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    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

    How to Boost SOLIDWORKS Performance: System Environment

    January 26, 2021

    SOLIDWORKS is the leader in professional CAD modeling software and each year brings new features and capabilities to their suite of products. However, all that power can come at a cost in system performance, especially when working with large assemblies. The bright side is there are quite a few things you can do to help speed things up in your workflow besides drinking more coffee.

    In this first part of a two-part series, we’ll focus on the components and specs of your system environment that affects the performance of SOLIDWORKS on your machine. This includes improvements and tweaks to your computer’s hardware and software. The following installment will cover modeling techniques which yield better performance.

    SOLIDWORKS, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021

    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021: Color Picker

    January 25, 2021

    With every major release of SOLIDWORKS there’s enhancements both big and small. More often than not, it seems that the best enhancements aren’t epic new tools but rather welcomed improvements to core functionality. This is especially true with SOLIDWORKS 2021. Some of the most outstanding advancements come in the form of what we call modeling delighters – little software upgrades that amount to epic workflow gains.

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

    Know Your Materials: Agilus

    January 22, 2021

    If you’re looking to get more durable, tear-resistant prototypes that can stand up to repeated flexing, you can’t go wrong with Agilus. 3D-printable Agilus is a superior rubber-like PolyJet photopolymer family ideal for advanced design verification and rapid prototyping that can hit various levels of softness and hardness in the same print job without any assembly or having to swap materials during printing. 

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, 3D Scanning

    When Do I Need SOLIDWORKS ScanTo3D?

    January 20, 2021

    ScanTo3D is an add-in to SOLIDWORKS Standard, Professional and Premium that allows engineers and designers to use concept models, existing OEM parts or anatomical objects and easily convert these into SOLIDWORKS models. Plus, ScanTo3D can recognize analytic shapes, such as machined parts and consumer products, and can decompose and fit analytic or non-analytic surface types to the mesh.

    Client Stories, 3D Printing Materials, Post-Processing

    Enabling Scalability for FDM Additive Manufacturing

    January 19, 2021

    This week's Product Story showcases the Toro Company and the solution they used for rapidly increasing 3D print volume while reducing existing bottlenecks

    The Toro Company first implemented Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) in 2012 to prototype smaller product components in-house. This soon turned into a full additive manufacturing shop with six 3D printers on site so they could better serve their customers and expand their additive potential. However, with the rapidly increasing print volume there were post-processing bottlenecks that arose, so Toro turned to the PostProcess BASE support removal solution to more efficiently match throughput to demand. 

    SOLIDWORKS, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021

    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021: Command Manager

    January 18, 2021

    With SOLIDWORKS 2021 we welcome countless enhancements and additions to the SOLIDWORKS Software Suite. Some have an obvious impact on how you use SOLIDWORKS, whereas others are a bit more subtle. One such enhancement for SOLIDWORKS 2021 is the collapsible command manager (CommandManager) option. This seemingly small tweak to the user interface is truly a change made for the power-users and encourages others to use SOLIDWORKS more efficiently.

    Career Advice, Job Search & Interview Tips, Staffing Services

    What Recruiters Are Looking For: Soft Skills

    January 13, 2021

    Going through school, it seemed your grades were going to determine the kind of job you receive. But what are recruiters really looking for when they are hiring besides grades? Surprisingly, your GPA isn't top of mind for recruiters. Chances are they are more interested in your soft skillsSo, what are soft skills exactly and how can you best showcase them? 

    3D Printing, PolyJet Technology, GrabCAD Print

    A Closer Look at GrabCAD Voxel Print

    January 12, 2021

    When it comes to additive manufacturing there are many different types of technology that can be used. On the spectrum of 3D printing, voxel printing technology is probably as far away from filament strands and vats of goo as you can get. Voxel printing allows users to actually program the product material and its viscosity on a microscopic level. This results in both incredible control over color for visually stunning results and incredible control over material properties allowing for new and exciting composite materials. In this blog, we'll look at what Voxel printing is and how it is currently helping engineers who are embracing this technology.

    SOLIDWORKS, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021

    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021: R&D Performance

    January 11, 2021

    The best enhancement to SOLIDWORKS in the 2021 version is not a shiny new tool or flashy function you might use a half-dozen times. It is an overhauled foundation of the entire software for improved quality and performance. SOLIDWORKS 2021 is the result of years of R&D investments making this the best version of SOLIDWORKS we’ve ever seen. The 2021 version includes many great additions to the tools and features, but quality and performance make up 60% of the efforts for developing this update and it shows.