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Its 8:56pm, you’re on the road in your hotel room trying to make some last minute updates to your design before your presentation at 8:00am at your biggest client’s site. You’re adding a feature and a dialog box (or pop-up window) in SolidWorks is missing! You know it exists, you’ve used it hundreds of times but it’s nowhere to be found on screen. Wipe the tears from your eyes it’s going to be ok. Pick up the broken pieces of the remote control you threw across the room, you will to have to pay for that. In this Tech Tip I’m going to show you a few ways to remedy the SolidWorks situation so you can finish your work and get to bed at a reasonable hour. What’s causing this issue anyway? SolidWorks is a great customizable tool that wants so...
3DVision Technologies has two different 3D Printing technologies available, FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) and PolyJet. Both technologies are similar in that we build or grow our parts from the bottom up layer by layer. Building our parts in layers does need some extra consideration (more than just simply hitting the print button). That layering technology means our printed components (right from the printer) are Non-Isotropic. This means the strengths of the material changes depending on the direction of testing. This is more evident within FDM. When considering part orientation, most people instantly think of money, making it as cheap as they can as far as material usage goes. There is more at stake than money, what are you doing with this printed part? If you are physically testing your parts, the Non-Isotropic nature should come to mind, but what else should you be worried about? Stratasys...
See What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2016 SOLIDWORKS® 2016 is finally here and it's packed with new enhancements that include tools to help you solve complex problems faster and earlier; streamline all parallel design processes; connect electrical and mechanical design; collaborate across multiple disciplines; and fast-track designs to manufacturing. ...
Internal web apps are great. They require no installation, and are easy to deploy on every computer regardless of operating system; the problem is (or at least you thought it was until you read this blog entry) that web applications require a web programmer to make them. ...unless you have DriveWorks Live. Out of the box DriveWorks has many functions designed to read and write to your own custom databases. With DriveWorks Live you can create web forms to act as the user's graphical interface to these databases. Since DriveWorks Live has the ability to host more than one project at the same time, you can let it host not only your design automation projects, but also your in house web applications. Here are a few quick ideas: Help Desk This could involve two different DriveWorks projects. The first, for the users, would be...