SOLIDWORKS, Electrical Design

    How to define a PLC in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

    April 19, 2022

    SOLIDWORKS Electrical is a great tool for designing electrical schematics in 2D and having it represented in our 3D SOLIDWORKS assemblies. We know that we can create 2D symbols of all different types of components including motors, resistors and terminal strips that also maintain associativity back to our component library. This library holds all sorts of information about the component including manufacturer, location and any other relevant data. A common question I receive from clients is: “I do a lot of electrical design using PLCs. Typically, I just draw boxes and type in any information I might need but this is very time consuming. Is this a better way?” Fortunately, SOLIDWORKS Electrical makes this process as seamless as adding in any other component.


    Understanding 3D CAD in a Post-Pandemic World

    April 18, 2022

    When the pandemic hit, it turned our understanding of how a workforce operates on its head. In the past we might have been used to a huge office building full of employees all working in close proximity to each other. However, in a post-pandemic world we are seeing a predominantly remote workforce that seems more connected than ever. Fortunately, the flexibility with our design tools has allowed the shift from in-person to primarily remote happen seamlessly.

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    6 Advanced FDM 3D Printing Tips When Adding Metal Parts to Your Build

    April 8, 2022

    FDM machines utilize real thermoplastic resins, real strong, tough materials for real applications. FDM technology is a premier choice for creating complicated parts that need to stand up to repeated use, drilling, tapping and getting banged up. All the examples in the video below revolve around FDM 3D printing technologies.


    I have SOLIDWORKS Desktop, how do I get on the cloud?

    April 4, 2022

    The future of design on the cloud was a big focus of 3DEXPERIENCE World 2022. When you have traditional desktop SOLIDWORKS this seems a long way off and difficult to achieve. It is easier than it appears, and we will describe below how to take the first steps in connecting SOLIDWORKS Desktop with the cloud using the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.

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    Restoring Your Electrical Data

    March 30, 2022

    We often get questions that come in hot over escalations about retrieving lost data. The fact that Electrical data is created and stored live often leads to users not planning their off-site backup processes with their respective IT staff. In this article, I will be covering electrical data, the types of backups and when and what data to restore. 

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    Automate Everything - with DriveWorks Pro

    March 28, 2022

    The DriveWorks Pro product suite contains more features and customizability of any of the DriveWorks products. With DriveWorks Pro you can create a fully integrated CPQ solution directly on your website while automating sales quotes, customer emails and manufacturing documents.


    Advanced Simulation Reduces Late Changes and Expensive Physical Tests

    March 15, 2022

    TriMech has continued to grow the suite of products that we can support to help our clients handle a wider variety of problems. Today I want to specifically talk about the Simulia product line including its capabilities and applications. Adaptive Corporation was acquired by TriMech in 2021 and has an amazing product portfolio, as well as technical staff to support the software. In this blog, I’m going to explain how all of this will benefit you going forward, working with TriMech.


    What's in those documents? SOLIDWORKS Data Management

    March 9, 2022

    Have you ever tried finding a document on your computer, but can’t remember the filename or folder where it’s stored, only a word or phrase that’s in the file? Wouldn’t it be great if you could find documents using words in the file? Well, SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional offers a way to not only find documents using file or folder names in the PDM Search tool, but it can also search for documents using the content or properties in files.

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    SOLIDWORKS Price Change for Desktop and Network Licenses

    March 4, 2022

    Starting on April 1, 2022, Dassault Systemes will be making changes to the price of SOLIDWORKS desktop term, perpetual and network licenses.