SolidWorks Visualize Integration will Cause Activation Headaches

SolidWorks Visualize Integration will Cause Activation Headaches

Now that SolidWorks 2017 is in Pre-Release, there’s some confusion about how SolidWorks subscription customers should claim and activate their free seat of SolidWorks Visualize Standard. When Visualize (formerly BunkSpeed) was released alongside SolidWorks 2016 last year, any SolidWorks subscription serial number could be used to download and activate the new rendering tool. Now, in … Continue reading

SolidWorks World 2017 Early Bird Registration Now Open!

SolidWorks World 2017 Early Bird Registration Now Open!

In an announcement sent to customers this week, SolidWorks officially invited their community to “the premier 3D design event of the year, SOLIDWORKS World 2017! Taking place in Los Angeles, CA, from February 5-8, 2017, SOLIDWORKS World is the one event where like-minded professionals come together to share and explore their passion for all things SOLIDWORKS.” … Continue reading

What’s New in SolidWorks 2017: Chapter 2 – User Interface

What’s New in SolidWorks 2017: Chapter 2 – User Interface

The leaves are turning, the air is chilling, and the smell of sweet, sweet CAD is in the air. Welcome to SolidWorks 2017! Take a look below for some of the best new features from the User Interface chapter of the 25th major SolidWorks release. You can learn more at the SolidWorks 2017 launch page: https://www.solidworks.com/launch … Continue reading

Central Coast, CA, April 2016

Central Coast, CA, April 2016

San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach, and surrounding coastline. Most shots taken with 62mm polarizing filter.

July 4th Fireworks, 2016

July 4th Fireworks, 2016

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Review

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Review

   Greetings readers! After SolidWorks World 2016, I partnered with Develop3D to publish an in-depth review of SolidWorks Visualize, which launched that week. If you subscribe to the print version of Develop3D Magazine, you may have already seen the review. However, starting today, you can read my article (as well as dozens of other CAD … Continue reading

SolidWars: Episode 2017 – The Phantom Edges (What’s Coming in SolidWorks 2017)

SolidWars: Episode 2017 – The Phantom Edges (What’s Coming in SolidWorks 2017)

There’s nothing hotter right now than Star Wars. That is, unless you’re a SolidWorks user attending Day 3 of SolidWorks World 2016, where you’ve just learned about some of the new enhancements you can look forward to in SolidWorks 2017. The clever skit, which somehow made it past the Dassault legal department, featured such cringe-inducing … Continue reading

SolidWorks World 2016 Model Mania Solution

SolidWorks World 2016 Model Mania Solution

See the fastest way to model the part from the SolidWorks World 2016 Model Mania competition, and improve your modeling skills in under 5 minutes. Mark Schneider presents his solution at SolidWorks World 2016 in Dallas. Can you do better than the winner’s best time of 12:29?

Solidworks World 2016 Top Ten List

Solidworks World 2016 Top Ten List

#10 – Revert to eDrawings 2013 Engine and Interface for Desktops #9 – Automatic Fastener BOM for Large Assemblies #8 – Ability to Use End Points of Sketch Lines for Hole Wizard Holes #7 – Automate Explode Line Creation #6 – Enhance Fillet, Chamfer, and Other Functions for Multi-Body Parts #5 – Bounding Box Values … Continue reading

Testing the eDrawings Virtual Reality Prototype with Google Cardboard

Testing the eDrawings Virtual Reality Prototype with Google Cardboard

In the Partner Pavilion at SolidWorks World 2016, the mobile products team demonstrated a prototype of the eDrawings mobile app, with support for Virtual Reality via Google Cardboard. Cardboard is an inexpensive, open source virtual reality viewer, meant to be used with apps on your phone. An alternative to expensive VR rigs like the Occulus, … Continue reading