SOLIDWORKS 3D Design

3D CAD Design Techniques and Tutorials

SOLIDWORKS Professional Package builds better teamwork and efficiency into the design-to-manufacturing process

SOLIDWORKS Professional Package

When it comes to a manufactured part or product, a great idea has to be clearly communicated, thoroughly understood, clearly evaluated and discussed, improved upon and, ultimately, turned into something tangible: a finished product that does what it’s supposed to do, and does it well. Even in the best of circumstances, it’s a long and…

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SOLIDWORKS Christmas Tree Topper

Watch a video to learn how our SOLIDWORKS Christmas Tree Topper was made, using advanced part modeling tools, such as Combine and Swept Boss/Base.

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New Top 10 Features

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Screen Section

SOLIDWORKS 2020 provides hundreds of new features to help you design your products faster than ever. You can learn what’s new by attending our LIVE Launch Broadcast on Tuesday October 1, 2019, either at 9:00 AM ET or at 2:00 PM ET. In the meantime you can check out what we think are the SOLIDWORKS…

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Why you should use the SOLIDWORKS Defeature Tool

The Defeature Preview Window rotates and zooms with the SOLIDWORKS viewport, making it easy keep tabs on the simplification process

Creating a digital twin of your real-life assembly can provide a lot of benefits; including accurate bills of materials, machining instructions, true-to-life simulation results, or stunning renders out of SOLIDWORKS Visualize. However, all of this can result in performance slow downs, this is where SOLIDWORKS Defeature tool enhancements can make your life easier! As great…

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The basics of SOLIDWORKS xDesign Demonstration Video

SOLIDWORKS xDesign

Watch and learn how SOLIDWORKS xDesign combines 3D CAD modeling and cloud collaboration using a web browser. In this 90-minute, on-demand video you’ll learn how to create parametric models and assemblies or let xDesign’s Design Guidance suggest solutions for you. SOLIDWORKS xDesign SOLIDWORKS xDesign combines ease of use with innovative design methodologies and cloud collaboration…

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Learn how to Future Proof your CAD System for the 2020s

Future proof product design

Learn the five technologies your CAD system must support to stay ahead of the curve in the 2020s. In today’s competitive landscape, companies must innovate to stay ahead of competitors and bring winning products to the market faster than ever. Fortunately there are many new technologies that have created opportunities to increase innovation; however, companies…

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Slicing imported Mesh or Scanned Geometry into SOLIDWORKS Sketches

In a world that is moving more and more towards additive manufacturing as a primary method of creating our designs, working with mesh geometry is becoming ever more important. Whether this is a file that we’ve received from a customer, a supplier, or even geometry we’ve captured ourselves with a 3D scanner, using and manipulating…

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SOLIDWORKS Design Intent: what is it, and why should I care?

Ever hear of the term “design intent” and wonder what it means, or how it pertains to design? In SOLIDWORKS, we refer to design intent as your plan as to how the model should behave when it is changed. This really begs for a demonstration, so here it is!  Take these four simple parts, for…

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Introducing Structure System in SOLIDWORKS 2019

SOLIDWORKS Structure System

SOLIDWORKS has long been an industry leader in the modelling of welded frames and their components. Quickly generating beam members based on 2D or 3D sketches and exporting a cut-list using weldments can save many hours of manual work and re-work when compared to traditional modelling techniques. In SOLIDWORKS 2019 this process can be completed…

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