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Modelling the Rugby Lions Trophy
For our final challenge in our Rugby Lions series Solid Solutions and MECAD are competing to create the best renders of thebrand new Rugby Lions Trophy. Check out our trophy showcase animation, created with SOLIDWORKS Visualize, along with our modell...
Kicking Tee - Predicting Injection Moulding with S
For our second challenge in our Rugby Lions themed competition with South African reseller MECAD we modelled an adjustable kicking tee, now we want to take things a step further and make sure our design is prepared for manufacture. The kicking tee co...
Creating a Kicking Tee - Modelling Walkthrough
As the Rugby Lions Series continues Solid Solutions and MECAD are continuing to compete off the pitch using SOLIDWORKS. Our second challenge was to create a Kicking Tee, a small yet key piece of equipment that is used almost every game. Various desig...
Virtually Testing a Scrum Machine with SOLIDWORKS
Following on from our first blog where we discuss how we modelled a scrum machine, as part of our rugby inspired competition with seller MECAD in this blog we'll take a look at analysing our scrum machine with SOLIDWORKS Simulation.
Rugby Lions Challenge - Scrum Machine
As the Rugby Lions South Africa tour continues we are launching into a series of CAD competitions between Solid Solutions and MECAD - South African SOLIDWORKS Reseller, battling it out in SOLIDWORKS, as our countries' teams are battling it out on the...
Why Are Businesses Investing In Simulation Tools A
In our first webinar series since Design Rule Ltd. became part of the Solid Solutions Group, we welcome both Design Rule and Solid Solutions customers to this series of webinars focusing on the latest Simulation technology available. Every Wednesday ...
PDM Professional - Assigning Users with Conditiona
Often customers will create smaller project teams for specific jobs and in the past we have been asked if it is possible, within a multi stage workflow, to pre-assign at the creation stage users who will be notified as checker / approver within those...
Celebrating Women in Engineering with Techwuman
Delivered by the Women’s Engineering Society, International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), is an international awareness campaign to celebrate the achievements and work of female engineers. Taking place on Wednesday 23rd June, INWED focuses on the...
Solid Solutions Management Ltd acquires Design Rul
Leamington Spa based Solid Solutions Management Ltd has acquired Design Rule Limited to support its continued growth and enhance its ability to deliver more sophisticated design, engineering, and enterprise-wide solutions.
Leading the Charge in Business Sustainability
With society increasingly calling for businesses to act more sustainably, the need for - and opportunity in - taking a leadership role in this area is greater than ever. This event brings you the know-how and experience of those already sustainably t...
PlasmaTrack Ltd. solution blasts through major cau
Start-up company, PlasmaTrack, are leading the way when it comes to preventing a major source of train disruptions and delays...leaves! During the colder months, railways have the challenge of dealing with wet slippery surfaces from leaves that make ...
Show SOLIDWORKS Descriptions in Windows Folders
When working with SOLIDWORKS it's vital to give every part a unique name and because of this it's common to use part numbers as the file name. However, part numbers by themselves aren't very descriptive and sometimes this can mean parts take longer t...
What is IR35?
The goal of IR35 is to ensure that intermediary workers that are functioning as employees, pay a similar amount of tax and National Insurance contributions as a regular employee would.Why is IR35 Relevant Now?As it currently stands if you are working....
A New Active Way to Design in SOLIDWORKS
SOLIDWORKS has been known as the intuitive 3D CAD software for years now but although it’s easy to use, it’s not always easy on us. Designers are commonly spending their entire working days at their desk and we know they’re tired of the inactivity, w...
Where to find your SOLIDWORKS serial number on you
Ever wondered where you can find your SOLIDWORKS serial number or wondered what version of SOLIDWORKS you're currently working on? This is a common question we receive and can be easy to find if you know where to look. In this blog post we show you h...
Central Research Laboratory Accelerator Programme
Central Research Laboratory is a business incubator that are the UK’s first purpose built hardware accelerator, assisting entrepreneurs in product manufacturing, preparation for investment and crowdfunding campaigns. They are now seeking applications...
3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 Wrap Up
As with all global launches of this scale, this year’s 3DEXPERIENCE World was switched to an all-virtual experience due to the pandemic. What this prompted though, was a truly immersive virtual event. Attendees from wherever they were in the world, w...
Tips & Tricks for Structure Systems
The Structure Systems feature has been available since 2019 for all packages of SOLIDWORKS, but what have we learnt about it since then? I want to focus on the nuts and bolts so that you can dive right in and start using it for yourself. If you haven...
10 Entrepreneur Companies to Watch Out for in
It goes without saying that start-up companies are here to disrupt the market when it comes to new and innovative product design. At Solid Solutions we provide free SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software to entrepreneur companies to give them a head start when d...
The 6 Golden Rules of Managing Data in SOLIDWORKS
When modelling in SOLIDWORKS, before you know it, you will have created lots of parts, assembly and drawing files, so it’s important to think about how you will manage these files and keep everything organised. Here we discuss the ‘6 Golden Rules’ of...
Solid Solutions receives Feefo Platinum Trusted Se
26th January 2021, Solid Solutions has won the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers.Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is ...
Pioneering the world-first Veesus SOLIDWORKS plug-
European Active Projects Ltd (EAPL) is a construction and fabrication company specialising in marine, offshore and land-based projects. Working in SOLIDWORKS, they create designs and production drawings for all their contracts. Often working on large...
Project Numbering
When implementing a new PDM Professional Vault Customers will have the option to review their part numbering and classification requirements as they move to a system that allows them to, in most cases, automate the way the identify ‘parts’ within the...
SOLIDWORKS Visualize Competition - The results are
Over the 2021 launch event we ran Render Rumble, a SOLIDWORKS Visualize competition with some amazing prizes. We had a great response with some fantastic entries making it very hard to judge! We were looking for both static renders and animations and...
VIRTUAL SOLIDWORKS 2021 LAUNCH EVENT – WRAP UP
On the 5th of November, we held our first virtual SOLIDWORKS Launch Event. This immersive event replicated a day at a real event hall with opportunities to visit our exhibitor’s booths in our expedition hall, attend live sessions in our virtual audit...
Christmas Opening Hours
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Solid Solutions! Over the Christmas break we will be answering emails requesting support. See more about our opening and closing hours below.
Abaqus Simulation Technology Arrives for SOLIDWORK
Live Introduction to SIMULIA for SOLIDWORKS Users. Powered by Abaqus and other industry-leading SIMULIA technologies, SIMULIA gives you the power to perform structural, fluid and optimisation analysis tasks with confidence: from the simplest linear s...
Welcome to Render Rumble 2021!
In 2018 we ran a competition for your most realistic renders. We got some absolutely stunning results and so now to mark the launch of SOLIDWORKS 2021 the competition is back, and this time it’s bigger, better and has a new name! Welcome to Render Ru...
Model Mania 2021
Despite the launch event being virtual this year we are still running the ever popular Model Mania competition. So, if you feel ready to test your SOLIDWORKS modelling skills against the best in the UK, this is the place for you!
Microsoft SQL Server licensing for SOLIDWORKS PDM
October 2020 marks two important milestones for the SOLIDWORKS PDM family and SQL Server.

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