3D CAD, Technical Communication

5 Reasons the Cloud is the Future for 3D CAD

February 8, 2019

We’ve looked at reasons to use the cloud, reasons to avoid the cloud, now let's take a look at the benefits from the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and see how they outweigh the reasons not to make the move to the cloud. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is geared and poised to make engineering in the cloud not only seamless but provides substantial benefits to the entire design process. Here are the five main reasons I think design in the cloud on this platform is the future:

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2019

Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2019: Measure Anywhere

February 8, 2019

Included in the SOLIDWORKS 2019 launch is the measure anywhere feature. This means you no longer have to exit a command before you can take measurements. Such seemingly small improvement is a big favorite among TriMech Application Engineers and considered a top reason to upgrade to SOLIDWORKS 2019.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Technical Communication

What is 3DEXPERIENCE?

February 7, 2019

You may have been seeing a compass icon in SOLIDWORKS videos, web pages and even in some of your design applications and wondering what it is or what it’s there for. Well, that compass represents the central navigation of the 3DEXPERIENCE “business experience” platform. In this blog, we are going to explore what that means and how SOLIDWORKS users can benefit from knowing how to use it.

3D Printing, Desktop Metal

Creating Bottle Openers With the Desktop Metal Studio System

February 5, 2019

Here at TriMech’s Connecticut office, we had been printing in 17-4 stainless steel using the Desktop Metal Studio Printer beta unit, but in December of 2018, we installed the complete Desktop Metal Studio System! Having the debinder and furnace in-house has really helped us speed up design time on our prototype sample parts.

Now, it’s time to unveil our first official TriMech branded sample part in 17-4 stainless steel from the Studio System, a metal bottle opener.

SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Electrical Design

Managing Heat in Modern Electronic Devices (Part 1)

February 4, 2019

“We have decided to halt production and sales of the [Modern Electronic Device] in order to consider our consumers’ safety first and foremost.”-Samsung.

After making this statement, Samsung was forced to recall 2.5 million devices already shipped or in consumers' hands. That is a position no company wants to be in, but the reality is that more and more companies, in order to compete, must keep up with the technological advances. Businesses and consumers are demanding more from the electronic devices they purchase.

In this two-part video series, we’ll demonstrate how simple validation tests can ensure your design is handling the thermal load properly and if not, how to make the necessary changes to dissipate heat and avoid critical temperatures, field failures and thermal runaway. 

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2019

Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2019: Interference Detection for Multi-Body Parts Modeling

February 1, 2019

SOLIDWORKS 2019 offers some incredible features. Today we'll go over one of the most important tools for avoiding potential manufacturing defects and mishaps: the interference detection tool. Until now, this tool was only available for Assemblies. This is great for most modeling workflows because it helped show potential collisions or interference in complicated assemblies, but it was also an important tool for multi-body parts and thanks to the 2019 upgrade we can now handle this.

3D CAD, Technical Communication

5 Reasons to Avoid the Cloud for 3D CAD

January 31, 2019

I recently created an article on the “Top 5 Reasons to Use the Cloud for 3D CAD.”  And in true engineer fashion, I made a list of pros and cons and wanted to follow it up with the top five reasons to avoid the cloud when working with CAD. The cloud is great for design and there are substantial benefits, however, there are some drawbacks and I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention them as well.

Simulation, 3D CAD, Technical Communication

5 Reasons to Use The Cloud For 3D CAD

January 30, 2019

When I saw an article request come across for the top five reasons to use the cloud for 3D CAD, I snagged it before it could be distributed. This is something that has always fascinated me and I’m often wondering why the design world, the world in which I live, has been so slow to adopt it. I use Netsuite, Office 365, Gmail, Amazon, Netflix, Pokémon Go and Fortnite almost daily but anytime I want to design, I’m sitting behind my laptop working locally. Here are my personal top five, of many, reasons to move the design to the cloud.

SOLIDWORKS, Events and Webinars, SOLIDWORKS World, SOLIDWORKS World 2019

Your Complete Guide To SOLIDWORKS World 2019

January 28, 2019

They say, "Everything's bigger in Texas," and SOLIDWORKS World 2019 is no exception! This year it kicks off on February 10th in Dallas, Texas, which means we're less than a month away and can't contain our excitement.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2019

Top 11 Featues in SOLIDWORKS 2019: Partial Fillet & Chamfers

January 25, 2019

Our third top new feature in SOLIDWORKS 2019 is the ability to add a partial fillet and chamfer. This was the enhancement that got the most cheer from a packed auditorium when it was previewed at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 in Los Angeles, and it’s easy to see why.

PolyJet Technology, Know Your Materials

Know Your Materials: Different Vero Options

January 22, 2019

Stratasys Vero PolyJet materials are photopolymers known and used for 3D printing parts that require smoothness and accuracy, and for their strength, stiffness and versatility. These materials are commonly used to 3D print prototypes that are as close as they can be to the final product.  Although they belong to the same family, not all of the Vero materials and types can be combined with each other. In this article we will quickly explore the complete Vero line of materials to better understand all the differences.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

5 Best SOLIDWORKS Tricks You Wish You Knew

January 21, 2019

This time of year is known for award shows, so we thought we’d jump into the mix and award the best TriMech Video Tech Tips for 2018. We had 52 amazing nominees, consisting of every Video Tech Tip we sent out in 2018. It’s a competitive field since these are published every week and each one was surely honored to be selected, produced and distributed for everyone to learn from. Voting was done by our TriMech Application Engineers with the criteria focused around which videos had the biggest impact on users. After we tallied all the votes we had our final top five Video Tech Tips!