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Certifications are a good thing. They help distinguish you from your peers, plus if you learn a little while you prepare, your company gets a nice benefit as well. DriveWorksXpress has a certification process that is free to all SOLIDWORKS users and is designed to improve your SOLIDWORKS skills and make your engineering résumé stand out from the crowd. This year at SOLIDWORKS World, I was introduced to the new certification -"Certified DriveWorksXpress Associate". Chris Cassettari from DriveWorks was leading a hands on session where the goal was to get all attendees through a DriveWorksXpress tutorial. The models created during the tutorial could then be used for the DriveWorksXpress certification test. I was a bit pessimistic at first, many hands-on presentations I have...
Have you ever had to troubleshoot an electrical system and tried to track the myriad of wires going everywhere so you can pull the right one? Labels certainly would be nice. Labeling wires is no fun though. Especially when you have a lot of wires in your project. Or rather, I should say is is traditionally no fun. With SOLIDWORKS Electrical it is something we barely have to think about. How many wires do you typically have in your electrical projects? Five? Five Thousand? More? Obviously that depends on what you are designing and varies for everyone, but as our projects are getting more and more complex, the number just keeps going up. Here’s an excerpt from an article I...
You know that old breakup line from movies and tv, "It's not you it's me"? The person delivering the line never REALLY thinks they're the one to blame for the breakup and what they want to say is "it's not me it's YOU". With that being said, I want you to know that if you've had poor assembly performance in the past it's not you it's SOLIDWORKS.....That's right what I really want to say is it's not SOLIDWORKS, it's you! (Confrontational early and often, let's do this!) Honestly Large Assembly performance is one of the biggest complaints I hear from end users, but rarely do I see anyone trying to actually DO anything about it. Often I'll hear, "I tried fixing...
As I am sure you already know, SOLIDWORKS makes a lot of great announcements at SOLIDWORKS WORLD every year. One of the big announcements this past February was the introduction of CAM into SOLIDWORKS next year. This new functionality will integrate 2.5 axis milling and turning directly into the software. Some other great features will include part and assembly machining, tolerance based machining, automatic feature recognition, and knowledge based machining strategies, to name a few. This seems like the logical next step, after the introduction of tools such as SOLIDWORKS Inspection and MBD over the last few years, which allow you to more efficiently utilize your SOLIDWORKS files beyond just the design. Being out in the field interacting with our...
On March 17, 2017 we hosted our annual March Madness Open House. Last year we had well over 100 people in attendance across multiple industries. This year we narrowed down or focus to Aerospace and Automotive companies and still saw close to 50 people in attendance. Stratasys helped us out and brought an Injection Mold Expert from Israel for the day. We started off by watching some basketball, what else is one to do during March Madness, and filling our plates with some outstanding BBQ. Nate Harris, Directer of 3D Printing for 3DVision Technologies hosted the event and made introductions. Mark Dabe, Senior Director of Sales for Stratasys, introduced himself and other members of his team that were at the event....