By now you’ve probably seen the headlines of the great new enhancements to SOLIDWORKS with the latest release – SOLIDWORKS 2020. Sure, there are some real game-changing additions to the toolset, like envelope publisher, detailing mode for drawings and G3 continuity to name a few. But with countless enhancements and hundreds of pages of release notes, there are some that don’t get as much attention but are still welcomed additions to SOLIDWORKS. Here are the top enhancements you might have missed in SOLIDWORKS 2020. It’s the low-key features we’re sure you’ll be excited to use as soon as you get your hands on SOLIDWORKS 2020.
October 18, 2019
SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium enables you to virtually test real-life scenarios more accurately. It provides you with a wide variety of material models for nonlinear analyses. Elastomers such as rubber, neoprene etc. are materials that go through large deformation very rapidly with relatively a low value of stress or applied load. In this article, we go over the different hyper elasticity material models available in SOLIDWORKS Simulation and how to use them to work with these types of materials.
October 15, 2019
Stratasys announces the newest member to their J-series of PolyJet 3D printers: the Stratasys J750 Digital Anatomy Printer (DAP). This latest addition combines the outstanding realism of the popular J750 with anatomical simulation that is so life-like it can replace actual cadaver parts for practice and study. With hundreds of anatomical presets to choose from, this advancement allows you to practice procedures at 70% of the cost of cadavers and other medical models. The J750 DAP is the only printer today able to produce full-color, multi-material, textured models in a single print on a production scale.
Product Story: Manufacturing Floor Uses 3D Printed Metal Jigs and Tools to Operate at Full Efficiency
October 14, 2019
This week's Product Story showcases Alpha Precision Group and their use of the Desktop Metal Studio System+.
Alpha Precision Group (APG) uses Desktop Metal's Studio System+ to produce a wide variety of parts including jigs, fixtures and end of arm tooling to help their manufacturing floor operate at full efficiency.
October 11, 2019
Do you work with living hinges? If you’re in the consumer products space, it's likely that’s a “yes.” A living hinge is simply a one-piece hinge—just a thin, flexible piece made from the same material as the rigid components it connects. Living hinges are found in plastic packaging, dispensing caps, thermoformed clam shell packaging and more. Manufacturing guidelines are easy to obtain for a variety of use cases.
Struggling with getting your designs out on a deadline? Getting tired of using the same time-consuming 3D CAD tool workarounds to get the results you need? In this blog article, we go over the most important points you need to know about changing your 3D CAD platform, how to make the case for the switch, and why we believe SOLIDWORKS is the best choice on the market.
There are plenty of 2D CAD packages out there and determining which one is right for you can sometimes be tricky. Maybe you are exploring switching your 2D CAD platform or are purchasing one for the first time. There are several factors to consider before deciding. Let’s dive in and look at some of the key features when comparing 2D CAD options.
October 4, 2019
Manufacturing Day is celebrated every year on the first Friday of October, this year falling on October 4th. It is a day to boast the amazing and valuable work that is created in America’s manufacturing and fabrication sectors and to change the public perspective on what it means to have a career in manufacturing.
Summer is coming to an end, the smell of pumpkin spice floats through the air, glints of orange and gold dance in the trees. Only one thing could make this fall more perfect, a new version of SOLIDWORKS to play with! That’s right folks it’s update season and there are a few things you should check to make sure your transition to SOLIDWORKS 2020 is smooth and easy. Let’s go over the key points to help you have the best experience when upgrading to SOLIDWORKS 2020.
September 30, 2019
For mechanical designers, SOLIDWORKS Electrical is the yin to their yang. In one cohesive environment, Electrical CAD (ECAD) and Mechanical CAD (MCAD) designers can work side by side, innovating easier and getting their designs out the door faster than ever before. To all the MCAD guys and gals out there here’s why SOLIDWORKS Electrical is such a powerful tool that enables productivity and collaboration between you and your ECAD counterparts.
September 27, 2019
A 3D printer is only good if it's working, which is what the Stratasys F123 Series does day in and day out. From the steel box frame that helps maintain calibration to the precision temperature control that protects parts, while ensuring accuracy, the F123 Series is built to serve. It’s a smart business move as it delivers unparalleled performance and reliability year after year.
September 26, 2019
ULTEM is a thermoplastic material that is known for its high strength and heat-resistant properties. It is used in various industries ranging from aerospace to food production. There are many different types of ULTEM resin and each one comes with specific certifications and multiple grade options making it ideal for even the most complex and regulated projects.