SOLIDWORKS, Electrical Design

    SOLIDWORKS Electrical: Improving Collaboration Between Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

    September 30, 2019

    For mechanical designers, SOLIDWORKS Electrical is the yin to their yang. In one cohesive environment, Electrical CAD (ECAD) and Mechanical CAD (MCAD) designers can work side by side, innovating easier and getting their designs out the door faster than ever before. To all the MCAD guys and gals out there here’s why SOLIDWORKS Electrical is such a powerful tool that enables productivity and collaboration between you and your ECAD counterparts.

    3D Printing, Electrical Design, Nano Dimension

    Introducing the New DragonFly LDM for Printing Electronics

    August 7, 2019

    Nano Dimension announces the new DragonFly LDM 3D printer for manufacturing electronics. This unique system brings a specialized Lights-Out Digital Manufacturing (LDM) technology and additional diagnostic automation which enables the system to run around-the-clock with little to no monitoring. This is the first of it's kind for Nano Dimension and enables 24/7 uninterrupted 3D printing for greater production output which results in a significant decrease in time and labor cost for realizing in-house printing of electronics.

    3D Printing, Electrical Design, Nano Dimension

    Top FAQ for 3D Printing Electronics

    June 28, 2019

    With the latest advancements in additive manufacturing, it is now possible to 3D print insulative and conductive material together, enabling the rapid on-demand production of printed circuit boards (PCBs), antennas, flexible electronics and other functional freeform electronics. In this article, Simon Fried, President of Nano Dimension USA, answers the top five frequently asked questions about this new technology. You will learn about the benefits of 3D printing electronics in-house, understand how inkjet deposition technology works, examples of how to design parts for electrical prototypes and watch examples of 3D printed parts being created using the DragonFly 2020 Pro electronics 3D printer.

    SOLIDWORKS, Electrical Design, PCB Design, Client Stories, Nano Dimension

    Client Story: SOLIDWORKS Helps Nano Dimension Design & Test Their Innovative 3D Printer

    April 25, 2019

    TriMech is fortunate to work with clients from Maine to Florida and out to Arkansas, offering a range of engineering solutions. This week's client story showcases building and testing an innovative 3D printer in-house using SOLIDWORKS.

    SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Electrical Design

    Managing Heat in Modern Electronic Devices (Part 2)

    February 25, 2019

    In part one of this series, we evaluated how heat accumulation on a circuit board can lead to components shorting out and causing product performance issues. In this follow-up article and video, we're going to explore another important consideration when designing connected devices - battery life.

    From the latest smartphone release to the driving range in electric vehicles, battery efficiency and performance is often a deciding factor in consumer purchasing decisions.

    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, Electrical Design

    Get to Know SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic

    January 29, 2018

    Many types of software can draft a schematic, but very few can actually automate the process and produce things like bills of material, wire run lists, net lists and other necessary documentation for manufacturing. SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic is one of the few - with its ability to automatically capture properties as you design to later be accessed and collated to produce those usually time consuming associated documents.

    SOLIDWORKS, Electrical Design, Client Stories

    Client Story: Skeptical Client Becomes SOLIDWORKS Electrical Convert

    July 25, 2017

    Every once in a while we run into a client that is hesitant to make the investment in a SOLIDWORKS software solution. Even when their design method includes drafting by hand, they have become very accustomed to what has always worked for the company — and are reluctant to change. In this client story, the reduced design time alone was enough to justify implementing SOLIDWORKS Electrical. 

    SOLIDWORKS, Electrical Design, Client Stories

    Client Story: SOLIDWORKS Electrical Cuts Design Time in Half

    July 11, 2017

    In this blog series, we highlight stories shared with us by TriMech clients about how we have helped to improve their business with our software and hardware solutions, training, and engineering services.

    Electrical Design

    Let's Talk Electrical: Mechanical vs Electrical Engineering Jargon

    July 7, 2017

    Which language do you speakElectrical or Mechanical? Both engineering disciplines have unique jargon that can easily be misinterpreted in translation. Why?

    SOLIDWORKS, Electrical Design, PCB Design

    New Guide Series: Navigating SOLIDWORKS PCB

    April 11, 2017

    Just last year at SOLIDWORKS World 2016 in Dallas, Texas, SOLIDWORKS PCB (Printed Circuit Board) was added to SOLIDWORKS' product portfolio. It's a huge game changer for mechanical and electronic design teams, integrating Altium's best-in-class PCB technology with SOLIDWORKS CAD capabilities. To help users navigate the new software, we put together a SOLIDWORKS PCB guide series, covering everything from version control to the ECO process and even design for manufacturing.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Electrical Design, PCB Design

    4 Tools Enabling Bidirectional ECAD/MCAD Design Collaboration

    December 8, 2016

    Companies are growing at a rapid rate, and so are the demands for collaboration between departments. In the past, printed circuit board (PCB) designs were exported in various formats to be shared with the mechanical design engineer. Bidirectional communication was non-existent, slow and frustrating.