Our engineers are constantly learning, experimenting and discovering new ways to get things done better inside SOLIDWORKS. We want to share everything we've mastered and teach you real-world techniques that can be implemented immediately in your processes. This was the main idea behind our TriMech Tech Talks 2021 Engineer Insight, and now you can watch them on-demand!
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November 30, 2020
November 24, 2020
Having spent a great deal of my time over the last decade working in various design, CAD, CAM and additive manufacturing software tools, I am always grateful for features that save time and improve the ability to get to my desired outcome. With the year coming to an end, there is no better time than now to reflect and present the top 10 features I am thankful for in GrabCAD Print.
November 23, 2020
Past SOLIDWORKS updates are the building blocks for all future improvements and feature additions. However, with all of the changes that are applied every year, it can be hard to remember and keep track of everything that has happened. What if there was a new feature you could be using right now, but it flew under your radar? To help with this, during our TriMech Tech Talks 2021 we provided a little refresher with four on-demand webinars focused on the progress and upgrades of previous SOLIDWORKS enhancements.
When it comes to electrical design, one could assume that there are going to be inconsistencies and design errors, especially when it comes to larger projects with multiple designers involved. Fixing these mistakes before your project reaches the production stage will help reduce design time and cost, and luckily there is a tool to help locate these issues!
November 17, 2020
On the 3DEXPERIENCE platform new features and benefits are constantly added to improve the user experience. So far we have reviewed the top features in the R2021x FD01 and R2021x FD02 updates. In this article, we cover the final update of the year and bring you the top 11 features in the newest update, R2021x FD03, released this month.
November 17, 2020
GrabCAD Print is a very powerful program for converting a CAD model into a toolpath for 3D printing, and it has some features that can help you get the most out of your Stratasys FDM 3D printer. One of these is the SMART Support feature, which allows you to create a custom support structure that uses less material and takes less time than a traditional support structure.
November 16, 2020
Dassault Systèmes mission statement is to "harmonize product, nature and life for a more sustainable world." This shows in their products like the SOLIDWORKS software suite and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform which connect different product and business development elements with a unified interface to make the entire process much quicker and easier. We wanted to dive into the latest enhancements to 3DEXPERIENCE and showcase how this cloud-based platform can help you take your business to the next level in four on-demand webinars full of demonstrations, updates, explanations and walkthroughs.
November 13, 2020
The Objet30 series of 3D printers is known for providing the power of PolyJet technology in a desktop-sized system. This makes them ideal for any office or studio space that needs to provide detailed prototypes while keeping their workforce and intellectual property in-house. Stratasys recently announced multiple updates to the Objet30 3D printer series with exciting new materials options, faster workflow and a fresh look in their latest generation: the Objet30 V5.
3D scanning is becoming more and more vital in the world today. The ability to create an exact one-to-one replica of the object being scanned has uses well beyond the commonly thought of engineering departments. Healthcare has been utilizing scanners to great effect! In this article, we show examples of how healthcare professionals are utilizing this technology including creating custom 3D printed helmets for children with brain-related neurological conditions and even reconstructing body parts for patients with physical deformities.
November 9, 2020
So many improvements in SOLIDWORKS 2021, so little time! With the vast amount of upgrades and additions they make each year, it can be overwhelming trying to sift through them all, and often, useful tools and changes are missed. To ensure you are getting the most of your software, we are providing eight on-demand webinars full of demonstrations, updates, explanations and explorations of SOLIDWORKS.
November 6, 2020
On my first day as an engineering student at Auburn University, I went to the engineering department head to ask a question about my schedule. Dr. B handed me a piece of paper, looked me in the eye and said, “Here is a list of every class you need to graduate. You’re an engineer, figure it out and don’t ever come to ask me about your schedule again.” Sounds harsh right? It was some of the best advice I ever received. It reminded me that there are no shortcuts and that all learning and achievement in life requires a bit of struggle. That advice has served me well throughout my life and career. When you run into a challenge, you have to think, get creative and “Figure it Out,” as Dr. B said.
November 3, 2020
You thought GrabCAD print was just for assigning your print parameters, didn’t you? Well, it is so much more. Buried under that sleek, easy-on-the-eyes interface is a very powerful piece of software. GrabCAD Print doesn’t just help you assign part attributes, it can also alter part geometry.
After receiving some questions from customers about a recent Video Tech Tip I produced that involved installing heat-set inserts into a part, I wanted to dive more into adjusting hole sizes for hardware like inserts or even thru bolts. In the following video, I will show you how to change the diameter of a hole directly within the GrabCAD Print environment.