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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…

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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…

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Automation with Options and Variants

Options and Variants is a very powerful and yet easy to use design automation tool. In a short amount of time it helps designers configure systems to provide consistently accurate designs while saving an enormous amount of time and money. There are so many E3 users raving about this functionality. Check out the video below to see how it works, how easy it is to add these options in your design and to control your design. You can also check out the Options and Variants Blog series to get more details: How To Automate Your Electrical Schematics – Part I How To Automate Your Electrical Schematics – Part II How To Automate Your Electrical Schematics – Part III

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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 and steps to turn that future into a reality.  We have the power to create a better future and this is greater than any prediction. Backcasting is important for sustainable development.  Without a solid plan in place, the future may look more like current “forecasts” and less like the vision from our “backcast”.  Not all will agree upon the exact future we desire, but working together in taking steps forward…

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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 that question answered.  I want to enjoy my beer and also be environmentally responsible. So I asked Joseph Vera from inkaverna (www.inkaverna.com) to do a quick life cycle assessment (LCA) for me to tell me which is a better container for my favourite beverage – can or bottle.  Joseph is a Sustainbility Expert and has a Masters in Engineering and Public Policy (and I know he likes beer too).  Joseph…

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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 you As an engineer or product designer, you have the power to dramatically alter how we interact with our environment. The question is how. Many designers don’t know about the life cycle assessment (LCA) process or how it could guide them to more sustainable designs. Others may think the process is too complex and time-consuming, or is someone else’s responsibility. Learning about designing for the environment now will put you…

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SolidWorks Sustainability wins Design News Golden Mousetrap Award 2010 for Innovation and Creativity

A top design industry publication has named SolidWorks® Sustainability software as one of the most innovative products of 2010. The editors of Design News magazine chose SolidWorks Sustainability as a Golden Mousetrap Award Best Product winner based on its ability to help designers create more environmentally-friendly products. SolidWorks Sustainability helps users determine their designs’ carbon footprint, energy consumption, and air/water impacts. Read the full press release to learn more

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