How do I select the right workstation for my design and engineering application needs? Choosing the right platform isn’t too complicated—it mainly comes down to how you’ll be using it and what your budget looks like—but it sure can be confusing. After all, if we had unlimited funds, the answer would be easy! But being a bit more realistic, the goal is to optimize the match between the hardware, system software, applications, and workflows that are in use.
There are three distinct levels of SOLIDWORKS 3D Design, the base of the SOLIDWORKS suite of products to which additional capabilities, like Simulation or Electrical, can be added. The most basic SOLIDWORKS package is the Standard license, followed by Professional and Premium. In this guide, we compare each tier of SOLIDWORKS packages and see some examples of the most used features at work so you can best determine what level of SOLIDWORKS is best for you or your company.
For designers and manufacturers, the end goal is usually the same - to make products stronger, cheaper, and lighter and to iterate designs that are easier to manufacture. To do this, many engineers use SOLIDWORKS Simulation software for testing and running analyses as well as realistic rendering software like SOLIDWORKS Visualize to portray real-life products for customer demonstrations and marketing initiatives.
Do you have a great idea that could make SOLIDWORKS better for everyone? Good news! There is a way to tell SOLIDWORKS your idea. The SOLIDWORKS Enhancement Request is an option available within your SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal account.
In my previous blog, I discussed how to identify the SOLIDWORKS products that you have, specifically Electrical, PDM, and connectors. If you are reading this article, then you have found that your company does have SOLIDWORKS Electrical Integration. In this article, I will review the steps that it takes to get your SOLIDWORKS Electrical Integration upgraded. There are steps that need to happen BEFORE you or PDM Administrator upgrades PDM on the server.
Does your company have SOLIDWORKS PDM? Does your company use SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic? How about SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D? What about the Connector between SOLIDWORKS PDM and SOLIDWORKS Electrical? If your company has future plans to upgrade or move your software, here are some items to keep in mind.
Over the last few years, more and more SOLIDWORKS users have preferred machine-based Standalone licenses over Online Licensing. SOLIDWORKS has therefore announced that they will no longer be supporting the Online Licensing option after February 2022.
In this article, we will show the properties of the Roberts Tetrahedron using SOLIDWORKS so you can build your own from scratch. If you’d like to skip the challenge, I’ve provided my version at the end of the article that you can download and print to have on your desk or show to your friends and family.