Matt Kokoski Latest Blog Articles Page 1

    3DEXPERIENCE

    Top 11 Features in the Latest 3DEXPERIENCE Update (R2021x FD02)

    September 28, 2020

    One benefit of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform is that new features are constantly added to the software and platform. Earlier this summer, we reviewed the top 11 features in the   R2021x FD01 update and in today’s article, we look over the top 11 features in the newest update R2021x FD02 released this month. Let’s take a look at our Application Engineer’s favorite new features.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, FDM Technology

    End-of-Arm Tooling: Making the Right Tool for the Job

    September 8, 2020

    Robotic automation, frequently in the form of robotic arms, is used across multiple industries to automate tasks that require precision and call for high repeatability. End-of-Arm Tooling (EOAT) is one of the main components of robotic technology and typically refers to the device attached at the end of a robotic arm. In many cases, these robotic arms are used continuously for long periods and eventually need to be replaced, halting production, and becoming a financial burden. Traditional methods used to replace these parts, similar to CNC, can take up to 24 hours to produce a new part and do not guarantee the part will fit in the EOAT. Thankfully, 3D printing brings a solution to minimize downtime and ensure the replacement part will fit perfectly the first time. Let's look at some examples of how different companies in multiple industries have taken advantage of 3D printing to quickly fix their EOAT.

    3DEXPERIENCE

    Top 11 Features in the Latest 3DEXPERIENCE Update (R2021x FD01)

    August 4, 2020

    One benefit of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform is that new features are constantly added to the software and platform. So far this year, we’ve had two releases; one in April with "R2021x" and its first Functional Delivery (back in the early versions of SOLIDWORKS we called these Super Service Packs) over the July 4th weekend. The Functional Deliveries update brought significant improvements for a better user experience. In this article, I list and describe my top 11 favorite features.

    SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS World, 3DEXPERIENCE World

    3DEXPERIENCE World 2020: Day 1 Recap

    February 10, 2020

    For me, day one of the very first 3DEXPERIENCE® World started with a short early morning flight. This year, I was selected to present and wanted to make sure I had my presentation backed up in multiple places. My mind is put at ease because as soon as I connect to any WiFi, I can access it through my laptop or through my phone via 3D Play on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. I am so excited to learn so much more about this platform at 3DEXPERIENCE World.  

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, 3DEXPERIENCE

    Designing and Printing With xDesign: Part Two

    March 19, 2019

    In our previous blog, we discussed my need to design a case for my Raspberry Pi, and why I chose SOLIDWORKS xDesign to do it. In part two of this series, I will look at one of the options for creating my design: FDM 3D printing. The entire process from start to finish was easier than you may think. 

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, 3DEXPERIENCE

    Designing and Printing With xDesign: Part One

    March 18, 2019

    SOLIDWORKS xDesign is a cloud-based application that is part of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. One of the most convenient and coolest features is the ability to model from any place with an internet connection. I recently needed to design and create a case for my new Raspberry Pi circuit board and decided to use xDesign to do it, which saved me a lot of time and effort.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, 3DEXPERIENCE

    An Introduction to SOLIDWORKS xDesign

    February 14, 2019

    SOLIDWORKS xDesign is a new way of looking at CAD design. It is one of the cloud-based CAD applications that are part of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Just by being part of the platform allows this software to do some pretty interesting things that you can’t do with traditional SOLIDWORKS alone.

    3D CAD, Technical Communication, 3DEXPERIENCE

    5 Reasons the Cloud is the Future for 3D CAD

    February 8, 2019

    We’ve looked at reasons to use the cloud, reasons to avoid the cloud, now let's take a look at the benefits from the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and see how they outweigh the reasons not to make the move to the cloud. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is geared and poised to make engineering in the cloud not only seamless but provides substantial benefits to the entire design process. Here are the five main reasons I think design in the cloud on this platform is the future:

    3D CAD, Technical Communication, 3DEXPERIENCE

    5 Reasons to Avoid the Cloud for 3D CAD

    January 31, 2019

    I recently created an article on the “Top 5 Reasons to Use the Cloud for 3D CAD.”  And in true engineer fashion, I made a list of pros and cons and wanted to follow it up with the top five reasons to avoid the cloud when working with CAD. The cloud is great for design and there are substantial benefits, however, there are some drawbacks and I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention them as well.

    Simulation, 3D CAD, Technical Communication, 3DEXPERIENCE

    5 Reasons to Use The Cloud For 3D CAD

    January 30, 2019

    When I saw an article request come across for the top five reasons to use the cloud for 3D CAD, I snagged it before it could be distributed. This is something that has always fascinated me and I’m often wondering why the design world, the world in which I live, has been so slow to adopt it. I use Netsuite, Office 365, Gmail, Amazon, Netflix, Pokémon Go and Fortnite almost daily but anytime I want to design, I’m sitting behind my laptop working locally. Here are my personal top five, of many, reasons to move the design to the cloud.