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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
1 day 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
21 days ago
Part Three: 3D Tech Squad Takeover and Sharing a Legacy A note from one of the Jackie's students A note from one of the Jackie’s students Jackie Tan is a Maker Lab teacher at South Tahoe Middle School in South Lake Tahoe, CA. After discovering and falling in love with 3D printing, she is in the process of creating a sustainable Maker program at her middle school, and is utilizing SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids to do so. Read Part One and Part Two of her story. “So let me tell you what else I’m doing,”
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
24 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
25 days ago
Part Two: SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids Classroom in the Classroom SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids prints made by Jackie Tan's 6th graders SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids prints made by Jackie Tan’s 6th graders Jackie Tan is a Maker Lab teacher at South Tahoe Middle School in South Lake Tahoe, CA. After discovering and falling in love with 3D printing, she is in the process of creating a sustainable Maker program at her middle school, and is utilizing SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids to do so. Read Part One of her story
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
30 days ago
Want to customize your SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids creations? You can edit stickers in Style It and really make designs your own! Check out our blog throughout the winter 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
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
When you’re changing the colors of a body in SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids, it’s good to keep in mind that any stickers or painted lines won’t be erased when you add the new color. Let’s learn some tips and tricks for changing colors in the Style It app! Check out our blog throughout the winter 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
The DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE Presented By The Boeing Company Field in SOLIDWORKS Visualize The DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE Presented By The Boeing Company Field in SOLIDWORKS Visualize And we have lift off! The 2019 FIRST ® Robotics Competition, DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE Presented By The Boeing Company has officially begun, kicking off today at 10:30 on the official FIRST Twitch channel. The FIRST Robotics Competition The FIRST Robotics Competition Championships, 2018 FIRST (For Inspiration and
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 month ago
Now that we’ve mastered the Shape It app, it’s time to learn how to style models in SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids! Today we’re going to learn about adding colors to our models and really make our creations pop! Check out our blog throughout the winter 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
Letters are simple models that can help you get familiar with adding, shaping, and customizing creations. Let’s put some of the tips and tricks we’ve learned the past few months to the test and learn how to shape letters in the SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids Shape It app! Check out our blog throughout the winter 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
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
The time has come to announce the winner of the first SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge for FRC Teams! Teams had four weeks to work on their moon lander designs, and the submissions we received were out of the world! A panel of judges made up of SOLIDWORKS executives, including SOLIDWORKS CEO Gian Paolo Bassi, Director of Education Marie Planchard, Vice President of Research and Development Manish Kumar, Professional Online Solutions Senior Director Murielle Martin, and Vice President of Product
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 months ago
Pro-tip: when creating models, it’s good to start with a rough shape and add details later. With that in mind, let’s take all the tips and tricks we’ve learned so far and use the Shape It app to create an elephant 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
2 months ago
Do you wanna build a snowman? Come on, let’s go play in SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids! Everyone loves to build snowpeople once the cold weather hits. But what if you live somewhere that never gets any snow?
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 months ago
Over the past few months we’ve learned a lot of great tips and tricks for working with SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids. Now it’s time to put it all together! Today we’re going to learn how to create a rocket in the Shape It App! Check out our blog throughout the fall for more SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids How To videos.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 months 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
2 months ago
Ed Hernandez and his students with guitars they made. Image credit: Ed Hernandez Ed Hernandez and his students with guitars they made. Image credit: Ed Hernandez Ed Hernandez left a boring, unfulfilling, and well-paying job to become a high school science teacher. He teaches his students to use SOLIDWORKS and be self-sufficient, and his program at Tustin High school has had some major success stories.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 months ago
We’re reaching the moon’s orbit! The submission date for the SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge for FRC Teams is Friday, December 7. Intern Eamon made a helpful video listing the files to be included in submissions and how to submit. Teams have until December 7, 2018 to design and submit their moon landers.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 months ago
Over the past few months we’ve learned a lot of great tips and tricks for working with SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids. Now it’s time to put it all together! Today we’re going to learn how to create a dinosaur in the Shape It App! Check out our blog throughout the fall for more SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids How To videos.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 months ago
Ed Hernandez and his students Ed Hernandez and his students. Image credit: Ed Hernandez Ed Hernandez left a well-paying but unfulfilling job to become a high school science teacher. He teaches his students to use SOLIDWORKS and be self-sufficient, and his program at Tustin High school has had some major success stories. You can read Part One of Ed’s story here.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 months 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
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
3 months 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
3 months ago