2013

SolidWorks World 2013: Complete Day 1 General Session Video

Today was a busy day in the general session. Watch the video below to see everything that happened, including SolidWorks CEO Bertrand Sicot’s keynote address The announcement of My.SolidWorks Dassault Systemes CEO Bernard Charles on his vision for the future The announcement of SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual A presentation from the Red Bull Stratos engineering team […]

 

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Introducing SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual, a new way to jumpstart your design process

As trustees of your SolidWorks investment, we believe it’s our job to help you solve the real engineering challenges that you face every day, and those can’t always be solved with an enhancement request. It’s our job to think about the tools and capabilities you will need five, ten, even fifteen years down the road […]

 

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Introducing My.SolidWorks, a new way to experience the SolidWorks community

As you may have heard, the SolidWorks community continues to grow. At last count, there are over 2 million people learning and using SolidWorks on a regular basis. And that means there are a lot people writing, blogging, tweeting, and posting about SolidWorks, as well as creating videos and images. In fact, a large portion […]

 

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SolidWorks World 2013: The CEO’s Perspective

This year marks the 15th anniversary of SolidWorks World.  In 1999, when we had our first SolidWorks World in Palm Springs, there were approximately 800 people, 60 partners, and 70 technical sessions.  I was there, and I remember thinking how great it was to meet so many people with a passion for 3D design. Things […]

 

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SolidWorks 2013 SP1 is available for download

This service pack is now available to Subscription Service customers. To download, click here. Or log into the SolidWorks Customer Portal at https://customerportal.solidworks.com and click Download Software and Updates to access the update. View Fixed SPRs by version and service pack.

 

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New in SolidWorks 2013: Dowel Holes

A new hole type finds its way into the Hole Wizard for SolidWorks 2013.  The much anticipated Dowel Hole now allows users to create this unique feature with characteristics that are unique to this type of hole.  This includes things like the fit characteristics. You can learn more in the video below, and visit our […]

 

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New in SolidWorks 2013: Expanding Process Costing and API Support

SolidWorks 2013 provides automatic manufacturing cost estimation to support more manufacturing processes and improves access to cost data for downstream manufacturing systems. Machined part costing with increased capabilities for turning and mill/turn, improved process recognition, and multibody support New APIs to access cost data in the 3D model for downstream manufacturing Easily estimate the cost […]

 

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New in SolidWorks 2013: Optimize Designs for Sustainability and Materials Costs

SolidWorks 2013‘s new Raw Material Financial Impact Tool quickly evaluates the financial and environmental impacts of a raw material change in real time to enable more informed design decisions. Optimize designs for environmental impact and material cost Find the best design based on green initiatives, material requirements, and carbon footprint impact You can learn more […]

 

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SolidWorks 2013 is Available to Download Now

SolidWorks 2013 is now available to download from the SolidWorks Customer Portal. To see whats new, click here to view the What’s New Datasheet, or click here to view the New in SolidWorks 2013 videos on our Blog. To download SolidWorks 2013 visit the Customer Portal: https://customerportal.solidworks.com/ Once logged in to your Customer Portal account, […]

 

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New in SolidWorks 2013: Weldments, Sheet Metal, and Multi-Body Library Features

New enhancements in SolidWorks 2013 let you quickly design weldments, sheet metal, and multi-body parts and increase standardization. Save time and automate outputs for manufacturing For Weldments—Access overall dimensions of the part bounding box for BOM, cut list, or annotations For Sheet Metal—Set and view insertion points for forming tools to determine the precise location […]

 

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