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    SOLIDWORKS, Electrical Design

    Time Saving Feature: Electrical Application Settings for Remote Work

    August 4, 2021

    Like many of us, a lot of SOLIDWORKS Electrical users recently experienced the need for working remotely. Working remotely presents its challenges and we want to make sure you have the information you need so that you can transition comfortably into your remote workspace so you can successfully complete your tasks.


    Top 5 Favorite Tools in SOLIDWORKS PDM

    August 3, 2021

    SOLIDWORKS PDM is a phenomenal tool that can help you stay on top of your data. While using SOLIDWORKS PDM for storage of my files, or to show someone how to use PDM, I find myself using a few tools over and over. It is surprising to me how often our clients do not use these options, so I thought I’d share five of my favorites, and hopefully make your work a little easier.

    3D CAD, 3D Printing, Tech Tips

    Understanding Your 3D File Formats

    August 2, 2021

    Have you ever wondered why there are different types of 3D printer file formats? Well, these various formats carry the encoded information that includes geometry, texture, color, transparency and more. The format dictates the variety of the information available and makes it possible for 3D printers to read. However, there are quite a few to choose from. Today I am going to share with you which ones are the most common and what information they carry to help you determine what will be the best fit for your 3D printing project. 

    Hiring & Recruitment Tips, Staffing Services

    The Most Overlooked Aspect in Employer Branding

    July 28, 2021

    Building an attractive brand is a huge focus for companies. Brand building not only increases consumer awareness, it can also be used to share core values, giving the company an identity that can be connected with on a personal level. 

    But what if you are trying to attract quality employees? How does brand strategy fit in with recruiting? The rise of interactive social platforms has opened up opportunities for companies to enhance brand awareness. One of the easiest ways to appeal to candidates is by using these platforms. 


    Topology Optimization: Modeling

    July 27, 2021

    Topology Optimization is key if you are looking for a better way to design a model that meets all goals efficiently, looks aesthetically pleasing and comes in under budget. This blog article covers modeling tools and is the third and final entry in a series of blog articles covering a practical workflow and best practices for using the Topology Optimization module within SOLIDWORKS Simulation.

    In case you missed the first two:
    >> Part 1: Topology Optimization: Introduction to Part Creation
    >> Part 2: Topology Optimization: Simulation

    Engineering Services, 3DEXPERIENCE

    How to Leverage Industry 4.0: Cloud Computing

    July 26, 2021

    The road to the future is paved with Industry. As you take steps towards the future of your business, you’ll need to first recognize the foundation at your feet is Industry 4.0. We previously discussed "What is Industry 4.0 and Why Should You Care?" and today we're going to expand on that answer by taking a closer look at one of the key tenets of industry transformation: cloud computing technology.


    The Cutting Edge of Design - Part 13: Project Wrap-Up

    July 23, 2021

    We’ve come to the end of the carving knife project on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. With this project, we’ve used tools available in the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform to process a design change of a carving knife from a corded version to a cordless version. Here is a summary of the tools we used, and how we were able to use them.


    The Cutting Edge of Design - Part 12: Shop Floor Programmer for CAM

    July 22, 2021

    When a new product is developed, it is important to gain a clear understanding of how variables will impact production. Shop Floor Programmer helps us do that and is available inside of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. It includes 2.5 and 3 Axis Milling operations, kinematic machine simulation, 3 + 2 Machining and Probing.

    In the last blog, we discussed mold design. Today we are reviewing the features in Shop Floor Programmer that make it very easy to create the program for our carving knife handle as we program half of the mold for the handle that has been created.


    The Cutting Edge of Design - Part 11: Mold Design

    July 21, 2021

    Developing a tooling split can be an arduous process using lesser design tools. When using 3DEXPERIENCE, the workflow is very direct. With powerful mold tools built in, regardless of what access level you have in 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS, you can efficiently create a tooling split when building molds. With our carving knife handle, this is no exception.

    We reviewed the plastic injection process in our last installment. However, this part started in xShape and from that app we were able to streamline the creation of a very complicated shape. Today we are going to show how the mold tools can be easily utilized for functionality on this updated geometry.