Shop Customizable 3D Products Online? Of Course!
Online shopping has been widely adopted across the globe. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could interrogate 3D product models on a webpage, customize desirable options to your liking in an online catalog, and make informed decisions right away on a computer at anywhere and anytime? Let’s see who has done it and how.
Making a Part with the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace
Earlier this year, Dassault Systèmes launched a new platform called the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace. Billed as “the Amazon of Manufacturing,” the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace is split into two halves: Marketplace PartSupply, an online 3D components catalog, and Marketplace Make, a service to connect with manufacturers around the globe to make your parts via whatever process you prefer:… View Full Story
Tutorial: Performing Flow Simulation of an Aerofoil
In this tutorial, we are going to be taking a look at running flow visualization simulations on a basic aerofoil (or “airfoil”), which will hopefully be of use to those of you in aerospace engineering courses—or maybe you just like designing RC aircraft and want to simulate your wings before chopping up a load of… View Full Story
For Technical Documentation, Animation is Worth Way More Than a Thousand Words
Most people would agree that a great product starts with a great design, but what makes a great design? Some descriptive terms that might come to mind may be: innovative, useful, functional, aesthetically pleasing, long-lasting, and manufacturability, just to name a few. Looking at your product through the end user’s eyes, however, there are some… View Full Story
Ensure Solid GD&T Datum Practices with SOLIDWORKS MBD
Datum features are the foundation of sound GD&T definitions. As the basic references of dimensions and tolerances, they guide the machining and inspection procedures. SOLIDWORKS MBD has built GD&T rules into the software to automatically ensure solid datum practices.
What a Fine Mesh We’re In
Until recently, the number of SOLIDWORKS users who needed to import mesh files in SOLIDWORKS was relatively small. They would have typically needed to reuse geometry created in an artistic modeling software, such as Maya or 3DS Max, or import point cloud files representing scanned data. The process of importing and converting these files to… View Full Story
Why and How You Can Create Self-Locating and Self-Fixturing Designs Using SOLIDWORKS 2018
Pairs of tabs and slots are widely used in self-locating and self-fixturing designs such as food processing machines and furniture. Up to now, it has been time consuming and repetitive to manually create multiple pairs of tabs and slots, as well as to maintain the relationships between them. SOLIDWORKS 2018 adds a way to automatically create associative pairs.
SOLIDWORKS CAM for Free?
For SOLIDWORKS users on subscription, a lot of CAM now comes at no extra cost. 5 axis and turning is extra, however.
SOLIDWORKS 2018 Gets Touchy-Feely!
The latest release of SOLIDWORKS has got a bunch of great new sketch features all designed for boosting productivity and usability. Read on for more details.
What’s New in SOLIDWORKS MBD 2018: Define a Pattern as a Datum Feature
Mounting clearance hole patterns are widely used in mechanical and electrical designs. Because a pattern holds multiple fasteners to fasten and stabilize components together, the entire pattern, rather than individual holes, is typically established as a datum feature. To serve this popular use case, SOLIDWORKS MBD 2018 added this functionality.
Set Up CAD to Work Faster
In this article, we will look at system settings and software settings to increase CAD performance.
Using Design Tables in SOLIDWORKS
We walk you through all the different ways you can use design tables, starting with linking dimensions all the way through using it for assembly configurations.
3DEXPERIENCE Lab opens in Boston
Engineering.com spoke with Abhishek Bali, the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab North America Manager, to learn about the new lab at the North American HQ of Dassault Systèmes.
Multiple-CAD Environment Manufacturing Using SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect
Machine shops often receive a wide variety of CAD formats from clients to run machining jobs. Or an in-house factory may need to program toolpaths on models from engineering teams on different CAD platforms. SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect can help with your multiple-CAD environment manufacturing.
How to Make Code-Free Reports
For those who are not familiar with SQL queries, we will look at tools in product data management (PDM) that can be used to generate a similar output.
Machine to the Mean with CAMWorks
Asymmetrical tolerances often cause headaches to machinists. To reduce the scraps and reworks, CAMWorks can help automatically machine to the mean sizes, rather than the nominal sizes.
Whitepaper: Superior product design through powerful in-cad simulation
Engineering successful, innovative products in today’s competitive environment requires simulation power. The ability to analyze the multifaceted physical performance characteristics of a design before making a prototype can substantially increase productivity. Companies need robust simulation tools to efficiently overcome time, budget, and quality demands. IN-CAD Simulation delivers powerful simulation capabilities that can solve complex analysis… View Full Story
Tipping the SOLIDWORKS Fantastic
An inescapable truth is that 3D modeling is an inherently complicated activity. Anyone who has done it knows that. Why? It’s because 3D modeling is all about building high-quality, accurate digital representations of real-world or potentially real-world objects, or sets of objects. Another almost universal truth is that in most 3D modeling programs there are… View Full Story
The MBD History and Successes at Gulfstream
Gulfstream designed two jet models concurrently, reduced barrel joining time from 3.5 days to 15 minutes, and cut part numbers by more than 50 percent. How did Gulfstream do it?
What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2017: 3D PDF
Customizable annotation text scales and 3D PDF accuracy controls have been added. Let’s see how these new features serve a tower crane assembly better now.
Getting Started with 3D PDFs
3D PDF is a PDF file with 3D content embedded that lowers the 3D communication barrier and facilitates MBD implementations. Facing the rich content and capable functionalities inside a 3D PDF, how should we get started?