SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – Plastics Manager Tree

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With the release of SOLIDWORKS 2022, comes a great new addition to the user interface of SOLIDWORKS Plastics. The Plastics Manager Design tree has been redesigned in SOLIDWORKS 2022 to provide a more streamlined and logical workflow for setting up SOLIDWORKS Plastics Simulation studies. In this blog I will be highlighting the changes to the SOLIDWORKS Plastics interface for SOLIDWORKS 2022. Change 1: Improved Tree Interface Changes The first major change to the Plastics Manager tree is improving the tree […]

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How to Automate Bolted Connections in the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform!

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The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform is an extensive solution platform with multiple roles and software applications that can be a great compliment to SOLIDWORKS desktop. Among the many great applications on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, are the simulation roles: Structural Performance Engineer (SFO) and Structural Mechanics Engineer (SSU). Both simulation roles contain numerous simulation applications to solve advanced Finite Element Analysis (FEA) problems. In today’s blog I am going to show some automated meshing techniques on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform that make applying connections very easy! […]

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How to use the ruler tool in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation!

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation is an extremely powerful tool. Studies can be setup quickly and run efficiently and accurately. As a result of its ease of use, customers can iterate and solve a variety of scenarios quicker than if they were performing physical testing. In today’s blog, I will show you a great tip on how to validate the computational domain and understand distances in results via the ruler tool in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation! The computational domain in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation […]

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Iterate Quicker in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation using the Parameter Editor

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation is an extremely powerful tool. Studies can be setup quickly and run efficiently and accurately. As a result of its ease of use, customers can iterate and solve a variety of scenarios quicker than if they were performing physical testing. In today’s blog, I will show you a great tip on how to iterate even quicker with the Parameter Editor tool in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation! One of the most common things I see customers do in SOLIDWORKS […]

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How Do I Create Custom Plots Utilizing Results Equations in SOLIDWORKS Simulation?

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation has a plethora of default plots available, but inevitably there are times when I receive questions from customers on why SOLIDWORKS Simulation does not have a specific plot available. In today’s blog, I will show you how you can create additional plots using the Results Equations Plot feature in SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Creating the Results Equation Plot To access the results equation plot, you need to first set up your finite element study and run it. Once the analysis […]

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Three Tips to Decrease Solve time in Altair Inspire Cast

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Three Tips to Decrease Solve time in Altair Inspire Cast Altair Inspire Cast (formerly Click2Cast) software is a fast, easy, accurate and affordable casting simulation environment focused on creating high quality components with increased profitability through an intuitive user experience. The easy interface allows for both product designers as well as foundry engineers to execute and simulate casting scenarios. One of the most common questions I receive from customers, is how to reduce casting simulation solve time. In this blog, […]

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Altair Inspire Casting Meshing Tools

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Altair Inspire Cast (formerly Click2Cast) software is a fast, easy, accurate and affordable casting simulation environment focused on creating high quality components with increased profitability through a highly intuitive user experience. The easy interface allows for both product designers as well as foundry engineers to execute and simulate casting scenarios. Inspire cast utilizes a simple meshing approach where parts are meshed and then run to obtain results. In this blog I am going to demonstrate some great tools to aid the […]

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 What’s New – Robust Default Interaction Settings

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Robust Default Interaction Settings With every single new release of SOLIDWORKS, I am always impressed by new features that make the simulation process easier for users. SOLIDWORKS 2021 embraces this idea and there are numerous enhancements that make the simulation experience even more user friendly. In this blog I will be going over the Robust Default Interaction Settings enhancement, which makes assembly and multi-body simulation much easier. If you were to setup a multi-body or assembly simulation in […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Plastics Redesigned PlasticsManager Tree

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With the release of SOLIDWORKS 2021 comes a great new change to the user interface SOLIDWORKS Plastics. The PlasticsManager Design tree has been redesigned in SOLIDWORKS 2021 to provide a more streamlined and logical workflow for setting up Plastics Simulation studies. In this blog I will be highlighting the changes in the Plastics interface for SOLIDWORKS 2021. Change 1: New Study Interface The first major change to the PlasticsManager tree is the new study interface. In 2021 they have replaced […]

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Creating a Core Component from Altair Inspire Cast

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Creating a Core Component from Altair Inspire Cast With the advent of additive and subtractive manufacturing, casting designers are now able to create casting cores quickly and easily. In this blog I will show you a great new feature of Altair Inspire Cast, where you can automatically create casting cores to streamline your casting design process. In this blog we are looking at a hitching mount part that will be gravity cast. The entire casting process can be simulated in […]

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