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.
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February 9, 2021
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.
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.
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.
SOLIDWORKS clients often overlook the importance of having the correct hardware to support their new 3D CAD purchase. A common question we get asked is what should be considered before buying or upgrading equipment, so we thought it would be helpful to compile all the published system requirements along with our Engineering Team's recommendations in one place. Here is the information for this year's version of SOLIDWORKS as compared to last year.
December 22, 2020
It is a scientifically proven fact that playing with toys can improve your mood, so this holiday season I decided to play with the 3D printing “toys” I am lucky enough to have access to here at TriMech! A few years ago I was able to create some incredible Snowman Holiday Snow Globe Ornaments in full color plus clear (and they still adorn our Christmas Tree’s and desks at TriMech this time of year). Since then, Stratasys has added an incredible new machine to its lineup, as well as a wonderful new material, so I felt that this would be a great time to revisit that design and see what these advancements are capable of.
If you have been using SOLIDWORK Professional or Premium you may be wondering what that add-in “TOLAnalyst” is all about? Now you probably have already guessed that it’s to analyze tolerances as the name implies, but what is tolerance analysis and who should be using it? In this blog we’re going to answer both of these questions.
Thinking about SOLIDWORKS but aren’t sure if you’re ready to bite the bullet? There are multiple things to consider before purchasing a software as powerful as SOLIDWORKS, such as narrowing down the main reason your company could benefit from investing. Whether you are using free CAD or other 3D model software, it can be hard to determine if it is worth the move to SOLIDWORKS.
Check out these 5 signs that could mean you need to invest in SOLIDWORKS:
November 30, 2020
Our engineers are constantly learning, experimenting and discovering new ways to get things done better inside SOLIDWORKS. We want to share everything we've mastered and teach you real-world techniques that can be implemented immediately in your processes. This was the main idea behind our TriMech Tech Talks 2021 Engineer Insight, and now you can watch them on-demand!
November 23, 2020
Past SOLIDWORKS updates are the building blocks for all future improvements and feature additions. However, with all of the changes that are applied every year, it can be hard to remember and keep track of everything that has happened. What if there was a new feature you could be using right now, but it flew under your radar? To help with this, during our TriMech Tech Talks 2021 we provided a little refresher with four on-demand webinars focused on the progress and upgrades of previous SOLIDWORKS enhancements.
November 9, 2020
So many improvements in SOLIDWORKS 2021, so little time! With the vast amount of upgrades and additions they make each year, it can be overwhelming trying to sift through them all, and often, useful tools and changes are missed. To ensure you are getting the most of your software, we are providing eight on-demand webinars full of demonstrations, updates, explanations and explorations of SOLIDWORKS.
November 6, 2020
On my first day as an engineering student at Auburn University, I went to the engineering department head to ask a question about my schedule. Dr. B handed me a piece of paper, looked me in the eye and said, “Here is a list of every class you need to graduate. You’re an engineer, figure it out and don’t ever come to ask me about your schedule again.” Sounds harsh right? It was some of the best advice I ever received. It reminded me that there are no shortcuts and that all learning and achievement in life requires a bit of struggle. That advice has served me well throughout my life and career. When you run into a challenge, you have to think, get creative and “Figure it Out,” as Dr. B said.