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DraftSight: More 2D/3D CAD Capabilities than AutoC
Many users of AutoCAD are about to make a choice of whether to make the move from their current subscriptions, to a single user-named only model or, to move to an alternative 2D CAD drawing package*. Here we look at DraftSight 2020 and whether it rea...
3D printing efforts against COVID-19
Solid Solutions and Solid Print3D customers joined efforts to 3D print face shields to NHS staff as part of a government initiative to accelerate production of medical equipment. Thank you to the 131 companies, 36 individuals, along with Solid Print3...
Customer Story: Unifabs speeds up sheet metal prod
We interviewed our customer, Unifabs, to find out how Design Automation has freed up time for their designers and engineers, allowing them to work on product development and innovation instead. Established in 2007, Unifabs offer an end-to-end sheet m...
Working from home with SOLIDWORKS Electrical or PC
If you are a SOLIDWORKS Electrical or PCB user working remotely, there are a few things you will want to consider. Here, we look at the key considerations you should have.
Customer story: Body Rocket brings real-time aerod
With more people wanting to stay active during self-isolation, investments in bikes have been on the rise. Whether you’re a beginner or an avid cyclist, enhancing your performance can be a great way of improving your fitness level whilst also getting...
Customer Story: White Horse CAD on how to become a
However much you dream of becoming your own boss, swapping the security of your PAYE job to become a CAD contractor is a big decision. You might be questioning yourself: ‘Am I good enough to open my own limited company?’; ‘Is the workload unstable?’ ...
Using Your SOLIDWORKS PDM Licence Offline
To use your SOLIDWORKS PDM Licence offline you will need to connect your workstation to your SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault remotely. To do this visit our recent blog ‘Working from home with your PDM Licence’. Once you have successfully linked the two programs...
Training Updates
In light of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we want to make sure that you feel safe if you are coming to any of our training courses. We are following the guidance of the government and Public Health England and are taking steps to keep ...
Working from home with your SOLIDWORKS PDM Licence
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic you might be planning to work from home or self-isolate. If you are a SOLIDWORKS PDM user, there are a few things you will want to consider when working remotely.
Working from home with your SOLIDWORKS Licences
In the current climate relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) there is a growing potential for more people to be temporarily self-isolating or working from home. While this can be inconvenient, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you cannot continue to ...
DesignSpark Electrical
What is DesignSpark Electrical?DesignSpark Electrical is a free database-driven, schematic design package with a built-in link to RS Components Catalogues and has the facility to produce schematics and standard reports. There are approximately 1,500 ....
3DEXPERIENCE R2020x FD01 Release Enhancements
Over the weekend of February 28th, a new update for the 3D Experience was released - R2020x FD01 - and it brought about some great additions and here are three of my highlights.
How to come up with ideas for your design or engin
Define the design problemFirstly, take a step back and make sure you have a clear understanding of the problem. You need to be able to empathise with whatever target user you choose. It's important to put yourself in their shoes and understand what t....
3DEXPERIENCE World Wrrap-up
The conference started with sessions hosted by a wide range of guest speakers such as CEOs, athletes, engineers and innovators – all sharing how they started their own company and how they used Dassault Systemes products to improve their busine....
Solid Solutions secures investment from LDC to acc
We are pleased to announce an exciting next chapter in the continuing growth of Solid Solutions. We have received investment from LDC to help support our plans to increase our ability in providing an ever-expanding portfolio of products and services ...
Solid Solutions receives Feefo Platinum Trusted Se
Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded only to businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine reviews and insights.Businesses meeting the high standard, based on the number of reviews they have collected and their average rating, receive the awar....
Megabuyte Top 50 Awards
Megabuyte Top50Megabuyte is the leading source of independent data and insights on UK technology and tech-enabled businesses. They analyse the financial and corporate strategy of 2,000 companies in the UK to determine their scorecard rating. The scor....
Solid Solutions, Best Companies Award 2020
Every year at Solid Solutions we take part in the ‘Sunday Times Best Companies to Work for’ survey. This allows our employees to have an anonymous voice on how they feel day to day in the workplace. We are proud to announce that we have achieved Two ...
Reverse Engineering a Ducati Carburettor
Tony Rutter was one of the finest motorbike riders in the 1970s and 1980s. He won seven Isle of Man TT races, nine at the North West 200, and the Formula Two World Championship for four consecutive years (1981-1984).
Customer Story: Faradite
Smart home technology has seen a lot of development over this past decade. From voice assistants, to being able to control your thermostats and door bells through your phone, this industry is set to get more intelligent in the coming years. In this p...
Solid Print3D February Events
Reinvent ManufacturingDesigned to help you discover the various 3D Printing Brands, the materials available, 3D Printing techniques and most importantly, how engineering companies globally are adapting their prototyping & manufacturing to Additiv....
Christmas Opening Times
CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURSChristmas Day - ClosedBoxing Day - ClosedFriday 27th Dec - Email Support only (9am to 5.30pm)Monday 30th Dec - Email Support only (9am to 5.30pm)Tuesday 31st Dec - Email Support only (9am to 5.30pm....
An Engineer's Christmas Wishlist
Image credit: https://gravity.co/1. Gravity’s Jet SuitStarting thelist is a world record-breaking product, the Daedalus Flight Pack from Gravity Industries.Five turbines, 1050bhp and 120,000 RPM all designed and engineered into onesuit to provi....
Customer Story: BIOHM
“Our revolutionary construction system is capable of achieving drastic reductions in a building’s environmental impact, build-times and costs. As a start-up, we are always on the lookout for improvements in our operations and the SOLIDWORKS Entrepren...
Funding for Start-Ups
Apply for our entrepreneur scheme!Click here to find out more.But where can you get some advice and apply for a grant?Below are some websites where you can get some advice andalso apply for funding, explore the links below to find out more:Innovate U....
SOLIDWORKS 2020 LAUNCH EVENTS - Wrap up
For anyone who would like to review the content of the day,head to www.solidsolutions.co.uk/SW2020/Dell SOLIDWORKS Workstation Giveaway (Platinum Sponsors)All those who attended this year’s events were in with achance of winning a Dell Precisio....
SOLIDWORKS 2020 Upgrade FAQ's
**IMPORTANT - Are there any changes to the System Requirements?** You should always consult the SOLIDWORKS official System Requirements and End of Life pages prior to any upgrade. Notable changes are: SOLIDWORKS 2020 is the last release to be suppo....
Customer Story: Energym
Climate change is the biggest issue that the world is facing right now, with the increasing level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere setting up an all-time high record for the first time in 800,000 years, now is more important than ever to create cl...
Solid Solutions New Elite Engineers!
Last week 2 of our technical team were awarded the coveted Elite Applications Engineer status. What is the Elite program? In recognition of exceptional skill, SOLIDWORKS award the coveted Elite Applications Engineer status to applications engineers w...
Entrepreneur Program collaborates with the Central
“Supporting our customers and ensuring their success has always been key to the way we generate long-term and mutual lifetime value. Our customers love how we support them; they interact with us daily more than in most B2B customer-supplier relations...
Testing the Nimbus 2000 - Harry Potter
To get in the spirit of Halloween, here at Solid Solutions we have decided to get technical with broomstick design.Inspired by Harry Potter we have put the famous quidditch brooms to the test to see how each of them would perform in real-life scenari...
Customer Story: See.Sense
Want to see more customer stories?Visit our YouTube channelWe recently spoke to one of our customers, See.Sense, who were previously on our Entrepreneur Program and saw great success with it.  The company is based in Northern Ireland, creating a....
Customer Story: JM Adventure
Founded in 2002, JM Adventure has come a long way since their one-man band and are now providing unique outdoor course designs for a range of major companies such as Center Parcs, Scouts, Royal Navy and many more. Every project that JM Adventure work...
Exhibitor Focus: Solid People
They specialise in CAD recruitment because most of everyone at Solid People have previously been CAD designers. This helps them understand what their clients need and which candidates match their skills and culture.Solid People have been doing this f....
Exhibitor Focus: Bowman International
Combining technical expertise with unrivalled product know-how and availability, Bowman has over 7000 types and sizes of bearings in stock including the BowMet®, Oilite® and WM ranges. They specialise in plain bearings, providing customers of....
Exhibitor Focus: 3Dconnexion
They are the world’s leader in 3D Mice development and manufacturing, their products make using 3D applications better. It allows you to control your work in a way that is impossible with a regular mouse and keyboard – you ....
What's New SOLIDWORKS 2020
SOLIDWORKS 2020 is nearly here and brings with it a whole host of new features and enhancements. If you're looking to find out what's new, then look no further.
Exhibitor Focus: Solid CAM
SolidCAM provides seamless single-window integration and full associativity with the SOLIDWORKS design model - you never have to leave the SOLIDWORKS' window. All machining operations can be defined, calculated and verified without leaving the SOLIDW...
Exhibitor Focus: Genesis Capital
Genesis Capital are one of the UK's leading independent finance providers. Their team of consultants work with you to create flexible, cost effective and tax efficient funding solutions that help your organisation acquire the critical assets you need...
Exhibitor Focus: DriveWorks
When it comes to design automation DriveWorks offer a great portfolio of tools such as, DriveWorksXpress, DriveWorks Solo and DriveWorks Pro. They are used for design automation, product configuration, business process automation and as a CPQ, sales ...
Exhibitor Focus: Solid Print3D
Only two weeks to go until our SOLIDWORKS 2020 launch events, today we will be focusing on Solid Print3D. Solid Print3D is the 3D Printing Business Unit of Solid Solutions – the UK’s largest SOLIDWORKS reseller and one of the largest SOLIDWORKS resel...
Customer Focus: FLIT
Want to see more customer stories? Visit our YouTube channel   A report from Navigant Research suggests that ebike sales will increase globally by 54.7% over the next 9 years. Breaking into such a competitive market as a start-up is no m....
Changing the Sporting World for the Better
  The need for additional protection in cricket helmets was made clear after the tragic death of Phillip Hughes, who suffered a blow to the back of his head from a cricket ball in 2014. Designed in SOLIDWORKS by Alan, Masuri Helmets have releas....
SWOOD Days 2019
On the 1st of July, Dean, Owen and I travelled to Montpellier to meet the team from EFICAD along with the other SWOOD resellers from across the globe. When being asked to travel for work, the south coast of France in the middle of summer is one of th....
Are you ready for Industry 4.0?
If you are up to date with industry news then you may have come across the term Industry 4.0 along with many others such as; Internet of things, Additive Manufacturing, Smart Factories, and Platform Engineering but with this event we hope to clear a ...
Customer story: 3D Folkes
Want to see more customer stories? Visit our YouTube channel Now in their 6th office, based out of the city centre of Sheffield in the UK, the company has a focused vision to save companies money through economical prototyping and product developme....
We feel the need…the need for speed!
 Ben and David are currently studying Product Design at Nottingham Trent BSc University, where they have had their first SOLIDWORKS experience but have since developed new skills after joining Solid Solutions in August 2018. With this project, t....
Dassault Systems Acquires elecworks!
Included in the asset purchase is a library of over half a million electrical symbols and manufacturer data for commonly used electrical components.For continued software updates and support, elecworks customers will need to migrate to SOLIDWORKS Ele....
Solid Solutions at Seawork 2019
Solid Solutions will be at Seawork, Stand SB69, June 11th-13th. Seawork is Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition, if you're planning to attend then drop by to chat about how SOLIDWORKS could benefit your business.
Barrier Ex - Customer Story
Want to see more customer stories? Visit our YouTube channel Part of the Barrier Group of companies and based in Wallsend, Newcastle Upon Tyne the business is based in the North of England. It was formed in June 2016 and began trading in February 2....
What is Extended Reality(XR)?
SOLIDWORKS XR (Extended Reality) is a new and exciting development that sits within the existing SOLIDWORKS products, allowing you to interact with your 3D models like never before. We have created a miniseries of videos to introduce the topic.
SOLIDWORKS helping the environment: Entocycle
One of our Entrepreneur Scheme’s customers, Entocycle, presented recently at SOLIDWORKS 2019 Launch Event an overview of their use of SOLIWORKS and discussed how both, the software and the customer support they receive from us, enable their business ...
Virtual Training Reviews Now Available
To improve the quality of our training and provide increased value to our customers, the Solid Solutions Training team have created a number of Online Training resources. We believe that our classroom courses are the best way to learn SOLIDWORKS and ...
3D Printing Around the Home - Christmas Edition
Christmas is nearly here and we've decided to put our access to a 3D printer to good use again! This time we've used our artistic talents and created a festive set of decorations for our tree! Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year from Solid Solutions!
SolidSolutions 2018 Highlights and 2019 Preview
This video will cover some of the main new content that's been added to MySolidSolutions in 2018, so if you're not sure what to check out then we hope this will be a great starting point. There will also be a short preview of some content that will b....
What's New 2019 Webcast Schedule
Every year SOLIDWORKS adds hundreds of enhancements and innovations across their product portfolio, we have prepared a series of webcasts to highlight the best new enhancements.
It's not what you know, it's who you know
If you know someone or a company that would benefit from SOLIDWORKS software, why not introduce them to us? Not only will you give them to the advantages of using SOLIDWORKS and our services, you will also earn an Amazon Gift Voucher worth £150 for y...
New Fareham Office | Strand House
New SOLIDWORKS Training Office at Strand House within the Cams Estate, Fareham. We now have two dedicated training rooms, a quiet working area and all staff back in one office, providing us with a wonderful working environment and space to grow.
Milling about with SOLIDWORKS Visualize
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. We have created an animation using SOLIDWOR...
Visualize Rendering Competition 2018
Like Rendering and fancy a chance at winning an iPad or other prizes? Then enter our Visualize Rendering Competition for your chance to win
SOLIDWORKS Certification Day - All you need to kno
The SOLIDWORKS certification program is a great way to test competency and efficiency in the software. It's the only industry recognised SOLIDWORKS accreditation and a great addition to your CV.
SOLIDWORKS Visualize - Introducing AI Denoiser
A brand new "super feature" to SOLIDWORKS Visualize, AI Denoiser. Create your renders 10x faster! Employing the latest machine learning technology and artificial intelligence SOLIDWORKS Visualize can quickly produce stunning images, animations, 360 s...
SOLIDWORKS for Students
In today’s competitive job market, CAD professionals need every advantage they can get. With SOLIDWORKS fast becoming the industry standard for engineering and design, developing SOLIDWORKS skills and certifications will provide a proven edge for stu...
Solid Solutions re-issued Feefo Gold Service Award
We are proud to announce that Solid Solutions has been awarded the Feefo Gold Service award - an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, rated by real customers.
SOLIDWORKS World 2018
SOLIDWORKS World 2018. Join over 5,000 of your engineering and manufacturing peers for the largest gathering of SOLIDWORKS users, resellers, employees, solutions providers, entrepreneurs.
Solid Solutions Group achieve one star in 'Best Co
SSG achieves recognition by ‘Best Companies’ 2018 for employee engagement
What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2018 Top 10
Discover the top 10 enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2018.View the Video here
Gilo Industries Group - SOLIDWORKS Competition
Calling all engineers! Use your design skills to create a case in SOLIDWORKS for the revolutionary new Mako Slingshot jetboard and you could win a jet-powered surfboard of your very own.
Augmented Reality
Apple are slightly late to Augmented Reality, we have been using AR on Apple and Android devices since 2012
Coventry Academy Student Team Crowned F1 in School
Coventry Academy Student team crowned F1 in schools UK champions & win a place in the world finals Malaysia.
Solid Solutions Welcomes NT CADCAM
We are very pleased to announce another significant and positive change for Solid Solutions, your SOLIDWORKS re-seller. Solid Solutions Management Ltd has acquired New Technology CADCAM to support its continued growth and enhance its ability to deliv...
Solid Solutions Top 2 in Technology & Media
Solid Solutions features second in the BDO's Growth Barometer for the 'Technology & Media' sector across the region.
SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineers
Yesterday was a big day for achievements by our extremely talented technical team here at Solid Solutions.5 of our team were awarded the coveted Elite Applications Engineer status which is in recognition of exceptional SOLIDWORKS skills.
Incubator Design in SOLIDWORKS
Loughborough Design Student James Roberts wins James Dyson Award and secures contract with Morgan Innovation and Technology allowing them to further develop and manufacture his portable baby incubator ‘mOm’.
The inside story of a placement story - Week 2. jo
Jonathan Pawson, an Engineering student at Cambridge University tells us what he has been up to during his 4 week placement with Solid Solutions.Week 2The finished prototype 3D Printed
SOLIDWORKS placement student - Week 1
Jonathan Pawson, an Engineering student at Cambridge University tells us what he has been up to during his 4 week placement with Solid Solutions.
Truform - Topology Optimisation
How do you design for least cost and lightest weight? We all need to improve our products by removing material to save costs and the environment – but how do you do that without compromising structural integrity and performance? Furthermore, if your ...
Significant Discounts on SOLIDWORKS
Solid Solutions are offering significant Discounts on many products from the SOLIDWORKS portfolio, but be quick – these special offers end June 30th 2016.
SOLIDWORKS World Dallas 2016 Reseller Awards
Solid Solutions are consistently recognised at SOLIDWORKS World as the leading provider of SOLIDWORKS Products in the UK.
Solid Solutions Welcomes Cadtek
We are very pleased to announce a significant and positive change for Solid Solutions, your SOLIDWORKS reseller. With effect from 23 March 2016 we have secured an £8m investment from BGF (Business Growth Fund) to support the continued growth of our c...
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