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Equidistant mesh control was added in 2016 SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. Since then I have only used the option a few times. Shame on me, With all software you fall back into the habits of how you have always done things, in this case adding an additional body to apply a local mesh control, or adding local mesh control to the faces of the object requiring refinement. With 2017 now released, I have been getting several questions regarding the equidistant mesh control and what it is used for. Now I do not feel as bad. I'm not the only one slowly adopting new functionality. The equidistant refinement ensures a uniform mesh around selected entities with minimal effort. Think of the equidistant mesh as up to three offset zones from a specified body,...
We all know that every new release of SOLIDWORKS adds amazing time saving features and better ways to get your job done, but this time SOLIDWORKS 2017 is also offering new ways to acquire and use the software! This new offering is called SOLIDWORKS Term Licensing, and here are some of the great benefits to you get with this option: 1. Variety of Term Lengths SOLIDWORKS Term Licensing lets you to purchase seats for a predefined period of time: a three month term or a one year term. This flexible term length is a great benefit for companies with the situation of interns or contract employees, or even for exploration of an upgrade in SOLIDWORKS packages or add-ins. You can also upgrade the term lengths at any point. 2. Lower Upfront Cost Term...
To fill you in on what has happened so far. In blog one of this series "Teaching Kids How to Fling Stuff! With SOLIDWORKS and Trebuchets" we looked at what a trebuchet is and why I got involved in such a cool project. The second blog of this series "Teaching Kids How to Fling Stuff! With SOLIDWORKS and Trebuchets. Part Two the Design" we discussed the design process including the use of SOLIDWORKS and Simulation. In this final installment I wanted to give you a feel for the work put into the build and the excitement the cub scouts had when the trebuchet launched the first projectile. Early on in the design we discussed making the trebuchet a "kit" so that the cub scouts could safely put it together. This meant the power...
ADVANCED Holes?! I bet you never thought that holes were so complex that there needed to be an ‘Advanced’ Holes feature? Well, holes themselves are typically not that difficult to create. In SOLIDWORKS, these are our counterbores, thru holes, tapped holes, etc. However, there are a lot of industries that require creating multi-stepped holes, meaning multiple hole features stacked in series. This, of course, could be done already, but not in the most ideal way. You would have to create a complex extruded cut, or create multiple Hole Wizard features on top of each other. Well, now in SOLIDWORKS 2017, with the Advanced Holes feature, this can be done much easier. This feature will allow you to create all of these holes in series in one operation, saving you time and...
So if you read my blog last week Yea They’re Attractive, Magnetic Mates – Part 1, you saw how awesome and attractive Magnetic mates are for layout planning. I showed how you can reduce the amount of work it takes to create layouts, get a great graphical representation for your whole layout with Speedpaks, and quickly change your layout by pulling apart the magnetic mates. Now that you know more about how to use them this blog post will walk through how to set them up and a few nuances I've found with Magnetic Mates. To make a Magnetic Mate you'll need to use the Asset Publisher, which can be found through Tools > Asset Publisher From there the Asset Publisher Property Manager will launch to set up your Ground Plane...