3DQuickPress V6 What’s New – Strip Layout Components

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Strip components can be used to represent patterned features along the progressing direction with the spacing equal to the progression pitch, like pilots and lifters. A strip component feature will be attached with a sketch to represent the size and shape of this strip component.   RMB on the Strip Components icon in the strip layout feature tree, select Insert Strip Components. Select the highlighted face as the fixed face and click OK. Select a predefined sketch as the Component […]

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3DQuickPress V6 What’s New – Installation Procedures

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With the new release of 3DQuickPress V6 creates a new installation process, similar to SOLIDWORKS 3DQTools has develop a new activation process. Note: Before you upgrade; information to be considered before you load 3DQuickPress V6. 3DQuickPress V5 will not open 3DQuickPress V6 files. Dongle plug in will no longer be needed to run the software. Var support will not have access to manual activation, so you must use the email process shown below. 3DQPress V6 will work with SOLIDWORKS 64 bit […]

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3DQuickPress V6 What’s New – Unfold QuickForm Flange Tool

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With 3DQuickPress V6 and 3DQuickForm V3.2, you now apply the blank development result of 3DQuickForm directly to the unfolded model of 3DQuickPress. With complex unfolding of forming parts and without losing the benefits of automatic feature, you can obtain a feature based unfolded model with blank development results. 1. Click 3DQuickForm Flange Tool icon on the 3DQuickPress Surface Tools Toolbar. 2. Select the pink flange faces in the selection window. Then select blue faces in the Holder Faces selection window as […]

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3DQPress V6 What’s New – Unfold UAR Bend Corner Feature

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UAR Bend Corner is a new feature induced to handle a region between 2 bend features. 1. The new UAR Bend Corner allow unfolding of a Corner between 2 angles with flange legs. 2. Click Unfold Icon on the 3DQPress Unfolding Toolbar. 3. Select the highlighted face as the fixed face and click OK. 4. RMB on Sheet Metal Object and select User Assisted Recognition. 5. Click Add to add feature. 6. Select the feature type to be UAR BCorner. […]

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3DQPress V6 What’s New – Unfold UAR Hem

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UAR Hem is a new feature induced to handle a region folded narrowly along the edge of a part.   1. The new UAR Hem will allow unfolding of a Hem along a contour edge as shown. 2. Click Unfold Icon on the 3DQPress Unfolding Toolbar. 3. Select the highlighted face as the fixed face and click OK. 4. RMB on Sheet Metal Object and select User Assisted Recognition. 5. Click Add to add feature. 6. Select the feature type […]

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3DQuickPress V6 What’s New – for SOLIDWORKS 2015 release

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The new release of SOLIDWORKS 2015 is at the Pre-Release stage with the clock ticking for the 1st official release.  Here is how the Gold Partner 3DQuickTools V6 release will look different in SOLIDWORKS 2015. 1. At 1st glance, it will be very noticeable what is not seen when opening SOLIDWORKS 2015. 2. As a Gold Partner, we have always enjoyed having 3DQuickPress and 3DQuickForm on the top ribbon of SOLIDWORKS. 3. New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 - menus for Gold Partners like […]

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3DQPress V6 What’s New – Blog Series for SOLIDWORKS 2015 release

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The new release of SOLIDWORKS 2015 is just a month away, as a gold partner 3DQTools is ready to release V6. The Tech Team is excited for this release and has been working hard to find a way to let the 3DQPress community know about the new features that 3DQPress has to offer. Starting in August, the 3DQPress Tech Team will be posting articles about the new features and functions in 3DQPress V6 that will run inside SOLIDWORKS 2015. We […]

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How to update ECO changes to 3DQPress Punch Design inside SOLIDWORKS

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Welcome to ECO changes to 3DQPress Punch Design. After the ECO changes have been made to the unfolded model and the Strip layout the 3DQPress Punch Design will trigger a note stating the Strip Layout has changed. Depending on how and the process used to update ECO change to the Unfolded and the Strip Layout, SOLIDWORKS will handle each one of them differently. In this blog I will explain the process 3DQPress uses to update ECO Changes to the Punch […]

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How to update ECO changes to 3DQPress Strip layout inside SOLIDWORKS

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Welcome to ECO changes to 3DQPress Strip layout. After the ECO changes have been made to the unfolded model, 3DQPress Strip layout will trigger the rebuild on the strip. Depending on the process used to update ECO changes to the unfolded model, SOLIDWORKS will handle each one of them differently. In this blog, I will explain the 3DQPress process to update the Strip layout. Setup 1. Start with my previous blog “How to setup and import ECO changes with 3DQPress […]

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How to Setup and Import ECO changes with 3DQPress inside SolidWorks

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Welcome to Setup and Import ECO changes inside unfolded 3DQPress model. After the model has been imported SOLIDWORKS assigns a different ID code to every model. In this blog, I will explain the 3DQPress process on how to use the original model, import the ECO changes, and then update the unfolded model. Setup 1. Import the model, and then save the file name as needed then close the file. 2. Using SolidWorks open a new part file. 3. From the […]

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