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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…

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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…

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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…

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Beer Glove Modeling Challenge Part 1: using SOLIDWORKS

I recently had the honour of attending SOLIDWORKS WORLD (2016) in Dallas, Texas. I’d like to share with you three memories involving a modeling challenge that I had when I was there. SOLIDWORKS Designed Bra The first one I’d like to share is during one of…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer Parametric Features [VIDEO Series 4 of 4]

Hello everyone, and welcome to the fourth and final post in this getting to know SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer video series. Over the past few weeks we have gone from beginner to intermediate level skills in the software by practicing with the contests. The past contest…

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SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer Freeform Geometry [VIDEO series 3 of 4]

Hello everyone, and welcome back to my series on Industrial Design. In the last post we learned about the sketching capabilities in ID and some quick tips on beginning to create your 3D object by either extruding the sketch or manipulating standard freeform objects. For those who…

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