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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...
Exhibitor Focus: Genesis Capital
Genesis Capital are one of the UK's leading independent finance providers. Their team of consultants work with you to create flexible, cost effective and tax efficient funding solutions that help your organisation acquire the critical assets you need...
Exhibitor Focus: DriveWorks
When it comes to design automation DriveWorks offer a great portfolio of tools such as, DriveWorksXpress, DriveWorks Solo and DriveWorks Pro. They are used for design automation, product configuration, business process automation and as a CPQ, sales ...
How to Create 360VR Video using SOLIDWORKS Visuali
Virtual Reality(VR) videos provide one of the most immersive methods of viewing a design concept and can be used to bring your product showcases to the next level. Recently VR has become a valuable tool for many companies when it comes to design revi...
Exhibitor Focus: Solid Print3D
Only two weeks to go until our SOLIDWORKS 2020 launch events, today we will be focusing on Solid Print3D. Solid Print3D is the 3D Printing Business Unit of Solid Solutions – the UK’s largest SOLIDWORKS reseller and one of the largest SOLIDWORKS resel...
Customer Story: Utopia Bathrooms
Want to see more customer stories? Visit our YouTube channel We interviewed Dean Allen, Utopia’s Engineering Manager, to find out more about their stylish designs and product development process. Dean commented, “We use SOLIDWORKS predo....
3D Experience - 3D Swym
The 3DSwym application is at the heart of the 3D Experience platform and is the gateway to collaboration within your business. It allows users to post ideas and concepts and interact with them as things progress from concept to reality. Ideas are jus...
SOLIDWORKS PCB BOM Template Column Map
A document mapping columns within installed SOLIDWORKS PCB BOM Templates
Customer Story: Domino Printing
Product developers increasingly face design, workflow, and data requirements that extend beyond the capabilities of traditional, single-point 3D modeling and 2D drawing software solutions....
Customer Focus: FLIT
Want to see more customer stories? Visit our YouTube channel   A report from Navigant Research suggests that ebike sales will increase globally by 54.7% over the next 9 years. Breaking into such a competitive market as a start-up is no m....
Changing the Sporting World for the Better
  The need for additional protection in cricket helmets was made clear after the tragic death of Phillip Hughes, who suffered a blow to the back of his head from a cricket ball in 2014. Designed in SOLIDWORKS by Alan, Masuri Helmets have releas....
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