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Our SOLIDWORKS 2019 On-Demand Videos - Episode 4: Innovation

November 26, 2018

In our last episode of this series, we take a deep dive into the Innovation of SOLIDWORKS 2019 to see what new features and tools have been added that can fundamentally change and improve your design process. These new enhancements not only give you free range in interacting with your design, but also allow you to experience it in new ways, especially when using the new Extended Reality program.

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Thanksgiving Gets Crafty With SOLIDWORKS and NestingWorks

November 22, 2018

Well, it's that time of year again. We're coming down from our Halloween sugar rush and we’re getting revved up for the holiday season. Next up on the celebration docket… Thanksgiving! This year, I thought it would be fun to add my own personal touch to my dinner table by creating some special turkey place settings for my guests. All I needed was a pad of colorful cardstock, some googly eyes and of course the quintessential tool for over-engineering any mundane, everyday task… SOLIDWORKS!

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Our SOLIDWORKS 2019 On-Demand Videos - Episode 3: Design Ecosystem

November 19, 2018

SOLIDWORKS 2019 includes new software updates and features that make the design process a breeze. Improvements to the Design Ecosystem were developed to get the right information in the right hands, reduce roadblocks between departments, and make it easier for you to design better products, faster.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, 3D Printing, 3D Scanning

Making the Perfect Camera Mount

November 16, 2018

It's finally fall! For everyone who was dying in the summer sun, we finally made it and get some relief from the heavy heat! To me, fall is the time for watching leaves change color, eating my share of turkey on Thanksgiving and my favorite, riding my motorcycle through the mountains! Every year I cram as many weekend rides into the Blue Ridge Mountains to see the trees and enjoy the crisp air as possible. Like many riders, I have a camera to capture all the great scenery, as well as any road hazards. I typically mount my camera on the motorcycle itself, however, that’s only because I can’t find a mount that perfectly fits my helmet. 

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Our SOLIDWORKS 2019 On-Demand Videos - Episode 2: Attention to Detail

November 12, 2018

Interface, part modeling and 2D drawings are just a few of the things that designers rely on and work with every day. Now, with some brand new tools and some improvements to the tools you already have, theses are a few ways SOLIDWORKS 2019 helps you get your job done faster than ever before.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Education

National STEM Day - Part 2: Kinematics Within SOLIDWORKS

November 8, 2018

As I mentioned in my other postI was fortunate to have the opportunity as a high school student to learn engineering and architecture through a program similar to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). So in honor of National STEM Day for the young minds we’ll take a peek into some kinetics (motion). 

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Education

National STEM Day - Part 1: Building a Truss with SOLIDWORKS

November 8, 2018

I was fortunate to have the opportunity as a high school student to learn engineering and architecture through a program similar to STEM. I used this as a stepping stone to go to college for mechanical engineering. Then I found a great career with a large automaker and started really learning about practical applications. 

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Our SOLIDWORKS 2019 On-Demand Videos - Episode 1: Performance

November 5, 2018

The release of SOLIDWORKS 2019 provides us with some of the best performance enhancements and improvements to date. These are based on customer feedback so SOLIDWORKS continues to reflect real-world applications. Below is a overview of the best new performance features we found in the SOLIDWORKS 2019 release.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Visualize Features and Tips

The State of SOLIDWORKS and Virtual Reality

October 29, 2018

It's probably needless for me to say that technology is ever evolving. It’s amazing to see where we’ve come in the last 20 years when looking at the computers we work with and how we communicate, play and work. In the past five years, we've seen two areas that have been gaining a lot of traction: virtual and augmented reality technology (VR/AR). It’s fair to say that we’ve seen huge leaps in VR/AR when comparing even the last five years to the last twenty. Certainly, the underlying technologies like high-speed graphics, high-definition mobile displays and high capacity batteries have contributed to this boom, but also the diversity of applications the technology has brought to users. CAD seemed like a natural fit for VR/AR applications. Let’s take a look at what SOLIDWORKS has done with VR/AR over the years and where it looks to take it into the future.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

Bottom 10 Features of SOLIDWORKS 2019

October 22, 2018

With every new release of SOLIDWORKS, there are hundreds of enhancements. Some are brand new tools, while others are improvements to the already powerful SOLIDWORKS toolset. Along with the new functionality, you’ll find a lot of improvements to both the system and modeling performance that will amount to huge time savings. Here are some of my personal favorites in SOLIDWORKS 2019, which offer compelling reasons for why you should upgrade sooner rather than later to this version.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Industry News

IoT: A Small Word With a Large Meaning

October 19, 2018

These days more and more consumer products are made with the ability to connect to the internet. Some common home appliances that you’ve always used, might now be able to connect to other devices. Refrigerators, microwaves, doors, coffee makers, lights – all these items are part of a category called IoT or the Internet of things.

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 vs. 2019: Time for an Upgrade?

October 15, 2018

When visiting our clients, we have noticed a trend. Some teams decide not to upgrade their SOLIDWORKS with yearly updates or service packs. Many of our clients have chosen to stay around SOLIDWORKS 2016 for many reasons, but mainly due to the comfort zone formed after prolonged use. But as we move into SOLIDWORKS 2019, there are simply too many optimizations and improvements to ignore! This new edition of SOLIDWORKS focuses on the entire ecosystem of taking a design from a preliminary idea to a final product by putting a spotlight on quality and assembly performance, along with a ton of other tool developments we would love to see you take advantage of. This post will briefly discuss some of our favorite improvements.