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5 Amazing Enhancements in SOLIDWORKS Visualize 202
The new release of SOLIDWORKS Visualize brings a number of brilliant enhancements to performance, functionality, interface design and convenience. Below we've picked our top five and for each one we've created a one minute video to explain all about ...
Connection Detailing in SOLIDWORKS 2022
With SOLIDWORKS 2022 you can add connection detailing to your structural members. Learn how to create and add structural connections to your SOLIDWORKS models quickly and easily.
Laser Cut with SOLIDWORKS 2022
Create your own laser cut Christmas decorations with SOLIDWORKS 2022. We had a go ourselves and look how they turned out!
2022 Launch Event Prize Winners
We hope you enjoyed our launch event this year, SOLIDWORKS 2022 has brought something new for everyone to be excited about, but now we’ve reached the moment you’ve really been waiting for. The prize draw reveals!...
Christmas Opening Hours
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Solid Solutions! Over the Christmas break we will be answering emails requesting support. See more about our opening and closing hours below.
Oxford Space Systems Case Study
Industries are undergoing a state of transformation and disruption across all sectors, and the space industry is no exception. UK-based start-up, Oxford Space Systems, is paving the way for new satellite and antenna technology innovations.
Model Mania Competition Extension - New Model, Mor
Due to technical issues with our Model Mania platform we are extending our Model Mania competition. We have relaunched the test with a new challenge, read on for more details of the updated competition and learn how you can test your SOLIDWORKS model...
Yawboard: Redefining the Future of Urban Mobility
Yawboard is a team of skateboarders, surfers, and engineers, each with a vision to revolutionise the future of urban transport methods.
SOLIDWORKS 2022 Upgrade FAQ's
SOLIDWORKS 2022 is now available for download but before downloading there are things that may need to be considered before updating your software.
Capital Compactors Case Study
Capital Compactors and Balers are the leading suppliers of waste and recycling solutions in the UK, supporting different sectors throughout the waste industry such as retail, medical and nuclear. Capital Compactors have partnered with Solid Solutions...
Gravity Case Study
Gravity Industries joined our SOLIDWORKS Entrepreneur Programme, which gave them the full suite of tools, they needed to design, conceptualise, and test their iterations before moving to physical prototypes."Being on the entrepreneur programme has be...
2022 Model Mania - Featuring YawBoard
Model Mania is back and even the prize is fast this year. Test your SOLIDWORKS modelling skills against the best in the UK and you could win a YawBoard or SpaceMouse Compact.
BIOHM Case Study
Climate change is, quite literally, a hot topic. Every industry has a part to play in reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, not least of all the construction industry. According to a report by the International Energy Agency, construction accounte...
Solid Solutions Management Ltd Welcomes DTE
Having acquired several key businesses over the past six years, Solid Solutions now supports a customer community of more than 15,000 UK and Ireland-based customers. These encompass product designers, mechanical engineers, manufacturers, and educatio....
Hybrid modelling SOLIDWORKS 2022
Thanks to the all-new Hybrid mesh modelling features in SOLIDWORKS 2022 you can now directly edit imported mesh bodies as if they were native parts that were designed in SOLIDWORKS. This means that features such as boss extrudes, cuts and fillets can...
No more leaves on the line with PlasmaTrack
Start-up company, PlasmaTrack, are leading the way when it comes to preventing a major source of train disruptions and delays...leaves! During the colder months, railways have the challenge of dealing with wet slippery surfaces from leaves that make ...
Creating custom material libraries in SOLIDWORKS
Every seat of SOLIDWORKS comes with a large, customizable material library. The Material Library contains the definition of materials and includes its mechanical properties and default appearance. In this blog and accompanying video we'll explain how...
Why should I be nesting parts
Firstly we should define what is nesting? Nesting is like putting the pieces of a jigsaw together, it is the process of creating an optimal layout of your flat parts so that you get the most out of your material. Typically this process would be used ...
Design considerations 3D printing
3D printing is a colloquial term used to generalise a family of additive manufacturing processes. At the consumer level the most common 3D printing process is Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) – a technique whereby thermoplastics are extruded through ...
What is meant by 2.5 Axis Milling?
Today we are going to look at what is meant by 2.5 Axis Milling and how we can decide if our part can be made using 2.5D milling strategies.
Managing Disk Space with SOLIDWORKS PDM Part #5: A
In this blog series we are examining the factors influencing disk usage within PDM and what you can do to manage them. In the first part we discussed how you can re-organise your archive across multiple drives to get you back up and running quickly s...
Managing Disk Space with SOLIDWORKS PDM Part #4: C
In this blog series we are examining the factors influencing disk usage within PDM and what you can do to manage them. In the first part we discussed how you can re-organise your Archive across multiple drives to get you back up and running quickly s...
Managing Disk Space with SOLIDWORKS PDM Part #3: W
In this blog series we are examining the factors influencing disk usage within PDM and what you can do to manage them. In the first part we discussed how you can re-organise your archive across multiple drives to get you back up and running quickly s...
Managing Disk Space with SOLIDWORKS PDM Part #2: D
In this blog series we are examining the factors influencing disk usage within PDM and what you can do to manage them. In the first part we discussed how you can re-organise your archive across multiple drives to get you back up and running quickly s...
Managing Disk Space with SOLIDWORKS PDM
This blog series was prompted by a recent support ticket, logged when a customer found their PDM Professional installation suddenly became unusable. The warning message, led to my reviewing the Archive Server Log file and this quickly identified the ...
What is CAM?
The short blog article will answer two common questions that is associated with CAM. The article will answer the questions What does CAM stand for? and Which CAM software is best?
Is SOLIDWORKS Manage really PDM Premium in disguis
It certainly provides that next tier of capabilities and some! SOLIDWORKS Manage builds on PDM Professional to bring BoM Management, Process Management and Project Management capabilities alongside configurable dashboarding and reporting tools to enh...
What do I need to start using SOLIDWORKS CAM?
Need to know how to start using SOLIDWORKS CAM? This blog explains how you can get yourself started with ease! This blog has been created to answer your burning questions and guide you to getting started as quick as possible.
Modelling the Rugby Lions Trophy
For our final challenge in our Rugby Lions series Solid Solutions and MECAD are competing to create the best renders of the brand new Rugby Lions Trophy. Check out our trophy showcase animation, created with SOLIDWORKS Visualize, along with our model...
Kicking Tee - Predicting Injection Moulding with S
For our second challenge in our Rugby Lions themed competition with South African reseller MECAD we modelled an adjustable kicking tee, now we want to take things a step further and make sure our design is prepared for manufacture. The kicking tee co...

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