The SOLIDWORKS Grand Challenge: Everyone is a Creator

As the COVID-19 pandemic raged on during 2020, SOLIDWORKS employees, like most office workers, worked remotely. Faced with an inability to see one another and a dearth of creative outlets, company executives tried to think of a way for employees to connect and build something together. A collaborative project that…Read More

Coming to 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021: American Chopper Star Designer Jason Pohl Joins SOLIDWORKS as an “Industrial Design Champion”

A few years ago a prominent industrial designer told me that SOLIDWORKS is to Industrial Design what a chainsaw is to ice sculpting, “everyone knows that a chainsaw can cut a tree, but very few know that is an effective tool for ice sculpting.” This has been true for many…Read More

That Arm Will Cost You an Arm and a Leg

Easton LaChappelle created his first animatronic robotic hand for an eighth-grade science fair project. People readily related to the movements of a hand with fingers made from electrical tubing hooked up to fishing-line tendons powered by simple, small motors from model airplanes. After that science fair, LaChappelle came up with…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

Join Us for SOLIDWORKS Live to Hear about 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Offers

On Thursday, July 16th @ 11AM EST we will be hosting an exciting SOLIDWORKS Live event to introduce 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS. This new set of design-focused solutions will enable design teams to collaborate with key stakeholders in real time so they can quickly gain the insight needed to get innovative products…Read More

House of Design Brings Manufacturing Back to the USA

As a kid watching the animated sitcom The Jetsons, Ryan Okelberry found the idea of robots and other whimsical devices doing pretty much everything, including combing hair and brushing teeth, very cool. These days, as COO of one of the fastest-growing tech companies in the country, he and fellow mechanical…Read More