Blogs

From concept to prototype: An RS Components and Protolabs Masterclass

Published: 04/22

As an innovator and engineer, time is invaluable to your product development with an ever-growing importance to get your concepts to market faster than ever before, so it’s important to have the right tools at hand.

New Seamless SOLIDWORKS Workflow with Proven Advanced Simulation (Abaqus) and Faster Collaboration

Published: 12/20

When I was a teenager in the late 80s, I was interested in photography (these days referred to as old-school photography). I bought my first camera, a second-hand Minolta SRT, all manual, without electronics and automation. It was a high-quality product. Taking a good photo was an art, as it took ...

New Assembly Productivity Tools in SOLIDWORKS 2021

Published: 12/20

New productivity tools for assemblies in SOLIDWORKS® 2021 give you better control over your assembly designs. You will find more streamlined tools to help you assemble, pattern, and analyze your assemblies. This blog will highlight just a few of the assembly enhancements in this new release. For a ...

Make Your Team a Lean Mean Production Machine

Published: 12/20

Today’s engineering and manufacturing companies want to maintain consistent and high-level business operations despite unforeseen disruptions. Key challenges are typically related to safety, skill gaps in the workforce, lack of automation, and disconnected company communication. Technology itself ...

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2021: Working With Parts

Published: 12/20

SOLIDWORKS® 2021 introduces many enhancements that add to its already robust capabilities when working with parts, including enhancements to sheet metal, 3MF support, and weldments. For a comprehensive list of enhancements, see What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2021.

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2021

Published: 12/20

With SOLIDWORKS® Flow Simulation 2021, you can solve additional types of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) problems and improve the processing of project results. Below we describe a few of the enhancements in Flow Simulation 2021. For a complete list, download the What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2021 ...

Increase Your Linear Static Productivity in Six Minutes

Published: 11/20

Boost Your Engineering Problem Solving Power. See six capabilities that significantly increase your linear static productivity in six minutes.

Understand Opportunities and Threats for High-Tech Companies

Published: 11/20

Be prepared to address the critical business issues facing the high-tech industry.

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.