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June 2016
SolidWorks Express
Don't Design Half-Baked Products; See the Explosive Results of the Doughnut Drop Test
Your problems might be complex, but analysis doesn't have to be. In fact, many concepts can be explained with help from a breakfast staple: doughnuts. If you're hungry for knowledge about drop tests, vibration, thermal analysis or flow, or if you just want to see doughnuts explode, watch these videos and satisfy your appetite for destruction and simulation.
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Engineer to Engineer
Empowering Students to Build Better Robots With SOLIDWORKS Education Edition
Students in WPI's Robotics Engineering Program rely on SOLIDWORKS® Education Edition software to complete innovative projects, such as the Water and Land Remote Unmanned Search Robot (WALRUS), which was developed to perform amphibious search and rescue operations during disaster relief.
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Browse 3D ContentCentral Before You Build It
3D ContentCentral gives you the tools to locate, configure, download, and request 2D and 3D parts and assemblies, 2D blocks, library features, and macros. 3D ContentCentral's active community of more than one million CAD users and certified suppliers regularly contributes to a database full of amazing models to save you time and avoid extra work and errors. Learn more now.
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nOW IS THE TIME TO TRADE UP TO SOLIDWORKS
Act now and save big on SOLIDWORKS solutions
Are you concerned that you may no longer purchase perpetual CAD licenses from your other vendor? Feeling disenfranchised by your other vendor's limited vision for the future of your CAD investment? Well you're NOT alone. Act now and save big on SOLIDWORKS® solutions that are right for your business. Buy any SOLIDWORKS solution by the end of June for significant savings.
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Why You Should Attend a Local User Group Meeting
SolidWorks user group network
Some of the benefits of attending a local SOLIDWORKS User Group meeting:
Learn more about SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS-related products.
Better educate yourself on how SOLIDWORKS can be used.
Network with peers.
Hear technical presentations that can provide you and your company with valuable techniques and methodologies .
Get free food and refreshments.
Find a meeting in your area today! If one doesn't exist yet in your area, start your own group by emailing usergroups@solidworks.com.
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Technical Tips
Learn Best Practices for 3D Printing With SOLIDWORKS
best practices 3d printing
While the advantages of 3D printing have been well established, most CAD tools were developed primarily for subtractive manufacturing methods. As a result, it can be challenging to design parts that are optimized for additive manufacturing processes. Watch this webinar to learn best practices for optimizing your SOLIDWORKS designs for 3D printing.
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Put an End to Your Plastic Part Problems
Identify and correct plastic part design problems
Plastic parts offer a lot of advantages over other materials, such as being lighter in weight, less costly, and rust- and corrosion-resistant. However, designing and producing plastic parts can also be more challenging and complicated. Watch this video to learn how you can identify and correct plastic part design problems before they happen with SOLIDWORKS Plastics.
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MySolidWorks
MySolidWorks for Students
MySolidWorks for students
MySolidWorks for Students provides access to over 320 product tutorial videos and the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) exam preparation materials, helping students gain the skills they need to work faster and smarter with SOLIDWORKS. Also included are online storage services for sharing designs and a worldwide network of manufacturers who can bring designs to life.
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Partner Spotlight
OptisWorks
OptisWorks™ from OPTIS is a toolset for optimizing light in any product directly in SOLIDWORKS. This solution lets designers and engineers simulate and optimize lighting performance, colors, optical effects, and lit appearance of their projects in any conditions, in a fully immersive CAD environment. OptisWorks offers a complete solution, from optical design to photometric optimization, through to product visualization.
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DraftSight
NEW DraftSight Getting Started
Guide
We've updated our most popular DraftSight® learning resource with a new format to help you find content more quickly and easily, and added new videos to enhance your learning experience.
just for fun
Brainteaser
Ten Things You Didn’t Think You Could Do With a Blowtorch
Things you can do with Blowtorch
Fire—is there anything it can't do? No need to wait for your next soldering project to fire up your blowtorch. Here's a list put together by Popular Mechanics of 10 torch-worthy jobs for you this summer, including sending those pesky weeds in your yard up in smoke.
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