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!

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

    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2019: Graphics Pipe

    January 18, 2019

    SOLIDWORKS 2019 offers some incredible advancements in the graphics performance. Everyday tasks like manipulating models and geometry, zoom and rotate are greatly improved in SOLIDWORKS 2019. These changes are very noticeable, especially when working with large assemblies.

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

    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2019: 3D Textures

    January 11, 2019

    One of the most exciting new features of SOLIDWORKS 2019 is the addition of 3D textures. This new feature allows you to add complex and intricate geometry to your 3D CAD models in a few simple steps. 3D textures can add repeating geometric features to models in one simple step, such as dimples, knurls or textured patterns.

    3D CAD, 3D Printing, Desktop Metal, 3D Printing Materials

    5 Misconceptions of 3D Printing

    January 8, 2019

    We eat, sleep, breath and dream 3D printers. We're also well aware that we're not the norm and some people are just starting to learn about our obsession. As the printers gain popularity and start getting talked about more and more, we've noticed that there are a few misconceptions about the technology. Rather than turning a blind eye, we're taking a page out of the MythBusters' playbook and setting the record straight.

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

    New Blog Series: Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2019 [UPDATED]

    January 4, 2019

    The release of SOLIDWORKS 2019 provides many enhancements and improvements, most of which were created in response to requests from customers like yourself. These enhancements deliver improvements to existing products as well as introduce new functionality.

    3D CAD, Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing, PolyJet Technology, 3D Printing Materials

    The Story of the TriMech 2018 Holiday Ornament

    December 26, 2018

    Magic is in the air this holiday season at TriMech with all of the new toys we’ve been getting here in our print lab lately. Since we’ve been given the gift of an incredible new Stratasys J750, I decided that it would be great to get into the holiday spirit and create a miniature winter scene to share with some of my clients and co-workers that don’t get to experience all of the charm and joy that snow brings this time of year.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, PDM

    Migrating from Vault (Autodesk PDM) to SOLIDWORKS

    December 21, 2018

    TriMech has developed a 12-phased approach to migrating data from one system to another. Typically, with PDM to PDM, we start off with a detailed analysis of the database. Then, we move on to the definition of what you are looking to do with your data. The complexity comes with mapping one utility version of features to PDM’s version of features.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

    Topology Optimization for 3D Printing

    December 17, 2018

    The traditional design cycle creates product geometry before validating and optimizing a 3D CAD model against any requirements. After a meticulous process of sketch, analysis and prototype generation, the design may still be far from optimal due to constraints or market demands to reduce product development time. The current trend for high-quality, lightweight products with improved performance and user experience requires an optimized concept design at the very beginning of the product development cycle.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Aerospace Industry, Automotive, Tulip

    The Latest Design Tech From the Aerospace and Automotive Sectors

    December 14, 2018

    Coming from working in the automotive industry, it is easy for me to see the benefits of the yearly new features and updates the SOLIDWORKS portfolio has to offer. But the automotive industry isn't the only industry that has benefits, such as aerospace. This industry breaks new ground on revolutionary technology, as engineers and designers need a tool that will supplement creative freedom, not curtail it. Both industries have seen major benefits of utilizing a central design platform in the last 30 years, one that allows for design, documentation, validation and production.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, PDM

    Archive Server Replication with PDM Professional

    December 10, 2018

    You're on a roll, focused and in the zone and then you click on an icon and nothing happens. So you sit and wait, and wait until finally, the dialog box pops on screen. But just like that, you lost your groove. We have good news for you... there is a way to end this stop and go waiting game in SOLIDWORKS PDM and we're going to share it with you!

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, MySolidWorks

    Migrating to SOLIDWORKS From Autodesk Inventor and Inventor Fusion Made "Easy"

    December 7, 2018

    Sometimes switching software can seem daunting. With the right path and the right state of mind, making the change is definitely achievable. Switching between two 3D CAD programs isn’t nearly as hard as switching from 2D to 3D, and we’ve made that leap already! 

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

    SOLIDWORKS Extended Reality

    December 3, 2018

    SOLIDWORKS 2019 includes a new ability for extended reality. Extended reality is an export from SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Standard, Professional and Premium. It provides a much richer experience to view designs that are typically consumed on a flat monitor or image. With the new export option, users are immersed in a virtual environment via virtual reality headsets. The benefit is seeing an interaction between your product and the environment in such a way that was not possible until now. It is currently not available in Service Pack 0 (SP0) but will be included in future service packs.