Simulation Services

Using Spring Connectors in SOLIDWORKS Simulation to Reduce Complexity in Your Analysis

I recently worked on a customer project which involved answering the question, “How can I represent complex sub-assemblies or components that are part of a larger assembly using SOLIDWORKS Simulation?” The customer wanted to include ball screws and linear rails. These sub-assemblies include bearings, threads, and complex mounting geometry that would require a significant amount of time and effort to setup and a significant amount of time to solve. Additionally, if I were to miss an element in the setup, the analysis could fail or the results may be invalid. One way to simplify an analysis that involves complex sub-assemblies or components is to replace them with spring connectors.

Read More


Choosing the Right SOLIDWORKS Installation Method

If you’re the sole user of SOLIDWORKS at your company or you’re a solo operator, choosing an installation method is straight forward: install SOLIDWORKS through the SOLIDWORKS Installation manager. But once you add a few more users or multiple sites into the mix, you really have to start thinking about the other methods that are available:

1. The SolidWorksSOLIDWORKS Installation Manager
2. Command line installation

Read More

SolidWorks Inspection

SOLIDWORKS Inspection: Streamline Quality Control

The automotive, aerospace, defense, oil & gas, and medical device industries have strict safety regulations and requirements. Most companies working in these industries must provide industry-standard reports including inspection documents such as AS91002 or PPAP forms. Many SOLIDWORKS users are creating First Article Inspections (FAI), Inspection Report, or Ballooned Drawings, but only a handful of you are already using software to do so. SOLIDWORKS Inspection is a First Article Inspection (FAI) and in-process inspection application that greatly simplifies and automates the creation process of ballooned inspection drawings and inspection reports (AS9102, PPAP, etc…).

Read More


CAMWorks Corner – CNC Machining a Turbo Impeller

With media coverage of the World Cup dominating news and sports sites, you may have missed some other major sporting events, such as the Le Mans 24hr and the Nürburgring 24hr. Whether it’s nostalgia and the opportunity to see some of motor racing’s elite at the French race, or the attraction of camping in a forest listening to cheesy Euro pop while slurping copious amounts of high quality beer at the German event, both provide an incredible experience for a motorsport fan. Given that the Porsche 919 Hybrid was sponsored by DMG Mori, it just made sense to have it related to machining a turbo impeller. So what’s involved?

Read More
The Hawk Ridge Systems Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for SolidWorks and CAMWorks
Overview Why HRS? Locations Contact Us