SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, 3D CAD, Aerospace Industry, Flow Simulation, Education

    STEM Day 2019: The Forces of Flight

    November 8, 2019

    It’s STEM Day! In case you are new to this concept, STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The purpose of STEM is to provide young students become familiar with new technologies available and the challenges they pose for the future. Students in STEM classrooms take time to cover significant topics and fun activities in these fields, present ongoing projects or just discuss the importance of these areas in today’s world. In honor of National STEM Day, I want to share a topic that has always been interesting to me, flying. In this blog, I will cover some of the physics and mechanics involved in making things fly and how they can be tested using SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, 3D Printing, Events and Webinars, 3D Scanning, DriveWorks, 3DEXPERIENCE

    TriMech 20 for 20 Showcase: 3D Innovation Spotlight

    November 4, 2019

    Here at TriMech, we fancy ourselves the jack of all trades or the wearer of many hats of the engineering world. With extensive experience with the different facets of CAD, 3D printing, 3D scanning and training, we know that your business probably doesn't just stick to one lane, either. With that in mind, we are bringing you four on-demand webinars focused around 3D innovation, full of ideas and tools to bring your company to the next level!

    SOLIDWORKS, PDM

    PDM Column Views: How to Create and Share with Your Team

    October 25, 2019

    Have you ever wondered, “how do I change the information displayed about the files in the SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault view?” Maybe you’d like to see the information that’s available on the data card, but it’s not shown in the file view or a different set of information on the Bill of Materials than what’s shown. SOLIDWORKS PDM displays the information that you see about the files in the vault using COLUMNS.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

    Top Overlooked Features in SOLIDWORKS 2020

    October 21, 2019

    By now you’ve probably seen the headlines of the great new enhancements to SOLIDWORKS with the latest release – SOLIDWORKS 2020. Sure, there are some real game-changing additions to the toolset, like envelope publisher, detailing mode for drawings and G3 continuity to name a few. But with countless enhancements and hundreds of pages of release notes, there are some that don’t get as much attention but are still welcomed additions to SOLIDWORKS. Here are the top enhancements you might have missed in SOLIDWORKS 2020. It’s the low-key features we’re sure you’ll be excited to use as soon as you get your hands on SOLIDWORKS 2020.

    SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, 3D CAD, 3D Printing Materials

    Defining Rubber-Like Materials in SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium

    October 18, 2019

    SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium enables you to virtually test real-life scenarios more accurately. It provides you with a wide variety of material models for nonlinear analyses. Elastomers such as rubber, neoprene etc. are materials that go through large deformation very rapidly with relatively a low value of stress or applied load. In this article, we go over the different hyper elasticity material models available in SOLIDWORKS Simulation and how to use them to work with these types of materials. 

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

    Switching Your 3D CAD Platform

    October 8, 2019

    Struggling with getting your designs out on a deadline? Getting tired of using the same time-consuming 3D CAD tool workarounds to get the results you need? In this blog article, we go over the most important points you need to know about changing your 3D CAD platform, how to make the case for the switch, and why we believe SOLIDWORKS is the best choice on the market.

    SOLIDWORKS, Engineering Services

    Switching Your 2D CAD Platform

    October 7, 2019

    There are plenty of 2D CAD packages out there and determining which one is right for you can sometimes be tricky. Maybe you are exploring switching your 2D CAD platform or are purchasing one for the first time. There are several factors to consider before deciding. Let’s dive in and look at some of the key features when comparing 2D CAD options.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

    SOLIDWORKS 2020: Tips For a Successful Upgrade

    October 1, 2019

    Summer is coming to an end, the smell of pumpkin spice floats through the air, glints of orange and gold dance in the trees. Only one thing could make this fall more perfect, a new version of SOLIDWORKS to play with! That’s right folks it’s update season and there are a few things you should check to make sure your transition to SOLIDWORKS 2020 is smooth and easy. Let’s go over the key points to help you have the best experience when upgrading to SOLIDWORKS 2020.

    SOLIDWORKS, Electrical Design

    SOLIDWORKS Electrical: Improving Collaboration Between Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

    September 30, 2019

    For mechanical designers, SOLIDWORKS Electrical is the yin to their yang. In one cohesive environment, Electrical CAD (ECAD) and Mechanical CAD (MCAD) designers can work side by side, innovating easier and getting their designs out the door faster than ever before. To all the MCAD guys and gals out there here’s why SOLIDWORKS Electrical is such a powerful tool that enables productivity and collaboration between you and your ECAD counterparts.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Industry News

    SOLIDWORKS 2020 Live Launch (Recap)

    September 19, 2019

    SOLIDWORKS 2020 is upon us! We tuned into the live streaming event this year and got additional insight into of all the changes, capabilities and performance updates the upgrade is going to bring. We've compiled a complete list of Launch Day links and resources in one place to make it easier for you to find all the highlights and details. 

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Technical Communication

    Top 4 Ways to View Your SOLIDWORKS Files in a Virtual Space

    September 17, 2019

    Artificial computer-simulated environments give users the feeling of being in a different dimension instead of the one they’re actually in. The idea is to trick the brain into thinking that that’s your new reality. In the new extended reality (XR) file type in SOLIDWORKS 2019, you’ll have an amazing new way to experience your designs. SOLIDWORKS XR describes the process of viewing and interacting with your models in augmented reality, virtual reality or mixed reality experiences.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

    Importing Non-Native Files into SOLIDWORKS

    September 10, 2019

    Although we love SOLIDWORKS and think everyone should be using the software, there are occasions where you may need to import non-native SOLIDWORKS files. That poses the question, what file formats will work with SOLIDWORKS? There are a couple of ways to handle this situation. In recent years, you have had the choice of converting these files to imported bodies, or leaving them in their native format. Let's dive into what files will work with standard SOLIDWORKS and how to import them.