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.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

Migrating from AutoCAD to SOLIDWORKS

November 30, 2018

For years, you’ve been languishing in the darkness of 2D CAD. That black background felt so familiar, but now you’re starting to see the 3D light. It can be difficult for your eyes and mind to adjust but have no fear, I’m here to guide you on your new journey into SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD.

SOLIDWORKS

Our SOLIDWORKS 2019 On-Demand Videos - Episode 4: Innovation

November 26, 2018

In our last episode of this series, we take a deep dive into the Innovation of SOLIDWORKS 2019 to see what new features and tools have been added that can fundamentally change and improve your design process. These new enhancements not only give you free range in interacting with your design, but also allow you to experience it in new ways, especially when using the new Extended Reality program.

SOLIDWORKS, CAMWorks

Thanksgiving Gets Crafty With SOLIDWORKS and NestingWorks

November 22, 2018

Well, it's that time of year again. We're coming down from our Halloween sugar rush and we’re getting revved up for the holiday season. Next up on the celebration docket… Thanksgiving! This year, I thought it would be fun to add my own personal touch to my dinner table by creating some special turkey place settings for my guests. All I needed was a pad of colorful cardstock, some googly eyes and of course the quintessential tool for over-engineering any mundane, everyday task… SOLIDWORKS!

SOLIDWORKS

Our SOLIDWORKS 2019 On-Demand Videos - Episode 3: Design Ecosystem

November 19, 2018

SOLIDWORKS 2019 includes new software updates and features that make the design process a breeze. Improvements to the Design Ecosystem were developed to get the right information in the right hands, reduce roadblocks between departments, and make it easier for you to design better products, faster.