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.
With each year’s rollout of SOLIDWORKS, what’s new in the API often gets overlooked or relegated to footnotes. It’s about time there are blog posts on what is new in the API for the SOLIDWORKS product line. Here are two of our favorites. Add custom tabs to a PDM vault view in Windows Explorer This is an exciting new feature that allows you to customize your vault view to add custom user interface tabs built right into your vault view.
Wussten Sie schon, dass Sie mit SOLIDWORKS Boardfunktionen ganz einfach ein Negativ erstellen können? So lassen sich ganz einfach Abdrücke bzw. Negative extrahieren, die beispielsweise als Form weitergenutzt werden können. Lesen Sie im folgenden Beitrag wie Sie mit dem Feature Kombinieren ein solches Negativ erstellen können.
Author: Chris Briand, CSWE, Javelin Technologies As you might expect, the rebuild tool in SOLIDWORKS is one of the most frequently used tools in the suite. The frequency of this tool is due to the necessity to regenerate our models into a current state as the physical shape of the model develops along changes in parameters that drive the model or assembly. SOLIDWORKS Rebuild Rebuild (CTR+B) The SOLIDWORKS 2018 Rebuild tool has combined some terminology moving away from the former naming of “
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!
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.
For the longest time when creating a tangential arc in a SOLIDWORKS sketch it was hit or miss if the arc was aligned correctly. We would create our arc and hope it would be in the right direction If not, we would need to delete it and recreate it being careful with our mouse movements.
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.
Welcome to SOLIDWORKS 2018October is so exciting! The SOLIDWORKS team has added the polishing touches to SOLIDWORKS 2018 and it’s ready for delivery into your hands. With hundreds of enhancements, it can take significant time to understand and incorporate all the changes in to your workflow, team, and organization. Some of you have already attended a “What’s New 2018” live or digital launch event and had a taste of SOLIDWORKS 2018 — this is the best place to start (check with your local Value
Quickstart Guide to Using Virtual Reality in SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional 2018 Have a smartphone or VR headset and wish you could teleport yourself into your Visualize project? Well wish no more! New for SOLIDWORKS Visualize Pro 2018 is the ability to create immersive Virtual Reality images and animations. This adds yet another level of photo-realism to the already awesome Visualize content you have relied on to get your products to market faster:
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 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 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
As manufacturers across the globe implement Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) processes, a key question is how to measure progress and gauge success. The MBE Maturity Capability Index provides a handy tool to clearly analyze the current status and indicate the next steps. Figure 1 provides an overview. Figure 1.
Lorsque vous présentez des concepts ou que vous créez un document final pour la vente, le marketing et le service client, vous devrez présenter vos idées de façon claire. SOLIDWORKS contient les outils nécessaires pour créer rapidement et facilement du contenu, qu’il s’agisse de rendus artistiques ou de manuels d’utilisation, pour que vous puissiez commercialiser votre produit plus rapidement et générer la demande avant même qu’il n’existe. Visualize Une image vaut bien tous les mots, en
For customers of Hawk Ridge Systems, one of the most popular uses of SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation has long been predicting the performance of hardware and industrial equipment – things like valves, manifolds, and piping systems. Engineers commonly use Flow Simulation while designing such components to ensure a certain fluid delivery rate, minimize pressure resistance and select the right pumping equipment- even including certain processes like heat transfer or mixing of fluids. In mixing problems,
SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 sees a lot of great enhancements and a big part of the new features is being able to support many more file formats! Let’s first start off with the add-in, the add-in works great when it comes to working with our SOLIDWORKS drawings, it balloons everything quickly and efficiently but what happens if we are working with a 3D part or assembly that have DimXpert annotations attached? That is no problem for SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 which now can handle ballooning 3D
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR September is here, marking my favorite time of year! You may enjoy this time of year for the cool, crisp air, the leaves changing from green to bright reds, yellows, and orange, and the return of all things pumpkin spice. But, for me, it’s all about the unveiling of the latest SOLIDWORKS software and its new features. SOLIDWORKS 2018 is loaded with awesome new features – one of my personal favorites are the improvements to 3D Interconnect.
Lorsque vous concevez de nouveaux produits, il est crucial de raccourcir autant que possible le temps entre la définition du concept et la mise sur le marché. Cet objectif est souvent contrarié par tous les processus complexes nécessaires à la mise sur le marché : l’inspection de la documentation, la traduction des données et la conception du modèle impliquent souvent des tâches fastidieuses. Avec les processus simultanés d’ingénierie et de fabrication, vous bénéficiez d’une meilleure visibilité
It seems like we were just at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 last week announcing the addition of SOLIDWORKS CAM as part of our Design-to-Manufacturing solution. Since then, we have been busy building and testing SOLIDWORKS CAM. As you may know, SOLIDWORKS CAM is powered by CAMWorks®, and that allowed us to start a private beta in April. We received great feedback and enhancements for the 2018 version that has been in beta since July.