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Want to attend an instructor-led, live SOLIDWORKS training class, but there's too much work coming in and you just can't break away from the office to attend? SOLIDWORKS eCourses are for you. Introduced in the first quarter of 2017, SOLIDWORKS eCourses cover the same material that is used in standard, instructor-led SOLIDWORKS training classes, but in a self-paced, eLearning format. Here are the highlights: Access the eLearning modules through your web browser - local SOLIDWORKS installation not required Move through the video material at your own pace - if you need to take a break, pick up where you left off Interactive simulation of the software is included - practice what you just learned without leaving the web browser! Work through...
At a recent Evansville SOLIDWORKS User Group Meeting, I presented a Hands-On session using SOLIDWORKS Motion Simulation. One of the exercises was to throw an object off a cliff. It’s an interesting application for SOLIDWORKS Motion as many of the details for projectile motion can be calculated by hand. I’m going to show you how I used SOLIDWORKS Motion to verify the hand calculations. While I need to leave some of the details of that presentation out of this blog, let’s just say that “baby” “all that matters” when the object gets “down to earth”, that portion of the user group meeting generated more than a few laughs. The problem statement is as follows. “We are going to throw an object...
In my last post, I meantioned I wanted to share what our team shared with me reguading their trip to AMUG this year. This blog post will be on what Siohban Kelly, Account Manager, learned at AMUG 2017 in Chicago. See Part 1 here. There's so many great seminars and networking opportunities at AMUG, it was hard to narrow down this list! Hands-on work shop learning how to create patterns for investment and sand casting, and then actually pour and finish the metal part, was a real learning opportunity. It gave me a vivid understanding of the 3d printed application for potential customers in the Casting Industry. Hands-on work shop finishing PolyJet parts in vero clear gave me an appreciation for...
I have always loved the Wrap feature in SOLIDWORKS. It is a great way to get geometry onto a face or set of faces. The issue I had with it though is that you were limited to a cylinder or a cone for the feature to work. Well, that is no longer the case. In SOLIDWORKS 2017 that limitation has been eliminated and you can now wrap sketches onto multiple surfaces of any shape. This feature is great for: Industrial Designers Products with interesting or complex logo’s Label panels Tire side walls Blow moldings Roto moldings Stamping Let’s take a look at the new and improved Wrap Feature in SOLIDWORKS 2017. We will be using a file from the What’s new...
If you've been following my blog posts lately, you may recall that the 3D Printing Sales and Applications team attended AMUG this year in Chicago. I asked everyone what they learned. I thought it would be beneficial to give their own points of view. This first "learnings" will be from Nate Harris, our Director of all things additive. Stratasys has over 1,200 granted and pending patents on their technology… Over 27 alone on the new F123! Over 150,000 commercial installed units. No question in my mind… a leader in technologies that dominate the majority of applications our customers need to solve problems. Traditional Jigs-Figures workflow vs 3D Printing Jigs-Figures workflow: Traditional: Design à Drawing à Approval Loop à Procurement à Fabrication...