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In this blog I’m going to show you a super easy and fast method for splitting a part (plastic injection molded part in this case) up into two parts (upper half, lower half). The command we are going to use to do the actual “splitting” is the SPLIT command which makes quick work of this task. But a lot of times getting the curve/surface/etc that you want to use to split/cut the part with is the hard part! One method to generate the curve to split with is to use the PARTING LINE command on the Mold Tools toolbar. In this case we select the TOP plane to define the direction of pull. The key to getting this to put...
A common Technical Support question is "I bought a standalone license for SOLIDWORKS, how many machines can I install it on?". The answer: "As many as you want!" I know what you're thinking - then why do we own so many licenses? The reason is that ONLY ONE machine can be "Active" at a time. So that means you could install on 2-3 machines that you split your work on, (think Office, Home, Travel laptop, etc.), and when you want to start working on your alternate machine - just deactivate your current one and activate the new one. SOLIDWORKS has made this process super simple - just follow the steps below: 1. Open SOLIDWORKS on your currently active machine 2. Hit...
I like tools that increase productivity by reusing existing work. Using the Design Library for SOLIDWORKS Motion components is one example of a productivity enhancer that I think users should take advantage of. I guess the best place to start would be a quick description of the two tools mentioned. SOLIDWORKS Motion is an analysis tool that utilizes assembly mates, part contacts, and driving forces to accurately predict mechanism performance. SOLIDWORKS Motion included in SOLIDWORKS Premium and all three SOLIDWORKS Simulation packages – Standard, Professional, and Premium. The Design Library, available in the Task Pane, is a common location for reusable design elements such as parts, assemblies, and even sketches. One possible reason for creating Motion Design Library components is ease...
Your back for more? This is part 5 of the "What I learned at AMUG" series. This post is from Mark Oakes, Account manger, from our Novi, MIchigan office. See here for part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4. 1. Meeting and having a one-on-one discussion with industry inventors. Scott Crump; I asked him what would be the next great step in the industry. He asked me if I thought I could sell a 3D Printer that produced thousands of parts a day. I said "Sell it!?, Heck, I'd buy one!" (I made Scott Crump smile and Laugh). Carl Deckard; Met the Father of Selective Laser Sintering 3D Printing as 3dprint.com calls him. Interesting but quiet fellow.I also met a...
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...