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

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2021: Working With Parts

SOLIDWORKS® 2021 introduces many enhancements that add to its already robust capabilities when working with parts, including enhancements to sheet metal, 3MF support, and weldments. For a comprehensive list of enhancements, see What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2021. Sheet Metal – Edge Flange Capabilities Now when working with sheet metal parts…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

New Assembly Productivity Tools in SOLIDWORKS 2021

New productivity tools for assemblies in SOLIDWORKS® 2021 give you better control over your assembly designs. You will find more streamlined tools to help you assemble, pattern, and analyze your assemblies. This blog will highlight just a few of the assembly enhancements in this new release. For a complete list,…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

Engineering a SCARA Robot using 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS

As a SOLIDWORKS designer, connecting your workflows to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform empowers you with all sorts of new capabilities on the cloud. Watch as How to Mechatronics clues us into how they used 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS while designing a SCARA robot from scratch! Author informationRead More

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

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

When Design, Engineering and Art Come Together Magic Happens

My first meeting with a Dassault Systèmes representative was in my office in Irving, Texas. The previous year, I had taken on the leadership of the global Engineering Systems team for an industrial company, responsible for over 200 applications used by 2,500 engineers. SOLIDWORKS was an essential tool for one of…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

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

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

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