SolidBox and Computer-aided Design (CAD)

We talk a lot about CAD here at SolidBox, but rarely in the context of what CAD actually is, and why SolidBox is the best possible solution for the demands of it. Computer-aided Design (CAD) as we know it today is vast and interactive. But it didn’t start that way. In fact, we’re just now reaching the maturity of several key players in the CAD world, most notably SOLIDWORKS, to where easily interacting with models that are generated by a computer, and collaborating with other designers is j

published November 05, 2018

Why do I need a CAD Workstation for SOLIDWORKS?

SolidBox has become SOLIDWORKS’ go-to for CAD workstations when people call in asking about hardware for SOLIDWORKS. Every week we get calls transferred from Waltham, MA and it’s usually someone wanting to know which NVIDIA GeForce video card to put in his or her computer or whether or not a Microsoft Surface can run SOLIDWORKS adequately (the answers are none and no). The larger question here is why do I need a CAD workstation for SOLIDWORKS? Why can’t I just use a gaming computer or a h

published October 23, 2018

SolidBox Partners With SIMSOLID Simulation Software

We here at SolidBox love the Simulation tools in SOLIDWORKS and Fusion 360. However, this is mostly out of necessity, as a mesh solver has always been the best way to accurately simulate your designs under stress or strain. This is the case for both SOLIDWORKS Simulation and Fusion 360. The one drawback is that as your mesh gets finer, your hardware requires more resources. This is in order to calculate all the stress and strain in every single tetrahedral in your geometry’s mesh. This is why

published February 28, 2017

My Gaming Computer Will Run SolidWorks, Won’t It? – SolidBox Spotlight

Here at SolidBox, we encounter SOLIDWORKS and Mastercam users from a vast amount of industries. Consequently, there seems to be one common question that we get from CAD/CAM folk across that wide array of industries. That SOLIDWORKS workstation question is some variation of this: I just built an expensive gaming computer, can I use it to run SOLIDWORKS/Mastercam as well?” The honest-to-God truth is yes. In fact, most gaming computers would accept an installation of SOLIDWORKS. And yes, yo

published December 06, 2016

Introduction to Fusion 360 Online Course

The CAD landscape has shifted. Over the past two years, the industry leader – SolidWorks, has seen several new competitors pop up, each with incredible innovations. Designers and engineers are discovering CAD doesn’t have to be tied to a specific office, or even a specific workstation. By leveraging cloud computing technologies, this new generation of CAD tools allows designers to design wherever and whenever inspiration occurs. Here at SolidBox, our CAD Experts have been testing

published September 14, 2016
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