When purchasing a 3D printer one of the main factors in determining what you can afford is the size of the build space. The more you spend, the larger the build space you get. This doesn’t mean that smaller printers can only print smaller parts. Take for example the following part. This goalie mask is […]
Here’s a complaint that is more common when working with someone else’s data – How to find/select/remove color schemes that are applied to the model faces? This could arise if you have a native SOLIDWORKS file, but the prior collaborator had a particularly garish sense of style. But more commonly, when you import STEP data […]
CAPINC’s Application Engineer, Laura Weismantel stops by to discuss two new sketching enhancements found in SOLIDWORKS 2015. Watch the vlog to learn about mid-point lines, selecting end points, and center point rectangles.
Most engineers fall into a trap when using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) programs: trying to get an accurate absolute result. Yes, every CFD program out there, from the free ones to the ones that cost more than a new Lexus, can get you answers within 5% of a real world value, because every CFD program […]
3D printing is a great production tool to manufactures worldwide. It has been adopted by companies large and small to help get their products to market quicker and more cost effectively. Regardless of which technology you choose to build your parts, a bottle neck that takes the rapid out of rapid prototyping is the removal […]
Each time you open your 3D printer, user maintenance is preformed. When you put in a new tray, that’s a form of maintenance. When you empty the waste bucket, that’s a form of maintenance. Simply cleaning out the build chamber is a form of user maintenance. You may not realize it but these simple, common […]
It is possible to only balloon certain dimensions (aka characteristics) using the SOLIDWORKS Inspection add-in, but it is a semi-manual process. During my demonstrations, I usually have Autoballoon enabled, which allows the characteristics to be captured and ballooned in a single step… all characteristics. By disabling the Autoballoon option, only the bill of characteristics will […]
The CAPINC team visited Phoenix, Arizona for SOLIDWORKS World 2015. Here is a recap of the week including SOLIDWORKS Top 10 User Enhancement Requests, a preview of SOLIDWORKS 2016, and more!
On January 29th Stratasys launched two new materials. On the Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) side Statasys launched eight new colors of the ASA material. On the Polyjet side they launched the Endur Digital Material. Both the ASA and Endur material have been out for quite some time. But with the new colors ASA has to […]
So you want to find your EPDM files within the archives directory? Enterprise PDM allows users to mange any kind of file in its vaults (archives) and through the EPDM interface those files are easy to find and modify. But as an administrator of EPDM you may at some point need to find the location of […]