SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

Importing Files into SOLIDWORKS

September 10, 2018

Many people deal with importing models and translating data back and forth between SOLIDWORKS and other software on a daily basis. Requesting the proper file format for this move is imperative, but can be overwhelming. Read our blog to discover how to avoid errors and learn about the different options. 

3D CAD, SOLIDWORKS, Tech Tips

How to Represent a Knurled Surface in SOLIDWORKS

September 7, 2018

The question comes up all the time, "How can I model a knurled surface in SOLIDWORKS?"

SOLIDWORKS, CAM, CAMWorks

SOLIDWORKS CAM Info File Tech Tip

September 5, 2018

In SOLIDWORKS CAM and even CAMWorks, you may have noticed the "Machine Post Processor" tab has a big blank white space in the bottom of the user dialog. 

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Technical Communication

From Design To Production: 3 Tools A Manufacturing Engineer Needs

August 31, 2018

SOLIDWORKS makes it easy for engineers to design in 3D. But once the design is complete, we have to manufacture the parts, ensure they meet quality standards and assemble the product. Assembly fixtures and molds need to be designed, assembly guides have to be created for the manufacturing floor and parts have to be checked against the engineering drawings.

SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Motion: Solving Convergence Errors

August 27, 2018

Chances are that if you've been using SOLIDWORKS Motion Analysis with assemblies long enough, you have come across the error of "Fails to Converge." Generally working with complex assemblies some adjustment to default SOLIDWORKS Motion settings will be required to properly converge your study. Here are a few tips and tricks that will resolve some of the difficulty you may have with setting up your kinematic or dynamic motion analysis. 

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

5 Reasons Surface Modeling Is A Needed Skill

August 24, 2018

Rather than viewing your SOLIDWORKS designs as a wireframe model you have the ability to view them as a solid-appearing object. This makes it possible for users to look at an object at specific angels with solid surfaces. But that's not the only reason why surface modeling is important. Read on to discover why we have surface modeling and the top five reasons it's a needed skill.

SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Client Stories

Client Story: Moving Part Validation from a Global Team to a Local One

August 23, 2018

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 parts validation in the Nuclear Industry and the use of SOLIDWORKS Simulation.

SOLIDWORKS, Flow Simulation, Client Stories

Client Story: SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Helps Techsburg Inc. Validate Designs

August 17, 2018

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 design validation in the Aerospace Industry with the use of SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation.

SOLIDWORKS

Mechatronics and Creating Smarter Products

August 15, 2018

One thing at the forefront of most companies' minds is how to beat the competition. One way to do this is to create smart products, but that leads to the question, "How?" We have one possible answer: mechatronics! Keep reading to discover all about this technology and how it can help you take the lead on your competitors.

SOLIDWORKS, Visualize Features and Tips

SOLIDWORKS Rendering Challenge: Visualizing Art

August 13, 2018

The third leg of the SOLIDWORKS Visualize Contest asked its contestants to create a 360° high-resolution rendering of an interior space. I had already seen a number of Visualize renderings highlighting furniture and architectural spaces, but I wanted to try something a little different– art! 

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

SOLIDWORKS Visualize vs. PhotoView 360: What's The Difference?

August 10, 2018

With their numerous similarities, SOLIDWORKS Visualize, SOLIDWORKS' newest photo rendering software, and PhotoView 360 might seem interchangeable to some. Or maybe you're wondering if PhotoView 360's practical rendering tools are inferior to the best-in-class quality and speed of SOLIDWORKS Visualize. 

The truth is there are uses for both tools, depending on your applications and design stage. In this post, we'll walk you through the features of each one and compare the two different software.

SOLIDWORKS

Designing and 3D Printing Threaded Parts

August 9, 2018

In this blog, we walk through the process of working with existing geometry and adding the ever-important part of threads to it. By this I mean physical threads, not virtual threads or visualizations of idealized threads. We are talking about the real deal, physical threads modeled in your SOLIDWORKS part. Read on to find out how it's done.