Three Minute Thursday: SOLIDWORKS 2019 Preview

[fa icon="calendar'] October 04, 2018 / by Mike Staples posted in SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday, Manufacturing

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Mike Staples, TPM Application Engineer

Catch a sneak peek at the amazing new capabilities in SOLIDWORKS 2019.  Then check out more info on the SOLIDWORKS Launch Page and register for one of our live events next week.

 

 

 

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Three Minute Thursday: SOLIDWORKS Simulation Plot Tricks You Should Master

[fa icon="calendar'] September 27, 2018 / by Robbie Hoyler posted in SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday, Manufacturing

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Robbie Hoyler, TPM Application Engineer

Do you want to master SolidWorks Simulation?  Here are some plot tips and tricks to keep you on top of the competition.

 

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Three Minute Thursday: SOLIDWORKS Flow Mesh and Domain Considerations

[fa icon="calendar'] September 20, 2018 / by Steve Ostrovsky posted in SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday, Manufacturing

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Rob Stoklosa, TPM Application Engineer

Learn Mesh and Computational Domain setup Tips and Tricks.

 

 

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Three Minute Thursday: SolidWorks Mirror Assembly

[fa icon="calendar'] September 13, 2018 / by Steve Ostrovsky posted in SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday, Manufacturing

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Steve Ostrovsky, TPM Application Engineer

Many users have dabbled with the SolidWorks Mirror Assembly. In this Three Minute Thursday, we’re going to dive a little deeper into how to use this simple wizard-based assembly feature.

 

 

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Three Minute Thursday: Getting Started with SOLIDWORKS Mold Tools

[fa icon="calendar'] September 06, 2018 / by Luke Woodard posted in SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday, Manufacturing

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Luke Woodard, TPM Application Engineer

Join us for today's Three Minute Thursday where we will be sharing a quick start guide to using mold tools within SOLIDWORKS.

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Three Minute Thursday: Lip and Groove

[fa icon="calendar'] August 23, 2018 / by Mike Staples posted in SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday, Manufacturing

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Mike Staples, TPM Application Engineer

The lip and groove feature is a great time saver along with several other fastening features.  Whether you’re doing consumer product design or other plastics that join together or making prototypes, this valuable tool is one you should be using.  Check it out in this week’s video.

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The Speed Shop- Dropouts for the Race Bike

[fa icon="calendar'] August 23, 2018 / by Luke Woodard posted in SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday, Manufacturing

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Luke Woodard, TPM Application Engineer

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Three Minute Thursday: SOLIDWORKS Motion Simulation Movies!

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

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

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

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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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