A prosthetic device startup is on the verge of changing its industry thanks to an ambitious business model and the acceptance of advanced technologies.
Some manufacturers define dimensions and tolerances in sketches, so would like to reuse them in the 3D space. Let’s find out how.
Newer lightweight robotics wearable to help patients with limited mobility.
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, ...
We take a look at how to best alter the appearances of parts and assemblies.
A tutorial covering the basics of topology studies for CAD.
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 ...
Founder of Icon Wheelchairs, Christian Bagg, describes the design behind his motorized, articulating tricycle for disabled athletes.
GD&T is an engineering language widely used in both 2D drawings and MBD. Are there any definition differences in these two approaches? This article will illustrate three MBD advantages over 2D drawings in GD&T compliances.
After annotations are defined on 3D models directly, rather than in separate 2D drawings, how can a quality inspector extract the key characteristics to generate inspection reports? SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 answered this need to support ...
SOLIDWORKS ramps up AI in CAM 2018 and in the forthcoming Xdesign.
New in SOLIDWORKS 2018 is a dedicated CAM package. To automate the Numeric Code programming, it reads the tolerance information from the 3D annotations directly attached to models. SOLIDWORKS calls it a game changer. How ...
Sebastien Heintz, Zenith Aircraft Company CEO, Discusses How the Company Uses CAD and CAM to Make Aircraft Kits.
Engineer Matt Moseman lets us in on how Ringbrothers uses modern machine tools and advanced CAD software to pull off some of the most exciting car mods on the road today.
Many manufacturers are moving toward Model-Based Definition (MBD), but the daily productions cannot run without 2D drawings. How can you accommodate both approaches? SOLIDWORKS MBD 2018 built a bridge in between.
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 ...
Configurations are very popular among SOLIDWORKS users, but how can you present multiple configurations and associative properties in one 3D PDF document? SOLIDWORKS MBD 2018 now provides the answer.
Laborious 3D annotations and their overwhelmingly busy displays present constant challenges to MBD implementations on both the authoring and consumption sides. Let’s see how SOLIDWORKS MBD 2018’s can help.
Flow Simulation gets liquid-gas interface upgrades.