MDL Materials in SOLIDWORKS Visualize

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize has a great selection of material appearances right out of the box. It allows users to improve upon the standard SOLIDWORKS appearances and make their renderings look amazing. More choices are never a bad thing, and in 2019, SOLIDWORKS added support for NVIDIA MDL materials to SOLIDWORKS Visualize. SOLIDWORKS Visualize

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Bill of Materials Options

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New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 , the Bill of Materials (BOM) Options set within SOLIDWORKS will be inherited by the Computed BOM in PDM: SOLIDWORKS BOM Options. Also, with derived configurations… We have the option to Link to Parent Configuration option for Part number displayed when used in a bill of materials. The post SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Bill of Materials Options appeared first on The Javelin Blog.

Material Favourites for easy access in SOLIDWORKS

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Adding materials to all of your SOLIDWORKS parts is important. Not only is this useful for reference in Bill of Materials or Title Blocks, but you must have the proper density values applied to the model for accurate mass properties. Learn how using a SOLIDWORKS Material Favourite will save you time when assigning a material to your part. If no material is assigned to a part file, a default density value is applied. SOLIDWORKS Manage Favourites.

SOLIDWORKS Manage 2021 Bill of Materials (BOM) Enhancements

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SOLIDWORKS Manage 2021 brings new, powerful Bill of Materials (BOM) features. This is especially useful when a sub-assembly exists in SOLIDWORKS only to organize the design in a better way, but does not represent an actual item that will ever be assembled.

SOLIDWORKS Beginner’s Guide

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Complete the form below to download the SOLIDWORKS Beginner’s Guide PDF to get an overview of 3D concepts and design processes in a high-level approach. SOLIDWORKS Beginner’s Guide PDF. Discusses drawing sheet formats, views, dimensions, annotations, and bills of materials.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2020 supports AxF™ measured materials

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Traditionally, design teams have approximated the physical (optical) behavior of materials in digital tools through tedious and time-consuming manual re-creation and editing. AxF Material Examples. AxF™ files from X-Rite are used to capture, store, edit, and communicate complex material characteristics through digital material representations, most notably measured materials, from their BTF scanning technology.

Defining Rubber-Like Materials in SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium enables you to virtually test real-life scenarios more accurately. It provides you with a wide variety of material models for nonlinear analyses. are materials that go through large deformation very rapidly with relatively a low value of stress or applied load. In this article, we go over the different hyper elasticity material models available in SOLIDWORKS Simulation and how to use them to work with these types of materials.

How to Search for Materials in SOLIDWORKS 2020

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The Material dialog now includes a Search bar in SOLIDWORKS 2020. While it’s a subtle change, this can save you time when defining different materials in your model or SOLIDWORKS Simulation study. The search functionality will include results from the default SOLIDWORKS material databases as well as any custom material databases. Within each material database, sub-folders are listed for each category (i.e. SOLIDWORKS Material Database.

Material Options Now Greatly Expanded in SOLIDWORKS Sell

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SOLIDWORKS is host to many appearances and materials that help your consumers (designers, students, CEO’s, etc) see how their products will look like in real life. Now, with a recent update, SOLIDWORKS Sell has implemented over 250 of those materials into its own library. This was because the SOLIDWORKS library was native to the software and local on the computer; meaning that you couldn’t access the materials on one computer from another.

Top Ten SOLIDWORKS Design-to-Manufacturing Enhancements

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Dassault Systèmes has launched SOLIDWORKS® 2021, the latest release of its portfolio of 3D design and manufacturing applications. Let’s take a quick look at some of the enhancements you’ll see in SOLIDWORKS 2021. Access and work on your assemblies more efficiently with SOLIDWORKS 2021.

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2021 On-demand Webinars

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We recently ran a Virtual Tech Conference where our certified SOLIDWORKS experts unveiled the new features and enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2021. Part Design : SOLIDWORKS 2021 introduces many enhancements to extend the already robust capabilities when working with parts.

SOLIDWORKS User-Defined Materials

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If you use a material from the SOLIDWORKS database, you are limited in how you can change the material properties. However, SOLIDWORKS User-Defined Materials allow you to apply custom material properties. How to define a new material. As an example, the step by step procedure to define a new Linear Elastic Orthotropic material is shown below: 1) Right-click on any SOLIDWORKS database material and select Copy from the shortcut menu.

Test out different Materials with SOLIDWORKS Simulation!

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The extensive SOLIDWORKS Simulation materials library can be used for many things such as mass properties, simulation studies etc. These materials include accurate mechanical properties that come into effect when simulation studies are run. SOLIDWORKS Simulation materials include steel, iron, aluminum, copper, titanium, zinc, non-metals, and many more: SOLIDWORKS Simulation Materials Library. Custom Materials. Custom Materials.

Rounding SOLIDWORKS Equation Values

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Similar to other programs such as Microsoft Excel, SOLIDWORKS has functions available to round numbers. Before we get started, if you are interested in SOLIDWORKS rounding in general or how to Round Down, please click the following link: How To Round Numbers in SOLIDWORKS Equations.

How to Configure a SOLIDWORKS Material

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Long-time users of SOLIDWORKS and long-time followers of our blog are no doubt aware that you can configure SOLIDWORKS Dimensions, Features, Custom Properties, and Components in a handy table. However, another advantage with this function is you can also configure SOLIDWORKS material. NOTE: To show the appropriate material appearance in each configuration, display states must be linked to configurations. Configure SOLIDWORKS Material.

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2021

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We are excited to share with you some of the many exciting enhancements being delivered in SOLIDWORKS 2021 that will increase your productivity and help you not just get to market faster, but smarter. SOLIDWORKS CAD. SOLIDWORKS Simulation. SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

How to add materials to the SOLIDWORKS Material Database [VIDEO]

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Since the SOLIDWORKS 2014 release you are able to download additional materials for your SOLIDWORKS Simulation Material Database from the Matereality website which has a much broader range of advanced material properties that have been physically tested. As shown in Figure 1, you can access additional materials using the SOLIDWORKS Materials Web Portal (Matereality) on the bottom-left of the SOLIDWORKS Material Database properties panel.

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SOLIDWORKS Bill of Materials – Link vs Break cells

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The SOLIDWORKS BOM typically includes columns linked to Custom Properties in the models. SOLIDWORKS BOM Cell Link Options. SOLIDWORKS BOM Cell: Keep Link. SOLIDWORKS Bill of Materials Keep Link for Cells. SOLIDWORKS BOM Cell: Break Link. SOLIDWORKS Bill of Materials Break Link for Cells. The post SOLIDWORKS Bill of Materials – Link vs Break cells appeared first on SOLIDWORKS Tech Tips, Videos & Tutorials from Javelin.

Product Story: SOLIDWORKS Helps ADMET Push the Limits of Simulated Material Testing

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This week's Product Story showcases ADMET and their use of SOLIDWORKS and SIMULIA Structural Simulation Engineer (SSE). Over the past 25 years, ADMET has helped businesses around the world, across a wide spectrum of industries, solve their materials testing challenges. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Client Stories

Adjusting the SOLIDWORKS Manage Bill of Materials Performance

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To increase SOLIDWORKS Manage performance when a large BOM of Record is selected for the first time, an administrator can specify the number of BOM levels that will be loaded. The post Adjusting the SOLIDWORKS Manage Bill of Materials Performance appeared first on The Javelin Blog. SOLIDWORKS Manage SOLIDWORKS 2019 SOLIDWORKS BOM SW2019

The difference between SOLIDWORKS Desktop and 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS / Connected

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There are now two distinct types of SOLIDWORKS software available from Dassault Systemes. In most ways, SOLIDWORKS Connected behaves the same as SOLIDWORKS Desktop, but there are important differences that you need to understand, which are listed in the article: Installation and Licensing.

Linking Toolbox Custom Property to SolidWorks Materials

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A Toolbox custom property can be linked to SolidWorks materials library using the list option. The material selected in the Toolbox configurator gets applied to the Toolbox part and the custom property can be displayed in the BOM. Only one Toolbox property can be linked to SolidWorks materials library. Start > SolidWorks 2015 > SolidWorks Tools > Toolbox Settings 2015). Material). Linking Toolbox property to SOLIDWORKS materials.

How to use SOLIDWORKS PDM Export Rules for Bill of Materials (BOM)

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Is there a way to export specific BOM (Computed BOM or CAD BOM) using SOLIDWORKS PDM export rules? You should activate specific BOM in Bill of materials Tab in SOLIDWORKS PDM Explorer and turn the flag ‘Only export activated BOMs’ in Export Rule. The post How to use SOLIDWORKS PDM Export Rules for Bill of Materials (BOM) appeared first on The Javelin Blog. SOLIDWORKS PDM Bill of Materials SOLIDWORKS BOM

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Easy SOLIDWORKS Cabinet Making Part 4

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This is the last article to wrap up our easy SOLIDWORKS cabinet design series. In this article we are going to clean up our body properties with materials, descriptions and dimensions. With a group selection of both parts, right-click > Material and Edit Material.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Allows for a More Precise Bill of Material

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical offers a variety of solutions. bill of material (BOM) accuracy. SOLIDWORKS Electrical’s flexible structure provides a suite of tools designed to provide your highly proficient technicians with enough information to meet customer requirements without spending months on the design documentation while maintaining the integrity of the bill of material. Design SOLIDWORKS Electrical bill of materials BOM drawing tools engineering documentation

SOLIDWORKS Mass Overrides with Simulation

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This would be caused by either an improper mass density of the material assigned, or the volumetric geometry is not identical to the physical component. Within SOLIDWORKS, a mass override can be defined to explicitly give a component a custom mass. SOLIDWORKS Mass Override.

SOLIDWORKS eDrawings 2021 File Properties

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Well that is one change that didn’t make it in SOLIDWORKS 2021. This is particularly useful for a quick look at material type, weight and whatever other File Property your company uses. SOLIDWORKS part/assembly Custom File Properties.

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Mirror Part now includes Material and Visual Properties

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 provides a variety of new enhancements. One of the new enhancements is the ability to include the material and the visual appearance of the parent part in the derived part when using the SOLIDWORKS Mirror Part command (Insert -> Mirror Part). The Material checkbox in the Mirror Components PropertyManager is selected by default and lets you propagate the material of the mirrored part from the parent part.

How to combine multiple Custom Properties in a SOLIDWORKS Bill of Materials

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When going through the process of creating an assembly drawing, it is beneficial in most cases to make use of Custom Properties listed in individual Bill of Materials (BOM) columns. When we make a BOM with these column headings, it appears as shown below: SOLIDWORKS BOM. The post How to combine multiple Custom Properties in a SOLIDWORKS Bill of Materials appeared first on SOLIDWORKS Tech Tips, Videos & Tutorials from Javelin.

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Understanding Complex Material Behavior – Plasticity Models

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There are geometric, material, and contact nonlinearities that can result from modeling with complex materials. As I mentioned in my previous blog , the Structural Performance Engineer role in SIMULIAworks was developed with SOLIDWORKS users in mind. And the connector within SOLIDWORKS Simulation makes it easy to transfer models to SIMULIAworks. Many materials behave elastically up until a certain point.

How to Exclude a Manufacturer Part from a SOLIDWORKS Electrical BOM

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Now in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2021 , you can use the “Exclude from bill of materials” property in the Manufacturer part properties dialog box to show or hide components in a BOM. Select “Exclude from the bill of material” Exclude the MFG part from BOM.

SOLIDWORKS 2021 What’s New Top 10 Features

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Once again, DS SOLIDWORKS have added countless enhancements to SOLIDWORKS 2021, expanding functionality that will simplify and accelerate your workflows. You can learn what’s new in SOLIDWORKS 2021 by attending our LIVE Virtual Tech Conference on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 11:00 AM ET.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation: Missing material data? No problem!

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Absent or unreliable … Continue reading → Tips & Tricks material database material properties missing material properties solidworks simulation[insert image] Written by: Shaun Bentley, Application Engineer When setting up a Simulation study, it never seems like you have ALL the information you need. Without exception, you’ll have to be content with making approximations and assumptions.

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How to show Material and Mass in a SOLIDWORKS PDM Data Card

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In SOLIDWORKS this metadata is referred to as Properties. In SOLIDWORKS PDM, this metadata is contained within Variables. This attribute acts as a conduit, allowing information entered in a PDM Data Card, to populate a SOLIDWORKS File Properties. Information can also be entered into a SOLIDWORKS File Properties and through the Attribute, pushed into PDM. In the case of SOLIDWORKS, some Properties (metadata) is generated internally. SOLIDWORKS PDM Data Card.

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What’s New in Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS

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Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS® connects the SOLIDWORKS application to the cloud-based 3D EXPERIENCE® platform , enabling you to securely view, edit, share, and save SOLIDWORKS data to the platform. Materials Library Expanded.

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Top 5 What’s New Enhancements

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DS SOLIDWORKS have added many new enhancements to SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021. Bill of Materials options provide more CAD workflows, and everyday PDM operations are faster. In the meantime check out what we think are the SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Top 5 enhancements: 01.

Search within different variables using SOLIDWORKS PDM Quick Search

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With the new Quick Search feature included in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 , it’s possible to search within multiple variables right from Windows Explorer; SOLIDWORKS PDM Quick Search. In this example, we want to search all files for any parts that contain Brace in the Description variable AND Stainless Steel in the Material variable; Brace AND Stainless Steel. The post Search within different variables using SOLIDWORKS PDM Quick Search appeared first on The Javelin Blog.

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2019: Linking Materials and Sheet Metal Parameters

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Written by: Shaun Johnson, Application Engineer New in SOLIDWORKS 2019 is the ability to tie sheet metal bend parameters to specific materials in the SOLIDWORKS Materials Database. This feature makes it easier to explore different avenues in your sheet metal designs while … Continue reading → New Features SOLIDWORKS 2019 material properties Materials Database sheet metal Sheet Metal Parameters solidworks solidworks 2019 What's new what's new 2019

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Assembly BOMs now support Cut List items

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Starting in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021, Cut List items can be shown as children of their part files in any Bill of Materials (BOMs), not only in the part Cut List or Weldment BOMs, as was the case until SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020. SOLIDWORKS PDM BOM with Cut List.

User-Generated SOLIDWORKS Certification Training is Changing the Game

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“I am a student trying to democratize SOLIDWORKS education,” reads the “About” tab for SolidWorks Lucas , Lucas Crupi’s YouTube channel. Lucas is well known within in the SOLIDWORKS community. After researching the design solutions available to new teams, Lucas chose SOLIDWORKS.

SOLIDWORKS Packages Comparison

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A common question we receive is “What is the difference between SOLIDWORKS ® Standard, Professional and Premium 3D CAD software?” ” In this post I’ll provide a SOLIDWORKS Packages Comparison and outline the features included in each of the three SOLIDWORKS offerings. SOLIDWORKS Packages Comparison. SOLIDWORKS Standard. SOLIDWORKS Standard delivers robust 3D design capabilities, performance, and ease-of-use. SOLIDWORKS Premium.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Allows for a More Precise Bill of Material

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical offers a variety of solutions. bill of material (BOM) accuracy. SOLIDWORKS Electrical’s flexible structure provides a suite of tools designed to provide your highly proficient technicians with enough information to meet customer requirements without spending months on the design documentation while maintaining the integrity of the bill of material. Design SOLIDWORKS Electrical bill of materials BOM drawing tools engineering documentation

When Do I Need SOLIDWORKS Routing?

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Routing is an add-in to SOLIDWORKS Premium that allows engineers and designers to create routed systems easily and automatically. Through Routing, you can generate wire, harness, cable and conduit designs and drawings to take advantage of cut lists and complete bills of materials (BOMs) and speed up their manufacturing process. SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD