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SOLIDWORKS Routing Ribbon Cables

Here is a tidbit that you won't find in any training manual on how to combine ribbon cables. First let's get Routing going it's part of the SOLIDWORKS Premium Package. Where to find it: Tools, Add-ins For this example I don't have a model to insert the connector into so I will place the connector first then route the ribbon. So to make sure it doesn't start the route when I bring the connector into the assembly I am going […]

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How to Upgrade to SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2014

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2014 is finally here and ready for you to upgrade! To make sure you are able to upgrade, please see the requirements listed below. 1. A license of SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic and/or SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D. 2. A current subscription to SOLIDWORKS Electrical with your local VAR (Value Added Reseller). 3. Additional 2GB of free hard disk space storage. 4. Older versions of SOLIDWORKS Electrical will no longer be of service after update. If you are installing from scratch, […]

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What comes after 3D Printing?……….4D Printing!

As techs we like to stay up on the latest and greatest things.  Like all technology, as soon as then next big thing gets to the market it is already being replaced by something bigger and better.   3D printing has been the hot buzz around many medias as of late, including here at CATI.  We are seeing printer technology change very rapidly and many companies are finding great uses to reduce prototyping time and cost to get products out faster. […]

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Multi-Material 3D Printed Fashion Shoes Walk The Walk In Prague

The 3D printed shoe collection by up-and-coming Czech designer, Pavla Podsedniková, was one of the highlights of the Design and Fashion Week in Prague this month, where top Czech and foreign fashion designers presented their work. The ‘Instant Shoe 2’ line exhibited at  Designblok’13  as part of the fashion week boasted five pairs of multi-material 3D printed customized shoes, sculpted for a perfect fit from digital scans of the wearers’ feet. The collection mimics wedged boots, almost cocooning the feet, […]

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Design Binder – What is it? Why use it?

During CATI’s recent Design Summits, I did a presentation about File Management. During those presentations, I found that not many SolidWorks users knew about the Design Binder feature that SOLIDWORKS provides with each file. This is mostly because visibility of the Design Binder in the Feature Tree is off as a default. This blog will show you where it’s located and how it works. If you haven’t seen the Design Binder in your Feature Tree, it probably is set on […]

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3DVision Technologies to Exhibit at the Design-2-Part Show November 20th-21st

3DVision Technologies will be exhibiting at the largest design and contract manufacturing show in the region, the Design-2-Part Show, November 20th-21st at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. From design ideas, to custom and stock parts, thru final assembly, you will find the instant answers you need at this show. Admission is FREE! When: Wednesday, November 20th 9:30am-3:30pm Thursday, November 21st 9:30am-3:00pm Location: Northern Kentucky Convention Center One West River Center Blvd. Covington, KY 41011

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Watch Wacky 3D Printed Car Crashes at IDSA Competition

What do you get when you mix classic pine wood derby-style cars and 3D printing? “Launch Day” – sponsored by IDSA (Industrial Design Society of America) and Inventables! Teams from different engineering and design firms from all over the world submitted imaginative 3D printed car designs. From a hundred submissions, the top 10 were produced on Stratasys FDM and PolyJet-based 3D Printers. The winning entries sported such whimsical names as Balloona, Donky Kong and RocketMan! Each was launched from a 3D printed six-foot high […]

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CATI Client Success Symposium

CATI and SOLIDWORKS are hosting a Client Success Symposium to show you how companies are improving their product documentation with SOLIDWORKS Composer. >>Register Today<< We have the privilege of working with some of the best and the brightest companies in the world. We get the rare opportunity to help companies with tools to bring innovative ideas to life; and more often than not communicating engineering ideas can be frustrating and inefficient. Think this doesn’t apply to your business? We’ve found that […]

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Reverse Engineering Scanner Technology

Last week, I attended the Wichita Industrial Trade Show which is held every two years in Wichita, Kansas.  This show offers several hundred booths offering machine services to consulting to cleaning products found in most manufacturing shops today.  We ran across one interesting company though that I wanted to share with you as I get a lot of requests for this from customers.  The company is called Modern Manufacturing Technologies International and they offer 3D scanning for reverse engineering or […]

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Halloween Happiness with Mojo’s New Colors and Scarily Sparse Interior Fill

Scratching your head about how to make your Halloween eerily perfect? What if you could 3D print in a wider array of colors, using less material per build, to increase the spookiness of this fun holiday? Well great news for ghouls and goblins: the Stratasys Mojo 3D Printer has just been enhanced with new functions and color options, making it easy to upgrade a costume, decorate with flair or even bake themed cookies. Halloween is going to be so terrific, […]

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