I am often asked during demonstrations of Enterprise PDM about getting a series of batch numbers from EPDM for offline work or remote work. Looking at the problem from a users perspective I came up with a simple automated email system using Outlook, VBA and a little SQL. The result is a user at any […]
Looks can be deceiving – both of the below surfaces are technically white in SOLIDWORKS. Have you ever wondered why the white appears more like a gray in SOLIDWORKS? Or how can you change a face to appear white? A simple question with a simple answer which is […]
CAPINC’s Application Engineer, Laura Weismantel stops by to discuss the linear pattern enhancements for SOLIDWORKS 2015. Watch the vlog to learn about the new functionality with selecting an end reference and pattern length.
What’s in a description? Creating consistent, explanatory descriptions for parts is important for myriad reasons. Users will assimilate the pattern and will use it in their searches, making them more efficient in finding parts they need. BoM’s are more easily understood since every description is uniform. Purchasing errors will be reduced because the descriptions can […]
This week’s tech tip is really more of an introduction to the newest member of the SOLIDWORKS product family: SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition, otherwise known as SOLIDWORKS MBD! What is SOLIDWORKS MBD? SOLIDWORKS MBD is an add-in to the SOLIDWORKS interface, which was released in SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP2.0. It was designed to assist with the […]
When designing your parts in CAD everything looks nice and exact, with perfectly sharp corners and perfectly flat faces smoother than the mirrors on the Hubble telescope. But if that part is made out of plastic and going to be injection molded, you’re in for a surprise, because the faces that were nice and flat […]
Enhancements in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015 provide more options for modeling distributed pressures and forces, allowing Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinate systems in addition to Cartesian, in three dimensions. So the interface for setting up a hydrostatic load has changed somewhat since my original blog post in 2012. Also, let me show you how to find out the total weight […]
SOLIDWORKS comes with a large variety of material, however in some cases the specific material for your project may not be listed. The good news is it is relatively easy to add to the standard SOLIDWORKS Materials by either creating your own “by hand” or by importing a database somebody else has created. How To […]
From 2008 to the current version, SOLIDWORKS Simulation has seen a steady march of progress in the ability to bond shell elements to each other, and to the faces of solids. If two shells are built abutting on a common edge, or forming a three-way T-intersection, or overlap with coincident faces, they will bond, and […]
CAPINC’s Application Engineer, Laura Weismantel stops by to discuss two new mate enhancements found in SOLIDWORKS 2015. Watch the vlog to learn about the new profile center mate and the updates to the width mate!