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Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world leader in 3D solutions that help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation. Their products deliver an intuitive experience in product design, simulation, publishing, data management, and environmental impact assessment.

3DS SolidWorks offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SolidWorks products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.

More than 1,723,900 product designers and engineers worldwide, representing 157,000 organizations, use SolidWorks to bring their designs to life–from the coolest gadgets to innovations that deliver a better tomorrow. SolidWorks products are usedin markets such as industrial, medical, scientific, consumer, educational, high tech,transportation and much more.

Integrating Next-Generation Technology: Additive Manufacturing Overview

oktober 18, 2019

Additive Manufacturing (AM) has been in existence since the 1980’s. In its earliest form, the technology was limited to mostly prototyping applications. Today, however, industrial manufacturers across the globe, from aerospace to education, are adopting AM as a viable means to influence every stage of the product lifecycle. Gone are the days were AM was used for proof of concept verification tool. With the advancement in process technology, materials technology and, 3D printing machines, AM is fast becoming a viable consideration to replace traditional manufacturing. Read more and watch the video

Have a look at the new features of SolidWorks

september 3, 2019

Hacking a Foam Glider with Your Seven-Year-Old

augustus 8, 2019

In this video, my seven-year-old son and I are electrifying our foam glider to give it full elevator and rudder control, plus designing a 3D-printed, power-pod in SOLIDWORKS to give our glider extended flight times. We run through some basic aerodynamics principles such as maintaining power-to-weight ratio and balance on our hacked glider. Finally, in true 3DAeroventures style, we head outside with a sense of adventure and exploration for our initial test flight. Read more and watch the video

Tutorials en Oefenopdrachten beschikbaar

juni 15, 2019

Voor SolidWorks heeft onderwijs prioriteit. Wij vinden het belangrijk dat SolidWorks voor elke technische opleiding beschikbaar is. En bij goede software hoort goed, actueel lesmateriaal. Daarom heeft SolidWorks de afgelopen jaren veel energie gestoken in de ontwikkeling van 13 tutorials en de hierbij horende oefenopdrachten, die bedoeld zijn voor gebruik in het Lager en Middelbaar Technisch Onderwijs. Met deze tutorials kan door leerlingen en studenten, zonder voorkennis van 3D-CAD, zelfstandig gewerkt worden. Vrijwel alle belangrijke onderwerpen uit SolidWorks komen aan de orde. Lees verder

Motorcycle Madness: Printing Pressure

mei 9, 2019

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Tucked away in a corner of the warehouse space at DASSAULT SYSTEMES North American headquarters in Waltham, motorcycle parts are piling up. The Magic Wheelchair build team is hard at work, putting in late nights and spending their lunch hours in the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab to bring Ben’s bike to life. Read more

3D Scanning Technologies

april 16, 2019

3D scanning is a technology where you create a digital copy of something that is in the real world. On the surface this sounds like like magical process where you take a photo of something and you immediately have a perfect digital copy of that object. This is not the case. You can scan an object but that digital copy will not be perfect. There is a lot of post processing needed before it is a good digital copy, and still then its not 100% perfect. So why 3D scan?  Read more

3D Printing – The First Layer

april 10, 2019

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Within 3D printing getting the first few layers correct is very important as it has a knock on effect with the success of your print. In this article, we are going to discuss some of the techniques to improve your model and the various advantages and disadvantages of using different methodologies. Read more

Designing Printed Circuit Boards More Efficiently

maart 20, 2019

SOLIDWORKS PCB is a powerful, yet very flexible, system that allows you to design faster and more efficiently. For example, when you need a simple capability such as designing different and flexible Grid Systems for placing components, many CAD system support changing Grid size from bigger to smaller and yet every view can have Multiple Grid Systems in the same design for different sections of the same board. Read more

Jumpstart Your Business with the SOLIDWORKS for Entrepreneurs Program

februari 27, 2019

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Eddy Lin had a crazy idea while hiking the foothills of Los Angeles. Tired of LA’s heavy commuter traffic, Lin began dreaming of building a personal aerial vehicle. As he researched how to turn his idea into reality, Lin came across the GoFly Prize, a Boeing-sponsored competition to create a personal flying device with help from global aerospace experts and cash prizes. Read more

Technology Preview: SOLIDWORKS 2020

februari 22, 2019

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Everyone loves the opportunity to get a sneak peek at new functionality in development. In fact, this topic is so popular that the 2019 edition of the Technology Preview Skit found a new home at SOLIDWORKS World to better facilitate both the LIVE and ONLINE audiences. Read more

Airbus en Dassault Systèmes gaan strategisch samenwerken aan digitalisering

februari 13, 2019

Airbus en Dassault Systèmes zijn een samenwerking aangegaan voor het implementeren van driedimensionale ontwerp-, engineering-, manufacturing-, simulatie- en intelligence-applicaties. Hiertoe hebben beide concerns een overeenkomst getekend. De samenwerking heeft een looptijd van vijf jaar. Lees verder [Bron:]

ITIS “Leonardo Da Vinci” Carpi – The Shell Eco-Marathon Project with SOLIDWORKS

februari 6, 2019

ITIS “Leonardo Da Vinci” Carpi – The Shell Eco-Marathon Project with SOLIDWORKS. Discover how students from ITIS “Leonardo da Vinci” Carpi in Italy, worked on the Shell Eco-Marathon project by using SOLIDWORKS to improve their design and the efficiency of their electric car, supported by Nuovamacut.

Why PCB is a Mechanical Creature – Part 2

januari 4, 2019

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This article’s argument for mechanical engineering involvement in PCB design is specific to the layout.  The schematics and circuit design such as power, analog, and digital belong to the electrical engineering domain and this area requires classroom and lab experience which one would expect from a degreed electrical program. Read more

Who Really Owns the PCB Layout? – Part One

december 14, 2018

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One would think that the title of this article should be a no-brainer. The fact of the matter is that the ownership of this vital aspect of electronic design is not only cloudy, but it will become murkier in the next 10 years. This murkiness is also an opportunity for mechanical engineers who aren’t afraid to expand their horizons. Read more

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2019

december 1, 2018

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Red alert! Red alert! SOLIDWORKS Visualize is now faster than ever!! One could say even the fastest visualization tool on the planet. That’s right – I said it. No one is faster than SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2019. Period. Read more

PDM: Versions and the exclamation mark

november 6, 2018

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In this article we will discuss several notifications we see when using the PDM add-in in SOLIDWORKS. These revolve around versions and how each version is used in assemblies or sub-assemblies. During customer support I notice that this question comes up every now and then for different level PDM users. This article intents to give insight into what versions are and how they are used.  We will not discusses revisions. Read more

Milling about with SOLIDWORKS Visualize

oktober 30, 2018

At SolidSolutions we run training courses for a large variety of manufacturing solutions such as SolidCAM, SWOOD and SigmaNEST alongside the newly introduced SOLIDWORKS CAM. To help make our training courses easier to understand and more relatable to real life working situations we have purchased a 5 axis milling machine to demonstrate the outputs from these programs in action. Read more

Getting multi-cavity tools to produce identical parts using injection molding

oktober 25, 2018

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Designers and engineers face a multitude of challenges whenever they approach an injection molding machine. One that has persisted for years is the difficulty of getting multi-cavity tools to produce identical parts. While the financial benefit of multi-cavity production is undeniable, rarely has the full financial benefit been realized. In many cases, the quality problems are so great that single-cavity production can be less expensive. Read more

Design to Manufacturing with SOLIDWORKS 2019

september 15, 2018


augustus 29, 2018

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In today’s age of 3D printing, once-inconceivable manufacturing projects can now be brought to life right from your desktop. But whether you’re using a desktop-sized Markforged or an industrial, state-of-the-art HP Jet Fusion, you’re likely starting in the same place – SOLIDWORKS. Therefore it’s imperative to optimize the design of your SOLIDWORKS model to prepare it for 3D Printing. Read more

Three Ways 3D Printers are Changing the Face of Manufacturing

augustus 24, 2018

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While 3D printers have been around for over 30 years, the reality of using a printer for manufacturing purposes at a reasonable price has only recently been available. 3D printers ascended to prominence largely on the backs of desktop machines, while printers capable of producing parts that would survive the factory floor were exorbitantly expensive.  Read more

Multi Material 3D Printing

augustus 14, 2018

Multi Material 3D Printing is a way of printing with different materials to create more complex parts and parts that have multi colours. Most of these machines only have the capabilities of printing two material but for the tutorial we used an Original Prusa i3 MK2s with the Multi material upgrade which can print up to four materials. Read more

The Fundamentals of SOLIDWORKS Design to Manufacture

augustus 10, 2018

The Fundamentals of SOLIDWORKS Design to Manufacture. Traditional design to manufacturing systems waste time, effort and money. But, with the SOLIDWORKS Design to Manufacturing Process you can implement a fully seamless, integrated design to manufacturing product development process, without sacrificing best-in-class capabilities and save time and money while at the same time getting a better and higher quality product.

Create Your Own Ring With SOLIDWORKS Sell

juli 11, 2018

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Thanks to SOLIDWORKS Sell and its team, you can now create your own custom jewelry directly online on the website of Maison TOURNAIRE. Some collaborative work to refine SOLIDWORKS Sell and the mobilization of many different skills were required to develop this customization platform. A combination of skills between the Maison TOURNAIRE and SOLIDWORKS included: 3D design, 3D rendering, UX design, web integration, 3D printing, lost wax casting, polishing and packaging. Read more

SOLIDWORKS Helps RoboTeam Twente Tackle RoboCup 2018

juni 10, 2018

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Robots taking on robots? If you thought that was the stuff of game shows, toy manufacturers or multi-million dollar film franchises, think again. Mechanoids battling against their synthetic siblings for supremacy isn’t just a reality, but a sport. Football, to be precise.

3D Printing: Curing Cancer and Going Mainstream

mei 1, 2018

If doctors and plane manufacturers and world-class champions can use 3D printing to become best in class, imagine how you can use this technology for your applications.

You have already heard about 3D printing with plastics. What you may not know is now, you can 3D print with metal!

PiezoMotor: Testimonial – SOLIDWORKS

april 19, 2018

SOLIDWORKS xDesign Mini Design Challenge: The Story Behind the Challenge – Part 1

maart 14, 2018

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One of the bigger conversations at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 was around the availability of SOLIDWORKS xDesign. SOLIDWORKS xDesign, an easy-to-learn and use application, is available via a browser, making it accessible on the go–anytime, anywhere and on any device.

Behold the commuter bicycles of tomorrow

februari 28, 2018

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Airless wheels. App integration. Automatic crash reporting and heartrate tracking. The bicycles of tomorrow are being designed with futuristic features that will transform riding – both for morning commuters and weekend calf-crunchers.

The 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace – The Amazon of Manufacturing 

februari 15, 2018

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Ask any engineer or designer about creating the next new thing, engineering it, and prototyping it, and they will tell you countless stories of trial and error before they succeeded making their ideas a reality. In the past decade,  the internet has become an integral part of the design process and when it comes to finding the right commercial component for your design or selecting a trusted manufacturer to bring your ideas designed in SOLIDWORKS to life, the amount of content and service providers is endless. Finding what you need can be cumbersome and time-consuming.

Mecuris Improves Orthopedic Care with SOLIDWORKS and Additive Manufacturing

januari 27, 2018

The rise of additive manufacturing has expanded the opportunities for new technologies that are customizable and cost effective.  No one has seen the advantages of this growing industry more clearly than Mecuris, which strives every day to break the paradigm of expensive orthopedic prosthetics or orthotics by utilizing 3D printing and SOLIDWORKS.  Let’s take a look at its story.

Dassault Systèmes Signs Strategic Cooperation Agreement with China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

januari 17, 2018

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) and China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) have signed a strategic cooperation agreement.  The agreement coincides with French President Emmanuel Macron’s first state visit to China in January 2018, and supports efforts by France and China to strengthen their technological and economic cooperation in the context of France’s “Industry of the Future” and China’s “Made in China 2025” industrial initiatives.

Toyota Motor Europe and Dassault Systèmes Collaborate on Next Generation Digital Marketing

januari 11, 2018

• Three-year contract to automate, integrate asset production with high-end visualization applications • Localized content for vehicle launches customizes car buying experiences • Automotive pioneer of lean processes gains edge in cost, time, quality, scalability

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) and Toyota Motor Europe have signed a three-year contract to collaborate on an optimized digital production process to create next generation digital marketing solutions for all new car launches in Europe.  These solutions will feature localized and personalized content targeting consumers seeking new, customized experiences in the car buying journey.

Surf’s Up, Engineers!

december 7, 2017

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Have you ever dreamed of taking a longboard and walking to the water’s edge, as waves crash against your feet, gazing out watching the swells gather and other surfers paddle to catch the perfect wave, wishing you could do that too? Maybe, like me, the dream was much better than the reality. Make no mistake, I’m not a klutz by nature, but standing up on that surfboard lasted all of two seconds while I took in a mouthful of salt water, realizing I was no closer to actually catching that perfect wave than I was while standing at the water’s edge, wishing I could.

SOLIDWORKS Entrepreneur: HEMAV, S.L. Takes the Use for Drones to the Next Level

november 11, 2017

Hemav, combines their data processing capabilities and drone technology to design and market high added value solutions for the industry. They are mainly an operating company of UAV. Thanks to a highly qualified and motivated multidisciplinary engineering team, Hemav specializes in the processing of data, images and pioneers in aeronautical and operational development of drone technology.

Dassault Systèmes’ Living Heart Project Reaches Next Milestones in Mission to Improve Patient Care

oktober 21, 2017

Dassault Systèmes today outlined, at the 3DEXPERIENCE Forum North America, multiple milestones in its Living Heart Project aimed to drive the creation and use of simulated 3D personalized hearts in the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of heart diseases.  As the scientific and medical community seeks faster and more targeted ways to improve patient care, the Living Heart Project is extending its reach through new partnerships and applications while lowering the barriers to access.

SOLIDWORKS 2018 – Design and Manufacturing

september 12, 2017

How 3D Printing Has Gone From Gimmick To Medical Marvel

september 8, 2017

The technical marvel that seemingly performs miracles, 3D printing continues to make the news. Although it’s been around for longer than you might have thought, the process has only really started to make waves over the past decade.

Mechatronics and the Ever-Changing Printed Circuit Board

september 1, 2017

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It may surprise you to know that it is the exception to find an electronic device that does not have a printed circuit board (PCB). Every device around you has one. There’s a bigger picture to consider when comes to the PCB, especially as we enter the age of mechatronics. The purpose of the PCB has changed over time and its role in mechatronics is going to be very important.

Boeing and Dassault Systèmes Announce Extended Partnership

juli 26, 2017

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) and Boeing have extended their partnership. Boeing will expand its deployment of Dassault Systèmes’ products across its commercial aviation, space and defense programs to include the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

This decision follows a competitive process that included the rigorous analysis of technical and functional capabilities, cost and business benefits across the value chain.  Boeing will deploy the 3DEXPERIENCE platform in phases and rely on Winning Program, Co-Design to Target, Ready for Rate, Build to Operate and License to Fly industry solution experiences for aerospace and defense to deepen its end to end digital collaboration, design, engineering, analysis, manufacturing planning and shop floor execution capabilities throughout the enterprise. 

Dassault Systèmes Acquires Majority Stake in Outscale

juni 27, 2017

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) today announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Outscale, a global leader in enterprise-class cloud services, thereby strengthening its position as one of the fastest growing cloud companies in the world that is helping industry innovators to digitally transform their business. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Dassault Systèmes and Airbus APWorks Collaborate to Advance the Use of Additive Manufacturing for Serial Production

juni 20, 2017

Dassault Systèmes the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, and Airbus APWorks GmbH, a subsidiary of Airbus and specialist in metal 3D printing, today announced that they have entered into a collaborative partnership to advance the use of additive manufacturing for large-scale production in the aerospace and defense industry.  The collaboration will leverage Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform and APWorks’ consulting, engineering and production expertise for new developments in the virtual validation of the additive manufacturing process.

An Introduction to Designing for Metal 3D Printing

juni 13, 2017

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Metal 3D printing is not intended to replace traditional metal manufacturing processes. Rather, it’s a manufacturing tool that opens up new possibilities for product designers. There are many metal 3D printing technologies out there like direct metal laser sintering (DMLS), selective laser melting (SLM), electron beam melting (EBM). Each are fairly similar in how they build parts from atomized metal powders.

May the Legos Be With You

mei 6, 2017

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If most of you out there reading this are anything like me, I grew up playing with the coolest toys… Legos!  My brother and I would dump our giant plastic tote and build houses, cars, spaceships, really anything that we could think of. So when I learned about our interns’ Lego project, a task to help them become proficient in SOLIDWORKS, I quickly asked if I could join in. I mean, who honestly wouldn’t want to play with Legos at work!

Dassault Systèmes and Sogeti High Tech to Partner in Accelerating Industry Adoption of Additive Manufacturing

april 29, 2017

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, and Sogeti High Tech, a subsidiary of Capgemini Group dedicated to industrial engineering and technological innovation, today announced that they have entered into negotiations to sign an additive manufacturing project development and management alliance partnership.  The prospective alliance partnership will provide companies in aerospace and defense, energy, transportation and other industries with integrated solutions to explore and implement the use of additive manufacturing in industrial applications.

Hardware Startup Myomo Partners with SOLIDWORKS for Success

maart 23, 2017

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It’s hard to believe the relationship between SOLIDWORKS and Myomo began just one year ago…and what a busy year it has been.  OK, yes, the partnership between us has been in place for many years now and on many fronts. From Myomo’s deep roots in education and research at MIT, its commitment to mentoring programs like First Robotics teams at local high schools, to its commercial use of SOLIDWORKS products in the design process, Myomo has had numerous connections to the SOLIDWORKS community.
The next step in the relationship began March 2nd, 2016.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize: Fast Mode Just Got Faster

maart 11, 2017

Educational Ubiquity: Why Engineering Competitions Work

februari 22, 2017

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SOLIDWORKS is used daily by students, educators and researchers worldwide. As a result, SOLIDWORKS is everywhere. Researchers at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan use SOLIDWORKS to design 21-degree-of-freedom robots to navigate through natural disasters. In the SOFIA Project scientists from the University of Stuttgart work with NASA and use SOLIDWORKS Simulation to determine the formation of young stars. At Sogang University in Korea, researchers have developed walkable robotic technology, called ANGLEGS, to make the impossible, possible.

SOLIDWORKS World 2017 Product Showcase Preview: Robotics

januari 25, 2017

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The SOLIDWORKS World Product Showcase is always a highlight. It’s the place you can go to see awesome products created in SOLIDWORKS and the people behind the designs. In some cases, you can even get hands on with the products.

Interested in robotics? At #SWW17, we’ve got the droids you’re looking for. In one case, we have the anti-robot you’re looking for. Here’s a preview of some of the cool robotic products you can experience at the Product Showcase.

State Of 3D Software: Interview With Dassault Systemes’ SOLIDWORKS CEO Gian Paolo Bassi

december 23, 2016


There is no shortage of enthusiasm for 3D printing. Sure, it goes through various financial cycles from a public stock perspective, but it still continues to grab consumer and business interest. As we move to the second post in this “State of 3D Software” CEO interview series, I emailed with Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO of Dassault Systemes’ SOLIDWORKS to hear about the State of 3D Software and more.

Myomo Develops Custom, Fabricated Devices to Assist Paralyzed Users

december 1, 2016


Myomo started in the lab of Professor Woodie Flowers at MIT, who’s probably best known for being the founder of First Robotics. Two of his researchers developed a robotic solution to help people who suffer from neuromuscular disorders move again. Working with the local rehab hospital in Boston, they showed that they could help someone with a spinal cord injury overcome gravity and get their hand to their face when they otherwise could not.

SOLIDWORKS Mech Machine Time-Lapse Tutorial – Part 2

november 10, 2016

This is the second and final installment of this little series we have created on designing and 3D printing a relief-aid Mech robot. In the last tutorial we covered the design process and the techniques used. In this tutorial we will be covering the 3D printing process and assembly of the Mech robot.

Co-Leader of France’s “Industry of the Future” Now Collaborating on the “Made in China 2025” Initiative to Accelerate High Performing and Innovative Production Systems

november 5, 2016

Dassault announced that digital platforms for innovation are at the heart of industrial strategies in France and China.  As its “Manufacturing in the Age of Experience” event takes place in Shanghai from November 3-4, 2016, Dassault Systèmes is uniquely positioned to demonstrate how digital technology is a main driver of France’s “Industry of the Future” and China’s “Made in China 2025” industrial innovation programs to reduce manufacturing costs, increase efficiencies and sustainability, inspire creativity and generate new business models. 

Should I Upgrade My Software?

oktober 29, 2016

Should I upgrade my software? I like my car. I like my jacket. I like my laptop. Why do people always tell me to get something new, when I’m happy with what I use? I feel so content. I feel safe and secure and stable. I know what to expect, how it works and it’s doing a pretty good job. So, why should I upgrade?

Cloud Collaboration from Design to Fabrication to Solve Problems Ahead of Construction

oktober 14, 2016

Dassault Systèmes and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the launch of the “Design for Fabrication” industry solution experience for architecture, engineering and construction (AEC).  Architects, engineers, contractors, fabricators and building products manufacturers now have access to a digital, collaborative environment on the cloud for civil and building projects, from concept through fabrication detail with shop floors that reduces waste and rework.


Dassault Systèmes Introduces SOLIDWORKS 2017

september 23, 2016

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the launch of SOLIDWORKS 2017.  From small startups to global organizations, more than 3.1 million users can create multisensory experiences through innovative product design, with access to easy 3D design and development applications anytime, anywhere and on any device.

The New Blended Curvature-Based Meshing Algorithm

september 15, 2016


We all know running a successful analysis using SOLIDWORKS Simulation requires a good mesh of our geometry. As far as generating a mesh is concerned, the SOLIDWORKS meshing command has traditionally offered us two options: the Standard mesh and the Curvature-based mesh. Generally speaking, the standard mesh is best used for angled, prismatic geometry and there was a time when it was the only meshing option available.

SOLIDWORKS Time-Lapse Tutorial: Mechanical Hand

september 9, 2016

This is an awesome tutorial on how you can use SOLIDWORKS and 3D printing to create prosthetic hands and other limbs. Now this isn’t the A-Z on creating prosthetics, but more how 3D printing in prosthetics is helping to improve and innovate the field. The model we created is made from basic SOLIDWORKS commands and can play a big role in the development of prosthetics.

Formula Student Team Delft Unveils the First Electric Race Car Created with Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Platform on the Cloud

juli 14, 2016

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Formula Student Team Delft (FS Team Delft), one of Delft University of Technology’s 14 student project teams, has unveiled the first Formula Student electric race car to be designed, built and tested with Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud. Seventy-five team members completed the car in only eight months by using the same cloud-based design, engineering and collaborative innovation applications that have transformed industry worldwide.

3DEXPERIENCE Platform Helps Dental Implant Company Accelerate Innovation and Regulatory Approval

juni 29, 2016

The medical device industry has been plagued by safety and quality issues and product recalls that have led to increased regulatory scrutiny. As a result, many companies must dedicate more research and development expenditures to regulatory activities than to new product introductions.

Put an End to Plastic Part Problems by Answering Three Questions

juni 4, 2016

Are you on a quest to design the best plastic parts? Before you journey any further, stop! Those who design plastic parts must answer these questions three, or they might not like the part they see.

Before sending your designs to manufacturing it’s important to be certain of the following:

  • Will my plastic part mold fill?
  • What will my physical part look like aesthetically and structurally?
  • How can I make my part better?

European Spallation Source Chose Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Platform to Develop the World’s Leading Neutron Research Center

mei 4, 2016

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that European Spallation Source ERIC (ESS), a research infrastructure project funded and operated by a partnership of European countries, is using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to construct the world’s leading neutron research facility in Lund, Sweden.

Dassault Systèmes to Develop Smart Facility Solution Based on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

maart 21, 2016

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that it has participated in a landmark smart office building project in cooperation with Rhomberg Group, Zumtobel Group, Bosch Software Innovations, and Modcam AB. With this project, Dassault Systèmes aims to introduce more sustainable management of homes, commercial buildings and factories to smart cities of the future.

Pinball Machine using Event Based Motion in SOLIDWORKS

maart 9, 2016

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Event based motion is part of SOLIDWORKS Motion Add-In. It is a powerful tool that allows to link sensors with actuators and simulate synchronous motion patterns present in various mechatronics devices.

SOLIDWORKS and the F1 Engineers of Tomorrow

maart 3, 2016

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If the saying “you are a product of your environment” is true, everything you see, do and hear influences the person you are. So if your dream is to be an F1 engineer, it makes good sense to start designing and building race cars.

Electric-Car Company Faraday Future Deploys Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Platform for Breakthrough Automotive Experience

januari 13, 2016

Dassault Systèmes and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Faraday Future has adopted its 3DEXPERIENCE platform. The electric-car company has already deployed the “Target Zero Defect” and “Smart Safe & Connected” industry solution experiences for the development and delivery of its new fully electric vehicle and connected automotive experience concept unveiled during CES 2016 in Las Vegas last week.

SOLIDWORKS Meets Star Wars

december 16, 2015

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What happens when SOLIDWORKS Meets Star Wars? Around here, we’ve been celebrating and preparing for Fridays’ release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens for a while now. If you’re following us on Instagram, you might remember the Darth Vader pumpkin from Model Mania guru Mark Schneider.

Electric Vehicle Manufacturer Races to Market with SOLIDWORKS

november 30, 2015

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While the media buzz proclaiming the imminent death of the internal combustion engine might be premature at this point, there is an end in sight. While the end of gas-powered cars won’t happen in the near term, many studies indicate that fossil fuels, which have their origins somewhere between 541 and 66 million years ago, will be completed depleted in the next 55 years.

Voeg een dimensie toe aan elektrotechnisch ontwerpen met SOLIDWORKS Electrical

november 17, 2015

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Een van de belangrijkste klachten die ik hoor van elektrotechnici over de software die ze gebruiken voor het ontwerpen van schema’s, is dat deze software niet gebruiksvriendelijk is. Er zijn te veel icoontjes, en de software is niet echt specifiek ontwikkeld voor het ontwerpen van elektrotechnische schema’s. Nu is er echter voor het eerst elektrotechnische software beschikbaar die gebaseerd is op het DNA van SOLIDWORKS, en die op basis van klantwensen ontstaan is. SOLIDWORKS Electrical biedt een ongeëvenaarde gebruikers ervaring in een eenvoudige en heldere werkomgeving. Weg zijn de rijen icoontjes uit het verleden.

A New Way to Capture Concept Ideas Quickly

november 3, 2015

Every great product began as a design concept, right? Well, maybe not every product… So, how do we begin the process of capturing design ideas and sharing them with a team? With SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer on the 3DExperience Platform, ideas can be captured quickly, and shared with other team members to help guide the design process from its infancy.

It’s October 21, 2015: The Future is Here

oktober 21, 2015

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Part of the fun of watching movies that are set in the future is actually seeing if any of the predictions came true in real life. It’s great to think and debate on which gadgets in the movie will become reality versus those that remain in the fantasy world. In some cases, it’s fun to go back and laugh at predictions gone wrong (I’m thinking Predator 2, set in 1997, and the portion of Demolition Man that was set in 1996).

Test your design against the world’s deadliest forces: sharks and tornadoes

augustus 12, 2015


After spending an entire week watching shark documentaries, our intrepid designer and couch surfer, Jacques, is inspired to swim with the world’s perfect predator.

But Jacques is no fool. Before he takes the plunge, he’s going to design and build a submersible anti-shark cage. To guarantee his cage will completely protect him, Jacques uses SOLIDWORKS Simulation to ensure he’ll return to his couch in one piece.

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U wilde altijd al flexibel Simulation kunnen gebruiken. Met SOLIDWORKS kan het!

juli 1, 2015


Virtueel testen is een integrale engineering tool voor snelle en nauwkeurige productontwikkeling. Simulation is niet langer een tool voor specialisten. Als het in uw CAD-omgeving geïntegreerd is, zoals SOLIDWORKS Simulation, kunt u uw ontwerp al vanaf dag één testen om uiteindelijk een betere kwaliteit en betere prestaties te bereiken. Waarom zou u, pas als een fysiek prototype niet blijkt te voldoen, kunnen concluderen dat uw ontwerp nog niet klaar is voor productie? Als de kosten u weerhielden: SOLIDWORKS biedt nu een flexibele kwartaallicentie. Hiermee kiest u zelf wanneer virtueel testen voor uw bedrijf en uw project het meest relevant is.

3D Printing and Injection Molding: Dynamic Duo Cuts Tooling Costs, Speeds Time to Market

juni 8, 2015


The number of potential applications for 3D printing seems to grow on a daily basis. There’s almost nothing these additive manufacturing machines can’t build. They take nearly all traditional constraints out of the manufacturing equation, enabling the creation of products of nearly any shape and complexity. Even the materials used—which was originally quite limited—seem to be increasing daily.

SOLIDWORKS-Designed Robots Are the New Face of Some Japanese Businesses

mei 4, 2015

Imagine rolling into a hotel late at night, bleary-eyed from a long day of travel, and instead of a perky hotel clerk you are greeted by an android. Sounds like something you might see on the SciFi channel, but it’s not. Robots will staff the Henn-na Hotel in Nagasaki, Japan, which set to make its debut in July. The 10 humanoid robots will greet guests, carry luggage, and clean rooms.

Streamlining Engineering to Manufacturing with Engineering 4.0

april 15, 2015

Watch this “SOLIDWORKS Short” video to hear SOLIDWORKS Director of Portfolio Management talk about streamlining your design to manufacturing using Engineering 4.0 and SOLIDWORKS solutions.

3DEXPERIENCE available on the cloud

maart 26, 2015

Dassault Systèmes today announced that its 3DEXPERIENCE platform for Academia is available on the cloud. The academic field now has simplified and secured access to Dassault Systèmes’ product design, digital manufacturing, realistic simulation and collaborative innovation applications on the cloud that have transformed industrial processes worldwide.

Flow Simulation Compare Tool Improvements

december 27, 2014

Every new release of Flow Simulation adds more functionality, faster solution times, and customer requested enhancements. One of the 2015 enhancements is the Study Compare Tool overhaul. In 2014 a user could compare any active plot and goals between projects in the same model. This is very useful functionality when comparing between different design options under the same flow conditions. Only being able to compare active plots lead to some drawbacks and some fumbling for what you actually wanted to see. The goal plots gave the engineer only a table view of the reported values. Great for a quick numerical comparison, but this left the user manipulating the data in Excel to get nice visual graphs. This is where 2015 Flow Simulation Compare Tool comes in.