Are you currently using Workgroup PDM to control and manage your SOLIDWORKS data? Did you know that SOLIDWORKS 2017 is the last release to include Workgroup PDM? Are you wondering how to move that data to SQL database-driven SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard or Professional before SOLIDWORKS 2018 is released and Workgroup PDM is no longer available? Watch this webinar to learn how to migrate data from Workgroup PDM to a SOLIDWORKS PDM system, and how to plan your SOLIDWORKS data management strategy moving forward.
Are you tired of trying to find that one feature you were working on last week in a complex part? Can’t remember the name of that component in your 500 part assembly? In this article, Hawk Ridge shows you how to add tags to both features and components in your designs, simplifying your search efforts.
Are you ready to run a Simulation study on your part or assembly but not sure on the best practices or techniques to simplify a model? Check out this webinar where we will take a look at a variety of different examples that will discuss simplifying models, using SOLIDWORKS modeling features to fix common issues like interference, and techniques for working with faulty imported bodies. Simulation Specialist, Silvio Perez, will share his simulation knowledge, and you’ll discover some of the most useful features for simplifying and repairing models.
Welcome to SOLIDWORKS 2017! Among the many great changes SOLIDWORKS has made to its software, one of them is routing. This video highlights some of the new functionality of routing in SOLIDWORKS 2017. -- Presented by Vince Farrell
Imagine that you're tasked with a SOLIDWORKS plant layout that involves several hundred components and you need to do it in a short amount of time. Luckily, SOLIDWORKS 2017 has created Magnetic Mates - parts that automatically connect to each other. -- Presented by Ricky Huynh
See how the HawkWare team's latest version of Custom Notifications for SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional will help reduce your notification fatigue. If your vault documents follow the same general workflow, but have a wide range of people who may need to approve or review them, then this add-in is your answer. Join Product Manager, Chris Cook, to get the inside scoop on HawkWare’s PDM Custom Notifications tool.
In this video, we'll be diving into three enhancements to the FeatureManager in SOLIDWORKS 2017. We'll look at Dynamic Reference Visualization arrows, the ability to suppress configurations in design tree and enhancement to be able to change the order of sorted configurations. -- Presented by Ricky Huynh
Imagine we're at the tail-end of our design process and our part is completed already. All that's left is creating documentation - which includes creating a mirror view. In this video, I'll show you how to do that. -- Presented by Ricky Huynh
SOLIDWORKS Visualize helps organizations leverage 3D CAD data to create photorealistic marketing content. From static images to animations and immersive web content, SOLIDWORKS Visualize delivers photographical content that clearly and emotionally depicts products in the real world. PhotoView360 is built into SOLIDWORKS, and can generate great marketing images among other things. SOLIDWORKS offers two amazing redering options - now you have to decide which to use for your project. There are very easy ways to identify when one option should be used over another, and we plan to share those with you in this webinar. We’ll compare the capabilities of Visualize with the rendering and technical communication tools currently available in SOLIDWORKS. Join us for an in-depth look into photorealistic rendering options available to you.
If you have ever needed to easily change the language for SOLIDWORKS without changing your system language, the process is easier than you may think. All you have to do is get the install language folders and then rename that folder "English". This must be in the correct file directory where SOLIDWORKS is looking for the language folders. Don’t forget to rename the original “English” folder name as well to complete the process of tricking SOLIDWORKS! -- Presented by Sean Marrs
The wave of the future is electronic drawings that include Product Material Information (PMI) for part specifications; use the same electronic document for your Quality Control as well. Join us for an in-depth explanation of SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD) and SOLIDWORKS Inspection to uncover the uses for 3D PDF in both manufacturing and QC. Get the scoop on using MBD to streamline production, reduce errors, and help with compiling with industry standards. Learn how simple and intuitive SOLIDWORKS Inspection is - see how it reduces the time needed to create inspection documentation by up to 90%. Register today to see this webinar and learn all the useful tips from our Technical Communications expert, Scott Woods.
In the last part of the blog series, we’ll explore how we can import an assembly created natively with Siemens Solid Edge then we can break the link to the original 3rd party CAD file and utilize Feature Recognition, without having to wait for the vendors to fix the geometry on their end. We’ll proceed with opening a Solid Edge motor drive assembly this time by doing an ‘Insert Components’ into our existing assembly. After adding some coincident and concentric mates, we’ll find that the holes don’t line up! -- Presented by Ricky Huynh
SIMULIA Abaqus is a powerful analysis tool for completing realistic simulation, and analysis of complex multibody assemblies and impact or drop events often requires setting up contacts. One of the key strengths of Abaqus is robust and easy to set up general contact. We’ll go through how problems are set up and show some of these capabilities in analysis of an assembly, and cover some of the key elements of setting up impact and drop tests to show the power and simplicity of problem setup in SIMULIA Abaqus CAE.
We’ve had the ability to wrap sketches onto cylindrical and conical geometry for a while, but we were limited to working with a single surface/face at a time. With the new enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2017, we are no longer limited to those shapes and can wrap a sketch onto multiple faces, in the same operation. When you activate the Wrap tool you’ll notice the PropertyManager has a fresh new look. Under Wrap Method, you will see two options: Analytical and Spline Surface. The Analytical method allows us to use the wrap tool as before. The shiny new enhancement is the Spline Surface method, which is what we’ll be focusing on. -- Presented by Gabe Crisologo
This video is intended to give an overview of some of the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS useful for cabinetry and the woodworking industry and will describe the design of a set of frameless cabinets. The design of this set of frameless cabinets below was kicked off by a simple 2D layout elevation plan sketch. The individual cabinets are modular units that can be configured with a variety of doors and hardware. The cabinets can be linked to the top level elevation plan sketch in such a way that dynamic adjustments can be made to the layout that will update cabinets, following rules and logic built into the model, such as to maintain particular hole and shelf spacing. This is known as “top-down” modeling in SOLIDWORKS and is particularly useful for users doing many “similar but different” orders for custom made-to-order units. -- Presented by Ryan Navarro