Dassault Systèmes Opens SOLIDWORKS World 2014 – Design in the Age of Experience


SAN DIEGO — January 27, 2014 — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today opened its 16th Annual SOLIDWORKS World conference at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California (USA). SOLIDWORKS World 2014 continues through Wednesday, January 29, 2014.  Continue reading »

NEW 3DVIA Composer VR62013x is now available!


New 3DVIA Composer VR62013x now available on the SolidWorks Customer Portal.

3DVIA Composer can be used by non-technical users and does not require CAD knowledge or training. Intelligent views permit complex product procedures to be effectively communicated using a minimum of text. Views can be annotated and labeled in any way and format the user wishes. In addition, 3DVIA Composer permits the creation of styles which can be applied to any content to ensure visual consistency.

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Alleviate worker payload-associated stress with SolidWorks


Manufacturers such as Honda, General Electric and Boeing use heavy power tools and equipment for their design and engineering needs. However, lifting these loads can cause worker fatigue and injury while decreasing productivity. To alleviate worker payload-associated stress and reduce workplace-related injuries, Equipois, Inc. designed the zeroG human-assist mechanical arm thus establishing “equipoise” (balance) between manufacturing employee health and output. The technology’s simple yet revolutionary design earned Equipois the Wall Street Journal 2011 Technology Innovation Award.

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Big Ass Fans Move Big Volumes of Air With Help from SolidWorks

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Whether you’re trying to cool off your living room, restaurant, industrial plant or business, you’ll probably need a “big ass fan” to circulate high volumes of air and get the job done right. Big Ass Fans, a Kentucky-based manufacturer, produces high-volume, low-speed ceiling and vertical fans with a sleek design. To decorate your home, for example, Big Ass Fans offers the Haiku, a fan with a minimalist look that’s 80% more efficient than other small ceiling fans. For larger rooms and small commercial spaces, the stylish Isis may be a better fit and, despite its diameter of up to 10 feet, this fan weighs less than 100 pounds. How does Big Ass Fans create a product that can move air in spaces ranging from small rooms to large industrial spaces? The answer is simple: SolidWorks.

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Fender Musical Instruments Corporation Rocks at Guitar Production

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Music legends such as Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Holly, and Kurt Cobain all have one thing in common aside from greatness: the Fender electric guitar. Offering a wide array of electric guitars such as the Stratocaster and the Telecaster, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is also known for its acoustic guitars, guitar amplifiers, banjos, mandolins and electric basses.

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The Stratos Project and SolidWorks : One Giant Freefall for Mankind

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Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…it’s Felix Baumgartner breaking the skydiving world record from the edge of space.

Today in Roswell, NM, the Red Bull Stratos project brought Baumgartner 128,120 ft above the earth in a stratospheric balloon where he made a record-setting freefall before parachuting to safety (you may recall our own Stephen Endersby writing about this earlier in the year). Access to Guinness groupies aside, the first question that comes to mind is why? Space tourism.

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