ScanTo3D is an add-in to SOLIDWORKS Standard, Professional and Premium that allows engineers and designers to use concept models, existing OEM parts or anatomical objects and easily convert these into SOLIDWORKS models. Plus, ScanTo3D can recognize analytic shapes, such as machined parts and consumer products, and can decompose and fit analytic or non-analytic surface types to the mesh.
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January 18, 2021
With SOLIDWORKS 2021 we welcome countless enhancements and additions to the SOLIDWORKS Software Suite. Some have an obvious impact on how you use SOLIDWORKS, whereas others are a bit more subtle. One such enhancement for SOLIDWORKS 2021 is the collapsible command manager (CommandManager) option. This seemingly small tweak to the user interface is truly a change made for the power-users and encourages others to use SOLIDWORKS more efficiently.
January 11, 2021
The best enhancement to SOLIDWORKS in the 2021 version is not a shiny new tool or flashy function you might use a half-dozen times. It is an overhauled foundation of the entire software for improved quality and performance. SOLIDWORKS 2021 is the result of years of R&D investments making this the best version of SOLIDWORKS we’ve ever seen. The 2021 version includes many great additions to the tools and features, but quality and performance make up 60% of the efforts for developing this update and it shows.
January 8, 2021
Frequently, when producing parts to print on full-color PolyJet 3D printers (like the J55 and J850), we have the need to place logos and icons on our models. When using more traditional means of applying pixel-based graphics or decals on parts can have unpredictable outcomes when exporting for 3D printing. Often, we find it difficult to properly set the resolution of the logo to match the part, which results in logos that have blurry or pixelated edges. In this 3D Printing Video Tech Tip, we talk about how to create sharp-edged logos and icons using SOLIDWORKS.
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.
January 5, 2021
This February, the annual 3DEXPERIENCE World event will look a little different. With an eye on safety during the global pandemic the event will be 100% virtual and conference admission will also be 100% free this year. That's right, you will be able to access three days of General Sessions, over 120 technical breakout sessions and hear from the selected keynote speakers - all virtually and all for free.
January 4, 2021
With a new year, comes an all new SOLIDWORKS update. As has been the yearly tradition, each new release of SOLIDWORKS provides new innovative enhancements and features with every upgrade of the software. And to continue our yearly tradition here at TriMech, we came up with our top 11 in SOLIDWORKS 2021. Hand-selected by our Application Engineers which we plan to detail in a new video-blog series.
Have you ever needed to change or even forgotten the password of the SQL Server System Administrator (SA) account? Maybe the password has been lost or the person in charge of keeping it left the company? In this article I will walk you through three most common ways to change the password and get you back into your SQL SA account.
The first method is to use the current SA password to log into the SQL Server Management Studio and change it. The second method is to use another administrator account to log into the SQL Server Management Studio to reset the password. The third method is to use a command prompt to restart the SQL service in a Single User Mode, reset the password, then restart the SQL service back in Multi-User mode.
If you have been using SOLIDWORK Professional or Premium you may be wondering what that add-in “TOLAnalyst” is all about? Now you probably have already guessed that it’s to analyze tolerances as the name implies, but what is tolerance analysis and who should be using it? In this blog we’re going to answer both of these questions.
December 14, 2020
Most people think of SOLIDWORKS as a powerful design tool, full of robust features and well-developed workflows that allow engineers and designers to create incredible products. While all these people would be correct, the role of SOLIDWORKS software extends beyond design into other areas of the product lifecycle. One area that SOLIDWORKS excels at is the inspection process.
SOLIDWORKS Composer Check is an add-on module for SOLIDWORKS Composer, a popular tool for creating graphical content from existing 3D CAD models. Composer itself, while part of the SOLIDWORKS family of products, does not require users to also have SOLIDWORKS. In fact, it supports a wide variety of other CAD formats.
We all want one thing from SOLIDWORKS Simulation — the truth! But sometimes the results can be misleading in areas of high stress. We often wonder is this high stress real? Or is it artificial or fake? There are ways to get to the bottom of this, but most approaches are tedious and require many subsequent runs of the simulation. Thanks to the SOLIDWORKS Hot Spot Diagnostics tool, you can uncover the truth in your simulations and more easily identify stress singularities versus stress concentrations.