Starting in 2016 for SOLIDWORKS Professional (Premium for 2015 versions and older), there is a great add-in that works for those who need to transfer physical objects into a 3D model. The add-in is called ScanTo3D. For users who need to create organic shapes where it would be really difficult to model from scratch, ScanTo3D will help in importing scan data into SOLIDWORKS to convert the mesh to a surface or solid model. Let’s say you wanted to model up your hand.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
11 months ago
Every SOLIDWORKS version provides the ability to run basic internal flow analyses of geometry using the FloXpress tool. As long as your model has one inlet, one outlet and one internal cavity this can be achieved. For more information on activation, please see our Activating and using SimulationXpress blog post. Once activated, a wizard guides you through each step in the study process.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
In this 3 part tutorial, Jamie, one of Cadtek’s application engineers, gives us an introduction to cabinetry in SOLIDWORKS. This first tutorial will look at using Multibody Parts. Create anything from kitchen cabinets to wardrobes with greater efficiency using Smart Parts. Using this method automatically creates holes for features to fit in them.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
We all know running a successful analysis using SOLIDWORKS Simulation requires a good mesh of our geometry. As far as generating a mesh is concerned, the SOLIDWORKS meshing command has traditionally offered us two options: the Standard mesh and the Curvature-based mesh. Generally speaking, the standard mesh is best used for angled, prismatic geometry and there was a time when it was the only meshing option available. Then in 2008, the curvature-based mesh was introduced.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
In vielen Branchen müssen Abwicklungen mit komplexen Geometrien erstellt werden, beispielsweise die Etiketten-Oberfläche der in unserem Video dargestellten Schnittstellenbaugruppe. Mit SOLIDWORKS 2016 lassen sich beliebige Oberflächen flach darstellen, selbst solche mit internen Bohrungen. Zusätzliche 3D-Kurvengeometrien können ebenfalls flach dargestellt werden, wodurch eine exaktere Definition interner Features möglich ist. Eine häufige Herausforderung bei Abwicklungen besteht darin, dass
SOLIDWORKS DEUTSCH Blog
1 year ago
There are a few different animating tools within Visualize Professional but in this blog we will use the watch to illustrate the power of the automatic rotation animations, a method of doing quick and easy rotation animations with little effort. This can be great for things such as car wheels or in this instance, watch hands. In the following video you can see the hands moving round. This is done with just a couple of clicks but will make your designs pop and come to life.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Estamos passando pelos diferentes times de BattleBots que usam e estão lado a lado com o SOLIDWORKS. Nesse post conversamos com o líder do time Lycan, Ravi Baboolal e ele nos contou sobre sua experiência construindo seu robô para a competição. Acreditamos que vocês vão gostar. lycan-sw16-1 SOLIDWORKS: Qual foi sua primeira experiência com BattleBots? Ravi: Minha primeira experiência com BattleBots foi quando tinha entre meus 13 e 14 anos, a idade quando eu me questionada o que queria ser quando
SOLIDWORKS BRASIL Blog
1 year ago
SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition was a great tool when it was introduced all the way back in 2015. It is SOLIDWORKS solution to drawing-less manufacturing. Even in its short life so far, there have been a lot of enhancements added to the product to either make it easier to use or increase the capabilities. With 2017 right around the corner, I wanted to remind everyone of some of those enhancements in 2016.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Author: Jim Peltier, CSWE – Javelin Technologies Let’s say you’ve created a feature in SOLIDWORKS that you really like. If you really like something, you want more of it; so rather than re-creating it, we are going to copy and paste it. Copying SOLIDWORKS features is as easy as copying text in a document or files in Windows Explorer.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
By: John Setzer, Training Coordinator Enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2016 make it easy to select identical components in an assembly! Just use the new “Select Identical Components” command found in the Selection tool fly out: SOLIDWORKS 2016 - Select Identical Components Getting StartedOnce you start the tool, there’s an option in the Property Manager to Match configuration names. If this is checked, then only components with the same name AND same configuration will be selected. image from https://
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
“Garbage in, gospel out.” A slightly different take on the old adage, this is many people’s perspective on analysis results. But us engineers know better, right? Simulation results are generally only as good as the inputs to the problem.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
SOLIDWORKS has always been highly customizable, including keyboard shortcuts, mouse gestures and almost everything else! Setting SOLIDWORKS up how you like it allows for a more streamlined and much more efficient design process. Using the right mouse button (RMB) on the command manager generates a selection box where you can customise the various sections. Alternatively, the same command is available under: ‘Tools > Options’.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Você perde tempo com tarefas repetitivas e com grande margem de erro como o cadastro manual de listas de materiais e estruturas de produto no seu ERP? Você sabia que estas tarefas podem ser altamente automatizadas com as capacidades de integração do SOLIDWORKS PDM, independentemente do sistema de ERP que você usa? Assista a esse vídeo agora e saiba como não desperdiçar tempo nem cometer erros integrando sua engenharia com o seu sistema ERP.
SOLIDWORKS BRASIL Blog
1 year ago
If you have worked around the injection molding industry long enough, you have probably heard about the process of using gas to fill and pack-out thick-walled plastic parts (also known as internal gas assist injection molding). If you haven’t, you can learn more about it here. Internal gas assist for injection molding (gas assist) can do many great things for the plastic processor: reduce cycle time, decrease tonnage, eliminate sink marks, reduce part weight, and allow for injection molding
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip Written by: Marty Adams, Technical Support Engineer, DASI Solutions In our modern software environment, the use of physical media has been overtaken by downloads. Given the cost of distribution, not just the cost of the DVD(s), it is everything, from burning the media to in your hands. The software lifespan is now often measured in months. It’s not surprising that the download has won.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
By Marcus Brown SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation is an extraordinarily powerful program. Fire tornadoes, cold beers by the grill, supersonic jets or even dragons can be analyzed in Flow Simulation with amazing results. You may have seen some of these examples before but did you know the setup for these kinds of studies is actually really simple? It is as easy as 1-2-3, what is happening, what do you know, and what do you want to know?
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Sabe aquelas tarefas repetitivas que todo projetista ou engenheiro tem que fazer quase todos os dias? Você sabia que tarefas como exportar arquivos, imprimir lotes de documentos, e outras podem ser facilmente automatizadas com o SOLIDWORKS PDM? Assita o video abaixo e saiba mais como você pode economizar muito tempo e reduzir drasticamente os erros de seus projetos. Saiba mais em nosso site ou contate sua revenda local.
SOLIDWORKS BRASIL Blog
1 year ago
The Beautiful Game Ball. At least the translation of Beau Jeu. So how can we model this up in SOLIDWORKS?Will we need complex surface tools?
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
A typical static analysis simulation starts off by first choosing the material, selecting fixing points, applying loads and finally running our set up. However, what if we could change this type of workflow and continue with our design when some basic information is not yet known? Testing and validating your designs is always a breeze using SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Nevertheless, some designers get easily stuck when it comes to selecting materials and knowing accurate load magnitudes when
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
One of the more challenging parts of implementing a PDM System can be the introduction of legacy files into the Vault. Mapping revision properties that exist within SOLIDWORKS files to match the revisions within PDM has traditionally meant the use of APIs, complex migration workflows, or the manual incrementing of files. Without going through one of these processes, once checked in and transitioned, files migrated into the vault can have their revision variables incorrectly reset. So for example
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Pillow Shape: A curvature continuous fillet is based on a spline, not an arc, which results in a more cosmetic pleasing round that better reflects light. A revolved surface is created to act as the very top of the pillow shape. A split line is used to split the loft into two portions for creating the upper portion of the corner area. A surface fill is used to complete the shape;
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Author: Justin Williams, Javelin Technologies Are you a searcher or an explorer? If you’re a searcher then you’re in luck as SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional comes equipped with a powerful search tool, that can minimize the time it takes to locate a file or folder. Let’s start with a look at some of the basic commands located within the search tool: Search Tool Search Commands Using Wildcards Let’s get a bit more advanced and look at how we can use wildcards to squeeze even more functionality out of
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Moderate Sheet Metal Part Five: This part is created using sheet metal features so that the part can be flattened out to create a flat pattern. The first feature is a flat plate where the side flanges will be added throughout the design. With this part, we added some edge flanges separately because it was not tangent to adjacent edge. We could not add all edge flanges in one feature because two of the edges were not tangent to the adjacent straight edges.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Simple Surface Part Five: This door handle is an example of a part created without using any solid body features.A few of the initial features could have been created using standard solid features such as an Extruded or Revolved Boss/Bases.The Boundary Surface feature uses one edge and one Sketch in one direction to create the desired geometry. The Surface Knit feature is used to merge the four surfaces bodies into one by “stitching” them together. Check out the Simple Surface Part 1, Part 2,
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago