Understand where geometry needs to be to achieve your design goal based on given loads and fixtures. Design Guidance will give you an insight of what geometry satisfies those conditions. Use sketches or 3D geometry to define the connection points and force conditions. Select existing geometry to avoid or leave intact. Choose the resolution required to optimize for time or result. Use the results as a guide to create the design, or automatically smooth the output.
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2 days ago
Welcome back to this multi-part blog series featuring Mike Sabocheck and his efforts to outsmart his local squirrels using SOLIDWORKS xDesign. If you need to catch up, please read the part 1 and part 2 first. In the last blog the original design I came up with needed to be changed based on my wife Tracy’s input. She wanted the feeder support arms to rotate independently from one another and not have them stationary.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
27 days ago
Learn step-by-step instructions on how I created my very first xDesign model using only surfacing tools. The model I created, a shovel, comes in many shapes and sizes and has helped humanity since the Neolithic period to move dirt, dig a hole, or remove snow. I am more than sure everyone who reads this has one or several varieties of this ancient tool stored away somewhere. The first step is to have a game plan.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 month ago
Die Technik entwickelt sich ständig weiter. Beispielsweise wurden Computer im Laufe der Jahrzehnte immer schneller und kleiner, sodass wir nun einen Punkt erreicht haben, an dem es der Aufbau nicht mehr zulässt, sie noch schneller oder noch kleiner zu machen. Prinzipiell existiert zwar das Wissen für die Umsetzung, jedoch schränkt uns die Größe eines Elektrons darin ein, kleinere oder schnellere CPUs zu bauen. Um Abläufe also weiter zu verbessern, müssen wir die Technologie in eine andere
SOLIDWORKS DEUTSCH Blog
1 month ago
Every week we’ve been sharing blog posts about SOLIDWORKS xDesign showcasing some of the projects our interns and Hackathon participants developed with the software. Now it’s your chance the public Lighthouse program for xDesign is underway.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
Technology is always moving forward. Computers got faster and smaller throughout the decades to the point where they are now physically impossible to make any faster or smaller due to physics. We have the manufacturing knowledge to do it, but the physical size of an electron is now limiting us from designing smaller or faster CPUs. So in order to continue to improve, we have to change the direction of technology, and that’s fine because we know exactly how to do it – by using the CLOUD.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
Make design modifications on sketches and parts Modify sketch dimensions. Edit existing features. Reorder a feature in the design tree.
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2 months ago
Learn how Direct Editing allows you to instantly make changes to 3D geometry. Manipulate any model by pushing and pulling on its faces. Control a specific face by converting individual features.
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2 months ago
Learn how to build an assembly and mate components in SOLIDWORKS xDesign. Insert components. Insert subassemblies. Mate constraints.
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2 months ago
Use multibody tools to facilitate part design in SOLIDWORKS xDesign. Use the Combine command to add subtract, or produce a solid from the common volume between bodies. Learn to use the Move/Copy command.
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2 months ago
Create a pattern of one or more features or bodies in a linear or circular direction. Create bi-directional linear patterns of existing features. Create circular patterns of existing features. Vary parameters of pattern instances.
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2 months ago
Use applied features such as fillets and chamfers to create details in the model. Create fillet features. Create chamfer features. Create shell features. Create draft features.
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2 months ago
Create reference planes and axes in any orientation using existing references and solid geometry. Use planes as reference geometry. Use axes as reference geometry.
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2 months ago
Start creating 3D models in SOLIDWORKS xDesign using extrude, revolve, sweep and loft Extrude sketch profiles to create extruded bosses to add material and extruded cuts to remove material. Revolve sketch profiles about an axis to add or remove material. Learn about sweep features and the various options for controlling those features. Create loft features between two profiles.
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2 months ago
Learn how to use the Superfeature to modify existing geometry without breaking downstream relationships. Use the Superfeature function to switch between different feature types.
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2 months ago
Learn the basics of sketching in SOLIDWORKS xDesign. Learn about different sketch tools. Use constraints and relations in the sketch. Apply dimensions to fully define the sketch and capture design intent.
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2 months ago
Save and access content on 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Create a collaborative workspace to store your content. Start using SOLIDWORKS xDesign by creating a new physical product. Access existing designs from the 3DEXPERIENCE platform using its built in search capabilities.
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2 months ago
Get familiar with the basic of SOLIDWORKS xDesign. Understand the basic capabilities. Learn the foundational aspects. Formulate design intent.
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2 months ago
The September 2018 upgrade to 3DEXPERIENCE cloud platform brings with it new features and enhancements that are now available to all SOLIDWORKS xDesign users. The xDesign upgrade focused on bringing new features along with several productivity and usability enhancements. Here is the list: 1. All features now support External references.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
Collaborating with my wife on this project to defeat the squirrels will be fun. Tracy is a Mac user, and I like using my iPad as much as possible because of its portability and the cool apps so this will test the true cloud capability of xDesign. I feel confident we’ll be able to collaborate and come up with a cool design that not only keeps the squirrels away from the bird feeders but will look really cool on our deck. There are a couple of design requirements I have in mind for the new bird
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
Before I begin the real topic of this blog, I like to comment on my journey through CAD technology and what I’ve experienced over the last 40+ years in my career. CAD has come a long, long way in my lifetime. Back in the late 1970’s at Xerox, I was introduced to Computer Graphics or CG as we called it back then. CG ran on terminals hooked up to VAX’s to do 3D design using wireframe techniques.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
In order to succeed in the product design industry, you need to have hands-on experience with design software, and rudimentary knowledge of 3D printers, laser cutting, etc. As a graduate student at the Purdue School of Engineering, I was looking for an opportunity to get more hands-on industry experience and started an internship at SOLIDWORKS. My role in Product Management working on the new SOLIDWORKS xDesign includes tasks such as modeling in xDesign, giving feedback on software improvements,
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
There are a several workflow scenarios that you can do in xDesign, that do not exist in SOLIDWORKS. Some of these workflows and functions have made their way into SOLIDWORKS as well, like the Shaded Sketch Contour and Breadcrumb features. The former function was created in xDesign and the latter was conceived in a 3DExperience platform product and debuted in SOLIDWORKS in 2016. Here is a list of other features and workflows that exist in xDesign that have more capability and functionality than
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 months ago
If you are maker, tinkerer, hobbyist or an inventor, chances are you are part of or have heard about FabLab. If you are still curious, a Fab Lab is a community space that provides its members—makers and hobbyists—with off-the-shelf, industrial-grade fabrication tools such as laser cutters, milling machines, scanners, 3D printers and software design tools. It lets them translate their ideas into real products and sometimes create products yet to be envisioned by the established manufacturer. With
SOLIDWORKS Blog
4 months ago