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Industrial Design: Many Solutions, One SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer

swid_blog1Today industrial designers use many tools to get their job done. From initial hand and digital sketching, 3D concept modelling, 3D detailing, through to PowerPoint presentations and 3D printing proposals.  There is no ‘one tool fits all approach’, rather the tools that industrial designers use are many and varied.

A possible Industrial Design workflow might look like this:swid_blog2

But whatever your industrial design workflow, you and your design team need the right tool at the right time.

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Win SolidProfessor for Your Team for a Year!


Design teams need to keep ahead of their competition by improving their skills and staying on top of new software capabilities. Develop a championship winning design team with a FREE SolidProfessor Enterprise account, up to $10,000 value!

March Madness Contest is open to all design teams with 5 or more users. A maximum of 20 accounts will be created for your team and you will be assigned a SolidProfessor “coach” to help you set goals and implement the tools. The winning team will be announced on April 15, 2015.

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Northern Indiana SOLIDWORKS User Group Meeting – March 24th

NISWUGYou are invited to attend the first NISWUG (Northern Indiana SOLIDWORKS User Group) meeting for 2015.

2015 is the 10th anniversary of the NISWUG group being established.

Meeting location will be: LMC – Bertrand Campus;  1905 Foundation Drive Niles, MI 49120 Room 109

Meeting will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M.

SOLIDWORKS World 2015 Conference will be highlighted in a presentation by Peggy Frantz. We have all downloaded purchased parts to use in assemblies, but how do you manage these models? Andrew Schutte with Smooth Logic’s, will present on “Effectively Managing Your Standard Purchased Parts Library”, focusing around the acquisition, modification, organization and structure of standard purchased parts libraries.

For any questions and to RSVP please contact niswug.info@gmail.com


Louisville SOLIDWORKS User Group – March 24th at 6:00 P.M.

Don’t forget about the Louisville SOLIDWORKS user group meeting that will be taking place at SAMTEC – 520 Park East Blvd. New Albany, IN 47150.

Meeting Agenda:
6:00 – 6:30 – Registration, Networking, & Dinner.
6:30 – 7:00 – Open Meeting and open floor discussion.
6:45 – 8:00 – Presentation: Bryan Ray – CSWP: What to expect and tips to pass – Bryan will be giving his SOLIDWORKS World presentation on the CSWP exam. Learn what to expect, some tips to make it easier and how to get the CSWP for free. This was a hands on session at SWW. If you want to follow along with the examples, please bring a computer with you.
8:00 – 8:15 Wrap up and door prizes.

To RSVP be send a email to: sw.louisville.usergroup@gmail.com

3D Printed Thermoplastics versus Metal: Why Did Volvo Trucks Chose Additive Manufacturing?

You have to be tough and efficient to be a Volvo Truck engine.  These ultra-reliable paradigms of automotive innovation are built for the long haul with maximum productivity.

Using Stratasys additive manufacturing technology, Volvo Trucks has reduced turnaround times on certain clamps, jigs and supports from 36 days to just two days! Previously these tools were produced in metal using traditional manufacturing methods.

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