Expanding Your Reach

SOLIDWORKS 2020 includes capabilities that will expand your reach with CAD-centric workflows by enhancing mesh body utilization and adding new features to SOLIDWORKS CAM. In SOLIDWORKS 2020 you can now edit, remove and add certain features directly on imported mesh files. No need to spend time translating it to a solid model first! With SOLIDWORKS […]



What’s New in SOLIDWORKS CAM 2020

This is the fourth blog post in a series of What’s New in SOLIDWORKS® 2020. As you may know, SOLIDWORKS CAM is powered by CAMWorks®, but you should also know that SOLIDWORKS has its own development team focused on improving the solution. SOLIDWORKS CAM 2020 is an important component of our design-to-manufacturing solution. We are excited […]


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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2019 – More Power for the SOLIDWORKS Design to Manufacture Solution

More Power for the SOLIDWORKS Design to Manufacture Solution SOLIDWORKS 2019 delivers more power for the SOLIDWORKS Design to Manufacture Solution suite of tools including improvements to SOLIDWORKS MBD, SOLIDWORKS CAM and SOLIDWORKS Inspection. Go from Concept to Manufactured Products Even Faster SOLIDWORKS 2019 delivers a powerful suite of tools that maximize the productivity of […]


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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2019 – Enhance Your Programming Automation and Use of MBD Data

Enhance Your Programming Automation and Use of MBD Data Apply tolerance specific machining strategies for turned components. Enhance Your Programming Automation and Use of MBD Data Tolerance-Based Machining in SOLIDWORKS CAM 2019 introduces some powerful new capabilities that dramatically reduce the time required to generate CNC programs for turned parts with close tolerances and surface […]


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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 […]



Improving the Design-to-Manufacture Process

There has been a lot of conversation lately about a design-to-manufacture workflow as it relates to improving communication and efficiency within a company. What does design to manufacture mean? The short answer is that there are lots of different thoughts on this process. The one that is correct is the one that works best for […]


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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Tolerance Based Machining & Free Hand Sketching

SOLIDWORKS CAM 2018 – Tolerance Based Machining. Generate CNC programs directly from GD&T information applied to the 3D model, driven by pre-defined rules that match your manufacturing best practices.   SOLIDWORKS 2018 – Free Hand Sketching. Capture design ideas even faster using a Windows touch-enabled device, by free hand sketching with your finger, pen, or […]


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SOLIDWORKS CAM 2018. Rules Based machining and Automatic Feature Recognition result in easy-to-learn, yet fast and powerful CAM.   SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 – Topology Optimization. Topology Study in SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional lets you focus on validating the design function. Based on real-life use, desired goals, constraints, and even manufacturing consideration, Topology Study provides results to […]


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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Launch Event Recap

SOLIDWORKS 2018 was introduced earlier this month, and today at SOLIDWORKS HQ, customers, user advocates, and SWUGN members met in-person and online to get a first-hand look at what’s new in #SW2018. The event kicked off with an introduction from SOLIDWORKS CEO Gian Paolo Bassi. Gian Paolo provided context behind this year’s release by discussing […]


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SOLIDWORKS 2018: the Tools to Unlock Your Design Potential

Making product development more accessible has been our mission from day one. Access to the right tools at the right time is critical to bringing your ideas to market faster, more efficiently, and at a lower cost. More importantly, it’s paramount that SOLIDWORKS provides these design tools on your terms. You, our customers, are more […]


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