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 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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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.

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.

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 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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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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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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.

SOLIDWORKS 2019 Technology Preview – Part 2

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Day 2 at SOLIDWORKS World brings the second installment of the skit, and finds Megan in search of the reclusive Mark Schneider. Support for VR in SOLIDWORKS. Design New Features News Sneak Peek SOLIDWORKS SOLIDWORKS 2019 SOLIDWORKS World 2018 SWW18 VR

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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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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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?


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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.

Dassault Systèmes launches SOLIDWORKS 2018 for 3D design and engineering

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3D Printing Industry recently attended the launch of SOLIDWORKS 2018. The new release of the 3D design and engineering software aims to integrate design into the manufacturing process. 3D Software 3DEXPERIENCE Dassault systemes solidworks SOLIDWORKS 2018 SOLIDWORKS CAMWith a simplified product development workflow, Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) believes users with be able to innovate faster with improved business outcomes.

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?

SOLIDWORKS Design Analysis is NOT just for Experts anymore

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SOLIDWORKS design analysis provides the greatest benefits when implemented very early in the design cycle because that’s when it is easiest and most cost-effective to make design changes. When analysis is performed in conjunction with solid modeling, design engineers can leverage analysis results to fix, improve, or optimize designs. Using SOLIDWORKS design analysis as part of conceptual design. Design Analysis Class.

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

Why the SOLIDWORKS Community is So Passionate

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The SOLIDWORKS community consists of users, partners, resellers and employees, but no one is more spirited than our User Groups. To learn about all the cool tools SOLIDWORKS offers. Click here to find your local User Group, or plan to attend one of the upcoming SOLIDWORKS User Summits

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.

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.

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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.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Design Automation

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Design Automation caters to various types of user experience. As the system design increases in complexity, users can then leverage automation features available within the software. Learn more about SOLIDWORKS Electrical.

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.

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 Industrial Design: Bringing Ideas to Life

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I am very passionate about mechanical design, but take every chance I get to be creative. A few weeks ago I began my internship at SOLIDWORKS. One of my first tasks was to build a creative design using SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer (SWID). SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Design: New Name, New Innovations

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At all SOLIDWORKS World conferences, we make many significant announcements and this year no different. Last year we announced SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual , our first design solution based on the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

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.

How to Design Plastic Parts with Intent

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Communication between the part designer and mold designer is crucial to keep the tool design and build on schedule. See picture below showing the new design methods using SOLIDWORKS. A disadvantage of no communication between designers is a good share of lost time.

PDM for All: SOLIDWORKS Electrical to PDM Connector

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Though electrical engineers work in a totally different way than mechanical engineers, today’s complex design projects require tighter integration between the two disciplines. Different types of engineers typically work differently.

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