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SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip – Assembly Visualization

SOLIDWORKS Assembly Visualization can be used for a variety of tasks like interrogation and analysis of your top-level design or model performance.  It’s a powerful tool to paint a color scale on top of your assembly components based on any property or internally computed data (numeric or categorical). It also provides a fast way to […]

 

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SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News – August 2019

Hello to all, Welcome to the new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News!  This monthly news blog is co-authored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. Enhance your Windows Explorer view with ‘Full Row Select’ By Nicole Phillips One of the most useful and overlooked display options in SOLIDWORKS PDM for Windows […]

 

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Solving Beamy Part 2 – Three-Point Bending Test with Structural Professional Engineer

In the previous blog post, we discussed solving a 3-point bending test for a bracket for a new portable projector. Figure 1 shows a typical 3-point bending test, but please read the previous blog for a review of how we solved the problem using SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium. Figure 1 – Typical Three-Point Bending Test   […]

 

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SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip – Direct Editing

Whether you are working with imported geometry, feature trees longer than the beards from ZZ tops, or even a simple part mode; that just needs to get done, direct editing features in SOLIDWORKS can get you a long way with little effort.  This tech tip will focus on the ‘Move Face’ command, which is one […]

 

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Solving Beamy – Three-Point Bending Test with SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Three-point bending tests are a common way to evaluate the structural integrity of mechanical components and ensure they meet required displacement/force criteria. A typical test setup for this type of test is shown in Figure 1 below. Figure 1 – Typical Three-Point Bending Test   Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is often used to mimic these […]

 

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SOLIDWORKS SIMULATION – Quick & Easy… and Accurate Design Validation for ALL

I remember back 18 years ago when Dassault Systèmes acquired SRAC and the concept of Design Validation began. The idea that Designers & Engineers could use FEA software as an integral – almost daily part of the design process was in it’s infancy. This is where SOLIDWORKS has always been a leader, making difficult activities […]

 

Creating and Using Mate References

Applying Mate References to your commonly used parts and assemblies is a great way to automatically mate them together quickly and easily. Mate References allow you to simply drag a part or sub-assembly into an assembly and have it mated automatically. Think of a pulley mated to a shaft automatically with the correct orientation. You […]

 

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 – Sheet Metal Materials

Every new SOLIDWORKS release contains hundreds of enhancements, and with that many enhancements, not all are covered at our Value Added Reseller (VAR) Rollout events. One enhancement that I have been waiting for made it in the 2019 release of SOLIDWORKS. In years past, there was no connection between defining a material for a part […]

 

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SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News – July 2019

Hello to all, Welcome to the new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News!  This monthly news blog is co-authored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide.   SOLIDWORKS 2020 Beta By Nicole Phillips The SOLIDWORKS 2020 Beta Program has already started. Are you hesitating to participate? Don’t. Beta 2 was just released and […]

 

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SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Unusual “Up To Next” End Condition

Did you know there is an unusual “Up to Next” end condition that you have probably never used? This example uses a part with two vertical walls that requires one of the sides to be lowered. We could use offset and cut it down lower but the problem is the draft on the outside wall […]

 

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