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Americas Cup
Monday July 18, 2016 at 10:00am

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).

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Solid Solutions – Supporting Wavepower
Monday February 8, 2016 at 3:42pm

Solid Solutions – supporting Wavepower’s journey to create the world’s first commercially viable wave energy convertor.

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An Engineer's Christmas Wish list
Friday December 4, 2015 at 12:12pm

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!

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Why will SOLIDWORKS not launch after I have applie
Tuesday November 17, 2015 at 9:51am

A problem has been identified with Windows Update KB3097877. After installing this update SOLIDWORKS can fail to launch.

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Creating the very best future engineers
Wednesday November 11, 2015 at 4:23pm

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.

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From the big screen to SOLIDWORKS
Tuesday September 1, 2015 at 11:27am

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 3d comes in, to convert the Point could data into a mesh file which can then be turned into SOLIDWORKS part file ready for modelling.

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2015 - Search Field Enhancme
Thursday October 16, 2014 at 3:38pm

A quick look at the search enhancement in SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematics 2015

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Looking inside - a SOLIDWORKS Composer tip
Monday June 16, 2014 at 2:12pm

Discover a little known tip to help you clearly show internal components of an assembly through the outer level components using SOLIDWORKS Composer...

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Materials Boot Camp for Simulation Users
Friday May 23, 2014 at 4:02pm

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.

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Animations - A few recommendations when saving as
Tuesday April 22, 2014 at 10:31am

Animations:        Save As .avi recommended settings I'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 appearing ‘rough’ or ‘stuttering’, to the file size being far too big to send to anyone or upload to their website.  As it happens then, there are a few tweaks we can make to the Save As settings that should fix these issue....

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Derivative Design using Save As
Wednesday March 26, 2014 at 4:55pm

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 queries that the instructor is happy to show on the projector to the whole room or individually on the user’s classroom workstation.

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Wednesday February 26, 2014 at 2:00pm

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’ tool It’s a great way to target your view in the graphical window right where you need to be, it works on a number of selectable items so let’s take a look; When selecting something in SOLIDWORKS you often see the context toolbar appear, and on the bottom row of icons you’ll find the magni....

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Saturday January 25, 2014 at 5:12pm

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’t often see.   There have been some changes to how certifications are structured in 2014, the main one being standard SOLIDWORKS related exams have been grouped together into “mechanical design”. A brief explanation of these....

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Friday January 10, 2014 at 10:09am

For the second time this series Channel 4’s “Speed with Guy Martin” focused on a Solid Solutions customer, episode two saw Plymouth based, Sealander Marine International and SOLIDWORKS play an integral role in Guy Martin’s quest to break the distant record for riding a motorbike across water.    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 surfac....

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Wednesday November 20, 2013 at 3:19pm

Using Delete Face as a cutting tool Today’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 geometry Let me explain below: As you can see, due the sequence of creation, the boss has been added after the cut which has meant the boss geometry appears through where the cut should be… …therefore to avoid having to reorder features or create a....

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Tuesday October 22, 2013 at 4:34pm

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 resource with tens of thousands of articles on everything from A - Z in SOLIDWORKS. We use it all the time on Tech Support, but there is no reason why customers on subscription shouldn't search yourself - in fact it is one of the main re....

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Tuesday October 22, 2013 at 4:18pm

Essentials Tips During 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 the modify dimension box for more than just entering the value of the dimension Let me explain below: Were you aware you can use the modify box as a Calculator by entering add, subtract, divide and multiply keystrokes, + - / * ....

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Wednesday October 16, 2013 at 2:45pm

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 parts/assemblies/subassemblies from locations within your 2D drawing without the requirement of you using the standard File, Open and having to browse through your local and network locations   Let me explain below:   Were you aware yo....

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Friday August 16, 2013 at 10:15am

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 useful.   I just thought I would share with you one of the tips I show during Essentials training to all of my delegates learning SOLIDWORKS...   One of the common difficulties people can have when learning new software is where to ....

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Thursday August 8, 2013 at 9:57am

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   On Wednesday 7th August 2013, sixteen of our Application Engineers attended the SOLIDWORKS 2014 Technical Launch at Dassault Systems, Coventry. A national event with attendees coming from all over the British Isles, Solid Solutions was proud to ha....

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Wednesday July 24, 2013 at 1:59pm

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 in life. This bike maker has well and truly disproved the doubters. Read the full article at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23239764 About Brompton Bromton Bikes are one of the UK's largest bike manufactures producing over 40,0....

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