SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

Can I Run SOLIDWORKS On A Mac?

March 11, 2019

Yes, but not really. Here's how.

"Can SOLIDWORKS run on a Mac?" is a question we get all the time. Unfortunately, the answer is no, it does not run natively on a Mac. It can only be installed on a Windows environment. So, the question then becomes "How can I run SOLIDWORKS on a Mac and how well does it perform?" Let's talk about how to get SOLIDWORKS running on your Mac and what you can expect in terms of performance with this kind of set up.

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Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2019: Section Slice

March 8, 2019

New to SOLIDWORKS 2019 is the slicing tool which creates 2D sketch sections at the intersection of geometry and a reference plane. It's extremely powerful because it can be used with traditional SOLIDWORKS geometry as well as mesh geometry and even graphics bodies. 

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, PDM

PDM Professional's Web2

March 4, 2019

Did you know that Web2 allows users to stay connected to their PDM vault from anywhere where there’s an Internet connection? Web2 has been around for several years, but not many people are familiar with its features.

The Web2 Client offers a large and small format layout. The large format is designed for bigger devices, such as computers, and the small format is a condensed version of the interface aimed at devices such as tablets. Today we’ll cover the features of the Web2 large format layout.

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Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2019: Removed Section View

March 1, 2019

We’d all agree that there is an inherent complexity in trying to convey a 3D concept in 2D space and have seen that it’s possible for some information to get lost in translation while making this change. To help deal with this complexity there are powerful new productivity enhancements that make documenting your designs even faster in SOLIDWORKS 2019.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, PDM

Using Cut, Copy & Paste in Windows Explorer vs. PDM

February 28, 2019

You’re probably very familiar with the functions used to move and/or duplicate information within Windows Explorer named cut, copy and paste. These commands are summoned by the default right mouse button (RMB), but, more commonly are called upon through the use of keyboard shortcuts to carry out these commands.

SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Electrical Design

Managing Heat in Modern Electronic Devices (Part 2)

February 25, 2019

In part one of this series, we evaluated how heat accumulation on a circuit board can lead to components shorting out and causing product performance issues. In this follow-up article and video, we're going to explore another important consideration when designing connected devices - battery life.

From the latest smartphone release to the driving range in electric vehicles, battery efficiency and performance is often a deciding factor in consumer purchasing decisions.

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Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2019: Structure System

February 22, 2019

It's time to reveal our sixth favorite feature in SOLIDWORKS 2019: the structure system tool. Weldments are a key feature of many designs and SOLIDWORKS has long been an innovator in providing tools to create weldments. The structure system tool is a brand-new way to create weldments. To see it in action be sure to check out the video below where it’s used to create a large support structure for a massive telescope.

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SOLIDWORKS World 2019: Partner Pavilion

February 19, 2019

There are many aspects of SOLIDWORKS World that we look forward to every year, but one that never fails to be increasingly interesting is the Partner Pavilion. Here we get to explore the largest gathering of SOLIDWORKS Solution Partners showcasing their new technology, tools, applications and services. It also allows us to network with partners, resellers and other users while getting to try out new technology. 

SOLIDWORKS, CAMWorks

Understanding CAMWorks Options for SOLIDWORKS

February 18, 2019

I have been a CAM geek for most of my life. You can imagine my excitement when SOLIDWORKS announced SOLIDWORKS CAM with the 2018 release. At the same time TriMech became an official CAMWorks reseller so that in addition to the SOLIDWORKS CAM products, we could offer all the additional tool options by the same company that powers SOLIDWORKS CAM suite. As a result, TriMech has a solution for almost any CAM need, but being spoiled with so many choices can make it hard to know where to start. That’s what we’re going to touch on here.

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TriMech Wins SWUGN Reseller Award for the Third Straight Year

February 15, 2019

TriMech was named SOLIDWORKS User Group Network's Reseller of the Year as well as Top Technical Reseller in 2018! This is the third year in a row we've been honored with the User Group award which recognizes the contribution a reseller makes to SOLIDWORKS User Group Network (SWUGN) and the SOLIDWORKS community. 

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Technical Communication

An Introduction to SOLIDWORKS xDesign

February 14, 2019

SOLIDWORKS xDesign is a new way of looking at CAD design. It is one of the cloud-based CAD applications that are part of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Just by being part of the platform allows this software to do some pretty interesting things that you can’t do with traditional SOLIDWORKS alone.

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SOLIDWORKS World 2019: Day 4 Recap

February 14, 2019

We've had an amazing time at SOLIDWORKS World 2019 and in the blink of an eye it was over! A look back on the main SOLIDWORKS event two nights ago brought back memories of lots of fun and lots of people. Gilley’s Dallas welcomed the SOLIDWORKS Community with open arms. We saw everything from trivia games to beer pong (Texas style with garbage cans), and armadillo races. Thanks, Gilley’s for a wonderful night.