SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips, PDM

    How to Choose the Right SOLIDWORKS PDM Software Package

    June 29, 2022

    TriMech carries two solutions to fit your Data Management need. Our products include SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard, and SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional. While both manage your SOLIDWORKS design files, supporting documents and product development process, there are several things that may push you into one solution over the other.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips, PDM

    Version and Revision - What's the Difference?

    June 28, 2022

    When companies switch to PDM, there is often confusion regarding versions versus revisions. Are they the same? Do you need both? How do you increase them? Can I delete them? Can I change their style? Can there be multiple types of them? So, let’s take a minute to dive a little deeper into them.

    SOLIDWORKS, Electrical Design

    How to choose the right electrical design software package

    June 22, 2022

    Electrical schematic design tools fill a vital niche in the engineering environment. Falling somewhere between pure electrical and mechanical design, they allow engineers to communicate crucial system-level wiring specifications to technicians, vendors and other downstream project stakeholders. Recognizing the importance of this facet of production, SOLIDWORKS provides several solutions to allow multidisciplinary teams to work together to achieve their design goals and milestones efficiently. Choosing the right tool for your business comes down to a few specific factors we’ll explore in this blog.


    SOLIDWORKS 2022 Requirements and Recommendations

    June 20, 2022

    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.


    Integrating SOLIDWORKS with McMaster-Carr Add-in

    June 14, 2022

    One thing we know about our clients is how heavily they work with components supplied by McMaster-Carr. This includes fasteners, hardware, power transmission parts, piping, tubing, tooling, raw materials, electrical and many more. Not only is it important to know what components are needed for your business, but it’s also important to be able to accurately represent these components in the CAD space.

    As a vital part of the product development process, it’s logical to have a streamlined way of integrating the model import and ordering of supplied components all in one place. By implementing the McMaster-Carr SOLIDWORKS add-in, you merge the gap between the parts supplier and CAD environment.

    SOLIDWORKS, Technical Communication

    What is SOLIDWORKS Composer and How Does it Work?

    June 13, 2022

    So, what is SOLIDWORKS Composer and how can it be utilized to improve your overall design and engineering process? This is the question that we will seek to answer in this blog. Generally, Composer is a highly capable illustration software that directly utilizes your 3D CAD to quickly ‘compose’ imagery, video and interactive content to serve a variety of needs in a company. You can think of it as a 3D PowerPoint for your SOLIDWORKS models, where you use simple tools to create crisp visuals to convey information about your designs. As an engineering tool, Composer is purpose built to communicate technical information in the clearest way possible. As it turns out, this lends to quite a variety of use cases.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips, PDM

    How to Prep for a PDM Migration

    June 8, 2022

    Moving CAD files from one location to another may seem like a simple task, and it can be if you have a small number of files to move. In this case, it may be as easy as copy and paste, or “Pack and Go”, in the case of SOLIDWORKS CAD files.

    However, moving thousands of documents on the other hand can be challenging. This could take weeks, or months. How will you work with a third party (Migration Team) to get this done in a timely manner and minimize the impact to production while maintaining the integrity of your data?


    What to Expect After Your SOLIDWORKS Purchase

    June 1, 2022

    Congratulations! You’ve just become a TriMech client, and you’ve secured yourself a seat of SOLIDWORKS! What does that mean? How do you proceed you ask? Well, look no further as this article will outline what to expect.

    SOLIDWORKS, Electrical Design

    Cable Harness and Connectors in SolidWorks Electrical

    May 30, 2022

    SOLDWORKS Electrical has several tools available to make the documentation of complex cable harness assemblies more manageable. Let’s investigate how to create a detailed connection within the tool by taking a set of connectors and conductors and combining them to establish a new cable harness.