SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Technical Communication

    What is 3DEXPERIENCE?

    February 7, 2019

    You may have been seeing a compass icon in SOLIDWORKS videos, web pages and even in some of your design applications and wondering what it is or what it’s there for. Well, that compass represents the central navigation of the 3DEXPERIENCE “business experience” platform. In this blog, we are going to explore what that means and how SOLIDWORKS users can benefit from knowing how to use it.

    3D CAD, Technical Communication

    5 Reasons to Avoid the Cloud for 3D CAD

    January 31, 2019

    I recently created an article on the “Top 5 Reasons to Use the Cloud for 3D CAD.”  And in true engineer fashion, I made a list of pros and cons and wanted to follow it up with the top five reasons to avoid the cloud when working with CAD. The cloud is great for design and there are substantial benefits, however, there are some drawbacks and I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention them as well.

    Simulation, 3D CAD, Technical Communication

    5 Reasons to Use The Cloud For 3D CAD

    January 30, 2019

    When I saw an article request come across for the top five reasons to use the cloud for 3D CAD, I snagged it before it could be distributed. This is something that has always fascinated me and I’m often wondering why the design world, the world in which I live, has been so slow to adopt it. I use Netsuite, Office 365, Gmail, Amazon, Netflix, Pokémon Go and Fortnite almost daily but anytime I want to design, I’m sitting behind my laptop working locally. Here are my personal top five, of many, reasons to move the design to the cloud.

    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. 

    SOLIDWORKS, Technical Communication, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2018

    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!

    SOLIDWORKS, Technical Communication, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2018

    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, Tech Tips, Technical Communication

    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.

    SOLIDWORKS, Technical Communication

    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.

    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.

    Technical Communication

    ModernTech Customer Highlight: JL Audio

    March 4, 2013

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