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

5 Tips for Creating Exceptional Renderings

Dirt bike rendering created with Fusion 360. Designers and engineers may already know that rapid prototyping is crucial to getting products to market. Creating 3D renders helps bring projects to life and allows teams to produce numerous iterations in relatively short order. However, creating detailed renderings isn’t always simple. Creative…Read More

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2021

With SOLIDWORKS® Flow Simulation 2021, you can solve additional types of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) problems and improve the processing of project results. Below we describe a few of the enhancements in Flow Simulation 2021. For a complete list, download the What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2021 PDF. Fluid Flow of…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

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

Webinar Alert: Learn More About Cloud-Based Design Tools

Now more than ever, people are seeing first-hand the benefits of cloud-based design. With amazing benefits like being able to work from anywhere with an internet connection or actually getting to choose what kind of device you work with, it’s no wonder cloud-based design is turning more heads than ever.…Read More

10 Ways Fusion 360 Can Enhance Your Furniture Design Process

« Back to Blog home page Whether you’re a one-person shop, a large operation, or a hobbyist working on DIY projects, the process of bringing your furniture designs from napkin sketch to finished product starts with comprehensive 3D modeling software. Integrated CAD/CAM software like Autodesk Fusion 360 allows you to…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

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Design Enhancements “Live” and in Action

SOLIDWORKS 2021 became available for download in October. This release includes performance enhancements and expanded functionalities that improve workflows for design, documentation, data management, validation, and manufacturing. Below is a video preview of many of the top design enhancements in 2021. Simply click the link to see your favorite enhancements…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

Top 10 SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2021 Enhancements

Dassault Systèmes has launched SOLIDWORKS® 2021, the latest release of its portfolio of 3D design and manufacturing applications. The SOLIDWORKS Design portfolio contains both mechanical and electrical products.  SOLIDWORKS Electrical products include Schematic and Electrical 3D products, which together enable an integrated electrical and mechanical design environment within SOLIDWORKS. Do…Read More

The Element of (No) Surprise in Product Design

The element of surprise works great in advertising or theme park rides. Storytelling and entertainment often rely on surprise to make you laugh or cry or to keep you on the edge of your seat. Surprises can be fun, unless they throw a wrench into your product design process. Then…Read 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