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, Technical Communication

Get to Know SOLIDWORKS Technical Communication Tools 

April 2, 2018

Here at TriMech we don't think our job ends once the sale is final. We want to help throughout your entire SOLIDWORKS journey. Instead of flipping through manuals and Googling question after question, we have a handy Technical Communication Webinar Series to answer your MBD, Inspection and Composer questions. 

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Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2018: Smart Capture in SOLIDWORKS Inspection

February 26, 2018

With so many new enhancements, it’s hard to decide which SOLIDWORKS 2018 features to try first. If you work with multiple CAD systems, consider adding SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 to the top of your must-try list. Here's why the new Smart Capture feature is a TriMech favorite!

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Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2018: Inspection Reports from Parts and Assemblies

February 19, 2018

Model Based Definition (MBD) is becoming more and more prevalent in today's designs.  Through SOLIDWORKS MBD and the DimXpert tool, we can add our dimension and tolerance data directly to the 3D model, helping to eliminate the need for 2D drawings, while more effectively communicating our designs. Keep reading to learn how SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 now allows us to utilize this information to create first article inspection reports right from the 3D model.  

SOLIDWORKS, Technical Communication

How to Create Real-Time Digital Click-Through Manual With Your SOLIDWORKS Files

January 18, 2018

With the snow coming down we thought it would be the perfect time to show off SOLIDWORKS Composer and how it can be used to create an interactive animation assembly. In the on-demand webinar below, I demonstrate this by using the software to assemble a 3D printed snowflake from four unique components. 

SOLIDWORKS, Technical Communication, Tech Tips

Import Files Into SOLIDWORKS Composer Without Installing SOLIDWORKS

October 24, 2016

In 2014, SOLIDWORKS released SOLIDWORKS Composer, a tool that design companies use to leverage their 3D CAD data from any source to develop assembly instructions, end-user manuals and intriguing animations.

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SOLIDWORKS MBD: Making 2D Orthographic Drawings Obsolete

October 20, 2016

Many of our clients have hundreds, if not  thousands, of 2D drawings to manage and maintain. With the advent of 3D modeling, more and more companies are realizing the value of capturing Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) within their solid models.

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Early Bird Savings: SOLIDWORKS World 2016

October 21, 2015

If you’re looking for new and innovative ways to make great design happen, then SOLIDWORKS World 2016 is the place to be!

SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, 3D CAD, Tech Tips, Electrical Design, MySolidWorks, Technical Communication, PDM

Video Tech Tip Vault: Upgrade Your Skills

September 17, 2015

Have you seen ModernTech’s new Video Tech Tip Vault? Now, you can get access to all of our technical videos with a single log in.

3D CAD, Tech Tips, Technical Communication

Changing The Viewport Axis In SOLIDWORKS Composer

March 27, 2015

When importing files into SOLIDWORKS Composer, you may need to reorient the default vertical axis of the viewport to get the desired shadows and lighting effects. The process is quick and easy.

3D CAD, Tech Tips, Technical Communication

Customize Your Mouse Buttons in SOLIDWORKS Composer

March 13, 2015

This SOLIDWORKS Composer Tech Tip shows you how to tailor your mouse buttons to fit your preferences.

Technical Communication

ModernTech Customer Highlight: JL Audio

March 4, 2013

JL Audio is creating assembly instructions that go BOOM! with SolidWorks Composer