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SOLIDWORKS Sustainability

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2016-2017 [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2017

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. — Lao Tzu, Ancient Chinese philosopher and writer The first step for any designer or engineer starts at the learning level. The first, best step, for anyone entering a design or engineering program is SOLIDWORKS. As the industry leader, SOLIDWORKS allows students to create and innovate…

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Reducing Environmental Impact with SOLIDWORKS Sustainability Analysis

SOLIDWORKS Sustainability Life Cycle Assessment

SOLIDWORKS Sustainability software allows product designers to easily complete a life cycle assessment on the environmental impacts of a product design. The tool includes capabilities to assess parts and assemblies and allows you to determine and optimize for the lowest environmental impact. Sustainability also allows you to quickly adapt to changing environment and market conditions. By using Sustainability…

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My Experience attaining the SOLIDWORKS Sustainable Design Associate Certification

CSDA Certificate

The process of achieving SOLIDWORKS certifications is accessible and easy to complete with the right amount of preparation and proper use of available resources. Certifications are used to confirm your knowledge of various aspects of SOLIDWORKS software and of course your ability to work with software in an effective manner. I underwent this process in order to…

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Using SolidWorks Sustainability Software to Engineer Greener Products

SolidWorks Sustainability was introduced back in 2010 to assist engineers design renewable products in the early stages.  Here is an interesting article on this topic. http://www.good.is/post/new-software-could-help-engineers-create-greener-products/

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Backcasting with SolidWorks Sustainability

Everyone knows what forecasting means, but have you heard of the term “backcasting”?  With forecasts we want to know what the future will be like.  Backcasting is a different mindset.  Rather than trying to predict what happens in the future, we decide upfront what we want our future to be.  Then we can make decisions…

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I like beer…but the big question is Can or Bottle?

I just love a nice cold beer but I also have a big dilemma.  Should I buy cans or bottles?  It tastes great out of both but since I have been spending time with the Javelin Green team and also had some training on the SolidWorks SustainablityXpress product I feel that I need to get…

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Why Sustainable Design?

Worldwide awareness of environmental issues has never been more acute. Consumers are increasingly considering the environmental impact of products they buy. They’re not just looking at recyclability. They want to know about materials used and how the product was made. Manufacturers, in turn, are trying to respond to that growing demand. What it means to…

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Eco-friendly design using SustainabilityXpress

A great free tool available to all SolidWorks users to help them design products that are more environmentally friendly is SustainabilityXpress which was introduced in SolidWorks 2009. The life cycle assessment tool looks at a product’s entire life, which encompasses ore extraction, material production, manufacturing, product use, end-of-life disposal, and all of the transportation that…

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