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Yawboard: Redefining the Future of Urban Mobility
Yawboard is a team of skateboarders, surfers, and engineers, each with a vision to revolutionise the future of urban transport methods.
SOLIDWORKS 2022 Upgrade FAQ's
SOLIDWORKS 2022 is now available for download but before downloading there are things that may need to be considered before updating your software.
Capital Compactors Case Study
Capital Compactors and Balers are the leading suppliers of waste and recycling solutions in the UK, supporting different sectors throughout the waste industry such as retail, medical and nuclear. Capital Compactors have partnered with Solid Solutions...
Gravity Case Study
Gravity Industries joined our SOLIDWORKS Entrepreneur Programme, which gave them the full suite of tools, they needed to design, conceptualise, and test their iterations before moving to physical prototypes."Being on the entrepreneur programme has be...
2022 Model Mania - Featuring YawBoard
Model Mania is back and even the prize is fast this year. Test your SOLIDWORKS modelling skills against the best in the UK and you could win a YawBoard or SpaceMouse Compact.
BIOHM Case Study
Climate change is, quite literally, a hot topic. Every industry has a part to play in reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, not least of all the construction industry. According to a report by the International Energy Agency, construction accounte...
Solid Solutions Management Ltd Welcomes DTE
Having acquired several key businesses over the past six years, Solid Solutions now supports a customer community of more than 15,000 UK and Ireland-based customers. These encompass product designers, mechanical engineers, manufacturers, and educatio....
Hybrid modelling SOLIDWORKS 2022
Thanks to the all-new Hybrid mesh modelling features in SOLIDWORKS 2022 you can now directly edit imported mesh bodies as if they were native parts that were designed in SOLIDWORKS. This means that features such as boss extrudes, cuts and fillets can...
No more leaves on the line with PlasmaTrack
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 ...
Creating custom material libraries in SOLIDWORKS
Every seat of SOLIDWORKS comes with a large, customizable material library. The Material Library contains the definition of materials and includes its mechanical properties and default appearance. In this blog and accompanying video we'll explain how...
Why should I be nesting parts
Firstly we should define what is nesting? Nesting is like putting the pieces of a jigsaw together, it is the process of creating an optimal layout of your flat parts so that you get the most out of your material. Typically this process would be used ...
Design considerations 3D printing
3D printing is a colloquial term used to generalise a family of additive manufacturing processes. At the consumer level the most common 3D printing process is Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) – a technique whereby thermoplastics are extruded through ...
What is meant by 2.5 Axis Milling?
Today we are going to look at what is meant by 2.5 Axis Milling and how we can decide if our part can be made using 2.5D milling strategies.
Managing Disk Space with SOLIDWORKS PDM Part #5: A
In this blog series we are examining the factors influencing disk usage within PDM and what you can do to manage them. In the first part we discussed how you can re-organise your archive across multiple drives to get you back up and running quickly s...
Managing Disk Space with SOLIDWORKS PDM Part #4: C
In this blog series we are examining the factors influencing disk usage within PDM and what you can do to manage them. In the first part we discussed how you can re-organise your Archive across multiple drives to get you back up and running quickly s...
Managing Disk Space with SOLIDWORKS PDM Part #3: W
In this blog series we are examining the factors influencing disk usage within PDM and what you can do to manage them. In the first part we discussed how you can re-organise your archive across multiple drives to get you back up and running quickly s...
Managing Disk Space with SOLIDWORKS PDM Part #2: D
In this blog series we are examining the factors influencing disk usage within PDM and what you can do to manage them. In the first part we discussed how you can re-organise your archive across multiple drives to get you back up and running quickly s...
Managing Disk Space with SOLIDWORKS PDM
This blog series was prompted by a recent support ticket, logged when a customer found their PDM Professional installation suddenly became unusable. The warning message, led to my reviewing the Archive Server Log file and this quickly identified the ...
What is CAM?
The short blog article will answer two common questions that is associated with CAM. The article will answer the questions What does CAM stand for? and Which CAM software is best?
Is SOLIDWORKS Manage really PDM Premium in disguis
It certainly provides that next tier of capabilities and some! SOLIDWORKS Manage builds on PDM Professional to bring BoM Management, Process Management and Project Management capabilities alongside configurable dashboarding and reporting tools to enh...
What do I need to start using SOLIDWORKS CAM?
Need to know how to start using SOLIDWORKS CAM? This blog explains how you can get yourself started with ease! This blog has been created to answer your burning questions and guide you to getting started as quick as possible.
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 the brand new Rugby Lions Trophy. Check out our trophy showcase animation, created with SOLIDWORKS Visualize, along with our model...
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.

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