3DVision Technologies Blog
A resource to learn how to make your technology investment work harder. Check out tips and tricks, new product highlights, and how companies are saving time and money. Share your ideas and stay up to date on what’s happening in the industry.
We all love hearing an inspiring story. Just the other day, a friend who works in our office building, stopped by our offices and was explaining to her friend what we do here at 3DVision Technologies. As she was explaining the Stratasys 3D Printers to her friend, I just happen to walk by. I introduced myself and shared a little bit about the technology and gave them a newly 3D printed fidget spinner to take with them. Little did either of us know until a couple days later, what impact this little gift would make on a close friend’s autistic son. In her own words, you can read the touching story below. Dear 3DVision Technologies, I would like to share with...
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...
Every seat of SOLIDWORKS comes with Xpress products. There are currently five of them. Here is a list and a brief description of what they do. 1. SimulationXpress Analysis Wizard - an easy-to-use first pass stress analysis tool for SOLIDWORKS users that helps you reduce cost and time-to-market by testing your designs on the computer instead of expensive and time-consuming field tests. 2. FloXpress Analysis Wizard - a fluid dynamics application that calculates how fluid flows through part or assembly models. Based on the calculated velocity field, you can find problem areas in your design and improve them before you manufacture any parts. 3. DFMXpress Analysis Wizard - an analysis tool that validates the manufacturability of SOLIDWORKS parts and to help...
Training, we don’t need no stinking training. Being a support application engineer, my colleagues and I hear this all of the time. What customers don't releaize is how much more productive they would be if they just take a training class. Here are some of the excuses we hear: 1. I took a course in college. A college professor is not there to teach you CAD or how to use a CAD tool. They are there to teach you a profession. Not to mention that we teach you in four days (essentials), what takes them an entire semester to go over and they don’t cover a lot of what we do. 2. I just watch YOUTUBE to find out how to do...
Well you can’t use that tool for that. One of the first days of college, our professor held up a screw driver. He asked, “What is this, and what it was used for?” Of course we all said that it was a screw driver and it was used for screws, to drive them or to take them out. He kept the picture up and just stood there. We sat there for a few seconds and then someone spoke up and said, a can opener, a pry bar, and then the ideas started to flow. We all started to throw out the things we have used a screw driver for. The final response was a weapon. My fellow students fell silent on...