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When designing a new product the best way to get an idea how it will look or feel like in the real world is to produce a prototype. A few years back this would be done in a workshop or outsourced outside of the company. This takes time and can create risk of your early designs and prototypes getting in the wrong hands. But now there is a few choices of 3D printing technology to allow to create your prototypes rapidly and some can be done in house which can save a lot of time.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
42 minutes ago
With SOLIDWORKS Simulation it is possible to test your design during the engineering phase of your project. It’s a powerful tool to provide you direct answers to difficult engineering questions. And to get the right answers, it is important that you interpret the results of your Simulation study in the correct way. But sometimes a high stress value at a certain location is difficult to clarify.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
6 hours ago
SOLIDWORKS Electrical has gained notoriety for its design applications in power systems, user controls, cabinet layout, and electric machines, but what about as a wire harness design tool? ATV model downloaded from <a href="https://grabcad.com/library/atv-19">GrabCAD</a> ATV model downloaded from GrabCAD ATV light bar wiring harness designed in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D ATV light bar wiring harness designed in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D Wire Harness Design for any Industry SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D
SOLIDWORKS Blog
9 hours ago
Download Needle Holder: This part was designed to hold three ball needles used for inflating soccer balls or basketballs and attaches directly to a tire pump cylinder. This part includes static simulation studies with it and was then created with 3D printer. There are three pictures of the finished part included with this part in the “Design Journal document located in the “Design Binder” folder. Download this part to see a model created in SolidWorks and then see it finished as a 3D printed
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 day ago
Hello SOLIDWORKS community and welcome back for part two of this three part series involving Pinewood Derby racing. In this video we will be performing some virtual Pinewood Derby races using our various designs to see which one will be the fastest. If we’ve done a good job we should be able to beat our control car. I hope you enjoy watching the results that we found, and will continue watching in part three of this SOLIDWORKS series.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 days ago
An Integrated Library Package (*.LibPkg) is a type of SOLIDWORKS PCB project which is used, not to layout a pcb, but to gather together schematic symbols and pcb footprints in order to produce an integrated library. Schematic symbols are drawn in the Schematic Library Editor, and model references/links defined for each, along with any parametric information. These are stored across one or more schematic library files. Referenced models can include PCB 2D/3D component models, circuit simulation
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 days ago
Für eine ordnungsgemäße Qualitätskontrolle Ihrer Produkte ist eine Erstmusterprüfung zwingend notwendig. Schließlich müssen Sie sicherstellen, dass ein konstruiertes Bauteil gemäß den Spezifikationen und Anforderungen gefertigt wurde. Hierfür sind Prüfzeichnung mit Stücklistensymbolen und entsprechenden Prüfberichten im Rahmen standardisierter Kontrollprozesse unabdingbar. Mit SOLIDWORKS Inspection zur automatisierten Erstmusterprüfung Im Zeitalter von Industrie 4.0, Digitalisierung und
SOLIDWORKS DEUTSCH Blog
3 days ago
現在のCAD/PDM/PLM環境の最適化を検討している企業と多くのやり取りをしている中で、レガシーなPDM/PLMシステムを未だに使用している多くの人々と会いました。そうしたシステムは、はるか昔、私がヒューレット・パッカードの機械設計部門で初めて学んだPDM/PLMそのものであり、いわば過去の遺物です。 当時、PDMシステムは多くの複雑なコーディングによりカスタマイズとサービスを組み合わせて構築される優れたツールボックスでした。JARファイル、Java設定、マクロのコンパイル、カスタムUIコードの作成、SQLテーブルの適用、それをすべて実装して運用するのは大変な作業でした。
SOLIDWORKS JAPAN Blog
3 days ago
Additive manufacturing is the way of the future. There are countless reasons why adopting this new technology makes sense, but once you’ve decided to go down that path, there are many options, and so which path do you take? Currently, there are a number of major players all competing to cross the additive manufacturing finish line and be deemed the top player of this $7.3 billion market. They include HP, Formlabs, and Desktop Metal, and each of them have a different strategy.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 days ago
SOLIDWORKS xDesign Fridays with the Product Definition Team It’s July, and the thermometer has been flirting with +90° temps for the past week here in Waltham. The office environment at SOLIDWORKS is relaxed, which is ideal on hot and humid New England days. When I say relaxed, what I truly mean is you see few suits and ties. Well, one “anonymous” employee typically will wear a suit and a few executives will wear a jacket.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
4 days ago
In einer Reihe von Videos erhalten Sie auf unserem Blog aktuell wieder wöchentlich wertvolle Technik-Tipps – erstellt von den Technikern unserer Reseller aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. Dies sind Videos zu einem unserer Produkte, wie beispielsweise SOLIDWORKS CAD, Composer, Electrical, Simulation oder Visualize und weitere mehr, die unsere Partner auf ihren YouTube Kanälen veröffentlichen und so verschiedene Themen veranschaulichen. Sehen Sie heute einen Technik-Tipp unseres
SOLIDWORKS DEUTSCH Blog
5 days ago
Learn about SOLIDWORKS Visualize, which enables anyone to create professional, photo-quality images and animations. Understand how to setup a Visualize project, tour the user interface, add appearances, scenes, textures, and decals to your model, animate your assemblies, and much more.
Learning Path
5 days ago
Enter measurement data directly in the SOLIDWORKS Inspection project and compare them with the part specifications: Enter measurements. Quickly identify defects with color-coded information. Export an inspection report that inclodes color-coded data.
Lesson
5 days ago
Export your inspection project in various formats and ensure the manufactured part is properly inspected for every detail of the model: Create a 2D PDF with balloons tied to the characteristics. Export a 3D PDF or eDrawings file to showcase the part in 3D with its associated PMI ballooned. Generate an Excel inspection report.
Lesson
5 days ago
It is important, when creating an inspection report, that the items are ballooned in the correct order. Also numbering schemes can help quickly identify characteristics: Change the order of the characteristics. Define balloon sequences. Manually change a balloon number.
Lesson
5 days ago
Customize your inspection projects balloons to highlight different aspect of your parts or different classifications: Change the color, text size, and balloon shape. Add/Remove prefix and suffix. Set balloon customization at the document level or in a template.
Lesson
5 days ago
Duplicate dimensions are often grouped together on a drawing but might need to be inspected separately: Extract and identify the quantity. Change the quantity. List characteristics separately.
Lesson
5 days ago
How many times do you see a great thread get trashed or hijacked for various reasons and I'll take the "Stand" and say I'm the worst for doing that.. So when I'm acting stupid tell me to trash it here, get it?? Rants - Cheers - Pet Peeves - or your Aunt Lilly, bring it.. (More then likely the dumbest thread anybody started, but I tried to keep it stupid, stupid) - The Forum Moderators rules still apply, no obscene pics, raunchy language and personal attacks, those will be reported and deleted if
SOLIDWORKS Forums
11 minutes ago
I' like to see all the system options for 2018 so I can check them against my 2015. Is there a location/blog that might have such a list? Tags:none(add)system options
SOLIDWORKS Forums
12 minutes ago
I found this article and peaked my curiosity. What's your go-to music while you work?
SOLIDWORKS Forums
13 minutes ago
I am really excited about this macro I have been working on, it is traversing the assembly and compiling a BOM with Raw material numbers (custom property) or part numbers based on a few conditions, and for quantity either pulling cutlist total length in feet or a number of times the component is used in the assembly. A few things left to do with this, adding all like raw materials up instead of writing new lines and telling it to save as a comma delimited CSV for our inventory management
SOLIDWORKS Forums
14 minutes ago
Plug Weld Can you do Plug Welds in SolidWorks 2017? All I could do was a fillet all the way around ......
SOLIDWORKS Forums
35 minutes ago
Re-opening already-made exploded assembly view I made an exploded assembly view and put it on a drawing. I didn't save the exact exploded assembly view but have the original assembly.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
40 minutes ago
So, we have this discussion about impressive SW tricks: Let's make another thread to capture the little things your co-workers/clients/customers do with SOLIDWORKS that bring thoughts of violence. Extra points if there's nothing technically wrong (see item 2 below) with what they've done but if you were in charge of the universe it would earn them a one-way trip into another dimension.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
45 minutes ago