solidThinking, Simulation

More You Can Do With Altair Inspire Form

January 17, 2019

We introduced you to Altair Inspire Form and walked you through some of the steps of what you can do with the software in a previous blog. But, surprise! That's not all it's capable of! Find out how to load, prepare and set up models to perform formability, flatten and fit blank and nest blank tests.

GrabCAD Print, FDM Technology, PolyJet Technology, Stratasys, 3D Printing Materials

What's New With GrabCAD Print: Versions 1.24 & 1.25

January 16, 2019

Stratasys' GrabCAD Print is a sophisticated 3D printing app that allows designers and engineers to prepare, schedule and monitor 3D printing jobs. Since its release, GrabCAD has continued to make exciting updates to this software; and we will be updating you every other month on its new features – as we transition into 2019 there have been several major updates in GrabCAD Print with the release of versions 1.24 and 1.25 which we will highlight here.

Automotive, 3D Printing Materials, PolyJet Technology, 3D Printing, Stratasys

The Best Material for Automotive Lighting Covers: VeroVivid

January 15, 2019

Today I’d like to introduce some new 3D printing materials which take our prototype automotive lighting component printing capabilities to the next level: the VeroVivid Color Family.

SOLIDWORKS

What is Network Licensing?

January 14, 2019

Is your business growing exponentially? If so, you are probably thinking about getting more SOLIDWORKS licenses. But, did you know there's a way you could share licenses?

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

Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2019: 3D Textures

January 11, 2019

One of the most exciting new features of SOLIDWORKS 2019 is the addition of 3D textures. This new feature allows you to add complex and intricate geometry to your 3D CAD models in a few simple steps. 3D textures can add repeating geometric features to models in one simple step, such as dimples, knurls or textured patterns.

MakerBot, 3D Printing

Introducing the MakerBot Method

January 10, 2019

MakerBot Method is MakerBot's newest addition to their 3D printer portfolio. A pioneer in the professional segment category built with improved, patented industrial technologies from Stratasys®, combined with MakerBot's industry-leading accessibility and smart workflow features. Method will allow organizations to adopt 3D printing at a larger scale. Industrial designers and mechanical engineers will now be able to accelerate their innovation process and become more agile. Method is designed for professionals who need immediate access to a 3D printer in order to speed up their design cycles.

3D Printing Materials, 3D Printing, Desktop Metal, 3D CAD

5 Misconceptions of 3D Printing

January 8, 2019

We eat, sleep, breath and dream 3D printers. We're also well aware that we're not the norm and some people are just starting to learn about our obsession. As the printers gain popularity and start getting talked about more and more, we've noticed that there are a few misconceptions about the technology. Rather than turning a blind eye, we're taking a page out of the MythBusters' playbook and setting the record straight.

SOLIDWORKS, Flow Simulation, Simulation

Faster Results with Boundary Conditions

January 7, 2019

Symmetry and periodic boundary conditions in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation are used to reduce the size of the flow problem, thereby reducing analysis run time. Although these two computational domain boundary conditions are set up by editing the default computational domain, they both are very different.

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

New Blog Series: Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2019

January 4, 2019

The release of SOLIDWORKS 2019 provides many enhancements and improvements, most of which were created in response to requests from customers like yourself. These enhancements deliver improvements to existing products as well as introduce new functionality.

3D Scanning

3D Scanning Forensic Methods

January 2, 2019

Forensic teams have been documenting crime scenes with cameras for decades. They also use approximate measurement methods, such as a tape measure, that can only be performed at the crime scene. The 2D images that cameras generate, even with the highest quality, lack crucial data that only spatial relations between objects can create. These parameters can be of such critical value that they may determine whether the criminal justice system ends up prosecuting an innocent person and vindicating the offender. 3D scanners may be just what they need to change the outcome.

SOLIDWORKS

Database Server Replication with PDM Professional

December 31, 2018

With SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2017, a database server replication feature was introduced. To fully understand the benefits of this addition and why it is so significant, it’s imperative to have basic knowledge of the PDM server infrastructure and the “replication” concept. Will will explore all of these elements in this blog. 

PLM, SOLIDWORKS

Migrating from Vault (Autodesk PLM) to SOLIDWORKS

December 28, 2018

TriMech has developed a 12-phased approach to migrating data from one system to another. Typically, with PLM to PDM, we start off with a detailed analysis of the database. Then, we move on to the definition of what you are looking to do with your data. The complexity comes with all the features of a PLM system that a PDM system inherently does not have. Items, for instance, are records in the systems that may have a file, many files or no file associated with it. These have to be converted to a file-based system.  There are several other types of PLM features that will need to be addressed.