SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD

Cooking with Pi… in SOLIDWORKS

In honor of National Pi Day, I thought I would skip the dessert and go straight to a savory tortilla pie. Being an engineer, it wasn’t enough of a challenge for me to simply go to the store and purchase a bag of chips, noooo, I wanted to make my own chips.

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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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