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The summer season is getting kicked into gear and that means several things to baseball junkies. I’m not just talking about baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie either! The College World Series is underway in Omaha. Major League Baseball is in full swing. I get asked ‘does a curve ball really curve’. The usual early June fare! Wait! You didn’t know a curveball does curve on its way to home plate? You thought those pitch trackers showing the flight of the ball were just made for TV? The answer to those two questions are, yes, a curveball does move laterally from the pitcher’s hand to home plate and, no, baseball isn’t a reality TV series. Now I may not be able...
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...
I like tools that increase productivity by reusing existing work. Using the Design Library for SOLIDWORKS Motion components is one example of a productivity enhancer that I think users should take advantage of. I guess the best place to start would be a quick description of the two tools mentioned. SOLIDWORKS Motion is an analysis tool that utilizes assembly mates, part contacts, and driving forces to accurately predict mechanism performance. SOLIDWORKS Motion included in SOLIDWORKS Premium and all three SOLIDWORKS Simulation packages – Standard, Professional, and Premium. The Design Library, available in the Task Pane, is a common location for reusable design elements such as parts, assemblies, and even sketches. One possible reason for creating Motion Design Library components is ease...
At a recent Evansville SOLIDWORKS User Group Meeting, I presented a Hands-On session using SOLIDWORKS Motion Simulation. One of the exercises was to throw an object off a cliff. It’s an interesting application for SOLIDWORKS Motion as many of the details for projectile motion can be calculated by hand. I’m going to show you how I used SOLIDWORKS Motion to verify the hand calculations. While I need to leave some of the details of that presentation out of this blog, let’s just say that “baby” “all that matters” when the object gets “down to earth”, that portion of the user group meeting generated more than a few laughs. The problem statement is as follows. “We are going to throw an object...
Most audiophiles say that there is something warmer, richer, and better to the sound a vinyl record reproduces. Especially compared to modern digital media. Not having listened to an album since I was young, I figured it was time to see what all the talk was about. I asked my father (long time high-end audio enthusiast) to get out his vintage 1973 JVC VL-5 turntable so we could give it a listen. Note: This picture is post installation of the new feet. After all these years in storage the turntable was in great shape. Everything worked perfectly except for the vibration isolating rubber feet. Out of the four feet, three had the material break down. Leaving them brittle and cracking...