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Optimisation with MSC Nastran
Optimisation in the FEA sense of the word is using a series of iterative simulations to achieve an improved design. In this blog we'll look at how different optimisation techniques in MSC Nastran work, when to use them and what they're capable of.
Extending the Capability of SOLIDWORKS Motion with
SOLIDWORKS Motion is a kinematics/dynamics simulation environment for moving assemblies, embedded within the CAD system. It does a great job of using assembly constraints to automatically create joints in a mechanism and allows you to simulate the ra...
Discovering SOLIDWORKS PDM Web2.0
Do you have team members who would benefit from access to the data in your PDM Vault but are excluded from the desktop client because they use macOS or even Linux (Ubuntu) based hardware? If that is the case then the SOLIDWORKS PDM Web2.0 client may ...
What are Labels in SOLIDWORKS PDM and how can I us
In this blog I want to introduce you to a little used feature of PDM. Labels are a simple way to annotate a specific version of a model to describe a key point in its lifecycle outside of the standard ‘Revision’ label.In this example, I have a proble...
In order to thrive during the rapidly changing automotive industry, Contechs required agile design, visualisation and data collection capabilities. These would bridge the gap with its OEM and supplier clients as they diversify product lines and devel...
CASE STUDY: Sinclair International Limited
TIME FOR CHANGESince implementing SOLIDWORKS CAD & PDM in 2018, Sinclair International Ltd has continued to use Solid Solutions as its chosen support partner. Since then, Sinclair International Ltd recognised that their existing Engineering Chang....
Show us your renders and win prizes!
We have some great prizes to give out from this year's global technology event, and for this year's competition we decided to focus on SOLIDWORKS Visualize. We want to see more great content created by our customers with SOLIDWOKS Visualize, so for t...
Bouygues Construction: From BIM to Virtual Twin
RESHAPING TRADITIONAL CONSTRUCTION In Pantin, a suburb at the gateway of Paris, the local Art Deco Leclerc swimming pool has been transformed into a modern, dual-purpose facility for art and sports. The extensive renovation involved restoring th....
Reinventing the Construction Industry With Product
From Industrialisation to Productisation: The Next AEC RevolutionUntil the Industrial Revolution, craftsmanship was the sole solution for creating goods, including buildings. Each product was developed by hand, with the potential for quality to vary ....
The Shift from Problem-Solving to Future Testing a
The era of winning by being reactive, stemming significant costs and curbing schedule disruption is ending. Now is the time to begin transitioning from problem-solving and move toward Future Testing.
4  Key Shifts which are Driving the Adoption DfMA
Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) is how innovators will rise to meet unprecedented construction industry challenges. Owner-operators, urban planners, architects, engineers and building product manufacturers are cultivating a clear competiti...
Staht Case Study
Staht is a UK-based start-up that is enhancing the safety of the built environment by revolutionising on-site testing and measuring equipment throughout the construction industry.
Reach Net Zero: Advance Your Sustainability Goals
With growing environmental concerns and sustainability requirements, progress towards net-zero is underway with many companies investing significantly to revolutionise their traditional ways of working. Discover how Lifecycle Assessments can help dri...
Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft: What are the Challenges
The Challenges of Hydrogen use in the Aviation IndustryAircraft ArchitectureThe aircraft design methodology utilises existing conventionally powered aircraft. It can analyse both conventional and hydrogen fuel cell powertrains and compare the perform....
Design, Develop, and Deliver Innovation with effic
Unlock the power to innovate with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform which powers industry-leading applications for Design & Engineering, Manufacturing & Production, Simulation, and Governance & Lifecycle.
Unlock the Power to Innovate: 3DEXPERIENCE Trial
3DEXPERIENCE on the cloud helps businesses of any size design, develop, and deliver products from start to finish with built-in secure collaboration. Try it for yourself using our Drive-to-Trial 3-month evaluation trial.
Alitex Case Study - Improving Customer Experience
DriveWorks provides powerful design automation solutions that help to dramatically reduce design times and provide better experiences to customers. Alitex are a U.K. headquartered manufacturer of bespoke greenhouse structures. Since adopting DriveWor...
6 Technologies that are driving the future of Ligh
In industries where every millisecond and/or gram counts, there is a persistent need to minimise part weight and maximise stiffness and performance, all while reducing cost and material wastage. Discover CATIA Lightweight Engineering.
Could Hydrogen be the Future of the Aviation Indus
While it has long been acknowledged as a sustainable fuel source, hydrogen is now gaining serious traction as a viable alternative fuel for the aviation industry.
Top 4 Benefits of Composite Materials for Lightwei
One method design and engineering teams have employed to combat high costs and high carbon emissions is the use of composite materials in the development of parts.
Case Study: SuperSharp
While space travel continues to be the next big race for tech giants and disruptors across the globe, start-up SuperSharp Limited is looking at how going into space can help us better understand and care for our planet.
Solid Solutions Acquires Majenta Solutions' Dassau
Solid Solutions strengthens its Business Transformation Team with the Acquisition of Majenta Solutions’ Dassault Systèmes business.
Industry Insight: Electric Drive Systems Powered b
It's no surprise that electric cars are defining the next era of the automotive industry. Because of this, car manufacturers now need to navigate new challenges, such as the need to maximise the power of electric motors while reducing their mass and ...
Solid Solutions New Customer Showcase: July 2022
We're keen to use our platform and channels to showcase the projects a few of these customers are working on and how SOLIDWORKS is helping to make things happen. Check out our July Showcase.
Innovate, Validate and Operate on Hydrogen Aircraf
Decarbonising aviation can be complex and challenging – but it doesn't have to be. With the right solutions, low-carbon possibilities are endless. Innovate, Validate and Operate on Hydrogen Aircraft Concepts with 3DEXPERIENCE.
TOP 10 Benefits of Product Lifecycle Management
Contrary to popular belief, a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Platform goes beyond the design and engineering departments and encompasses the organisation as a whole. Because of this, benefits can be unlocked across the entire organisation.
SOLIDWORKS Visualize Import Modes - Updated for 20
If you have been using SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2022 you may have noticed some subtle changes on the import geometry tab from previous versions. These changes weren't listed in the What’s New documentation and were introduced a little under the radar. In...
From Computer-Aided-Design to Cognitive-Augmented-
With the increasing need to innovate quicker, reduce costs and deliver products right-first time, there has been an uptake in the use of Cognitive-Augmented-Design throughout the design development process.
TriMech and Solid Solutions Unite
TriMech and Solid Solutions Group unite to form a strategic, transatlantic technology and solutions partnership for the advanced design, engineering, and manufacturing sectors.
Webinar: An Introduction to SOLIDWORKS Composer
SOLIDWORKS Composer allows you to easily repurpose your 3D engineering models to create graphical content that allows you to explain processes and procedures in technical communications.

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