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A little over a year ago, I was contaced by the Application team from Stratasys to see if I would be interested in Alpha testing a new piece of software that was in development. I'm pretty sure I shouted YES! before they finished the statement. GrabCAD Print is the answer to something that always seemed strange to me in the 3D Printing arena, the lack of a unified 3D printing Software. If you have a printer (or two) laying around from Stratasys, you'll realize that each family of printers has their own software. Mojo Print Wizard, Catalyst, Insight, Objet Studio, and PolyJet Studio are the current softwares. Each one controls 1 or more printer, but there was no overlap. You needed...
If you don't have a Customer Portal Account, then before reading this - head out to CustomerPortal.SOLIDWORKS.com, and register using your SOLIDWORKS Serial Number. If you DO have a Customer Portal Account, then chances are you've had the exact thought and frustration before: The Customer Portal is a webpage dedicated to SOLIDWORKS customers. Anyone can create an account and get basic access. If you're a paying (on maintenance) customer, you get access to specific sections of this Customer Portal page - and if you are not on maintenance, these sections are "locked" with a graphic image of a classic padlock. While this sounds great, it can definitely cause some frustration if you ARE on maintenance - and you're greeted by those beautiful...
The summer season is getting kicked into gear and that means several things to baseball junkies. I’m not just talking about baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie either! The College World Series is underway in Omaha. Major League Baseball is in full swing. I get asked ‘does a curve ball really curve’. The usual early June fare! Wait! You didn’t know a curveball does curve on its way to home plate? You thought those pitch trackers showing the flight of the ball were just made for TV? The answer to those two questions are, yes, a curveball does move laterally from the pitcher’s hand to home plate and, no, baseball isn’t a reality TV series. Now I may not be able...
We draw a schematic to define the connections that are going to be made on the PCB layout, and so we sometimes get lost in that purpose, forgetting that when everything is done there are good odds that someone else is going to have to reference what we've drawn and decipher it. We understand it, and it works well enough to get the netlist created for the routing, but can someone else look at it to do troubleshooting or understand the functional intent of the design? It’s important that we follow conventions that will ensure clear communication. Take for instance this circuit: It works. The netlist is created and I can route it on a PCB. But if you wanted to figure...
June is now here, basketball season is ALMOST over (I am writing this just prior to Game 4, so still have some optimism the Cavs can win it!), and we are full bore into summer. With that, we will soon start to think about SOLIDWORKS 2018 and what big and exciting things it will have to offer to help our productivity! Before we start heading down that road, though, I wanted to look back at this year’s release and a few of the lesser known enhancements that can save you some time now. First, we now have the ability to control how our configurations are sorted. We can sort them numerically, literally, manually, or history based. These were only sorted literally...