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When I first started using analysis tools it was the domain of the expert, the engineer with the PhD. Virtual testing was used sparingly and only for high value applications. But today? Today, simulation has become a tool used throughout the product development process.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 day ago
Setting up your simulations is a straight forward process made up of just a handful of steps like defining your materials, loads, and fixtures – capturing the real-world environment as closely as possible. And before you can move on to the most important step of meshing, you need to define your contacts. This is where you define how two components or bodies interact with one another. How you define these contacts, or interactions has implications on the way the geometry is meshed.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
2 days ago
A year ago, I wrote an article about How to Dimension Silhouette Edges Using SOLIDWORKS MBD. This technique is often used to specify revolved bodies such as toruses in relief grooves, cones in chamfers, or shoulder heights on shafts and holes. Figure 1 below shows several examples in a detailed view of a shaft. Figure 1.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 days ago
Joseph_Joseph_Kitchen Say congratulations to Joseph Joseph. The British product design company has landed a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise – with a little help from SOLIDWORKS. What are the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise? Good question.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 days ago
Last year Todd Blacksher proposed something unusual for the SOLIDWORKS User Group Network: The SOLIDWORKS Largest User Group Meeting Ever, or SLUGME. The idea was to bring together hundreds of SOLIDWORKS User Group members to live, local meetings around the world, and at a pre-designated time, each group will tune in to a broadcasted technical presentation. The event was a big hit for the 33 SOLIDWORKS User Groups that participated, and SLUGME is now an annual event. This year on November 15th,
SOLIDWORKS Blog
8 days ago
Investieren Sie jetzt und sichern sich Ihr SOLIDWORKS Aktionspaket MEHR ERFAHREN 8.643 ist die Antwort auf alle Lizenzfragen. Es gibt keinen besseren Zeitpunkt, in Ihre Innovation zu investieren! Entscheiden Sie sich jetzt für die leistungsstarken Lösungen von SOLIDWORKS. Wählen Sie das für Ihre Bedürfnisse passende Paket: PAKETINHALTLIZENZ PREIS*ERSPARNIS*Innovativ konstruieren und optimieren1 Lizenz SOLIDWORKS Standard & 1 Lizenz Simulation Professional8.643 Euro 7.052 Euro Mechanik- und
SOLIDWORKS DEUTSCH Blog
9 days ago
Are you constantly looking for ways to improve your productivity and processes? SOLIDWORKS and its partners strive to provide you with the tools you need to do your job as efficiently as possible. Let’s take a look at Dixon Valve & Coupling and see how they utilize SOLIDWORKS and the Xometry add-in to help its automation team realize its cost efficiency goals. For over 100 years, Dixon Valve & Coupling has manufactured and supplied hose couplings, valves, dry-disconnects, swivels, and other
SOLIDWORKS Blog
9 days ago
Are you an avid SOLIDWORKS user? Are you creative? Do you have mad design skills? If you answered “yes” to any of those three questions, you need to enter the SOLIDWORKS World T-Shirt Design Contest.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
10 days ago
It’s been awhile since the last blog and much has been accomplished on the Torpedo. Here’s an update on those accomplishments. If you want to start reading from the beginning, or any of the others you can navigate here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 In the last blog I mentioned the next major milestone Rob Ida was to undertake was marrying the body to the chassis. Rob succeeded in this milestone at the end of July when the body structure was lifted off the wooden buck
SOLIDWORKS Blog
11 days ago
Today, we’re going to be diving into a SOLIDWORKS 2018 new enhancement on a widely used SOLIDWORKS feature – Pack and Go! We’ll see how we now have an option to ‘Include suppressed components’ in our Pack and Go in 2018! First off, what is Pack and Go? Pack and Go, if you’ve never used it, is a lifesaving feature!
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
14 days ago
“Electronics” is a very generic word today. It wasn’t when I was growing up, but I did grow up in somewhat of an electronics revolution, as PCs and electronic toys made their exciting debut when I was a kid. I was fascinated by how adding electronics to everyday toys brought them to life in a way I had never imagined possible. Today, that evolution continues.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
15 days ago
To collaborate with suppliers, engineers often need to send technical documents such as CAD models, neutral STEP files, 2D drawings, QA provisions, and internal standards. This list goes on, and each document in this long list may generate its own revisions over time. In order to consolidate the fragmented documents, the U.S. Military Standard 31000A: 2013 recommended a concept called Technical Data Package (TDP). The gist is to bundle multiple technical documents together into one package to
SOLIDWORKS Blog
16 days ago
Our planet’s population is increasing. People are everywhere – and they all need to be somewhere else. As a result, mass transport is becoming a problem, as big as the exceeding populations themselves. The question is less about where we go from here and more about how we get there.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
17 days ago
Herzstück im produzierenden Gewerbe ist der Angebots- respektive Auftragsprozess, angefangen von der Konstruktion über den Vertrieb bis hin zur Fertigung, mit dem Ziel einer durchgängigen Prozesskette. Das Webinar „3D-Aufstellplanung für SOLIDWORKS mit automatisierter Angebotsgenerierung“ richtet sich an Konstruktion, Projektierung und technischen Vertrieb in Unternehmen, die Ihren Kunden und Interessenten eine realitätsgetreue 3D-Visualisierung Ihrer Maschinen und Anlagen anbieten wollen. JETZT
SOLIDWORKS DEUTSCH Blog
18 days ago
Haben Sie jemals davon geträumt, wie Sie mit einem Longboard zum Ufer gehen, wo die Wellen gegen Ihre Füße rollen, wie Sie auf das Wasser blicken und anderen Surfern dabei zusehen, die in der anschwellenden Dünung paddeln, um die perfekte Welle zu erwischen; haben Sie sich jemals gewünscht, das auch tun zu können? Vielleicht war wie bei mir der Traum viel besser als die Wirklichkeit. Machen Sie sich keine Illusionen, ich bin von Natur aus kein Tollpatsch, aber auf diesem Surfbrett zu stehen
SOLIDWORKS DEUTSCH Blog
18 days ago
It’s that time of year, the kids have just head back to school and they are growing like weeds! In an effort to teach the kids a bit more independence, we are designing and 3D printing a custom juice dispenser so they can serve themselves in a fun and easy way. Throughout this 3-part series, we’ll run through some basic modeling techniques in SOLIDWORKS. We’ll give a few pointers for splitting up and printing larger parts on desktop 3D printers, and we’ll hit the workshop to assemble and finish
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
19 days ago
In many examples, the Magnetic Mates functionality in SOLIDWORKS is used for conveyor assemblies. But in this tech blog I want to show you more capabilities of this great feature, together with a new SOLIDWORKS 2018 functionality. Let’s take a look at the following assembly: It is a model of a milling machining table with vise clamps. This is an example of an assembly which can be built in many different configurations.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
20 days ago
Is it that time of year already? Wow, where did the past year go? I can’t believe we’re launching the latest and greatest SOLIDWORKS products yet again. There’s so much to talk about in this latest SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2018 release, I honestly don’t know where to start.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
21 days ago
When I first went to Rwanda in October of 2014, I really didn’t know what to expect. To say that my preconceptions of the country and the people were completely wrong would be an understatement. What I found were friendly people, a clean and safe country, and young people more than eager to learn. It’s the learning part that has stuck with me each time I have gone back, and each time I leave, I can’t help but wonder if we’re really making a difference there.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
23 days ago
Many users often times place their drawing tables, like the Bill of Materials, in the same location every time but, did you know that there’s a way to have them automatically snap into place? We can do this by creating a new drawing template and adding Drawing Table Anchor Points. This is found in the FeatureManager Design Tree and under the Sheet Format tab. By pre-defining Drawing Table Anchor Points, we will speed up our design process and ultimately make us more efficient when using
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
24 days ago
The Wrap feature in SOLIDWORKS has been around since the early versions, but it just recently got a major enhancement. In SOLIDWORKS 2017, this feature gained the ability to apply the wrap to any surface, an upgrade from just analytical ones. I’ll show you exactly how this upgraded functionality can be leveraged to carve a pumpkin or work on any non-analytical surface to apply logos, engrave and emboss text and create natural-looking splits in geometry. Picking Out the PumpkinTake a look at this
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
25 days ago
SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 enables users to leverage their existing 2D and 3D CAD files to streamline their quality control and documentation processes even more. Additionally, the support of SOLIDWORKS parts and assemblies also enables companies to expand their drawing-less manufacturing strategy all the way to the quality department. If your SOLIDWORKS parts or assemblies contain 3D annotations or Product and Manufacturing Information (PMIs), then you can create a new inspection project and
SOLIDWORKS Blog
25 days ago
SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 introduces a new study type, the Topology Study, which enables designers and engineers to develop innovative minimum mass components. Based upon linear static loads and restraints, the topology study will ‘remove’ elements from the finite element mesh until the target mass or best stiffness-to-weight ratio shape is reached. This iterative process of element removal is limited by the study constraints such as maximum allowable deflection and any manufacturing controls.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
28 days ago
SOLIDWORKS 2018 ist eine spannende Version, die Kundenbedürfnisse ansprechen soll, wie zum Beispiel: Neue Innovationen mit Augenmerk auf Flexibilität, Veränderung und den sich verändernden Charakter der Produktkonstruktion Zusätzliche Tools zur Ermutigung vielseitiger Techniker Einzigartige Features zur Verknüpfung aller Abteilungen von Klein- und Mittelbetrieben und Fortschrittliche Lösungen zur Abdeckung von Anforderungen des gesamten Produktlebenszyklus. Mit den vielen Innovationen in
SOLIDWORKS DEUTSCH Blog
29 days ago