How to activate your DriveWorksXpress product included with any SOLIDWORKS license

Do you want to play around with DriveWorks? To see how easy it is to control your designs? To make one design and configure it to your needs? Let’s get the DriveWorksXpress add-in installed then!



Why you need training: the benefits of SOLIDWORKS courses

Why do I need SOLIDWORKS training?

Things you didn’t know you could test virtually

Many of us have heard about Simulations or the capabilities of Simulation. The idea that you create a “Virtual Twin” of everything, and test and prod it to determine how it will behave. There’s a saying that “Simulation is an Engineer’s best friend” and that is very true. Some of us have heard about...

6 Reasons why our customers are moving to the Cloud

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is cloud-based, allowing for collaboration on multiple projects between various disciplines in one centralised location. The platform offers solutions from manufacturing to health care, fit for the 21st century. Below are six reasons why our customers are embracing the 3DEX...

Hidden tools to boost your productivity in SOLIDWORKS

Productivity is key in any engineering project. The right tools can make all the difference in getting a project done efficiently and on time. SOLIDWORKS is a powerful engineering software, but there are some lesser known features that can help boost productivity. In this blog post, we'll explore so...

3DEXPERIENCE WORLD 2022 Highlights

3DEXPERIENCE World 2022 took place from the 7th to 9th February, and this event gets better each year! MECAD share the interesting topics covered at 3DEXPERIENCE WORLD that you would find useful.

Drive towards efficiency: How MAN Energy Solutions SA use the 3DEXPERIENCE platform

“Having 3DEXPERIENCE makes sense especially on bigger projects where we would not be able to survive without it” —Peter Randall, Senior Engineer

Yearend Letter from our Director

Our Director, Freek van den Berg, reflects on 2021.   

TUT Solar Car Project

MECAD has been a trusted design partner for over 35 years nurturing our future designers through a dedicated educational program. This program aims to provide professional software as well as support to academia. Access to such programs enables students to solve problems skillfully and equip the eng...

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