Attention Modeling Maniacs: Don’t Miss Model Mania at SOLIDWORKS World 2019

The Solidworks Blog

Back for its 20th year Model Mania® will once again be the place to be to prove you have the SOLIDWORKS modeling skills to top them all. Here’s how it works: First, go the Model Mania booth in the back of the Partner Pavilion, where you are first given a 2D drawing of a part.

SOLIDWORKS Next Top Modeler Previews SOLIDWORKS 2018

The Solidworks Blog

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.

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Empower the Model-Based Enterprise with SOLIDWORKS MBD 2019

The Solidworks Blog

Model-Based Definition (MBD) is a journey. Defining product and manufacturing information (PMI) on 3D models rather than 2D drawings is just a start. MBD needs to catch up on both the authoring and consumption sides, which is why SOLIDWORKS MBD 2019 focuses on the following key aspects.

Showcasing Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) Workflows at SOLIDWORKS World 2018

The Solidworks Blog

Model-based manufacturing with embedded annotations on 3D models. To empower your similar smart manufacturing strategies, SOLIDWORKS 2018 released a portfolio of new enhancements. Let’s see how we can set up an even more awesome work cell at SOLIDWORKS World next year.

Dassault Systèmes Introduces SOLIDWORKS 2020 Release at Modeling & Simulation Conference

At SOLIDWORKS 2019 in Dallas, Dassault Systèmes revealed a lot of features the company was working on for its upcoming SOLIDWORKS 2020 release. 3D Printing 3D Printing Events 3D Software.3mf 3d simulation 3d slicing 3dexperience 3DEXPERIENCE 3D Software Platform 3DExperience platform 3DEXPERIENCE.WORKS 3mf file format Dassault Systèmes Enovia geometry new software release SIMULIA solidworks SOLIDWORKS 2020 SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE PLM Services SOLIDWORKS PDM

How SOLIDWORKS 2018 is Empowering Model-Based Enterprises (MBE)

The Solidworks Blog

As manufacturers across the globe implement Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) processes, a key question is how to measure progress and gauge success. SOLIDWORKS is here to help. The Model-Based Enterprise Vision Powered by SOLIDWORKS 2018. SOLIDWORKS Manage.

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You “Heart” 3D Models. Dr. Mac Quantz 3D Models Hearts.

The Solidworks Blog

Think back to the first time you used SOLIDWORKS. Mechanical designers and engineers love SOLIDWORKS. This is true – and it has been true for many years, but as time has gone on, the bucket of ‘SOLIDWORKS users’ has both filled and widened. Dr. Mac Quantz 3D Models Hearts.

Organic Modeling with SolidWorks

Wohlers Talk

Many people have asked me how I use SolidWorks, a popular CAD software product, to create these objects. If one looks at a honey bee, for example, its body is a very complex shape that could be a serious challenge to model as a single feature. When breaking the bees body into the head, neck, waist, and main body, each individual part is much less complex than the whole, making the object simpler to model.

How to Reverse Engineer / 3D Scan a Model into SOLIDWORKS

Javelin Tech Tips

Recently we have been receiving questions about how to 3D scan parts into SOLIDWORKS… “How do I convert a physical part into SOLIDWORKS?” ” or “we’ve lost the model file but I’ve got a physical part, how can I get it into SOLIDWORKS?”

SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD) 2015 arrived!

The Solidworks Blog

I’m pleased to announce that SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD) 2015 was released this week! Figure 2: Model based definition in SOLIDWORKS MBD 2015. Source: Chad Jackson, The 2014 State Of Model Based Enterprise Report, 2014). SOLIDWORKS MBD 3D PDF.

Creating a Model for Water Ripple Effect with SOLIDWORKS xDesign

The Solidworks Blog

As a graduate student at the Purdue School of Engineering, I was looking for an opportunity to get more hands-on industry experience and started an internship at SOLIDWORKS. Here’s my model of water ripple! Let me walk you through the design process I used in SOLIDWORKS xDesign.

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Beta is Live!

The Solidworks Blog

We are excited to announce that SOLIDWORKS® 2020 Beta is live and ready for your feedback! To get started, visit the SOLIDWORKS Beta website. Author information Mathieu Fourcade Matt is a Product Manager for SOLIDWORKS Inspection and new initiatives.

Why does my SOLIDWORKS Model appear Black?

Javelin Tech Tips

When a SOLIDWORKS model changes appearance and becomes black, the cause of the change may not be found in the display-state pane… . Red appearance, black model. This is how the same model looks with a directional light enabled: Directional Light applied.

Model Based Definition is Beyond 3D Drawings

The Solidworks Blog

A year ago, I wrote an article about How to Dimension Silhouette Edges Using SOLIDWORKS MBD. That post led to an interesting discussion about what is a 3D drawing and what is a model-based definition (MBD). It simply converts 2D annotations onto a 3D model as shown in Figure 1 (above).

SOLIDWORKS Christmas Tree Topper

Javelin Tech Tips

This year I wanted to give the old angel a refresh, so I got to work in SOLIDWORKS to come up with something that is let’s say… nicer on the eyes. Drawing inspiration from the stars, I modeled a tree topper that is much more contemporary.

Organizing the Annotation Folder in SOLIDWORKS MBD

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS MBD (model-based design/definition) has some new Annotation organizational features for the 2020 release. SOLIDWORKS MBD Annotation. SOLIDWORKS strives best with bi-lateral communication between the graphics area and the design tree information.

SOLIDWORKS 2017 A First Look – Parts & Features – Model Display #SOLIDWORKS

Michael Lord

SOLIDWORKS 2017 is out of Beta and Pre-release PR1 is now available to download, The SOLIDWORKS 2017 website is live with information and videos of the highlighted features. SolidWorks SOLIDWORKS 2017 Beta Review SOLIDWORKS 2017. SOLIDWORKSThe […].

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Unlock MySolidWorks Professional When you Buy SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

MySolidWorks is the online hub for over a million SOLIDWORKS users worldwide, and tens of thousands of users use it every day to learn something new about SOLIDWORKS, to connect with peers in the SOLIDWORKS community, or prepare for their certification exams.

SOLIDWORKS for Newbies – Modeling

Jeff's Tool Shed

As with so many aspects of SOLIDWORKS, there is no one way to go from a blank screen to having a designed solid in it. The post SOLIDWORKS for Newbies – Modeling appeared first on Jeff's Tool Shed. Instructional SolidWorks Community models SolidWorks

Introducing SOLIDWORKS Extended Reality

The Solidworks Blog

Introducing SOLIDWORKS Extended Reality (XR) – a method to bring your SOLIDWORKS CAD data to life, virtually – empowering you with the future of design and engineering. Do you feel limited by reviewing your 3D model on a 2D computer screen? Now you can with SOLIDWORKS XR!

SOLIDWORKS MBD 2020 Compound Hole Callouts

Javelin Tech Tips

A long awaited feature we desperately needed was a fix on the hole callouts in SOLIDWORKS MBD (model based definition). New for SOLIDWORKS MBD 2020 are hole callouts and not only that but compound hole callouts. SOLIDWORKS MBD Hole Callout. SOLIDWORKS Hole Pattern.


The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS xDesign is arguably the most hotly anticipated addition to the SOLIDWORKS portfolio for many years. It has been shown at various stages of development at previous SOLIDWORKS Worlds but 2019 is the year it will be available commercially.

Perform Static Analysis on your models with SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS Simulation static analysis includes many amazing capabilities and there are always questions about what types of simulation and elements can SOLIDWORKS Simulation handle? If you’re working with solid models there are a vast list of tools that make validating a breeze!

Freeform Modeling in SOLIDWORKS Industrial Design

The Solidworks Blog

Conceptual design of stylized products often starts with hand sketches, and may involve several disconnected software applications for sketching, surface modeling, and sharing the concepts with others. SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer generates freeform shapes with C2 curvature continuity.

Unveiling SOLIDWORKS 2020: Built for Speed with Streamlined Workflows

The Solidworks Blog

Today is an exciting day at SOLIDWORKS as we roll out the highly anticipated release of SOLIDWORKS® 2020. This release focuses specifically on the following areas: Improved Performance – SOLIDWORKS 2020 has greatly improved the performance, allowing you to work more efficiently.

CAD Tip: Model with All Features!

Great tip from @robcohee from twitter: Model the same part using different techniques. Design and Manufacturing 3D Autodesk CAD CATIA PTC Siemens Solidworks TipsExtrude, Revolve, Sweep and Loft. Let me know what you think. Love your feedback!

SOLIDWORKS 2018 – The Preview – SOLIDWORKS NEXT top modeler #SOLIDWORKS #SWW17

Michael Lord

The most highly anticipated segment of the General Session at SOLIDWORKS World would have to be the teasers of the next years SOLIDWORKS release! SolidWorks SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2017Always entertaining and fast moving! The […].

Comparing Drawing-based and Model-based Workflows at Aker Solutions

The Solidworks Blog

He has been driving the Model-Based Definition (MBD) implementation at Aker along with a team of engineers in the past several years. The recent development of model-based definition (MBD) certainly caught our attention.

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Technology Preview: SOLIDWORKS 2020

The Solidworks Blog

In fact, this topic is so popular that the 2019 edition of the Technology Preview Skit found a new home at SOLIDWORKS World to better facilitate both the LIVE and ONLINE audiences. Outside of the command, the Section View updates with rotation of the model but is not affected by zooming.

Retain PMI and Design Intent when you translate CAD Models into SOLIDWORKS with ELYSIUM

Javelin Tech Tips

Got a lot of CAD models and drawings to translate into SOLIDWORKS format? At SOLIDWORKS World 2018, a Dassault Systèmes team [who brought us SOLIDWORKS as we know it] out of Germany presented an impressively powerful CAD translation solution called ELYSIUM !

Interact with SOLIDWORKS models using Virtual Reality or Mixed Reality?

Javelin Tech Tips

This means you need a big clear space to, for example, examine a scale model of a car. Mixed Reality on the other hand, will overlay the car model in your real life room, keeping you aware of what is going on around you. Hololens with SOLIDWORKS model hologram.

SOLIDWORKS World 2018 “Shop Floor” Implementing MBD with SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

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.

SOLIDWORKS Section View makes my model appear hollow?

Javelin Tech Tips

If you’ve used the SOLIDWORKS Section View tool and noticed that your model appears hollow, similar to a surface body, this has to do with the Section Cap options. With this deselected, the cut “surface” is not shown so you can see inside your model.

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Showcasing Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) Workflows at SOLIDWORKS World 2018

The Solidworks Blog

Model-based manufacturing with embedded annotations on 3D models. To empower your similar smart manufacturing strategies, SOLIDWORKS 2018 released a portfolio of new enhancements. Let’s see how we can set up an even more awesome work cell at SOLIDWORKS World next year.


CATI Tech Notes

One of the coolest features of SOLIDWORKS has to be its ability to re-use sketch and feature dimensions in the drawing or detailing environment of the software. Drawings General Info Maximizing SolidWorks Performance SolidWorks

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Hardware Recommendations

Javelin Tech Tips

Here is an overview of our current recommended SOLIDWORKS 2020 hardware. SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2020: NVIDIA Quadro P4000/5000 or AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200/9100. File Storage : SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard or SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional. support ended with SOLIDWORKS 2018 SP5.

SOLIDWORKS xShape – Where Possibility Really Does Take Form

The Solidworks Blog

This year at SOLIDWORKS World you will find out about an exciting new SOLIDWORKS product for free-form, subdivision (Sub-D) modeling called SOLIDWORKS xShape. SOLIDWORKS xShape is a browser-based subdivision modeling tool from SOLIDWORKS.

SolidWorks in the Cloud? Onshape CAD Modeling Launches Public Beta

3D Printing Industry

I received an email today from Nancy Yi Liang, of Amazon (née MixeeLabs), with the subject line “Onshape Launches, SolidWorks in the cloud?” Three years in the making, Onshape is, it would seem, SolidWorks for the modern era. By Michael Molitch-Hou.

Importing Exploded Views into SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS Composer is a great way to create documentation based on SOLIDWORKS models. This is no longer the case, as importing exploded views in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020 is now possible! Import Options when Opening a SOLIDWORKS Model.

SOLIDWORKS xDesign Launch Announced at SOLIDWORKS World 2018

The Solidworks Blog

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.

Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2019: Interference Detection for Multi-Body Parts Modeling

Modern Tech

SOLIDWORKS 2019 offers some incredible features. This is great for most modeling workflows because it helped show potential collisions or interference in complicated assemblies, but it was also an important tool for multi-body parts and thanks to the 2019 upgrade we can now handle this.

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SOLIDWORKS 2018: How Great Designs Get Built

The Solidworks Blog

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.

Origin’s CheckMate for SOLIDWORKS Embraces the Model-Based Enterprise

The Solidworks Blog

The evolution of the Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) has gone beyond the concept stage and is being implemented by many companies in the aerospace and automotive industries as well as others. The CMM program is automatically generated, graphically represented and verified on the model.

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