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One of the hurdles of learning new software is figuring out (and remembering) which menus all the commands are in. Keyboard shortcuts that you define can definitely help save some time hunting around the ribbon. Even if you are familiar with where to find all of the commands in SOLIDWORKS Electrical you would probably benefit from shortcuts just for convenience sake. Here’s how you can set them up. At the top of the window is the quick access toolbar. Choose the dropdown arrow on the far right side of that toolbar and select “More Commands.” A customize window shows up, and there a keyboard tab for setting up the keyboard shortcuts. It’s pretty intuitive: Select a command on the left, press...
If you've been following my last few blog posts, you won't be surprised this is part 3 of a series on what our team learned at Amug this year. See Part 1 or Part 2. This post is from Rich Baes, one of our account managers from Novi, Michigan. He's been in the Additive Industry for a long time! Here are a few of the things I took away from the AMUG conference: It’s not about prototyping anymore, it’s about leveraging the technologies to find solutions for our customers; from automotive to aerospace, plastic to metal, and most importantly, I learned to “think differently". I saw many old colleagues still in the business and met several younger up-and-comers. This is a...
One of the great benefits of working at 3DVision Technologies is that we have the opportunity visit so many different customer spanning a vast array of industries. Education is one of those areas we like to visit. Wright State University invited us to talk to a group of soon to graduate students. Don Hope, Ryan Field and myself attended the senior design class, and discussed with the students what they would expect when going out into the real world. I presented the SOLIDWORKS Simulation suite and its uses. Examples of SOLIDWORKS Simulation including the importance of Fatigue analysis, Optimization, and how to gain insight into their designs seemed to strike a chord with the students and lead to a good number...
If you haven't already, please read Nate's Blog Post on Failing Fast with 3D Printing (Here). I wanted to take a moment to tell my story on how I failed fast on a design project I finished a few months ago. Back story - every year, I try to come up with a design for 3D Printed trade show give aways (a.k.a. Swag!). I love good swag. Over the years we've had pill bottles, door stops, basketball games the size of a business card, and bottle openers. This year before our first trade show, sometime in January or February, I was trying to come up with an idea for our yearly swag. If you've been on the internet at all over...
Want to attend an instructor-led, live SOLIDWORKS training class, but there's too much work coming in and you just can't break away from the office to attend? SOLIDWORKS eCourses are for you. Introduced in the first quarter of 2017, SOLIDWORKS eCourses cover the same material that is used in standard, instructor-led SOLIDWORKS training classes, but in a self-paced, eLearning format. Here are the highlights: Access the eLearning modules through your web browser - local SOLIDWORKS installation not required Move through the video material at your own pace - if you need to take a break, pick up where you left off Interactive simulation of the software is included - practice what you just learned without leaving the web browser! Work through...