Our QA blog series looks at different members of our team and their perspective on the most current 3D printing and CAD technology. This month’s QA features Rich Annino and RP Services for PolyJet parts.
November 17, 2017
November 16, 2017
Our QA blog series looks at different members of our team and their perspective on the most current 3D printing and CAD technology. This month’s QA features Will Lewellyn and RP Services for FDM parts.
We're not talking about sweeping with a broom. We're talking about creating sweep geometries and threads in SOLIDWORKS. These features are some of the most misunderstood in SOLIDWORKS, and we're going to break them down for you in this blog.
November 10, 2017
To honor those who have served our United States Armed Forces this Veteran’s Day, I’ve modeled the Anthem Veterans Memorial, located in Arizona, which has a unique feature that is perfect to demonstrate the scene lighting and animation capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional. To do this yourself, read our tutorial and watch the full demonstration in our video!
In our previous blog on creating costing templates, we showed you how to set your default template settings and create new templates. Keep reading to find out how to edit templates that capture unique characteristics associated with manufacturing methods for four different body types: General Single Body Parts, Sheet Metal, Multibody and Assembly. This is especially important when there are changes in the costing structure, for example, when the price of aluminum or steel increases.
The SOLIDWORKS Costing tool (available in SOLIDWORKS Professional and SOLIDWORKS Premium) has templates that serve as starting points, saved with your customzied preferences for calculating manufacturing costs. Templates are the heart of what drives the values displayed within your interface. In this blog, we'll explore creating the templates that include the procedures and specifications you use to manufacture parts.
November 7, 2017
Since the Wright brothers first launched their wood and canvas glider in the early 1900s, technology has improved dramatically, making international travel and space exploration a reality. Additive manufacturing, better known as 3D printing, is playing a major role in this revolution by reducing weight, strengthening materials and streamlining design in the aerospace industry.
Understanding Feature Dependencies is especially useful when deleting or reordering features in SOLIDWORKS. There have been multiple updates in the last three years regarding this particular function. To best understand the updates, it's helpful to see how they evolved.
Are you looking for a flexible, integrated, design-to-manufacturing system? A program that enables you to take your product from concept to production faster and smarter than ever? Do you want access to network, share and collaborate with the largest and most passionate community of users? Then, it's time to pull the trigger and consolidate your product development process on SOLIDWORKS.
Have you ever been reluctant to try something, wishing that you could test for safety or durability first? SOLIDWORKS Simulation has the power to virtually set up real-world environments to test product designs before they are sent to manufacturing. With simulation, you have the ability to test designs against parameters such as static, dynamic response, assembly motion and heat transfer.
October 31, 2017
Things are getting spooky in the TriMech office, as we demonstrate how you can maximize your scan-to-print capabilities on a real pumpkin. Watch the on-demand webinar below for tips on optimizing your reverse engineering workflow and integrating scanning, design and printing solutions.