My friend Scott is teaching a new SOLIDWORKS-based course at a local university. I wanted to share my answers to his questions with you and add some valuable resources for the new instructor or a seasoned educator. What is SOLIDWORKS?... Continued
Why do I teach my first year engineering students about simple stress analysis using 3DEXPERIENCE Simulation? I want them to get excited about their more advanced classes over the next 4 years. Learning the theory to derive complex formulas to understand the variables is essential, but getting early exposure to simulation software, brings theory to reality with instant visualizations and what-ifs. This shows the students the potential of using simulation in the real world. In this lesson, learn the proper workflow to upload a SOLIDWORKS part to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and perform a Static Linear Simulation study using the Abaqus solver.... Continued
Why do I teach my freshmen about simple stress analysis using 3DEXPERIENCE Simulation? I want them to get excited about their advanced classes over the next 4 years.
Learning the theory to derive complex formulas to understand the variables is essential, but getting early exposure to simulation software, brings theory to reality with instant visualizations and what-ifs. This shows the students the potential of using simulation in the real world. Begin with a SOLIDWORKS model and explore 3DEXPERIENCE Simulation workflow for a structural domain.
Welding in the morning. Machining at noon. Robotics to end the day. This sounds like my type of camp. Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs (NBT) is the foundation of Fabricators and Manufacturers Association. Their mission is to keep manufacturing in America... Continued
Design intent manages the relationship between sketches in a feature, features in a part, and parts in an assembly. Students need to understand design intent in a sketch, using constraints and dimensions. Let’s start with a simple example using xDesign.... Continued
To get started, download the Trace Academia App on your mobile and search SOLIDWORKS. Can we democratize technology to everyone by providing education and hands-on learning through mobile apps? Can we teach concepts of 3D Design, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, and... Continued
In this lesson, import three SOLIDWORKS parts (Windows) into xDesign and save to a Collaborative space (cloud) . From the Collaborative space insert the three components, one at a time, into the Rocket assembly. The first component is inserted to the Origin and is fixed. All other components are inserted to the Origin and are not fixed. Use mates to represent the physical behavior of the model.... Continued
Have you created 1000’s of SOLIDWORKS parts, assemblies and drawings? You can import SOLIDWORKS parts and SOLIDWORKS assemblies (.zip) into SOLIDWORKS xDesign. One of the best simple practices for SOLIDWORKS data is to create bookmarks upon the initial save to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.... Continued
Does it matter what plane you start your first sketch on? Yes! Find out how xDesign helps students understand the 6 principle views (Top, Front, Right, Back, Bottom, Left) and view orientation with the reference Triad and the Trimetric view.... Continued
Students need to understand how apps work together to design components. Create a new Dashboard with three important apps (Widgets) for a classroom environment SOLIDWORKS xDesign, 3DSpace (cloud storage), and Bookmark Editor (view and manage files).... Continued
Teachers of Texas and Arkansas, are you looking for professional development courses for you certification? If you teach Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, Computer classes to students age 5 – 14, then the BlocksCAD – SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids courses... Continued
3DEXPERIENCE World 2022, February 7-9, 2022 is a completely FREE virtual event. All you have to do is register and attend. Join us daily to hear from amazing engineers and innovators about how they are combining the real and the... Continued
Student Teams work all year long to prepare for grueling competitions. Designs are perfected over years for the ultimate machine. Long before the students take to the track, they design, analyze, and then re-design/re-test their components and vehicles. I was... Continued
We are pleased to announce our partnership with BlocksCAD, a block based coding platform focused on increasing coding and math skills in elementary and middle school students. The SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids – BlocksCAD Lessons are great for fun Science,... Continued
We are happy to announce 3DEXPERIENCE® SOLIDWORKS for Students is now available! In a global economy where existing jobs are transforming and new job skills are emerging, students can experience the digital technologies used by industry, develop in-demand skills,... Continued