March 08, 2018

Best Practices for SOLIDWORKS Motion Analysis

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By Brandon Donnelly

SOLIDWORKS motion analysis uses the assembly mates along with part contacts and a robust physics-based solver to accurately determine the physical movements of an assembly under load. But, how do you know if you’re making the most out of this powerful tool?

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January 26, 2018

Design Inspiration – Less Is More: Dieter Rams

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By Sam Hochberg

Taking design inspiration from Dieter Rams and his Ten Principles for Good Design.

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December 07, 2017

How to Become a SOLIDWORKS Superhero [e-book]

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By Cody Pendzich

Most superheroes discover their new found superpowers after a freak accident, but not you.

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November 13, 2017

Benefits of Virtual Simulation Over Hand Calculations [White Paper]

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By Melissa Polley

Learn why best-in-class companies are turning to virtual simulation over hand calculations and physical prototyping.

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October 05, 2017

Strategies for Data Migration Between CAD Systems

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By Jeff Setzer

Migrating to a new CAD system can seem complex, but it comes down to managing two things: data and people.

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August 28, 2017

Break Out of the Bubble: Changing CAD Systems is Easier Than You Think [e-book]

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By Jeff Setzer

Do you feel like you’re in an ocean of SOLIDWORKS resources and talent, yet you’re enveloped in a bubble by your MCAD system? Stop letting your system prevent you from leveraging the resources and talent around you.

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August 10, 2017

A True GSC Story: The Making of a Simulation Consultant

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By Brandon Donnelly

I’ll be the first to tell you that I never expected to be here. I’ll even admit that when entering the engineering program in college, simulation wasn’t even on my radar.

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August 02, 2017

Designed in SOLIDWORKS: Solar Filters for Binoculars

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By Jeff Setzer

Create your own solar filters for binoculars using SOLIDWORKS and Stratasys, and get a close-up view of the August 21 solar eclipse.

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July 14, 2017

Design Inspiration – Timeless Design Principles

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By Sam Hochberg

It’s ironic that we so easily overlook good design – when bad design so easily jumps out at us!

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June 16, 2017

Design Inspiration: Brooks Stevens

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By Sam Hochberg

How Brooks Stevens' designs inspired the next generation of engineers.

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March 31, 2017

5 Best Practices for Successful Product Development & Innovation

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By Dave Vedder

Successful product development and innovation goes far beyond designing something you think is cool.

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February 15, 2017

5 Habits Of Successful SOLIDWORKS Power Users

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By Katie Vanden Heuvel

We all get busy and when you're rushing to get a job completed, it's easy to form some bad SOLIDWORKS habits along the way. We polled some of our power users to see what helped them break the bad habits and increase their efficiency in SOLIDWORKS.

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February 03, 2017

Top 5 Best Practices for a Seamless CAD Implementation

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By Dave Vedder

Over my 37+ years in manufacturing, I have overseen several CAD system implementations and optimizations within a global environment. Some have gone smoother than others, but I’ve learned a lot of great lessons along to help you get the most value out of your CAD system.

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