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Each new Insight software release contains new features, reliability improvements, and part quality improvements. This update contains fewer enhancements than previous releases, however, the enhancements we get are definitely very exciting. Most importantly, we see a new machine added to the list of supported printers as well as the addition of a new material. Keep reading for the enhancements! Stratasys F370 Printer – Added the new Stratasys F370 printer which brings high performance and multiple materials to the office printing environment. The F123 series was revealed at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 and started shipping in March. The F123 series is the first major shakeup to the FDM product portfolio in a long time. Click Here for a quick overview of the machine line. Let us...
One of the many misunderstood elements of correctly setting up a SOLIDWORKS Motion Simulation study is the definition of solid body contacts. We see and experience contact conditions every day and don’t give them a second thought. When it comes to translating that wealth of experience into a computer model, many SOLIDWORKS Motion users initially get it wrong. Hopefully these next few paragraphs will demystify SOLIDWORKS Motion contacts. The first scenario is quite simple and even new SOLIDWORKS Motion users get this one correct. When inserting a 3D Contact into the study, only two bodies are selected. Take a look at the screen capture of the SOLIDWORKS Motion Contacts Property Manager. In this scenario, the first selection effectively becomes ‘Set 1’...
Over the last couple months, I have seen many of our partners having a challenge with a similar issue: how to correctly map variable values inside PDM so that the model-linked values in the title blocks of their SOLIDWORKS Drawings are mapped appropriately to their data cards. As a result, I have decided to put together an overview (not a comprehensive how-to.) For more information, you can refer to pg. 428 of the PDM Administration Guide or SOLIDWORKS Online Help - http://help.solidworks.com/2016/english/Solidworks/sldworks/HIDD_SELECT_PROPERTY.htm. Typically, what we are all trying to achieve here is to get the model-linked value from the title block onto the data card for the drawing. Now, if you have not already set up a drawing template that has the...
This webinar addresses how SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation can help engineers and designers gain insight into their designs before making a prototype. The webinar focuses on an As Seen On Tv design and determines whether or not the design works as advertised. Using Flow Simulation the natural buoyancy of the the air is predicted inside the appetizer tray. Will your vegetables stay cool? Will your cheese melt? Find out in the webinar, and the Blog titled "Does This Really Work? Flow Puts To Test "As Seen On TV" Design. Take a look at the webinar and see first hand the use of Flow Simulation. As always if you have any question or need further information just contact 3DVision Technologies.
Say it ten times fast! ...Alliteration is fun... SOLIDWORKS Composer is an awesome tool for generating technical communication. You can quickly create exploded views, detailed raster images, vector graphics, animations, interactive content and more. The best part of SOLIDWORKS Composer is being able to quickly update all of your different views when the CAD geometry changes. Unfortunately as fast as Composer is with generating content and updating views, out of the box Composer doesn't offer a lot of obvious shortcut capability to speed up your day to day work. (At least compared to what you may be used to with SOLIDWORKS, with shortcut bars, RMB [Right Mouse Button] menus, mouse gestures, etc.) HOWEVER, you can customize keyboard commands in Composer to...