular surface features to them. However, as the machine finished the carving, a knot showed up right at the end of the Wolf’s nose. Rob made this one on a laser machine for a friend’s
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago