SolidWorks: How Do You Fix Errors Using File Locations?

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SOLIDWORKS Customer Request: Fixing Errors Using File Locations A common theme in the questions submitted to the Customer Request Corner section of the CATI Tech Notes Blog is File Locations. Here are some questions that have come in that are fixed by adjusting the File Locations: Why are my templates gone since I updated my SOLIDWORKS? When SOLIDWORKS starts, I get the message, “SOLIDWORKS database is missing, complete functionality will not be available.” Why is <MOD-DIAM> showing in a dimension […]

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SolidWorks: How to Ensure Your Designs Work

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How to Ensure Your Designs Work Click here to watch the video >> About the Presentation 25-minute Presentation on importance of design validation with real-world application examples for companies desiring to achieve higher performance, profitability and market share. The presentation addresses business goals of organization in terms of time, cost and quality as applied to sustainable product design and development. Importance of Design Validation Conventional engineering practices involve Design-Build-Test-Re-Design.  This cycle continues until the product is perfected in terms of […]

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SolidWorks: How to Automate SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematics!

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Automating SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematics Do you like SOLIDWORKS Configurations?  Does automated creation of a few schematic drawings catch your interest?   Then you might want to check out the new SP3 release of 2016 SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic.  SOLIDWORKS snuck in a nice little bit of functionality called XLS Automation for doing just that. This new functionality seems to be working very well in a few test runs that I have done.  I’ve summarized some of the process for using this great […]

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Stratasys 3D Printing: JI & Stratasys Partner for Healthcare Advances

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The JI and Stratasys Partner to Advance 3D Printing for Healthcare The Jacobs Institute, a top-flight research institution specializing in vascular disease, is partnering with Stratasys to create a new Center of Excellence (COE) with the goal of helping physicians and researchers advance the use of 3D printing for a wide range of medical applications. The Jacobs Institute is located in Buffalo, New York, and is part of the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus. On site is a Stratasys Objet500 Connex3 3D […]

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Stratasys J750 3D Printer Is A Game Changer for Synergy

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Stratasys J750 3D Printer Changes Product Design and Development for Synergy Watch how the new Stratasys J750 3D Printer transforms Synergy’s product design and development process with product-matching realistic prototypes. Lead times at Synergy cut by 90% and costs by 70%; post processing of CNC machining and water printing, casting, sanding and silicone engraving as well as printing of additional parts has been eliminated. Synergy, a product development company in Israel, lives and breathes design innovation. Clients rely on Synergy […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Mate Controller Animation

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Mate Controller Animation In SOLIDWORKS 2016, a new feature was added to the Assembly file that allows you to create animations based on mates. This new command is called Mate Controller. This new function allows you to move your assembly through a range of motion based on the limits set forth in the mates added to the assembly level. This works really well and is pretty simple to setup. The mates that are available to use are: Angle […]

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Stratasys 3D Printing: Accelerating and Democratizing Medical Innovation

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Accelerating & Democratizing Medical Innovation Using Stratasys I started employing 3D printed prototyping over 20 years ago, in the mid-1990s, to introduce effective surgical device designs into a rapid development cycle. We were able to test laparoscopic prototype devices with surgeons and OR personnel in simulated and animal test settings. Using Stratasys Dimension 760 and Dimension Elite FDM-based 3D printers, we could design and produce surgical devices literally overnight and have them ready for another round of testing. Conventional prototype […]

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SolidWorks: Controlling Automatic Relations

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Controlling Automatic Relations in SolidWorks When sketching, automatic relations can be very helpful. But, sometimes they can be trouble.  By default, Automatic Relations is enabled. Relations are added to sketch entities depending on the position of your pointer. The pointer will change shapes and show you which relation can be created. This is known as Cursor Feedback. Note that 1 or more relation can be added simultaneously. The yellow boxes below indicate what relation will be added. See what I […]

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Stratasys Webinar: 3D Printing Transforming the Medical Industry

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Stratasys Webinar: How 3D Printing Is Transforming Surgical Procedures & Medical Devices Amid intensifying health care challenges like rising costs, an aging population and payer focus on outcomes, 3D printing can play an integral role for medical device companies seeking an edge in innovation, physician education and training, manufacturing and sales. Join this 60-minute webinar to learn more, as Dr. Scott Rader, PhD, General Manager, Medical Solutions,  Stratasys, and Dr. Vicknes Waran, Centre for Biomedical and Technology Integration (CBMTI) in […]

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Stratasys 3D Printing: New Creative Colors Software for Connex3

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New Stratasys Creative Colors Software for Connex3: Powered by Adobe, Loved by Designers! The release of the new Stratasys Creative Colors Software, powered by the Adobe 3D Color Print Engine, is making creatives crazy happy! Designed for Objet Connex3 3D Printers, it combines, for the first time, advanced color management (including gradient colors) with a direct design-to-3D print workflow. By forming a direct bridge between Adobe Photoshop CC and the Objet Connex3, Stratasys Creative Colors Software enables you to 3D […]

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