Brush up on your SOLIDWORKS skills at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021!

With 130 amazing classes, you will find super helpful SOLIDWORKS sessions with plenty of tips from seasoned users and SOLIDWORKS technical experts as well as how-tos on all the products in the 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio. Author informationRead More

The Most Engineering Technology You’ve Seen Jammed into 13 Minutes

As 2020 came to a close, it’s fair to say it was a year defined by both its difficult challenges and inventive solutions. Its lasting effects remain to be seen, though some seem more predictable at the current moment than others. One large shift we saw, partially due to necessity,…Read More

Get Inspired: 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 Speaker Lineup Announced

This year’s 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 will be an all-virtual event, which means anyone anywhere can tune in and get inspired by this year’s stellar lineup of speakers. This year’s speakers represent many different industries and come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Translation: there will be something of interest for…Read More

Where can animation families find resources and community in 2021?

Since 1952, The Animation Guild (IATSE local 839) has represented animation artists, writers and technicians. The Guild functions as a traditional labor organization — it negotiates wage minimums and improved working conditions such as employer-paid pension and health benefits, and acts as an advocate for its members. The Guild’s goal…Read More

Securing The Future of STEM Empowerment: This is Techwuman

One of my biggest excitements when we created the SOLIDWORKS Champions Program was that we’d be able to open previously locked doors to closer engagement with some of our most fascinating, skilled, certified, and involved users in industry from all around the world. When it comes to Melissa Ahmed and…Read More

3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 Technical Sessions: Champion-Approved

You find a quiet area in the concourse. You shuffle through your backpack in search of your 3DEXPERIENCE World event program. Your eyes scan the user agenda section for the upcoming time slot. You’re careful to ensure the next session touches on either 3D Sculptor (containing xShape) or SOLIDWORKS assembly design…Read More

Coming to 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021: TITANS of CNC Partners with SOLIDWORKS

“Scientists study the world as it is, engineers create the world that never has been,” said the late Theodore von Karman, a mathematician, aerospace engineer and a physicist. Many of the things we see around us—from a simple chair to skyscrapers or even the most complex surgical robot—all require modern…Read More

Unity for Humanity: The Rare Impact Challenge

Today, we’re opening a challenge for immersive experiences that address mental health and wellbeing. Unity Social Impact develops partnerships that align with our program values to offer more ways to support impact-driven experiences. This is why we are so thrilled to announce that the Rare Impact Challenge – created through…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

SLUGME 5 – The SOLIDWORKS Largest User Group Meeting Ever

Whether you attend an in-person SWUGN meeting or a virtual one, you can expect to learn valuable tips and tricks about SOLIDWORKS and network with other users. Author informationRead 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

User-Generated SOLIDWORKS Certification Training is Changing the Game

“I am a student trying to democratize SOLIDWORKS education,” reads the “About” tab for SolidWorks Lucas, Lucas Crupi’s YouTube channel. Lucas is well known within in the SOLIDWORKS community. When he was 15-years-old, he became one of the youngest Certified SOLIDWORKS Experts (CSWE) in the world. Now, with his 17th…Read More

Unite Now is back, with even more content!

We’re bringing back Unite Now, with more sessions, demos, and new shows. Dive into Unite Now year-round to join us for live sessions or watch sessions on-demand, starting October 13. Back in April, as more events were shifting to be virtual experiences, we launched Unite Now, as a free series…Read More

New SOLIDWORKS Professional API Exam Now Available

A new SOLIDWORKS Professional API exam is now available! SOLIDWORKS API is usually one of the top two most requested exam topics when we have surveyed users. This exam was developed for users who have gone through a SOLIDWORKS API training course and has a good understanding of how to automate SOLIDWORKS…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