When to use 2D Simplification for SOLIDWORKS Thermal Simulation Studies

Javelin Tech Tips

Utilizing the 2D simplification method reduces the size of your SOLIDWORKS simulation thermal studies drastically and allows you to use a more refined mesh in order to achieve more accurate results. SOLIDWORKS Simulation SOLIDWORKS Thermal Simulation

Cleaning up our oceans with simulation

3D Perspectives

CLEANING UP OUR OCEANS WITH SIMULATION. Bénédicte Dommergues, a modeling engineer at The Ocean Cleanup, presented their achievements with XFlow at the 2017 XFlow User Conference held in Madrid, Spain. BRUNO SAINTE-ROSE, Lead Computational Modeler, The Ocean Cleanup.

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: Designer to Analyst

The Solidworks Blog

Today, simulation has become a tool used throughout the product development process. Well, simulation became accessible to those without PhDs and computers grew more powerful. Using simulation tools in design isn’t just about validating an idea – it’s about powering innovation.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation: Kaiju vs. Mech

The Solidworks Blog

This December, the irresistible force meets the immovable object. It’s Kaiju vs. Mech in a winner-take-all battle pitting a massive monster head to head against a giant machine…and it’s going down in SOLIDWORKS Simulation.

My Highlights of SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: the New Toplogy Study

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 introduces a new study type, the Topology Study, which enables designers and engineers to develop innovative minimum mass components. The post My Highlights of SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: the New Toplogy Study appeared first on The SOLIDWORKS Blog.

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10 Reasons why EVERY Design Engineer needs SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. Engineering Fluid Dynamics (EFD) is a new breed of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software that enables mechanical engineers to simulate fluid flow and heat transfer applications with powerful, intuitive, and accessible 3D tools.

SOLIDWORKS 2016 Simulation Motion Tips

CATI Tech Notes

SOLIDWORKS 2016 Simulation Motion Tips. Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Kansas City SOLIDWORKS User Group meeting. The presentation that night was on Simulation Motion 101 and was given to us by Hari Padmanabhan from SOLIDWORKS.

Senses and Sensibility: Putting the Consumer at the Center of Simulation and Design

3D Perspectives

The more responsive you can be to those needs, the more successful you will be in meeting them—or even anticipating the “next best thing” and innovating ahead of your competition. Consumer Goods & Retail Consumer Goods and Retail simulation SIMULIA

Meet the Product Definition Team: Blake Reeves

The Solidworks Blog

They meet face-to-face with SOLIDWORKS customers to discuss what’s working, what isn’t, and what they would like to see in the future. You can also find the team at your local user group meetings , and at SOLIDWORKS World 2016 in Dallas, Texas.

SOLIDWORKS Meets Eaton's Ephesus: Relighting the Game

The Solidworks Blog

The transition from chips to producing fixtures was made using SOLIDWORKS to help with the fixture designs and SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation for thermal analysis. Walt’s done a great job at showing them different models and modeling techniques.”

Meet the Product Definition Team: Jeff Niederman

The Solidworks Blog

They meet face-to-face with SOLIDWORKS customers to discuss what’s working, what isn’t, and what they would like to see in the future. Meet the man who jumps through fire, literally. Who decides What’s New in SOLIDWORKS?

New Advancements in 3D Printing Medical Models


Translating medical images into tangible, visual 3D printed models has proved to assist surgeons and other medical practitioners, educate patients, train students and plan procedures. Custom Anatomical Models. BioMimics : Bringing Medical Models to Life.

AM Medical Creates Timely Forum Where Medicine and Technology Meet to Transform Lives

Additive Manufacturing

Fernandez-Miranda will present a case study at AM Medical about how he and his team used 3D modeling and virtual reality to plan a recent life-saving surgery to remove a brain tumor from a two-year-old boy.

The Intersection of Style and Software: Meet Anouk Wipprecht’s 3D-Printed Spider Dress


The Spider Dress simulates a spider’s territorial instincts by using robotic arms that react according to data it picks up from motion and respiration sensors. In a way, it should be part of any 3D modeling software as final checkup before files go out to print.

Simufact to Introduce Third Generation of its Metal Additive Manufacturing Simulation Software

Additive Manufacturing

Multiple Parts: Simultaneous Simulation of Multiple Parts in the Build Space. Thereby, the software is now available for simulations on Linux computers for instance on high performance Linux clusters. Users can also compare simulation results and reference models (e.g.,

Fashion Meets 3D Printing – An Overview of Anouk Wipprecht’s Amazing Tech Dresses


The Spider Dress simulates the territorial instincts of a spider by using robotic arms that react according to data they pick up from motion and respiration sensors. Anouk Wipprecht is a rising star in the emerging field of tech fashion – a combination of fashion design and engineering.

Behind the data: Using information intelligence to understand and drive innovation

3D Perspectives

Data plays a critical role in meeting consumer expectations and desires centered on the personalized experiences a product delivers. Because we are in a virtual world, not only can we do data-driven prediction, but we can do simulation-driven prediction.

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Simufact to Launch Process Simulation Software Solution for Metal Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

Hamburg, Germany, September 9, 2016 – Simufact Engineering , an MSC Software company and expert in manufacturing process simulation, has announced the launch of Simufact Additive , a ground-breaking new software solution for the simulation of metal additive manufacturing processes.

Surgical Simulation on 3D Printed Brains Improves Outcomes

Additive Manufacturing

Their on-going study, which focuses on specifically undertaking the task of saving a patient experiencing a brain aneurysm, will compare 3D printing against traditional training methodologies such as cadavers (human, animal), foam models, and other conventional practices.

Snow Tire Simulation: Where the Virtual Rubber Meets the Road

The Solidworks Blog

It turns out that SIMULIA’s FEA simulation software is used by nearly every tire manufacturer in the world to simulate realistic tire performance such as inflation, rolling resistance, noise, tire-road contact, hydroplaning and even behavior of the tire during anti-lock braking!

EMO 2017: Simufact to Present Process Simulation Solutions for Machine Tool Makers and Mold Makers

Additive Manufacturing

Hamburg, Germany, September 11, 2017 –At this year´s EMO , Simufact – an MSC software company – will be presenting their process simulation solutions aiming at tool and mold makers. Forming simulation of a fork – Otto Vollmann GmbH & Co. Improving die life by simulation.

InFocus Energy Services uses SOLIDWORKS to design and test its industry-changing oilfield tools

Javelin Tech Tips

The grandest of business opportunities can begin with a single SOLIDWORKS model – a prototype that changes everything for a company, its customers, and an industry. It’s the basis for everything we do: modelling, simulation, flow analysis, renderings.

Meet Designer Desmond Chan and His Collection of 3D Printed Precious Metal Jewelry Inspired by Salvador Dali


At this point, I decided to use my 3D modeling skills to build a star-shaped pendant and used 3D printing technology to make it in sterling silver. I use Autodesk Maya to build my jewelry models.

Catching Up with Alex Clark from Linus Tech Tips

The Solidworks Blog

Watch how Alex and Linus from Linus Tech Tips recently used SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation to test the cooling of a Peltier module. When Alex thinks back to when he came aboard, he remembers reading that “they were looking for writers who know 3D modeling and like making things.”

Classic Car Meets Future Technology: VW Caddy Fitted with 3D-Printed Front-End Structure

Additive Manufacturing

In this joint development project known as 3i-PRINT , the involved companies covered every development step of the process, from design, simulation, optimization and manufacturing to post production of the part. About Modell- und Formenbau Blasius Gerg GmbH.

Patient-Specific 3D Printed Models Help Plastic Surgeons Plan and Perform Rhinoplasty

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

At the time, Jennet was so embarrassed by his face he refused to go to a local hospital to meet Dr. Tal Dagan, an Associate Adjunct Surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Unlike a standard implant, the device was created using sample models taken from the noses of the patient’s close family members to recreate the most natural and culturally appropriate graft. Healthcare 3d printed medical models

Wohlers Associates and America Makes Offer Course on Design for Additive Manufacturing for Managers and Executives

Additive Manufacturing

The October 24, 2019 course will follow the two-day Members Meeting and Exchange (MMX) held at America Makes’ headquarters in Youngstown, Ohio. The course also covers lattice/mesh structures, the important of DfAM rules and guidelines, and distortion modeling and simulation.

Altair Introduces a Disruptive New Licensing Model for the solidThinking Software Suite

Additive Manufacturing

solidThinking units are a market-first licensing model providing on-demand flexibility to access Altair’s entire simulation-driven design portfolio on the desktop and in the cloud.

Water Cooling an 8K Camera with Linus Tech Tips

The Solidworks Blog

This is a project the team at Linus Tech Tips (>10M subscribers) worked extremely hard on, and one that was powered by our Simulation solutions here at SOLIDWORKS. They began by 3D modeling their concept for the heat sinks.

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Stratasys Introduces BioMimics – Highly Realistic, 3D Printed Models of Human Anatomy for Physician Training and Medical Device Testing

Additive Manufacturing

Engineered in conjunction with top researchers and manufacturers, service initially includes fully-functional bone and heart models – with vascular structures expected in early 2018. True-to-life anatomical structures: A pedicle screw driven into 3D printed model of a patient’s spine.

Patent Trending: Cambridge Design Partnership Blazing Trail in Product Design with SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

After receiving a brief, SOLIDWORKS allows CDP to rapidly create CAD models and 3D prints of its initial concepts. CDP uses SOLIDWORKS to present ideas to clients and tweak CAD models in real time. You may not know about Cambridge Design Partnership yet.

Personalizing Orthopedics for Long-Term Success

3D Perspectives

Their goal is to transform the planning and execution of orthopedic surgeries and treatment with innovative ideation, modeling and simulation. 3DexperienceLab 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Digital Orthopaedics patient care personalized medicine simulation

Exclusive – Stratasys Direct Manufacturing at the Forefront of Additive Manufacturing in Medicine

Additive Manufacturing

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing , based in Valencia, California, and a division of Stratasys , provided 3D printed brain, skull and aneurysm models to the St. Unlike cadavers, 3D printed anatomical models can be ordered on-demand, customized to a specific patient to represent unique conditions.

Design Assemblies with Moving Parts Easily with SOLIDWORKS Motion

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS Motion is fully integrated with SOLIDWORKS Simulation analysis software so engineers can design, simulate, and analyze an assembly in a single, seamless operation. SOLIDWORKS Simulation reads motion loads directly from SOLIDWORKS Motion database.

Jack Meyer Tells us How He Teaches Students to Design and Print Award Winning 3D Printed Metal Jewelry


While working as a military contractor and building 3D flight simulators, someone showed me an old library book on Ert (the 19 th century French costume jeweller).

See a Live SOLIDWORKS Presentation at the Global Petroleum Show

Javelin Tech Tips

Meeting the needs of today’s evolving oil and gas industry demands responsiveness, innovation, and accuracy. Who: Peter Kjellbotn, Simulation Product Manager, Javelin Technologies. Meet the Presenter. Peter Kjellbotn – Simulation Product Manager.

SOLIDWORKS Skills Help Eric Spendlove Make Entertainment Spectacles Come to Life

The Solidworks Blog

As Spendlove puts it, “There was always a demand, a need, for what I could do, and I was always interested in learning how to use new tools to meet that need. The Man behind the Magic.

Siemens is Building a Swarm of 3D Printing Spider Robots With a Hive Mind

3D Printer

Meet SiSpis, a new army of robots spiderlings being developed by Siemens. 3D Modeling Future 3D Printing 3D robots Siemens SiSpisThese little robots come equipped with a hive mind mentality and a 3D printing nozzle, allowing them to establish colonies and build things on the go.

V4I Provides Advanced Assurance in Product Design and Manufacturing through Virtual Verification, Validation, and Visualization

Additive Manufacturing

Specifically, V4I delivers value-driven computation modeling and simulation solutions for research and development (R&D) of product and processes to advance cross-industry innovation and support the digital thread. “We Blairsville, Pa. October 3, 2018.

The Importance of 3D Design for (Efficient) Manufacturing

3D Innovations

A CAD file is either a digital 2D or 3D model of your product. Aside from these benefits, using CAD makes it possible to simulate the movement of a part through production processes.” ( Vista Industrial ).

Jumpstart Your Business with the SOLIDWORKS for Entrepreneurs Program

The Solidworks Blog

For early-stage companies that meet the eligibility criteria, the SOLIDWORKS Entrepreneurs program offers software, training, and co-marketing resources to help your idea become a product and your product become a business. Figure 1: Velocity Cut Plot from SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation.

How do you test your design?

The Solidworks Blog

How do you make sure it will indeed meet its requirements? You might outsource testing or simulation to external companies. What is the cost and how do you iterate between your design team and the external team to implement the insight provided by simulation?

SOLIDWORKS World Partner Pavilion Preview Part III

The Solidworks Blog

Leading up to SOLIDWORKS World 2017, we’re going to publish a handful of blog posts featuring some of the excellent exhibitors you can meet in the Partner Pavilion. Here are four companies you can meet in person and talk 3D Printing, CAM, Security, and Simulation.