This article shows how to tackle complex mechanism synthesis challenges using SOLIDWORKS, some scripting and data filtering.
With contributions from Joe Galliera. As both an avid car enthusiast and an engineer, the chance to improve the aerodynamics of a heavily modified C5 Z06 Corvette had the engine in my brain racing at ...
Last month, I took on a SOLIDWORKS challenge: I wanted to create a 3D model of a bass guitar assembly. I have the physical object (a red bass guitar) so I implemented a strategy which ...
A Short History of SOLIDWORKS Visualize Before diving into the updates of SOLIDWORKS Visualize for 2023, it is important to know where the product came from. It is easy to get lost in the incremental ...
CAD can be a drag to learn, unless you learn by designing high-end sports cars.
This article goes through the process of rendering a model and motion study from SOLIDWORKS to SOLIDWORKS Visualize using a toy design.
As a 3D product designer, I have worked with CAD to produce ceramic homewares, models for 3D printed designs, architectural screen models—and for the last five years, to design wooden toys. I have worked and ...
So, you have a concept, and it is time to make it a reality. But before you can do that, the concept needs to get outside your head and into the heads of others. You ...
How can you take the traditional materials and methods of producing ceramics and link them to modern 3D technologies?
Advanced rendering does not require you to be a rendering expert.
Engineering is a journey that ends with “good enough.” Good enough is subjective, amorphic—and perfectly appropriate place to call it quits. A good enough design, product or outcome satisfies the stated objectives and is a ...
$99 a year for 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers is sure to appeal to the digital maker community.
Challenging yourself to create art inside SOLIDWORKS is one of the most rewarding ways to spend time in the software.
Paul DeWys of DeWys Engineering offers some pointers on how to design parts to take advantage of 3D printing.
Advanced and little-known techniques can improve the quality of the final renderings.
The Oxford Dictionary defines engineering as “the branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building and use of engines, machines and structures.” We are all aware that this is an extremely broad term, ...
The world of engineering is broad and encompasses a vast number of disciplines, industries and organizations. However, one thing that all engineers have in common is that they make things.
Parametric definition of bicycle geometry.
James Hobson designs, prototypes and destroys an array of fictional tools and devices by bringing them to life.
The first-ever 3DEXPERIENCE World took place in February 2020, hosted by Nashville, Tennessee. The traditional SOLIDWORKS World format was altered to include other Dassault brands, and with that, several additional competitions and experiences for all ...
Web AR has gained strong adoption thanks to its practical benefits and ease of use.
We catch up with the Lithuanian guitar company as it grows from strength to strength.
How can a marketer or a designer with zero coding experience build an appealing webpage layout with a powerful 3D configurator?
Before placing an online order, you can fit a 3D digital product into your actual environment with augmented reality.
We explore CubeSats and discuss the Birds CubeSat project, including Maya-1.
The world's largest paper ball serves a reminder that documentation is critical, but is doesn't have to be on paper or overwhelming.
EngineersRule breaks down a number of case studies in which consumer product manufacturers rely on CAD tools for design.
Californian team takes STEM to the circus.
Sebastien Heintz, Zenith Aircraft Company CEO, Discusses How the Company Uses CAD and CAM to Make Aircraft Kits.
Engineering.com spoke with Abhishek Bali, the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab North America Manager, to learn about the new lab at the North American HQ of Dassault Systèmes.
DraftSight software from Dassault Systèmes fills an important industry need.
Simulation software helps engineers break a human-powered vehicle record.
An inescapable truth is that 3D modeling is an inherently complicated activity. Anyone who has done it knows that. Why? It’s because 3D modeling is all about building high-quality, accurate digital representations of real-world or ...
Forget about CAD formats or translations. Let’s focus on design and simply use the third-party data when needed.
Let’s walk through a shaft example and explore several practical ways to present its MBD data.
People do judge a book by its cover. How can we make MBD data consumable, actionable and professional?
Analyzing a product’s environmental impact from cradle to grave doesn’t have to be complicated.
Silhouette edges on a shaft are easy to pick in 2D drawings, but they don’t actually exist in 3D drawings. How can you dimension them?
SOLIDWORKS can be used to exchange data between different CAD programs.
Shafts are often used to transmit torques and rotation. Here are some tips for defining them.