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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation software is an established Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis tool. Flow Simulation offers users internal and external analysis of fluid systems. Steady State,Transient, and conjugate heat transfer solutions are standard with Flow Simulation. Flow Simulation works seamlessly inside of SOLIDWORKS and offers a straight forward, easy to use interface. The results are post processed right inside the SOLIDWORKS/Flow window. Flow Simulation has been a part of SOLIDWORKS for 20 years and has a history dating back to the space race. Users just beginning, and veterans alike know about Flow Simulation's ease of use, accurate results, and fast solution times. Long time users like myself know about the ins and outs of Flow, as well as the little hidden niceties within the interface. Recently one of those niceties was brought to my attention by SOLIDWORKS Simulation Technical Manager Joe...
What happens when Virtual Reality meets 3D Printing? Contact CI is pushing the boundaries of virtual reality with the help of Stratasys 3D printing. Virtual Reality is defined as “a realistic and immersive simulation of a three-dimensional environment, created using interactive software and hardware, and experienced or controlled by movement of the body.” This cutting edge technology is taking entertainment to a new level with several big name companies such as Samsung, HTC, and Facebook-owned Oculus offering virtual reality headsets compatible with phones, entertainment systems, and high end PCs. Contact CI plans to take this new technology and push it even further. Tom Buchanan – Chief Product Officer at Contact CI explains that there are still some opportunities for virtual reality to improve. “Right now you put the headset on and your given a controller that you’ve never seen before and...
A while back we started a blog journey through running Insight, a very powerful software package, included in the Stratasys Fortus line of Additive Manufacturing (3D Printers) equipment. See a few of these posts with the links below. Tips for exporting your 3D CAD files into the STL file Format - STL Output settings for CAD Considerations for part orientations once you have a file to print - 3D Printing Orientations Guide Volume 1, 2, & 3 A quick overview of the Insight Interface and general Settings - Insight Overview An overview of the latest enhancements to Insight - Insight 10.8 Enhancements (for new futures). This post will deal with the basic settings and options to build your part. To get started with your print Click File - Open and select your STL file. Pick an orientation based on using the...
3DVision Technologies has just launched a new webinar series titled HOW TO SOLVE IT. This webinar series is designed to help make you Better, Faster, and Smarter. This series takes place on the first three Wednesdays of the month at 10:00 AM. Last weeks webinar described use of advanced pattering techniques, and was titled HOW TO SOLVE IT: Create Complex Design Features by Using Patterns in SOLIDWORKS. This weeks webinar addresses how engineers traditionally analyzed and designed fluid flow systems. Flow benches and fluid flow labs traditionally are used to understand pressure differentials in a system, velocities at given probe points, and other flow characteristics. The problem with these devices is that the engineer does not get to see inside system. The only information relayed is the information gathered by the pilot tubes, or pressure gauges. Think of a gasoline engines...
Cincinnati, OH – 3DVision Technologies, answering the strong demand for 3D Printing, is expanding their sales territory of Stratasys 3D Printers into Michigan by announcing the opening of the newest of their eight offices located in Novi at Lewis Technology Center, 39575 Lewis Drive, Suite 300, Novi, MI 48377. 3DVision Technologies will occupy space in Building 2 in the Lewis Technology Center. The unique 2,800 square foot 3DVision Technologies facility will feature distinctive design elements to showcase Stratasys 3D Printers, an open lab, training facilities, and creative work spaces. The office opens in September 2016 and will join existing locations in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, Lexington, Toledo and Dayton. The new office is located in one of the top communities for research and technology in Detroit defined by a focus on telematics and car connectivity industries. “Our new Novi location...