Testing an Anti-Shark Cage in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

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I was a remorseless machine that would stop at nothing to feed my hunger for shark-related books, documentaries and movies (especially one particular film set in the fictional town of Amity). Naturally, these movies and books would influence many aspects of my life.

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How accurate is FEA and CFD simulation?

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A question I have been asked throughout the years when presenting Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to many companies is: How accurate is FEA and CFD simulation? SOLIDWORKS Simulation (FEA) validation example. Design SOLIDWORKS CFD FEA Simulation

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Improving the Reliability of Consumer Electronics Products through Realistic Simulation

3D Perspectives

Simulation provides a cheaper and faster alternative to physical tests. It is critical to strike the right balance between physical tests and simulation during product development. Not all simulation tools are created equal.

Designing a Metal Detector with SOLIDWORKS and EMS Simulation software

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For an engineer, several design factors need to be considered before this concept can be made into a functional product and that is where SOLIDWORKS CAD and EMS Simulation software can play a vital role. Advantages of using Simulation. Metal Detector in use.

Simufact and Materialise Introduce Simulation for Metal AM Workflow

Additive Manufacturing

Materialise NV (Nasdaq: MTLS), a leading provider of Additive Manufacturing (AM) software and services, and Simufact Engineering GmbH , a leading provider of Metal AM process simulation software, announced an OEM license agreement. Frankfurt, Germany – November 15, 2017.

Microsoft Surface and SOLIDWORKS Transform how Ringbrothers Build Hot Rods

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Ringbrothers hails from small-town Wisconsin to take the keynote stage and showcase how they used SOLIDWORKS on a Surface Book 2 and Surface Studio to redesign, recreate and rebuild a 1972 AMC Javelin. Start your engines, folks.

Science Fiction Film Inspires Real-World Application of Bionic Arms

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Tilly was introduced to this product at the premiere of a film that gave inspiration to the idea from its original comic book source. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. Science fiction becomes science fact.

Microsoft Surface and SOLIDWORKS Transform how Ringbrothers Build Hot Rods

The Solidworks Blog

Ringbrothers hails from small-town Wisconsin to take the keynote stage and showcase how they used SOLIDWORKS on a Surface Book 2 and Surface Studio to redesign, recreate and rebuild a 1972 AMC Javelin. Start your engines, folks.

Can the virtual world improve mining?

3D Perspectives

Imagine a world in which you could experience anything you wanted to without risk to yourself or your pocket book? That is probably something none of us would actually do in real life, but might try if there were no risks of failure in a simulated version of reality.

Technology Trend Setters and Innovators in Aerospace: What Do They Have in Common?

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E-mail us if you’d like to book a meeting to see Morf3D, and Ecco Shoes’ innovative progress in 3D printing and certification or join Renishaw from noon – 2:00pm at our Executive Roundtable on Manufacturing Agility on Thursday, July 19.

All Eyes on Aviation: what to watch at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow

3D Perspectives

The delayed ramp-up means most of the C Series order book still lies ahead, and Airbus and Bombardier plan to set up a second C Series assembly line for U.S. Aerospace veteran, Tony Velocci, shares his view on the state of the industry and what to expect next week.

Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering – On Board with New Metallic Alloy Compositions for Additive Manufacturing (AM)

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I have to emphasize that we are not performing pure computational design for this project, instead, we will use both simulation and experiments to achieve the best design. Dr. Wei Xiong has more than 40 publications related to physical metallurgy, including 7 invited book chapters.

Transforming education and research through La Fondation

3D Perspectives

3D content, technology and simulation applications have long been used by industry for the design, engineering and manufacturing of most of the products society relies on today.

DigiFabCon Explores how tools like 3DPrinting are changing the world!

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The Festival will also feature book signings by Dale Dougherty, founder of Maker Media, and Rachel Ignotofsky author of Women in Science. For the 5th year, Fab Lab Hub is bringing together people from around the world who are using tools like lasers and 3D Printers to change their world.

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3D Academy: RobotX STEM Expo Exhibitor (Dec. 11-12, 2018)

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The emphasis of VPerch is to introduce students to the engineering design process through the virtual design (3D CAD) process where they can design and simulate (virtually test) their UROV design and analyze the results before building the physical system.

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Up in the Cloud: Technology and Weather Forecasting

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From checking take-off safety for an airline to having to cancel an outdoor sporting event, there’s genuine value in that next level of forecasting – and that’s had insurance companies reaching for their cheque books to invest in this technology.

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How Digital Twin Tech Is Helping Drive Industry

3D Perspectives

Digital twins provide highly accurate simulations that can be studied, adjusted and reconfigured with ease. Advanced twins can also simulate and recreate wear and tear for post-sale support. By Cameron Wilson and Jason Compton. Digital twins are reshaping manufacturing.

Is This the Future of Mass Transport?

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So, there’s no need to book your tickets just yet. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. Our planet’s population is increasing. People are everywhere – and they all need to be somewhere else.

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Why should you join us at the 2019 Paris Air Show?

3D Perspectives

Powerful simulation allows designers to refine parts and manufacture them virtually before printing. Visit us or book a meeting. We’re looking forward to the 2019 Paris Air Show in a few weeks.

How Technology is Shaping the Future of Rugby

The Solidworks Blog

The rule book-wielding official dictates play and has a decisive role in any match – and the ref is surrounded by a suite of smart tech. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data.

How Technology Continues to Revolutionise the Film Industry

The Solidworks Blog

Long before screenings are booked and popcorn prepped, filmmakers are turning to another type of 3D to get their product made: 3D printing. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. Cinema might be over a century old.

Optimal Device: Using Tosca to Design for Different Manufacturing Processes

3D Perspectives

Tosca is as close to magic as you can get with simulation” – Rob Stupplebeen, Optimal Device. Discover how Optimal Device leverages simulation to optimize the design of the lacrosse stick head!

Optimal Device: Using Tosca to Design for Different Manufacturing Processes

3D Perspectives

Tosca is as close to magic as you can get with simulation” – Rob Stupplebeen, Optimal Device. Discover how Optimal Device leverages simulation to optimize the design of the lacrosse stick head!

Optimal Device: Using Tosca to Design for Different Manufacturing Processes

3D Perspectives

Tosca is as close to magic as you can get with simulation” – Rob Stupplebeen, Optimal Device. Discover how Optimal Device leverages simulation to optimize the design of the lacrosse stick head!

SOLIDWORKS World 2018 General Session Recap: Day One

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SOLIDWORKS Product Designer: natively developed on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, SOLIDWORKS Product Designer brings a complete set of design capabilities including Parts, Assemblies, Sheet Metal, Motion Simulation, and Drawings.

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Beyond BIM Symposium – Innovations in Geometry and Collaboration

3D Perspectives

BOOK YOUR SEAT TODAY. Design and simulation of complex civil engineering projects on the 3DEXPERIENCE. BOOK YOUR SEAT TODAY. Current practice in architectural and engineering design involves workflow methods that can have many stages and steps that challenge the efficacy and quality of the design and construction process. Unnecessary costs accrue through design collaboration delays and redesign or rework at any stage which challenges the business model of all participants.

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Manufacturing Goes on The Cloud

3D Perspectives

Whether it is a document, a process plan, a workcell simulation, or a manufacturing resource, it can be easily accessible on the cloud from the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Once hardware is purchased, it is on the books until it’s lifecycle is over. The Cloud is Everywhere.

Printing Parts: How 3D Printing Has Gone From Gimmick To Medical Marvel

The Solidworks Blog

The surgeon’s life-saving journey can be plotted before you’ve even booked your space on the operating table. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data.

Tech in the Classroom: Tomorrow’s Teaching Today

The Solidworks Blog

Take homework, for instance – no longer a paper-based chore scribbled hastily into some exercise book mere moments before deadline. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. Do you remember your school days?

See a Functional 3D-Printed Roller Coaster at SOLIDWORKS World 2019

The Solidworks Blog

While these may sound like comic book titles at first glance, they are actually the names of popular roller coasters located at amusement parks across the U.S. Invertigo. Steel Vengeance. Batman.

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Metals Fabrication Firm Uses Engineering Ingenuity to Bring Home a Silver Medal

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Now that the 2016 summer games are in the books, it’s time to gear up for the 2018 winter games with a medal-winning user story from NuQuest , a design and manufacturing firm. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data.

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Meet the Product Definition Team: Frank Ruepp

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And finally, your favorite book? Please include: your name, company, contact number, and a brief summary of what areas you’d like to discuss (Assemblies, Weldments, Sheet Metal, Drawings, Simulation, eDrawings, SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard/Professional, etc.)

Making Cities Bigger and Better

3D Perspectives

Modeling technology can simulate “what if” scenarios. By Catherine Bolgar. By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities , the United Nations Human Settlements Program forecasts.

The History of Engineering Design Tools: Engineering 4.0

The Solidworks Blog

The three pillars of the past 20 years, CAD, Simulation and Data Management will not be enough to stay ahead of the curve amid increasing competition.

Industrial Design: Many Solutions, One SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer

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Snagit, Snipping tool… Sketch book and pen. 3D Simulation tools. SOLIDWORKS Simulation, other simulation tools. Today industrial designers use many tools to get their job done.

Introducing the SOLIDWORKS World 2016 Keynote Speakers

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In addition to being a tech correspondent for CBS News, he’s also one of the world’s bestselling how-to authors, with titles in the “For Dummies” series and his own line of “Missing Manual” books. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data.

10 Ways to Reduce Product Development Costs

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS allows you to simulate interferences and collisions between moving parts, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. You can perform all sorts of simulations, right there in the design suite: linear and nonlinear static, vibration, fatigue, thermal, optimization and nonlinear dynamics.