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    Tech Tips, 3DEXPERIENCE, video tech tips for 3dexperience

    Sub-D Designing in xShape from Start to Finish

    April 14, 2022

    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.

    TriMech News

    Three additive manufacturing trends from AMUGExpo

    April 13, 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. 


    My 5 favorite things in PDM training

    April 11, 2022

    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.  

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

    6 Advanced FDM 3D Printing Tips When Adding Metal Parts to Your Build

    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.

    3D Printing, 3D Printing Materials

    Top 5 industries for P3 technology

    April 6, 2022

    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.


    What is 3DEXPERIENCE?

    April 5, 2022

    “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.


    I have SOLIDWORKS Desktop, how do I get on the cloud?

    April 4, 2022

    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.

    3D CAD, 3D Scanning

    Hole Filling Options In Artec Studio

    April 1, 2022

    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.

    3D Scanning, Education

    3D printed replica whale bones used in stunning museum exhibits worldwide

    March 31, 2022

    Using an Artec Eva 3D scanner and the large-format Stratasys F900 3D printer, the team at Camosun Innovates is creating replica whale bones to fill in missing pieces of massive displays in museums across the world.