San Jose State Formula Car Races To Success

In an article earlier this year, I introduced our support and training partnership with San Jose State’s Formula SAE team. We’re excited to announce that we have extended our partnership for their 2014/2015 campaign and have added CAMWORKS to their capabilities alongside SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Simulation, 3D Printing, and Workgroup PDM. In addition to that announcement, I wanted to share some of their success from their Formula Car in the 2013/2014 campaign.

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SOLIDWORKS API: Easy Macros – Tree Display Keyboard Shortcut

There is a huge amount of capability available to the user from the SOLIDWORKS APIs. Basically, most everything we have available in the graphic user interface (GUI) is also available through the API interface… Rather than trying to spend a lot of time up front trying to understand everything about programming and COM, the intent of this article is to jump head first into the shallow pool by showing the steps to write a simple macro using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).

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Where Hawks Dare

Articles posted in this blog are typically focused on the use and application of tools for the creation and development of products, and rightfully so. In this case I would like to take the opportunity to focus on teamwork, one of the 5 core values here at Hawk Ridge Systems.

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CAMWorks Quick Tip: Using a Pocket to Cut Machinable Jaw Blanks

Machinable Jaw Blanks or “soft jaws” are a repeatable and effective work holding solution for odd-shaped parts. In this article I will discuss a simple but effective method in CAMWorks for getting toolpath to cut your jaw blanks for most parts. When I say most parts, I mean any part that only requires the outer profile to be cut into the jaws.

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