SolidWorks PDM Workflow Conditions – Checks and Validation

[fa icon="calendar'] June 22, 2017 / by Steve Ostrovsky posted in SOLIDWORKS

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In this week’s Three Minute Thursday, we’re going to learn how to check and validate documents via workflow transitions. Using conditional statements, we’ll show how to make sure fields like Description, Weight, Finish, etc. are not empty before documents are moved through workflow or verify that a Safety Engineer is assigned before sending an EC Request through the Safety checks.

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Editing Intersection Offset Alignments in Civil 3D

[fa icon="calendar'] June 16, 2017 / by Dana Rice posted in AEC

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The following screenshot shows a common mistake when generating an Intersection in Civil 3D. The assembly in the Intersection region is not lining up with the assembly in the adjacent region.

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Tricks to Mating (in SOLIDWORKS) Part 3: Automation for Frequently Used Components

[fa icon="calendar'] June 15, 2017 / by Mike Staples posted in SOLIDWORKS

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Want to make your frequently used components more powerful? This final part of the series shows how to leverage three incredible capabilities for components you re-use.  Mate References, Magnetic Mates, and Smart Components will help you get your job done faster.

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Ensure Your Business Never Falls Behind with Canon Copiers & Printers

[fa icon="calendar'] June 12, 2017 / by TPM Admin posted in Document & Print Solutions

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To stay competitive, your business needs the right multifunctional copiers and printers. But what makes duplication technology right? Is the right technology the most cutting-edge? The fastest? The most expensive?

Actually, the right technology is the one that cuts out what you don’t need and keeps in what you do need. The right technology makes it easy for your staff to do more with less. That’s why we think you should scrap your old, clunky copiers and printers—you know, the ones that barely chug along, that spend more time jammed than working, and that you avoid using at all costs—in favor of a Canon multifuntional solution.

Canon keeps abreast of ever-evolving trends and expanding broadband information networks. Canon’s research and development team knows that the future of business productivity is all about simplicity, functionality, and fast-paced communication.

How does Canon ensure your business never falls behind?

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BIM 360 Field - Equipment

[fa icon="calendar'] June 09, 2017 / by Dan Warren posted in BIM 360 Field

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In today’s Four Minute Friday Video @_TheDanWarren will review the BIM 360 Field equipment module. This is the final video is the introductory series on BIM 360 Field. Learn how to access your equipment and manage it for your issue, tracking and commissioning needs. Both web based and mobile platforms will be used.

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Wood Projects Using SOLIDWORKS

[fa icon="calendar'] June 08, 2017 / by Robbie Hoyler posted in SOLIDWORKS

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SOLIDWORKS can be used to make many different wood projects for your home. Take a look at this example project and hopefully you will be inspired to use SOLIDWORKS at home as well!

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Design Reuse

[fa icon="calendar'] June 06, 2017 / by Mike Staples posted in SOLIDWORKS

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Dramatically boost your productivity by leveraging common design elements with ease. 

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Canon’s Copiers & Printers are Market Leaders in Functionality, Quality, & Dependability

[fa icon="calendar'] June 05, 2017 / by TPM Admin posted in Document & Print Solutions

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Digital innovation proceeds at breakneck speeds. That’s why great leaders look for credible technology that’s user friendly, pinpoint accurate, and built-to last.

Canon’s multifunctional copiers and printers are market leaders in functionality, quality, and dependability.

In February 2017, Canon U.S.A., Inc. won the Buyers Laboratory’s (BLI) most coveted award—the A3 MFP Line of the Year—for the second consecutive year.

BLI, considered the world’s leading authority on document imaging devices and solutions, presents this annual award to the vendor whose product line is determined to be the best overall. How is that determination made? Products undergo BLI’s demanding two-month laboratory evaluations.

The results?

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Workset Display Tools in Revit

[fa icon="calendar'] June 02, 2017 / by Patrick Hill posted in AEC

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Today’s Four Minute Friday covers the use of Workset display tools in Revit. Revit includes a set of options that allows you to more easily see what the status of your projects worksets are. You can color code objects based on ownership, checkout status, modified or what workset the object is placed in.

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Laser to Manufacturing Fixture

[fa icon="calendar'] June 01, 2017 / by Rob Stoklosa posted in SOLIDWORKS

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Since it’s infancy, CAD has been a tool for engineers and designers alike. Analogous to going to your tool box and getting something to remove a bolt…..you will usually have several options to choose from. Will a ratchet be best for this situation? Maybe a pair of pliers? Each condition, and the environment in which the bolt is in will determine the best solution…..Sometimes, we just need to reach for the torch and sledge hammer!!

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