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    SOLIDWORKS, Electrical Design

    Building Your Electrical Parts Library: Organization

    June 19, 2020

    As we've been exploring how to build a better electrical parts library in SOLIDWORKS Electrical, we've looked at set up of libraries, classification and how to import external or custom data. Having all your project-specific or company-specific data in one place helps you speed up your design process and also makes it easier to have access to all your part details. But how do you stay in control of who views or edits your libraries? How can you keep them organized? In part three of this series, we walk through the steps to relocate data within libraries, delete certain data and manage access permissions.

    SOLIDWORKS, Electrical Design

    Building Your Electrical Parts Library: Importing Data

    June 18, 2020

    SOLIDWORKS Electrical comes with a huge default library of common parts right out of the box, which is very helpful in getting started right away. However, there could come a time where you will need to expand this library with more parts that better fit your project needs. Fortunately, there are different import options that allow you to easily add data to your SOLIDWORKS Electrical libraries. In this article, we will go over how to download, import and manually enter new part data.

    SOLIDWORKS, Electrical Design

    Building Your Electrical Parts Library: Classifications

    June 17, 2020

    SOLIDWORKS Electrical uses libraries to keep data in a centralized area for access during the design process. It will assist with keeping data organized and aids designers when searching for a specific piece of data. One of the great things about this software is that SOLIDWORKS has a database of over half a million manufacturing parts for you to use when designing so you can shrink development time by reusing many common circuits and symbols without having to add them from scratch each time. In part one of this new series, we go over how to set up your libraries and classifications to hold all this data.

    3D Printing, PolyJet Technology, Medical, 3D Printing Materials

    Surprising Ways a Healthcare Department Can Use 3D Printing

    June 15, 2020

    3D printing has been in use in the medical industry for years. Most people have seen prosthetics that have been 3D printed. Whether it is a prosthetic for cosmetic purposes or a functioning limb, 3D printing has made these easier and quicker to get and coupled with 3D scanning technology, these prosthetics can also be custom tailored to each individual. This is all great and exciting and ultimately 3D printing will continue to advance prosthetic development. In addition to prosthetics, there are other ways in which 3D printing is changing the healthcare industry. In this article, we look at some of those advancements and how medical professionals and patients are benefiting from them.

    Technical Communication

    Should I Change from AutoCAD to DraftSight?

    June 12, 2020

    For some, working in AutoCAD feels like a comfortable, well-worn glove. The menu layout, the command line, the color scheme and all the customized buttons and LISP routines you’ve painstakingly created over the years combine to form a cozy, familiar environment you’re more than a little reluctant to leave behind. Let me tell you, I’ve been there. For more than twenty-seven years, I used AutoCAD but it was time to change, so I switched to DraftSight and have never looked back. In this article, I’m going to talk about the features I discovered that made me switch from AutoCAD to DraftSight and why I think you should too.

    3D Printing, PolyJet Technology, 3D Printing Materials, Video Tech Tips for 3D Printing

    Polishing PolyJet 3D Printed Parts

    June 9, 2020

    Stratasys’ PolyJet 3D printing technology can produce some amazingly detailed parts that can mimic a wide range of rigid and flexible materials – even full-color and transparent parts. With some simple post-printing steps it is easy to obtain a stunning high gloss finish on even the matte surfaces of PolyJet parts. In a previous overview, we showed you how to clear coat complex shaped parts to obtain a gloss surface without any sanding or polishing. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create high gloss, even optically clear finishes, on parts the old fashioned way, with some elbow grease.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3DEXPERIENCE

    TriMech Cloud Primer 101: Location Freedom

    June 8, 2020

    Now more than ever, design teams are looking for the best ways to stay connected to ensure seamless interactions between different areas of their organization. From idea creation and product design to social collaboration and data management, there are many software solutions that could be used in each step of the process. But with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, all the best tools are incorporated in one interconnected, cloud-based ecosystem.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

    When Do I Need SOLIDWORKS Routing?

    June 5, 2020

    Routing is an add-in to SOLIDWORKS Premium that allows engineers and designers to create routed systems easily and automatically. Through Routing, you can generate wire, harness, cable and conduit designs and drawings to take advantage of cut lists and complete bills of materials (BOMs) and speed up their manufacturing process.

    3D CAD, 3D Printing, Client Stories, Engineering Services

    Ben Bronz Academy Assisted Learning Device

    June 4, 2020

    TriMech is fortunate to work with clients from Maine to Florida and out to Arkansas, offering a range of engineering solutions. This week's client story showcases how TriMech's Project Engineering Group helped the Ben Bronz Academy with their keyboard devices.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, PolyJet Technology

    PANTONE Validated 3D Printing with PolyJet Technology

    June 2, 2020

    Gone are the days of simple monochromatic 3D printing. Now, more than ever, we need a single language to connect product designers to model makers to ensure that prototypes look just as they were intended, and the PANTONE color scheme is the key for creating products and prototypes with 100% color specificity! This allows manufacturers to visualize the exact color of their products or prototypes, and to match their colors to brand or product guidelines as needed. For the past decade, we have seen how the 3D printing industry has evolved to full and multi-color printing and how today, there are multiple PolyJet 3D printers capable of creating full-color, high-accuracy parts with the PANTONE colors. In this article, we explore the different PolyJet 3D printers that can print using the PANTONE matching system (PMS).

    Engineering Services

    Five Ways TriMech Can Be Your Backup Engineering Resource

    June 1, 2020

    TriMech’s Project Engineering Group (PEG) is a flexible team of knowledgeable and experienced engineers with access to the latest tools in the market. No matter what stage of your engineering project you’re in, the PEG team is available. We can work with you from start to finish, or we can jump in to fill in the gaps that you need. In this article, we review some of the most common situations our clients come to us with, and how our team can help.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, PDM

    Using PDM Integrated Revision Tables

    May 29, 2020

    SOLIDWORKS is updated every year to provide users with the best experience and tools. Revision table support was introduced in SOLIDWORKS PDM with the release of SOLIDWORKS 2018. In this blog article, we look at how to use integrated revision tables and how to take advantage of this feature as you manage data across your company.