Remember back when you took Engineering Statics and you had to find the forces by hand calculations? You may have said to yourself, why do I have to solve all this by hand when we now have simulation software to get the answers we need. Well, that is true that simulation software can be used to get the answers, but how would you use the software to find unknown forces? Hopefully after reading this blog, I will have cleared the […]
The fun and excitement of SOLIDWORKS World has come and gone, but it is the many messages conveyed to the SOLIDWORKS community and the 5500 attendees of this years conference that keeps us motivated for the next year. This year we heard from Dr. Michio Kaku (Professor of Theoretical Physics) who made many predictions of the future as it relates to engineering and science. One of his main messages was 3D is the future. I would like to take that […]
SOLIDWORKS 2015 Installation Guide Part4 – Composer, Plastics, and Simulation Installation What do I need to know to install my Composer, Plastics, or Simulation package? First, all of these products are now installed thru the SOLIDWORKS installation manager. To download the installation manager you will need to click the SOLIDWORKS download link. Run the installation manager, and enter the serial number for your products. If you have all of your licenses set up to be renewed at the same time you may have […]
SOLIDWORKS 2015 is now available for download from the SOLIDWORKS website. http://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/downloads Media kits will beging shipping out now, so you should receive your sometime in the next month. Please see our blog series SOLIDWORKS 2015 What's New for a look at all of the new features in this release. Computer Aided Technology, Inc.
New to SOLIDWORKS 2015 is the addition of an Internal End Cap option. Previously we could create two types of End Caps; "Outward" and "Inward". Now in SOLIDWORKS 2015 we can create an End Cap with a New "Internal" option which will build an End Cap to fit the inside of a tube and optionally offset the recess. Above is a preview of the End Cap Property Manager in 2014. Above is a preview of the End Cap Property Manager […]
The new release of SOLIDWORKS 2015 is just a few weeks away and here at CATI the Tech Team is excited for this release. To kick off this series we wanted to lead with a new feature that really caught our attention. Did you know that SOLIDWORKS Premium can flatten a surface? Yes, that was our reaction too! Sweet! Now in 2015, SOLIDWORKS has introduced the capability to flatten a surface model. Previously this function was only available using the […]