SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, PDM

    Using PDM Integrated Revision Tables

    May 29, 2020

    SOLIDWORKS is updated every year to provide users with the best experience and tools. Revision table support was introduced in SOLIDWORKS PDM with the release of SOLIDWORKS 2018. In this blog article, we look at how to use integrated revision tables and how to take advantage of this feature as you manage data across your company.

    3D Printing, PolyJet Technology, 3D Printing Materials, Video Tech Tips for 3D Printing

    Adding Color to PolyJet Printed Models Using SOLIDWORKS

    May 26, 2020

    When creating multiple iterations of a part, it can be helpful to apply a label for identification purposes. Using SOLIDWORKS, we can apply a label to our part with color and finish, then transfer those settings directly to our printer software for 3D printing on our Stratasys PolyJet machine.

    SOLIDWORKS, Electrical Design

    Importing Legacy Designs into SOLIDWORKS Electrical

    May 25, 2020

    With SOLIDWORKS Electrical, design engineers have the ability to import DWG or DXF legacy designs from another electrical CAD tool. The software contains 2D drafting tools that allow for the editing of electrical drawings. With SOLIDWORKS Electrical, engineers can reduce design time. In this article, I show you how to import legacy designs into SOLIDWORKS Electrical.

    SOLIDWORKS, CAM

    How To Choose The Right CAM Software Package

    May 22, 2020

    TriMech carries many solutions to fit your Computer Aided Machining (CAM) and CNC needs. Our products include SOLIDWORKS CAM and CAMWorks. TriMech is happy to be a reseller for both, offering different CAM solutions to our clients. How do you know which packages and options are best for you? There are several things that can be helpful in determining what might be a good fit.

    Stratasys, PolyJet Technology, Education

    How 3D Printing is Changing the Fashion Industry

    May 21, 2020

    Technological advancements in 3D printing and scanning have opened up so many possibilities to revolutionize the fashion industry. Stratasys has teamed up with innovative designers to produce 3D printed clothing that goes beyond traditional fabrics. They unveiled a major breakthrough with flexibility, customization and replication of any color. 

    Stratasys, MakerBot, 3D Printing Materials

    Introducing the MakerBot Method: Carbon Fiber Edition

    May 20, 2020

    Since the launch of the METHOD platform, MakerBot has been expanding the material capabilities of their METHOD and METHOD X 3D printers. This week, they announced the newest addition to enhance the METHOD platform; a composite carbon fiber extruder that further expands the printers' production range so that it can now create stronger and lighter parts with carbon fiber-infused composite material.

    3D Printing, PolyJet Technology, FDM Technology, 3D Printing Materials, Post-Processing

    Surface Finishing Using SRF Technology

    May 19, 2020

    Support removal and surface finishing are very important final steps to completing the perfect part. These final steps come with variables that could damage your print if not handled properly. One type of surface finishing is Suspended Rotational Force (SRF) which brings hands-free and reliable surface finishing that eliminates the variables that could lead to damaged parts. Let's dive into this surface finishing technology and how it will make a difference in finishing your parts.

    SOLIDWORKS, Training

    How SOLIDWORKS Subscribers can Get Certified for Free

    May 18, 2020

    Setting yourself apart from your peers in today's engineering atmosphere is a competitive advantage. There are different SOLIDWORKS certifications available to demonstrate your experience and knowledge of the software. Did you know that you can receive one free core Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) or Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP), one Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced (CSWPA) certification and one free specialty exam voucher for every seat of SOLIDWORKS on a subscription? Let's look at how you can find these certifications within your license.

    Stratasys, PolyJet Technology, Medical, Client Stories

    Biomechanically Accurate Models at the Jacobs Institute with the J750 DAP

    May 15, 2020

    This week's Product Story showcases biomechanically accurate models that are 3D printed using the J750 Digital Anatomy Printer at the Jacobs Institute. 

    The Jacobs Institute specializes in collaborating with industry and physicians to drive innovation. They teamed up with Stratasys to make the idea of creating anatomical models that represent the actual look and feel of tissue become a reality. The goal was to provide an alternative to cadavers and animal studies while still providing specific pathologies to practice procedures.

    3D Printing, GrabCAD Print, Video Tech Tips for 3D Printing

    Troubleshooting Thin Prints With GrabCAD

    May 12, 2020

    When 3D printing, you can sometimes run into issues trying to work with extremely thin features. Most of the time, good design practices can help to fix these issues. Two GrabCAD tools, the Thick and Thin Wall command and the Variable Width Fill command aid in resolving these issues more efficiently, leaving you with a sturdy, high-quality design.
    In this video, Application Engineer Ricky Shannon demonstrates just how to utilize these built-in tools on a multi-bodied SOLIDWORKS part using a straight 3D CAD file.

    SOLIDWORKS, Visualize

    MDL Materials in SOLIDWORKS Visualize

    May 11, 2020

    SOLIDWORKS Visualize has a great selection of material appearances right out of the box. It allows users to improve upon the standard SOLIDWORKS appearances and make their renderings look amazing. More choices are never a bad thing, and in 2019, SOLIDWORKS added support for NVIDIA MDL materials to SOLIDWORKS Visualize.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

    Understanding SOLIDWORKS Toolbox and Smart Part

    May 8, 2020

    SOLIDWORKS Toolbox is a library of fasteners and supplier standard components, fully integrated into SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium. It provides easy access to your frequently used parts and the ability to customize to your companies standards.