Here you will find video blog entries covering all things SOLIDWORKS, Stratasys, and engineering industry news. From technical tips and tutorials, to interviews and experiments, the CAPINCtv Vlog is constantly being updated with new and entertaining videos.
Each year we like to feature holiday themed technical tips to keep the end of year chaos at bay. This year, I was inspired by a wooden brain-teaser puzzle I saw at a local craft supply store. So I bought one, reverse-engineered it in SOLIDWORKS, and made some artistic changes to bring out the snowflake shape I saw […]
Mark Wires With Connected Devices Data There are a lot of great new enhancements to SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2017, but for me one stands out as a must have. It’s common practice for Electrical Designers to number wires using the terminal identifier of the device that the wire is connected to. Using this practice, it’s easy […]
Over the summer CAPINC Applications Engineer, Andy Jaskey, worked on building a 3D printed skin-on-frame kayak. He was kind enough to take us along for the journey, recording in detail his process of creating the initial kayak shape in SOLIDWORKS, testing it within Simulation, optimizing that design in solidThinking Inspire, further testing the updated design and then […]
Customers and consumers demand more than just a functional product, they demand a product experience, so aesthetics and usability are just as important. SOLIDWORKS not only allows you to make great products and get them to market in record time, the product visualization capabilities allow you to present your product in real-world views. In this […]
As we all know, terminal strips are used everywhere in wired electrical systems. In fact they may be one of the most commonly implemented devices. It can be tedious to draw and document a terminal strip for assembly purposes. Commonly used tools for documenting terminal numbers, connected devices, wires, wire numbers, bridges and connection points […]
Are you using DriveWorks to automate your design process and create a Product or Sales Configurator? Watch the video below to learn more about the individual modules that collectively make up DriveWorks Pro. In the video DriveWorks Vice President and Co-Founder, Maria Sarkar, gives a detailed overview of the modules, including: Administrator Autopilot User Live
One of the best enhancements to SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016 is the addition of the Project Macro. Users can now save project documents or sets of project documents as a macro to use within other projects. New in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016, users can right-click on multiple project documents to create a macro of that project. Creating macros allows […]
With the release of SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016 user interface enhancements were made to make your work space cleaner and more organized. Being such a property intensive software, SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016 has updated their property dialogue boxes, moving them to streamline your interface even more.
One of the great new features that SOLIDWORKS has introduced in 2016 to assemblies is the Mate Controller. This is most useful for assemblies that have a lot of different motion you are trying to depict with many degrees of freedom. With the Mate Controller you can assign different positions for the assembly to meet, […]
In today’s video blog CAPINC Applications Engineer, Laura, goes over the updates SOLIDWORKS has put into the user experience, specifically the new accessibility techniques and mate visualization capabilities in SOLIDWORKS 2016. In 2016, there’s better accessibility to some of the most common advanced mates, including the width mate, symmetry mate, & the profile center mate. […]