SOLIDWORKS Model-Based Definition (MBD) Has Been Released

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With SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP2, MBD was released at the same time.  Well what is MBD?  It is an integrated drawingless manufacturing solution.  Instead of creating a typical 2D drawing, all of the needed information is placed on the 3D model.  This helps reduce errors, increases production efficiency, and support industry standards. You might wonder how this increases production efficiency.  It will make your process more efficient because there is not a need for 2D drawing files.  All of the information […]

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Available Tables in SOLIDWORKS Drawings

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I get asked about the different tables in SOLIDWORKS drawings.  I’ll go over some of these as a high level overview.  This will cover BOM, Hole Table, Revision Tables, Weldment Cut List Tables, General Table, Weld Table, Bend Table, and Punch Tables. BOM The Bill of Materials is a list of the components and the quantities of each needed to manufacture the end product.  This can be customized a lot to be able to show different properties, different fonts, etc. […]

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Available Tables in SOLIDWORKS Drawings

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I get asked about the different tables in SOLIDWORKS drawings.  I’ll go over some of these as a high level overview.  This will cover BOM, Hole Table, Revision Tables, Weldment Cut List Tables, General Table, Weld Table, Bend Table, and Punch Tables. BOM The Bill of Materials is a list of the components and the quantities of each needed to manufacture the end product.  This can be customized a lot to be able to show different properties, different fonts, etc. […]

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Monthly Best – January 2015

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Did you miss a few of our articles in January? Catch up now with our Monthly Best – January 2015 recap. 1. Unilever Accerlerates Consumer Product Prototyping by 40% with 3D Printed Injection Molds Unilever has cut lead times for prototype parts by 40% since introducing Stratasys’ PolyJet 3D printing technology into its manufacturing process. Full Article 2. SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015 – Self Contact There were a number of new features added in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015 to help improve our […]

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Rotating Mesh Region SOLIDWORKS FLOW SIMULATION

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The SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation team has added powerful new functionality to their arsenal,  Rotating Mesh Regions.  Rotating mesh regions or “sliding mesh regions” allow the user to rotate geometry in the model and drive the fluid of the system.  If you are designing any device that utilizes, impellers, propellers, or other rotational apparatus Flow Simulation can provide results such as flow rate, pressure drop, velocity, and many more, all based on the rotation of the geometry.  A transient or time […]

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Rotating Mesh Region SOLIDWORKS FLOW SIMULATION

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The SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation team has added powerful new functionality to their arsenal,  Rotating Mesh Regions.  Rotating mesh regions or “sliding mesh regions” allow the user to rotate geometry in the model and drive the fluid of the system.  If you are designing any device that utilizes, impellers, propellers, or other rotational apparatus Flow Simulation can provide results such as flow rate, pressure drop, velocity, and many more, all based on the rotation of the geometry.  A transient or time […]

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3DVision Tech Tip-Center of Mass Tool

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Using the SOLIDWORKS Center of Mass Tool Use the Center of Mass tool to show the global center of mass of your parts and assemblies. Use Insert Model Items to display them in drawings.  The Center of Mass feature will stay at the top of the feature tree and indicates the global center of mass.  If you want to show the Center of Mass at a specific place and time in the feature tree, use the Center of Mass Reference Point (parts only), which […]

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Make Your Voice Heard! Vote for the SOLIDWORKS World 2015 Top Ten List!

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Voting is NOW open on the annual SOLIDWORKS World Top Ten List! Just folow the link below to log on to the SOLIDWORKS World 2015 section of the discussion forum. You can give the thumbs up or down to as many ideas as you like. But HURRY, voting closes on Friday, January 23, 2015. Vote Here The ten ideas with the most votes will become the Top Ten List for 2015. This list will be presented at SOLIDWORKS World 2015 […]

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3DVision Tech Tip-Center of Mass Tool

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Using the SOLIDWORKS Center of Mass Tool Use the Center of Mass tool to show the global center of mass of your parts and assemblies. Use Insert Model Items to display them in drawings.  The Center of Mass feature will stay at the top of the feature tree and indicates the global center of mass.  If you want to show the Center of Mass at a specific place and time in the feature tree, use the Center of Mass Reference Point (parts only), which […]

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Customer Spotlight- SelectTech Geospatial

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Advancing rapid military systems development with SOLIDWORKS Premium The SelectTech GeoSpatial Advanced Manufacturing Facility specializes in the rapid development, production, and delivery of command and control, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C2ISR) systems. The company was founded to create and manufacture C2ISR systems more rapidly than other defense contractors. To accomplish that mission, SelectTech GeoSpatial needed to use the latest 3D development technologies and lean, flexible manufacturing processes,according to Executive Director Frank Beafore. “Our niche is being able to design and build a […]

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