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There’s hope for your carpal tunnel syndrome, worn out wrist supports and squeaky chair. In the future, they may be replaced by the joy of getting into your work… literally. Lauren Argo put pen to paper to churn out the idea of pen to air on 3D canvas. The idea uses “iGPS”(?) to capture a…

Allright, I’m not doing anyone any good by delaying some SolidWorks tutorial goodness just because I can’t get my video act together, so without further ado, I will introduce the SolidSmack 2-minute Tut… soon to be video-ized. 2-minutes of your time in exchange for lessons in glorious 3D SolidWorks, along with supporting images. I’ll post…

Look out unemployed and soon-to-be-unemployed engineers and designers… SolidWorks has gone and done the nearly unimaginable… free software. For a limited time, they are offering a free trial download of SolidWorks 2009 to stimulate the corpuscles out of your ever-loving, unemployeed facial pores. And although your excitement may instantly look like a bad case of…

As if those potatoes will peel themselves. Ok, so apparently they do, but it’s got to be the creepiest thing I’ve ever seen, besides that disco family of Sumatran rabbits and these links. Wayne Barlow – Yes, speaking of creepy. Wayne wins for his creature art. A fleshy sac on the back of a 3-legged…

Speaking of touchscreen display technology you’ll want to take a look at this. Found at Joe Moak’s, Hey, That’s a Great Idea via Develop3D, a revisit to the I(heart)Sketch. INDEED. You’ve seen I(heart)Sketch on SolidSmack before, but this actual demo of a ship being created is glorious. It’s even more amazing than the normal touchscreen…

Why, it was only a few days ago you were enticed to get your Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP) certificate. Now, however, SolidWorks is elevating the enticement by offering the exam to current subscription customers for the rest of 2009… for FREE. Customers wishing to take the exams must redeem their code no later than December…

I saw it yesterday, a big ol’ metal silo that inches along the ground. It was filled with raccoons and smelled like cheese puffs. So, instead of calling the authorities, I sat down, had a cookie and looked at these links. Mecha Illustrations – Duster132 does mecha up so right. Excellent and inspiring illustrations to…

There are some things in life that are scary and others that are just plain fun. Robots and magneto-coaster-toy-thingies are both of those. If you’re a CSWP (Certified SolidWorks Professional), this year’s SolidWorks World CSWP event is full bore, roboteriffic, coaster-building fun. You have the food, drinks and a contest that’s even open to CSWP’s…

So, how many times are you sitting admiring the sunrise, contemplating the various ways to mirror an assembly in SolidWorks when you suddenly realize that’s not a bagel you stuck in the toaster, but your right thumb. With files sizes on the mind, you may have a tendancy to avoid mirroring SolidWorks assemblies as much…

It’s bound to happen. You’re walking past your local incinerator with that nice new shirt on and instantly your fine woolen threads are vaporized LEAVING YOU COMPLETELY UNPROTECTED AGAINST THE ELEMENTS. Scary isn’t it? So is not being able to protect those 3D models you’ve spent 1/3rd of your life working on. Fact is, sometimes…

The ‘S’ key. A single key on that clicky ol’ keyboard that can give you the POWER to HARNESS… tiny little icons… on a customizable pop-up toolbar. Power? Yes, faster access to commands and less time between them. Everyone knows it’s easier to get away from going through the menus by setting up keyboard shortcuts.…

I know. It happened here as well. Five people and a large parrot fell over convulsing when they thought of the possibilities. It’s one thing to use SolidWorks to turn your design and engineering department into a concept-crazy, model churning machine of product-cycle pleasure. It’s quite another to whip that interface into a tool that…