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3DVision Technologies offers a webinar series titled HOW TO SOLVE IT. This webinar series is designed to help make you Better, Faster, and Smarter. This series takes place on the first three Wednesdays of the month at 10:00 AM. This weeks webinar addresses how SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard can help engineers and designers reduce the number of final prototypes. The webinar starts with the use of SOLIDWORKS Motion to determine the force required to move given geometry under load. Knowing the force information allows us to then study stress, strain, and displacement on the assembly model. With the Assembly analysis complete we see that the arm component is where we want to focus development and verify the design can last through a given life cycle. Take a look at the webinar and see first hand the design process...
First off, let me introduce myself. I'm Justin Maxwell, and I am part of 3DVision's Technical Support Team. I have been at 3DVision for over 5 years answering thousands of questions over the phone and through email. I get to be the guy that you call when things go wrong or when things aren't working out exactly how you planned. I also get to be the guy that you call when you think SOLIDWORKS just broke your amazingly detailed, perfectly edited, painstakingly organized Sheet Metal drawing. Just typing that makes me feel a little bad, because I know the feeling. Here's the good news though; if your Flat Pattern View is broken, I know what happened. But most importantly, I know how to fix it. To understand what happens to flat...
Christmas is long gone, and the new year is already off to a great start, but you still have one more Christmas Present to hear about! Insight 11.0 was released over the last few months, and unless you turned on the automatic updates, you may have even missed it! One important change going forward, is Windows 32 Bit will no longer be supported. This was expected as it seems like everyone is going to 64 Bit. Below is the error message I received trying to install on a 32 Bit Version of Windows 7. And Now, On to the Enhancements! Nylon 6 model material – Added Nylon 6 model material paired with SR-110 support material for use on the Fortus 900mc. FDM Nylon 6 is a Nylon 6-10 blend based on...
In this past weeks edition of 3DVision’s How To Solve It webinar series, I built off of Ryan Field's webinar on designing the front cowling of Santa's sleigh in traditional SOLIDWORKS surfacing, and showed how amazingly fast, easy, and FUN it is to build it in SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer! PLUS since I ended up with so much extra time on my hands I had to one up Ryan and go ahead and build a whole new entire sleigh. Check out the webinar recording on our YouTube channel and see first hand the design process of Santa's new sleigh. As always if you have any question or need further information, please reach out to us and we would be happy to discuss with...
If I had a nickel for every SOLIDWORKS user that told me they think Weldments are an awesome feature but they can't use it because they need a detailed BOM listing with each individual weldment member at their top level assembly drawing I'd have enough money to go see a movie! If you do the math, ticket + popcorn + drink is going to be around $20 - $25, so at a nickel a piece that's like 400-500 people. That's a LOT of people. And maybe you're in that boat too, but really like your nickels, so rather than sending me a nickel to tell you how you too can have a top level assembly with all those members in your BOM list nice and clean, just keep reading. Seriously, if...