Gig ‘Em 2: The Summer’s Most Exciting Entrepreneurial Engineer

Gig ‘Em 2: The Summer’s Most Exciting Entrepreneurial Engineer

Last year, our Community and User Advocacy Manager, Rachel York, interviewed a mechanical engineering entrepreneur from Texas A&M University, who used SOLIDWORKS to help create his own business. This year, Rachel and I wanted to catch up with him. This

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Introducing Simulation Engineer

Introducing Simulation Engineer

At SOLIDWORKS World we announced the imminent launch of Simulation Engineer, a new structural analysis solution from our sister brand SIMULIA. And I was asked at the event why we need a new structural analysis solution, when we already have

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New SOLIDWORKS Ecosystems Help Accelerate Innovation, Improve Bottom Lines

New SOLIDWORKS Ecosystems Help Accelerate Innovation, Improve Bottom Lines

At SOLIDWORKS, not only do we focus on creating great products, but we invest significant time understanding and nurturing engineering and product ecosystems. SOLIDWORKS ecosystems take the complex interactions between several disciplines such as design (MCAD and ECAD), manufacturing, service,

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SOLIDWORKS Next Top Modeler Previews SOLIDWORKS 2018

SOLIDWORKS Next Top Modeler Previews SOLIDWORKS 2018

For the final act of SOLIDWORKS World 2017 General Session, the Product Introduction Team delivered the highly anticipated Technology Preview to show off some of the new functionality our developers are working hard to deliver in the SOLIDWORKS 2018 release.

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13th Annual SWUGN Awards

13th Annual SWUGN Awards

Tuesday at SOLIDWORKS World is always community day, and that means the SWUGN Awards.  This year’s presentation was done “Grammy” style, complete with evening gowns and tuxedos. My co-host Tracey was a lot of fun to work with, and we

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Step into the World of AR and VR

Step into the World of AR and VR

Experiencing Spock beam in, seeing virtual data like the coordinates of an incoming threat overlaid in the real world or being a blue character inside a virtual world were all just dreamy concepts teased to us through Hollywood blockbusters like

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The Certified SOLIDWORKS Community Continues To Grow

The Certified SOLIDWORKS Community Continues To Grow

It was announced on Tuesday at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 that the community of certified SOLIDWORKS users continues its rapid growth. The program ended 2016 with 222,000 certified users all around the world. Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) led the way by

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SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids Update

SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids Update

Last year, we announced our intentions of bringing bite-size experiences of the design process to a generation of young creators. Private Beta invitations were sent out in waves to more than 4,300 registered individuals. We have since gotten off to

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Educational Ubiquity: Why Engineering Competitions Work

Educational Ubiquity: Why Engineering Competitions Work

SOLIDWORKS is used daily by students, educators and researchers worldwide. As a result, SOLIDWORKS is everywhere. Researchers at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan use SOLIDWORKS to design 21-degree-of-freedom robots to navigate through natural disasters. In the SOFIA Project scientists from

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