3D Printing Going To The Dogs

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A veterinary practice in Australia is on the leading edge of veterinary medicine and technology.  They are using 3D printed models to make better medical decisions and prepare for surgery on dogs – and other animals as well. >Click here to read the full article found on the Stratasys Blog Visit the CATI website to learn more about 3D Printing. Tracy GoldenMarketing AssistantComputer Aided Technology, Inc.

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Stay Connected with CATI

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Would you like to stay up-to-date and connected 24/7 with Computer Aided Technology, Inc.?  Want to learn about SOLIDWORKS, EPDM, Stratasys 3D Printers, Simulation, and more?  If so, follow CATI on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Google+!  You will be able to find CATI Tech Notes, webinars, videos, and much, much more.  Don't forget, you can also subscribe to our monthly CATI TechLink Newsletter! CATI is the Midwest's leading provider of Stratasys 3D Printers and SolidWorks 3D CAD […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2014 Sneak Peek – SOLIDWORKS World 2013

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It’s day 3 at SOLIDWORKS World and as usual we were given a sneak peek at the upcoming version of SolidWorks; SOLIDWORKS 2014. Here’s what we can expect this fall with the release of SOLIDWORKS 2014. -Angular running dimensions -BOMs enhancements -Order independent transparency -SOLIDWORKS Electrical Harness Enhancements -CircuitWorks Thermal Properties and Flow Simulation Link -Bolt mapping -Fixed length spline -Slots in hole wizard -Modeling Environment themes -Streamlined save as copy -eDrawings with augmented reality -Sheet metal brackets with corner […]

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How do you insert symbols into a SOLIDWORKS sketch?

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For those of you that need to put symbols into a sketch text its easy to do.  Since there isn’t a symbols button while in the sketch text property manager, you have to open up MS Word and copy the symbols from there into the text box of the sketch text property manager.  Then you can perform any SOLIDWORKS function you wish. Ketul PatelComputer Aided Technology, inc.   

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How to draw a spline on a curved surface in Solidworks

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There are several reasons to get a sketch curve on a wavy surface.  One of the biggest is to get a swept cut.  The other is to alter feature less geometry.  This would be to trim a curved surface to create a nice blended fillet.  Insert a 3D sketch and then use Spline on Surface.  When you start to draw on that surface the rest of the spline will follow the curvature of the surface.   Ketul PatelComputer Aided Technology, Inc.  […]

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Why don’t I get the SOLIDWORKS warning messages anymore?

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I don’t have patience when it comes to seeing the same error/warning messages over and over again.  My normal tendencies are to put a check where they ask “don’t show this again”.  However this can because some issues in the future.  SOLIDWORKS can start opening assemblies and drawings with everything suppressed.  At times it could start freezing.  If you want to see the messages again just simply go to Options>Messages/Error/Warning.  Deselect all the boxes (if you have issues with SOLIDWORKS […]

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How to create a custom section view in SolidWorks

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The usual section view options do a great job cutting away portions of parts and assemblies.  However they do lack functionality when it comes to cutting away just some of the geometry.  For instance we could not achieve the cut away view with a standard section view.   To create this type of section view one must use Extrude Cut.  First create a separate configuration and call it whatever you want.  Then create a rectangle on a plane that intersects or […]

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Simulation – Why Should I Increase the number of elements through the thickness

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Every once in a while a question will come in about a simulation result not showing the results that were expected. Well this doesn’t mean the software is wrong or that the user is wrong it just means that the study hasn’t been fully developed. What I mean by this is that the mesh has not been refined enough to allow the software enough movement to obtain the expected result. More specifically there are not enough rows of elements through […]

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How to create a mirrored assembly in Solidworks

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The process is the same as creating a mirrored subassembly.  Once you have created the assembly you would like to mirror, place that assembly into a new assembly file.  This makes it a subassembly now.  Just select a plane to mirror about and the box around the whole assembly file to collect the parts.  Then click the blue arrow to go to the next step in the process.  Select the assembly and click the button for mirror, which is at […]

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