SOLIDWORKS CATIpult Session

Event #: CP101

CATIpult learning sessions are unique educational opportunities designed for SOLIDWORKS users of various experience levels.

CATI Technical Analysts have put together a series of hour long presentations in the form of convenient webcasts. The CATIpult webcasts are conducted via Webex and consist of live SOLIDWORKS hands-on training, Power Point presentations, and product demonstrations.

Topics change monthly, so check back for new topics.

Are you looking for past CATIpult webcast? You can find recordings over on our YouTube Channel.

Presentation Topics

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Battling With Templates Mastering templates and using them to your advantage is a critical component of an effective SOLIDWORKS environment.  In this CATIpult session, we’ll discuss the power of leveraging templates and sheet formats.  We’ll also discuss how to develop best practices to ensure you are getting the most out of SOLIDWORKS when creating drawings. Kris Dubuque
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How to Perform Topology Studies in SOLIDWORKS Simulation Topology study, the brand new 2018 study type. The most advanced shape optimization tool SIMULATION has to offer. We will cover packaging, setups and capabilities, manufacturing uses both additive and subtractive with a few examples. We will also do a compare and contrast between it and the other design insight tools like design study and trend tracker. Matt Sherak
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Top Down Modeling Methods in SOLIDWORKS During this CATIpult session you learn multiple techniques for successful Top Down modeling in SOLIDWORKS.  You’ll learn how to leverage Assembly Layouts to generate dynamic sketches for creating your in-context parts.  Additional techniques will show how using Sketch Pictures can ensure that your parts fit within your assembly. Dennis Barnes
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How to Build and Maintain Effective Design Tables This session is an updated version of a presentation from previous CATIpult Webcasts. It will cover all aspects of Design Tables—from the optimal setup of parts and assemblies in SOLIDWORKS, to how to utilize the tools in SOLIDWORKS and Excel, and to help automate the design process of creating configurations. Josh Altergott
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5-1/2 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With PDM and BOMs This presentation will explore the many different capabilities within the BOMs of SOLIDWORKS PDM. Users and administrators of SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard and PDM Professional will learn little tricks to make documenting their BOMs faster and more efficient than ever before. Jeff Sweeney
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Achieving Extreme SOLIDWORKS Performance: Modeling Methodology During this presentation we will show a real-world example of part and assembly modeling techniques gone wrong. Using standard SOLIDWORKS tools, attendees will learn about common issues and how to correct them to resolve SOLIDWORKS performance issues. Jordan Puentes
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Free and Powerful SOLIDWORKS Xpress Tools This presentation will take a look at the informative tools included with every license of SOLIDWORKS. SOLIDWORKS Xpress tools are lightweight versions of the larger tool. There are four tools discussed in this presentation are: DriveWorksXpress, DFMXpress, SimulationXpress, and FloXpress. Judy Marlo
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Combining the Power of CFD and FEA for Design Validation and Analysis

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation ensures your products meet their functional requirements for fluid flow while SOLIDWORKS Simulation ensures your products meet their structural requirements. But how do you verify your product meets all the functional requirements, both fluid and structural, and still meet your deadlines? In this webcast, we will show you how to utilize the results of your CFD analysis in your FEA models for thorough design validation. Don’t make guesses about how fluids affect your structural designs, use real data. 

Bill Reuss
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Turn SOLIDWORKS Into Your Kinematic Whiteboard

Moving linkages are a staple of Mechanical Design and they always seem to start on a whiteboard (or napkin). But whiteboards don’t move! Learn to leverage SOLIDWORKS Kinematic 2D sketching to accelerate design concepts, gain useful insight, and turn that whiteboard into a 3D design in no time!

Kris Dubuque

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Are You Using SOLIDWORKS Assemblies to Design Weldments?

In this webcast we’ll look at the fundamentals of Weldments in SOLIDWORKS. We’ll look at what they are, why we use them, how they work, and how to customize them.  We’ll then take a brief look at how weldments can be created even easier with the Structure System in SOLIDWORKS 2019.

Kris Dubuque

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Planning for Your SOLIDWORKS Upgrade – 10 Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

As we wrap up 2018, many of you will begin planning your SOLIDWORKS upgrades for next year.  In this final CATIpult webcast of the year, we’ll cover some of the most common issues we observe and how to avoid them.  Even if you’ve installed SOLIDWORKS many times, you’ll not want to miss this.

Justin Maxwell

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