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Supplier Material Now Available on 3D CONTENTCENTRAL Supplier Material Now Available on 3D CONTENTCENTRAL
Announcement by Dassault Systemes
New materials uploaded to 3D CONTENTCENTRAL by material suppliers will be included in subsequent service packs or major releases of SOLIDWORKS Plastics.
Announcing SolidPractices for SOLDIWORKS Subscriptions Announcing SolidPractices for SOLDIWORKS Subscriptions
Announcement by Dassault Systemes
Dassault is offering subscription customers access to best practice documents, which provide techniques for using products efficiently.
Dassault Systemes Reports First Quarter Revenue and EPS Grow Dassault Systemes Reports First Quarter Revenue and EPS Grow
Press Release Issued by Dassault Systemes
Dassault reported that CATIA software revenue was up 8%, SOLIDWORKS was up 13% and ENOVIA was up 24%.
3DEXPERIENCE.WORKS Announced at SOLIDWORKS World 3DEXPERIENCE.WORKS Announced at SOLIDWORKS World
Press Release Issued by DS SOLIDWORKS
3DEXPERIENCE.WORKS is a new portfolio of industry-aware applications on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform that is tailored to the needs of SOLIDWORKS users.
Still Waiting to Re-take Your Certification Exam? Still Waiting to Re-take Your Certification Exam?
Announcement by Dassault Systemes
As of January 1, 2019, Dassault has changed its re-take policy from 180 days to just 90 days on the Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert (CSWE) exam.
Industry News
ANSYS Acquires Assets of DfR Solutions ANSYS Acquires Assets of DfR Solutions
Press Release Issued by ANSYS
ANSYS has invested in DfR Solutions' automated design reliability analysis software, Sherlock.
Aras Expands Partnership with MSC Software Aras Expands Partnership with MSC Software
Press Release Issued by Aras
Aras will offer connectors to MSC's simulation software, enabling Simulation Process and Data Management (SPDM) across the enterprise.
Stratasys Aims to Transform Industrial-Grade 3D Printing Stratasys Aims to Transform Industrial-Grade 3D Printing

According to Stratasys, the F120 3D printer makes complex and functional parts up to 3X faster than competitive solutions.
Introducing the Form 3 and Form 3L 3D Printers Introducing the Form 3 and Form 3L 3D Printers
Press Release Issued by Formlabs
Formlabs introduced the Form 3 desktop 3D printer and the Form 3L, a large format resin 3D printer, both available for pre-order.
CONTACT Software and PROSTEP Cooperate on Collaboration CONTACT Software and PROSTEP Cooperate on Collaboration
Press Release Issued by PROSTEP and Contact Software
CONTACT Software and PROSTEP are using their skills in IT, processes and methods in order to offer suitable solutions for collaboration scenarios.
SolidWorks Partners
Origin Releases Latest Version of CheckMate Origin Releases Latest Version of CheckMate
Press Release Issued by Origin International
The SOLIDWORKS add-in features a new Measure All feature that analyzes the SOLIDWORKS CAD and converts all hole, cylinder and surface plane features.
myCADtools Achieves SOLIDWORKS Certified Product Status myCADtools Achieves SOLIDWORKS Certified Product Status
Press Release Issued by Visiativ
Visiativ's myCADtools now supports the latest SOLIDWORKS releases and has full integration into SOLIDWORKS. They offer more than 50 CAD tools.
ASCENT Offers SOLIDWORKS Titles ASCENT Offers SOLIDWORKS Titles
Press Release Issued by ASCENT
ASCENT has expanded its courseware catalogue to include content for SOLIDWORKS and CAMWorks software.
Seebo Launches IoT Add-in for SOLIDWORKS
Press Release Issued by Seebo
Seebo's add-in lets users turn 3D designs into a visual model of the entire IoT system, and get auto-generated specs, simulations, and analytics.
Stratasys Teams with Dassault and Prosthetics Company Stratasys Teams with Dassault and Prosthetics Company
Press Release Issued by Stratasys
Stratasys has partnered with Dassault Systemes and Easton LaChappelle on a 3D printing prosthetics initiative called Unlimited Tomorrow.
User News
STAMOD Takes World Record for Engineering Design Time STAMOD Takes World Record for Engineering Design Time
Press Release Issued by STAMOD Engineering
The engineering consultancy firm specializes in rapid tooling, simulation, legacy data, and new product design (NPD), using a variety of CAD tools.
Minerva Partners with Saab for Aras Integration Minerva Partners with Saab for Aras Integration
Press Release by Aras
Aras will be used to strengthen the PLM capabilities of the Gripen aircraft, a smart fighter system.
BAE Systems Sweden Standardizes on Aras PLM Platform BAE Systems Sweden Standardizes on Aras PLM Platform
Press Release Issued by Aras
BAE Systems Sweden, a manufacturer of weapons systems and military vehicles, has selected Aras Innovator as the new common PLM platform.
Frost and Sullivan Present Awards for Top 10 Manufacturers Frost and Sullivan Present Awards for Top 10 Manufacturers
Press Release Issued by Frost and Sullivan
Four manufacturing leaders were recognized at the 10th annual Manufacturing Leadership Awards, presented by the Manufacturing Leadership Community.
Ten80 and Dassault Host STEM League Competition Ten80 and Dassault Host STEM League Competition
Press Release Issued by Dassault Systemes
More than 30 teams will compete at the National STEM League Finals in Charlotte, NC in May, 2014.
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Decals
When I apply a decal on a face of a subject, in some cases the decal also appears mirrored on the opposite side of the…
5 Things to Check When Your Simulation Results are Wrong in SOLIDWORKS Simulation
This article by CAPINC points out five things to check when your simulation results are wrong. Check it out here: http://www.solidworkscommunity.com/feature_full.php?cpfeatureid=116196…
Installation Manager Cannot Find Required Source Files
A common hurdle to a pair or update of the SOLIDWORKS application is a failure of the Installation manager to locate the source files that…
Why Does My Machine Crash So Often?
Crashes may happen for a multitude of reasons. The main reasons we find are due to unsupported hardware or drivers. Read this article from GoEngineer…
Difficult to select/delete dimensions in SWKS16
It is difficult to just select by clicking it - especially angular dimensions. When I select a dimension it opens the small number input dialogue...I…
Topology Optimisation in SolidWorks
Do you think Topology optimisation inside SolidWorks will change way we design for 3D Printing ?…
I can't see the line
When adding dimensions to drawings, the dimension hovers over the pointer so that I can't see the second line in some cases. Is there…
Change Appearance of Parts from Tool Box
How do I change the appearance of parts pulled from the Tool Box? Source: MySOLIDWORKS.com…