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SolidWorks Sponsors FIRST Robotics Competition Recycle Rush for FRC Teams

January 3, 2015 marks the FIRST Robotics Competition FRC Kickoff for the new game, RECYCLE RUSH.  SOLIDWORKS is a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Crown Sponsor.  To all teams that apply for sponsorship at www.solidworks.com/FIRST SolidWorks will provide the SOLIDWORKS Robotics Suite.

SolidWorks FIRST web page

We have created a great Kit of Parts modeled in SOLIDWORKS and in SOLIDWORKS Electrical here.

Components like this Banebots motor now have electrical information attached to the model so it can be used in the 2D SOLIDWORKS Electrical schematic and in the SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD model.

Banebot Motor RS775-18V-2

SOLIDWORKS and our Value Added Resellers are assisting more in the FIRST mission, “To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.”  No other organization has contributed more to Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) education and inspiration.

2015KOP SOLIDWORKS Models

SOLIDWORKS customers are engineers, designers and manufacturers.  As FIRST grows, SOLIDWORKS must be there to support students, mentors, and our customers.

With SOLIDWORKS sponsorship, teams will receive the SolidWorks Robotics Suite featuring:

Software

SolidWorks 3D CAD Software for mechanical, part, assembly, drawings and

  • Sheet metal and Weldments
  • Photorealistic Rendering
  • Animation
  • Toolbox – fastener library of components
  • eDrawings for sharing
  • SolidWorks Costing

SolidWorks Electrical Software  for electro-mechanical, control system design

  • SolidWorks Electrical 2D Schematic for single line and multiline schematics
  • SolidWorks Electrical 3D for incorporating into you 3D CAD model, Bill of Material, and cable/wire harness

Schematic in SolidWorks Electrical

SolidWorks Simulation for engineering analysis and simulation – to test your design in a real-world environment

  • SolidWorks Simulation Premium for stress, thermal, fatigue, structural design optimization
  • SolidWorks Flow Simulation for flow analysis
  • SolidWorks Motion for kinematic analysis
  • SolidWorks Sustainability for environmental factor simulation – great for this year’s game Recycle Rush!
  • SolidWorks Plastics for manufacturing simulation of injection modeled parts
Displacement Distribution
Displacement on I-beam and support beams, when a uniform load is applied on the I-beam

Workgroup PDM to keep track of design revisions

SolidWorks Composer for technical documentation and animations used to document manufacturing instructions and assembly procedures, for use by marketing, graphic artists and engineers.

 

Tutorials

Through our www.solidworks.com/FIRST web page, teams can access SOLDIWORKS Tutorials for Getting Started and our SOLIDWORKS FRC video tutorial series.  There are 100’s of tutorials inside the software applications.

San Diego Robotics eDrawing

After acceptance of the SOLIDWORKS FIRST Robotics application, teams will be emailed serial numbers and a link to SOLIDWORKS robot tutorials created with the help of  our customer, Seabotix Inc. the world leader mini ROV manufacturer.

Now is the time to install SOLIDWORKS software and review basic SOLIDWOKS tutorials – before the build season.

Teams have access to  My SolidWorks, a place to connect, share and discover everything SOLIDWORKS.  Here FIRST teams can link to our parts catalog, 3DContentCentral, SOLIDWORKS forums, and tips about using SOLIDWORKS.  Just create a “Guest” Login account to access My SolidWorks.

Teams can share their models on our SolidWorks Education Facebook page. I am always looking to retweet great SOLIDWORKS models @mplanchard1.

Apply for SolidWorks sponsorship and get ready for a great 2015 season.

For 12 years we have been supporting FIRST team and mentors .  We just made the process easier as a FIRST CROWN supplier.

SOLIDWORKS software is based on SOLIDWORKS Premium 2014.  Model files will be watermarked, “for educational use only.”  SOLIDWORKS supports international FRC teams.  Software fulfillment is subject to US export compliance.

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FIRST, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. Thank you FIRST for giving us so many things to cheer about.  Marie

Original Post created by Marie Planchard, Director of Education Community, SolidWorks at Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation

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