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    SOLIDWORKS, DriveWorks

    10 favorite new features in DriveWorks 20

    May 26, 2022

    DriveWorks is a best-in-class CPQ and CAD automation software used by many engineering and manufacturing companies. Each year DriveWorks releases the next major version of CPQ and Design Automation software. This year DriveWorks 20 was released and is packed full of customer requested enhancements, new features to help with usability and setup, and of course, more ways to automate anything!

    SOLIDWORKS

    Convincing Your Team to Move From Desktop to the Cloud

    May 25, 2022

    Over the last few years, there has been a massive shift in how data is computed and stored, and this has been accelerated by the era of remote work ushered in by the pandemic in 2020. An increasing number of companies are opting to forego large capital investments in IT infrastructure required to run resource-intensive programs to store large amounts of data and the associated overhead costs that go with that. Cloud-hosted servers such as Microsoft Azure and AWS, as well as cloud-computing platforms like the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, are revolutionizing the way in which we both store and process data. Let’s take a look at some of the key factors behind moving to the cloud.

    3D Printing, 3D Printing Materials

    What to Expect After You Purchase a 3D Printer

    May 24, 2022

    Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Stratasys 3D printer from TriMech or just ordered one, you may be wondering, what happens now? Do I have to do anything on my end to make sure that this printer arrives safely? What kind of information do I need to provide to TriMech to facilitate this delivery? When will the machine be installed? Maybe something else? Today, we’re going to tackle that very topic!

    3D CAD, 3D Scanning, 3D Scanning Video Tech Tips

    Using Autopilot to Process Artec 3D Scan Data

    May 20, 2022

    In this example, I used my Artec Space Spider to capture a small metal bracket. The Space Spider is a hand-held 3D scanner designed for CAD users and perfect for capturing small objects and intricate details in high resolution.

    I have three scans of this small bracket and I’m going to show you how to process these using Autopilot in Artec Studio. This is an easy process because the tool does the work for you. 

    SOLIDWORKS

    Are SOLIDWORKS Certifications Worth It?

    May 19, 2022

    My journey with SOLIDWORKS began soon into my first year of university. As one would expect, proficiency in CAD software is a vital tool for a mechanical engineering graduate to possess, and so I was introduced to SOLIDWORKS early on. I distinctly remember my first time trying to create a 3D model for a class exercise. I stumbled my way through the assignment and somehow got to the end destination, but it was not pretty.

    3DEXPERIENCE

    Is 3DEXPERIENCE a Good Fit For My Business?

    May 18, 2022

    I’m often asked whether 3DEXPERIENCE is a good fit for a business in one fashion or another. The following points can help answer this question.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips, PDM

    SOLIDWORKS PDM Licenses - What Do I Need?

    May 17, 2022

    Given that you need a license to view files, people often wonder what license types are required for their company. Before we can get to how many licenses, you need to understand the differences between the PDM license types.

    3D Printing, FDM Technology, 3D Printing Materials

    Introducing the New Stratasys F123 Series Composite 3D Printers

    May 16, 2022

    This week Stratasys announced an all-new composite series of 3D printers. These printers include the F190CR and F370CR and are equipped with hardened components to operate with composite materials.  

    3D CAD, 3D Scanning, 3D Scanning Video Tech Tips

    3D Scanning an Object with Thin Walls

    May 12, 2022

    Today, I will be using a plastic snow shovel to demonstrate how to overcome the challenge of 3D scanning objects with thin walls. Normally, we would scan an object one side at a time while laying flat on the ground then use the Automatic Base Removal tool to take away the floor and automatically match the scans in the software. In this video, I will demonstrate a technique that we can use to help scan thin-walled objects with an Artec scanner and post-process the scan data with Artec Studio.