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