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    3D Scanning, Aerospace Industry

    Using 3D Scanning in Space Travel

    February 10, 2021

    NASA has renewed determination to send humans further into space than we could have dreamed. They have developed advanced programs like the Orion capsule and the Space Launch System, but whatever the program the one key step in preparing astronauts for the journey is successful training. 

    NASA needed a way to scale down the cost and timing of traditional training while still maintaining its strict quality standards, especially when it involves the exploration of Mars. Mars is a long way away and missions are expected to last months, possibly years. NASA engineers recognized the advantages of immersive environment technology and began using it to create realistic training experiences while running a diverse range of simulations.

    3D CAD, Technical Communication, 3DEXPERIENCE

    Top 3 Reasons Why Cloud Integrations Fail

    February 9, 2021

    The adoption of cloud technology has provided many companies with better ways to communicate and collaborate in a more streamlined manner. This was especially important in 2020 when having a proper remote communication mechanism and data repository became a need rather than a want for many companies in order to adapt. With that said, integration with cloud products whether for file storage, communication, or even running native apps, isn’t for everyone. It’s important to understand why cloud integration may not be appropriate for your team, why some integrations fail and why the Dassault branded 3DEXPERIENCE platform could be a better solution.

    SOLIDWORKS, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021

    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021: Curved Edge Flange

    February 8, 2021

    As we look at all the great improvement to SOLIDWORKS 2021, it is hard to pick just one we like the most. When we asked the question: “What’s your favorite enhancement this year?” we get different answers from different industries. But one thing is clear, if you’re using the Sheet Metal Tools, then I’m pretty sure your favorite enhancement is the new curved edge flange tool.

    Tech Tips, Video Tech Tips for 3D Printing

    Upgrading Objet30 Pro or Prime to Run GrabCAD Print

    February 5, 2021

    Stratasys is committed to servicing and updating its existing platform. It’s one of the most prominent reasons they dominate the 3D printing industry. With the introduction of the new Objet30 V5 in late 2020 that included exciting new features, such as the ability to print in Vero DraftGrey and access to GrabCAD Print, Stratasys injected new life into the desktop PolyJet printing platform. These features have been included on the Objet 30 V5; however, Stratasys has made these features available to existing Objet 30 V3 customers with a SIMPLE and FREE update. Today we are going to take a quick look at the steps required to bring your Objet 30 V3 to the next level.

    3DEXPERIENCE

    Top 11 Features in the Latest 3DEXPERIENCE Update (R2021x FD04)

    February 3, 2021

    The 3DEXPERIENCE cloud platform has had some new features and enhancements that support you from start to finish as you design using this fully integrated process.  We recently reviewed the top features in the FD01, FD02 and FD03 updates. Now we are taking a look at the top 11 features in the newest update, R2021x FD04 to help you stay on top of your design game.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, PolyJet Technology

    Important Changes to the Stratasys Line of PolyJet 3D Printers

    February 2, 2021

    As the industry leader in 3D printing, Stratasys is always innovating to meet the current and future demands of the additive manufacturing industry. Sometimes this can lead to so many new product announcements in such a short time that it can be hard to keep track of all the changes, even when those changes are for the better. In this article, we are going to quickly summarize the most recent Stratasys updates, specifically with regards to their growing capabilities with PolyJet technology. 

    3D Printing, Stratasys, PolyJet Technology

    Stratasys Announces New J850 Pro

    February 2, 2021

    The new Stratasys J850 Pro PolyJet 3D printer is the latest machine variation in their popular and expanding J-series. What makes this entry unique is that it has been designed specifically to verify concepts quickly and cheaply through its efficient workflow with a wide range of materials (which the series is known for) but not to print realistic color. For a range of certain engineering-specific modeling applications, the resulting lower price-point and absence of "nice-to-have" color options, makes the J850 Pro a very attractive option for those looking to achieve faster product verification, increase their throughput and save valuable time.

    SOLIDWORKS, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021

    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021: Interference Detection

    February 1, 2021

    With a 3D modeling system like SOLIDWORKS, one of the most important benefits is the ability to see how components fit together. When done correctly, this practically eliminates costly manufacturing mistakes that happen when various elements interfere with one another. The interference detection capabilities of SOLIDWORKS has been a favorite of designers for decades. Now with the SOLDIWORKS 2021 release, interference detection has been greatly improved with the ability to export interferences to an easy to share Excel spreadsheet.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

    How to Boost SOLIDWORKS Performance: Modeling Techniques

    January 27, 2021

    In the first part of this series we looked at ways to get more out of your system by using approved hardware and advantageous software settings and options. SOLIDWORKS also has a number of features and options which can help you build more efficient models, and in return, put less strain on your machine’s processing power. It also provides methods of determining what features, or components, are consuming the most resources and lets us know what to focus on. Let’s take a look at some ways to build more streamlined models.