Design Refinement in SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer

Design Refinement in SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer

If you have been following along with the past two blog posts in this series (A New Way to Capture Concept Ideas Quickly and Freeform Modeling in SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer), you have seen how SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer (SWID) empowers designers to freely

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Freeform Modeling in SOLIDWORKS Industrial Design

Freeform Modeling in SOLIDWORKS Industrial Design

Conceptual design of stylized products often starts with hand sketches, and may involve several disconnected software applications for sketching, surface modeling, and sharing the concepts with others. SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer streamlines that process with a unified workspace where hand sketches,

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Conceptual Designer Mechanisms: Chebyshev’s Plantigrade Machine

Conceptual Designer Mechanisms: Chebyshev’s Plantigrade Machine

SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer is a useful 3D modeling app on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. It allows you to create and animate 3D parts. Over the past few weeks, I have been creating various mechanisms of multiple levels of difficulty with it

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Never Lose Your Design Data Again

Never Lose Your Design Data Again

Karl W. Schmidt started using data management technology three years ago with the introduction of SOLIDWORKS EPDM.  Data management was implemented due to the number of components we work with on our systems. For those of you that do not

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Parametric or History-Free Modeling? Why Not Both with Direct Editing

Parametric or History-Free Modeling? Why Not Both with Direct Editing

When I was first exposed to parametric CAD in 1995, I immediately saw the promise this modeling technique offered.  No more add, subtract, union Boolean operations.  No more user coordinate systems just to sketch some geometry. Coming from a manufacturing

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POLYRACK Creates Quick Concepts with SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer to Accelerate Time to Market

POLYRACK Creates Quick Concepts with SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer to Accelerate Time to Market

The early concept design phase of product development is critical to getting designs off to a good start. During this stage a number of design alternatives are discussed, vetted, and tested by a large group of design stakeholders, including customers,

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Connection Benefits of Cloud

Connection Benefits of Cloud

The fast paced nature of product design and engineering means that decisions and feedback need to be made promptly or the project grinds to a halt, resulting in increasing cost and delays in your product launch. A healthy product development

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3 Things You MUST Know About SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer

3 Things You MUST Know About SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer

  1. It’s all about industrial design. The industrial design process is very different from the traditional mechanical design process.  Industrial design is all about form, mechanical design is all about function.  Great products merge these two disciplines without compromising

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Smart Assemblies that Learn How You Work

Smart Assemblies that Learn How You Work

Many improvements have been made to  ‘Computer Aided Design’ software (CAD) since its inception, allowing users to create designs faster and easier than ever before.  Unfortunately, the aided part of CAD has not been applied equally to all areas of

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Advancing Speed and Flexibility in Industrial Design

Advancing Speed and Flexibility in Industrial Design

Carl Design AB is a leading Scandinavian industrial design firm that helps its clients develop and mass-produce creative, compelling products. Owner and Lead Designer Carl Öjerstam founded the company in 1995 after spending several years as a principal designer at

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Have Questions About the SOLIDWORKS Product Line?

Have Questions About the SOLIDWORKS Product Line?

Over the last two years, the CAD industry has evolved at an unprecedented rate – new technologies are providing new levels of connectivity, collaboration, and data analysis that are changing the way you develop products. SOLIDWORKS incorporates these changes in

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SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE Solutions: Create Designs Quickly – With Simple and Flexible Tools

SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE Solutions: Create Designs Quickly – With Simple and Flexible Tools

A critical aspect of effective conceptual design is being able to explore many ideas quickly, without disrupting your creative thought process.  The freedom to easily develop, evaluate and communicate your ideas results in more innovation, and ultimately, better designs. SOLIDWORKS

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Manage Your Projects With 3DEXPERIENCE Dashboards

Manage Your Projects With 3DEXPERIENCE Dashboards

When talking to engineers around the world I hear a common complaint, we are all trying to get too much done with too little time. As an engineer you are juggling multiple tasks over multiple projects. You are designing, sourcing

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Accelerating Industrial Design Concept Development with SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer

Accelerating Industrial Design Concept Development with SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer

Marc McCauley and Jesse Hahne, co-owners of the Center for Advanced Design (CAD), never know what projects are going to come through their doors. The product development firm has been involved in bringing more than 1,700 products to market. To

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