5 Challenges All Design Teams Face – Webinar

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Design teams today are faced with very similar challenges, regardless of what products they make. In this webinar: Find out if you have the same challenges as other design teams Discover what others are doing to overcome their challenges Learn about tools and strategies for managers that help their team succeed Register for one of the upcoming webinars, and put resources into the hands of those who need them! Webinar Times:Thursday May 19 – 11am CTTuesday May 24 – 2pm […]

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Try SOLIDWORKS Simulation Free For 30 Days

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Here's how it works: To help demonstrate the value of Simulation Professional, SOLIDWORKS will be hosting introductory customer webinars focused on the Value and ROI of Simulation Professional. Sharing examples of how a company can recover their complete investment of Simulation Professional in one use. Friday, May 13, 2011 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM CDT Register now Friday, May 27, 2011 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM CDT Register now So what are the requirements to get your Evaluation? You must […]

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Check Your Graphics Driver

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      Being on support I would say that somewhere between 75% and 90% of the calls that come in are graphics driver related. Remember that even if you bought a big brand new machine from Dell it is probably loaded with the wrong driver from the factory. Just because it is new does not mean its correct or certified. So to save some time in your busy day go ahead and check this link periodically to make sure you have […]

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SOLIDWORKS Sustainability and ISO 14000 certification

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ISO 14000 addresses various aspects of environmental management. The standards, ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 14004:2004 deal with environmental management systems (EMS). ISO 14004:2004 provides guidelines on the elements of an environmental management system and its implementation, and discusses principal issues involved. ISO 14001:2004 specifies the requirements for such an environmental management system. Fulfilling these requirements demands objective evidence which can be audited to demonstrate that the environmental management system is operating effectively in conformity to the standard. An EMS meeting […]

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Fatigue Analysis of a Landing Gear using SOLIDWORKS Simulation

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It is observed that repeated loading and unloading weakens objects over time even when the induced stresses are considerably less than the allowable stress limits. This phenomenon is known as fatigue. Each cycle of stress fluctuation weakens the object to some extent. After a number of cycles, the object becomes so weak that it fails. Fatigue is the prime cause of the failure of many objects, especially those made of metals. Examples of failure due to fatigue include, rotating machinery, […]

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BOMs and Assembly Drawings

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With the release of SOLIDWORKS 2010, SOLIDWORKS added some neat features when working with assembly drawings and BOMs.  First off, you will notice that when you select the BOM it now has a big, move icon that is now much easier to grab and move the BOM around.  The best of the bunch is the ability to move the BOM to a second sheet.  They have also added some nice visual cues to it… When you select a component out […]

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Objet releases new revolutionary materials for 3D printing

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Today, Objet Geometries announced the release of 3 new advanced materials: Objet ABS-like, Objet Clear, and Objet VeroWhitePlus.  With the addition of these new materials, the number of Objet 3D printing materials is brought to a total of 65 (including digital materials),  for a wide range of rapid prototyping purposes, from realistic product visualization all the way to advanced functional verification. Objet ABS-like is a high-impact, high temperature resistant material made for simulating products made of ABS-grade engineering plastics ideal […]

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Create functional living hinges with Objet’s Connex Family 3D Printers

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A living hinge is a thin, flexible plastic hinge joining 2 or more rigid plastic parts. The hinge allows the plastic parts to bend on the line of the hinge. When designed correctly living hinges can remain functional through the life of the product.                                                              >Learn More The Digital Materials capabilities with […]

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See 3D printing in action at CATI’s Product Development Forum event

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Join CATI at one of our Product Development Forum Events in May and see 3D Printing in action!  This open house style event will showcase 3D Printing Solutions from Objet Geometries. In addition to having our 3D printing experts on hand, our award winning SOLIDWORKS Technical Team will be discussing the various ways to utilize SOLIDWORKS tools in your product development process. This is a FREE event. Event Details: Complimentary lunch Onsite demo of 3D printing technology from Objet Geometries […]

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Shortcut Bar AKA the “S” key

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SOLIDWORKS has really put in a lot of effort in the past couple of releases to minimize mouse travel and increase productivity.  One of the tools that they have added to help do this is the shortcut bar.  This shortcut bar is basically a tool bar that can be pulled up by hitting the “s” key on the keyboard.  It opens up right beside your curser eliminating the need to drag your mouse to the top command manager.  The best […]

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