SOLIDWORKS 2016 Curve Driven Component Pattern

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Recently I was asked about pattern choices in an assembly model and specifically how using a Curve Driven Pattern vs a Circular Pattern might give the user better results. For instance, the request was to have a way to pattern a set of parts along a circular edge without forcing each instance to always be pointing towards the center of this circular edge. So I started with an assembly that had three parts mated together some distance from the Origin. […]

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Cake Cutout Conundrum*

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A company employee brought a chocolate cake to the office with the intention of cutting it in half so that each half could be shared with the sales and technical groups at their separate weekly meetings. The office manager, who would not be attending either meeting, decided to take her share of the tasty treat before the cake was divided. Knowing that each group in the office appreciated equality, the cake baker was in a tough situation. The office manager’s […]

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Stratasys J750 Roadshows

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Join Us For Our Stratasys J750 Roadshow and meet the World’s First Full Color Multi-Material 3D Printer! The Stratasys J750 isn’t just our latest innovation. It’s yours. It’s any shape you can imagine, any color you can dream of, and any detail words can’t express — made tangible in a matter of hours. And it’s knowing for sure that your next big thing is as spectacular as you envisioned. The Stratasys J750 3D Printer lends form and substance to your […]

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Stratasys Promotion – Get 30% Off uPrint SE Plus 3D Printers

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You need a reliable 3D printer that delivers multiple design concept iterations and complex, durable prototypes – with exceptional repeatability and accuracy. You also want an advanced 3D printer that’s built to last, comes ready to use with all the materials you need, delivering you accurate parts, every time.  >>Click Here to Register For This Offer Is it possible to get all of that and more, from an office-friendly 3D printer? The answer is Yes. uPrint, the only proven, professional […]

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How to setup different gates in SOLIDWORKS Plastics

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SOLIDWORKS Plastics In the realm of injection molded parts, different shape and size gates and runners have to be used for parts that are either cylindrical, prismatic, or family of parts.  If you’re testing only one part you have the option of creating a gate that fits the mold that you are wanting. There are several ways you can represent the gate.  For example, you can use a split face, an extrude, or even model the whole runner and gate […]

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SIMULIA Webcast – Going From SOLVE to INNOVATE

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Our InFlow Technology team is hosting a SIMULIA Webcast on July 21st from 10am-11am. Join InFlow to see how companies are moving beyond simply applying analysis to solve their engineering problems by utilizing analysis technology to truly empower innovation. More and more companies are embracing analysis as a part of their design process. We will showcase how analysis can be taken to the next level in order to create lighter, stronger, and cheaper designs! Event Information: Thursday, July 21, 201610am-11am>>Registration Link […]

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SIMULIA for SOLIDWORKS Users Promotion

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Attention Current SOLIDWORKS Simulation Users We are pleased to announce that there is an exciting new promotion available to you to extend your simulation capabilities and take your product development process to the next level with the SIMULIA. For those who are already taking advantage of the simulation capabilities in SOLIDWORKS, we have a unique opportunity to dive even deeper into your modeling with key simulation functionality in SIMULIA ABAQUS including:* Large, complex nonlinear problems High Peformance computing Multiphysics Impact […]

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Upcoming CATI Training Classes for July 2016

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Did you know that CATI has more than 50 training classes to help you with SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Data Management and 3D Printing? We have worked with you and your companies to provide you the best tools to get your job done. These tools are very complex and can be difficult to understand without the proper training. Let our techs help you learn the software as it applies to you and your job. We offer our classes in 2 formats; classroom […]

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Upcoming CATI Events – 3D Printing, SOLIDWORKS, 3D Scanning, DriveWorks, and More

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At CATI we host a wide range of live webcasts and live seminars on a variety of topics related to product development and the tools that make it possible. Whether you are investigating new tools or want to learn how to use what you have more efficiently, we have an event for you. Visit the Events Page of the CATI website for a complete list of current events. Here is the list of current events. CATI Product Development Forums Date Time […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Envelopes in Drawings

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Envelopes in Drawings Recently I was asked a question about showing some parts in an assembly drawing as "phantom" edges to be able to reference the components, but not have to show them as solid edge lines. The process for this is really quite simple in SOLIDWORKS. For example, I have a top level assembly and I want to make 3 or 4 parts show up as an Envelope in the drawing view so that I can see […]

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