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    SOLIDWORKS, Simulation

    How to Leverage Industry 4.0: Simulation

    December 13, 2021

    To err is human. To err in a virtual environment early in the design process is intelligent. When design and manufacturing companies launch new or improved products, it’s difficult to always get it right the first time. It’s nearly impossible to get it perfect. Simulation, or virtual prototyping, is the most cost-effective way to transition a design to production and is a key technology to consider within Industry 4.0.

    Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing, Engineering Services, DELMIAWorks

    How to Leverage Industry 4.0: Internet of Things

    November 8, 2021

    This is not going to be an article that explains the traditional “Internet of Things” and gives examples of how just about anything and everything made these days is potentially connected to other devices and systems over the internet. We’re going to assume you’re familiar with the addition of sensors, software and technology to physical objects (the “things” in IoT) to facilitate the seamless communication of data. It’s essentially already ubiquitous at this point, right? Everything from household appliances to baby monitors and even things like deodorant is connected to the cloud. We're going to talk about why that matters.

    Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing, Engineering Services

    How to Leverage Industry 4.0: Additive Manufacturing

    October 25, 2021

    Over the last 10-15 years, perhaps no other emerging technology has gotten as much buzz as additive manufacturing (AM). Its initial, over-simplified, name is 3D printing and is known and understood at some level by people as early as grade school. Its rapid maturity (no pun intended), however, has placed it firmly at the leading edge of Industry 4.0 and is an important consideration for any business. In this article, we’ll forgo the usual explanations of the different technologies and how they work. We have a wealth of existing content to cover that, and it’s easily accessible through our past blogs, videos, and webinars. Instead, we will share exactly why you should consider this technology. 


    How to Leverage Industry 4.0: Integration

    October 6, 2021

    No one likes the feeling of being left behind, and no one likes the feeling of being left out of the loop. The two may sound similar but are actually different when you look a little closer at the effects. Being left behind means you missed out on the entire opportunity. You were close enough to consider an option that was being presented, but now it’s no longer available. Maybe you chose not to act or didn’t act fast enough. Being left out of the loop means you are part of the big group but unable to participate in the key parts. You’re close enough to the action to see it happening around you and just left to always react.

    In a business when parts of the company are left out of the loop it affects efficiency, speed, and ultimately inhibits the potential for growth. As part of Industry 4.0, the way to avoid it is through integration.


    Using Simulia Structural Simulation Engineer to Run a Snap Fit Analysis

    July 8, 2019

    SOLIDWORKS Simulation is one of the leading design analysis tools that brings the power of simulation into the SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD environment, to conduct design validation early in the design process. Ease of use and tight integration within CAD enables designers and engineers to run different types of simulation from linear static to nonlinear static to dynamic analyses. However, even with its extensive capabilities, there are situations where SOLIDWORKS Simulation needs a little extra help. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at one of these situations, running a snap fit analysis and will walk through assisting SOLIDWORKS Simulation with Simulia Structural Simulation Engineer (SSE).

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

    5 Best SOLIDWORKS Tricks You Wish You Knew

    January 21, 2019

    This time of year is known for award shows, so we thought we’d jump into the mix and award the best TriMech Video Tech Tips for 2018. We had 52 amazing nominees, consisting of every Video Tech Tip we sent out in 2018. It’s a competitive field since these are published every week and each one was surely honored to be selected, produced and distributed for everyone to learn from. Voting was done by our TriMech Application Engineers with the criteria focused around which videos had the biggest impact on users. After we tallied all the votes we had our final top five Video Tech Tips!

    Events and Webinars

    FAQ About SOLIDWORKS User and Training Conference: Concept2Design

    February 20, 2018

    The 17th annual SOLIDWORKS User and Training Conference: Concept2Design (C2D) is 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 conference or have attended a time or two, we have information about event history, guest speakers, breakout sessions and more.

    SOLIDWORKS, Events and Webinars

    SOLIDWORKS World 2018: Day 1 Recap

    February 4, 2018

    It's the moment we've all been waiting for: day one of SOLIDWORKS World 2018! After months of anticipation, here's a recap of Day 1 in Los Angeles, CA.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Events and Webinars

    Are You Ready For SOLIDWORKS 2016 Launch?

    September 8, 2015

    Every year, the 3D CAD world braces for the annual release of SOLIDWORKS, and I can understand why. In what has become the de facto tool for great engineering design, SOLIDWORKS builds on the last great version by listening to its users and adding enhancements that matter to them.

    It’s also a very exciting time for ModernTech and TriMech as we combine forces for 30+ launch events for our valued clients.