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Here you'll find a wealth of information about the latest SOLIDWORKS features, tips and tricks. Keep up to date and increase your SOLIDWORKS knowledge today...

Latest Blog Posts

Candy Cane: SOLIDWORKS Tutorial
So it is the final countdown to Christmas, we thought there wasn't a better way to celebrate Christmas, other than to share some of our favourite Christmas themed tutorials - a festive way to pick up some hints and tips. We hope you enjoy the next 12...
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3D Print Filament Material
3D Print Filament MaterialCONGRATULATIONS! You have joined the world of FDM 3DPrinting and you are all excited to get printing.  Well just hold on there a second.  We need to have a little chat about FDMFilament.  By now you’ve p....
Visualize Rendering Competition Results
Recently we hosted a competition to showcase our customer's rendering skills, and after a careful review we are now ready to share the results.
SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2019 - Driving Simulator
Using the new physics options inside SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2019 it is possible to set up a model of a car to drive along a pre-set path, or you can even take control directly using a keyboard or game controller.
Making 3D Textures from Images
Turn images into 3D geometry with brand new SOLIDWORKS 3D Textures Feature
3D Printing Around the Home
Recently it’s becoming more and more evident that 3D printing is a game changer for most industries' design process. Cutting edge technology is making it possible to improve early prototypes, reducing turnaround time and decreasing the reliance on of...
Contractors
We recently held a SOLIDWORKS contractors meet up inBristol. The aim of the meeting was to introduce the world of contracting tothose thinking about setting up on their own. We were very fortunate in thatone of our long standing customers and contrac....
Halloween Cookie Cutter
Taking advantage of the food safe properties of PLA, we created a spooky bat shaped cookie cutter. I've come to realize that Halloween, like most seasonal holidays, is really an elaborate excuse to eat too much food. Rather than going trick and treat...
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.
Furniture Design Made Easy
Calling all furniture and interior designers: the days of creating square cabinets are over. What if we told you there's a much easier way to bring your products to life?Here’s 10 reasons why we feel SOLIDWORKS is better than any other software, espe...
Benefits of Working with Us
Working at Solid SolutionsSolid Solutions is a Sunday Times 'Best Companies' accredited employer. There are a range of benefits to be had when working for us, such as;Health PerksWe have a range of different health benefits, some of these beingthe He....
Appearances
SOLIDWORKS allows you to set appearances of your parts for your particular requirements, I will show you in this log how to set them as well as create your own custom appearances.You can open the appearances window by either clicking the ‘Edit Appear...
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...
Showing Global Min and Max Values of Results in Fl
Have you ever wondered whilst using SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - “How do I know where the minimum and maximum values are on my model?”If so, then you're in luck as this blog will explain how to easily find these extreme values.
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...
Consumer Product Design Part 2
Consumer Product Design Part 2Once design changes come through, testing and presenting themodel can help validation of the concept. Using simple simulation tools withinSOLIDWORKS itself, we can imitate loads, fixtures and materials to achieveplenty o....
Consumer Product Design Part 1
Consumer Product Design Part 1The main aim of this webcast is to show how SOLIDWORKS toolscan aid the Product Design Process from initial design through to finalimplementation. Creation of quality concepts has never been easier with themasses of CAD ....
IMPORTING SHEET METAL PART 3/3
For the final part on this blog series Will explains the process of importing a DWG of a sheet metal flat pattern and bending it into it's finished state inside SOLIDWORKS.
IMPORTING SHEET METAL PART 2/3
Following on from part 1, Jordan will explain the functionality of the Insert Bend tool.
IMPORTING SHEET METAL PART 1/3
SolidSolutions has recently welcomed another 11 Technical Interns to the team, they are currently being put through a 12 week induction and as part of this they’ll be sharing some of what they’ve learned via this blog. This blog will cover the Conver...
Basics - Weldments
SOLIDWORKS Basics – WeldmentsMany real world designs use material cut from length. Thesedesigns may be fabricated from plastics, metals or woods, but irrespective ofthe material, all of these have one thing in common, an end profile that can be....
What's New Highlights Part 2
Before we start covering the new features that SOLIDWORKS 2019 will bring, we figured that it would be best to make sure you're aware of some of the great new enhancements that have come from recent releases. Whether you're a new user or a seasoned p....
What's New Highlights Part 1
Before we start covering the new features that SOLIDWORKS 2019 will bring, we figured that it would be best to make sure you're aware of some of the great new enhancements that have come from recent releases. Whether you're a new user or a seasoned p....
SOLIDWORKS CAM - Using Saved Strategies, Combining
Following on from the AM session applying the saved strategieswill be shown after AFR is used you can choose which strategy that is used when‘generate operation plan’ is actioned.When ‘generate operation plan’ is actioned it c....
Using (IFR) and Creating Your Own Strategies
Automatic feature recognition (AFR) is a powerful tool that picks up feature types and assigns them with strategies from the Tech DB. Interactive feature recognition (IFR) allows you to create your own 2.5 axis features one by one allowing complete c...
SWOOD Furniture Getting Started
SWOOD Furniture: Getting Started Where do you start? This is a question that many ask. It canbe a difficult task to know where to begin after purchasing a new software.This webcast will go through the steps you can take to get yourself quickly andeff....
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
Hints and Tips - Mould Tools
Mould Tools Tips andTricksHere, we introduce 10 quick tips and tricks to using mouldtools, and creating moulded plastic components: Import Diagnostics Evaluating the part/component’s thickness Splitting part, to create plastics housings Faste....
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