SWW2017

A big thank you to the SOLIDWORKS Visualize Community at SOLIDWORKS World

Unleashing the Power of Visualize Session

Last week we had the pleasure of interacting with SOLIDWORKS users in Los Angeles, CA., at the SOLIDWORKS World convention.  This year was packed full of informative and impressive sessions that really excite the inner engineering geek in me; and invigorates the passion that so many designers and engineers have for the great SOLIDWORKS Innovation Platform. SOLIDWORKS Visualize Breakout Session My colleague Alen Topic and I were lucky enough to present at the event this year on one of our favorite new additions to the SOLIDWORKS lineup, SOLIDWORKS Visualize, and wanted to give a big thank you to everyone that attended to make this a fun and creative session. We had users of all types, from experienced to brand new, witness how easy and powerful SOLIDWORKS Visualize can be and had a lot of fun in the process. Users were able to make a very high quality render (shown in the figure below), in…

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Introducing the new GrabCAD Print for SOLIDWORKS Add-in

GrabCAD Print SOLIDWORKS Add-in

In addition to the launch of the new Stratasys F123 Series at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 this week; Stratasys also launched another SOLIDWORKS 3D printing related product — a new GrabCAD Print SOLIDWORKS Add-in. The new Add-in has all the power of the GrabCAD Print stand-alone software allowing you to easily estimate cost and print parts, but with the added advantage of not having to leave SOLIDWORKS. You can select materials, slice height, part orientation, and part layout. Then print on your Stratasys 3D printer; there is a growing number of GrabCAD Print-supported machines (Full Support: uPrint SE/SE Plus, Dimension 1200es / Dimension Elite, Fortus 250mc, the new F123 Series, and Limited Support: Fortus 380mc / Fortus 450mc, Fortus 900mc). GrabCAD Print for SOLIDWORKS is the perfect add-in for engineers and designers who need to quickly build prototype parts. Your part design can be added to a representation of the 3D printer build tray…

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A preview of SOLIDWORKS 2018, learn what’s new in the next release

SOLIDWORKS 2018 3D Interconnect Custom Properties

During day 3 of SOLIDWORKS World 2017 the SOLIDWORKS product introduction team previewed some of the great enhancements and new features coming in SOLIDWORKS 2018 later this year. The preview included Sketching, Assemblies, 3D Interconnect, Fabrication, PDM, and Generative design. Check out some screenshots below along with a brief description of the new feature or enhancement: SOLIDWORKS 2018 Sketching enhancements The SOLIDWORKS team showed off some great new sketching enhancements, the ability to create profiles with a stylus was the best one: SOLIDWORKS 2018 Assembly enhancements SOLIDWORKS 2018 will allow you to be much more productive with assemblies with the following enhancements: SOLIDWORKS 2018 3D Interconnect enhancements 3D Interconnect enhancements that make it even easier to use non-native and neutral data formats: SOLIDWORKS 2018 Fabrication enhancements Tab and Slot self fixturing design and SOLIDWORKS PDM enhancements: Generative Design for SOLIDWORKS A new feature to make it easier to create parts and…

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The new Stratasys F123 3D Printer Series is designed for SOLIDWORKS prototyping

Stratasys F123 Series

Stratasys Ltd., the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, have just unveiled a new professional, versatile and fast Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) based F123 Series (F170, F270 and F370) at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 in Los Angeles CA. The new machines are designed to make professional SOLIDWORKS prototyping more accessible for workgroups. The Stratasys F123 Series empowers virtually any SOLIDWORKS user, regardless of 3D printing experience, to build durable and accurate prototypes using a range of functional FDM 3D printing materials. A single Stratasys F123 Series 3D Printer addresses the complete prototyping workflow, from initial concept verification to design validation and final functional performance, to ensure product designs are thoroughly evaluated and endorsed before manufacturing – resulting in better products and shorter lead times. SOLIDWORKS Prototyping Take a look at the following video to see how the Stratasys F370 is used by SOLIDWORKS customer, Center for Advanced Design (CAD), a product development…

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Watch SOLIDWORKS World 2017 Live Online

SOLIDWORKS World 2017 is now underway in Los Angeles, California, and you can Watch it LIVE Online to see keynote presentations from astronauts and rock stars, including Anousheh Ansari, Jason Silva, PRS Guitars, Mark Tremonti, and Duane Elgin. Registering for the live webcast will provide remote viewing access to the SOLIDWORKS World 2017 General Session each day from Monday, February 6th through Wednesday, February 8th. During the General Sessions you will learn from amazing customers who take new approaches to design for maximum end user benefit; hear from organizations that are finding ways to prepare the next generation of engineers for the workforce; and get inspired by our keynote speakers who will share how they were able to break the bounds of the “possible” and do something that has never been. SOLIDWORKS World 2017 Agenda Here is the agenda for the three general sessions starting at 8:15AM PST today: Monday, February 6, 2017 8:15AM –…

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