SOLIDWORKS Drafting Standards

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Occasionally you find a drawing that doesn’t look right. What I mean is that the dimension size, fonts, etc. don’t match what everyone is used to seeing. This might be a really old drawing, it might be that someone used an incorrect drawing template (local versus networked template file). Either way its just not fitting in as we’d like it to. Now at first glance of the Tools, Options, Document Properties is seems like there is a lot of settings […]

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Hidden in plain sight

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Hey Windows 7 users, recognize this? Yup, it is our new SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM’s tool bar, Pretty ain’t she? The other day I noticed something while looking at an XP machine: That blueberry on the left looks like a button…so I hovered over it on my machine and: Look a tool tip! It is a button! All this time I thought that blueberry was pretty little decoration, but turns out it is a quick link to the root of the vault. It […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2012 Beta set to launch in June

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The SOLIDWORKS Beta team announced that the 2012 Beta program will be launched at the end of June 2011.  >Click here to be a part of the 2012 Beta This year’s Beta program has many new user driven changes. Here are just a few of the enhancements: Redesigned Beta website with improved navigation and accessibility to key information Improved problem reporting Creative competitions to stretch your minds, challenge your SOLIDWORKS skills, and win prizes Visit the 2012 Beta site and […]

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Simulate Performance of Your Sheetmetal Assemblies in SolidWorks

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The June installment of the SOLIDWORKS webcast series highlights the sheetmetal applications inside SOLIDWORKS 2011.  This webinar will focus on how SOLIDWORKS Simulation tools can complement your design process by being able to digitally simulate and understand the performance of your sheetmetal assemblies under real world conditions.  >Register Here Topics include: Understanding the strength & performance of sheetmetal designs Light weighting designs without compromising on the performance Frequency and Vibration analysis of sheetmetal Enclosures Fluid Flow analysis in and around […]

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Green Design Contest

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Good constraints lead to inspired design, and as Earth Day reminds us, our planet provides the ultimate constraints-it can only support so much resource consumption and waste emissions. Right now, SOLIDWORKS is inviting you to design a new chair that’s both aesthetically appealing and fully functional, while maintaining a small environmental footprint. To do this, you can either download the starter model – a rather plain-looking, industrial affair – and modify it, or design a completely new chair yourself. To […]

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SOLIDWORKS Solutions for Sheetmetal

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Join the SOLIDWORKS technical team for a complimentary webcast. This webinar will focus on improving your time to market and reducing costly errors by utilizing the powerful sheetmetal tools available in SOLIDWORKS 2011.  >Register Here! Topics include: Creation of sheetmetal components Controlling bend deduction, radius and thickness Flat Pattern creation & drawings Multi-Body sheetmetal environment In-Context design Tuesday June 21st 12:00PM EST (11:00 CST) >Register Here!   Jim TeDescoMarketing CoordinatorComputer Aided Technology, Inc.

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SOLIDWORKS Facts: How To Buy SOLIDWORKS Online

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Computer Aided Technology offers a variety of 3D CAD related products, software and services.  Take a look around our online store and purchase the products and services to keep your business running at max efficiency.  Have a question about one of our products or services…. give us a call at 1-888-308-2284. Visit MCAD Online Store >>    Buy SolidWorks SOLIDWORKS is sold through resellers based on territory. The reason SOLIDWORKS prefers this model is to give you the buyer the […]

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It may look like spam, but it could be a 3DBOXX 3960XTREME

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Following is a repost from Technical Alerts & News. (Hope for the 3DBOXX 3960XTREME or the pass to SOLIDWORKS World. An iPad? Why punish those for responding?) DS SOLIDWORKS has again commissioned an independent marketing firm to conduct our annual Customer Satisfaction Survey. As a result, you may receive an email from surveys@netreflector.com inviting you to participate. This is a legitimate invitation and is not spam. We encourage you to take the opportunity to participate in the survey. It is […]

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Jaguar utilizes Objet’s Connex500 to print working 3D models

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Print Working 3D Models quickly for style, fit and function testing.  Download the case study to learn how Jaguar does it all. Working Jaguar Air Vent Printed on the Connex500       Objet Connex 3D printing systems are the first that jets multiple model materials simultaneously. They offer the completely unique ability to print parts and assemblies made of multiple model materials, with different mechanical or physical properties, all in a single build.     Jim TeDescoMarketing Computer Aided […]

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