Customer Spotlight: Indmar

Working in the world of 3D-CAD is great because it’s used to design such a wide variety of products. At SolidBox, we have worked with people designing everything from electric heating elements to mountain bikes, pizza ovens, and even monster trucks. Repeat SolidBox customer Indmar designs some of the best marine engines available for high performance towboats (used for wakeboarding and waterskiing) and jetboats (used for going up and down whitewater rivers). They do this by taking an autom

published February 15, 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, as is the case for both SOLIDWORKS Simulation and Fusion 360. The one drawback is that the finer your mesh, the more resources are required of your hardware to calculate all the stress and strain in every single tetrahedral in your geometry’s mesh. This is why we would typ

published February 28, 2017

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

Here at SolidBox, we encounter SOLIDWORKS and Mastercam users from a vast amount of industries. There seems to be one common question that we get from CAD/CAM folk across that wide array of industries, and that 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, most gaming computers would accept an installation of SOLIDWORKS, and yes, you could even do some modeling with it. However, th

published December 06, 2016

SolidBox Presents: Introduction To Fusion 360 Online Course

The CAD landscape has shifted. Over the past two years, the industry leader – SolidWorks, has seen a number of new competitors pop up, each with incredible innovations. Designers and engineers everywhere are beginning to discover that CAD doesn’t have to tied to a specific office, or even a specific workstation. By leveraging cloud computing technologies, this new generation of CAD tools is giving designers the freedom to design wherever and whenever inspiration occurs. Here at Sol

published September 14, 2016

SolidBox Product Review – 3DConnexion SpaceMouse Enterprise Kit

3dConnexion has dominated the left-hand CAD device market for some time now. After getting acquainted with their line of products, it's easy to see why - with well chosen materials and an overall feel of quality. More recently, 3DConnexion has branched into the right-handed side of the CAD Workstation, with the introduction of the CADMouse last year. The CADMouse is a very solid device that makes a compelling case to ditch your old two-button mouse in favor of it.But just this month, we've been

published May 18, 2016
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