The concept of home is intensely personal. For some it represents safety and security. For others it’s a place to escape from the rigours of modernity. Yet, while those definitions may prove timeless, the homes of the future look set to be connected learning environments that are seamlessly integrated with the urban community around them.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
17 days ago
autonomous_ship_rolls_ royce Ever since humanity crawled from the oceans it seems we have been fixated with returning to them. From humble vine-bound wooden rafts to town-sized liners transporting thousands of holidaying guests at a time, it’s fair to say that, as a species, we’ve got travelling the oceans covered. Now, finally, it might be time for people to step away from the big blue once again. The latest ocean-going vessels have no need for a human captain and the era of self-sailing ships
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
Der nächste Schritt von Industrie 4.0: Unter dem Motto „Künstliche Intelligenz für die Konstruktion und mehr“ zeigt das SOLIDWORKS Team von Dassault Systèmes auf der Hannover Messe – passend zum Leitthema ‚Integrated Industry – Connect & Collaborate“ – umfangreiche und innovative Systemlösungen. Vom 23. bis 27. April 2018 präsentieren wir zusammen mit unseren Partnern die Schlüsseltechnologien der Industrie 4.0 und verschiedene Lösungen rund um das komplette Produkt-Portfolio als Aussteller der
SOLIDWORKS DEUTSCH Blog
2 months ago
The deep sea is a mysterious place. A place that science knows very little about. Modern engineering is here to change that, with a new wave of sophisticated technology that is allowing us to learn more about the deep sea than ever before. alvin_wired_magazine From the stars to the seas
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
Das Projekt ist im Kopf schon fertig, Sie haben eine Vision, die von Hunderten vorangegangenen Projekten geprägt ist. Es ist zum Greifen nah, es materialisiert sich förmlich ohne jeden erkennbaren Widerstand in Form von 3D-Modellen in SOLIDWORKS. Es entstehen Einzelteile und Baugruppen, es werden Zeichnungen erstellt, erste Layouts wandern zur Bewertung an den Vorgesetzten, später an den Kunden. Das Feedback ist positiv und es geht weiter.
SOLIDWORKS DEUTSCH Blog
2 months ago
pyongyang_winter_games_south_korea In 1924 in the French commune of Chamonix, the first winter games took place. Flash forward to today and the technology involved in the winter games has moved on spectacularly. Here’s a rundown of the some of the innovations that will be on show at the 2018 games. A techy take on the torch relay The torch relay is an enduring pre-games tradition.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
Kaum ein Produkt dieser Welt ist heutzutage noch rein mechanischer Natur. Die Elektrotechnik und Elektronik haben selbst in die simpelsten Produkte in unserem Umfeld Einzug gehalten, was sich auch auf die mechanischen Konstruktionsabteilungen auswirkt. Mechatronik nahtlos umgesetzt SOLIDWORKS Electrical und PCB Es gibt eine digitale Seite unseres Produktes, welches in einem System losgelöst von SOLIDWORKS entsteht. Das bringt typische Probleme mit sich, welche uns aus der Sicht des „Mechanikers“
SOLIDWORKS DEUTSCH Blog
3 months ago
Bewältigen Techniker Aufgaben gemeinsam oder arbeiten sie an gleichen Dingen im Team? Meinen Beobachtungen zufolge sind die meisten Techniker TEIL eines Teams, aber ARBEITEN nicht notwendigerweise gemeinsam als Team. Techniker sind ihrem Wesen nach darauf trainiert höchst effiziente Erfinder zu sein, die zuerst mit verschiedenen Tools an eigenen, herausfordernden, komplexen Aufgaben arbeiten und dann, wenn das erledigt ist, Feedback von Teamkollegen einholen, das sie anschließend in ihre
SOLIDWORKS DEUTSCH Blog
3 months ago
Yikes. Sometimes it feels like each technological innovation moves us further from our natural world. Yet exciting modern engineering projects are connecting the past and the future like never before
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
109 years? It’s been a long time since Henry T Ford’s first mass-produced automobile rolled off the production line. Things have come a long way since then. Quite literally.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
4 months 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
6 months ago
Drastische Verkürzung für den Design- und Vertriebsprozess TactonWorks Design Automation mit SOLIDWORKS Sie entwickeln und vertreiben Maschinenanlagen und/oder komplette Prozesslinien? Ihr Team benötigt Tage/Wochen zur Erstellung von Angeboten oder Kalkulationen? Sie erstellen Aufstellpläne in 2D anstatt mit SOLIDWORKS oder einem anderen System? Sie wünschen sich einen durchgängigen Informationsfluss von der Konstruktion über Projektierung und Vertrieb/Web bis hin zur virtuellen Inbetriebnahme
SOLIDWORKS DEUTSCH Blog
2 years ago
In a previous blog on Drawingless or Paperless, we clarified that MBD Implementations don’t require heavy upfront investment on digital equipment. However, there are indeed MBD manufacturers around the world who are also very successful with paperless processes. This post will introduce two visionary examples: Gulfstream and Yaris Kabin. Let’s find out how they upgraded their infrastructure (software and hardware) and what benefits have been realized.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 years ago
In my last post, we talked about the proven benefits and opportunities associated with Model- Based Definition (MBD) along with the cost of inaction (not taking advantage of this fast-growing trend). Please refer to the posts, “Don’t hesitate (Part 1 and Part 2) in Table 1 for more details. Now when the rubber hits the road, a practical piece of advice is “Don’t take too big a bite at first.” MBD_Implementation_10_DOs_10_DONTs There have been plenty of painful lessons learned from being too
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 years ago
In my previous blogs on the topic of Model-Based Definition (MBD), I talked about Driving MBD from top down and Don’t hesitate (Part 1 and Part 2) in Table 1. This post will focus on another recommendations from peoples’ perspective: Establish a core implementation team. A special task force is a must to take the lead and cut through layers of resistance. They should also be rewarded for successes and held accountable for failures of MBD implementation.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 years ago
My last blog started the topic of “Don’t Hesitate” which touched upon: Why is MBD so urgent? How to obtain top management support? What are the specific benefits? What are the concerns?
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 years ago
In my last blog, I underlined the importance of driving MBD from top down. The following natural questions are what the specific benefits of MBD are, how to obtain support from top, and how to handle objections. These two blogs “Don’t hesitate” (Part 1 and part 2) will try to answer these questions from people mindset perspective. As mentioned in the MBD Implementation 10 DOs and 10 DONTs Introduction blog, MBD is a natural thought and 58% of SOLIDWORKS users have considered defining Product and
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 years ago
In my previous Introduction blog, I listed 10 DOs and DONTs in MBD implementation from three key aspects: People: organizational structure and mindset. Process: methodology, procedures, and tools. Product: product design and manufacturing. MBD_Implementation_10_DOs_10_DONTs People always comes first.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 years ago
Model-Based Definition (MBD, Figure 1) is the practice of integrating Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI), such as Dimensions, Tolerances, Datum, Bill of Materials (BOMs), Surface finishes, Notes, Weld symbols, and associated metadata with 3D solid models within 3D CAD software to provide specifications for individual components and product assemblies. Traditionally, such specifications are provided by 2D engineering drawings (Figure 2). Clearly, MBD reads much more intuitively and
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 years ago
How should we get started with Model-Based Definition (MBD)? This is a vital, but complex topic because even a simple change is hard, let alone a shift from 200-year-old 2D drawings to 3D model-based processes, but we can at least start the discussion here. Implementation takes time and differs from company to company. At a higher level, it can be summarized into 3 key areas: People, Process, and Product.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 years ago
There is an expression: a picture’s worth a thousand words, meaning that a complex idea can be conveyed with just a simple image. It also describes the goal of visualization; making it possible to absorb large amounts of complex data very quickly. This idea also works when it comes to understanding complex design and manufacturing data.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 years ago
Engineering 4.0 is requiring companies to evaluate how to best leverage not only their engineering practices, but also their data management practices. For many companies, this means wrestling with multiple CAD systems and file formats as they work in parallel with their SOLIDWORKS environment, or transition to a unified SOLIDWORKS environment. Regardless of the CAD system, having your data in a managed environment is the first step in allowing the right people, at the right time, to leverage
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 years ago
Recently, I interviewed SOLIDWORKS Inspection Product Manager Mathieu Fourcade to ask about the advantages user experience by implementing SOLIDWORKS Inspection into their design workflow. In the below video, Matt discusses several benefits including the huge cost savings by re-using the intellectual property in design data. Click here to learn how SOLIDWORKS Inspection enables you to create inspection reports and ballooned drawings in just minutes, for time savings of up to 90 percent. Got 22-
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 years ago
I sat down with SOLIDWORKS Inspection Product Manager Mathieu Fourcade to talk about re-using design data throughout the supply chain using SOLIDWORKS inspection. We discussed the time and cost savings with using Inspection, and also how Inspection fits in with Engineering 4.0. Click here to learn how SOLIDWORKS Inspection enables you to create inspection reports and ballooned drawings in just minutes, for time savings of up to 90 percent. Read our article and infographic to learn how building a
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 years ago