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To read ‘SOLIDWORKS Simulation Tools and the Knuckleball, Part 1’, click THIS LINK. In the first installment, I explained how I utilized SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation to calculate and collect the drag, lift, and lateral forces acting on a baseball during a Knuckleball pitch. After gathering the aerodynamic forces acting on the baseball, I now focus on creating the Knuckleball pitch using SOLIDWORKS Motion. I created a baseball field in SOLIDWORKS, complete with a pitcher’s mound and rubber, all the bases, including the chalked in batter’s box! For the SOLIDWORKS Motion study, I only need from the mound to home plate, so when I get to the SOLIDWORKS Motion analysis I will cut down the size of the field. (Why did I...
Weldments of course! You were thinking it was going to be a bad joke. This spring my wife and I decided that it would be a good experience for our two boys to raise a duck. I had a duck for a summer as a kid, and thought it was a awesome. Some how we ended up with four ducklings. The ducklings quickly out grew their brooder and were in need of a bigger space. Luckily we have a friend with a farm that will take them when summer ends. Until then I needed to make a duck house. Yep here is where SOLIDWORKS saves the day. Using the Weldment tools inside of SOLIDWORKS I was able to quickly design...
In our most recent 10-4 Tech Talk I covered . If you weren't able to attend you may be interested in some of the products you may already own and resources to which you already have access. MySOLIDWORKS.com: a great resource for training, CAD models, and everything SOLIDWORKS community. Personally I think the user community is what sets SOLIDWORKS apart, so if you haven't taken advantage yet, now's a great time. And here's the best part....it's FREE! Xpress tools: all about making life easier. And if you have a seat of SOLIDWORKS, guess what....FREE! DriveWorksXpress is your best bet if you need to create all kinds of variations of a model. DFMXpress is a fast, easy to use tool that lets...
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’...