SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2019

Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2019: 3D Textures

January 11, 2019

One of the most exciting new features of SOLIDWORKS 2019 is the addition of 3D textures. This new feature allows you to add complex and intricate geometry to your 3D CAD models in a few simple steps. 3D textures can add repeating geometric features to models in one simple step, such as dimples, knurls or textured patterns.

SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Flow Simulation

Faster Results with Boundary Conditions

January 7, 2019

Symmetry and periodic boundary conditions in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation are used to reduce the size of the flow problem, thereby reducing analysis run time. Although these two computational domain boundary conditions are set up by editing the default computational domain, they both are very different.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2019

New Blog Series: Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2019 [UPDATED]

January 4, 2019

The release of SOLIDWORKS 2019 provides many enhancements and improvements, most of which were created in response to requests from customers like yourself. These enhancements deliver improvements to existing products as well as introduce new functionality.

SOLIDWORKS

Database Server Replication with PDM Professional

December 31, 2018

With SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2017, a database server replication feature was introduced. To fully understand the benefits of this addition and why it is so significant, it’s imperative to have basic knowledge of the PDM server infrastructure and the “replication” concept. Will will explore all of these elements in this blog. 

SOLIDWORKS, PLM

Migrating from Vault (Autodesk PLM) to SOLIDWORKS

December 28, 2018

TriMech has developed a 12-phased approach to migrating data from one system to another. Typically, with PLM to PDM, we start off with a detailed analysis of the database. Then, we move on to the definition of what you are looking to do with your data. The complexity comes with all the features of a PLM system that a PDM system inherently does not have. Items, for instance, are records in the systems that may have a file, many files or no file associated with it. These have to be converted to a file-based system.  There are several other types of PLM features that will need to be addressed.

SOLIDWORKS, Visualize Features and Tips

Combining Visualize Projects for the Perfect Holiday Scene

December 25, 2018

It’s the holiday season and many of us are getting into the spirit by decorating our homes and escaping the cold. In this blog, I’ll be using a clever method of combining projects in SOLIDWORKS Visualize to quickly transform an empty living room into a warm and cozy winter escape that we’ll bring to life with a rendering.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, PDM

Migrating from Vault (Autodesk PDM) to SOLIDWORKS

December 21, 2018

TriMech has developed a 12-phased approach to migrating data from one system to another. Typically, with PDM to PDM, we start off with a detailed analysis of the database. Then, we move on to the definition of what you are looking to do with your data. The complexity comes with mapping one utility version of features to PDM’s version of features.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

Topology Optimization for 3D Printing

December 17, 2018

The traditional design cycle creates product geometry before validating and optimizing a 3D CAD model against any requirements. After a meticulous process of sketch, analysis and prototype generation, the design may still be far from optimal due to constraints or market demands to reduce product development time. The current trend for high-quality, lightweight products with improved performance and user experience requires an optimized concept design at the very beginning of the product development cycle.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Aerospace Industry, Automotive, Tulip

The Latest Design Tech From the Aerospace and Automotive Sectors

December 14, 2018

Coming from working in the automotive industry, it is easy for me to see the benefits of the yearly new features and updates the SOLIDWORKS portfolio has to offer. But the automotive industry isn't the only industry that has benefits, such as aerospace. This industry breaks new ground on revolutionary technology, as engineers and designers need a tool that will supplement creative freedom, not curtail it. Both industries have seen major benefits of utilizing a central design platform in the last 30 years, one that allows for design, documentation, validation and production.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, PDM

Archive Server Replication with PDM Professional

December 10, 2018

You're on a roll, focused and in the zone and then you click on an icon and nothing happens. So you sit and wait, and wait until finally, the dialog box pops on screen. But just like that, you lost your groove. We have good news for you... there is a way to end this stop and go waiting game in SOLIDWORKS PDM and we're going to share it with you!

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, MySolidWorks

Migrating to SOLIDWORKS From Autodesk Inventor and Inventor Fusion Made "Easy"

December 7, 2018

Sometimes switching software can seem daunting. With the right path and the right state of mind, making the change is definitely achievable. Switching between two 3D CAD programs isn’t nearly as hard as switching from 2D to 3D, and we’ve made that leap already! 

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

SOLIDWORKS Extended Reality

December 3, 2018

SOLIDWORKS 2019 includes a new ability for extended reality. Extended reality is an export from SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Standard, Professional and Premium. It provides a much richer experience to view designs that are typically consumed on a flat monitor or image. With the new export option, users are immersed in a virtual environment via virtual reality headsets. The benefit is seeing an interaction between your product and the environment in such a way that was not possible until now. It is currently not available in Service Pack 0 (SP0) but will be included in future service packs.