Attention Modeling Maniacs: Don’t Miss Model Mania at SOLIDWORKS World 2019

The Solidworks Blog

Back for its 20th year Model Mania® will once again be the place to be to prove you have the SOLIDWORKS modeling skills to top them all. Here’s how it works: First, go the Model Mania booth in the back of the Partner Pavilion, where you are first given a 2D drawing of a part.

SOLIDWORKS Next Top Modeler Previews SOLIDWORKS 2018

The Solidworks Blog

For the final act of SOLIDWORKS World 2017 General Session, the Product Introduction Team delivered the highly anticipated Technology Preview to show off some of the new functionality our developers are working hard to deliver in the SOLIDWORKS 2018 release.

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Empower the Model-Based Enterprise with SOLIDWORKS MBD 2019

The Solidworks Blog

Model-Based Definition (MBD) is a journey. Defining product and manufacturing information (PMI) on 3D models rather than 2D drawings is just a start. MBD needs to catch up on both the authoring and consumption sides, which is why SOLIDWORKS MBD 2019 focuses on the following key aspects.

Organic Modeling with SolidWorks

Wohlers Talk

Many people have asked me how I use SolidWorks, a popular CAD software product, to create these objects. If one looks at a honey bee, for example, its body is a very complex shape that could be a serious challenge to model as a single feature. When breaking the bees body into the head, neck, waist, and main body, each individual part is much less complex than the whole, making the object simpler to model.

How SOLIDWORKS 2018 is Empowering Model-Based Enterprises (MBE)

The Solidworks Blog

As manufacturers across the globe implement Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) processes, a key question is how to measure progress and gauge success. SOLIDWORKS is here to help. The Model-Based Enterprise Vision Powered by SOLIDWORKS 2018. SOLIDWORKS Manage.

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Showcasing Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) Workflows at SOLIDWORKS World 2018

The Solidworks Blog

Model-based manufacturing with embedded annotations on 3D models. To empower your similar smart manufacturing strategies, SOLIDWORKS 2018 released a portfolio of new enhancements. Let’s see how we can set up an even more awesome work cell at SOLIDWORKS World next year.

Free SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition Learning Resources

The Solidworks Blog

Model-based definition (MBD) is a process shift. Therefore, besides the SOLIDWORKS MBD product, you are also assisted at MySolidWorks with 12 free* SOLIDWORKS MBD product learning modules including videos, click simulations, quizzes and sample datasets. using SOLIDWORKS MBD.

Creating a Model for Water Ripple Effect with SOLIDWORKS xDesign

The Solidworks Blog

As a graduate student at the Purdue School of Engineering, I was looking for an opportunity to get more hands-on industry experience and started an internship at SOLIDWORKS. Here’s my model of water ripple! Let me walk you through the design process I used in SOLIDWORKS xDesign.

Model Based Definition is Beyond 3D Drawings

The Solidworks Blog

A year ago, I wrote an article about How to Dimension Silhouette Edges Using SOLIDWORKS MBD. That post led to an interesting discussion about what is a 3D drawing and what is a model-based definition (MBD). It simply converts 2D annotations onto a 3D model as shown in Figure 1 (above).

SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD) 2015 arrived!

The Solidworks Blog

I’m pleased to announce that SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD) 2015 was released this week! Figure 2: Model based definition in SOLIDWORKS MBD 2015. Source: Chad Jackson, The 2014 State Of Model Based Enterprise Report, 2014). SOLIDWORKS MBD 3D PDF.

Perform Static Analysis on your models with SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS Simulation static analysis includes many amazing capabilities and there are always questions about what types of simulation and elements can SOLIDWORKS Simulation handle? If you’re working with solid models there are a vast list of tools that make validating a breeze!

Introducing SOLIDWORKS Extended Reality

The Solidworks Blog

Introducing SOLIDWORKS Extended Reality (XR) – a method to bring your SOLIDWORKS CAD data to life, virtually – empowering you with the future of design and engineering. Do you feel limited by reviewing your 3D model on a 2D computer screen? Now you can with SOLIDWORKS XR!

SOLIDWORKS xDesign at SOLIDWORKS World 2019

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS xDesign is arguably the most hotly anticipated addition to the SOLIDWORKS portfolio for many years. It has been shown at various stages of development at previous SOLIDWORKS Worlds but 2019 is the year it will be available commercially.

SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD) and Engineering 4.0

The Solidworks Blog

We sat down with SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD) Product Manager Oboe Wu who is very passionate about removing 2D from the design and manufacturing process. SOLIDWORKS MBD ties into the overall “Engineering 4.0″

SOLIDWORKS 2017 A First Look – Parts & Features – Model Display #SOLIDWORKS

Michael Lord

SOLIDWORKS 2017 is out of Beta and Pre-release PR1 is now available to download, The SOLIDWORKS 2017 website is live with information and videos of the highlighted features. SolidWorks SOLIDWORKS 2017 Beta Review SOLIDWORKS 2017. SOLIDWORKSThe […].

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Call for SOLIDWORKS Artwork

DASI Solutions

As part of our participation, DASI will be displaying SOLIDWORKS renderings and CAD models at our headquarters. If you have any SOLIDWORKS projects with artistic value please share … Continue reading →

SOLIDWORKS for Newbies – Modeling

Jeff's Tool Shed

As with so many aspects of SOLIDWORKS, there is no one way to go from a blank screen to having a designed solid in it. The post SOLIDWORKS for Newbies – Modeling appeared first on Jeff's Tool Shed. Instructional SolidWorks Community models SolidWorks

Technology Preview: SOLIDWORKS 2020

The Solidworks Blog

In fact, this topic is so popular that the 2019 edition of the Technology Preview Skit found a new home at SOLIDWORKS World to better facilitate both the LIVE and ONLINE audiences. Outside of the command, the Section View updates with rotation of the model but is not affected by zooming.

Totally Integrated: Model Based Definition Throughout SOLIDWORKS 2018

DASI Solutions

Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2019: Interference Detection for Multi-Body Parts Modeling

Modern Tech

SOLIDWORKS 2019 offers some incredible features. This is great for most modeling workflows because it helped show potential collisions or interference in complicated assemblies, but it was also an important tool for multi-body parts and thanks to the 2019 upgrade we can now handle this.

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SolidWorks World 2016 Model Mania Solution

Rants and Raves Without Rhyme or Reason

See the fastest way to model the part from the SolidWorks World 2016 Model Mania competition, and improve your modeling skills in under 5 minutes. Mark Schneider presents his solution at SolidWorks World 2016 in Dallas.

CAD Tip: Model with All Features!

cadcamstuff.com

Great tip from @robcohee from twitter: Model the same part using different techniques. Design and Manufacturing 3D Autodesk CAD CATIA PTC Siemens Solidworks TipsExtrude, Revolve, Sweep and Loft. Let me know what you think. Love your feedback!

When you share a CAD Model, You Share a Vision

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS Professional makes it easy to build a unified vision. Designers, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, CNC programmers and others can all work from the same 3D CAD model, at any stage in its development, with the feedback from each party assimilated into the model in real time. eDrawings makes it possible to share 3D CAD models and information with other stakeholders anywhere and anytime—even if they’re not using SOLIDWORKS.

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Problems with imported model? Import Diagnostics to the rescue!

Javelin Tech Tips

So you imported some model and it’s giving you grief. Perhaps inexplicable behavior that cannot be resolved simply by restarting SOLIDWORKS. It’s a powerful tool that harness the miracle of computer-based modeling to heal bad faces/edges.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Reports

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS Simulation provides an automatic way to export your results to a Word document. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Report Tools. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Include Image in Report. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Report Default Options. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Publish Report.

SOLIDWORKS xShape – Where Possibility Really Does Take Form

The Solidworks Blog

This year at SOLIDWORKS World you will find out about an exciting new SOLIDWORKS product for free-form, subdivision (Sub-D) modeling called SOLIDWORKS xShape. SOLIDWORKS xShape is a browser-based subdivision modeling tool from SOLIDWORKS.

SOLIDWORKS 2018 – The Preview – SOLIDWORKS NEXT top modeler #SOLIDWORKS #SWW17

Michael Lord

The most highly anticipated segment of the General Session at SOLIDWORKS World would have to be the teasers of the next years SOLIDWORKS release! SolidWorks SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2017Always entertaining and fast moving! The […].

Test the life of your models with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Fatigue Module

Javelin Tech Tips

How do you know your models will last? What happens when you need to apply a cyclic load SOLIDWORKS has the tool to do exactly that! The SOLIDWORKS Simulation Fatigue Module is available with Simulation Standard and is included in every SOLIDWORKS Simulation package.

Interact with SOLIDWORKS models using Virtual Reality or Mixed Reality?

Javelin Tech Tips

This means you need a big clear space to, for example, examine a scale model of a car. Mixed Reality on the other hand, will overlay the car model in your real life room, keeping you aware of what is going on around you. Hololens with SOLIDWORKS model hologram.

SOLIDWORKS Compare and DrawCompare Tools

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS Compare gives you the ability to find slight differences between two models. Perhaps you receive an updated model back and are not sure of all the changes made. SOLIDWORKS Compare Tool. Choose two models and select the items to compare.

Showcasing Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) Workflows at SOLIDWORKS World 2018

The Solidworks Blog

Model-based manufacturing with embedded annotations on 3D models. To empower your similar smart manufacturing strategies, SOLIDWORKS 2018 released a portfolio of new enhancements. Let’s see how we can set up an even more awesome work cell at SOLIDWORKS World next year.

SOLIDWORKS Section View makes my model appear hollow?

Javelin Tech Tips

If you’ve used the SOLIDWORKS Section View tool and noticed that your model appears hollow, similar to a surface body, this has to do with the Section Cap options. With this deselected, the cut “surface” is not shown so you can see inside your model.

SOLIDWORKS xDesign: An Elegant Way to Work

The Solidworks Blog

xDesign is SOLIDWORKS’ next generation browser-based design tool built on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. This blog series will explore how SOLIDWORKS xDesign delivers new and delightful ways to tackle common design workflows–starting with sketching.

Freeform Modeling in SOLIDWORKS Industrial Design

The Solidworks Blog

Conceptual design of stylized products often starts with hand sketches, and may involve several disconnected software applications for sketching, surface modeling, and sharing the concepts with others. SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer generates freeform shapes with C2 curvature continuity.

Update SOLIDWORKS Decal in multiple models by renaming the source image file

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS keeps a reference of the location and file names of images used to create decals. When multiple SOLIDWORKS files need to be updated with a new version of a decal, one option is to rename the old image and apply the original name to the new image. SOLIDWORKS Decal attached.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics SP1 New Features

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS Plastics is a simulation tool that enables you to optimize plastic part designs for manufacturability. Let’s review two of the new SOLIDWORKS Plastics features now available in SP1 that streamline the plastic part design process. SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2019 Release Enhancements.

Designing and Working With Decals in SOLIDWORKS

Modern Tech

Decals make all the difference with your models. They are the little details that truly elevate your design from good to great and most models aren’t complete without them. So, what are decals and how do you use them in SOLIDWORKS ? SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD

How Nu-Skin is Using SOLIDWORKS Manage

The Solidworks Blog

While attending SOLIDWORKS World 2019 in Dallas, Texas, I had the opportunity to interview Alex Garrett from Nu Skin Enterprises. These guys were one of our first customers to go live with SOLIDWORKS Manage in 2018. Alex was not initially excited about using SOLIDWORKS Manag e.

SOLIDWORKS Model Items

CATI Tech Notes

One of the coolest features of SOLIDWORKS has to be its ability to re-use sketch and feature dimensions in the drawing or detailing environment of the software. Drawings General Info Maximizing SolidWorks Performance SolidWorks

SolidWorks in the Cloud? Onshape CAD Modeling Launches Public Beta

3D Printing Industry

I received an email today from Nancy Yi Liang, of Amazon (née MixeeLabs), with the subject line “Onshape Launches, SolidWorks in the cloud?” Three years in the making, Onshape is, it would seem, SolidWorks for the modern era. By Michael Molitch-Hou.

The Possible Project and SolidWorks Modeling for Total Beginners

Rants and Raves Without Rhyme or Reason

I’ve been involved in developing a curriculum to teach SolidWorks to these students who have never been exposed to CAD modeling. I developed the training presentation below, and wanted to get some feedback from the SolidWorks community.

Comparing Drawing-based and Model-based Workflows at Aker Solutions

The Solidworks Blog

He has been driving the Model-Based Definition (MBD) implementation at Aker along with a team of engineers in the past several years. The recent development of model-based definition (MBD) certainly caught our attention.

How to show SOLIDWORKS Equations and Custom Properties as fractions with your model in decimals

Javelin Tech Tips

Having to work in decimals and show SOLIDWORKS fractions in your drawing can be frustrating when you require the use of equations and custom properties. Display SOLIDWORKS fractions in the Drawing. SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip SOLIDWORKS Custom Property SOLIDWORKS Equations SOLIDWORKS Units