Dell Precision Workstations
Dell offers the latest multi-core processors, high-end graphics, massive memory expansion and hard disk technologies to help you and your project stay ahead of the game.
With HP Workstations you get to maximize your SOLIDWORKS productivity. HP Z Workstations deliver the ultimate experience with SOLIDWORKS, and help you take performance and productivity further. And every year at SolidWorks World, I visit them they have incredible products to offer for SOLDIDWORKS users.
Powered with Intel processors, the latest workstations from various partner companies, makes handling 2D and CAD projects easily, giving you the capacity and capability to accelerate your innovation.
As designers increasingly choose to work in more realistic modes, more demands are made on GPUs to ensure a smooth design workflow. With NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics, SOLIDWORKS users get the highest-quality, most realistic images.
AMD FirePro professional graphics cards provide a number of GPU accelerated features and SOLIDWORKS-specific optimizations, delivering increased realism, outstanding performance and greater interactivity for designers and engineers.
A simple rule based tool for your design automation needs. And with a free DriveWorks Xpress included in every seat of SOLIDWORKS, it is really easy and cost effective to start with small automation project and then grow them to a wide level with their Solo (a 30 day trial is available) and Pro versions.
As their tag line says “Kill your SOLIDWORKS routines!”, the CustomTools takes care of many of your day-to-day activities by automating them and let you spend your valuable time in innovation rather than printing drawings, making PDFs or generating reports.
The Steel Detailer
My bad for not exploring them during earlier SOLIDWORKS events. The Steel Detailer from Quadro Design is a nice tool to automate the creation of detailed structural models and fabrication drawings, reducing the time from concept to completion.
A new PCB design tool from Altium to bridge the gap between ECAD and MCAD team with one design at a time. PCBWorks integrate seamlessly in your electrical and mechanical workflows, hence enhancing the collaboration and productivity in your design process.
Empowered with the fastest toolpaths in the business, SolidCAM is the best manufacturing suite for easiest, fastest, most efficient and profitable CNC-Programming done directly inside SOLIDWORKS. And with their patented iMachining technology, users get benefits like extended tool life, reduced machining time. I have a friend and SolidCam user who after seeing a live demonstration of iMachining on one of their projects opted to go with SolidCAM without a second thought.
Rapid Sheet Metal
A company that is focused on quick-turn prototype sheet metal & machined parts. Rapid Sheet Metal builds prototype sheet metal parts directly from SOLIDWORKS and many other 3D CAD formats. Not only their services are on the top but they also offer add-in like SolidQuote, a Rapid Sheet Metal’s Free SOLIDWORKS add-in for instant sheet metal part quoting.
Logopress’s has been into development of die design software for the tool and die industry as well as flattening and blank prediction software for many kinds of parts. They also offer free 123GO copy to every registered SOLIDWORKS user. 123GO by Logopress3 is the fastest and easiest way to insert fasteners and their related holes and mates automatically. It is a very affordable, user-friendly, and smart library that includes screws, nuts, washers, and pins.
Proto Labs is the world’s fastest manufacturer of custom prototype and low-volume parts. Once connected to Proto Labs, designers can upload a 3D CAD model and receive an interactive quote with manufacturability analysis within hours. Their online tools also show you in case you’ve issues with your models and suggest you the best way to fix them out.
About Deepak Gupta
Deepak is a SolidWorks Certified Professional, with specializations in Advanced Sheet Metal, Advanced Weldments, Advanced Surfacing and Advance Mold Tools. He graduated from the Indo Swiss Training Centre in Chandigarh, India. He specialized in die & mold and now works in product development. Deepak is a project manager cum design engineer with close to a decade of experience. More...