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Today we begin learning about an app that’s way different from Shape It or Style It. It’s time to learn how to make things move with linkages, motors, and more using Mech It! Mech It is an awesome app that allows kids to create moving mechanisms, shapes, motors, pistons, and so much more. Let’s learn how to get started with today’s tutorial.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
23 hours ago
SOLIDWORKS World 2019 Floor Plan with the Education Zone highlighted SOLIDWORKS World 2019 Floor Plan with the Education Zone highlighted Notice something new in the SOLIDWORKS World 2019 Partner Pavilion? This year, SOLIDWORKS Education is proud to present the Education Zone Product Showcase. What does the future of 3D design look like? Come marvel at the variety of versatile products designed in SOLIDWORKS from the world of higher learning—from high schools to university engineering programs.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
19 days ago
SOLIDWORKS World 2019 Wednesday, February 13, is the last day of SOLIDWORKS 2019 and SOLIDWORKS Education has pulled out all the stops! It’s Student Day, where students aged 17 and under and their teachers can attend the conference for free! Along with our other awesome sessions, we have a Life After School discussion panel and a Student Job Fair specifically for college and university students planned! Don’t miss out on the learning and networking opportunities below!
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
20 days ago
SOLIDWORKS World 2019 SOLIDWORKS World 2019 is coming up fast, and SOLIDWORKS Education has some fascinating and fun sessions lined up for students and educators. Let’s start things off with the Education & Research sessions scheduled for the first full day of the conference: Monday, February 11. Learn more about our sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday, aka Student Day, and be sure to check out the Education Zone Product Showcase in the Partner Pavilion! Perform at a Higher Level Through
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
24 days ago
Part One: Making a Maker Lab Jackie Tan Jackie Tan The background of my phone call with Jackie Tan was filled with the soft whirring of 3D printers. In the South Tahoe Middle School Maker Lab, the first dedicated makerspace in its school district, Jackie has four Flashforge Finder 3D printers constantly printing her students’ creations. Jackie has managed something incredible: she’s made a STEM and Maker program viable by applying for tens of thousands of dollars in grants, leading to more
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 month ago
Lucas Crupi This post was written by Neeta Sharma, Account Manager at Javelin, a Preferred SOLIDWORKS Educational Reseller. Lucas Crupi is a CERTIFIED SOLIDWORKS EXPERT (CSWE) at the age of 15. While most young people are getting through exams, or playing Fortnight, Lucas was preparing to write the highest level of SOLIDWORKS certification exam. He is the youngest person to achieve this level of certification, in the world and in the history of certification exams.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 month ago
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
3 months 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
4 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
8 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
9 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
10 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
10 months ago