3D Printing

How to Stretch Your Dollar in Manufacturing with 3D Printing

June 2, 2017

Throughout your design cycle, there are several ways that additive manufacturing can save you time and money. More specifically, in this blog we show how you can stretch your dollar in manufacturing with 3D printing.

SOLIDWORKS, Visualize Features and Tips

Create Smooth VR Animations with SOLIDWORKS Visualize

June 1, 2017

In this blog, we show you how to create beautifully smooth animations in SOLIDWORKS Visualize, giving your designs the precise representation and attention to detail that they deserve. They can rotate as desired in a smooth animation that will showcase all angles of the design.

SOLIDWORKS, Events and Webinars

SOLIDWORKS Templates 101: Four-Part Webinar Series

May 31, 2017

This year at SOLIDWORKS World 2017, I presented on SOLIDWORKS Templates in one of the break-out training sessions. It was such a hit that we wanted to take the presentation one step further and break down SOLIDWORKS Templates into a four-part webinar series covering parts, assemblies, drawings and a recap of their relationship within SOLIDWORKS.

3D Printing, 3D Printing Materials, MakerBot

MakerBot Tough PLA: Living Hinges and Snap Fit

May 30, 2017

MakerBot Tough PLA is an amazing material that combines the low cost and ease-of-use that regular PLA offers with strength that is similar to (or in some situations better than) ABS. In this blog, we investigate one of those surprising situations by exploring Tough PLA and printed living hinges and cantilever snap fits.

SOLIDWORKS, PDM

Checking and Changing Your PDM License Type

May 25, 2017

In this blog, we answer two of the most frequently asked questions about SOLIDWORKS PDM license types: (1) How to change your PDM client license type (This was selected during your PDM client installation as either CAD Editor, Contributor or Viewer) and (2) How to check which version of PDM client you are currently running.

SOLIDWORKS, Visualize Features and Tips

Adjusting Camera Settings in SOLIDWORKS Visualize

May 24, 2017

In my last blog article, I showed how we could adjust the appearances on our rescue spreader to make it look more life-like in our final render. Let’s continue to work on those renders and add some dimension and drama with our camera settings in SOLIDWORKS Visualize.

3D Printing, Desktop Metal

Product Launch: Desktop Metal 3D Printers

May 22, 2017

TriMech has officially partnered with Desktop Metal, offering two, cost-effective metal 3D printing options. Be the first to see their Studio System and Prodution System™ in action by reading our blog:

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SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Training, Applications, Education

SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids: Introducing 3D Design to the Next Generation

May 19, 2017

More college graduates are well-versed in SOLIDWORKS than any other CAD system. SOLIDWORKS continues to lead the charge with a presence in a multitude of high schools and even some middle schools. Students are learning the skills necessary to lead the future of design.

But what about the younger generations? Their creativity seems to know no bounds. So what can we do to introduce them to 3D design and allow that creativity to flourish?

3D Printing, PolyJet Technology

How to Perform a Weight Test for a Stratasys Objet 3D Printer

May 18, 2017

Have you been noticing the print quality on your Stratasys Objet 3D printer diminishing? Are parts starting to look like they are melting or sinking? While this can be caused by a variety of complications, one of the most common solutions is a simple weight test calibration. In this blog, we explain the purpose of a weight test, signs your machine needs to be calibrated and how to perform a weight test for Stratasys Objet 3D printers.

TriMech News, Applications, Visualize Features and Tips

Q&A Chris Mowatt: Featuring Visualize

May 17, 2017

Our QA blog series looks at different members of our team and their perspective on the most current 3D printing and CAD technology. This month’s QA features Chris Mowatt and Visualize.

SOLIDWORKS, PDM

Accessing the Dedicated Search Tool in SOLIDWORKS PDM from the Desktop

May 17, 2017

Have you ever wondered if you can save the search tool to your desktop so that every time you want to access the dedicated search tool you don’t have to go into PDM first? Well, look no further; this document will describe the steps you can take to access the search tool as a shortcut from your desktop so that you can run searches quickly and effectively through your PDM vault. 

3D Scanning

Reverse Engineering with 3D Scanning

May 16, 2017

3D scanning is an increasingly popular technology, especially when it comes to reverse engineering. In this blog, I outline why 3D scanning solutions are making their way into companies, their relationship with reverse engineering and how you can incorporate this technology in your design workflow.