SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Education

Putting SOLIDWORKS to Work in Our High Schools

June 18, 2018

I recently paid a visit to my old stomping grounds, Smithfield High School in Rhode Island. It was my intention to catch up with my original CAD teacher, as I wanted to learn how his students are using SOLIDWORKS. What I expected to be a two hour visit, ended up being an entire day. I met with three STEM classes and even taught one! It was great to work with these up-and-coming SOLIDWORKS designers and learn about how they are using 3D CAD for their class projects. Below are some of my experiences with these different classes.

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 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, Education

Education Innovation: SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2017-2018

June 6, 2017

It's here! SOLIDWORKS® Education Edition 2017-2018 has arrived. Packed with power and performance, this edition provides students with tools and skills they will need to succeed in the professional world. With SOLIDWORKS Education Edition, students get access to the same 3D design tools used by engineers and design professionals around the world, that way educators can focus on the important things — solving problems, fostering new ideas, collaboration and innovation.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Training, Applications, Education

SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids: Introducing 3D Design to the Next Generation

May 19, 2017

More college graduates are well-versed in SOLIDWORKS than any other CAD system. SOLIDWORKS continues to lead the charge with a presence in a multitude of high schools and even some middle schools. Students are learning the skills necessary to lead the future of design.

But what about the younger generations? Their creativity seems to know no bounds. So what can we do to introduce them to 3D design and allow that creativity to flourish?

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Training, Industry News, Education

High School Student Earns CSWE Certification

April 25, 2017

There are less than 3,000 Certified SOLIDWORKS Experts (CSWEs) in the world, and one of them is a high school student. Two weeks ago, Tim Ackaway, student at Braden River High School, passed the CSWE, and this is his journey.

3D Printing, Stratasys, FDM Technology, Education

12 Questions with KSU Motorsports: 3D Printing For Formula SAE

March 26, 2015

We’re getting ready for our 3D Printing event with Stratasys and KSU Motorsports next week in Marietta, Georgia. This week, we had a chance to sit down with the team’s president, Alec Blair, a Senior at Kennesaw State University majoring in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He was able to give us an in-depth look at the impact 3D printing has on their team’s performance and the school’s engineering program.