Modeling Ball Bearings for SOLIDWORKS Assemblies Why is my assembly so slow in SOLIDWORKS?! Let’s continue on this idea. As I mentioned in my last article about modeling springs for assemblies, there are many things that effect performance in an assembly that are modeling related. Today we are going to take a look at a ball bearing. There is a time and a place for detail. Having highly detailed parts for piece part manufacturing is perfectly acceptable and necessary. Placing highly detailed parts into large assemblies can cause severe performance issues. I see bearings placed in many assemblies. They are usually inserted as a single part
Modeling Springs for SOLIDWORKS Assemblies Why is my assembly so slow! This is a topic that comes up a lot. No your SOLIDWORKS is not broken. Yes, maybe it was the latest Microsoft Security patch that they forced on us, but it is not always the fault of the software. More often than not, it comes down to modeling methodology and the amount of detail we are trying to cram into our models. There is a time and a place for detail. Having highly detailed parts for piece part manufacturing is perfectly acceptable and necessary. Placing highly detailed parts into large assemblies can cause severe performance issues.
2017 SP2 Now Available SOLIDWORKS 2017 SP2 now available Get your copy today by downloading it from the SOLIDWORKS customer portal, or the CATI ftp site. If you need information about installing SOLIDWORKS 2017 be sure to check out CATI’s installation guide. Customers are often asking what SPRs have been addressed in each service pack. Below are several of the SOLIDWORKS specific fixes that have been resolved in service pack 2. To see a list of all fixes, please log into the SOLIDWORKS customer portal. Hopefully this service pack fixes any of the issues you are seeing. If you need any assistance
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SOLIDWORKS 2017: Installation Guide Part 4 – Composer, Plastics, Inspection, MBD and Simulation Installation
Installation Guide Part 4 – Composer, Plastics, Inspection, MBD and Simulation Installation What do I need to know to install my Composer, Plastics, Inspection, MBD, or Simulation package? First, all of these products are now installed thru the SOLIDWORKS installation manager. To download the installation manager you will need to click the SOLIDWORKS download link. Run the installation manager, and enter the serial number for your products. If you have all of your licenses set up to be renewed at the same time, you may have only one SOLIDWORKS serial number for all of your assets. If this is the case, then you will
Reliability Report and Reboot Check in SOLIDWORKS Rx Oops! Your SOLIDWORKS crashed again. Contact tech support. We get these calls all the time. Users report that their system is crashing constantly, but they can not often tell us anything about their crash. In SOLIDWORKS 2017, we are now going to help you out by providing this information at your fingertips. The next time you are asked to record an RX of your issue, you will see a new tab inside of the tool. The Reliability tab: The reliability tab is going to provide information about how your SOLIDWORKS session was shut down.
Visualize License Change Dear SOLIDWORKS Visualize Customer, SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard is included with each SOLIDWORKS CAD Professional and Premium licenses on active Subscription! For Visualize Standard 2017 and beyond, an additional serial number is required to activate the complimentary seat of Visualize Standard. From October 19th, 2016, and once you have upgraded to SOLIDWORKS 2017, this new additional serial number for eligible users can be found by logging into the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal and clicking “My Products.” Once you have copied this new Visualize Standard serial number, launch ‘Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features,’ select SOLIDWORKS Visualize, and click ‘Change’ at the top.
Bidirectional Circular Patterns We have all managed to work with the pattern tools that we have been given. Sometimes this makes us think about the best position to start our features in order to create our desired output. Circular patterns have always been one of these areas that we all wish could be easier. When creating a circular pattern, I may want a single instance at the top center of my arc. I then want to pattern this geometry at a given angle down each side of the geometry. The only problem is that SOLIDWORKS will only let us start in one direction, and then requires us to
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SOLIDWORKS has given us a big power boost to present our designs at the highest level possible. Visualize Standard is a new tool available to all SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium licenses that are current on subscription. If you choose not to renew your maintenance contract, then you will no longer get access to SOLIDWORKS Visualize. There are 2 different packages available Visualize Standard – Photo realistic rendering with and easy to use dashboard of colors and finishes. Visualize Professional (separate license required) – Photo realistic rendering with the addition of high quality animations, render ques, and network rendering options. What about Photoview 360? Visualize is not a replacement for Photoview,