Three Reasons Why Simulation on the Cloud is the Future

The Solidworks Blog

Simulation is no exception to this cloud revolution, companies are looking for more agile and collaborative ways to validate designs while reducing cost and complexity. 3D CAD model of the lamp assembly in SOLIDWORKS. Here are 3 reasons why cloud simulation is the future: 1.

Taking Your Product to the Finishing Line


Fresh off the machine, a 3D printed part can look like a nearly finished product. Depending on your requirements, the natural surface finish of an additive manufactured part may or may not meet your needs. Finishes for Every Product Stage.

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Avoid Frustrating Errors in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation [VIDEO]

Modern Tech

You’re working away in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation when you run into this message, “Fluid volume recognition has failed because the model currently is not watertight.” SOLIDWORKS Simulation 3D CAD Tech Tips

Find the Maximum Stress on Specific Areas with SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Javelin Tech Tips

After your SOLIDWORKS Simulation has finished solving, you can now review the Stress plot to see the overall stresses in the model and narrow down the problematic high stress regions. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Maximum Overall Stress. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Chart Options.

From Start to Finish, We’ve Got Product Development Covered at SOLIDWORKS World 2015

The Solidworks Blog

Our solutions include 3D CAD and simulation, electrical design and schematics, communications, collaboration and data management. Simulation – Ask and answer important, complex engineering questions throughout the design process.

Senses and Sensibility: Putting the Consumer at the Center of Simulation and Design

3D Perspectives

Computer modeling and simulation have risen to this challenge with powerful software, high-performance hardware, and ease-of-use tools that enable design engineers to create products and services that are more consumer-centric.

3D Printing News Briefs: May 19, 2017

Happy Friday! In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, Metalysis joins an international alloy technology partnership and CRP USA is exhibiting its WINDFORM 3D printing. View the entire article via our website.

Recreating a Virtual City with Multicolor 3D Printing


For the upcoming launch of their new city building simulation game, “Industries of Titan” , they wanted to present their concept in a more original way – and used 3D printing to bring the game to life! Can you tell us some more about the 3D-printed model?

Goals in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

The Solidworks Blog

One of the key technologies in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation is a concept in the software called Goals. The Goals in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation serve 3 purposes: Defines Design Goals and/or other important criteria. Finish the calculation. SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Goal Types.

3 Secrets to Winning SOLIDWORKS’ Model Mania Contest


Matt Kokoski, Technical Manager at CADD Edge, took 2 nd place this year at SOLIDWORKS World 2015 in their annual Model Mania Contest , competing against all worldwide resellers of SOLIDWORKS. SOLIDWORKS’ Model Mania Contest. The initial model was fairly straight forward to build.

How can I be more efficient with my Structure Design & Validation Process?

The Solidworks Blog

Therefore, the job required approximately 12 hours to finish. So, I used the following workflow: SOLIDWORKS Simulation Integrated Workflow. Analysis made in SOLIDWORKS Simulation, structural analysis tool (FEA) fully embedded in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD.

SOLIDWORKS 2019 – Design and Manufacturing just got Easier, Faster and Smarter

The Solidworks Blog

New design possibilities through the use of mesh modeling. Create incredibly detailed textures on your 3D models in seconds by automatically converting 2D textures into 3D geometry. These 3D markups stay with the model, makingit easier to communicate issues directly in the CAD model.

SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2015-2016 – The Innovation Revolution

The Solidworks Blog

Based on SOLIDWORKS Premium 2015 and the SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015 Portfolio, educators and students have access to the latest in SOLIDWORKS technology and enhancements from our SOLIDWORKS community. Inspiring innovation, the SOLIDWORKS Education Edition focuses on design not modeling.

SOLIDWORKS World Partner Pavilion Preview Part III

The Solidworks Blog

Here are four companies you can meet in person and talk 3D Printing, CAM, Security, and Simulation. BobCAD-CAM is a standalone CAD-CAM product that allows you to design 2D and 3D CAD models, create 2-5 axis toolpath, simulate, and output g-code.

Stratasys Groundbreaking Triple-Jetting 3D Printing Now Available for Larger Dental Labs: Increased Throughput + Ultra-Real Color Dental Models

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Stratasys has introduced the Objet500 Dental Selection 3D Printer for larger dental and orthodontic labs that require volume production of highly precise, life-like models. The new 3D printer brings high throughput to Stratasys’ special multi-color, multi-material dental modeling.

SOLIDWORKS World 2018 General Session Recap: Day Three

The Solidworks Blog

To mark its 20th anniversary, the CSWP exam has been redesigned with new content, new models and new challenges. He admits that when he first started designing, his initial sketches were not great, which made explaining his ideas difficult and clay modeling was too time-consuming.

How to Replace Metal with Thermoplastics

The Solidworks Blog

Nowadays, 96 cavities are not uncommon at all with the secondary process eliminated altogether, reducing part cost and overheard costs for a finished product. Essentially the design and plastics injection mold simulation is done in the same integrated environment.

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SOLIDWORKS Design Analysis is NOT just for Experts anymore

Javelin Tech Tips

When analysis is performed in conjunction with solid modeling, design engineers can leverage analysis results to fix, improve, or optimize designs. For many years, design analysis was the exclusive domain of highly specialized analysts, who would analyze models after a design engineer had finished his or her work. Design Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Learn about our range of SOLIDWORKS Simulation Analysis software designed for engineers.

How to improve Aesthetic and Mechanical Properties of FDM 3D Printed Parts

Javelin Tech Tips

Finishing adds Value to your FDM 3D printed parts. It explains the primary finishing operations available for FDM-printed parts, grouped by finishing objectives and methods. Finishing experts use a variety of grits to smooth the surface to the desired aesthetic.

More Than 15 Reasons to Attend SOLIDWORKS World 2016 #SWW2016

CATI Tech Notes

If you are not familiar with SOLIDWORKS World it is SOLIDWORKS annual 3 day conference that you can join more than 5,000 of your peers and select from more than 200 breakout sessions on topics ranging from design automation and electrical design to simulation and product data management. Session Description: This session is a hands-on test drive that will cover view creation within Composer™ using SOLIDWORKS-native models of a Lego® blocks truck.

SOLIDWORKS World 2018 General Session Recap: Day Three

The Solidworks Blog

To mark its 20th anniversary, the CSWP exam has been redesigned with new content, new models and new challenges. He admits that when he first started designing, his initial sketches were not great, which made explaining his ideas difficult and clay modeling was too time-consuming.

Getting started with SOLIDWORKS CAM

Javelin Tech Tips

Our part features can be automatically recognized from our model. Go from SOLIDWORKS model to Transmit program to CNC machine. Toolpath Simulation. Step Through Simulation. Stock and Work in Process Models. Finish (Contour) Milling. Face Finish.

For Designers – Time to See Things More Clearly

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Beginning at concept design, their goal is to create models that look, feel and act as close to the finished product as possible. At its foundation are materials that enable full-color, multi-textural models.

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3D Printing with Photopolymers


With prototypes and concept models, simulating cosmetics and feel of the end-product is often essential. With little finishing needed, photopolymer technologies make aesthetic parts rapidly, getting your idea into your hands and in front of your team that much quicker.

Driving packaging trends with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform

3D Perspectives

In addition to producing standard preforms, which vary in neck finish, weight, color and shape, RETAL also manufactures bottle closures and preforms tailored to customer requirements. With the 3D EXPERIENCE platform, RETAL can design and simulate the best package.

Fatigue Strength Reduction Factor

CATI Tech Notes

Several factors have to be taken into account while using the empirical S-N curve for a real-life model. FS (component) = FS (material) x Surface Finish Factor x Loading Factor x Size Factor. Surface Finish factor : Specifies the correction surface finish factor. A surface finish correction allows the estimate of the fatigue strength of the part in its working condition. Design Validation Simulation

Stratasys Groundbreaking Mult-Color, Multi-Material 3D Printing Now Available for Larger Dental Labs Who Need Increased Throughput, Productivity

Additive Manufacturing

Larger platform Objet500 Dental Selection offers increased throughput and productivity, with t riple-jetting capability to enable life-like color models and multiple applications to be 3D printed in a single run. Accurately Simulates Look and Feel of Teeth and Gums.

Hershey Unveils 3-D Chocolate Candy Printing Exhibit in Partnership with 3D Systems

3D Printing Industry

Starting today, visitors at Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction can see chocolate 3D printed in real time, along with finished products. By Michael Molitch-Hou. After partnering with 3D Systems almost a year ago, Hershey has finally unveiled its first steps into the world of food 3D printing.

Stronger, More Colorful Prototypes, End Use Parts with New 3D Printing Materials

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Color ASA Thermoplastics allow you to bypass further painting or finishing steps, saving time and money. In case you forgot, Endur, an advanced simulated polypropylene material, was launched in 2014. Fortus Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Opaque Production

Can CFD tools explain the aerodynamics of a medal-winning bobsled?

The Solidworks Blog

The virtual track that I chose to use as my tool is SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. First before getting into the actual bobsleigh, I decided to take a look at some typical aerodynamic shapes to get a feel for the capability of the software to handle such a simulation.

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SOLIDWORKS 2018: How Great Designs Get Built

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS CAM allows you to integrate design and manufacturing processes under one system to evaluate designs earlier in the process to avoid unexpected costs and delays in finishing products on time.

Will 3D Printing be the demise of Plastic Injection Molding?

Leslie's Blog

Kazmer’s study looked at where 3D printed tooling inserts may fit into the big picture, and concluded that there were still significant issues with both metal inserts (surface finish and machine cost) and polymer inserts (surface finish as well as poor strength and heat transfer).

3D Printing with Autodesk Inventor


Autodesk Inventor is a 3D CAD software program focused on product development processes, and is often used for 3D mechanical design, simulation, visualization and documentation. This is the best option if you are looking for a professional and high-quality finish for your models.

Top 3 Considerations Before Prototyping


We have two 3D printing technologies that offer unprecedented detail and cosmetic finish with fine resolution. Stereolithography (SL) builds detailed parts with the smoothest surface finish.

How Will Vehicles Of The Future Be Designed?

3D Perspectives

Advancing from previous tools and processes and creating within a connected, collaborative environment, multiple concepts with a variety of variations can be easily and quickly visualized and simulated.

Sandstone Filament: Properties, How to Use Them, and Best Brands

3D Printing Hub

Prints made from sandstone filaments simulate the look of sandstone or ceramic, depending on how they are printed and finished. Sandstone filaments can be used to make prints with a rock-like finish, a nice deviation from the polished look of prints made from other composite materials.

How SOLIDWORKS Brought the Heat to Meltech

The Solidworks Blog

Utilising lifelike material simulation that provides accurate stress-testing during the design stages is a process that has afforded Meltech much-needed extra time. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. [link].

New Stratasys J750 Breaking Down Design Walls


Unmatched Realism Full-color capability, texture mapping, and color gradients allow the creation of prototypes that look, feel, and operate like a fully finished product. Print simulated production plastics, like Digital ABS™, in half the time or with twice the resolution.

A Beginner’s Guide to Jewellery 3D Printing Methods

3E Rapid Prototyping

This doesn’t mean directly producing end-use pieces of jewelry but rather producing 3D prints of highly detailed wax models of various jewelry pieces, which are later used to make molds. Then, the 3D printed model is covered in gypsum to create the mold.

Never mind the bottle…

3D Perspectives

The projects encompassed the container, the content and the distribution model, bringing together customer and product, subject and object within carefully curated experiences. A simulated scent suited to their personality is then produced.

Prototyping large tanks for space industry with 3d printing by RedEye

DIY 3D Printing

It would require testing many assembly configurations and producing several simulators and prototypes to validate design changes. Before building the actual fuel tanks for final use, Lockheed would need to test form, fit and function and assembly with tank simulators.

Where Stereolithography and PolyJet Applications Overlap


Models. The combined speed and resolution these photocure processes are known for make them invaluable for modeling needs. PolyJet is better used for small prototype models about the size of your hand.

How It All Started: Mobelife


In October 2008 at 27-years-old, I was just finishing my PhD in biomedical engineering at KU Leuven and was looking for my next step.