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SOLIDWORKS: 3DQUICKPRESS VERSION 6.2.2 HOTFIX

3DQUICKPRESS VERSION 6.2.2 Hotfix   With the new 3DQuickPress V6 6.2.1 and V6 6.2.2 HotFix, this release is design to run inside of SOLIDWORKS 2017.   This Installation will require a UI registry refresh to active the new Toolbar update. See the installation process to update the UI registry. This Hotfix is also Windows 10 supported. This Hotfix will only update 3DQuickPress version 6.2.0 to 6.2.2 by applying this patch.   3DQuickPress is always working on improving the user experience, with the new online seat registration to V6 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

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SOLIDWORKS: 3DQuickPress Version 6.2.0 Installation

3DQuickPress Version 6.2.0 Installation This post was republished to CATI Tech Notes at 1:46:31 PM 4/5/2017 With the new 3DQuickPress V6 6.2.0 Installation, this release is design to run inside of SOLIDWORKS 2017. This Installation will require a UI registry refresh to active the new Toolbar update. See the installation process to update the UI registry. This Hotfix is also Windows 10 supported. System 3DQuickPress is always working on improving the user experience, with the new online seat registration to V6 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

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SOLIDWORKS: HOW TO USE 3DQUICKTOOLS – SKETCH TOOLS – 2

HOW TO USE 3DQUICKTOOLS – SKETCH TOOLS   3DQPRESS and 3DQUICKSTRIP has always been the leading edge for customers looking to enhance SOLIDWORKS for Strip layout, Die, and Fixture design. In this Blog I am introducing some unknown feature called Sketch Tools.   I will be explaining how to use Modify Hole Fillets sketch function works, but as you can see, there are several sketch tools functions that the user can use to complete the task faster.         The Modify Hole Fillets has 2 pull down menus to decide how the offset is processed (By Distance) or (By Radius).         Let me explain the difference

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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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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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