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    SOLIDWORKS, DriveWorks

    DriveWorks CPQ - Customize without Compromise

    April 27, 2022

    CPQ may be a term you have started to hear increasingly in the marketing and manufacturing world. The abbreviation CPQ stands for configure, price and quote.

    A CPQ system is a tool specifically designed to make these three functions easier, quicker and more efficient. With the rise of the digital age and industry 4.0, it makes sense that websites and digital selling have become a higher priority. While physically going into a store or business used to be the only way to make a purchase, today we can customize and buy just about anything online or through an app. Enter CPQ.

    3D Printing, PolyJet Technology, 3D Printing Materials

    Understanding the Potential of Additive Manufacturing - PolyJet

    April 26, 2022

    Additive manufacturing is widely used among many different industries with companies taking advantage of its many benefits. There are several additive manufacturing technologies including Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Stereolithography (SL), PolyJet, Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), Powder Bed Fusion, Programmable PhotoPolymerization (P3™), Selective Absorption Fusion (SAF) and more, each with advantages and disadvantages depending on the application. 

    3DEXPERIENCE

    Why choose 3DEXPERIENCE?

    April 25, 2022

    If your design team is considering implementing the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, there are a few key points to know. The Platform offers significant advantages including the flexibility of browser-based tools, the convenience of interconnected apps in one common interface and low IT overhead. Keep reading to find out why the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform may be a good fit for your team’s needs.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D Printing, Video Tech Tips for 3D Printing

    How Many Parts Will Fit on the Build Tray of a Stratasys 3D Printer?

    April 22, 2022

    Stratasys is constantly innovating and pushing the limits of creativity to bring the fastest, best, and overall highest performance 3D printers to market. In April 2020, they introduced the J55 3D printer with a revolutionary circular build plate that took the world by storm.

    Training, Client Stories

    Live online SOLIDWORKS training benefits engineering team at Measurand

    April 21, 2022

    Since 1993, Measurand of New Brunswick, Canada has been in the business of monitoring 3D shapes. In the early years, its team focused on motion capture for film and animation.

    In 2006, Measurand released its first ShapeArray™, a measuring instrument used to monitor deformation of soil under and around critical structures.

    Hiring & Recruitment Tips, Staffing Services

    The Futureproof Engineer

    April 21, 2022

    As technology continues to grow and change, so does the engineering field. Employers will be looking for new skill sets not previously expected in typical engineering positions. As these needs change, here are some things to look out for and add to your tool belt.

    3D Printing, 3D Printing Materials

    What is Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) And How Does It Work?

    April 20, 2022

    DMLS is a powder-bed fusion system utilizing the laser power as the heat source to melt a layer of evenly distributed metal powder. The laser is directed by a mirror to selectively scan over a path defined by the CAD file. The powder layer thickness can be adjusted and usually is set as 30, 60 or 90 microns. Once a layer is finished, the roller dispenses a fresh layer of powder and this cycle repeats until the part is fully printed.

    SOLIDWORKS, Electrical Design

    How to define a PLC in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

    April 19, 2022

    SOLIDWORKS Electrical is a great tool for designing electrical schematics in 2D and having it represented in our 3D SOLIDWORKS assemblies. We know that we can create 2D symbols of all different types of components including motors, resistors and terminal strips that also maintain associativity back to our component library. This library holds all sorts of information about the component including manufacturer, location and any other relevant data. A common question I receive from clients is: “I do a lot of electrical design using PLCs. Typically, I just draw boxes and type in any information I might need but this is very time consuming. Is this a better way?” Fortunately, SOLIDWORKS Electrical makes this process as seamless as adding in any other component.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3DEXPERIENCE

    Understanding 3D CAD in a Post-Pandemic World

    April 18, 2022

    When the pandemic hit, it turned our understanding of how a workforce operates on its head. In the past we might have been used to a huge office building full of employees all working in close proximity to each other. However, in a post-pandemic world we are seeing a predominantly remote workforce that seems more connected than ever. Fortunately, the flexibility with our design tools has allowed the shift from in-person to primarily remote happen seamlessly.