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

ABCO Automation Shortened Design Cycles by 35 Percent with SOLIDWORKS PDM

ABCO Automation, Inc. designs and builds custom turnkey factory automation systems that enable manufacturers across the globe, including 3M, Goodyear, GE, and Coca-Cola, to overcome manufacturing challenges to achieve excellence. The company has developed a reputation for developing high-quality automation equipment to overcome difficult challenges within increasingly shorter lead times.…Read More

Nerding Out With GPUs, Visualize, and YouTube’s Linus Tech Tips

It’s summer and here in Pennsylvania, we’ve had some blazing hot days. And, in some of their recent videos, Linus Tech Tips has showcased blazing fast renderings while testing powerful GPUs using SOLIDWORKS Visualize. No, I didn’t just write this article for the purpose of writing out that intro. But…Read More

Product Information Management: The Business of Data

« Back to Blog home pageRegardless of size – you should build your business on Fusion 360. The Business Of Fusion 360 It’s safe to say that if you clicked on this post, you are probably one of the following, a business owner, manager, someone who is hoping to turn…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

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

Team HyperShock Optimizes Robot Designs for Functionality, Efficiency, and Mojo with SOLIDWORKS

Will Bales and Tyler Bond built their first battling robot when they met the minimum requirement of 12 years of age for BattleBots IQ. Their 15-pound, full-body spinner robot made from an upside-down wok was named HeiferBot for its black-and-white pattern. They won their first battle and were hooked. Bales…Read More

Collaboration In Fusion 360 | Part 2 | Impact at Every Stage

« Back to Blog home page For Managers I’ll be sharing three tools that a company of 1 to 100+ can employ in Fusion 360 that will increase productivity 10x. From consumer electronics to furniture, architecture, and manufacturing, these workflows can be used no matter what vertical you’re working in.…Read More

SOLIDWORKS Certification Offer for Subscription Service Customers

SOLIDWORKS certifications are a great way to show off your mastery of SOLIDWORKS at different levels and different areas of the software.   We offer exams from the Associate to the Professional and even Expert level.  The exam subjects include core SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, advanced areas such as Sheet Metal, Surfacing, Additive…Read More

Collaboration In Fusion 360 | Part 1

« Back to Blog home page For Designers and Engineers Even before a global pandemic, access to platforms that successfully enable remote cross-team, cross-departmental collaboration has been an asset. Rarely have we seen platforms that de-silo engineering and product design fields into a single tool. Recently many companies have seen…Read More

When Skills Meet Career Growth — What Does the Modern Electrical Engineer Look Like?

« Back to Blog home page The world of engineering is evolving, as new advances help shape the way humans interact with technology every day. The last decade has welcomed new electrical engineering innovations at a rapid pace, and without the help of extensive research and development, these advancements wouldn’t…Read More