Three Minute Thursday: SOLIDWORKS Motion Simulation Movies!

[fa icon="calendar'] August 16, 2018 / by Robbie Hoyler posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Robbie Hoyler, TPM Application Engineer

Did you know you can create movies from SOLIDWORKS Motion Simulation using Visualize?  Come check out how to make it happen in 15 minutes!

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The Color Lab x Clemson University

[fa icon="calendar'] August 15, 2018 / by TPM Admin posted in Color Lab

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The Swann Fitness Center is the main fitness building on Clemson University's Campus. With 250,000 sq ft of space, you will notice all of the eye catching details, from the top notch fitness equipment to the dreamscape mystical wallpaper murals that were recently printed and installed by The Color Lab

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Three Minute Thursday: Real Applications for Sketch Picture

[fa icon="calendar'] August 09, 2018 / by Rob Stoklosa posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Rob Stoklosa, TPM Application Engineer

 SOLIDWORKS is full of awesome little tools that enable us to create…well, almost anything.

Too often, I find myself discussing these features with clients and usually ending the sentence with ”….too bad you’ll never use it”.

So, I thought I would write about a practical application for a function that falls into this category.

Sketch Picture!

I recently was required to procure new wingtips for a single engine aircraft. Incredibly, the sketch picture function in SOLIDWORKS allowed for a precise fit to the existing wing, without the use of a scanner. I have illustrated the process.

Plane at the shop getting prepped for paint and other mods.

 

The moment of truth. You ain’t lived till actually have to cut the wingtip off a very expensive airplane.

 

 We needed to “precisely” capture the new wing cross-section to fit the new tips correctly. Scanning was not an option for us.

 

Utilizing the imported sketch, we simply traced the profile, and offset it to create a flange we could mate to the existing cross section. This was then used as a cross section to generate the new tip.

 

So, the next time your situation prevents you from having access to a scanner, grab a pencil and paper and get to tracing.

 

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Current Color Lab Projects That We are Loving!

[fa icon="calendar'] August 08, 2018 / by TPM Admin posted in Color Lab

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Next Generation BIM 360 Webinar

[fa icon="calendar'] August 06, 2018 / by Dan Warren posted in AEC

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In today's webinar, we will do a rundown of the Next Generation BIM 360 platform. This presentation is designed to give you a better understanding of the overall project environment and what serves to help our projects move forward.

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Three Minute Thursday: What's the Blueberry Icon- SOLIDWORKS PDM Add-in Explained

[fa icon="calendar'] August 02, 2018 / by Steve Ostrovsky posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Steve Ostrovsky, TPM Application Engineer

The PDM Blueberry - You see it every time you open up SolidWorks, but might not know everything you can do with it. I’ll explain what the SolidWorks PDM Add-in offers users.

 

Toolbar Button Identification:

 

Status Icons – control how the colors appear in the add-in.

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Greenville Office Supply : Box Truck Wrap

[fa icon="calendar'] August 01, 2018 / by TPM Admin posted in Color Lab

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This past week we partnered with Greenville Office Supply to wrap their vehicles to spread their message all over town! With vehicle wraps, your message is always working for you, whether parked for lunch or out on delivery, your message will be seen! We love how their logo pops and the vibrant, happy color is sure to turn heads. 

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Three Minute Thursday: DriveWorksXpress

[fa icon="calendar'] July 26, 2018 / by Luke Woodard posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Luke Woodard, TPM Application Engineer

DriveWorksXpress is a tool that allows us to configure and customize new assemblies and speeds up repetitive tasks. In today's video we will show you how we apply this tool.

 

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"It's Bo Time" with The Color Lab!

[fa icon="calendar'] July 25, 2018 / by TPM Admin posted in Color Lab

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You know the signage is on point when you walk through Bojangles doors and notice the new displays before you notice the smell of the Bo-berry Biscuits. The Color Lab helped with the new up-fit at Bojangles by using eye-catching displays with 3M customized wall murals and direct PVC cutouts. Scroll below to see how the final project turned out! 

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Three Minute Thursday: Reset SOLIDWORKS File Locations

[fa icon="calendar'] July 19, 2018 / by Cris Ivan posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Cris Ivan, TPM Application Engineer

Whether it is document templates, weldment bend tables or hole callout format files, SOLIDWORKS searches under its set File Locations for the needed information.

So how do we change these location paths or reset them? Here, we are looking at three easy ways of retuning our default file locations. They can be Reset from System Options, changed from File Locations or totally reset them from within the Windows registry.

 

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