The world's largest paper ball serves a reminder that documentation is critical, but is doesn't have to be on paper or overwhelming.
In light of the strong growth of e-commerce and a surprising lack of 3D online product customizations, wouldn’t it be sensible to repurpose CAD models for online sales and marketing?
A rundown of what’s new to SOLIDWORKS in 2018 and how you can use the software’s latest enhancements.
This is the third installment of our series on impossible modeling challenges for CAD power users.
There are a whole lot more to automotive design than just designing aesthetically pleasing and aerodynamic CAD models (although modeling is definitely a big part of it). The automotive design and manufacturing process in Industry ...
This is the second installment of our articles covering the SOLIDWORKS Power User Challenges (SWPUC). If you have not read the first articlein the series, you can find it here. The Challenge Currently SOLIDWORKS does ...
Engineers Rule guides readers through the process of using Mate Controller for assemblies.
Engineers Rule walks you through a game to obtain your certification for the most widely used CAD software.
Engineers Rule explores one of the SOLIDWORKS Power User Challenges and its solution from a power use.
A look at the way CAD is being used by the space industry.
Earlier this year, Dassault Systèmes launched a new platform called the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace. Billed as “the Amazon of Manufacturing,” the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace is split into two halves: Marketplace PartSupply, an online 3D components catalog, and ...
In this tutorial, we are going to be taking a look at running flow visualization simulations on a basic aerofoil (or “airfoil”), which will hopefully be of use to those of you in aerospace engineering ...
A common question on Model-Based Enterprise is how to implement. At SOLIDWORKS World 2018, several experts shared their insights. Let’s recap the lessons learned and recommended practices.
SOLIDWORKS can help you reuse sketch dimensions. However, here are three areas to consider with this practice.
A prosthetic device startup is on the verge of changing its industry thanks to an ambitious business model and the acceptance of advanced technologies.
Some manufacturers define dimensions and tolerances in sketches, so would like to reuse them in the 3D space. Let’s find out how.
Newer lightweight robotics wearable to help patients with limited mobility.
Most people would agree that a great product starts with a great design, but what makes a great design? Some descriptive terms that might come to mind may be: innovative, useful, functional, aesthetically pleasing, long-lasting, ...
We take a look at how to best alter the appearances of parts and assemblies.
A tutorial covering the basics of topology studies for CAD.
Datum features are the foundation of sound GD&T definitions. As the basic references of dimensions and tolerances, they guide the machining and inspection procedures. SOLIDWORKS MBD has built GD&T rules into the software to automatically ...
Founder of Icon Wheelchairs, Christian Bagg, describes the design behind his motorized, articulating tricycle for disabled athletes.
GD&T is an engineering language widely used in both 2D drawings and MBD. Are there any definition differences in these two approaches? This article will illustrate three MBD advantages over 2D drawings in GD&T compliances.
After annotations are defined on 3D models directly, rather than in separate 2D drawings, how can a quality inspector extract the key characteristics to generate inspection reports? SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 answered this need to support ...
SOLIDWORKS ramps up AI in CAM 2018 and in the forthcoming Xdesign.