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SOLIDWORKS Blog
12 days ago
My name is Jamison Go and I am the team captain, primary driver, and one of the engineers for the BattleBot SawBlaze Team. Currently I am a R&D engineer at an additive manufacturing startup in the Burlington, MA. My experience is in both mechanical and electrical engineering, and I have spent many years as a researcher in robotics and additive manufacturing. My teammates (Lucy Du, John Mayo, Chris Merian, Joao Ramos, Alex Hattori, and Mason Massie) are either current students or alumni of MIT.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
20 days ago
Welcome back to this multi-part blog series featuring Mike Sabocheck and his efforts to outsmart his local squirrels using SOLIDWORKS xDesign. If you need to catch up, please read the part 1 and part 2 first. In the last blog the original design I came up with needed to be changed based on my wife Tracy’s input. She wanted the feeder support arms to rotate independently from one another and not have them stationary.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
25 days ago
At North Design Works there is never really a normal day at the office. At time of writing they’re helping a small software company break through into automotive hardware, whilst separately working with an historic racing car manufacturer to design one of their first new car bodies in years based on sketches of a 1960’s Formula 1 Concept Car. Work-in-Progress Project Car Previous extremes of project randomness include designing sports bras, automotive research in waste heat recovery,
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
A while ago, I had the honor to be part of something special. It was the launch of a project I have been supporting for a few years, which will be hopefully the start of the largest Ocean cleanup in history: #theoceancleanup. Image source: The Ocean Cleanup I am rooted in the Seas and Oceans Ever since I was a little boy, like my dad and my grandpa before, I liked spending my time on the beaches of the North Sea. Now, as a father of three, I am taking my family to the Netherlands every year (I
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
You may not know about Cambridge Design Partnership yet. But with the help of SOLIDWORKS they are breaking new ground in product design, with a list of patents to prove it. Here’s a quick guide to one of the UK’s most progressive product design specialists. Innovation that goes beyond buzzwords
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
Trick AND Treat! If you haven’t been listening to the Born to Design Podcasts, you are missing out on some inspirational stories from designers and inventors like yourself. Listen to them out here
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
If you are an engineer working at a small or mid-sized company, there’s a good chance that you might be working without a product data management (PDM) system in place. Many believe that implementing a data management solution would be time-consuming and just add additional work to the current ways of doing things. There is also the misconception that PDM is too expensive to implement. The reality, however, is quite the opposite.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
I cannot imagine that you are not already aware, but the 2018 Season of BattleBots is coming to an end. The Final Four will be fighting it out this Friday on the Discovery Channel. I know I’m excited, as I have been following this event for many years now, however, this year is especially exciting as we have an ALL-SOLIDWORKS Final four. All four bots were designed using SOLIDWORKS: Lock-Jaw, Bite Force, Whiplash and Minotaur.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
Cinema might be over a century old. But it’s showing no sign of slowing down. Even a quick glance through its history tells its own filmic story of technology’s progress through the decades. From humble, silent monochrome beginnings, through to the lush, colourful expanse of CinemaScope, 3D and today’s jaw-dropping digital effects, film has both pushed and chronicled the latest in technology for audiences worldwide.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
What happens when a category 5 hurricane makes landfall where you live? In September 2017, the people of St Thomas and the U.S. Virgin Islands endured such wrath not once but twice in 10 days. As I witnessed three months after the storm, the results were devastating. SOLIDWORKS sponsored an eye-opening documentary video about an organization called Field Ready, a non-profit humanitarian organization that responds to crises worldwide when disaster strikes.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
Technology is always moving forward. Computers got faster and smaller throughout the decades to the point where they are now physically impossible to make any faster or smaller due to physics. We have the manufacturing knowledge to do it, but the physical size of an electron is now limiting us from designing smaller or faster CPUs. So in order to continue to improve, we have to change the direction of technology, and that’s fine because we know exactly how to do it – by using the CLOUD.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
There are only 10 days left to submit your presentation for SOLIDWORKS World 2019 in Dallas, Texas! You read it right, 10 DAYS!!!
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
It’s that time of the year again when we introduce a new release of SOLIDWORKS Composer. We’ve had one full year to improve the product and this time around we had a lot of our multi-year projects come to fruition. The overall theme of this release was to deliver improvements on productivity, integrations with other SOLIDWORKS products and features while also balancing the need to build in the architecture for future improvements. As we do with all SOLIDWORKS products, everything that went into
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
People. There are over seven and a half billion of them sharing this planet, and over half live in cities. That’s three billion people with transport needs. With our burgeoning population expanding exponentially, the need to re-think urban transportation is crucial.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
Model-Based Definition (MBD) is a journey. Defining product and manufacturing information (PMI) on 3D models rather than 2D drawings is just a start. After that, it’s vital to serve the downstream processes such as inspection, fabrication, and suppliers, in an organized, consumable and actionable fashion. Regardless of MBD or 2D drawings, the functional purpose is to communicate.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
SOLIDWORKS 2019 contains many exciting improvements and new capabilities that help you design, present, and communicate your ideas faster and easier. Here are some of the key improvements: Create and work with large assemblies much faster. SOLIDWORKS 2019 is significantly faster when working with large assemblies. Whether you’re just viewing your design or adding new components and subassemblies, you’ll notice a significant difference in performance.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
As you all know SOLIDWORKS 2018 added significant new functionality as well as many new products to our product development ecosystem to fully support your ability to quickly take your good ideas and transform them into innovative, great new products. We introduced tools that facilitated the design of smart, connected products as well as new CAM tools to help you jump start your smart manufacturing initiatives. With all these very important pieces of the extended product portfolio in place, this
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
If you are using SOLIDWORKS Composer, but have not explored the Styles function, you are working too hard! Styles in SOLIDWORKS Composer can be likened to Format Painter in Office or templates in SOLIDWORKS. Fundamentally, Styles are a set of property definitions you can apply to any collaborative actor (text, image, balloon, path, callout, etc.). For example, you can ensure all annotations are the right shade of green you want or custom font your company uses for branding;
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
2 months ago
Collaborating with my wife on this project to defeat the squirrels will be fun. Tracy is a Mac user, and I like using my iPad as much as possible because of its portability and the cool apps so this will test the true cloud capability of xDesign. I feel confident we’ll be able to collaborate and come up with a cool design that not only keeps the squirrels away from the bird feeders but will look really cool on our deck. There are a couple of design requirements I have in mind for the new bird
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
Designers, suppliers and manufacturers use the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace to fulfill orders for new business. Want to join the party? Then join the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace. Whether you are seeking bids on your latest design or offering to produce it, you need to know how to connect with new vendors and customers on the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
Before I begin the real topic of this blog, I like to comment on my journey through CAD technology and what I’ve experienced over the last 40+ years in my career. CAD has come a long, long way in my lifetime. Back in the late 1970’s at Xerox, I was introduced to Computer Graphics or CG as we called it back then. CG ran on terminals hooked up to VAX’s to do 3D design using wireframe techniques.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
Have you ever thought about consolidating your product design on SOLIDWORKS, but didn’t because you were intimidated by the idea of migrating all your legacy design data? After all your company has spent a considerable amount—of both money and manhours—creating an enormous amount of product designs so the thought of having to move all of them to a new CAD system, like SOLIDWORKS, can seem overwhelming. So first off, you probably wouldn’t have to migrate as much of that data as you might think.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
In order to succeed in the product design industry, you need to have hands-on experience with design software, and rudimentary knowledge of 3D printers, laser cutting, etc. As a graduate student at the Purdue School of Engineering, I was looking for an opportunity to get more hands-on industry experience and started an internship at SOLIDWORKS. My role in Product Management working on the new SOLIDWORKS xDesign includes tasks such as modeling in xDesign, giving feedback on software improvements,
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago