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The Single Modeling Environment—A New Paradigm for Conceptual Design

Published: 04/20

The single modeling environment for conceptual design establishes a new, instinctive paradigm for how design engineers create new mechanical design concepts and work with conceptual geometries. By stripping out all unrelated tasks and distractions, streamlining user interaction with conceptual ...

Empowering Conceptual Design via the Single Modeling Environment

Published: 04/20

Developing innovative design concepts is critically important to the success of product development organizations, large and small, because these ideas lay the foundation for future business success. Using conventional CAD software for conceptual design presents challenges because traditional ...

How Metal 3D Printing is Redefining Part Design

Published: 04/20

Direct metal laser sintering brings unprecedented freedom to those willing to rethink traditional part design.

How 3D Printing Materials Measure Up

Published: 04/20

Comparing injection-moulded thermoplastics to ‘thermoplastic-like’ materials in stereolithography.

SOLIDWORKS Conceptual designer single modeling Environment Drives innovation in Conceptual Design

Published: 04/20

Innovation in design solutions mirrors innovation in product development. The design engineer’s toolset has dramatically evolved over the past few decades—from manual drafting to computeraided design techniques and from 2D CAD tools to 3D parametric systems. SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer ...

Remote Access to Engineering Systems during Shelter-in-Place

Published: 04/20

While companies try to adopt to “shelter-in-place” measures and minimise the inevitable disruptions, many industries rely heavily on graphics-intensive applications that reside on office workstations or servers that are not sufficiently accessible from home offices.

Power productivity of remote workers

Published: 04/20

Business continuity requires users to remain productive. But can engineers do their jobs at peak performance when the software applications they use are slowed down by poor connections?

Knowledge workers may be 20% less productive due to unresponsive programs

Published: 04/20

Today's engineering teams often include members who are dispersed around the world, using powerful software to design products and analyse data while working from home, customer sites or hoteling stations.

SOLIDWORKS CONCEPTUAL DESIGNER—Innovative Single Modeling Environment for Conceptual Design

Published: 04/20

With the release of SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer, Dassault Systèmes has introduced the first, true single modeling environment for conceptual design. Unlike any other design software—in terms of architecture, appearance, and functionality— SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer brings the 3DEXPERIEENCE® ...

Prioritizing Concepts through Collaboration

Published: 03/20

After you’ve created as many industrial design concepts as you can in the available time, how do you go about prioritizing concepts for future development?

Family tooling: Increasing production volume and reducing part costs

Published: 03/20

Much of the cost of injection moulding is in creating the tool – before you even begin the moulding process. So if you are designing multiple parts for the same project it could be worth considering having them share the same mould.

Why choose CNC?

Published: 03/20

In this video we discuss why you might choose CNC machining and how this subtractive manufacturing process could save you time and money.

Overcome the engineering remote access resistance

Published: 03/20

Many organizations see the benefit of centralizing IT into a single – or limited number – of global data centers. You know this will save a lot of money, increase IT security and streamline work processes, but engineers may provide strong resistance to centralizing their complex graphical solutions.

Integrating design-to-manufacturing with SOLIDWORKS

Published: 03/20

Bringing design and manufacturing together: One of the single best decisions you can make to accelerate your product development process while lowering cost and improving quality.

Best practices for industrial design

Published: 03/20

How will an integrated, collaborative industrial design platform help you improve your performance as an industrial designer? By facilitating best practices for industrial design and enhancing the overall value, impact, and contribution of industrial design to the product development and ...

Ensuring business continuity during emergencies

Published: 02/20

Business continuity can be a challenge when virus breakouts, natural disasters or political upheaval lead to travel bans. While protecting the health of employees and mitigating the risk of spreading the virus are vital, businesses must continue to function and minimize disruption in productivity.

Can you manufacture your design?

Published: 02/20

The most elegant, beautiful product design ever created is of little commercial value if it cannot be manufactured at volume and sold at a profit.

Developing better products requires CAD-integrated tools

Published: 02/20

In order to build better products, you are tasked with understanding and communicating every aspect of your design as it goes from concept to manufacturing.

Simulation doesn't replace experience

Published: 01/20

It is a misconception that simulation can replace experience in making design solutions. No company should use simulation results to overrule an engineer’s experience in making a design decision. At the end of the day, engineers make design decisions. Simulation is no replacement for engineering ...

Can you replace prototyping with simulation?

Published: 01/20

No. To be perfectly clear, companies should not have any expectation that prototyping can be completely replaced with simulation. Every product should be physically tested to verify and validate the satisfaction of requirements, conformance to constraints, and performance against the engineer’s ...

Design Essentials – Design to Prototype

Published: 10/19

Air(line) worthy – ACI Ltd used Protolabs rapid injection moulding services to minimise the amount of time their aircraft are on the ground for annual maintenance.

Success through collaboration

Published: 10/19

How engineering and design professionals across industries achieve better outcomes using remote access collaboration.

Create a reliable remote access infrastructure

Published: 10/19

Organisations that heavily rely on remote access are looking to create a very reliable infrastructure to support their engineers. Down times of remote infrastructure immediately results in less engineering productivity.

Inphi leverages OpenText Exceed TurboX to consolidate data centres

Published: 09/19

As a leader in high-speed data movement, Inphi Corporation encourages its customers to think fast, equipping them with sleek semiconductor solutions that move big data around inside and between data centres. When Inphi looked to create a single data centre, it relied on enabling technology from ...

A drop of technology adds sophistication to an exceptional vodka

Published: 09/19

Protolabs and the Comate design office combined their skills to help Sergio Diovisalvi and Cédric Cornélissens finalise the closure system for the vial of XAU vodka.