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SolidWorks Demo Library

The new SolidWorks Demo Library is a great way to pick up on something new in SolidWorks. Flow Simulation, Sustainability, Data Management. Just a few of the things you can…

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Added by Vince Johnson on March 12, 2012 at 11:16am — No Comments

HSMXpress from HSMWorks for SolidWorks

HSMXpress from HSMWorks is a free, easy-to-use full featured CAM Solution that allows all licensed users of SolidWorks 2010 or newer to create high quality toolpaths using the latest in…

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Added by Vince Johnson on March 1, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments

SolidWorks World Survival Guide

For those of you who are attending SolidWorks World 2012 in San Diego this year, there is a great survival guide from Muggs Ferguson that will…

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Added by Vince Johnson on February 6, 2012 at 10:22am — No Comments

Ultimate Igloos and Cool Engineering

Great new post from the SolidWorks blog. In it they talk about how SolidWorks can design a safe igloo that won't collapse on you while you huddle for warmth.…

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Added by Vince Johnson on January 11, 2012 at 11:58am — No Comments

2012 – The Year of the Sports Car Comeback?

Over at the SolidWorks blog there is a great post about the potential for old school sports cars to make a return to the forefront after a year or "Green" vehicles. …

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Added by Vince Johnson on January 4, 2012 at 12:34pm — No Comments

The Next Generation of Eco-Friendly Homes with SolidWorks

"Domespace International designs and builds dome-shaped, eco-friendly homes. According to the company, the dome shape is designed to be more in harmony with nature, takes advantage of solar radiation, and is less susceptible to seismic and cyclonic forces than traditional, angular designs. On some models,…

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Added by Vince Johnson on December 29, 2011 at 10:15am — 2 Comments

Bend It Like a Football Star – With SolidWorks Simulation

For all our sports fans out there, over at the SolidWorks Blog there is a great simulation titled 'Perfect Free Kick'.

The "model is the perfect example of how you can use Design Studies with Motion to solve complex multi-physics problems.  If we consider the ball in isolation, there are three…

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Added by Vince Johnson on December 19, 2011 at 11:45am — No Comments

Submit Your Ideas for the SolidWorks World 2012 Top Ten List

Every year SolidWorks gives users a chance to submit their ideas for what they would like to see in future versions of SolidWorks software. Now is your chance to submit your ideas! At SolidWorks World they will unveil the 10 best…

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Added by Vince Johnson on December 5, 2011 at 11:45am — No Comments

How to Integrate Sustainability into the Design Process

Architects and building engineers have been using BIM (building information modeling) software to study energy efficiency and reduce construction costs in their building projects. Industrial designers and engineers who create products, however, have had to rely on research and data separate from their…

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Added by Vince Johnson on November 21, 2011 at 12:36pm — No Comments

How to Integrate Sustainability into the Design Process

Architects and building engineers have been using BIM (building information modeling) software to study energy efficiency and reduce construction costs in their building projects. Industrial designers and engineers who create products, however, have had to rely on research and data separate from their…

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Added by Vince Johnson on November 21, 2011 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Build Your Business Case for PDM with SolidWorks Savings Calculator!

SolidWorks has a new cost savings calculator so you can easily quantify the financial benefits that PDM could deliver. You can also create and download a persuasive PDM cost savings report.

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Added by Vince Johnson on November 14, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

SolidWorks World 2012 Trivia Contest!

SolidWorks World 2012 in San Diego may be nearly four months away, but the first early bird deadline to save $200 is coming up next week on October 28. If you haven't registered or convinced the boss to send you yet, here's your first chance to get in for free.

For a chance to win a free pass to…

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Added by Vince Johnson on October 24, 2011 at 10:55am — No Comments

SolidWorks material importer for Scan&Solve

Just wanted to let you know about the free handy material importer utility written and posted by Benj Shapiro. It reads any SolidWorks (.sldmat) material file and adds all eligible materials to the Scan&Solve material file. You can find a variety of SolidWorks material files on the web, or generate them from…

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Added by Vince Johnson on October 17, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

SolidWorks 2012: Assembly Enhancements

SolidWorks 2012 includes lots of usability and workflow enhancements in the area of assemblies. Some of these include:

  • Creating…
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Added by Vince Johnson on October 10, 2011 at 1:15pm — No Comments

SolidWorks 2012 Sustainability Enhancements

The powerful toolset in SolidWorks Sustainability uses established Life Cycle Assessment to measure environmental impacts. New features give you even greater…

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Added by Vince Johnson on October 3, 2011 at 11:12am — 2 Comments

New in SolidWorks 2012: Enhanced Drawings Functionality

SolidWorks 2012 includes some new tools that help you create better-looking and more accurate drawings,…

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Added by Vince Johnson on September 26, 2011 at 11:05am — No Comments

New in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2012

Sometimes it's the small improvements that make the biggest difference. For example, in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, user names are displayed to indicate who has checked out or created files, sent or received mail messages, or initiated actions performed on files. If your company creates users with truncated user…

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Added by Vince Johnson on September 19, 2011 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Desgin a 16 Cylinder Engine with SolidWorks

Over at the SolidWorks blog you can find a great little tutorial to help get you started on designing a 16 cylinder engine with SolidWorks.

 

All you need to do is…

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Added by Vince Johnson on September 8, 2011 at 2:42pm — No Comments

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Fit Spline

Splines are versatile. They define the complex, organic shapes that are important in industrial design. But there’s a price to pay: controlling splines usually requires moving spline points, dragging control handles and editing tangent influences. That’s a lot of work, although often it’s…

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Added by Vince Johnson on August 24, 2011 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Back to School with SolidWorks

School is here and its time to gear up with your SolidWorks 2011-2012 educational version. Be sure to get your copy today.

 

New features of the education version include:

  • PhotoView 360 and…
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Added by Vince Johnson on August 17, 2011 at 12:56pm — No Comments

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