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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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3DQuickPress V6 What’s New – 6.1.1 Hotfix

With the new 3DQuickPress V6.1.1, 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 6.1.1, please install 3DQuickPress installation version and apply this patch. SolidWorks 2016 SP 1.0 supported. Windows 10 supported. User Assist Recognition PM page layout changed. Branch Transform function for bend feature is added. Modify blank function for UAR Form feature is added. Edit blank function for Coin feature is added. Overbend feature supports zero inner bend radius. Overbend feature supports negative Overbend values and reverse bend direction. Overbend feature supports adjusting bend radius. Filename for die plates created using create die set function will follows filename

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3DQuickForm – Version 3.2.1 Hotfix

As many Gold partners are getting ready for SOLIDWORKS 2016, 3DQuickForm 3.2.1 Hotfix positions the software for the release.   This Hotfix will update 3DQuickForm version 3.2.0 to 3.2.1, please install 3DQuickForm 3.2.0 installation version and apply this patch. 1. Hotfix supports SOLIDWORKS 2016. 2. Hotfix supports Windows 10. 3. Detail solver error message. Thanks and I hope you enjoy all of the new enhancements to 3DQuickForm V3.2.1. that can be found on our ftp site, Please check back to view our articles in this series of 3DQuickForm. Ronnie C. Flaugh Technical Analyst Strategic Technology Solutions Computer Aided Technology, LLC

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3DQPress V6 What’s New – UAR Advanced Bend Tool

UAR Bend Tool is not a new feature to 3DQPress, but what’s new is the added functionally. UAR Bend Tool feature in 3DQPress Strip layout supports the entire standard bend features. Create Split Bend Edit Over-bend Create Un-Bend Feature Create Re-strike Feature    Thanks and I hope you enjoy all of the new enhancements to 3DQuickPress V6.0.4. Please check back to view our other articles in this series of 3DQuickPress V6 What's New. Ronnie C. Flaugh Technical Analyst Strategic Technology Solutions Computer Aided Technology, Inc

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3DQuickPress V6 What’s New – 6.0.4 Hotfix

With the new 3DQuickPress V6.0.4, Hotfix releases Customer driven Enhancements per request because we understand the importance of enhancements to customize the 3DQuickPress process or the features to meet Customer requests.  This Hotfix will update 3DQuickPress version 6.0.0 to 6.0.4. Please install 3DQuickPress installation version and apply this patch. 1. Activation server IP changes, license activation program updated. 2. Strip layout out file supports the use of FG macro. 3. Drill hole created by inserting dowel pin will automatically set as dowel hole. 4. Copy and Paste faces supports working in assembly context. 5. Clearance Tool supports the matching of standard drill size for circular clearance. 6. Component Opening supports naming of extrude cut

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