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    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

    SOLIDWORKS 2022: Tips For a Successful Upgrade

    October 4, 2021

    As the temperature beings to cool and the leaves start to change colors, people look forward to sweaters, hot cups of tea, and Thanksgiving food. What if I told you there was one more thing to be excited for as summer starts to wind down? Here at TriMech, the thing that we’re most excited about is the release of SOLIDWORKS 2022! If you are like us, you probably can’t wait to start downloading and checking all the great new features added in this year’s release. However, before you jump right into the new release, make sure you read below to review some of our tips for a successful upgrade.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Industry News

    SOLIDWORKS 2022 Live Launch (Recap)

    September 20, 2021

    SOLIDWORKS 2022 has been revealed and at the annual live streaming event, hosted by Dassault Systèmes, we got the first public look at the significant enhancements that have been introduced in this upgrade. Among them are evolutions in assembly performance, graphics responsiveness, drawing detailing and new design capabilities that allow more flexibility and faster workflows. As always, there is a lot to unpack and understand and we're here to help! If you missed the live presentation from SOLIDWORKS, we have our short recap video below along with a multitude of resources, all in one place, so that you can get up to date quickly!

    SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, 3D CAD, 3DEXPERIENCE

    Nonlinear Impact Analysis using Cloud-based Simulations

    August 25, 2021

    Structural Mechanics Engineer (SME) is a comprehensive structural simulation SaaS (software as a service) solution on the 3DEXPERIENCE cloud-based platform. Powered by the market leader, Abaqus solver (finite element analysis) technology, SME can solve sophisticated structural and dynamics problems with higher fidelity.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

    SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Should I Buy, Outsource or Both?

    August 18, 2021

    SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation is an extremely powerful tool. It puts the power of Computations Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in the hands of the designers and engineers who are responsible for developing products and components, allowing them to test their product’s fluid flow and thermal performance early in the design phase. Changes made here are far less costly than changes made after the prototype or final product is produced.

    If you are reading this, then it is likely that you are considering adding Flow Simulation to your design tools. It is not an insignificant investment, so you want to make sure it’s the right fit for you and your organization. I want to provide some guidance to help you make that decision.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

    Hidden Gems in SOLIDWORKS 2021 and Later

    August 9, 2021

    Each year at TriMech, we painstakingly review each of the new SOLIDWORKS features and enhancements that are delivered with the latest release. We read through the documentation and pick out the best content so you don’t have to! Earlier this year, TriMech released the ‘Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021’ to share a portion of these improvements, but there are a few more hidden gems in 2021 that you should know about! This blog will review some of the lesser-known enhancements released with SOLIDWORKS 2021.

    3D CAD, 3D Printing, Tech Tips

    Understanding Your 3D File Formats

    August 2, 2021

    Have you ever wondered why there are different types of 3D printer file formats? Well, these various formats carry the encoded information that includes geometry, texture, color, transparency and more. The format dictates the variety of the information available and makes it possible for 3D printers to read. However, there are quite a few to choose from. Today I am going to share with you which ones are the most common and what information they carry to help you determine what will be the best fit for your 3D printing project. 

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

    Topology Optimization: Modeling

    July 27, 2021

    Topology Optimization is key if you are looking for a better way to design a model that meets all goals efficiently, looks aesthetically pleasing and comes in under budget. This blog article covers modeling tools and is the third and final entry in a series of blog articles covering a practical workflow and best practices for using the Topology Optimization module within SOLIDWORKS Simulation.

    In case you missed the first two:
    >> Part 1: Topology Optimization: Introduction to Part Creation
    >> Part 2: Topology Optimization: Simulation

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

    Topology Optimization: Simulation

    June 23, 2021

    Topology Optimization is key if you are looking for a better way to design a model that meets all goals efficiently, looks aesthetically pleasing and comes in under budget. In this second installment of our series on this topic, we will be studying how the simulation stage, where we create a topology optimization study, plays a critical role in creating successful modeling results. 

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

    Topology Optimization: Introduction to Part Creation

    May 26, 2021

    Like many engineers, I often wonder if there is a better way to accomplish the tasks I am working on and how I might design a model that meets all the requirements more efficiently. One of the many ways you can pursue this quality of work is through topology optimization.

    You may have seen components of products that you use every day that has material removed and holes in very strategic locations, or you may have noticed thickened and buffeted regions with greater structural strength. These parts tend to look incredibly organic and natural, so it begs the question, how did this get designed?

    The answer is topology optimization!