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SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer

SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer Workflow [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer (SWID) is an amazing tool for designers to easily create objects of complex geometry. A typical workflow for industrial designers is to brainstorm some concept sketches in 2D, then move into 3D surface rendering and finally the finished 3D CAD design. Traditionally these three steps are linear, meaning the first stage must be completed…

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New features in SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer 2016

With the release of SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer 2016, our friends at Dassault Systemes have added some new features to help you create more accurate freeform models as quickly as possible. Scale by Distance The Scale by Distance tool is very useful when you know the exact size of your freeform object. Before the addition of this…

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Importing SOLIDWORKS files into SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer

As a follow-up to my recent blog article about how to export from SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer to SOLIDWORKS, I’m now going to show you how to take the process the other way (i.e: importing a file from SOLIDWORKS into Industrial Designer). As great as Industrial Designer is, I cannot deny that SOLIDWORKS is still the…

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How to Open a File in SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer

Welcome to another very basic tutorial of how to use SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer. Today, I’m going to be discussing how to open a file. It might seem pretty obvious until you start looking for the Open icon only to discover that there isn’t one! That’s because SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer makes use of the 3D Experience…

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Beer Glove Modeling Challenge Part 2: using SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer

In part 1 of my [epic] modeling challenge I modeled a hand using SOLIDWORKS in 90 minutes so that I could design a beer glove. It… could have gone better had I allowed myself more time. However, I was excited to use SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer to do the same. Now, in light of the fact that…

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How to Export from SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer to SOLIDWORKS

I recently experienced SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer (SWID) at SOLIDWORKS World 2016 and needless to say I was excited. When I returned to the Javelin office afterwards, I knew I had to get my hands on this product. Sure enough, I did and as exciting as it was to drive it, I soon started trying all…

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Innovative Child Safety Product design with SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer

Javelin customer Inertia Engineering + Design, Inc. (IE+D) is a leading supplier of fast-tracked, streamlined product design and engineering services to the medical, defense, and consumer product industries. When company founder and President Ray Minato established IE+D, he based his business model on serving clients better by quickly facilitating collaboration, efficiently handling product data, and effectively managing projects. Minato realized that…

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Accelerate Design and Inspire Innovation with SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer

How do you accelerate design? Where do you get your design inspiration? From nature, product history or your own insight? Industrial designers need to capture ideas whenever and wherever they strike and easily share them with relevant stakeholders. Rather than add more tools to your already overflowing mixed bag of tricks, you need a unified…

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