In this blog we will be looking at how we can improve our efficiency when modelling in SOLIDWORKS by creating library features. Design library features allow users to drag and drop commonly used features onto a part to avoid having to model from scratch every time. 1. The first step is to create a boss which will be used to define the library feature.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 years ago
Who needs mate references? Anyone who is repeating the same mate selection process over and over think in terms of assemblies with repeating components.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 years ago
This month the CATI Dedicated Support Team took on the tools that are often missed when working with SOLIDWORKS Toolbox. These tools are Beam Calculations, Bearing Calculations, Structural Steel, Grooves, and Cams. The tools will be visible in the Tools, Toolbox pull-down menu when the Toolbox add-in is turned on. Toolbox Tools The calculators allow users to: Bearing Calculator – Calculate bearing capacity ratings and basic life values.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 years ago
This past month the CATI Support Team dug into SOLIDWORKS MBD (Model Based Definition) this is the latest addition to the SOLIDWORKS tool belt, and a tool that can potentially eliminate our need for 2D drawings. MBD helps companies define, organize and publish 3D Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI). In our research we found that companies who have embraced the MBD methodologies have reported fewer manufacturing errors which is a direct savings in scrap and rework costs. MBD Interface The
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 years ago
One of the most important processes at any company who designs or manufactures a product is proper quality control. The impact is harsh and swift for companies who are lax in producing quality products. In the age of social media, with product reviews and increased competition, it is more important than ever to strive in the pursuit of 100% quality or risk losing compliance with ISO or FDA and even worse, alienating your customers. Luckily, there is a framework of standards that are in place to
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 years ago
In our most recent round of SOLIDWORKS Performance testing for SOLIDWORKS World 2015 we took a long look at video cards and how they interact with SOLIDWORKS. With most of our testing we look at the time to complete a set of actions within SOLIDWORKS. When testing video cards it is a little different as we need to look at Frames Per Second and the overall user experience of how a model responds and feels as it moves and rotates on the screen. We found a lot of interesting data in our testing but
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 years ago
There are a lot of big changes coming with Enterprise PDM 2015 – enhancements to the UI, as well as the copy and move functions, improvements to Parallel Transitions, a new Enterprise PDM add-in for Microsoft Office similar to the one for SOLIDWORKS and a new Web2 client that enables to you to access your vault from any web capable device, including mobile phones and tablets. Today, I am going to be talking about the very first enhancement that every Enterprise PDM Administrator will encounter
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
4 years ago
launch intro_9.9 Each year SOLIDWORKS releases a new version of its flagship product. Over the course of 15 days we will be taking a deeper dive and posting videos for 15 new tools coming in this feature-packed release. To learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2015, you can click on the banner above to check out many of the new features and learn where you can go and see a live demonstration of all the new features. Selection Sets enable the capture of important information, reducing repetitive selection
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
4 years ago
launch intro_9.9 Each year SOLIDWORKS releases a new version of its flagship product. Over the course of 15 days we will be taking a deeper dive and posting videos for 15 new tools coming in this feature-packed release. To learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2015, you can click on the banner above to check out many of the new features and learn where you can go and see a live demonstration of all the new features. Integrated 3D Printer Support in SOLIDWORKS 2015 makes printing directly to your 3D
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
4 years ago
launch intro_9.9 Each year SOLIDWORKS releases a new version of its flagship product. Over the course of 15 days we will be taking a deeper dive and posting videos for 15 new tools coming in this feature-packed release. To learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2015, you can click on the banner above to check out many of the new features and learn where you can go and see a live demonstration of all the new features. Web2 for SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM is a brand new web client for both desktop and mobile
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
4 years ago