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Ever stop to consider what is going on when you make a 2D drawing of a 3D part in CAD and then go on to manufacture it? You make a 3D object into a 2D object so that you can make it back into a 3D object. Your 3D CAD part is 'flattened' into a 2D drawing, which is then used to manufacture a 3D part. 3D -> 2D -> 3D. This process is handy for when you need to transport your kayak, but can't we eliminate the 2D (drawing) step when going from 3D CAD to manufacturing the part? With SOLIDWORKS MBD you can. SOLIDWORKS MBD (Model-Based Definition) is an integrated, drawingless manufacturing solution for SOLIDWORKS. It helps define, organize...
The epic conclusion to our suspenseful Make an Invisible Cube in Composer - Method 1.... To set the scene, I had just show our standard method for creating a stunning moving camera by attaching a camera to a primitive and turning the opacity down. Let's jump back in. This is where the story usually ends, until last week's training when my buddy Tommy said, "I can see the cube." "LIES! DIRTY ROTTEN LIES!" I screamed as I stormed to where Tommy was sitting. I needed to see my video playing on our projector from Tommy's vantage point and as the video looped, I saw it. There it was plain as day...the primitive... Chapter 17 - The Fix is In (I...
In our latest installment of our How To Solve Webinar series I discussed SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional and how it can be used to create high end animations, batched renderings, multiple configurations, and harness the power of boost. The design approval process often requires multiple versions of the model in various orientations. SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional allows you to quickly create multiple life-like images of your design and provides the capability to guide your viewer around the design using animation and virtual reality. When you need to create these types of professional level content you need a professional level tool! Check out the link below to see a full recording of the webinar to learn more about how you too can solve your...
Recently I was teaching a Composer class during which we were discussing how to make walk through videos by using Composer's "Attach Camera 'Move-With' (Rigid attachment)". If you've been to our class you know how we teach it. If not it's your lucky day. I'm going to walk through the way we usually capture awesome videos walking around an environment quickly without adding a bunch of camera keys. Create a primitive inside Composer Grab the initial position of the primitive with a location key Use Auto-keys,move to a time a while later, and transform your primitive: At the start of the motion create a camera pointing how you want (just use the viewport), assign the camera for the animation Select a...
In our latest installment of our How To Solve Webinar series I discussed SOLIDWORKS Visualize and how it can be used to make product decisions earlier in the design cycle. When I talk about Visualize I like to think that with Visualize “WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET”. It’s really an engine to see our final product at no production cost. We get a Window into a digital reality if you will. Inside Visualize we can use Real World Settings and get that photoshoot setup without any of the cost. And when it comes to our products and getting them right, we know the devil’s in the details of not just how to use software, but also of our designs. ...