SOLIDWORKS: 3D Design Software for an Exceptional Engineering Experience

SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software delivers robust design functionality in an easy-to-use interface that expedites your design process so you can be more productive, faster. Used by mechanical engineers, designers, and experts of innovation, SOLIDWORKS offers complete end-to-end 3D capability from design to prototyping to manufacture.

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Taking a Deep Dive into the Style Spline in SOLIDWORKS – Part 1

curve-types-style-splineBy now you've heard about the new Style Spline in SOLIDWORKS 2014. If so, you’re probably wondering what makes it different from the spline that's already available, why Style Spline may be useful to you, and when you may want to use it. In this 3-part series we'll be answering those questions.

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Choosing the Right SOLIDWORKS Installation Method

multiple-installIf you’re the sole user of SOLIDWORKS at your company or you’re a solo operator, choosing an installation method is straight forward: install SOLIDWORKS through the SOLIDWORKS Installation manager. But once you add a few more users or multiple sites into the mix, you really have to start thinking about the other methods that are available: 1. The SolidWorksSOLIDWORKS Installation Manager 2. Command line installation 3. NVIDIA GRID VCA

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SOLIDWORKS Quick Tip: 8 Ways to Insert a Component into an Assembly

8-waysAs you know, SOLIDWORKS is very good at giving us many options for performing certain tasks. A perfect example of this is when it comes time to insert components into our assembly models. Before reading further, do you know how many DIFFERENT ways there are to accomplish this? Test your knowledge and see how many you knew!

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SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual – the Future of Collaborative Design

swmc-blog3D CAD tools have been around for a couple decades now, but old-school techniques are alive and well when it comes to conceptual design. With SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual, there is finally a proper tool for capturing quickly evolving designs and collaborating with multiple team members in the important stages of conceptual design. So, why is SOLIDWORKS focusing on mechanical conceptual design? Well, in a typical design process there are many teams involved in producing the final product. Many processes can run in parallel, but certain activities – such as building prototypes, testing those prototypes, and creating technical communication deliverables – need to wait until the detailed design is finished. One area that is often overlooked in the complete, end-to-end process is the conceptual design stage, where ideas are created and discarded in rapid succession, and many people are involved. By using SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual up front in the design process to capture and test numerous concepts quickly, the entire design process is compressed even further.

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