SOLIDWORKS, PDM

SOLIDWORKS PDM (Part 2): Inserting Form Fields and Linking Microsoft Office Files

July 6, 2018

To conclude our two-part blog series, we will describe how to refresh and enable linking to SOLIDWORKS PDM. Plus, we'll outline how to have the variables dynamically link to the PDM metadata.

Flow Simulation, SOLIDWORKS

Red, White and Blueberries

July 2, 2018

The Fourth of July is a great time to enjoy fireworks, friends, and food. For me, the Fourth is also a signal to prepare for the impending harvest of blueberries. While I eat as many fresh-off the bush berries I can, freezing is required keep this fruit available year-round. However, it is not as simple as just throwing a bag of berries in the freezer.

SOLIDWORKS, PDM

SOLIDWORKS PDM (Part 1): Defining Variables and Properties in Microsoft Office Files 

July 2, 2018

In part one of this two-part blog series, we'll walk you through the process to define Product Data Management (PDM) variables, manage data cards and designate properties in Microsoft Office.

SOLIDWORKS, Simulation

Design Studies Beyond Simulation

June 29, 2018

A popular question among SOLIDWORKS users is “How do I determine volume marking levels in containers?" Perhaps you have run into a similar scenario in the past. This is easy if the container has a regular shape (like a cylinder or pyramid), but it becomes a bit more challenging when the container has an irregular shape.

Education, SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

Putting SOLIDWORKS to Work in Our High Schools

June 18, 2018

I recently paid a visit to my old stomping grounds, Smithfield High School in Rhode Island. It was my intention to catch up with my original CAD teacher, as I wanted to learn how his students are using SOLIDWORKS. What I expected to be a two hour visit, ended up being an entire day. I met with three STEM classes and even taught one! It was great to work with these up-and-coming SOLIDWORKS designers and learn about how they are using 3D CAD for their class projects. Below are some of my experiences with these different classes.

SOLIDWORKS, Training

Tips for Passing the CSWA Exam

June 15, 2018

Becoming a CSWA, or Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate, can seem like a daunting task if you don’t know what to expect. However, if you are an experienced SOLIDWORKS user, you should have no problem passing the test if you set yourself up for success. The following blog is intended to help you do just that.

Flow Simulation, Simulation, SOLIDWORKS, Events and Webinars

New Webinar Series: Design Validation

June 14, 2018

The end-use of a product should be at the forefront of your mind when you're in the design process. However, consumer products are often able to be used for multiple purposes which makes prototyping an important step. But did you know that before you print out several mock-ups you can look at each stage of design validation utilizing simulation software? Lucky for you, we have a three-part webinar series where we demonstrate and explain this all for you. 

SOLIDWORKS, Visualize Features and Tips

Moving into the Future with Visualize 2018

June 11, 2018

Chances are you watched the Olympics from the comfort of your own home. Well, what if you could experience the thrill alongside these athletes? Picture looking down the barrel of the half pipe during the snowboard finals or sitting in the middle of the pack of the fastest speed skaters in the world. Wouldn’t that be awesome?! With a virtual reality headset like Oculus Rift, HTC Vibe or Google Cardboard, you can feel the action. 

Client Stories, Training, SOLIDWORKS

Client Story: Application Solutions and the Power of SOLIDWORKS Electrical

June 8, 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 Application Solutions and their use of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, Electrical and TriMech Training Classes.

3D CAD, SOLIDWORKS, Training

CAASE18 Day 1 Recap

June 6, 2018

The first day of CAASE18 at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, Ohio was off to a strong start with more than 550 leading simulation engineers and vendors in attendance. This largest conference in North America for computer-aided engineering leaders and analysts. NAFEMS and Digital Engineering has delivered. 

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

The Conference on Advancing Analysis & Simulation in Engineering 2018

May 31, 2018

As we head into the peak of summer, the International Association for the Engineering Modelling, Analysis and Simulation Community (NAFEMS) and Digital Engineering are gearing up to co-host the largest gathering of computer-aided engineering professionals. TriMech will be in attendance, as keynote speakers from Ford Motor Company to technical officials from Federal Aviation Administration discuss emerging challenges in manufacturing and material processes as applicable to digital engineering.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

Improving Workflow With Exploded Flat View in SOLIDWORKS

May 30, 2018

In many industries, quick manufacturing turnaround is an important element of the design process. When sending an assembly with multiple 2D flat components to a cutting machine, organizing and outputting these profiles can be tedious. If your workflow involves exporting these profiles as part of one drawing, the traditional technique is to create a view of each component, which can later be exported to a 2D format. For a faster alternative, keep reading!