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

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021: Enhanced Contact for Faster, More Stable and Accurate Results

SOLIDWORKS® Simulation 2021 is the biggest release we have seen in many years! We remain focused on making Simulation easier and faster for SOLIDWORKS users to apply to their designs. With the enhanced 2021 Simulation features, you can design better products faster than ever before. Better Performance: Faster Contact Simulation…Read More

How Accurate Is a Digital Simulation When Compared to Physical Reality?

Software companies like to trumpet the idea that a computer simulation is a close approximation of how your product design will behave when exposed to actual physical forces, such as pressure, temperature, airflow, vibration, and more. Companies say simulations help optimize designs, reduce the number of physical prototypes needed, and…Read More

Top Ten SOLIDWORKS Design-to-Manufacturing Enhancements

Dassault Systèmes has launched SOLIDWORKS® 2021, the latest release of its portfolio of 3D design and manufacturing applications. SOLIDWORKS 2021 includes performance enhancements and expanded functionalities that improve workflows for design, documentation, data management, validation, and manufacturing. Users can also expand their capabilities by connecting to the 3DEXPERIENCE® WORKS portfolio…Read More

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2021

We are excited to share with you some of the many exciting enhancements being delivered in SOLIDWORKS 2021 that will increase your productivity and help you not just get to market faster, but smarter. We can’t cover all the new features and enhancements in one blog, but here are a…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

Infocus Supercharges Simulation Power with SIMULIAworks

InFocus Energy Services, Inc. is in the business of facing problems as hard as rock. Primarily an R&D-based company for downhole products for the oil and gas industry, the company licenses its technology and products to strategic partners. Testing is everything, especially in the unpredictable environments of downhole drilling. Not…Read More

Bridging the Gap Between Designers and Analysts

Simulation has always been the holy grail of engineering. In the early days, simulation was restricted to engineers with specific levels of education and experience. This often meant that designers would have to wait days, weeks, and sometimes months to get back simulation results for their CAD designs. Seeing the…Read More