Why does the ‘Animate’ option sometimes disappear in the displacement or stress plot of a Non-linear study in SOLIDWORKS Simulation?Read More
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Preventing self-intersection of faces in a part subjected to large deformation has been a concern in Simulation in the past.Read More
We’d like to invite you to several 3D printing events in the New York, Philadelphia, and Hartford areas. Each of these is an opportunity to learn how 3D printing is having a positive impact on a diverse range of industries. In addition, there will also be the opportunity to ask questions and get hands-on with parts and printers.Read More
As a technical support technician for CADD Edge, I am often working with customers via web meeting to better understand their problems and offer more immediate solutions. Over the past three years of using SOLIDWORKS Electrical, I’ve picked up a few tendencies that help me navigate the software more quickly than I could when I first started out. It’s funny, because while these meetings usually start out with a single problem they very often evolve into a discussion on a very different but pervasive problem: How do I design more quickly? Eyes always on the clock, so here are my Top 5.Read More
A few weeks have gone by since we announced the Factory Five 818 CADD Edge build project and we’ve had more than a few people volunteer to help out – thanks for that (click here to get involved in the project). We look forward to working with you! Today, I’m happy to announce that we have a couple locations that should work and we’ve started moving the project forward.Read More
With the recent growth of home and hobby 3D printers, we sometimes hear companies say, “We’re thinking of getting into 3D printing, but we're going to start with a consumer printer because it won't be as big of an investment.”
While we’re engineers and tinkerers at heart ourselves, and we appreciate the attempt to reduce risk, our experience is companies always wind up disappointed by this approach—and wish they had used the time to get productive with a commercial solution.
So is a consumer 3D printer a good stepping-stone to a commercial solution? Let’s look at the top 3 challenges that a company trying to rely on a hobby printer faces.Read More
Do I need PDM or PLM?
A big part of my job is talking with customers about their data management needs and helping them arrive at the proper solution. When we are working with companies using SOLIDWORKS, the answer seems easy. Enterprise PDM is the best way to manage your design files. The conversation can quickly get challenging as we start throwing out more acronyms, and this is where I come in.Read More