SOLIDWORKS, 3D Printing, Industry News

Happy National Engineers Week!

February 22, 2018

In today's society it would be impossible to succeed without the adoption of engineering. With each technical advancement we see, engineers are at the center of the scope - and because of that, we would like to take a moment to wish all of our fellow engineers a happy National Engineers Week!

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Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2018: Mirror 3D Geometry and Mirror Planes in Sketches

February 21, 2018


Designers and engineers already love sketching in SOLIDWORKS because its the foundation for most 3D models. But what if they could take these sketch tools and make their design cycle more efficient? Now, they can.

With new advancements in SOLIDWORKS 2018, users can save loads of time by mirroring 3D geometry and planes in sketches. Here’s how:

Events and Webinars

Can't-Miss Training Conference: FAQ About Concept2Design

February 20, 2018

The 17th annual Concept2Design (C2D) training events are right around the corner! We've gathered some of the top frequently asked questions and answered them for you. Whether you're new to the event or have attended a time or two, we have information about event history, guest speakers, breakout sessions and more.

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Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2018: Inspection Reports from Parts and Assemblies

February 19, 2018

Model Based Definition (MBD) is becoming more and more prevalent in today's designs.  Through SOLIDWORKS MBD and the DimXpert tool, we can add our dimension and tolerance data directly to the 3D model, helping to eliminate the need for 2D drawings, while more effectively communicating our designs. Keep reading to learn how SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 now allows us to utilize this information to create first article inspection reports right from the 3D model.  

SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Flow Simulation

Innovative Use of SOLIDWORKS for Better Casting Designs

February 16, 2018

Did you know there is a major untapped resource within SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation? And it may be the answer to all your metal casting problems! Say goodbye to fits, restarts, re-tooling and launch delays with Thermal Flow.

3D CAD, 3D Printing, FDM Technology, 3D Printing Materials

5 Predictions About the Future of 3D Printing

February 15, 2018

We know not everyone eats, sleeps and breathes technology like we do. Which means maybe you haven't dived too deep into what is going to happen in the future with the industry. Since we're tech obsessed, we're constantly following additive manufacturing trends and researching what's in store for the future of 3D printing. Read our top five predictions and tell us what you think.

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Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2018: Stereoscopic VR Rendering in Visualize

February 14, 2018

SOLIDWORKS Visualize is famous for its ability to give designers a photo-realistic view at their design animation before ever being finalized and manufactured. And while it is already hugely beneficial to the design community, SOLIDWORKS 2018 out-did itself with the latest update to Stereoscopic Virtual Reality (VR) Rendering.


SOLIDWORKS World 2018: Partner Pavilion

February 13, 2018

The Partner Pavilion at SOLIDWORKS World is the largest exhibition that brings SOLIDWORKS Solution Partners together. It showcases the latest services as well as products, and it gives attendees the unique opportunity to network with partners, resellers and other users. 

Engineering Services, TriMech Services

6 Most Commonly Outsourced Engineering Services

February 13, 2018

Are you looking for engineering services to supplement your in-house design team? Mechanical engineering, structural engineering, electrical engineering or anything in between can be successfully outsourced to save your company time and money. In this week’s blog, we take a look at the six most commonly outsourced engineering services and discuss why companies choose to outsource.

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Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2018: Tab and Slot Feature for Sheet Metal and Weldments

February 12, 2018

Creating fixtures for sheet metal and weldment assemblies can be a costly and time-consuming process. Care must be taken to ensure the parts align correctly and that the final product is built as designed. Fortunately, SOLIDWORKS 2018 provides users with new functionality that will make this process easier than ever. Read why the Tabs and Slot feature is among our favorites in the recent SOLIDWORKS upgrade.

3D Scanning

Artec Leo 3D Scanner Makes Debut at CES 2018

February 9, 2018

Remember the Leo, Artec's latest 3D scanner that launched last February? Well, it is getting ready to ship the beginning of summer! But first, like any highly talked-about product to hit the market, the Leo had to make a special debut at the world's biggest tech show - CES 2018. 

Showcased at Las Vegas' largest convention with over 155,000+ attendees, the Artec Leo caught the attention of many, including TriMech Representative Kevin Billett. Kevin worked at the Artec booth this year and shared his insight on the latest in 3D scanners. 


SOLIDWORKS World 2018: Day 4 Recap

February 8, 2018

Despite this being my ninth SOLIDWORKS World, the last day still leaves me wanting more, PLENTY inspired and always looking forward to next year! With the opening ceremony on Day One, THINK: Future on Day Two and THINK: Innovation on Day Three, we couldn't wait to THINK: Next is Now for Day Four. Here is a recap: