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March 2011 News (13)

Multi-Sport Practice Cage Via SolidWorks

I've been waiting to post about this web series until it finished up and it just did so, this is as good a time as any to give you the details. Jeremy Luchini of SolidWorks' 'Lets Go Design' blog, has been running a web series in which he utilizes SolidWorks to help high-school students design a…


Added by Vince Johnson on March 29, 2011 at 11:59am — No Comments

SpaceClaim Wins a 2011 Design News Golden Mousetrap Award

A congratulations is due to  SpaceClaim on wining a Design News Golden Mousetrap Award for product innovation and creativity. 


The award went to SpaceClaim's 2010 release (their 6th) which enables engineers to leverage 3D for concept modeling, bid…


Added by Vince Johnson on March 28, 2011 at 10:15am — No Comments

Alibre Design Contest Winners Announced

Alibre, Inc announced the winners of their 2010/2011 Alibre Design Contest, a competition open to the public to find the best designs created by Alibre Design 3D CAD Software. Hundreds of creative submissions were received and reviewed based on a variety of factors, including model complexity, manufacturing,…


Added by Vince Johnson on March 23, 2011 at 10:41am — No Comments

Beta Testers Wanted for SolidWorks n!Fuze!

SolidWorks is looking for beta testers to complete their test process in anticipation of the launch of n!Fuze!. They are looking to expand the tester pool for the next round of testing. If interested check out the survey and get a first hand look at n!Fuze!.


For more information on n!Fuze! check out…


Added by Vince Johnson on March 21, 2011 at 11:42am — No Comments

AutoDesk Design Software Behind Zero-Carbon Cement

Novacem, a London based carbon-negative cement company, is using AutoCAD Plant 3D software to optimize its plant design and production process, enabling it to develop a new magnesium silicate-based cement that will offer carbon-negative production.

AutoDesk's Clean Tech Partner Program provides powerful software for emerging clean tech companies in North America,…


Added by Vince Johnson on March 15, 2011 at 11:24am — No Comments

SolidWorks Tip: Import DXF/DWG Set Origin

Fresh from Ricky Jordan's newest blog post, we bring you a helpful tip for importing DXF/DWG files in SolidWorks.


Ricky will break down this complex problem for you and provide a step by step process to import efficiently and easily.




Added by Vince Johnson on March 15, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

DraftSight Available for Linux

Good news from SolidWorks blog today for all Linux users, the beta version of DraftSight is now available on the Linux platform. Just like in Windows and Mac, DraftSight allows you to create, edit and view DWG files.


Its free…


Added by Vince Johnson on March 9, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

DEVELOP3D Review of SpaceClaim's Latest

Just posted today on, Al Dean breaks down the latest release from SpaceClaim for us.


Modeling Updates

This newest release has improved surface modeling functionality- in…


Added by Vince Johnson on March 9, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Congrats to SpaceClaim for a Stellar 2010

A congratulations is due to SpaceClaim as they continued their rapid global growth and market expansion in 2010.


With sales tripling and new customer wins within large companies, most notably Tyco Electronics and LG Electronics, SpaceClaim just wrapped one of its most successful years in company history. Engineers worldwide are leveraging SpaceClaim to…


Added by Vince Johnson on March 8, 2011 at 9:49am — No Comments

tsElements for SolidWorks Review

Josh Mings has recently reviewed tsElements, and posted his review on DEVELOP3D's website.


According to Josh there is a shift happening in the world of 3D solid modeling. A shift towards a more direct method of modeling, easier ways to change your model with less…


Added by Vince Johnson on March 7, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Advanced Water Treatment Processes by Inventor

APTWater Inc. has recently been spotlighted by AutoDesk for their sustainable designs. APTwater is working on improving the quality and re-usability of water through the development of advanced water treatment process technologies that enable water reuse.


By implementing clean chemical reactions, know as…


Added by Vince Johnson on March 2, 2011 at 10:16am — No Comments

Plug-In of the Month: Room Renumbering for Revit

Yesterday AutoDesk Labs announced their plug-in of the month and we are pleased to announce.........Room Renumbering for Revit as the winner.


This plug-in can be used to renumber or re-assign the "number" properties of rooms in the order that the user selects while avoiding duplicated assignments. The command allows the user to specify the…


Added by Vince Johnson on March 1, 2011 at 11:34am — No Comments

Football Helmets & SolidWorks

With player safety and the dangers of concussions on the long term health of football players making national headlines, here is great insight into how SolidWorks is helping make the game we all love a little safer.


Schutt Sports Gear, the worlds leading maker of football helmets and…


Added by Vince Johnson on March 1, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

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