When it is time to upgrade your system to SOLIDWORKS 2017 you will most likely have tons of questions about where to start. Here are some of the best resources to review before you begin. FAQ’s Every year CAPINC compiles a list of FAQ pages to help you get started on your upgrade. Our engineers run many […]
SOLIDWORKS Simulation has two main ways of mapping a Finite Element mesh onto your CAD geometry – the “Standard” mesher and the “Curvature Based” mesher. In training classes and in prior CAPUniversity webinars and presentations, I’ve always advised that the Curvature mesher is best for single parts, especially parts with thin walls and lots of fillets and rounds […]
The purpose of this ongoing blog series is to make the Finite Element Analysis software within SolidWorks, more accessible to a wider audience of not-necessarily-engineering users. In the SolidWorks Simulation dialog for Material Properties, the fields colored RED are the ones that are absolute must-have to perform the analysis. Last month, I blathered at length […]
Back when SolidWorks was new, and FEA simulation was the purview of dedicated specialists, I could assume that anyone who is using the SolidWorks Simulation must already have an engineering degree. That’s not so anymore. The widespread adoption of SolidWorks by Industrial Designers, Artists, Machinists, and other creative trades, has democratized the 3D CAD user […]
This is especially useful for Engineering Managers or internal user group leaders who want to share information across your team.