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.

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 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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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?”

Free SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition Learning Resources

The Solidworks Blog

Model-based definition (MBD) is a process shift. Therefore, besides the SOLIDWORKS MBD product, you are also assisted at MySolidWorks with 12 free* SOLIDWORKS MBD product learning modules including videos, click simulations, quizzes and sample datasets. using SOLIDWORKS MBD.

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.

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.

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).

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 !

SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD) and Engineering 4.0

The Solidworks Blog

We sat down with SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD) Product Manager Oboe Wu who is very passionate about removing 2D from the design and manufacturing process. SOLIDWORKS MBD ties into the overall “Engineering 4.0″

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.

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!

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!


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.

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.

Totally Integrated: Model Based Definition Throughout SOLIDWORKS 2018

DASI Solutions

SolidWorks World 2016 Model Mania Solution

Rants and Raves Without Rhyme or Reason

See the fastest way to model the part from the SolidWorks World 2016 Model Mania competition, and improve your modeling skills in under 5 minutes. Mark Schneider presents his solution at SolidWorks World 2016 in Dallas.

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!

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.

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 […].

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 Save, Backup, and Auto-recover Options

Javelin Tech Tips

Have you ever changed your design and couldn’t redo the changes to a previous model, so you had to start over? Then let me show you how to guarantee you are keeping your designs safe by setting up SOLIDWORKS save, backup and auto-recover settings in your system options.

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.

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 angle dimension between 3 points

Javelin Tech Tips

Learn more modeling tricks. This trick is taught in our Advanced Part Modeling class, where we explore how to modify that swept geometry so that the vertical entity, which intersects that face of the swept geometry, would be a line rather than a spline.

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.

Test the life of your models with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Fatigue Module

Javelin Tech Tips

How do you know your models will last? What happens when you need to apply a cyclic load SOLIDWORKS has the tool to do exactly that! The SOLIDWORKS Simulation Fatigue Module is available with Simulation Standard and is included in every SOLIDWORKS Simulation package.

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.

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.

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The Possible Project and SolidWorks Modeling for Total Beginners

Rants and Raves Without Rhyme or Reason

I’ve been involved in developing a curriculum to teach SolidWorks to these students who have never been exposed to CAD modeling. I developed the training presentation below, and wanted to get some feedback from the SolidWorks community.