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Three Minute Thursday: 3D Sketching Basics

[fa icon="calendar'] November 15, 2018 / by Cris Ivan posted in SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday, Manufacturing

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Three Minute Thursday: Reset SOLIDWORKS File Locations

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

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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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Three Minute Thursday: SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing

[fa icon="calendar'] June 13, 2018 / by Cris Ivan posted in SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday, Manufacturing

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Few things can be more frustrating than trying to use a tool and not having it available. Since a SOLIDWORKS Stand Alone license can only be active on one computer at a time, deactivating and reactivating is needed in order to use a different machine. Starting with SOLIDWORKS 2018 SP2.0, Online Licensing allows users to log in each time they start the software, from different machines and thus not need to transfer the activation each time. Active subscription is required for this to work.

This Three Minute Thursday video will go over how to switch a license to use this new feature. The account administrator needs to change the license to Online Licensing and then assign that license to the user. The user needs to modify his/her installation to login and start using the online licensing feature. This needs to be done on each machine the user plans to use.

 

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Three Minute Thursday: NetFabb Series Part 3

[fa icon="calendar'] May 03, 2018 / by Cris Ivan posted in SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday, Manufacturing

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In today’s video, I go over how to fix basic mesh problems and then print the model using our HP Multi Jet Fusion.

I start where we left off, with the warning sign which tells us that something is wrong with the model.

I use a simple Repair Script to fix the triangular mesh of the STL. Once done, I that the mesh is closed and oriented correctly.

This exceptionally fast printer can output a 13 by 15 by 15 inch bucket of parts in just 12 hours + cooldown time.

Thank you for following our mini-series on NetFabb!

 

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Three Minute Thursday: NetFabb Series Part 2 - Entry

[fa icon="calendar'] March 01, 2018 / by Cris Ivan posted in SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Hi everyone, welcome to today's Three Minute Thursday. We are excited to share Part 2 of a three part series on NetFabb. Part 1 started with a SOLIDWORKS design, bringing it into NetFabb and preparing it for 3D printing. 

Today, we are starting where we left off last time, we will create plugs for draining the excess powder and then add logos to the part. The plug holes can be made using the Boolean feature.

A logo can be added through Image Labeling. We can adjust the contrast ratio to the part and elect to add to the part or subtract from it, thus making an emboss or deboss.

 

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Three Minute Thursday: NetFabb Series Part 1 - Importing and Lattice Structures

[fa icon="calendar'] February 01, 2018 / by Cris Ivan posted in SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Hi everyone, welcome to a new Three Minute Thursday. My name is Cris Ivan and this will be a three part series on NetFabb. We will start with a SOLIDWORKS design, bring it into NetFabb and prepare it for 3D printing, then send it to our HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printer.

 

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Split Parts for 3D Printing

[fa icon="calendar'] July 07, 2017 / by Cris Ivan posted in 3D Printing

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3D printing is the future of rapid prototyping and small-to-medium-volume manufacturing, as well as on-demand spare parts and fixtures. So what do you do when a part is too large to print in one piece? For rapid prototyping, you can scale it down to a smaller size. For a functional part, however, it is often necessary to split it into two or more parts and then glue them together. The type of split matters on the geometry of the part and the way it will be used. Dovetails, overlaps and tongue and grooves are just some of the more popular techniques used by designers.

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SOLIDWORKS Xpress Tools

[fa icon="calendar'] April 14, 2017 / by Cris Ivan posted in SOLIDWORKS

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Quickly evaluate basic properties of your designs with the Xpress tools. These often overlooked SOLIDWORKS features take only minutes to use and can add a competitive advantage to your projects. Take a look at how to access them and get more out of your SOLIDWORKS experience.

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