SOLIDWORKS 2018 SP3 is now available to download

This service pack for SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS PDM, is now available to Subscription Service customers. To download, click here. Alternatively log into the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal at and click Download Software and Updates to access the update. You will need your SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal login details to download SOLIDWORKS. If you don’t have an […]

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SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News – May 2018

Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. Full interoperability between SOLIDWORKS® PDM and SOLIDWORKS revision tables By Kevin Fancera SOLIDWORKS® PDM can now read and write values from or to a SOLIDWORKS revision table.  Revision table rows can […]

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DriveWorks 16 Released

DriveWorks design automation and sales configurator software brings together engineering and sales teams to allow manufacturing companies to offer customisable and configurable 3D products as part of their digital strategy. This is often referred to as ‘configure, price and quote’ (CPQ). A DriveWorks configurator uses rules in the background to automate SOLIDWORK 3D CAD – […]


Ladies and Gentlemen Start Your Mechs

Over a decade ago, longtime SOLIDWORKS user Jonathan Tippett had an idea for a new union between man and machine; a human experience that would combine a driver’s skill with a machine’s superior power. That idea was mech racing and Prosthesis is his idea realized. Photo Courtesy of Jonathan Tippet Standing at a height of […]

Kicking the Tires of SOLIDWORKS xDesign

I’m sure many of you have a tried and tested way of putting a new purchase or product through its paces. Maybe it’s that run to breaking your new running shoes, riding up that hill to see how light and responsive your new bike is, or by doing “keepie uppies” to judge the ‘touch’ of […]

Plantscrapers and Robotic Bees: Is This the Future of Food?

You didn’t think you’d be eating cheese sandwiches and steak forever did you? Population pressures mean the menu of the future may look very different – and new technologies are helping food scientists get creative. It’s impossible to predict the future. But sometimes it’s important to try. The global population is careening towards 8 billion. […]

Experience What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018

Whether you need to test for structural integrity, fluid dynamics, or plastics manufacturability, the SOLIDWORKS Simulation suite provides an easy-to-use portfolio of analysis tools for predicting a product’s real-world physical behavior by virtually testing your CAD models. SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 delivers actionable results for both the professional designer and engineers as well as for the […]

Introducing the Coffee and CAM Video Series

I don’t know about you, but I often find myself going to the internet for everything these days.  Want to see a new recipe?  Go to the web.  Need to know where the new dry cleaner is?  Go to the internet.  What is the correct firing order for a small block Ford engine?  Go to […]


SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News – April 2018

Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. SOLIDWORKS 2020 will be the final release of SOLIDWORKS Supported on Windows 7 As Microsoft has announced the end of life plan for Windows 7 Support, SOLIDWORKS 2020 will be the final planned release […]

Finding New Ways to Leverage Data Throughout the Enterprise

There’s a common thread among many of the big tech trends today. Big Data, the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI) are all powered by one thing: data. Better access and analysis of data enables people and organizations to be nimble and make better decisions faster. It’s pretty simple. Unfortunately what’s not […]

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