SOLIDWORKS: Stop Collaborate and Listen

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Considering how few of us actually get to start from scratch when it comes to designing, it’s imperative that you’re able to navigate through someone else’s design. If you’ve recently inherited another engineer’s design files or would like to be able to collaborate on designs more easily then this series will help you hit the ground running. Decoding another’s design files can eat up a lot of time and often lead to design errors in the editing process. I will […]

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6 Steps to your first SOLIDWORKS Simulation

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation has been around for years tracing its roots back to 1982 and the Structural Research and Analysis Corporation (SRAC). SOLIDWORKS Simulation used to be called COSMOS Works, and since its early days, the Finite Element Analysis program has strived to be powerful, accurate, and EASY to use. Part of SOLIDWORKS Simulation’s ease of use are the simple Six Steps that every Simulation Study shares. Step 1: Define your Study. Static, Thermal, Frequency, etc. Step 2: Assign your Materials […]

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Holes In Your Model? No Worries with SOLIDWORKS Plastics

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When dealing with different customers or vendors you will inevitably run into a situation where you need to import a model from another CAD software. With advancements in import technology, models open better than ever. But there are times when you get a hole in your model. This can be troublesome as SOLIDWORKS Plastics requires the Mold Cavity to be watertight. This can be fixed by using the SOLIDWORKS modeling tools but may require some surfacing techniques. Fortunately, SOLIDWORKS Plastics […]

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Verification. Verified!

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Verification that the software you use is doing what it is supposed to do is nothing new. We just may not know how to access this information. Like my colleague Kurt Kurtin who discussed the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Verification documents in his blog Simulation Verification – How Accurate are My Results, I wanted to make sure you knew where these verification documents are located for SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. The Flow Simulation verification documents are a little more hidden than the one […]

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Control Your Flow Mesh

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Mesh control is important no matter what Simulation product you use. The power of mesh control allows refinement of the mesh in areas of importance to the Engineer. This blog will focus on the mesh and mesh control used in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation software is a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis tool.  SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation offers users internal and external analysis of fluid systems. Steady State, Transient, and conjugate heat transfer solutions are standard with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation.  Flow Simulation works seamlessly inside […]

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Make Your Mark on Injection Locations in SOLIDWORKS Plastics Simulation

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Over time we learn new ways to do things. For example, I recently learned SOLIDWORKS’ preferred way of creating an injection location in SOLIDWORKS Plastics Simulation. Let’s take a look at SOLIDWORKS’ preferred method to create injection locations, the benefits of split lines, and the role split lines play in the process. An injection location is where the cavity is filled from the runner system. Gates are the portion of the runner system that attaches to the injection location. Typically, […]

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Choosing the Right 3D Scanner for You

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Choosing the Right 3D Scanner for You Welcome back to Justifying 3D Scanning for your Business. This is part 2 of a 2 part series, if you haven’t read part 1 yet you can read it here. In this blog we will discuss different criteria to consider when choosing a 3D scanner. There are many different types of 3D scanners and scanning technology. Everything from tracked 3D scanners, structured light systems to plugin-play portable 3D scanners. Below is an outline […]

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3D SCANNERS IN EDUCATION

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As we move toward the future of manufacturing and design, consumers are demanding a more 4.0 Industry trend. This new trend takes old industry models and leaves them in the dust and at the forefront of it all, technology is setting the pace. The impact that technology has had on today’s schools has been quite significant. This widespread adaptation of technology has completely changed how teachers teach and students learn. By embracing and integrating technology in the classroom, we are […]

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3D SCANNERS IN EDUCATION

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As we move toward the future of manufacturing and design, consumers are demanding a more 4.0 Industry trend. This new trend takes old industry models and leaves them in the dust and at the forefront of it all, technology is setting the pace. The impact that technology has had on today’s schools has been quite significant. This widespread adaptation of technology has completely changed how teachers teach and students learn. By embracing and integrating technology in the classroom, we are […]

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3D SCANNERS IN EDUCATION

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As we move toward the future of manufacturing and design, consumers are demanding a more 4.0 Industry trend. This new trend takes old industry models and leaves them in the dust and at the forefront of it all, technology is setting the pace. The impact that technology has had on today’s schools has been quite significant. This widespread adaptation of technology has completely changed how teachers teach and students learn. By embracing and integrating technology in the classroom, we are […]

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