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In my last post, I meantioned I wanted to share what our team shared with me reguading their trip to AMUG this year. This blog post will be on what Siohban Kelly, Account Manager, learned at AMUG 2017 in Chicago. See Part 1 here. There's so many great seminars and networking opportunities at AMUG, it was hard to narrow down this list! Hands-on work shop learning how to create patterns for investment and sand casting, and then actually pour and finish the metal part, was a real learning opportunity. It gave me a vivid understanding of the 3d printed application for potential customers in the Casting Industry. Hands-on work shop finishing PolyJet parts in vero clear gave me an appreciation for...
I have always loved the Wrap feature in SOLIDWORKS. It is a great way to get geometry onto a face or set of faces. The issue I had with it though is that you were limited to a cylinder or a cone for the feature to work. Well, that is no longer the case. In SOLIDWORKS 2017 that limitation has been eliminated and you can now wrap sketches onto multiple surfaces of any shape. This feature is great for: Industrial Designers Products with interesting or complex logo’s Label panels Tire side walls Blow moldings Roto moldings Stamping Let’s take a look at the new and improved Wrap Feature in SOLIDWORKS 2017. We will be using a file from the What’s new...
If you've been following my blog posts lately, you may recall that the 3D Printing Sales and Applications team attended AMUG this year in Chicago. I asked everyone what they learned. I thought it would be beneficial to give their own points of view. This first "learnings" will be from Nate Harris, our Director of all things additive. Stratasys has over 1,200 granted and pending patents on their technology… Over 27 alone on the new F123! Over 150,000 commercial installed units. No question in my mind… a leader in technologies that dominate the majority of applications our customers need to solve problems. Traditional Jigs-Figures workflow vs 3D Printing Jigs-Figures workflow: Traditional: Design à Drawing à Approval Loop à Procurement à Fabrication...
Certifications are a good thing. They help distinguish you from your peers, plus if you learn a little while you prepare, your company gets a nice benefit as well. DriveWorksXpress has a certification process that is free to all SOLIDWORKS users and is designed to improve your SOLIDWORKS skills and make your engineering résumé stand out from the crowd. This year at SOLIDWORKS World, I was introduced to the new certification -"Certified DriveWorksXpress Associate". Chris Cassettari from DriveWorks was leading a hands on session where the goal was to get all attendees through a DriveWorksXpress tutorial. The models created during the tutorial could then be used for the DriveWorksXpress certification test. I was a bit pessimistic at first, many hands-on presentations I have...
Have you ever had to troubleshoot an electrical system and tried to track the myriad of wires going everywhere so you can pull the right one? Labels certainly would be nice. Labeling wires is no fun though. Especially when you have a lot of wires in your project. Or rather, I should say is is traditionally no fun. With SOLIDWORKS Electrical it is something we barely have to think about. How many wires do you typically have in your electrical projects? Five? Five Thousand? More? Obviously that depends on what you are designing and varies for everyone, but as our projects are getting more and more complex, the number just keeps going up. Here’s an excerpt from an article I...