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June is now here, basketball season is ALMOST over (I am writing this just prior to Game 4, so still have some optimism the Cavs can win it!), and we are full bore into summer. With that, we will soon start to think about SOLIDWORKS 2018 and what big and exciting things it will have to offer to help our productivity! Before we start heading down that road, though, I wanted to look back at this year’s release and a few of the lesser known enhancements that can save you some time now. First, we now have the ability to control how our configurations are sorted. We can sort them numerically, literally, manually, or history based. These were only sorted literally...
I talk to a lot of SOLIDWORKS users that RUN away from Sheet Metal design because they think only a SUPER HERO could possibly do the work. Once they learn how to use SOLIDWORKS' Convert to Sheet Metal tool, they see just how fast and easy Sheet Metal design is in SOLIDWORKS and hopefully by the end of this blog you'll CONVERT too. If you're already sick of the puns, guess what...it's only going to get worse from here! So let's get busy and Fold! Barry! Fold! To be a "Sheet Metal" part in SOLIDWORKS there are three requirements: 1) Has to be thin walled 2) Has to have "bends" at the corners And most Importantly in my opinion 3) Can...
CATI, and 3DVision Technologies offer webinars designed to help make you better faster and smarter. The most recent webinar "Help! Which Simulation Do I Need?" showcased different Simulation products and their roles in product development. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard, Professional, and Premium all share the easy to use SOLIDWORKS interface and straightforward setup. See how SOLIDWORKS Simulation can help designers and engineers reduce the number of final prototypes, depict life expectancy of a design, optimize for weight reduction, and predict how the product will fail due to over loading. Take a look at the webinar and see first hand the design process Using SOLIDWORKS Simulation and Motion. As always if you have any question or need further information just contact 3DVision...
Sutphen sets the standard for engineering excellence, technology, innovation, and durability in the fire apparatus industry. Sutphen was founded in 1890; making it the oldest continuously owned and operated fire apparatus manufacturer in the country. Never reorganized, owned, or operated by anyone other than a Sutphen, the family atmosphere is unmistakable. Sutphen produces all types of fire related vehicles on their own chassis including the usual engines, ladders, tankers, and rescues but also provides bodies for commercial chassis applications. The company strictly produces mid-mount aerials as a tower ladder platform (with a bucket/basket), and mid or rear-mount in a ladder tower form (no bucket), plus industrial application aerials. All Sutphen aerials are made of Aluminum alloys and fastened with aircraft-type Huck Bolts. The...
Everyone loves SOLIDWORKS PDM’s data cards, they are used in so many ways. One limitation though is their values in drop-lists is rather limited. You can control the lists based on one other variable, but if you need something more advanced you are going to need PigeonHole. It can make your drop-lists significantly more advanced. A lot of people like PigeonHole for its ability to have SOLIDWORKS PDM Pro’s droplists filter each other. As an example if you were selecting a wooden lift gate, you wouldn’t want all of the width selections available in the “Width” droplist, -only 16’. You can actually use an Excel spreadsheet like the one above and connect it to PigeonHole. Excel can technically be used as a...