Guest Blog

How the Microsoft HoloLens will change the way your business uses SOLIDWORKS

Microsoft HoloLens

The ​Microsoft HoloLens represents one of the biggest leaps in technology I’ve seen in my lifetime. It’s about as “magical” as technology can get, and I don’t mean “magical” in the way Apple uses it when talking about their latest iPhone. When you first use the HoloLens to interact with holograms of your SOLIDWORKS models,…

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Interact with SOLIDWORKS models using Virtual Reality or Mixed Reality?

Hololens with SOLIDWORKS model hologram

​Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality are two similar but distinctly different cutting edge technologies. It’s not uncommon that both Mixed Reality and Virtual Reality are mentioned in the same sentence. Silicon Valley tech giants like Facebook and Microsoft are heavily investing in both technologies. Facebook bought Virtual Reality startup company Oculus in 2014 before they…

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PIFA Antenna simulation using HFWorks for SOLIDWORKS

Magnetic field distribution

HFWorks for SOLIDWORKS helps designers to size their RF and Microwave passive components (Filters, Couplers, Antennas, Wave guides etc) to ensure optimum performance. HFWorks is seamlessly integrated inside SOLIDWORKS, allowing SolidWorks users to run simulations right on their CAD model, without the need for data exchange with each design modification. This way all design modifications…

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A Transition from CPW to rectangular waveguide simulation using HFWorks for SOLIDWORKS

Electric Field Distribution

HFWorks for SOLIDWORKS helps designers to size their models to support various designs and various scenarios (multiple configurations), this way user can ensure optimum performance. Another advantage of HFWorks is it’s seamlessly integrated inside SOLIDWORKS, allowing you to run simulations right on your model, without the need for re-importing data with each design modification. In…

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Rectangular Microstrip Antenna with Spaced Dielectric Superstrates Frequency Study

HFWorks Electric Field Animation

Microstrip antennas are becoming a popular choice for a wide range of wireless communication.  They are lightweight, low cost, and straightforward to design, this application, however, requires that the antenna be placed out of sight of the consumer, beneath protective dielectric superstrates. This placement of the microstrip antenna shifts the antenna resonant frequency. Generally, a…

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Embrace the Model Based Enterprise with Origin’s CheckMate for SOLIDWORKS

Coordinate measuring machine (CMM)

The evolution of the Model Based Enterprise has gone beyond the concept stage and is being implemented by many companies in the aerospace and automotive industries as well as others.  The advantages of doing so are many, not the least of which is the time savings by the elimination of 2D drawings and the positive…

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Wideband bandpass filter – Designed and analyzed using SOLIDWORKS and HFWorks

HFWorks for SOLIDWORKS helps designers to size their passive RF and Microwave components to ensure reliability and optimal performance. HFWorks is seamlessly integrated inside SOLIDWORKS, allowing RF and microwave designers to run simulations without the need for re-importing data with each design iteration. In this blog post, you will see how HFWorks can be used to…

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In Sports and in Business, it takes a Team to Succeed

Liz Gleadle delivering a presentation at Javelin Technologies

At a recent talk I gave to the Javelin Technologies team, someone asked, “If regular folks dream of being Olympic athletes, what do Olympians dream of?” You shouldn’t be surprised to learn that we dream of Olympic medals! What may surprise you, though, is that even individual athletes need a team behind us to reach…

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IRAP Business Funding Grants for SolidWorks Software Implementation & Customization

The National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) has been one of the most prolific Canadian Government Funding Organizations with regards to their support of technological innovations within Canada’s Industries. Due to changes to the 2012 Federal Budget, IRAP has been given approximately $110 Million to be allocated to Canadian SMEs through government funding…

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