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Interested in attending your first SOLIDWORKS World? Trying to decide whether or not to go? Trying to justify the expense to your supervisor? As a three-time attendee, let me help you with that!
SOLIDWORKS Blog
23 hours ago
DriveWorksXpress To start automating your designs, follow these quick and easy steps to activate DriveWorksXpress inside SOLIDWORKS. DriveWorksXpress Step 1: Open SOLIDWORKS Step 2: Go to Tools, Xpress Products, DriveWorksXpress STEP 2 Step 3: Click on the link for My.SolidWorks.com/Xpress to get your free activation code. STEP 3 Step 4: Copy the activation code. STEP 4 Step 5: Go back to SOLIDWORKS, paste the activation code in to the product code box and click OK.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
2 days ago
If you’ve been around the SOLIDWORKS community at all, you know that not only is SOLIDWORKS 2019 out, but it came with some game changing features! One of my favorites is the new enhancements in Large Design Review (LDR). The feature initially came out in SOLIDWORKS 2012 and revolutionized the way large assemblies could be handled and opened. If you needed to open and quickly interrogate the model for a few dimensions, then large design review was the choice!
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
4 days ago
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
4 days ago
Be sure to tune in Wednesday, December 5th starting at 1:00pm ET to watch as we announce what’s new in the SOLIDWORKS 2019 Distributed Data Management and Designer to Analyst solutions. Learn how all these new capabilities and user-driven enhancements in our suite of Simulation and Data Management solutions will help will improve your product development processes by helping you collaborate better, iterate faster, and validate that only the most optimized products are being brought to market.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
11 days ago
Red alert! Red alert! SOLIDWORKS Visualize is now faster than ever!!
SOLIDWORKS Blog
12 days ago
Clothing: a billion-dollar industry. We all wear clothes, whether you’ve an ounce of fashion sense in your body or not. If sartorial trends aren’t your thing, you may not have noticed that it’s an industry moving fast with the digital age. In fact, fashion’s evolution is positively pelting down the catwalk.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
14 days ago
„Nach einer langen Reise durch verschiedene CAD Welten sind wir glücklicherweise bei SWOOD angekommen“ so Gerhard Huber von der gerhard huber werkstätte für Einrichtungen. Huber entschied sich für SWOOD Design auf Basis von SOLIDWORKS und SWOOD CAM. Er lebt und liebt seinen Beruf. © Gerhard Huber, gerhard huber werkstätte für einrichtungen © Gerhard Huber Die SOLIDWORKS 3D-CAD-Software bietet Konstruktionsfunktionen in einer intuitiv bedienbaren SOLIDWORKS Benutzeroberfläche. Der
SOLIDWORKS DEUTSCH Blog
14 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
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
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
Autumn is harvest time, which means we have a bounty of fruits and vegetables ready to fill our Thanksgiving cornucopia. Want to practice? SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids has your cornucopia convergence covered! Today we’re going to learn how to add, move, and view shapes in our projects by using seasonal fruits and our own cornucopia in the Shape It App.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
25 days ago
My name is Betty Baker and I am a Domestic Casegoods Product Engineer at Ashley Furniture in Arcadia, WI. I am also the user group leader for the La Crosse/Eau Claire/Winona Area (LEWA) SOLIDWORKS User Group along with being the SWUGN rep for the Midwest U.S. region. I have only attended SOLIDWORKS World a handful of times but it is by far the best conference I attend each year. I start planning for next year’s event before I leave the previous year’s event.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month 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
Innovation is the future and to get there you need the right tools. Let’s see how Arcimoto, a forward-thinking company uses SOLIDWORKS to devise new technologies that raise the bar for environmental efficiency, footprint size, and price affordability in electric vehicle design. Founded in 2007, Arcimoto, Inc.’s main focus is creating the most affordable and performance-packed electric vehicle suitable for the daily driver. The company has broken new ground in the transportation industry by
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
It’s finally here! SOLIDWORKS 2019 is out and available for download. If you haven’t had a chance to attend a Reseller rollout head over to our what’s new page on the SOLIDWORKS website. The 2019 release has lots of significant improvements to SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard and Professional, but we are also adding some new features this year in some of the service packs.
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
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
Ergonomic products are often designed for adults and while that is already tough enough to perfect, baby products are an even more elusive challenge for many product designers. How would one design products for those who are still learning and refining their motor skills? Monique Filer and Danielle Michaels reimagined every baby product they could think of with SOLIDWORKS On a flight to New Zealand, Dannielle Michaels found changing her newborn’s diaper to be what she describes as “mission
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
The beverage industry spills over with ways to wet your whistle. For the discerning customer there’s more choice available than ever before. The explosion of craft beers, the never-ending range of sodas and rise in popularity of energy drinks has seen consumption and profit surge over the last decade, in spite of harsh economics. Technology has enabled this thirst-quenching journey.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
Die Technik entwickelt sich ständig weiter. Beispielsweise wurden Computer im Laufe der Jahrzehnte immer schneller und kleiner, sodass wir nun einen Punkt erreicht haben, an dem es der Aufbau nicht mehr zulässt, sie noch schneller oder noch kleiner zu machen. Prinzipiell existiert zwar das Wissen für die Umsetzung, jedoch schränkt uns die Größe eines Elektrons darin ein, kleinere oder schnellere CPUs zu bauen. Um Abläufe also weiter zu verbessern, müssen wir die Technologie in eine andere
SOLIDWORKS DEUTSCH Blog
1 month ago
Engineering Hires With the economy picking up in the Gulf Coast region as well as in other parts of the country, we’ve received many questions from companies that use SOLIDWORKS, wanting to know how to find and hire the right engineers and designers to feed their growing demand. SOLIDWORKS, like any other tool, is only as good as the person using it. So, how do you know the engineer standing in front of you, resume in hand, is the right person to maximize the return on your SOLIDWORKS investment
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
1. Uncovering a childhood memory at the thrift store! I love thrift stores. There’s something magical about walking into one of these places and uncovering a treasure or seeing something from your childhood resurface.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
2 months ago