SOLIDWORKS Composer

Composer Quick Tip – Measurements

Let’s face it, not everyone is a wizard when it comes to looking at standard views shown on a drawing, picturing the part or assembly and on top of that understanding the accompanying dimensions. I often take for granted the training I’ve received in school.

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation

How I Set the Curve: Using Stress-Strain Data in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

If you were to hook my brain up to a projector and start scanning for things I remembered from engineering school, stress-strain curves would probably pop up. Once upon a time I (probably) recreated one or two of these curves in a materials lab, but nowadays I settle for giving the every-man definition: a stress-strain curve is a collection of data describing how resistant a material is to stretching.

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SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD

Chain Component Pattern Tips – Pt.3

A unique and powerful type of assembly component pattern is now available for setting up patterned components along an open or closed path to dynamically simulate a roller chains, cable carriers, and power transmission systems. In the third and final part of this series we’ll take a look at some considerations for performance and optimum behavior.

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Quick Tip – Submodeling

Every now and then, we look back over the functionality that has been added to SOLIDWORKS software over the last few years, and find something we at Hawk Ridge Systems find really useful, but we don’t see our customers utilizing when we talk to them over technical support or in customer visits. One of those features is Submodeling, which became available with the release of SOLIDWORKS 2013.

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