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Solidworks Designer

10+ Years Solidworks Experience
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10+ Years Solidworks Experience
Reliable, Affordable, Professional
£30/hour
Call us on +442030341334
for a free on the spot consultation.
Hire
Fully Certified Solidworks Designers
£30/hour
Call us on +442030341334
for a free on the spot consultation.
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Solidworks Designers

We are liscensed and certified solidoworks designers with 10+ years experience. Solidworks is the industry leading 3d CAD/CAM design software which is the best tool any designer can have. However, its not cheap. Furthermore, it takes years to become competent. although, this is the case for all advanced CAD softwares. Solidworks is used by most in the industry. Therefore, it is highly likely that a competitor, supplier or customer will be using it. Therefore there is no need to convert file formats. This saves time and thus, mitigates the chance of errors during conversion. Its a bit like iphones and andriods. If more people have iphones then it will make life easier getting one too, as its compatible with what everyones else uses.

Why are file formats are important for a CAD Designer?

Lets take jason for example. Jason is designing a electric drum pedal system. Firstly, the box is made from folded sheet metal. Secondly, the pedals are plastic. Finally, lots of PCB’s and electronics are enclosed inside. It took teams of creatives, to conceive the product. The teams included: renderers, metal workers, injection molders, tool makers, electrical PCB & CAD engineers.

Initially, Jason started by hiring a google sketchup CAD designer. After the model was complete, Jason asked him to export the plastic pedal as STEP file, which is the file molders need. However, he found that google sketchup could not export this format. Therefore, Jason had to spent and extra £270 to remodel the pedal in solidworks, which could export the STEP file. This was an avoidable cost .

This was just the beggining of Jason’s problems. Next the metal workers needed flattened DXF’s. The metal guys thought he would be providing a flat DXF, that only solidworks and inventor can output. When they found it was not a proper flat dxf the workers had to spend a day sorting the file so that it could be flattened to cut on their laser cutter. They charged an additional £340 (another avoidable cost).

The avoidable costs kept adding up. If he started by employing a solidworks CAD designer, he would have saved money. Avoiding, remodelling, the time passing messages between parties that cant open or edit any of the files. In summary, there is 100’s of similar traps one can fall into with the specifics of CAD design. So, it pays you well to hire experienced CAD engineers with industry leading software. 

Solidworks Designers can import & export

 importing and exporting a wide varierty of formats is just scratching the surface of the pros of solidworks. So, how else can solidworks help to build my design? Parametric modelling is how!

What is parametric modeling & how does it help build my design?

Parametric modelling is the creation of a 3d cad model based on a series of pre-defined rules/algorithms known as ‘parameters’. In laymans terms: all features (holes, walls etc) have a defined position and dimension, relative to everything else around them. Therefore, it if you wanted to change the overall length, then you can without dragging the surrounding features out of position.

Here is a simple example, its a 100mm squared timber sheet with rounder corners and mounting holes. The left and right are the same, except, the left is parametrically modeled. Secondly, image 2 shows the parameters in the sketch that created the solid timber sheet. Furthermore, the green boxes on the left represent the relationships between each line. In addition, The rounded corners are tangent with the joining lines. Also, The mounting holes are 7.5mm away from the edge and the square is fixed to a centerpoint. The sketch on the right has no relationships.

Thirdly, image 3 shows what happens when we reduce the height and width of timber sheet to 50mm. As you can see the parametrically built sketch knows to stay center and bring rounded corners and holes with it the size changes, job done. Finally, the sketch on right does not have these relationships so the holes remain floating and space and the rounded corners stretch in a undesired way. It must be re-sketched. In this case, only takes a minute. However, in more complex designs that time multiplys exponentially.

How can I view the solidworks files?

We provide all our clients with the original solidworks CAD drawings, as its your intellectual property. But how can you view and inspect the CAD files if you do not have solidworks? Simple, the answer is edrawings. Edrawings viewing software has a highly detailed viewing interface, its also compatible with solidworks files, in addition, its free and takes 2 minutes to install. Just click the edrawings logo to downlaod edrawing viewer for free on pc or mac.

Our solidworks designers

Solidworks Designer

Elliot Colley

10 years solidworks engineering. Elliot has a BSC industrial design degree (2011) and has been working in product development roles since. Elliot holds 6 solidworks certificates and his claim to fame is he built the CAD model and all manufacture files of the gyrosphere vehicle in fallen kingdom (jurassic park movie 2019). 

Furthermore, Elliot is particualrly skilled/experienced in: Plastics engineering, 3D CAD modeling (solid & surface), Additive manufacturing, Injection molding. & PCB enclosure design.

If you would like to discuss a project with Elliot, you can contact him directly on 02030341334 or whatsapp 07722531237

 

Solidworks Designer

Simeon Campbell

Simeon began his design carreer running the microworkshops 3d print workshop. Specifically he ran and managed all the FDM & SLA 3d printers, including post production. As the company grew his role developed into a more 3d CAD orientated position of which he has been improving his expertise for 4 years. 

Since his shift to 3D CAD design he has been primarly working on PCB enclosure. Simeon’s skill set includes; Injection mold part design, 3D CAD modeling (solid), FDM & SLA 3d printing, PCB enclosure design, Laser cutting

If you would like to discuss a project with Simeon, you can contact him directly on 02030341334

Solidworks Designer

Simeon Campbell

Simeon began his design carreer running the microworkshops 3d print workshop. Specifically he ran and managed all the FDM & SLA 3d printers, including post production. As the company grew his role developed into a more 3d CAD orientated position of which he has been improving his expertise for 4 years. 

Since his shift to 3D CAD design he has been primarly working on PCB enclosure. Simeon’s skill set includes; Injection mold part design, 3D CAD modeling (solid), FDM & SLA 3d printing, PCB enclosure design, Laser cutting

If you would like to discuss a project with Simeon, you can contact him directly on 02030341334

Why its important your designer has a solidwork liscense?

If your looking for a solidworks designer, why is it important to you if they have a license? Because, they are legally allowed to distribute the design files but more importantly is what it says.

In addition, It costs around £6000 for the licence (not including the anual fee’s). Moreover, it takes years to become competent. So what does that actually say about someone who has invested that much time and money. This shows the solidworks designer is commited financially. And therefore, dedicated to master the software. It also shows that, they have been designing frequently enough to justify the licence cost. 

To see solidworks in action you can have a look at our tutorial videos. They are very basic. But if you are curious, it will give you a greater understanding of exactly how we create CAD designs.

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