Consumer expectations have risen over the years to expect high-quality packaging for all types of retail goods. The type of packaging used may have a significant effect on brand perception and marketability of the product. Packaging can also be a significant contributor to overall Cost of Goods. For these reasons, it makes sense that packaging design should be given priority as part of the core product design process, rather than an afterthought near a product launch.
SOLIDWORKS Composer is a tool that allows you to save tons of time updating your technical documentation. SOLIDWORKS Composer has the capability to use associative templates that link to your CAD file, learn how updating your technical documentation can easily be achieved headache free. Check out this presentation to learn best practices for both drawing and project templates that remained linked to the SOLIDWORKS model, along with the hidden tips and tricks the expert knows.
Are you struggling with revision control or engineering change management processes? Does sharing files via a shared network drive create reference problems, overwritten files or require frequent Pack-and-Go routines? With SOLIDWORKS PDM (Product Data Management) many of your daily data management tasks can be automated to get you back to focusing on design rather than file management. In this webinar we'll introduce SOLIDWORKS PDM and how it can improve your engineering processes and save you valuable engineering time as well as improve the quality and traceability of your designs.
Have you ever hoped that one day, there would be a way for you to utilize your 3rd party CAD data into SOLIDWORKS without having to go through the process of saving it out as a STEP file or some other neutral format? SOLIDWORKS 2017 has introduced a step in that very direction with 3D Interconnect! In this 3 part series, we’re going to explore 3 workflows we’ll see 3D interconnect best utilized
Molds are often used in manufacturing to produce parts, the machinist are faced with the challenge of cutting these in a timely manner. CAMWorks has the Volumill technology to cut this machining time down by 80%. Discover how this powerful module will help you beat your manufacturing goals. In addition to Volumill, other 3 axis machining methods will be used to cut our example part, proving to you the complete flexibility CAMWorks has to offer. Join us to learn more about CAMWorks Volumill and 3 Axis milling.
Flow through valves, heat exchangers, and a range of other industrial processes is often the key factor in the design of any equipment or heavy machinery. This webinar shows how SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation gives any design engineer the ability to predict the changes in heat transfer, pressure drop, and other requirements at every turn- leading to a product that meets all its requirements in less time.
When designing assemblies, if multiple parts can be machined together in one operation, it saves time and effort – but it can be challenging to manually bring parts together in a machining environment to generate toolpaths. The Nesting solutions available with CAMWorks offer a seamless process to lay out individual parts for machining as efficiently as possible, and then generate toolpaths for 2.5 axis machining with ease. CAMWorks is the most integrated CAM solution available for SOLIDWORKS, so changes to part components will propagate through to the nested file, and toolpaths will update on demand. Join us to learn more about the seamless art-to-part process using SOLIDWORKS, CAMWorks and NestingWorks, using the example of a fixed-wing drone.
See how XBOM for SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional can bring your BOM management team together to deliver more accurate and complete Engineering Bills of Materials. Merging, updating & editing your Engineering BOMs, regardless of the Engineering tools has never been easier.
Still in Beta testing and scheduled for full release in 2017, 3D Interconnect allows you to open proprietary 3D CAD data in SOLIDWORKS and retain associativity to the original file. You can insert proprietary CAD data directly into a SOLIDWORKS assembly without having to convert it to a SOLIDWORKS file and all downstream operations and features created in SOLIDWORKS update if the referenced file is updated. Supported formats include Creo®, CATIA® V5, Solid Edge®, NX, and Autodesk Inventor®. The good news is you can try it now in SOLIDWORKS 2017. Join us to see how you can work seamlessly with anyone, and incorporate design changes dramatically faster.
Did you know that SOLIDWORKS Plastics can simulate a kind of material that isn't actually… plastic? Thermoset polymers include rubbers, silicones, and epoxies- each of which make critical parts in industries from medical devices to industrial equipment. See how SOLIDWORKS Plastics not only simulates the filling process of these materials, but part curing and other properties that are key to a making quality product.
SOLIDWORKS Simulation is a powerful tool for assessing the strength and performance of a design, but in many cases new users don’t know how to get started. In this session, Ryan Navarro will take you through the basics of getting started in Simulation, by presenting a sample of our SOLIDWORKS Simulation training class, available online and in our training centers.
In this session we'll focus on SOLIDWORKS Professional and what it adds to the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Standard to increase design productivity. with file management tools, advanced photorealistic rendering, automated cost estimation, eDrawings® Professional collaboration capabilities, automated design and drawing checking, and a sophisticated components and parts library. We’ll show you what’s new in 2017 for the Professional package as well as an overview of the additional tools you’ll get.
This presentation will cover the CAMWorks turning module, as well as the Mill-Turn module and show how CAMWorks feature recognition and Knowledge-Based Machining applies across a wide range of machining processes. We will show how to implement the machine simulation and G-Code verification for multi-task machining, and we'll showcase the Wire-EDM programming capabilities available also.
In the world of mechanical engineering, nearly everything moves. This means that the performance of a product is dependent on how it responds to vibration, it's resiliency to damage from drop or impact, and it's likelihood to fail over time due to fatigue.
With SOLIDWORKS announcing that Workgroup PDM will no longer be supported after SOLIDWORKS 2017, many Workgroup users are making the move to SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard or Professional. These new tools allow organizations to take advantage of modern database technology and improve performance, but as with any change, there can be some challenges in learning a new interface, and new data management concepts. Since SOLIDWORKS PDM is built on an intuitive Windows Explorer interface, learning the new software can..
Learn how you can easily create line/schematic diagrams, populate Bill of Materials (BOMs) and Wire Lists with minimal clicks. We’ll also go over automating 3D routing of wires and cables in SOLIDWORKS with full, bi-directional real-time linking between 2D schematic and 3D model data.
By default, the structural members of a weldment part are trimmed according to the order in which groups are created, limiting the options that are available for corner treatment. In this article, we explore how to adjust the trim order of separate groups in order to make them trim simultaneously, allowing for multi-member mitered corners.
Many users are unaware that the standard circular detail view sketch can be overridden with any other type of sketch geometry in order to capture only the desired information in a detail view. This article covers how to override the circular detail profile and ensure that the display matches appropriately.