Rob Stoklosa

Rob Stoklosa
TPM Application Engineer, Manufacturing

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Utilizing Network Quality for SOLIDWORKS PDM

[fa icon="calendar'] August 15, 2019 / by Rob Stoklosa posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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In today's Three Minute Thursday, you will learn some of the tools you can use to make sure your network performs sufficiently for SOLIDWORKS PDM.

 

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Common Mistakes We See in Support

[fa icon="calendar'] July 10, 2019 / by Rob Stoklosa posted in SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Learn the “gotchas” to watch out for when doing any sort of Simulation analysis.

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Utilizing the Snapshot Tool in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

[fa icon="calendar'] June 06, 2019 / by Rob Stoklosa posted in SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Learn how to utilize the snapshots feature to create a rich history/version of your Solidworks Electrical project.

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How to Resolve SOLIDWORKS PDM Replication Issues

[fa icon="calendar'] May 02, 2019 / by Rob Stoklosa posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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What do you do with those errors in the archive log pertaining to replication problems? Learn how to address common occurrences with PDM replication issues.

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server Adjustments for People on the Move

[fa icon="calendar'] March 28, 2019 / by Rob Stoklosa posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Adjust what archive server you access when traveling or relocated to new plant.

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Reporting

[fa icon="calendar'] February 21, 2019 / by Rob Stoklosa posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Suite for Aerospace Applications

[fa icon="calendar'] February 06, 2019 / by Rob Stoklosa posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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SOLIDWORKS Inspection - OCR Tips and Tricks

[fa icon="calendar'] January 16, 2019 / by Rob Stoklosa posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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SOLIDWORKS Twisted Pair Tension Test

[fa icon="calendar'] December 20, 2018 / by Rob Stoklosa posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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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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 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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