3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Comes of Age

The traditional workplace took a huge hit this year. Displaced office workers found themselves working from home, struggling with VPN or Remote Desktop connections and wondering how they could work effectively as a team to design and produce products while not in the same physical location as their co-workers. Collaborating…Read More

3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 Call For Papers is Now Open

As many of you know  3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 will be an international virtual event.  While some of you may be sad that we don’t get to meet face-to-face, we also have a tremendous opportunity to extend our SOLIDWORKS user connection globally – with no physical limits!  Imagine the vast audience you can…Read More

Building the Design Platform of the Future

As most of you are probably aware, we have introduced a new cloud-based, design-to-manufacturing portfolio called 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS. We know this makes some of you a little uneasy, as you see it as a replacement of your beloved SOLIDWORKS. I am here to tell you that is simply not true.…Read More

Explore Simulation-Driven Design

Designing products for real-world applications, big and small, requires testing and validation. With 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS you can design, simulate, adjust, and validate all on one platform. Want to learn how? On Monday, October 5, tune in to Exploring 3DEXPEREINCE WORKS Live and discover how 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS combines SOLIDWORKS and SIMULIA…Read More

New Apps: 3DStory and 3DSketch

The cloud-based Collaborative Business Innovator apps on the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform enable you to advance projects with your co-workers, suppliers, and even customers in a single secure environment from home, on the road, or from the office without the hassles of accessing VPN lines or Remote Desktop connections. Even better, the…Read More

Create Production-Ready Sheet Metal Designs with Powerful Browser-based Solution

Have you ever considered how many types of products contain sheet metal components? It is a vital component of electronics, computers, furniture, appliances, and more. Parts are designed in 3D but are typically produced or manufactured from a flat sheet. Therefore, the tie between 2D and 3D is critical to…Read More

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2021

We are excited to share with you some of the many exciting enhancements being delivered in SOLIDWORKS 2021 that will increase your productivity and help you not just get to market faster, but smarter. We can’t cover all the new features and enhancements in one blog, but here are a…Read More

Explore 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Live

Working remotely can be tough. 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS makes it easier. Real-time data is stored in one place, making connecting and collaborating with teammates and outside stakeholders both simple and secure. Our 3DEXPERIENCE experts are ready to take you on a high-level journey through the functionality of 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS and show…Read More

Introducing Fluid Dynamics Engineer

Liquid and gas flows can have profound effects on the performance of designs. The earlier you can understand these effects, the better you can adapt your design to either mitigate or enhance them. For many industries, design is all about maximizing efficient fluid flow for cooling or processing, for others…Read More

More Than120k People Have Watched xDesign Automate This (Formerly) Manual Table Saw

So, what kind of learner are you? Do you know? It’s something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately, actually. Our 2-year-old daughter seems like she’s only stimulated to learn once she realizes and accepts the real-world utility of a given item. And it seems that we, into our 20s,…Read More

Intro to Metal Forming Simulation with an Explicit Solver

The 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS® Simulation portfolio includes the ability to simulate the metal-forming process. The products can be leveraged on SOLIDWORKS® models when connected to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Forming processes may include stamping, punch stretching, forging, drawing, and more. Truth be told, simulating forming processes can be a difficult task. Usually…Read More

Why Your Perfect Product is Failing?

Even if a product design hits the ideal balance of form and function, wows everyone regarding usability, and utilizes a design process that is second to none, leveraging the top technologies in the world, if no one buys it, it is a complete waste of time. It’s a risk all…Read More

How to Improve SOLIDWORKS Designs Even More with Structural FEA

The 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS Simulation portfolio provides a comprehensive structural analysis solution for evaluating how your product may behave in real life. Optimize your product to increase its performance or use simulation for guiding engineering decisions throughout the design process—all while saving the time and expense of building prototypes. To participate…Read More

Guided Simulation with Structural Performance Engineer

For new users, setting up simulations can require a bit of a learning curve. For more experienced users, knowing when all required steps have been successfully completed can help ensure a simulation is ready to be solved, thereby increasing efficiency. The Structural Performance Engineer role (part of the 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS…Read More

Horsepower in the Cloud

Some engineers reasonably argue that browser-based CAD systems (on the cloud) cannot compete against desktop systems. But is that actually true? Traditional desktop CAD systems typically require serious CPU and GPU. Installs are large and upgrades are non-trivial. Browser-based CAD systems have been on the rise, especially for small project…Read More

3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Roles – How are They Similar or Different than SOLIDWORKS Desktop?

3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Role(s) were launched and made available for purchase in July. If you are an existing SOLIDWORKS user or someone who is very familiar with SOLIDWORKS, you may wonder what are they and how are they different from SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD packages? With today’s post, I want to address these…Read More

Students Experiment with the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

To check out the collaboration features of the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, Nathan, Wallace, and I, three interns at Dassault Systèmes  SOLIDWORKS®, devised and created a robotic arm that could play four different sports. We used Project Planner to create an overall plan and assigned precise tasks for each of us. My…Read More

Improving Productivity with Simulation

Last week, we wrapped up the simulation webinar series. The webinar topic was on Topology Optimization displaying the technology available on SOLIDWORKS Simulation Desktop as well as showing a collaborative workflow with the cloud-based solutions for subdivision modeling (Sub-D) as well as for design guidance! All in the context of…Read More

DraftSight Connected to the Cloud

DraftSight Beta, a powerful and intuitive way to create, edit, and view DWG files, was launched in June 2010. Nine months and over 400,000 downloads later, the product moved to general availability in February 2011. Today DraftSight has been downloaded millions of times and customers continue to switch to DraftSight…Read More