Recent Blog Posts

Executive Overview of SOLIDWORKS Premium
Wednesday November 26, 2014 at 5:21pm

Join us for this webcast and discover how SOLIDWORKS Premium can help you reduce development costs whilst enabling you to get your products to market before your competitors. Throughout November and December you can by SOLIDWORKS Premium for the price of Standard. This represents a 37% discount on your software purchase. SOLIDWORKS Premium is the flagship 3D CAD offering from SOLIDWORKS. It's built on the functionality of SOLIDWORKS Professional and Standard but includes additional features for structural validation, kinematic motion testing, tolerance stack analysis, electrical and mechanical wire and pipe routing. It also has the capabilities to import scan data such as mesh and point cloud files.

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Lesson 1 –SOLIDWORKS Weldments Training
Wednesday November 26, 2014 at 4:22pm

Using Weldments in SOLIDWORKS is a powerful means of creating fabricated structures within a single (multibody) part environment. The seventh edition of our “Lesson 1” series take you through using a vast library of standard profiles to create complex structures from simple base sketches.

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Lesson 1 – SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Training
Wednesday November 26, 2014 at 12:01pm

The sheet metal functionality built into SOLIDWORKS is a powerful aspect of the package that allows users to create the fully folded designs and quickly generate the flattened form for manufacture. The sixth edition of our “Lesson 1” series introduces the Sheet Metal Flange method.

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Shortcuts and other Time Saving Hints
Wednesday November 26, 2014 at 10:05am

Here at Solid Solutions we love little quirks that save us time so I will run down some of the few that time after time leave our customers asking ‘how did you do that?’

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PhotoView 360 Masterclass
Wednesday November 19, 2014 at 5:08pm

In 20 minutes we go from a blank canvas to a fully rendered image with custom appearances, decals and multiple versions to explore different colour ways. Plus tips for lighting the scene and getting the most from your output images.

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SOLIDWORKS Composer Tips & Tricks
Wednesday November 19, 2014 at 4:28pm

From productivity tips for creating professional 2D manuals to workflows for animations and interactive online content, this webcast should have something for everyone whether they are new to SOLIDWORKS Composer or experienced users.

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Switchable Graphics for Mobile Workstations
Monday November 17, 2014 at 3:18pm

The recent models of mobile workstations (laptops) for CAD applications are shipped with a battery optimizer called "Switchable Graphics" which aims to run your machine on the less power hungry on-board Intel graphics card rather than the dedicated higher end NVIDIA or ATI card. As SOLIDWORKS is a very graphical application, this automated switch can degrade performance and lead to instability in the software. As a result we advise you disable the switchable graphics option, shipped with yo....

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Simulation Tips & Tricks
Wednesday November 12, 2014 at 4:12pm

Certain challenges crop up in FEA now and again which look simple on the surface but it’s often not obvious to know how to proceed once you begin. Working out the slip torque for a peg in a hole, or pulley on a friction fit shaft for instance will be covered here. Also the best way to setup a 3-point-bend test using symmetry.

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Beyond Training – Simulation
Wednesday November 12, 2014 at 12:21pm

Our beyond training series takes a look at specific examples that are not covered in the standard training. This webcast looks at non-uniform load application in SOLIDWORKS Simulation. We had a customer on our support line recently who wanted to know how to simulate the force applied to a pulley from a rope hanging from it and he suggested it would make a good webcast topic!

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Buy SOLIDWORKS Premium for the Price of Standard
Wednesday November 12, 2014 at 10:32am

For a limited time you have the opportunity to buy SOLIDWORKS Premium for the price of SOLIDWORKS Standard*.This is equivalent to a 37% software discount!

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