SOLIDWORKS, 3DEXPERIENCE

    A TriMech Cloud Primer: 3DEXPERIENCE Explained

    February 3, 2020

    In this digital age, customers are more informed about the products they buy than ever before, resulting in the desire for a more memorable experience. Everything from the opening of the packaging, to where suppliers source their materials and even a sustainable disposal plan, are now factors that impact consumer decisions. Consumers not only want to be sold to, but they want to influence their manufacturers to help shape their own experience.

    SOLIDWORKS, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2020

    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2020: Mixed Mesh Quality

    January 31, 2020

    Mixed mesh quality could be the most impactful addition to the Simulation toolset in many years. It enables you to specify areas of your model where you need accuracy and areas where you can save time. In other words, you can have accuracy and time savings all in one simulation. This is possible because you can use both high-quality and draft-quality elements in the same model. This is a game changer for simulation, you no longer have to decide between what you want to draft or high-quality elements because you can have both. 

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

    3D Printing Composite Materials: PolyJet Technology

    January 28, 2020

    PolyJet technology uses resins that are dispensed onto a build tray in very small droplets and cured between passes with ultraviolet light in order to create a 3D shape or shapes. PolyJet 3D printers use this process to create parts with a high level of detail and realism because they can print in multiple materials/colors at once and at a higher resolution than other print technology like Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF). Stratasys PolyJet machines can blend anywhere from two to six resins in order to obtain features like soft touch points and full range of color in a single printed part. This makes the technology very attractive for multiple industries when needing to create realistic prototypes and tactile end-use-parts. In this blog article, we highlight some of the most common blends of these composite or "digital" materials and how they are made.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

    Why and How to Link Dimensions in SOLIDWORKS

    January 27, 2020

    Have you ever wanted to change several design parameters with one action? Linking dimensions in SOLIDWORKS reduces design time by allowing variable change simultaneously. This means that if you change one dimension, any other dimensions that are synchronized will be changed as well. There are two ways to go about this: Link Values and Global Variables.

    3D Printing, Stratasys

    Stratasys Product Launches for 2020 "Revealed"

    January 24, 2020

    For thirty years, Stratasys has been the world's leading 3D printing company, empowering global business to innovate in their designs and manufacturing processes. In 2019, Stratasys launched new products and materials that continue to make an impact across different industries. This past week, TriMech employees attended Impact 2020, the event that Stratasys organizes for all partners. Here's a look at what we can actually reveal!

    SOLIDWORKS, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2020

    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2020: Better Structure System

    January 24, 2020

    The structure system tool was introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2019. It was one of our favorite enhancements last year, because it enabled users to create weldments by using easy geometry like planes and axes, without the hassle of a 3D sketch. Now in SOLIDWORKS 2020, it got some added features that make it an extremely useful tool for anyone designing weldment structures.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3DEXPERIENCE

    Solving Communication Breakdown - Part Two: Cloud Power

    January 21, 2020

    What if you, your team and your clients had instant access to all aspects of your product in a single location? How about having an environment where everyone could be included in brainstorming sessions, provide and receive constructive criticism, effectively manage people and resources and create and validate innovative products? What if you could offer more than just a conference call and a SharePoint site so that no one was ever left out, whether they’re at their desk or in the field? Enabling internal and external users to come together in real-time for the product’s entire life cycle is probably the most significant step in resolving breaks in communication and this is possible by leveraging cloud technology.

    SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, 3D CAD, Technical Communication

    Solving Communication Breakdown - Part One: Integration

    January 20, 2020

    “This is how we’ve always done it.”

    Your current process might have helped define your success years ago, but is it honestly still relevant in today’s global and more technology-empowered competitive landscape? How much time and effort could you save by taking a fresh look at something as simple as communication between your product development teams? A lot, as it turns out!

    SOLIDWORKS, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2020

    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2020: G3 Continuity

    January 17, 2020

    It has been described as the holy grail of spline continuity. Maybe that’s an overstatement, but many designers have been waiting a very long time for the ability to add G3 continuity to line segments. Now with SOLIDWORKS 2020, you can create accurate Class-A surfaces with the G3 connection. A G3 connection describes the intersection of two curves. The G3 relation at this point forms the smoothest transition between the line segments; it’s a must-have for anyone creating class-A surfaces..

    3D Printing, 3D Scanning, Education

    Surprising Ways an Architecture Department can Use 3D Printing

    January 14, 2020

    3D printing is becoming the norm in terms of prototyping for the manufacturing industry. The ability to create functional designs and even manufacture parts in a fraction of the time it would take by using traditional methods is astounding. It isn’t just the manufacturing sector that is reaping these rewards.

    The education sectors are also seeing the benefits. These benefits spread across many different departments, but in this blog article, we look at how architecture departments in different schools are benefiting from 3D printing.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

    When Do I Need FeatureWorks?

    January 13, 2020

    FeatureWorks is a SOLIDWORKS Standard, Professional and Premium add-on that allows engineers and designers to directly interact with and edit imported part data in a SOLIDWORKS part file. Imported models, or “dumb solids”, become useable parts within the SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD environment.

    SOLIDWORKS, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2020

    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2020: Detailing Mode

    January 10, 2020

    Detailing mode for drawings is one of the most anticipated and useful enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2020. Think of it as a large design review, but instead of being for assemblies, it’s for drawings. It’s a much-needed performance boost to 2D drawings. Now with SOLIDWORKS 2020, you can take your drawing performance to the next level with detailing mode, which enables you to open massive drawings in seconds regardless of their size and complexity. The model does not get loaded, but the drawing views are intact, so there is no loss of detail. In this blog article, we take a look at this top feature in SOLIDWORKS 2020.