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A New Active Way to Design in SOLIDWORKS
SOLIDWORKS has been known as the intuitive 3D CAD software for years now but although it’s easy to use, it’s not always easy on us. Designers are commonly spending their entire working days at their desk and we know they’re tired of the inactivity, w...
Where to find your SOLIDWORKS serial number on you
Ever wondered where you can find your SOLIDWORKS serial number or wondered what version of SOLIDWORKS you're currently working on? This is a common question we receive and can be easy to find if you know where to look. In this blog post we show you h...
Central Research Laboratory Accelerator Programme
Central Research Laboratory is a business incubator that are the UK’s first purpose built hardware accelerator, assisting entrepreneurs in product manufacturing, preparation for investment and crowdfunding campaigns. They are now seeking applications...
3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 Wrap Up
As with all global launches of this scale, this year’s 3DEXPERIENCE World was switched to an all-virtual experience due to the pandemic. What this prompted though, was a truly immersive virtual event. Attendees from wherever they were in the world, w...
Tips & Tricks for Structure Systems
The Structure Systems feature has been available since 2019 for all packages of SOLIDWORKS, but what have we learnt about it since then? I want to focus on the nuts and bolts so that you can dive right in and start using it for yourself. If you haven...
10 Entrepreneur Companies to Watch Out for in
It goes without saying that start-up companies are here to disrupt the market when it comes to new and innovative product design. At Solid Solutions we provide free SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software to entrepreneur companies to give them a head start when d...
The 6 Golden Rules of Managing Data in SOLIDWORKS
When modelling in SOLIDWORKS, before you know it, you will have created lots of parts, assembly and drawing files, so it’s important to think about how you will manage these files and keep everything organised. Here we discuss the ‘6 Golden Rules’ of...
Solid Solutions receives Feefo Platinum Trusted Se
26th January 2021, Solid Solutions has won the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers.Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is ...
Pioneering the world-first Veesus SOLIDWORKS plug-
European Active Projects Ltd (EAPL) is a construction and fabrication company specialising in marine, offshore and land-based projects. Working in SOLIDWORKS, they create designs and production drawings for all their contracts. Often working on large...
Project Numbering
When implementing a new PDM Professional Vault Customers will have the option to review their part numbering and classification requirements as they move to a system that allows them to, in most cases, automate the way the identify ‘parts’ within the...
SOLIDWORKS Visualize Competition - The results are
Over the 2021 launch event we ran Render Rumble, a SOLIDWORKS Visualize competition with some amazing prizes. We had a great response with some fantastic entries making it very hard to judge! We were looking for both static renders and animations and...
VIRTUAL SOLIDWORKS 2021 LAUNCH EVENT – WRAP UP
On the 5th of November, we held our first virtual SOLIDWORKS Launch Event. This immersive event replicated a day at a real event hall with opportunities to visit our exhibitor’s booths in our expedition hall, attend live sessions in our virtual audit...
Christmas Opening Hours
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Solid Solutions! Over the Christmas break we will be answering emails requesting support. See more about our opening and closing hours below.
Abaqus Simulation Technology Arrives for SOLIDWORK
Live Introduction to SIMULIA for SOLIDWORKS Users. Powered by Abaqus and other industry-leading SIMULIA technologies, SIMULIA gives you the power to perform structural, fluid and optimisation analysis tasks with confidence: from the simplest linear s...
Welcome to Render Rumble 2021!
In 2018 we ran a competition for your most realistic renders. We got some absolutely stunning results and so now to mark the launch of SOLIDWORKS 2021 the competition is back, and this time it’s bigger, better and has a new name! Welcome to Render Ru...
Model Mania 2021
Despite the launch event being virtual this year we are still running the ever popular Model Mania competition. So, if you feel ready to test your SOLIDWORKS modelling skills against the best in the UK, this is the place for you!
Microsoft SQL Server licensing for SOLIDWORKS PDM
October 2020 marks two important milestones for the SOLIDWORKS PDM family and SQL Server.
SOLIDWORKS 2020 Upgrade FAQ's
SOLIDWORKS 2021 is now available for download but before downloading there are things that may need to be considered before updating your software.
DraftSight: More 2D/3D CAD Capabilities than AutoC
Many users of AutoCAD are about to make a choice of whether to make the move from their current subscriptions, to a single user-named only model or, to move to an alternative 2D CAD drawing package*. Here we look at DraftSight 2020 and whether it rea...
How to Save Time with Open Modes in SOLIDWORKS
New to SOLIDWORKS 2020, the format of accessing different open modes has changed, and a time saving, ‘Detailing’ open mode has been introduced for working with drawings. Now that these options are more apparent, some of you may be wondering, what do ...
3D printing efforts against COVID-19
Solid Solutions and Solid Print3D customers joined efforts to 3D print face shields to NHS staff as part of a government initiative to accelerate production of medical equipment. Thank you to the 131 companies, 36 individuals, along with Solid Print3...
Customer Story: Unifabs speeds up sheet metal prod
We interviewed our customer, Unifabs, to find out how Design Automation has freed up time for their designers and engineers, allowing them to work on product development and innovation instead. Established in 2007, Unifabs offer an end-to-end sheet m...
Customer Story: COCO Lighting talks about swapping
Companies switch 3D CAD software for many different reasons, from CAD renewal costs and recruitment, to lack of capability in their current CAD systems and/or lack of support services.
Working from home with SOLIDWORKS Electrical or PC
If you are a SOLIDWORKS Electrical or PCB user working remotely, there are a few things you will want to consider. Here, we look at the key considerations you should have.
How to Create a MY SOLID SOLUTIONS Account
My.SolidSolutions is exclusively available to our subscription customers. The portal brings all of your SOLIDWORKS resources together in a single location. To access the entire portal you will need to register for an account and have an active SOLIDW...
Customer story: Body Rocket brings real-time aerod
With more people wanting to stay active during self-isolation, investments in bikes have been on the rise. Whether you’re a beginner or an avid cyclist, enhancing your performance can be a great way of improving your fitness level whilst also getting...
Customer Story: White Horse CAD on how to become a
However much you dream of becoming your own boss, swapping the security of your PAYE job to become a CAD contractor is a big decision. You might be questioning yourself: ‘Am I good enough to open my own limited company?’; ‘Is the workload unstable?’ ...
Using Your SOLIDWORKS PDM Licence Offline
To use your SOLIDWORKS PDM Licence offline you will need to connect your workstation to your SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault remotely. To do this visit our recent blog ‘Working from home with your PDM Licence’. Once you have successfully linked the two programs...
Training Updates
In light of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we want to make sure that you feel safe if you are coming to any of our training courses. We are following the guidance of the government and Public Health England and are taking steps to keep ...
Working from home with your SOLIDWORKS PDM Licence
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic you might be planning to work from home or self-isolate. If you are a SOLIDWORKS PDM user, there are a few things you will want to consider when working remotely.
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