3D Printing, PolyJet Technology, FDM Technology

With Multiple 3D Printer Operators, Who Is Responsible For Communicating Maintenance Needs?

March 19, 2018

Optimal communication can still be obtained even when there are multiple operators using a 3D printer. One main point of contact should be designated for the printer. This contact should be well-trained and have good communication skills as they will be responsible for explaining the status of their printer, based on the information provided by the operators.

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Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2018: Topology Study

March 19, 2018

One of the best aspects of SOLIDWORKS is that it’s not just a 3D CAD tool, but that it's a complete engineering solution. Tools like SOLIDWORKS Simulation help us analyze our designs and test them for critical attributes such as strength and fatigue. In SOLIDWORKS 2017 and previous versions, Simulation Professional even included a tool that would allow us to optimize our design for a set goal while varying many of our design parameters. This took a lot of the guesswork out of creating the best possible design and reduced the number of iterations that were required in the design cycle. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional now includes Topology studies.

SOLIDWORKS, Visualize Features and Tips

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Takes Gold in Rendering

March 16, 2018

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang have come to an end. I'm not an Olympic Athlete, but I wanted to participate by more than just watching the games from my couch. With the many SOLIDWORKS products I have installed on my machine, I figured there was bound to be something I could create. With SOLIDWORKS 2018, each seat of Professional and Premium comes with a free seat of SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard, so I decided it was time to explore!

3D Printing

The Benefits of 3D Printer Maintenance Contracts

March 15, 2018

"Worry free" and "peace of mind" are just two of the phrases associated with having a maintenance contract for your Stratasys 3D printer. Many new clients will ask “What are pros to having a contract?” In this blog, we will dive into the benefits of having a maintenance contract and the drawbacks of not having one.  

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Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2018: SOLIDWORKS CAM

March 14, 2018

With every new release, SOLIDWORKS gives their users more functionality and value, while keeping subscription costs unchanged. SOLIDWORKS 2018 includes a new package that enables users to create CNC toolpaths directly from their SOLIDWORKS parts and assemblies.

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Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2018: SOLIDWORKS PDM Revision Table Integration

March 12, 2018

When we're creating our designs, they are rarely perfect in their initial shape. Instead, they are constantly evolving as we make changes. We need a way to track these changes as our designs evolve. Most organizations do this through a revision table. 

3D Printing

The Benefits of Additive Manufacturing

March 8, 2018

Haven't deployed additive manufacturing solutions at your organization yet? Still unsure of what it is or how it can provide business and operational advantages? TriMech can help. View our guide to learn how additive manufacturing can impact your design workflow and how it differs from subtractive manufacturing methods.

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Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2018: Smart Explode Lines

March 7, 2018

Exploded views are a great way to show all the components in your assembly, and explode lines help to explain how they fit together. In SOLIDWORKS 2017 it was easy to create explode lines, but if you had many different components and many instances of those components, the process could become a bit tedious. You had to create explode lines for every single component, and for every instance as well. 

Engineering Services, TriMech Services

How to Choose the Right Engineering Service Provider

March 6, 2018

You may have read our previous post about the benefits of outsourcing engineering services. Well, once you get past this initial question and you choose to outsource your engineering projects, the next step is to find a firm that you can trust. Cons associated with outsourcing can be minimized or eliminated through careful consideration of potential providers. In this blog, we discuss how to choose the right engineering service provider for your project.

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Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2018: Alt Key to Hide Faces During Mating

March 5, 2018

I’ve always felt that mating components in an assembly was one of the most exciting parts of creating my designs in SOLIDWORKS. After putting in all the work to build up the individual components, I was finally able to see how they would all interact. SOLIDWORKS gives us so many unique tools to check for interference or collisions and simulate the motion of our components. Putting my parts together in an assembly is the point in the design when everything starts to come to life.


How To Embed AVI Movies On The PDM Data Card

March 2, 2018

The ability to include videos in your data cards is a possibility with the SOLIDWORKS PDM product. However, we must be smart with the size and quality of the video while using this feature. The nature of this article is to uncover what workflow makes this a possibility.

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Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2018: SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing

February 28, 2018

Anyone who used SOLIDWORKS 2017 knows that moving your license from one machine to another could be time-consuming and cumbersome. Well, say goodbye to those days! SOLIDWORKS 2018 updated to online licensing and is saving companies huge amounts of time and money by being more efficient than ever.