3D Printing

Why Your Business Should Invest in 3D Printing

August 17, 2017

3D printing can revolutionize the way you do business. It has been proven time and time again in a number of different industries and applications. Keep reading to see if 3D printing is the right investment for your company.

SOLIDWORKS, PCB Design

How to Install SOLIDWORKS PCB

August 15, 2017

SOLIDWORKS PCB integrates ECAD and MCAD with a collaboration extension to promote communication between your software for optimal design performance.


GrabCAD Print

What's New with GrabCAD Print: Version 1.9

August 11, 2017

In May 2016, Stratasys released GrabCad Print, a sophisticated 3D printing app that allows designers and engineers to prepare, schedule and monitor 3D printing jobs. Since its release, GrabCAD has continued to make exciting updates to this software; and I will be updating you every month on its new features - August 2017 launches GrabCAD Print 1.9.

SOLIDWORKS, Events and Webinars, Education

Q&A with James Adkins: SWUG in Education

August 11, 2017

Have you wondered about SOLIDWORKS User Groups and how you can get involved in one close to you? This Q&A features James Adkins, Computer Aided Drafting department head at Almanac Community College and group leader for the BACoN SWUG.

3D Scanning, Medical Industry

How to Use 3D Scanning in the Medical Industry

August 8, 2017

3D scanning is growing in popularity, becoming incorporated in every vertical from Engineering and Design, to Architecture and Science, to Sculpture reconstruction and Healthcare. This technology is nimble, showing off its speed for reverse engineering, data acquisition and communication. Many industries are benefiting from 3D scanning applications  particularly the Medical Industry.

Here is how 3D scanning can be used in the following medical sectors:

3D CAD

SOLIDWORKS Licensing Options: Perpetual vs. Term

August 7, 2017

Using SolidWorks When and Where You Need It

When purchasing licenses, important considerations include the type and number of licenses you will need. Do you need one license per person accessing SOLIDWORKS files? Per engineer? Per computer? Read our blog for a breakdown of the options that we provide for licensing SOLIDWORKS. 

PolyJet Technology, 3D Printing Materials

Things to Know When Using Agilus30

August 4, 2017

Are you familiar with which PolyJet materials are compatible with Stratasys' Connex line of printers? Have you ever used the Tango family of simulated rubber-like materials, one of the most flexible sets of 3D printing materials on the market? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, then you are going to LOVE Stratasys' newly released formula for simulated rubber. Keep reading to learn why you should add Agilus30 to your toolbox of 3D printing materials.

SOLIDWORKS, Training

Tips for Passing the CSWA Exam

August 2, 2017

Becoming a CSWA, or Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate, can seem like a daunting task if you don’t know what to expect. However, if you are an experienced SOLIDWORKS user, you should have no problem passing the certification if you set yourself up for success. The following article is intended to help you do just that.

3D Printing, PolyJet Technology

Top 3 Industry Uses for PolyJet Printers

August 1, 2017

Technologies like Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) are commonly known by the most experienced, and novice, manufacturers. However, a vast number of professionals are not as aware of the use cases for Stratasys PolyJet technology. In this article, I focus on PolyJet printers and the three leading industries that use this remarkable advancement in additive manufacturing.

SOLIDWORKS, Visualize Features and Tips

Using Configurations in SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional

July 31, 2017

One of my favorite design features inside SOLIDWORKS is configurations. I love the ability to edit and revise properties without affecting the original model. What some people may not know is that you can utilize configurations with SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional as well. 

3D Printing, Education

PolyJet vs FDM - Which Is Best for Education?

July 26, 2017

Studies show that people are 80% more likely to remember what they do than what they read, so educators across the country are incorporating more hands-on approaches, such as 3D printing, into their curriculum. 3D printing in education offers students and researchers the opportunity to enhance STEAM and design skills and apply them to real-world applications.

SOLIDWORKS, Electrical Design, Client Stories

Client Story: Skeptical Client Becomes SOLIDWORKS Electrical Convert

July 25, 2017

Every once in a while we run into a client that is hesitant to make the investment in a SOLIDWORKS software solution. Even when their design method includes drafting by hand, they have become very accustomed to what has always worked for the company — and are reluctant to change. In this client story, the reduced design time alone was enough to justify implementing SOLIDWORKS Electrical.