Rob Stoklosa

Rob Stoklosa
TPM Application Engineer, Manufacturing

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Three Minute Thursday: Real Applications for Sketch Picture

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

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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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Three Minute Thursday: SolidWorks Electrical - Moving Servers

[fa icon="calendar'] May 17, 2018 / by Rob Stoklosa posted in SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday, Manufacturing

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Rob Stoklosa, TPM Application Engineer

Welcome to this week's Three Minute Thursday! Today, we are going to discuss moving servers in 2D SolidWorks databases. 

 

 

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Three Minute Thursday: SOLIDWORKS Electrical SQL Troubleshooting

[fa icon="calendar'] April 05, 2018 / by Rob Stoklosa posted in SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Rob Stoklosa, TPM Application Engineer

Welcome to today's Three Minute Thursday! In this week's video you will learn how to rebuild your SOLIDWORKS Electrical SQL tables on a failed installation. 

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Three Minute Thursday: SOLIDWORKS FLOW - Electronic Cooling Module

[fa icon="calendar'] March 08, 2018 / by Rob Stoklosa posted in SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Rob Stoklosa, TPM Application Engineer

Hi everyone, welcome to today's Three Minute Thursday. Today, we are going to take a look at the SolidWorks Flow Simulation Electronic Cooling Module which can help reduce costs, and speed up design iterations. Let's take a look in Rob's latest video! 

 

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Three Minute Thursday: SolidWorks Flow - Tips on Setting Computational Domain

[fa icon="calendar'] January 24, 2018 / by Rob Stoklosa posted in SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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In today's Three Minute Thursday we will share tips on Setting Computational Domain (External Analysis) in SOLIDWORKS Flow. 

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SOLIDWORKS FLOW: Parametric Studies

[fa icon="calendar'] December 21, 2017 / by Rob Stoklosa posted in SOLIDWORKS

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In today's Three Minute Thursday, we will be showing you how to run parametric studies in SOLIDWORKS' Fluid dynamics package. 

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Tolerance Based Machining in SOLIDWORKS

[fa icon="calendar'] November 09, 2017 / by Rob Stoklosa posted in SOLIDWORKS

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Today we're going to talk about a feature available in the recently released SOLIDWORKS CAM package—Tolerance Based Machining. This new feature was designed to help you integrate design and manufacturing processes under one system.

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SOLIDWORKS APPS FOR KIDS

[fa icon="calendar'] October 12, 2017 / by Rob Stoklosa posted in SOLIDWORKS

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Share our passion with your children, and get them started on the concept of designing. From visualization to ideation to creation, these cool tools from SOLIDWORKS are time well spent for your children on the computer.

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SOLIDWORKS MBD-PMI Compare

[fa icon="calendar'] September 07, 2017 / by Rob Stoklosa posted in SOLIDWORKS

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Get a firsthand look at a new SOLIDWORKS feature that is helping our clients smoothly transition into the world of model-based design.

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical VS SOLIDWORKS Routing

[fa icon="calendar'] August 03, 2017 / by Rob Stoklosa posted in SOLIDWORKS

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We are often asked to explain the delta between SOLIDWORKS Electrical and SOLIDWORKS Traditional Routing. This Three Minute Thursday video should shed some light on the topic.

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