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.
With SOLIDWORKS Composer it’s easy to take your assembly and operation instructions to the next level, setting yourself apart from the competition and eliminating human error when it comes to deciphering instructional documentation. In this video we will be covering the top 5 tips and tricks anyone using Composer should know about. Learn how to use a cut plane on specific components in an assembly, add items to your 2D library, apply custom drawing templates, use the copy transformation tool to eliminate rework, and setting up selection groups to work like SOLIDWORKS assemblies.
So much of what we design is subjected to dynamic testing, and more and more standards require confidence in the response of our products to these types of loads. We’ll take a walk through a variety of approaches using different simulation tools in SOLIDWORKS, starting with simple static approximations, and working our way up to a rigorous dynamic analysis of a structure. We’ll refer to real-world examples of standards, and show you how the different tools in SOLIDWORKS match up to those requirements.
Building BOMs in CAD and PDM can be fairly easy, to a point. But some BOM data doesn't come from applications or files that are easy to integrate into the CAD BOMs. Come join us to see how a new add-in for SOLIDWORKS PDM greatly enhances your BOM management in PDM. We will look at new ways to create, merge, edit, sort and export Bills of Materials, so Manufacturing and Operations, or ERP can have a BOM built for them.