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SOLIDWORKS: How to Use 3DQUICKTOOLS – Sketch Tools

How to Use 3DQUICKTOOLS – Sketch Tools   3DQPRESS and 3DQUICKSTRIP have always been the leading edge for customers looking to enhance SOLIDWORKS for Strip layout, Die, and Fixture design. In this blog, I am introducing an unknown feature called Sketch Tools.   In this blog, I will be explaining how Bounding Box sketch function works, but as you can see, there are several sketch tools functions the user can use to complete tasks faster.     2. The Bounding Box menu has 5 areas to input information (Entities, Geometry, Orientation, Enlarge/Shrink, and Dimensions).     3. I have created multiple sketches to show the power behind the Bounding Box function.   4.

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3DQuickPress Version 6.1.3 Hotfix

3DQUICKPRESS VERSION 6.1.3 HOTFIX   With the new 3DQuickPress V6.1.4, Hotfix releases are Customer driven Enhancements because we understand the importance to customize the 3DQuickPress process or the features to meet Customer needs.   This Hotfix will update 3DQuickPress V6.0.4 to V6.1.4, or install 3DQuickPress V6.0.4 installation version and apply this patch. This Hotfix will run on SOLIDWORKS 2016 SP1.0 and newer. This Hotfix is also Windows 10 supported.   System   3DQuickPress is always working on improving the user experience, with the new online V6 seat registration the user will find faster response with registration and un-registration of machines. If you still have issues or need help understanding the process you can always call our support line.   Unfold   Enhancement – Zoom to selection is supported

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 What’s New: Sheetmetal Corner Relief – #SW2017

Sheetmetal Corner Relief   New in SOLIDWORKS 2017 is the updated Property Manager for corner relief, because there is a multitude of relief possibilities for different flange corners you needed a chart for “what works where”, the redesign Property Manager allows logical selection for 2 Bend or 3 Bend corner flanges with “Collect all Corners” auto selection.         Select the Corner Type, will separate the type of corner reliefs available for 2 Bend or 3 Bend. Scope is the selection of the Sheetmetal option. Select “Collect all Corners” will populate all corners that fall into Corner selection. Define Corner will auto populate faces that define the corner. Relief Types will

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 What’s New: Wrap Feature Enhancement – #SW2017

Wrap Feature Enhancement   Wrap Feature Enhancement: New in SOLIDWORKS 2017 is the ability to WRAP a text over COMPLEX SURFACES with a preview that displays a dot guide to show where the WRAP will start, also a redesign Property Manager with a logical order and large icons.   Included is the LEGACY WRAP functionally from SOLIDWORKS 2016 to continue WRAPPING SKETCHES over Cylindrical and Conical shapes, with 2017, SOLIDWORKS continues to roll out shiny new functionally to speed up conception to production for our users.   Wrap Feature: Scribe Emboss Deboss Wrap Method: Free Form Wrap / Legacy Wrap Sketch Profile Face to Wrap on Dot Guide Preview    

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How to Create a 3DQuickPress Assembly PRL

The PRL technology is used to automate and leverage SolidWorks and 3DQuickPress data in order to speed up the creation and editing of assemblies, parts, and drawing files according to a designer’s and or a companies’ standard best practices. In this blog we are going to concentrate on 3DQuickPress Assembly PRL’s. The PRL’s will update to the new size X,Y and Z following the die set structure when inserted into the design with a completed Detail Drawing, ability to the add Properties, BOM information 1 time to the PRL’s, Standard Components, Standard Fasteners, Dowels would not be included in a Part PRL. See Video Thanks and I hope you enjoy

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How to Create a 3DQuickPress PRL

The PRL technology is used to automate and leverage SolidWorks and 3DQuickPress data in order to speed up the creation and editing of assemblies, parts, and drawing files according to a designer’s and or a companies’ standard best practices. In this blog we are going to concentrate on 3DQuickPress Part PRL’s. The PRL’s will update to the new size X,Y and Z following the die set structure when inserted into the design with a completed Detail Drawing, ability to the add Properties, BOM information 1 time to the PRL’s, Standard Components, Standard Fasteners, Dowels would not be included in a Part PRL. Create New Part PRL From the 3DQT DieSet

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How do 3DQuickPress PRL’s work inside SolidWorks

PRL's are the cornerstone capability available in the 3DQuickPress environment. The PRL technology is used to automate and leverage SolidWorks and 3DQuickPress data in order to speed up the creation and editing of assemblies, parts, and drawing files according to a designer's and or a companies' standard best practices. The PRL's will update to the new size X,Y and Z following the die set structure when inserted into the design with a completed Detail Drawing, ability to the add Properties, BOM, Standard Components, Standard Fasteners, Dowels and Jack Screw information 1 time to the PRL's. Welcome to Create PRL's (Production Ready Library's) using 3DQuickPress inside of SolidWorks. Setup and Required

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3DQuickPress Version 6.1.3 Hotfix

With the new 3DQuickPress V6.1.3, Hotfix releases are Customer driven Enhancements because we understand the importance to customize the 3DQuickPress process or the features to meet Customer needs.  This Hotfix will update 3DQuickPress V6.0.4 to V6.1.3, or install 3DQuickPress V6.0.4 installation version and apply this patch. This Hotfix will run on SOLIDWORKS 2016 SP1.0 and newer. This Hotfix is also Windows 10 supported. System:         3DQuickPress is always working on improving the user experience, with the new online V6 seat registration the user will find faster response with registration and un-registration of machines. If you still have issues or need help understanding the process you can always call our support line. Enhancement – Activation system robustness is enhanced. Unfold: Enhancement – 3DQuickPress auto recognizes

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3DQuickForm – Version 3.3.0 Hotfix

Many applications come up when developing blank sizes for drawn models, Material type, draw beads and holding force which spreads the stress distribution over the forming. The 3DQuickForm 3.3.0 Hotfix gives the user more tools to complete his job with a less failures.     Using the Blank Holder feature in 3DQuickForm project. Apply the Blank Holder feature Right click on the feature manager tree of 3DQuickForm, select "Set Blank Holder".     Select blank holder surface and enter the blank holder force in kN.   Compare the results with blank holder feature Stress distribution without blank holder feature, and Stress distribution with blank holder feature   Using the Drawbead

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3DQuickPress V6 What’s New – 6.1.2 Hotfix

With the new 3DQuickPress V6.1.2, Hotfix releases are Customer driven Enhancements because we understand the importance to customize the 3DQuickPress process or the features to meet Customer needs.  This Hotfix will update 3DQuickPress version 6.0.0 to 6.1.2, please install 3DQuickPress installation version and apply this patch. SolidWorks 2016 SP 1.0 supported. Windows 10 supported. Activation auto formatting is provided. New Icon button for User Assisted Recognition PM Page. Force calculation of Coin, Emboss and UAR Form feature are provide. EDM Hole sketch defined in Cutting Punch can be converted to the target plate with Component Opening function. Thanks and I hope you enjoy all of the new enhancements to 3DQuickPress V6.1.2, please check back to view our other articles in this series of 3DQuickPress V6 What's

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