SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, 3D CAD, 3D Scanning, Flow Simulation, Automotive

    Customizing a Thunder Roadster: Introduction

    May 10, 2019

    At TriMech, our engineers are always excited about the technologies that we offer our clients. From the latest in CAD changes to the newest advancements in additive manufacturing, our goal is to have the best technical staff available. One of the ways that we encourage their advancement is by embracing the use of technologies for personal experiences and professional development.

    During this multi-part video series, we are going to highlight one of our Senior Application Engineers, Ryan Zeck. Ryan has been racing since before he was nine years old and has always had a passion for going fast! So for this project we’ve given Ryan access to TriMech’s entire product portfolio to see how we can make his car go even faster. 

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

    Major Changes in DraftSight 2019

    May 8, 2019

    Since its first launch in 2010, DraftSight has been designed to help users create/edit DWG files with powerful CAD tools and functionality. This latest release incorporates survey feedback from millions of DraftSight users and adds the most asked-for capabilities and greater functionality. It also shuffles the deck with regards to the old product portfolio and reallocates both old and new features across a new streamlined suite of products. In this blog, we’re going to take a top-level look at these changes and the new normal for the DraftSight product line.

    3D Printing, FDM Technology

    SLS vs. FDM [Technology Review]

    May 7, 2019

    Choosing the right  3D printer for your prototypes or parts requires an understanding of the pros and cons of the different technologies available. Some 3D printers use technologies such as Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), a layer by layer technology using multiple filaments to create a structure, while others use Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), a laser powered technology that uses a single filament material to create sturdy structures. Both FDM and SLS could create a strong structure, but it is important to understand how each technology can impact your 3D printing process.

    SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Client Stories, 3DEXPERIENCE

    Product Story: SOLIDWORKS Helps ADMET Push the Limits of Simulated Material Testing

    May 2, 2019

    This week's Product Story showcases ADMET and their use of SOLIDWORKS and SIMULIA Structural Simulation Engineer (SSE).

    Over the past 25 years, ADMET has helped businesses around the world, across a wide spectrum of industries, solve their materials testing challenges. 

    Stratasys, Education

    5 Best Practices When Incorporating 3D Printing in the Classroom

    April 26, 2019

    Incorporating anything new into the curriculum can be daunting. 3D printing is becoming a necessary skill in tomorrow's workforce and it is crucial that students learn it in the classroom. Here are the best practices to ensure the transition is successful. 

    3D Printing, Stratasys, PolyJet Technology, Education

    3D Printing Meets Stop-Motion Animation

    April 12, 2019

    Today marks the release of the fifth movie from LAIKA studios “Missing Link.” This movie studio is known for their use of stop-motion animation in major feature films, but most don't know that they use PolyJet 3D printing technology in their production process.

    “It’s really kind of an insane process that we’re doing, where we’re taking 3D printing and we’re fusing it with this really old technique of stop-motion and replacement animation and forcing these two technologies and techniques together to come up with some amazing performances and amazing results,” said Brian McLean, Director of Rapid Prototype at LAIKA.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, FDM Technology

    Product Launch: New Stratasys F120 3D Printer

    April 2, 2019

    Stratasys announces the newest member to their growing F123 family: the Stratasys F120 bench-top FDM 3D printer. This latest addition makes the industrial 3D printing technologies of the most reliable printer series in the industry even more accessible to designing and engineering teams. The printer will be available at a significantly lower entry cost, all while keeping the build size the same and increasing material volume.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2019

    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2019: Better BOMs

    March 29, 2019

    SOLIDWORKS 2019 is full of countless enhancements for parts, assemblies and drawings. One of the biggest enhancements to drawings in this release was an improvement to Bills of Materials (BOMs). BOMs have grown to ubiquity over the years as they are used by almost every designer for nearly every single assembly. 

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Technical Communication, 3DEXPERIENCE

    Top 5 Apps Included in 3DEXPERIENCE

    March 25, 2019

    At its core, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is a collection of cloud-based software applications for 3D design, analysis, simulation and communication. It allows team members to be in the same environment looking at the same data and the same files in order to make changes and comments in real time. Just like with a smartphone, there are different applications available for the platform to customize the experience for your specific project needs. And since the platform is cloud-based, all of what we are about to talk about is accessible through a web browser, not a dedicated computer.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2019

    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2019: Geodesic Entities

    March 22, 2019

    SOLIDWORKS 2019 comes with dozens of features that expand on the robust toolset we have been using for decades. We're eager to share with you the newly expanded capabilities of the Offset on Surface tool which now includes Geodesic Entities. Through the offset on the surface command, you can now add an offset that is defined as either a geodesic offset or a Euclidean offset.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2019

    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2019: Touch Screen

    March 15, 2019

    SOLIDWORKS 2019 builds upon the ground-breaking touch modeling innovations introduced last year in SOLIDWORKS 2018 and offers even more enhancements for working on touch-enabled devices. There’s now a wealth of innovative new productivity enhancement that lets you take advantage of the latest cutting-edge hardware technology. 3D CAD modeling on a touch screen PC such as a Microsoft Surface or a Windows 10 PC is now even better. Currently, more entity types are supported when sketching with a pen or stylus, dimensions can be created by writing directly on thr screen and the intuitive touch-optimized environment supports even more everyday design workflows.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2019

    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2019: Section Slice

    March 8, 2019

    New to SOLIDWORKS 2019 is the slicing tool which creates 2D sketch sections at the intersection of geometry and a reference plane. It's extremely powerful because it can be used with traditional SOLIDWORKS geometry as well as mesh geometry and even graphics bodies.