Most industries have established standards and regulations to ensure that all products are reported and inspected to rigorous quality standards. The automotive, aerospace, defense, medical device, and oil & gas industries all have their own set of strict quality regulations and requirements to ensure quality control and safety in end products. Most of the companies that work within these industries are required to create and track inspection reports such as AS9102 for the aerospace industry, or PPAP for the automotive industry. These are what is known as First Article Inspection Reports (FAIR), and typically correspond to ballooned drawings of the product being produced. Even if your company typically does not have to produce quality reports that conform to these standards, it’s usually a good idea to track incoming inspection and quality control measurements on some sort of report to ensure the information is properly reported.Read More
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Are you trying to access the ‘GET’ Function, when looking at the history of a file in your vault, and the function is greyed out?Read More
SOLIDWORKS 2016 has so many new features. They have somewhere in the neighborhood of over 300 new enhancements that were mainly brought upon by user requests. Some of the new features did change the user interface and the colors of the icons from what we have grown to love.Read More
The latest buzzword in product design is “Internet of Things” – while not a new concept, it’s a term that’s constantly gaining traction every day.
From medical device monitoring implants, digital thermostats, weather data relays, and even consumer products like fitness trackers, it seems like more and more products are being web-enabled. With this comes the ability to track huge amounts of data points, and even provide control to devices remotely with ease. We’re seeing GPS tracking on public transportation, robots handling inventory control, and even things like network connected garbage cans (it’s true!).Read More
If you own SOLIDWORKS and have access to a 3D printer you can significantly improve the quality of life of someone in need
When we are healthy we often forget what a priviledge it is to be well. Yet, when we are near those who struggle with their physical health or when we find ourselves personally challenged it can completely alter how we think about life.
For engineers, focusing on helping others by creating solutions that target needs is second nature. This can come in the form of utilizing less resources in design or in creating products that improve the life of someone who is struggling with a physical "disability".Read More
Are you confused how to setup up your mysolidworks professional account? Use this article to differentiate between the SOLIDWORKS & MYSOLIDWORKS serial numbers and how to activate your mysolidworks professional account.
Are you looking for search wildcards within PDM Professional to assist in quickly finding your files?
Documenting a product is traditionally one of the biggest bottlenecks to getting a product to market: once a design is created and all the prototypes are tested, a number of different documents need to be created. Creating product documentation can be a very costly part of any product’s lifecycle, and waiting until after the design is completed before using it downstream in different departments can be difficult at best.Read More
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Interview with CADD Edge Pros
If you are a Workgroup PDM user, you’ve probably heard the news by this point: Workgroup is being phased out. SOLIDWORKS released PDM Standard – those of you with SOLIDWORKS Profession or Premium licenses already have access to PDM Standard (contact your local VAR for details). PDM Standard will eventually replace Workgroup. So what does this mean for you Workgroup users?Read More