Stratasys White Paper Identifies Surgical Procedures that Benefit Most from 3D Printed Models

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

A patient-specific spleen model 3D printed using a Stratasys J750 full-color, multi-material 3D Printer, showing the finest of details, combining soft and hard textures, 3D printed in one print job.

New White Paper: 3D Printing for Medical Education and Training

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

The use of 3D printed anatomical replicas for medical education and training is steadily increasing, driven by a desire to find alternatives to expensive, hard-to-get cadavers; animal models that don’t include pathology; or mannequins that don’t represent the full range of clinical complexity.

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Looking at SOLIDWORKS Thermal Distribution Simulation

Javelin Tech Tips

There are many great modules included in the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional product suite such as Optimization, Buckling, Drop Test, as well as a powerful module called Thermal distribution simulation. All of the simulation modules are directly integrated with SOLIDWORKS! Once the model has been designed we can quickly validate the design: Thermal Module. For more information download the white paper below, or if you have questions please feel free to contact us !

Using thermal resistance to model thermal condition of touching faces

Javelin Tech Tips

If you have been using SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional or Premium for your thermal analysis, you probably have asked yourself, what is the best way to model the thermal resistance condition between two touching faces? SOLIDWORKS Simulation Thermal White Paper

SIMULATION FOR BUILDINGS

3D Perspectives

The following article is excerpted from SIMULATION IN ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION. To read more, download the full white paper here. In this example, we model a 25-story steel building as shown in Figure 5.

SIMULATION FOR BRIDGES

3D Perspectives

The following article is excerpted from SIMULATION IN ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION. To read more, download the full white paper here. Detailed analysis of the gusset plates and the connections was performed using Abaqus simulation software.

50% of product failure is due to Mechanical Fatigue! How can you predict & avoid it?

Javelin Tech Tips

While it may be difficult or even impossible to model such defects in FEA, variability in materials is a constant, and small defects are very likely to exist. SOLIDWORKS Simulation can run fatigue analysis. Time-based motion simulation. Simulation/FEA software is too expensive!

Saving Costs with Virtual Prototyping

Javelin Tech Tips

Leveraging the combined powers of 3D solid modeling and design analysis software, engineers can now test a design on the computer instead of using prototype-test iterations for design. CAD models have become virtual prototypes, and design analysis has supplanted physical testing, enabling faster, less costly, and more optimized product development. Virtual Prototyping vs. Traditional Methods White Paper. SOLIDWORKS Simulation optimize SOLIDWORKS Download White Paper

Dispelling the Myths of 3D Design with SOLIDWORKS

Javelin Tech Tips

We won’t be able to use legacy data – Actually with SOLIDWORKS you can continue to leverage 2D design data using import and utility tools to create 3D models directly from imported 2D data. Switching CAD Systems White Paper.

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There is a SOLIDWORKS Simulation Package to virtually test your design

Javelin Tech Tips

Use a SOLIDWORKS Simulation Package to virtually test your design! With SOLIDWORKS Simulation, the virtual testing environment makes validating your design a breeze. SOLIDWORKS Simulation is available in three packages: SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard.

Transforming Simulation Data into Great Products in Five Steps

The Solidworks Blog

Design and manufacturing companies today rely heavily on simulation results to help make informed business decisions. Managing an expanding simulation environment of tools, data, and processes is becoming more and more important.

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World Cup: Simulating Stadium Foot Traffic in SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

Flow simulation assumes continuum mechanics which is a good analogy for when a group of people are tightly contained and they are all moving towards an exit. So that got me thinking: can you model the movement of people with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation ?

Model the World’s Complexity Without Leaving Your CAD Environment

The Solidworks Blog

Increasingly, the key to engineering successful products is to leverage simulation technology to quickly and cost-effectively obtain valuable design performance information that can help you design better, more innovative products and deliver them to market faster than the competition.

3D Printed Vascular Simulation Models Improve Training and Treatment

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Vascular Simulations Replicator can be used in an angiography suite, visualizing the custom silicone vasculature using contrast injections and fluoroscopy, similar to patient treatment. We founded Vascular Simulations to achieve this goal with a novel physical simulator, the Replicator.

The Art of Simulation Data Management

The Solidworks Blog

Manufacturing industries are increasing the use of simulation tools to better understand and validate product behavior. However, I have always wondered how companies that adopt aggressive design simulation processes successfully manage the resulting data.

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The Top 10 Reasons to move from 2D CAD to SOLIDWORKS 3D Software

Javelin Tech Tips

frequently, but you can’t get answers to your questions because you can’t easily run analyses on a 2D drawing to simulate design behavior. Reuse Designs, Components, and Assemblies – The majority of new products are actually modified versions of previous models.

Realistic Simulation Supports Expansion of the London Underground

3D Perspectives

realistic #simulation to test preliminary tunnel designs.” ” Using FEA simulation, they were able to virtually test the ground through which the tunnels are being dug alongside the existing tunnel structures. Dubbed “one of the most complex tunneling projects in the U.K.,”

How accurate is FEA and CFD simulation?

The Solidworks Blog

A question I have been asked throughout the years when presenting Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to many companies is: How accurate is FEA and CFD simulation? SOLIDWORKS Simulation (FEA) validation example. Design SOLIDWORKS CFD FEA Simulation

Transforming Simulation Data into Great Products in Five Steps

The Solidworks Blog

Design and manufacturing companies today rely heavily on simulation results to help make informed business decisions. Managing an expanding simulation environment of tools, data, and processes is becoming more and more important.

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FEA vs. Reality: How accurate is your solution?

The Solidworks Blog

In the Engineering world, we’re often asked questions about the accuracy of FEA modeling versus reality. NAFEMS, an International Association of Engineering Modelling, Analysis and Simulation Professionals, is one such example. SOLIDWORKS Simulation.

Customized 3D Printed Medical Models Enhance Surgical Training at CBMTI

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Ear, nose and throat simulation model in three parts. CBMTI uses Stratasys’ PolyJet 3D Printing technology to deliver a range of services including custom medical implants, prototypes for new devices and patient-specific models for surgical planning.

SOLIDWORKS Skills Help Eric Spendlove Make Entertainment Spectacles Come to Life

The Solidworks Blog

I quickly recognized the benefits of the software—the parametric nature of the model really opened my eyes—and discovered the certification program as my road map for learning and using SOLIDWORKS effectively. The Man behind the Magic.

How CadMakers Applies “Future Testing”

3D Perspectives

Future Testing is a process that leverages virtual design and construction, simulation, and rapid iterations. Then, they get everyone — the project architect, engineers, and various subcontractors — together to view the model and crowdsource solutions to identified problems.

The Case for Industrialization of the Construction Industry

3D Perspectives

This post is an excerpt from the paper, “ Industrialization of the Construction Industry, ” by Dr. Perry Daneshgari and Dr. Heather Moore of MCA Inc. Modeling and Simulation. White Paper: Industrialization of the Construction Industry.

Javelin’s Top 10 SOLIDWORKS Tips in 2015

Javelin Tech Tips

Convert DWG to SOLIDWORKS 3D Models. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Bolt Connector. You can watch the tech tip video below: Popular White Paper in 2015. We also posted many different types of white papers on the blog during 2015. SOLIDWORKS Top Ten Tech Tips 2015.

Post-Digital Era in AEC

3D Perspectives

Extract of a white paper written by Author: Adam Modesitt, Assistant Professor of Architecture at Tulane University. Download the full white paper: Expanding Authorship : Optimize BIM for Integrated Engineering, Design, and Construction Management.

TIECON East Brings Together Makers and Shapers

The Solidworks Blog

See examples that illustrates how new process techniques, tools, and design interfaces create innovation in model generation and intelligent machines – at the click of a button. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data.

CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE contributes to two Construction Awards

3D Perspectives

Key to proving the construction process was the use of 3DEXPERIENCE to simulate the construction methods, from delivery of prefabricated parts to the work processes involved in assembling the building. VIRTUAL DESIGN MODELLING: CadMakers Inc.

Altair – The Implant Boom: It’s Now Hip to Replace Your Hip

Additive Manufacturing

By applying optimization and simulation technologies and methods to a hip implant can greatly improve the longevity and how it performs. When analyzing a design using computer simulation, it is important to include all the various load cases a product might see during its life cycle.

SOLIDWORKS is Your Bridge Over the Consumer Product Design Gap

The Solidworks Blog

Download this white paper and you will learn how SOLIDWORKS software provides a complete modeling and social environment for taking designs from concept to manufacturing. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data.

AEC Industry Trends: Driving Toward Connection, Digitization, Transformation

3D Perspectives

Model of the Botswana Innovation Hub. CTCE models the process, not the product. The same model is then used for work instruction. The CTCE team realizes they aren’t modeling just an end product, but a process for the entire project. BIM Level 3 White Paper.

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Benefits of Virtual Design and Construction to Civil Construction Projects

3D Perspectives

While 3D simulation is widely used in the design phase of infrastructure projects, it is still gaining momentum in the construction phase. More construction project sites now use virtual design and construction simulation. Click to Tweet: Simulating onsite work helps in step-by-step.

Five Steps to Industrialized Construction

3D Perspectives

This post is an excerpt from the paper, “ Industrialization of the Construction Industry ,” by Dr. Perry Daneshgari and Dr. Heather Moore of MCA Inc. Application of 3D Modeling and Simulations and Feedback. Click to tweet: “The accuracy of modeling in #construction.

CONSTRUCTION DISRUPTION Reinventing construction with manufacturing techniques

3D Perspectives

With Tallwood House, we created a single, fully integrated 3D model. Tweet: Create a single, fully integrated 3D model with Tallwood House @CadMakersCo #3DEXPERIENCE @3DSAEC? We also digitalized the entire process within the simulation software.

Future Testing for Fabricators

3D Perspectives

Suppliers are not immune to the inefficiency of rework, often creating detailed drawings recreating the information in the engineering models. They duplicate information from others’ models and drawings to develop digital designs, which is wasteful and can introduce errors.

High Demand for New Solutions at BIM World 2015 in Paris

3D Perspectives

Following the 2014 European Directive on the use of digital processes in building information modeling (BIM), there was intense interest at BIM World 2015 in the new technologies being shown and the solutions available.

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Virtual Cities: Let’s Rethink the Way We Live

3D Perspectives

Singapore is a pioneer in creating a comprehensive virtual model of itself: a virtual city. CITIES IN THE AGE OF EXPERIENCE White Paper . As a city evolves, how do you ensure you make the right decisions and meet the needs of the people?