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

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

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

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

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 Benchmark Offers Performance Testing for Workstations Running SOLIDWORKS 2020

SPEC’s Application Performance Characterization (SPECapc) project group has released new performance evaluation software for workstations running SOLIDWORKS 2020. Major new features in the new SPECapc for SOLIDWORKS 2020 benchmark include: Testing under the new SOLIDWORKS 2020 enhanced graphics interface Two new CPU tests for file conversion and simulation New tests…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

Explore Simulation-Driven Design

Designing products for real-world applications, big and small, requires testing and validation. With 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS you can design, simulate, adjust, and validate all on one platform. Want to learn how? On Monday, October 5, tune in to Exploring 3DEXPEREINCE WORKS Live and discover how 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS combines SOLIDWORKS and SIMULIA…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

Create Production-Ready Sheet Metal Designs with Powerful Browser-based Solution

Have you ever considered how many types of products contain sheet metal components? It is a vital component of electronics, computers, furniture, appliances, and more. Parts are designed in 3D but are typically produced or manufactured from a flat sheet. Therefore, the tie between 2D and 3D is critical to…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

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

Explore 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Live

Working remotely can be tough. 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS makes it easier. Real-time data is stored in one place, making connecting and collaborating with teammates and outside stakeholders both simple and secure. Our 3DEXPERIENCE experts are ready to take you on a high-level journey through the functionality of 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS and show…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