Subdivision modeling is a completely different workflow from your typical CAD with parametric dimensions and history-based feature trees. In this tutorial, I will walk through the steps of designing a new handle using sub-d designing in xShape from start to end.
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April 14, 2022
I think I can speak for everyone when I say it has been a pleasure to watch the additive manufacturing industry grow from simple concepts and ideation in the early 1980’s to the accurate high speed production level workhorses we see before us today. The innovations that brought us here did not simply happen overnight nor in one single solitary place, which is why the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) is such a significant event. It provides a platform for all the smart and talented individuals that both contribute to and consume in the additive manufacturing industry to come together to teach, learn and collaborate with peers and colleagues.
Everybody knows the importance of training. When you take on a new task, you need to learn the ins and outs of that new job. The same is true for becoming a SOLIDWORKS PDM administrator. It’s true, you can find a lot of resources online, and there is a PDM Administration PDF that you can look at that can give you direction, however, nothing quite matches getting trained to be your company’s PDM Administrator from someone who knows the product through and through. With that in mind, I thought I’d take a moment to tell you five things that have stuck with me as favorites from the PDM Administration course, both taking and teaching it.
April 8, 2022
FDM machines utilize real thermoplastic resins, real strong, tough materials for real applications. FDM technology is a premier choice for creating complicated parts that need to stand up to repeated use, drilling, tapping and getting banged up. All the examples in the video below revolve around FDM 3D printing technologies.
It is no secret that additive manufacturing is becoming a quintessential practice amongst manufacturers, engineers and designers alike, especially as the fragility of supply chains becomes so abundantly clear.
“3DEXPERIENCE on the cloud provides you with a complete suite of industry-leading solutions which gives you everything you'll need to bring your idea to reality, including design & engineering, manufacturing & production, simulation, governance & collaboration.” - Dassault Systèmes
The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform from Dassault Systèmes is a cloud-based collaborative environment built with design teams in mind. The Platform is an interconnected online ecosystem where your data management, collaboration and design tools are all housed in one common interface. The Platform hosts a portfolio of enterprise-class technologies including: SOLIDWORKS, CATIA, SIMULIA, DELMIA, and ENOVIA. In this article we will take a closer look at a few key traits of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.
The future of design on the cloud was a big focus of 3DEXPERIENCE World 2022. When you have traditional desktop SOLIDWORKS this seems a long way off and difficult to achieve. It is easier than it appears, and we will describe below how to take the first steps in connecting SOLIDWORKS Desktop with the cloud using the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.
Hole-filling is good practice when creating a good-looking mesh. It's essential for 3D printing because, without a "watertight" mesh, the printing software won't know what to print. For reverse engineering, some holes are ok if you have sufficient data to extract the geometry you need. For quality control or inspection scanning, hole filling is usually not appropriate. You don't want to inspect something that doesn't accurately represent the part. In this video, I will walk through the different hole-filling options we have in Artec Studio.
March 31, 2022