Category Archives: SolidWorks

Run CAD Programs for Windows on Mac

Architects, engineers, students, and other design-based users run computer-aided design (CAD) programs specific to Microsoft Windows—like Autodesk Inventor, ArcGIS, and SOLIDWORKS—on their Mac without rebooting with Parallels Desktop® for Mac. CAD software enables users to visualize design, create photorealistic drawings, and even future-proof models for environmental factors. Most CAD programs have system requirements that involve […]

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OpenGL and Parallels Desktop 13

Every Parallels Desktop® for Mac user wants their Windows applications to run as fast as possible. There are many factors that contribute to the overall speed of a Windows application running in a Parallels Desktop virtual machine: the speed of the processor in your Mac®, the speed of the hard disk or SSD in your […]

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SolidWorks for Mac with Parallels Desktop

Want to learn how-to run Windows®-specific CAD (computer-aided design) software on your Mac®? Don’t fret—you absolutely can! SolidWorks® is a widely used 3D design software that runs very well using Parallels Desktop for Mac. Performance Tips: Want to know how to fine-tune your virtual machine for performance-intensive tasks such as running CAD programs? Here are […]

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Using SolidWorks on Parallels Desktop

Have you ever wondered if you could use Parallels Desktop to run CAD (computer-aided design) software? You can! In fact, Parallels recently interviewed Seattle-based designer Jon Ellison, who uses SolidWorks—a widely used, Windows-based solid modeling CAD software—in conjunction with Parallels Desktop every day on his Mac:   Parallels: Hello Jon! What do you use SolidWorks for? […]

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Autodesk Acquires HSMWorks Technology

Autodesk Inc. has acquired certain assets of HSMWorks Aps, a developer of computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software. Through the acquisition of the HSMWorks technology, Autodesk will add software to control machine tools and related machinery to its portfolio of software for manufacturing. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“The acquisition of the HSMWorks technology brings machining expertise and next-generation CAM technology to the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of manufacturing software,” said Buzz Kross, Autodesk senior vice president, design, simulation and lifecycle products. “Autodesk has a long history of making design and engineering technology more accessible, and we look forward to bringing HSMWorks’ CAM technology to a broader group of users.”

Autodesk intends to integrate the HSMWorks technology with its industry leading software and cloud services for manufacturing, and will make current HSMWorks products available for purchase and HSMXpress available as a free download. Existing SolidWorks customers using HSMWorks will continue to receive support and product updates. HSMWorks Aps is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.