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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...
Customer Story: COCO Lighting talks about swapping
Companies switch 3D CAD software for many different reasons, from CAD renewal costs and recruitment, to lack of capability in their current CAD systems and/or lack of support services.
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?’ ...
Customer Story: Naim Audio
Julian Vereker MBE (1945 - 2000), who built the first Naim amplifier in 1973, founded Naim Audio over 46 years ago. He was driven by nothing more than a desire to experience music in his home as it was when he heard it live. Since then, Naim Audio’s ...
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...
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...
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...
Customer Story: Mitt Wearables
“We developed one of our first prototypes entirely in SOLIDWORKS using our Entrepreneur Licence. Traditional prostheses are uncomfortable; they don’t do very much, and are unbelievably expensive. So we’ve designed a new type of prosthetic arm.”– Nath...
Customer Story: LettUs Grow
LettUs Grow is a start-up based in Bristol that designs, builds and sells indoor vertical farms. They work hard to develop a more robust food supply chain with less waste and a lower environmental impact. The nature of their engineering work has its ...
Customer Story: Raleigh UK
This week’s episode of The Apprentice on BBC 1 challenged the show’s contestants to design and build an electric bike in only 2 days - and they headed nowhere either than Raleigh UK, our customer based in Nottingham.
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: Allan J. Hargreaves Plant Engineer
In this article, we will look at how A.J. Hargreaves use SOLIDWORKS Simulation to test their designs before manufacture.
Customer Story: Conker Living
Want to see more customer stories?Visit our YouTube channelJag Virdie started his career with an internship at Rolls-Royce Bentley and has lived by its ethos ever since. For Jag, everything should be designed and manufactured with solid engineering f....
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...
Customer Story: Dolphin Solutions
Our customer, Dolphin Solutions, are (positively) obsessed with productivity and efficiency. They have been creating beautiful high- performance commercial washrooms for nearly 20 years. From the Shard to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, from Sydney Ai...
Customer Story: Utopia Bathrooms
Want to see more customer stories? Visit our YouTube channel We interviewed Dean Allen, Utopia’s Engineering Manager, to find out more about their stylish designs and product development process. Dean commented, “We use SOLIDWORKS predo....
Customer Story: Domino Printing
Product developers increasingly face design, workflow, and data requirements that extend beyond the capabilities of traditional, single-point 3D modeling and 2D drawing software solutions....
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....
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....
Customer Story: Simple Design Works
Want to see more customer stories? Visit our YouTube channel Simple Design Works is a product design consultancy which started as a one-man band in 2014, specialising mainly in mechanical and computer aided design (CAD). From day one their focus wa....
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....
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 ...
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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.
SWUGN - The SOLIDWORKS User Group Network
The annual SWUG (SOLIDWORKS USER GROUP) events are here! Find out more & register here for your place to join the fun!
Americas Cup
The Americas Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy and the latest stage in the Louis Vuitton Americas Cup World Series is coming back to the UK and Portsmouth this weekend (24th to 26th July 2016).
Solid Solutions – Supporting Wavepower
Solid Solutions – supporting Wavepower’s journey to create the world’s first commercially viable wave energy convertor.
An Engineer's Christmas Wish list
With Christmas just around the corner and the high-street filled with frantic shoppers, we have rounded up a few last-minute gift ideas for Engineers!
Creating the very best future engineers
Some of Northern Ireland’s most promising future engineers gathered in Newry this week to take part in a specially-arranged training session to learn about 3D computer-aided design (CAD) using the state-of-the art SOLIDWORKS software package.
From the big screen to SOLIDWORKS
The SOLIDSOLUTIONS team had recently been tasked with the job of converting the animation files from the big screen to useable 3d data that can be used for 3d printing, creating tooling and various other things. This is where SOLIDWORKS and Scan to 3...
SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2015 - Search Field Enhancme
A quick look at the search enhancement in SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematics 2015
Looking inside - a SOLIDWORKS Composer tip
Discover a little known tip to help you clearly show internal components of an assembly through the outer level components using SOLIDWORKS Composer...
Materials Boot Camp for Simulation Users
This blog has 6 very useful links to You Tube videos for anyone wanting to know the basics of material science and, in particular, any SOLIDWORKS users who want a refresher before attending a Simulation training course.
Animations - A few recommendations when saving as
Animations:        Save As .avi recommended settingsI've had a number of calls on the support desk asking for help when saving their animations out as .avi files.  The comments range from the animation appe....
Derivative Design using Save As
Training at SolidSolutions also offers the attendees a chance to ask the instructor other questions about the software not related to actual course, we call this the SolidSolutions Surgery…Pre or Post course time is allocated to all kinds of q...
Training Tip - Zoom to Selection
Zoom to Selection Time for little tip I showed in an Advanced Assembly training course last week that attendee’s seem to like; the little know ‘Zoom to Selection’ toolIt’s a great way to target your view in the graphical ....
We’re well into January now and if you haven’t decided on a new year’s resolution why not get SOLIDWORKS certified. Certifications are a great way to show off your skills whilst also helping you explore parts of the software you don....
Can you ride a motorbike on water? You can with So
Hydroplaning, the act of riding a non-buoyant craft across water, requires complex physics, thrust and lift in order to keep the bike skimming the water’s surface; thanks to their amphibious vehicle expertise marine engineers, Graham Davis and ....
Using Delete Face as a cutting tool
Using Delete Face as a cutting toolToday’s little tip is the use of the “Delete Face” as a cutting tool, to save you the time and effort sketching and creating features to remove the model geometryLet me explain below:As you can see....
Hi I have just fixed a long-standing problem for a customer using the Knowledge Base. The customer was not aware that he could have fixed the problem himself - if he just searched it via his Customer Portal. The Knowledge Base is a fabulous....
Essentials TipsDuring training this week’s SOLIDWORKS essentials, I was reminded of a little tip that has been removed from the course itself over the years but one that I always like to show….SOLIDWORKS gives the user the ability to use....
Opening Files from your 2D Drawing
During training this week I came across something that a number of my students were unaware of…it’s often these little things that can speed up your day to day work within SOLIDWORKS SOLIDWORKS gives the user the ability to open par....
Hi, Another SOLIDWORKS Essentials course completed this week, great to meet our new customers and some new faces from existing customers. Everyone progressed extremely well and found the training and extra SSM Surgery support extremely usef....
A fantastic day out for our Application Engineers, yesterday sixteen Solid Solutions staff attended the SOLIDWORKS 2014 Technical Launch, we had the chance to have a look at the new features and tools from the new 2014 SOLIDWORKS Product Range O....
Brompton Bikes a long time customer of Solid Solutions and SOLIDWORKS have featured on the BBC website.Will Butler-Adams, Bromton Bikes Managing Director explains how being considered stupid as a student helped drive his determination to be susseful ....
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