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Learn about the latest, most advanced technology-based solutions to make the design engineering process faster and more efficient, with better communications and a higher level of productivity. With SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD products and industry-leading software, Stratasys and MakerBot 3D Printers and so much more, we have the innovative solutions your product design team needs. Increase your output, accuracy, collaboration and ideation. Put technology innovation to work in your design team.


3D CAD Design

Boost Creativity. Accelerate Design. Increase Productivity.

From conceptual design to mechanical design, collaboration to automation, our CAD software solutions feature powerful design functionality to speed your design process and make you more productive.


Evaluate Performance. Improve Quality. Boost Product Innovation.

Fully analyze and test your designs early and often to improve quality and reduce physical prototypes. SOLIDWORKS Simulation tools provide the ideal virtual testing environment. Saving time and money.

Electrical Design

Synchronized Data. Collaborative Environment.

Quickly and easily embed electrical systems into products and equipment, automate tedious design tasks and reduce costs by accurately determining optimal lengths for wires, cables and harnesses.

Product Data Management

Secure Data. Fast Retrieval. Share and Collaborate.

Organize your design data and improve the way your teams manage and collaborate on product development with top of the line Product Data Management tools.

Technical Communication

Streamline Inspection. Simplify the Complex.

Make high quality graphics and detailed illustrations to fully interactive 3D designs, improve your technical commination with automated 3D product manufacturing information.

3D Printing

Test. Revise. Perfect.

It’s all possible with 3D printing. From concept models to functional prototypes to direct digital manufacturing, 3D printing can accelerate innovation and make you more competitive.

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Speed Design. Reduce Costs.

Expand your 3D design capabilities and stand out from the competition. Improve collaboration and get to market faster with its intuitive interface, robust modeling tools and user community. It's all possible with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD.

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SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer

Rapid Creation. Manipulation. Modification.

Capture ideas digitally, quickly create 3D concept models, get feedback, and easily manage multiple concepts before committing to a prototype. SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer accelerates your 2D and 3D industrial designs concepts and reduce costs.


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View. Edit. Share. Repeat.

Create new professional-grade 2D drawings and view, edit or share existing DWG files. Enjoy an online library full of training and resources. Do it all for a fraction of the normal cost with DraftSight.

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Save Time. Minimize Repetitive Tasks.

Automate everyday repetitive design tasks and configuring products that can be defined by a set of rules. Create “same but different” products with ease. It’s all possible with DriveWorks design automation software.

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Better Quality. Less Time. Lower Cost.

Lower cost and minimize scrap in this virtual testing environment. Reduce the number of physical prototypes needed and optimize design innovation. Use SOLIDWORS Simulation to improve the quality of your designs.

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

Real World Conditions. Superior Performance.

Stay on top of critical fluid flow parameters; pressure, velocity, heat transfer and others that impact your fluid flow project.  SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation is a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis that gives you the tools to ensure product performance.

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Decrease Cost. Prevent Defects.

Reduce molded part warp, optimize sprues, runners and gates, and decrease overall injection molding costs. Prevent manufacturing related defects and accelerate time-to-market with SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

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Rapid Design Process. Reduce Costs.

Integrate electrical single-line and multi-line schematic design data with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD models using bi-directional, real time collaboration to minimize design time. Speed the design process with SOLIDWORKS Electrical.

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic

2D Schematics. Design Automation.

Collaborative schematic design tools to efficiently define electrical interconnections for complex electrical systems to minimize design time. Speed your design process with SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic.

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D

Rapid Design Process. Reduce Costs.

Easily Integrate schematic data into a SOLIDWORKS 3D model. Plan specific locations/paths, and place all electrical parts in 3D and run wires, cables and harnesses to connect all electrical equipment to accurately determine part lengths. Ensure consistency and reduce scrap and costs with SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D.


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Powerful Tools. Efficient Process.

Create innovative printed circuit board designs and put collaboration at the front and center of the design process. With the latest technology in PCB design and the seamless integration with mechanical workflows your design process has never been so efficient. PCBWorks powered by Altium.

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Altium MCAD Co-Designer

ECAD/MCAD Collaboration.  Link Design Data.

Easily link design data and share critical elements between your electrical and mechanical design. Take the guesswork out of your collaboration process with an integrated link between Altium Designer and your MCAD environment in SOLIDWORKS.

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Improve Security. Easy Data Retrieval.

Eliminate concerns about engineering design and technical data loss. Improve collaboration with easy retrieval and access to timely information. Gain a greater level of security and increase the speed of data retrieval with SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management.

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Cost Savings. Optimize Communication.

Intuitive browser-based web navigation promotes collaboration not just among CAD users, but throughout the company. Quickly find and reuse existing parts, product designs and other information inside your organization with EXALEAD OnePart.

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PDM Utilities

Enhance Data Control. Increase Efficiency.

Get the most out of your SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM software by selecting these PDM utilities. Manage and control data more effectively to protect valuable assets. Choose one or all to meet your design team needs.

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Dynamic Graphics. Compelling Visuals.

Turn existing 3D designs into dynamic graphics and interactive animations to effectively communicate complex product details. Even non-technical users can create dynamic graphics and technical communications. Say it with a picture using SOLIDWORKS Composer.

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Save Time. Eliminate Bottlenecks.

Automating the creation of inspection data sheets, reports and balloons on engineering drawings virtually eliminate human errors and ensure parts are within specifications. Use SOLIDWORKS Inspection to streamline your quality inspection processes.

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SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition

Go Drawingless. Streamline Production.

Define, organize and publish 3D PMI and model data into industry standard file formats. Reduce interpretation errors and cut cycle time with SOLIDWORKS MBD integrated drawingless manufacturing solution.

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Photorealistic Imagery. Impactful Content.

Quickly and easily create emotional content and photo-quality assets faster than ever imagined. SOLIDWORKS Visualize turns your CAD data into impactful, high-qaulity visual content and photorealistic imagery at unlimited resolution the fast, easy, and fun way.


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Stratasys FDM Printers

Think It. Build It. Test It.

FDM technology uses production-grade thermoplastics for parts that are unrivaled in mechanical, thermal and chemical properties. So you can think it, build it, test it -- and perfect it -- often within a day.

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Stratasys PolyJet Printers

Beautiful Prototypes. Precise Manufacturing Tools.

PolyJet technology builds smooth, accurate models with thin walls and complex geometries. Build multi-material, multi-color parts that range in texture, color, durability and temperature properties.

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MakerBot Printers

Test Proof of Concept. Prototype In-House.

Be faster out of the gate and accelerate the engineering design cycle. Office-friendly, compact and affordable. MakerBot desktop 3D printers make real-time prototyping not only possible, but fast and easy.

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3D Printing Services

Advanced Technology. Outstanding Quality.

Our 3D printing services will help you save time, money and get to market faster. Using PolyJet and FDM technology, certified engineers guide you through the process and deliver parts and prototypes that accelerate innovation and product development.

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We help you understand and effectively use your new technology to complete your design tasks quickly and efficiently. We’re always just an email or phone call away and always ready to assist you with whatever you need to make your business better.

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Getting through the first design process with new technology is critical to long term success. We know how to assist our customers through the first ninety days to get the technology installed, configured and rolled out to your team. Whether its 1 Engineer or 20 Engineers, tap into our talent!


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Technical support always seems to be needed at the most critical point in your design or when you are under a tight deadline. We have a solution for this situation. Certified engineers with extensive industry experience are ready to help you solve even your most complicated issues.

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You work in a technology-rich environment but technology changes constantly and you need to keep up. Where will you find the time and resources to uncover the new advancements that would improve the quality and speed of your design? We can help you with our many services.

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Take full advantage of your technology investment and learn to work more efficiently. 3DVision Technologies is a certified 3D training and support provider with seven centers across Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Take a look at the extensive range of training programs that are available. Since everyone learns differently, choose the program that’s best for you; instructor-led or self-paced e-learning programs. We’ll even design a custom training program just for you.

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Be more efficient and learn new skills when you take classes taught by award-winning, certified training instructors who provide the individual attention you need. Receive training manuals and files that guide you through the class and serve as great resources when you are back on the job. Choose from classroom or online training.

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3D Printing for Pinball Wizards

I grew up an arcade junkie.  If I had money in my pocket, I couldn't wait to get to the nearest video game or pinball machine.  I remember when the best video games were in arcades, not something you connected to your television at home.  Which leads me to write about using 3D Printing technology to repair a bit of nostalgia.

My good friend Stuart, an Associate Professor of Communications at the University of Louisville, approached me with a problem during a round of golf.  One of his vintage pinball machines, a wondrous solid-state link to my youth, had broken.  Not the entire machine, just a piece of plastic that separates two possible paths for the pinball to travel.  As you can imagine, replacement parts for old pinball machines are not something you pick up at a local store.  So last fall on the 19th hole - that means drinking a beer to you non-golfers - Stuart handed me the broken piece and later sent me a picture of where it went in his pinball machine.

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I began by scanning the broken off plastic next to a ruler.  Using SolidWorks, I inserted the scanned image into a sketch of a new part.  I then resized the sketch picture to use as reference.  With the broken part, the scanned image, and the picture, I had everything I needed to create the replacement piece.  Other than having to make a few guesses about the metal standoffs for a secure fit, the solid model was fairly simple to generate.  The key aspects of the design are the slot cutout on one end for adjustment and the split U-shape for wrapping around the standoff posts and capturing the end of the still attached plastic.

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With my design completed, I used a Mojo Desktop 3D Printer to build a prototype.  I built up the sides a bit to help withstand the impact of the pinball into the part.  As a self professed Pinball Wizard, I didn't want to chance the part breaking shortly after installation.  That would be like three fast drains after you start your game.

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Other than time, like golf season when I started and Christmas season when I saw Stuart again, it was time to try out the repair kit!  One evening on the way home from work, I stopped by to visit Stuart and help him with the 3D Printed repair part install.  The installation process took about twenty minutes.

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As you can see, I missed a little bit on the diameter of the metal standoffs, causing one side of the part to flare out into the path of the pinball.  While this was easily fixed with an exacto knife, I did revisit the design and build a second prototype.  The second prototype was installed on a Sunday during the NFL Divisional round of playoffs.  I recall it well as I scored one of the highest games that a guest has played on that machine!

I did learn and confirm a few things while creating this 3D printed repair part.  First, pinball games are still great fun!  Second, a picture and a broken part are enough to repair a pinball machine.  (At least this one.)  Third, I have found a new business opportunity for a budding entrepreneur!  In closing, while my normal tagline is 'go make your products better with SolidWorks Simulation', this time I'll go with 'now go make your product on a 3D Printer'!

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Guest - Stuart on Thursday, 13 February 2014 07:04

As the recipient of this fix, let me attest to the fact that this works like a charm. My first intersection with 3D printing and wow this is very cool! While Bill may have exaggerated a bit about his pinball expertise :-) ..... that was some darn fine MacGyvering. Way to think outside the box Bill! Thanks.
Stuart E - Louisville, KY

As the recipient of this fix, let me attest to the fact that this works like a charm. My first intersection with 3D printing and wow this is very cool! While Bill may have exaggerated a bit about his pinball expertise :-) ..... that was some darn fine MacGyvering. Way to think outside the box Bill! Thanks. Stuart E - Louisville, KY
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