It's been over a quarter-century since SOLIDWORKS 1.0 was first released in 1995. The manual was a mere 80 pages. So many features and abilities have been added since then there are now many SOLIDWORKS manuals, each covering a different set of tools. But what exactly are these tools? A bullet point on a product matrix is not always enough information to let you know if it's a tool you need or not. So let's take a deeper dive into what Standard, Professional, and Premium offer.
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October 18, 2021
October 5, 2021
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 how TriMech helped East/West Industries support increased demand by rethinking their production process.
As the temperature beings to cool and the leaves start to change colors, people look forward to sweaters, hot cups of tea, and Thanksgiving food. What if I told you there was one more thing to be excited for as summer starts to wind down? Here at TriMech, the thing that we’re most excited about is the release of SOLIDWORKS 2022! If you are like us, you probably can’t wait to start downloading and checking all the great new features added in this year’s release. However, before you jump right into the new release, make sure you read below to review some of our tips for a successful upgrade.
On the road to becoming an engineer, what they don’t tell you about is how much menial labor goes into documenting and supporting an electrical system you’ve helped design. Sourcing spec sheets, entering project data cell-by-cell into Excel, and if something changes, recalling with perfect clarity the numerous places that need to be updated. It can be very easy to spend just as much time documenting a project as drafting it!
I love SOLIDWORKS PDM and how it makes life easier for an engineer to do their job and keep their files in one secure location. With that said, I’ll admit that there are times when you just need more from PDM with regards to the Bill of Materials (BOM). I mean, who wants to model oil, glues, etc. just to have them be on a BOM? I get it, I really do. Having those materials accounted for ensures that when the assembly person goes to grab the grease, it’s there, but having to put blank models inside an assembly?
In a recent poll of 2,000 Americans, the inquiry found that 8 out of 10 respondents said they had one place in their home that seemed impossible to keep clean. While I’d love to claim otherwise, I’m sorry to report I fall well within the bell curve on this one. With the introduction of our two children to our family, our storage room has devolved into chaos accumulating into an eclectic assortment of tools, clothes, computer parts, and banished toys. So what’s keeping me from rolling up my sleeves and sorting it out? Quite simply, it’s overwhelming. Where to even begin? And with such precious little time in each passing day and so many distractions, it’s easy to get pulled away compounding the problem further.
A lot of the same can be said about electrical design; how often have you made it partway through a project, looked back and thought, “Oh no, this is a bit of a mess. Where is that part again?” Today we are talking about how to get your electrical components better organized within SOLIDWORKS Electrical.
Developing electrical systems can often feel like planning an event. There are many moving parts, lots of unknowns, and the requirements can quickly shift and evolve as the date draws closer. Suppose it’s something you put together annually or multiple times a year - it would only make sense to save the numbers of your favorite vendors, prepare your invitations and mailing addresses and overall tighten down your process to save time in the future. As with anything, having the right tools can help. SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic is a fantastic electrical design solution that can help you plan out your system, adapt to changes and automate repeatable procedures to produce high-quality, professional drawings time and time again.
September 21, 2021
Due to the stay-at-home nature of many of our occupations now, maintaining a strong sense of communication between collaborators, manufacturers and clients is crucial. Whether it’s training new engineers to hit the ground running, find more flexible ways of accessing CAD tools or filling the need for an easy-to-use data management system, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform has tools for everyone. Because of the browser environment these new CAD applications are on, many of the user’s computer resources become freed up for other tasks.
3DEXPERIENCE has been on a fantastic streak of updates, and the updates that come with FD07 are no different. To cover this update, we’ll go over new features that will continue to improve the user’s experience in and develop a workflow that benefits teams in ways that desktop applications never could.
SOLIDWORKS 2022 has been revealed and at the annual live streaming event, hosted by Dassault Systèmes, we got the first public look at the significant enhancements that have been introduced in this upgrade. Among them are evolutions in assembly performance, graphics responsiveness, drawing detailing and new design capabilities that allow more flexibility and faster workflows. As always, there is a lot to unpack and understand and we're here to help! If you missed the live presentation from SOLIDWORKS, we have our short recap video below along with a multitude of resources, all in one place, so that you can get up to date quickly!