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Here you'll find a wealth of information about the latest SOLIDWORKS features, tips and tricks. Keep up to date and increase your SOLIDWORKS knowledge today...

Latest Blog Posts

Customer Story: Faradite
Smart home technology has seen a lot of development over this past decade. From voice assistants, to being able to control your thermostats and door bells through your phone, this industry is set to get more intelligent in the coming years. In this p...
Solid Print3D February Events
Reinvent ManufacturingDesigned to help you discover the various 3D Printing Brands, the materials available, 3D Printing techniques and most importantly, how engineering companies globally are adapting their prototyping & manufacturing to Additiv....
Christmas Opening Times
CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURSChristmas Day - ClosedBoxing Day - ClosedFriday 27th Dec - Email Support only (9am to 5.30pm)Monday 30th Dec - Email Support only (9am to 5.30pm)Tuesday 31st Dec - Email Support only (9am to 5.30pm....
An Engineer's Christmas Wishlist
Image credit: https://gravity.co/1. Gravity’s Jet SuitStarting thelist is a world record-breaking product, the Daedalus Flight Pack from Gravity Industries.Five turbines, 1050bhp and 120,000 RPM all designed and engineered into onesuit to provi....
Customer Story: BIOHM
“Our revolutionary construction system is capable of achieving drastic reductions in a building’s environmental impact, build-times and costs. As a start-up, we are always on the lookout for improvements in our operations and the SOLIDWORKS Entrepren...
Modelling an Archimedes' Screw
Archimedean screws are often referred to as “water screws” since they are commonly used to transport water between different heights. We often see some of our customers do screw feeders and we thought it may be beneficial to create a blog documenting...
How to Export Graphics and Logos from Adobe Illust
Our customer, Raymont-Osman Product Design, have put a quick and easy tutorial together to show how you can export graphics and logos from Adobe Illustrator into SOLIDWORKS. To find out more about Raymont-Osman Product Design visit their website: htt...
Funding for Start-Ups
Apply for our entrepreneur scheme!Click here to find out more.But where can you get some advice and apply for a grant?Below are some websites where you can get some advice andalso apply for funding, explore the links below to find out more:Innovate U....
Accessing Certification Codes
As part of your SOLIDWORKS Subscription, you are entitled to a set of free vouchers for SOLIDWORKS Certification exams. The following guide will explain how you can access these vouchers.
SOLIDWORKS 2020 LAUNCH EVENTS - Wrap up
For anyone who would like to review the content of the day,head to www.solidsolutions.ie/SW2020/Dell SOLIDWORKS Workstation Giveaway (Platinum Sponsors)All those who attended this year’s events were in with achance of winning a Dell Precisio....
SOLIDWORKS 2020 Upgrade FAQ's
**IMPORTANT - Are there any changes to the System Requirements?** You should always consult the SOLIDWORKS official System Requirements and End of Life pages prior to any upgrade. Notable changes are: SOLIDWORKS 2020 is the last release to be suppo....
Customer Story: Energym
Climate change is the biggest issue that the world is facing right now, with the increasing level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere setting up an all-time high record for the first time in 800,000 years, now is more important than ever to create cl...
Adding Firewall Exceptions
Certain network applications can occasionally have their functionality blocked by Firewalls. To enable these applications to work and communicate correctly it is necessary to add exception rules into the Firewall. This interactive guide will cover ho...
Draftsight Enterprise Installation Guide
This interactive guide covers every step of the Draftsight Enterprise installation process.
Customer Story: Mitt Wearables
“We developed one of our first prototypes entirely in SOLIDWORKS using our Entrepreneur Licence. Traditional prostheses are uncomfortable; they don’t do very much, and are unbelievably expensive. So we’ve designed a new type of prosthetic arm.”– Nath...
Solid Solutions New Elite Engineers!
Last week 2 of our technical team were awarded the coveted Elite Applications Engineer status. What is the Elite program? In recognition of exceptional skill, SOLIDWORKS award the coveted Elite Applications Engineer status to applications engineers w...
Customer Story: LettUs Grow
LettUs Grow is a start-up based in Bristol that designs, builds and sells indoor vertical farms. They work hard to develop a more robust food supply chain with less waste and a lower environmental impact. The nature of their engineering work has its ...
Entrepreneur Program collaborates with the Central
“Supporting our customers and ensuring their success has always been key to the way we generate long-term and mutual lifetime value. Our customers love how we support them; they interact with us daily more than in most B2B customer-supplier relations...
Testing the Nimbus 2000 - Harry Potter
To get in the spirit of Halloween, here at Solid Solutions we have decided to get technical with broomstick design.Inspired by Harry Potter we have put the famous quidditch brooms to the test to see how each of them would perform in real-life scenari...
Customer Story: Raleigh UK
This week’s episode of The Apprentice on BBC 1 challenged the show’s contestants to design and build an electric bike in only 2 days - and they headed nowhere either than Raleigh UK, our customer based in Nottingham.
Customer Story: See.Sense
Want to see more customer stories?Visit our YouTube channelWe recently spoke to one of our customers, See.Sense, who were previously on our Entrepreneur Program and saw great success with it.  The company is based in Northern Ireland, creating a....
Customer Story: Allan J. Hargreaves Plant Engineer
In this article, we will look at how A.J. Hargreaves use SOLIDWORKS Simulation to test their designs before manufacture.
Customer Story: Conker Living
Want to see more customer stories?Visit our YouTube channelJag Virdie started his career with an internship at Rolls-Royce Bentley and has lived by its ethos ever since. For Jag, everything should be designed and manufactured with solid engineering f....
Customer Story: JM Adventure
Founded in 2002, JM Adventure has come a long way since their one-man band and are now providing unique outdoor course designs for a range of major companies such as Center Parcs, Scouts, Royal Navy and many more. Every project that JM Adventure work...
Exhibitor Focus: Solid People
They specialise in CAD recruitment because most of everyone at Solid People have previously been CAD designers. This helps them understand what their clients need and which candidates match their skills and culture.Solid People have been doing this f....
Exhibitor Focus: Bowman International
Combining technical expertise with unrivalled product know-how and availability, Bowman has over 7000 types and sizes of bearings in stock including the BowMet®, Oilite® and WM ranges. They specialise in plain bearings, providing customers of....
Exhibitor Focus: 3Dconnexion
They are the world’s leader in 3D Mice development and manufacturing, their products make using 3D applications better. It allows you to control your work in a way that is impossible with a regular mouse and keyboard – you ....
What's New SOLIDWORKS 2020
SOLIDWORKS 2020 is nearly here and brings with it a whole host of new features and enhancements. If you're looking to find out what's new, then look no further.
Customer Story: Dolphin Solutions
Our customer, Dolphin Solutions, are (positively) obsessed with productivity and efficiency. They have been creating beautiful high- performance commercial washrooms for nearly 20 years. From the Shard to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, from Sydney Ai...
Exhibitor Focus: Solid CAM
SolidCAM provides seamless single-window integration and full associativity with the SOLIDWORKS design model - you never have to leave the SOLIDWORKS' window. All machining operations can be defined, calculated and verified without leaving the SOLIDW...
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