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CATIA Apr 24, 2024

You've probably heard that CATIA has better performance for large assembly CAD, but better by how much? We ran some tests comparing SOLIDWORKS to CATIA V5 and 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA, and here's the answer.


Welcome to your GoEngineer Success Plan! This plan features our most-used tools that set you up for success, and we hope you’ll be able to take advantage of each one. In this blog, let’s go through what is included with your Success Plan and how to access the most important features, including your Customer Portal account, scheduling Application Mentoring Sessions, and assigning users to Training Plans to access their Supported Self-Paced Training courses.

3D Scanning Apr 18, 2024

The peel 3 is a structured light 3D scanner developed by Peel 3D that offers an accessible, affordable, and efficient way to digitize physical objects. This article provides an overview of its capabilities, features, and potential applications.

This article is a companion to this SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Tutorial. In it, Free Surfaces are used in combination with time-dependent gravity to simulate water flowing out of a pitcher when rotated 90 degrees. The Transient Explorer is employed in order to view the results of this study, specifically the motion of the water over time.   

Composite Analysis functionality has long been enabled by powerful solvers like Abaqus, and the foremost composites design tool is CATIA. Both solutions are industry leaders, and the advent of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform has enabled these functionalities to be merged into a single solution for a Modeling and Simulation (MODSIM) unified workflow for all of your composites needs.

PCB Design Apr 16, 2024

The Cadence License Server is a key component of Cadence Design Systems software setup, designed to oversee the distribution of software licenses across a network. Think of it as the heart of the operation, ensuring every user who needs to run Cadence's software tools can do so without stepping on each other's toes. It makes certain that the total number of users at any given time doesn't surpass the licenses your organization has. 

When removing sketch entities in SOLIDWORKS, deleting a specific portion can require extensive cleanup and adding additional sketch entities. However, the Trim Entities command will automate a lot of the busy work and allow you to trim or extend entities in your sketch in one single operation. This article explains, in-depth, uses of the SOLIDWORKS Trim Entities command and provides an overview of all the different selection options. 

3DEXPERIENCE Design Apr 11, 2024

As a SOLIDWORKS or CATIA company, making the correct design decisions while juggling a stack of competing requirements is hard. Luckily, there's a cloud-powered design optimization tool to exhaustively and realistically simulate thousands of variants at once, ensuring your product is the best it can be: The Multidisciplinary Optimization Engineer role on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.


With every new release of SOLIDWORKS, we often get asked how to open new files in the previous version. Maybe our vendors are using a newer version than we are, or maybe a coworker upgraded and converted a file to the new year before you were ready. Almost all our customers have asked at one time or another, "How do I open a SOLIDWORKS file into an older version of SOLIDWORKS?” 

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