Our 3DEXPERIENCE platform circular saw project is over halfway done! At this point, the design for the rotating guard handle is complete, but we want to make a few modifications and create a drawing that can be shared with fabricators and other external members. Using the xDocument xApp for this, we will continue the work on a Macbook Pro because xApps don’t care what kind of computer we choose!
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September 8, 2021
One of the benefits of working in a connected design ecosystem like the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is having the ability to create, modify or update designs no matter where you are, as long as you have an internet connection. For this phase of our circular saw project, we are doing everything from the comfort of a hotel room, hundreds of miles away from the rest of our team members. Because the xMold xApp is accessible from a web browser, we can communicate seamlessly with the team and won’t miss a beat.
September 7, 2021
We are continuing with our 3DEXPERIENCE platform circular saw project by tackling the design of the base plate. The current design is fairly simple, consisting of a flat sheet metal plate. For the redesign, we are going to take advantage of some of the tools available inside of the xSheetMetal xApp in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to add some features and complexity to the part, while ensuring manufacturability.
September 6, 2021
In this part of our 3DEXPERIENCE platform circular saw project, we are designing the handgrip for the front of the saw. The handgrip needs to be ergonomic, and therefore will require the main grip body to be a smooth, organic shape. We will also need more rigid parametric features for the base, stem and mounting holes. So to accomplish all this we are going to utilize design tools from the 3D Sculptor Role (xShape) and 3D Creator Role (xDesign) to create our component. Let’s get started!
September 3, 2021
As we move further into our 3DEXPERIENCE design process for our circular saw project, we are now going to work with the mechanical design using xDesign. This 3DEXPERIENCE application (xApp) is a 3-dimensional parametric design tool that operates under the 3D Creator Role in the platform. Since the xApps don’t care what operating system is being used because they are cloud-powered, today’s walk-through will be done using a Macbook Pro. Traditional CAD environments require Windows as the operating system as most continue to use it. However, using this platform we are expanding our options and can use a number of operating systems to design, share and collaborate amongst our team.
September 2, 2021
The success of any project starts with a good plan and a team that understands what that plan is. In this second part of our cloud-based design series, we will cover how the Project Planning application on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform can assist us in ensuring the success of our projects through better data visibility, improved collaboration and purpose-built project management applications. With the right tools, your team can collaborate securely with a task-specific file repository, activity stream, real-time summary charts, real-time notifications, a schedule to help meet project constraints and resources and much more!
September 1, 2021
The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform is a place where everyone on your team can collaborate for successful design results. To help demonstrate this, we are going to walk you through a project where we will make various changes to a design and package it up to show stakeholders. Today, we are kicking it off by setting up our SWYM (Say What You Mean) Communities.
Think of a SWYM community as a message or project board. It is a place where the entire team, from concept to final production, can communicate on a project. Easily align sales, marketing, engineering, production, shipping, all to a common goal. Since SWYM communities are project boards within the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, they are geared toward a design environment. This makes them better suited as project boards than other tools available. Let’s get started!
September 1, 2021
As the workplace transitions to a remote setting naturally, or out of necessity, being connected with your team is more important than ever. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform offers a great solution for not only the CAD users on your team, but everyone that contributes to the project during its lifecycle.
In this multi-part video series, we will be walking you through the design completion and stake-holder presentation of a circular saw prototype using only a web browser and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. This will give you a great idea of how this tool can empower you and your team to create using a real-time ecosystem that connects people, ideas and data.
September 1, 2021
SOLIDWORKS 2022 is almost here, and we are excited about what the latest and greatest brings to the table. Stick with us, and we will make sure you get all the advancement details that go beyond SOLIDWORKS, including the latest in digital technology for 3D scanning, additive manufacturing and cloud collaboration!