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.
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2 years ago
This short tutorial will show you how to create a dynamic spring that can compress and expand in context of an assembly. This type of model is suitable to be used in animations or in a flexible assembly. Cadtek Dynamic Spring The spring is controlled by the length of the first sketch line which is driven by a coincident relation to another part in the assembly. When the assembly is rebuild, SOLIDWORKS will recalculate the length of this line and adjust the sweep accordingly.
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2 years ago
Slide27 The new SOLIDWORKS Education Edition, Academic Year 2016-2017 gives educators and students an innovation platform of software tools to make great designs happen. Based on SOLIDWORKS Premium 2016, we continue to prepare the best students for the best jobs for our commercial customers whose businesses revolve around our manufacturing ecosystem. Slide16 New this year is an expanded portfolio to schools including SOLIDWORKS Visualize. SOLIDWORKS Visualize picks up where PhotoView 360 leaves
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How would you use SOLIDWORKS to design a low cost, easily manufacturable stand for your iPhone that allows it to be inclined on your desk? There are plenty of phone stands currently on the market but we were looking for a fresh idea, suitable for manufacture on our 3D printer. The following challenge was given to our Technical team here at Solid Solutions. Brief: To design an innovative phone stand in SOLIDWORKS which is suitable for 3D printing Constraints (must haves): Stable on a flat surface
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Wicked Fast Weldments Wicked Fast Weldments Workflow SOLIDWORKS Weldments were introduced back in the 2004 version and set the stage to differentiate us from our competition. I was watching some videos on frame generation last year and was inspired to find a better way. Read on or watch below to see how to create Wicked Fast Weldments. Many users are creating simple box style Weldments for housings, skids and other similar structures.
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GSC GSC GSC fuels customer success with 3D engineering solutions for design, simulation, data management, technical documentation, and 3D printing, as well as the most comprehensive consulting, technical support, and training in the industry. As a leading provider of SOLIDWORKS solutions and Stratasys 3D printing technologies, GSC’s world-class team of dedicated professionals have helped numerous companies innovate and increase productivity by leveraging advanced technologies to drive 3D
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In this 3 part tutorial Stuart Wortley, one of Cadtek’s Design Engineers, provides a walk-through of how he created this example chair as part of a customer request for help on a modelling issue. Watch how he uses a range of SOLIDWORKS 3D modelling techniques to create and render this modern design. Although this tutorial is to design a chair, all of the skills and techniques can be used across many industries. Some of the topics Stuart covers;
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PhotoView360 is an amazing add-on for SOLIDWORKS and can allow you to quickly and easily create sophisticated photorealistic renderings and animations. PhotoView360 allows you to make powerful images and presentations, save time, increase productivity and accelerate the time to market. Generating high quality, life-like images and animations is a critical capability that can be used to enhance proposals, presentations, and submissions. People want to see 3D models as they would appear in real
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