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Electromagnetics and its impact It is amazing how many applications the theory of Electromagnetics has in today’s world. If Faraday and Maxwell have a chance to view the number of devices that makes use of their discovery, they will be simply blown away. Simply by the impact of their discovery in today’s world, many scientist believe that these two men were probably the most important people to have inhabited the Earth since 1600. You don’t have to take my word, you can read more about their impact here. In this short note, I want to explain the concept of metal detector and how it uses Electromagnetic principles for its functioning. More important we will see how an electromagnetic software like EMS can help companies that design and build Metal Detectors. Concept of modern metal detectors The principle of metal detector is...
The SOLIDWORKS Power Select command is one of those "hidden" commands that not many people know about. We don't talk about it in any training class and unless you accidentally stumbled on to it, you have probably never used it. BUT, it can be a great time saving way to select things in a part file. Here is how you access it... And as you can see it gives you many filters/combinations to select different items in your part that may have been too tedious to do by hand from the tree or graphics screen! Some of the better ones are the ability to select all cuts, all extrudes, and then even drill in to specific types of those like just the revolved cuts, etc. With imported models, the select by color can also be very nice. Also a great tool for...
So why is Simulation Standard a big deal? Simulation Standard is the entry level Simulation offering from SOLIDWORKS. Simulation Standard offers exceptional functionality for the cost. Because of this Simulation Standard becomes a big deal. Let us back up a moment and talk about the Simulation offerings SOLIDWORKS offers leading up to Simulation Standard. Every seat of SOLIDWORKS comes with SimulationXpress. SimulationXpress is a tool that only allows a user to analyze individual parts, but limits the mesh, fixture, load and post-processing options. SimulationXpress in my opinion is the trailer before the movie. SimulationXpress offers good functionality but ultimately gets the user excited about using full Simulation. SOLIDWORKS Premium offers what I call the "Foundation of Simulation". With SOLIDWORKS Premium the user has access to the full Linear Static analysis tool. This tools offers analysis of Parts, and Assemblies. A complete tool...
One of my favorite times of the year is Trade Show Season. 3DVision Technologies has historically had a booth at AMTS in Dayton (Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Show) and Design to Part located in Akron this year. We typically have a booth to showcase 3D printed parts and Printers, and a screen we use to demonstrate SOLIDWORKS. Every year I try to bring something new for our display and this year will be no different. My boss asked me to come up with something BIG for the shows. We recently held an Open House and one of the give-aways I had produced in mass was a bike chain. It was fully functional, although a little small. My thoughts were to build a "Do Nothing Machine", something that could be used to demonstrate various mechanisms. The chain and sprocket, along with different gears, bearings,...
SOLIDWORKS Electrical is almost four years old. Announced in August 2012, it was SOLIDWORKS’ foray into the electrical design world, offering a fresh, new interface, innovative features and a way to allow collaboration between the electrical and mechanical engineers. It was definitely something to get excited about, but many people reserved judgement and wanted to wait a few years. I remember when Google first introduced Android, or when Apple introduced IOS. There was some real innovation, but there was no track record of being something that people liked, and wanted to use. There is always some skepticism towards new players in the technology world, so it is mostly early adopters that jump on board. Although SOLIDWORKS Electrical offered many great features in 2013, with each subsequent release the software has just gotten better, and more features have been added thanks to...