When I saw an article request come across for the top five reasons to use the cloud for 3D CAD, I snagged it before it could be distributed. This is something that has always fascinated me and I’m often wondering why the design world, the world in which I live, has been so slow to adopt it. I use Netsuite, Office 365, Gmail, Amazon, Netflix, Pokémon Go and Fortnite almost daily but anytime I want to design, I’m sitting behind my laptop working locally. Here are my personal top five, of many, reasons to move the design to the cloud.
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January 30, 2019
We introduced you to Altair Inspire Form and walked you through some of the steps of what you can do with the software in a previous blog. But, surprise! That's not all it's capable of! Find out how to load, prepare and set up models to perform formability, flatten and fit blank and nest blank tests.
Symmetry and periodic boundary conditions in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation are used to reduce the size of the flow problem, thereby reducing analysis run time. Although these two computational domain boundary conditions are set up by editing the default computational domain, they both are very different.
Companies are always looking for new ways to increase their pace, getting their product to the market faster, without wasting precious resources all while keeping the high-quality customer expectations. With the help of Altair Inspire Cast, you and your company can make smarter, more informed decisions in the manufacturing process, saving you both time and money.
If your CAD designs are going to be stamped in the long run, you need Altair Inspire Form. Discover how your physical designs can deal with force before production, and avoid a broken or wrongly dented physical prototype.
November 28, 2018
Knowing how your design will react as it withstands use is important. However, if you are able to discover a negative reaction or behavior before you go to production you can make the needed adjustments and save your company lots of time and money. When dealing with metal designs, Altair Inspire Extrude Metal is the simulation tool you need.
November 21, 2018
One simple way to save time, money and resources when 3D printing anything is to first run a simulation on your designs. There are many different simulation tools that have the ability to do this, such as Altair Inspire Extrude Polymer, when you want to run a polymer extrude simulation.
A name isn't the only thing that's new in Altair Inspire Cast (formerly Click2Cast). When they changed the name they packed in a lot of updates that will help you make better informed decisions about your cast before it hits the manufacturing stage.
October 8, 2018
Engineers often need to answer questions regarding heat transfer in their designs. As with many other things, the specific task or question being asked will determine what tool to use to get the best result. Here we look at answering the question of when to use Finite Element Analysis (FEA) vs. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in heat transfer problems.
August 23, 2018
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 parts validation in the Nuclear Industry and the use of SOLIDWORKS Simulation.
July 24, 2018
Yesterday, we released the first video blog of our five-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 be much faster and cheaper than building physical prototypes. This allows 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, which is part two of the series.
A popular question among SOLIDWORKS users is “How do I determine volume marking levels in containers?" Perhaps you have run into a similar scenario in the past. This is easy if the container has a regular shape (like a cylinder or pyramid), but it becomes a bit more challenging when the container has an irregular shape.