SOLIDWORKS 2018: How Great Designs Get Built

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 is an exciting release that has been designed to address customer needs, including: New innovations to address the flexibility, changing, and evolving nature of product design. The ease of use and implementation is very similar to SOLIDWORKS PDM.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: Designer to Analyst

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As I meet new and experienced simulation users, the more I realize that the difference between a designer and an analyst is that the analyst knows the complexity of the analysis problem at hand, and they can describe the physics and analysis procedures required to solve it.

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WHAT IF Thomas Edison used SOLIDWORKS?

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I would figure that the patents would reach much higher numbers, as he could design and develop his ideas much quicker. He could also hire a staff of engineers and collaborate with these people on designs…in SOLIDWORKS, of course. appeared first on The SOLIDWORKS Blog.

SOLIDWORKS xDesign Mini Design Challenge: The Story Behind the Challenge – Part 1

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One of the bigger conversations at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 was around the availability of SOLIDWORKS xDesign. SOLIDWORKS xDesign, an easy-to-learn and use application, is available via a browser, making it accessible on the go–anytime, anywhere and on any device.

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From SOLIDWORKS Design to Manufacture using the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace

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SOLIDWORKS is now directly connected to the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace. Download the SOLIDWORKS add-in today here. Make is the most seamless way to get your designs produced from directly inside SOLIDWORKS.

Got Mad Design Skills? Enter SOLIDWORKS World T-Shirt Design Contest!

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Are you an avid SOLIDWORKS user? Do you have mad design skills? If you answered “yes” to any of those three questions, you need to enter the SOLIDWORKS World T-Shirt Design Contest. Create a design for the front of a t-shirt.

The Magic Behind Holywood Blockbusters Using SOLIDWORKS

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Every designer knows that careful attention to detail on their designs is important to ensure the manufacturing team can build the best product possible. What if they are just designing for the digital world? Should designers still be focused on details too?

WHAT IF Alexander Graham Bell used SOLIDWORKS?

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Back in 2014, I wrote an article asking this question of Leonardo daVinci: What if Leonardo da Vinci had SOLIDWORKS? For example, electrical and mechanical engineers currently use different tools, and hand designs back and forth using common formats.

SOLIDWORKS 2018: the Tools to Unlock Your Design Potential

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More importantly, it’s paramount that SOLIDWORKS provides these design tools on your terms. SOLIDWORKS is committed to matching your enthusiasm with the most powerful and accessible tools in the industry. If you teach a person to design, they’ll be an inventor for life.

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SOLIDWORKS xDesign Hackathon in Milan

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SOLIDWORKS xDesign Public Lighthouse Program was in full swing last few weeks through xDesign Your Way to Milan Challenge! Among the frenzied and fun-filled moments, five xDesign users made their way to participate in SOLIDWORKS xDesign hackathon.

The Dawn of the Mechatronics Product Designs

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Product performance and capabilities are evolving exponentially, design and technologies are becoming more challenging, and market/business pressure are constantly mounting. Having purpose-built collaborative tools is critical to tackling today’s complex designs.

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Kinder Design Creates Innovative Products Faster with SOLIDWORKS Premium

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At SOLIDWORKS, we love hearing stories of how our users create innovative products. In today’s customer story highlight, we introduce Kinder Design Inc. , a leading design and engineering services consulting firm based near Toronto, Canada.

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SOLIDWORKS Distributed Data Management

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With the release of SOLIDWORKS Manage the SOLIDWORKS Distributed Data Management process solution is becoming a reality for a long time SOLIDWORKS customer ENVE Composites. See the full Rachel Joyce-Ready video featured at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 here.

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Eric Beatty’s Intro to SOLIDWORKS xDesign

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Like many others, I was very excited by the announcement of SOLIDWORKS xDesign at SOLIDWORKS World 2016 in Dallas. I had played with other cloud CAD offerings but, being a diehard SOLIDWORKS user, I was holding out for its solution.

SOLIDWORKS xDesign Launch Announced at SOLIDWORKS World 2018

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On day one of SOLIDWORKS World 2018, SOLIDWORKS CEO, Gian Paolo Bassi took the stage to announce launch of SOLIDWORKS xDesign. The announcement was followed by conversation with SOLIDWORKS User Group Leader Edson Gebo.

3D Design: Inside SOLIDWORKS 2018

User-favorite SOLIDWORKS recently announced software updates to the frequently-used platform for the 2018 edition. Featured Stories 3d printing interviews Dassault Systèmes Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS DfAM Gian Paolo Bassi Kurtis Anliker simulation SIMULIA solidworks SOLIDWORKS 2018 topology optimizationWith several big themes and myriad projects bundled into these updates, a quick. View the entire article via our website.

SOLIDWORKS World 2018 “Shop Floor” Implementing MBD with SOLIDWORKS

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SOLIDWORKS is turning the spotlight on manufacturing. Parts will be manufactured and inspected from part designs produced in SOLIDWORKS 2018 complete with embedded Model Based Definition (MBD). This year’s event will feature, for the first time, a 40 x 70 ft.

Using SOLIDWORKS for Plant Layout Design

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SOLIDWORKS Plant Layout design is a breeze! Whether it’s a simple building layout or a more complex multi-building layout, SOLIDWORKS 2017 large assembly tools can help: Easily organize equipment and space with new Magnetic Mates. SOLIDWORKS Routing.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation: Mechanism Design

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Designing mechanisms is a comparatively challenging task and needs fair amount of expertise. Normally designers use past experience, existing designs or manual sketches to conclude on a working mechanism.

Palatov Motorsports Revs Up High-Performance Auto Design with SOLIDWORKS

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Palatov Motorports is a specialty car manufacturer that designs and produces high-performance cars that are primarily used on recreational tracks across the country. I design complete cars, featuring tight tolerances, from scratch by myself, and we assemble the cars with a team of four.

Taking on New Design Challenges with SOLIDWORKS

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A sudden shift to a new product or work assignment can require a designer to get up to speed on long-forgotten SOLIDWORKS functionalities that were covered in the classroom but never used. Mike Spicer, CAD Administrator at Kavlico came across SolidProfessor at SOLIDWORKS World 2012. “I

SOLIDWORKS Saves Cambridge Industrial Design from Getting in a Flap

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Successful products marry innovative answers to intuitive design. Cambridge Industrial Design knows all about that, with a varied range of illustrious clients including Fender, AGA, Philips, and Wharfedale. Who is Cambridge Industrial Design? How does SOLIDWORKS help?

Introducing 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS – Your Direct Path from SOLIDWORKS to Additive Manufacturing

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Last week at SOLIDWORKS World in Los Angeles, Suchit Jain, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Strategy and Community at SOLIDWORKS announced a new partnership with Additive Manufacturing giant, 3D Systems. Design for additive now at your fingertips.

SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge Submission – Shawn Lesley

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The fourth person we would like to profile from the SOLIDWORKS World xDesign challenge is Shawn Lesley. The Design Inspiration. Back to my design. Author information Divi Lohiya Divi is a Senior Manager, Product Portfolio Management at SOLIDWORKS.

Designing Large Assemblies Faster and More Easily with SOLIDWORKS 2017

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As designs of machinery, processes, and systems get larger and more complex, it is increasingly important to have powerful yet flexible tools for layout and assembly construction. Author information Eric Leafquist Eric is a SOLIDWORKS Senior Product Manager.

How to Work with Non-SOLIDWORKS 3D Designs

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Among the hundreds of new features and enhancements packed into SOLIDWORKS 2017 is 3D Interconnect , which enables users to to collaborate on all major proprietary CAD formats in a way similar to native SOLIDWORKS files. The pulley in Figure 1 was designed in Creo.

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DASI customer Quick Built, based in Shelby Township, MI, is seeking a qualified candidate with SOLIDWORKS experience to join their their team as a CAD designer. Job Summary The CAD designer is responsible for creating, detailing and maintaining 2D prints and … Continue reading → Job Opportunities automotive industry CAD designer machine design Shelby Township solidworks surfacing solidworks-jobs

Design Refinement in SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer

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But designs may require more detail to fully convey design intent and ensure manufacturability. In this post, we will see how SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer takes your concepts to the next level. Sometimes we have existing models we need to design around.

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SOLIDWORKS Sponsors DriveWorks World 2018

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DriveWorks design automation and online 3D CPQ for SOLIDWORKS is used by companies large and small. Each product is a SOLIDWORKS Gold Partner Product and DriveWorksXpress is already included in every license of SOLIDWORKS.

Ahoy! Captain SOLIDWORKS!

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How Dan Harper Navigated his Unique Entrepreneurial Voyage from Boat Captain to Tech CEO with SOLIDWORKS. It was this lesson and the encouragement from one of his clients, Boston entrepreneur Jeet Singh, that led the boat captain to learn how to use SOLIDWORKS ®. Captain SOLIDWORKS!

SOLIDWORKS Next Top Modeler Previews SOLIDWORKS 2018

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For the final act of SOLIDWORKS World 2017 General Session, the Product Introduction Team delivered the highly anticipated Technology Preview to show off some of the new functionality our developers are working hard to deliver in the SOLIDWORKS 2018 release.

SOLIDWORKS Helps Product Designers Joseph Joseph Scoop Queen’s Award for Enterprise

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The British product design company has landed a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise – with a little help from SOLIDWORKS. Joseph Joseph’s progressive approach to product design is outlined in an oddly entrancing article about how they reinvented the toilet brush.

Can SOLIDWORKS be used for Architectural Design?

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Can SOLIDWORKS handle Architectural Design? Yes, SOLIDWORKS has tools that can be applied to an architectural design process, and will give you more control over your architectural model: 2D-3D conversion. The post Can SOLIDWORKS be used for Architectural Design?

SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge Submission: Ethan Kinney

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The Design Inspiration. So, I designed a spice carousel that can attach under the cabinets. I had an “Aha” moment while using SOLIDWORKS xDesign when I realized that there isn’t a distinction between parts and assemblies.

Astra Rail Industries Shortens Design Cycles By Moving from 2D to SOLIDWORKS Solutions

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If you’re looking for a smoother integration and a better way to communicate throughout your company, so was Astra Rail and standardizing on SOLIDWORKS solutions was its solution. It has also been able to minimize design errors with the use of SOLIDWORKS dynamic motion and interference tools.

Learn the Essentials of PCB Design

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The SOLIDWORKS PCB Essentials eCourse is now available at MySolidWorks. The SOLIDWORKS PCB eCourse provides an easy introduction to the tools essential to the successful development of a unified design project from inception of schematic logic drawings to outputting of manufacturer files.

SOLIDWORKS Skills: The Difference Between Educated and Hirable

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Engineering students at the University of South Carolina (USC) feel so strongly about the value of SOLIDWORKS that they showed up in droves on the Saturday before finals to gain exposure to the most popular CAD tool in the industry. Ready to test drive SOLIDWORKS now?

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So you think you've designed some pretty neat stuff? Would you like to demonstrate and show off your work to other SOLIDWORKS users? Want to make some quick cash for your innovative utilization of SOLIDWORKS? SOLIDWORKS Ultimate Designer Challenge.

3D printing generative design tool from Desktop Metal makes waves at SOLIDWORKS World

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Award winning metal 3D printer developer Desktop Metal has announced Live Parts, a new generative design platform to help customers get the most out of additive manufacturing. 3D Software 3D printing design Andy Roberts CAD Celestino Soddu Dassault systemes Design for Additive Manufacturing Desktop Metal DfAM generative design Jonah Myerberg solidworks Solidworks world SOLIDWORKS World 2018 topology optimization

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SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE PLM Services provide design, engineering and business process services on the cloud. With SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE PLM Services for your CAD data, you can: Reduce development time and increased speed to market by improving productivity.