Chamfering Surfaces in SOLIDWORKS

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If you do a lot of surface modeling in SOLIDWORKS, you may have gone bonkers looking for the chamfer command. Don’t worry, a conniving coworker did not modify your toolbar layout. Unfortunately, this is a limitation of the software. You cannot use the chamfer feature on surface bodies. The chamfer command is not even visible if your part consists of only surface bodies. Let’s explore two different methods of working around this limitation. These methods do require a few additional […]

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How to Rename a Project in DriveWorks Solo

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This is how to rename a DriveWorks Solo project. Renaming the project does not affect any of the models used by the project. A DriveWorks Solo project consists of three files, all of which have the name name but a different file extension. The name of each fule is the name of the project, and the extensions are: ".driveproj", ".drivegroup" and ".drivemaster". By default, Windows XP and later don't display file extensions. To rename the project, simply change the name […]

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SolidProfessor “Every Day is Game Day” Webinar

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The "Everyday is Game Day Webinar" will show you how you can keep your SOLIDWORKS skills sharp with SolidProfessor's SOLIDWORKS video training and tutorial courses.  >Register for the Webinar For engineering teams, Every Day is Game Day, and you need your team performing at their best to achieve success… whether it be: The necessity to reduce design cycle times Accelerating time to market with new products Being on the cutting edge; Creating new, innovative products If your team isn't training […]

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Simulate Bolt connection

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A connector is a mechanism that defines how an entity (vertex, edge, face) is connected to another entity or to the ground. Using connectors simplifies modeling because, in many cases, you can simulate the desired behavior without having to create the detailed geometry or define contact conditions.A Bolt  can connect two components, multiple components, or a component and the ground. You can define bolts through a mixed stack of solids, shells and sheet metal bodies.   There are three commonly […]

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Evolution of Simulation

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I found this article on desktop engineering. It charts the importance of simulation in todays development environment.  A great article emphazing how computer aided engineering is revolutionizing the industry. What better way to kick start the new year than to adapt efficient design techniques saving time and money for your organization. Rajat Trehan Product Manager – Design Validation Computer Aided Technology Inc.

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E³.WireWorks: Untangle the Challenges of Electrical Mechanical Design

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CATI is proud to announce becoming an E³.WireWorks reseller.  In conjunction with this announcement, on December 21, 2010 at 10am Central Time, CATI will host the E³.WireWorks Webcast "Untangle the Challenges of Electrical Mechanical Design" Register for the event at http://www.cati.com/catiphp/events/event-register.php?CourseID=118 What is E³.WireWorks? E³.WireWorks is Zuken’s Windows-based, modular, scalable and easy-to-learn system for engineering design of wiring, harnesses, cable assemblies, control panels, hydraulics and pneumatics.  Learn more about E³.WireWorks at http://www.cati.com/products/electrical-design/e3-wireworks.php Jim TeDescoMarketing CoordinatorComputer Aided Technology,Inc.

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