SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Flow Simulation

Designing and 3D Printing a Kayak with SOLIDWORKS and Stratasys – Part 2 of 4

June 9, 2017

Last week, we released the first video of a four-part series showcasing our process of designing and 3D printing a skin-on-frame kayak. We theorized that with SOLIDWORKS solutions, designing and testing a skin-on-frame kayak would take far less effort than traditional methods, allowing us to ultimately 3D print and build a full-size kayak with relative ease, to test on open waters. In the first video segment we completed the initial design in SOLIDWORKS, allowing us to move on to testing part-two of the series.

SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Make Your Own Solution, Flow Simulation

Make Your Own Solution: Exploring The Boundaries of Simulation with a DIY Meat Smoker

April 28, 2017

Barbecue season is right around the corner! So, for this week's Make Your Own Solution, I am using SOLIDWORKS Simulation and SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation to design a meat smoker out of a cardboard box and a broken crock pot.

SOLIDWORKS, Flow Simulation

Fluid-Flow Model Prep: Putting A Lid On it

January 17, 2017

Tutorials and training materials focus a great deal on how to push the buttons with your Flow Simulation software. But the first (and most important) step is your model preparation. That’s mostly done in CAD. A lot of hotline calls that seem to be about failed boundary conditions or bad meshing, really end up being about the model prep.