Did you know that you can bring the colors from your 3d models into all of your drawing views with SOLIDWORKS? This is a great way to utilize color to help distinguish between components in assembly drawings, especially in 2d views and large assemblies.Read More
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Part two of the CADD Edge/Keefe Tech Rocketry project introduced the students to assembly modeling and flow simulation. Andrew Barnes instructed the students in how to create assemblies and proper modeling techniques while Michael Kalin introduced them to flow simulation to calculate drag and center of pressure on their rocket designs.Read More
Is CAD Virtual Reality - eh Real?
This past Wednesday, Oculus began accepting preorders for the consumer version of their virtual reality headset. Development kits have been available for some time now, but this marks a move into a much wider market for Virtual Reality. Google and Samsung have also hopped on board with their own versions of VR headsets. Google has been pushing the boundaries and back in 2014 even put together a $25 kit for using phones for VR (see: http://www.cnet.com/news/googles-cardboard-vr-headset-is-no-joke-its-great-for-the-oculus-rift/).Read More
The Kansas City Hyatt walkway collapse of July 1981 is a heavily studied engineering disaster; 114 People were killed, and over 200 injured due to the faulty design of the unique skywalk system.Read More
Everyone has dropped a delicate blown glass ornament and seen it smash into a thousand pieces. Did you know we can simulate the effect of dropping with SOLIDWORKS Simulation?Read More
How do we know if Windows 10, SOLIDWORKS, and your computer will play well together?Read More
With every release of SOLIDWORKS it’s always a good idea to verify your system meets the minimum system requirements to run the software. Now that “upgrade season” is upon us I wanted to take a few minutes to review (at a high level) a few of the items you will want to pay attention to before heading out on this adventure. You may ask “why would I bother, my system is brand new and or the latest and greatest out there”. While this may be true, keep in mind SOLIDWORKS more than likely was already coded and may not be compatible with it. For example, let’s consider Windows 10, per SOLIDWORKS, the first release to officially support Windows 10 is SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP5.Read More
A Bit of MBD With My Bite….
How many people work through their lunch? If you are like me, I sit at my desk during lunch more often than not. Why not make your lunch productive, and learn something over lunch? Not just learn anything, but learn something cool that will help you with your job? Sounds like a no brainer to me!Read More
December 3rd, 2015 marked the first day of CADD Edge’s Rocketry project in collaboration with Joseph P. Keefe Vocational High School. The project, proposed by Michael Kalin of CADD Edge, aims to introduce students to design and simulation tools inside the powerful CAD package, SOLIDWORKS, as well as expose them to engineering and science principles.Read More
Pittsburgh Technology Council radio interviews CADD Edge's Manager of Sales, Steve Mercurio about the state of engineering and where things are headed. They ask some very interesting questions. Listen to what Steve's response as they put him on the ropes.Read More