Three Minute Thursday: SolidWorks Electrical - Moving Servers

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

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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: PDM Admin: Setting up Bill of Materials

[fa icon="calendar'] May 10, 2018 / by Steve Ostrovsky posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Steve Ostrovsky, TPM Application Engineer

If you’re struggling with generating your Bills of Materials, in this Three Minute Thursday, we’ll quickly demonstrate how to setup a Bill of Material column set and define quick Group Permissions in SolidWorks PDM. Just the first step in working BOMs in SolidWorks PDM. More to come....

 

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Three Minute Thursday: NetFabb Series Part 3

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

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Cris Ivan, TPM Application Engineer

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: PDM Admin: Top 5 Tips to Make User Life Easy

[fa icon="calendar'] April 26, 2018 / by Mike Staples posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Mike Staples, TPM Application Engineer

Welcome to this week's Three Minute Thursday! Today, we will show you the top tips that PDM admins can use to make life easy for users.  For more information on each topic check out these links.

  1. Favorites Search
  2. Color Coded Data Cards
  3. Control Logic
  4. Searches
  5. Dispatch and Auto Check-in example

  

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Three Minute Thursday: 3 More Minutes of SOLIDWORKS Simulation Tips

[fa icon="calendar'] April 19, 2018 / by Robbie Hoyler posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Robbie Hoyler, TPM Application Engineer

Welcome to this week's Three Minute Thursday! Today, we will show you several additional tips to speed up your simulation workflows.

  

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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: Troubleshooting A Corrupt Assembly

[fa icon="calendar'] March 29, 2018 / by Steve Ostrovsky posted in SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Steve Ostrovsky, TPM Application Engineer

We’ve taken lots of support calls where users will get various messages stating their model is corrupt and to contact technical support. Many times, it’s an assembly that’s crashing but the problem isn’t actually with the assembly – it’s somewhere in the inserted parts and sub-assemblies. How do you find that one corrupt part that’s causing your assembly to crash?

In this video, we’ll demonstrate how to use the File > Open dialog by creating a new Assembly Configuration that only shows the assembly tree structure with all of the components suppressed. Once you have this, then you can simply unsuppress each component one by one until you uncover the culprit.

What do you do when you find that part file that’s causing all these problems? You have 3 options:

  1. Go find a backup of the model. If you’re using a PDM tool that should, hopefully, be an easy task. If you’re not, you might have your SolidWorks backup settings creating these for you.
  2. Send the offending model to us for review and we can submit to SolidWorks for repair. I’ve seen everything from a simple part to more complex assemblies and drawings get fixed this way. It can take a few days for this process, but it might be worth the wait.
  3. Recreate it. Last option but sometimes the only option.

Lastly, one of the first questions we ask when someone sends up a support request like this is “Are working across the network?” Networks are very busy at times and the way they handle ALL files can cause file corruption. Stop working across the network, get a PDM tool and you’ll put in a very good preventative mesasure.

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Three Minute Thursday: Sketch Enhancements You Probably Missed

[fa icon="calendar'] March 22, 2018 / by Mike Staples posted in SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Mike Staples, TPM Application Engineer

Welcome to this week's Three Minute Thursday! With all the great new features and added functionality in each release of SOLIDWORKS, it’s easy for things to slip through.  Today we take a look back at 5 things you may have overlooked in sketches.  These sketch tools include: segment, adding construction geometry to rectangles, mirroring sketch entities about a plane, shaded sketch contours, and replace entity.  Check out the video to see what you’re missing.

 

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Three Minute Thursday: SolidWorks Topology Optimization

[fa icon="calendar'] March 15, 2018 / by Robbie Hoyler posted in SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Robbie Hoyler, TPM Application Engineer

Welcome to this week's Three Minute Thursday! The new SOLIDWORKS Topology Optimization tool is an innovative technology that allows users to run a simulation that removes weight from a design automatically using algorithms.  See how to utilize this tool in this short video!

 

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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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