Technical Tips

Deleting Support Material In Stratasys Insight Software

Deleting Support Material In Stratasys Insight Software

One of the most popular operations I show users when I install a Stratasys FDM printer with Insight software is the delete support function. This is a necessity to build parts that will need less post processing time. This feature is mostly used to delete support out of holes that run horizontally thru a part. If you […]

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: SOLIDWORKS Edition

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: SOLIDWORKS Edition

SOLIDWORKS has made it so easy for us to access our favorite things throughout the user interface. We’ve already discussed how we can use Mouse Gestures and the S-key to access our favorite commands and views, with just a click or swipe of a button. There are many other ways to quickly access and set […]

Upgrading To SOLIDWORKS 2017

Upgrading To SOLIDWORKS 2017

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 […]

7 More SOLIDWORKS Simulation Hacks – Default Options to Change

7 More SOLIDWORKS Simulation Hacks – Default Options to Change

About a year ago, I shared with you the factory settings that I prefer to override for SOLIDWORKS Simulation, and I only had room in the post for four system settings to change. I promised more, and here they are: the study-specific settings to change. These tech tips have to do with the settings found […]

Tailor Your DriveWorks World 2017 Experience

Tailor Your DriveWorks World 2017 Experience

Register for the annual technical training event for DriveWorks Users, in Atlanta, Georgia from March 6th-10th. DriveWorks World is your chance to advance your knowledge of DriveWorks Pro Administrator and beyond. Talk to DriveWorks experts and learn from other users about the way they do things to improve the way you work. Whether you are new to […]

Close Monitor: Why Do We Even Have That Button?

Close Monitor: Why Do We Even Have That Button?

Recently I was talking to a coworker here at CAPINC who reminded me of the “Close Monitor” option in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. While the option is great, it is surprising how few people know about it. After several rounds of extoling the great virtues of Close Monitor, somebody in the room finally had the courage […]

Introduction To Multibody Sheet Metal Parts

Introduction To Multibody Sheet Metal Parts

This technical tip is aimed at help SOLIDWORKS users who have no experience with sheet metal multibodies. We’re going to have an “entry-level” look at how and why to use them. Assume you’re a contract manufacturer and you receive a new part to quote. After unfolding, you see it’s going to be complex and expensive, […]

Full Color 3D Printing Options With Stratasys PolyJet Technology

Full Color 3D Printing Options With Stratasys PolyJet Technology

One on the most appealing aspects of Stratasys PolyJet line of 3D printers is the ability to create highly arcuate and detailed parts. While these parts suitable for a wide range of applications including design verification, analysis, and even limited functional testing, where the technology really excels is in creating high quality models for presentations […]

Plotting Hot Spots In SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017

Plotting Hot Spots In SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017

Unlike with dogs, there is no need to visit your local veterinarian if your SOLIDWORKS part gets a hot spot. You can observe them and make decisions of how to deal with them (neither ointment nor antibiotics will be needed), if you have high concentrations of stress distributed over very small surface areas on concentrated along […]

SOLIDWORKS Explorer File Management Basics For Stepping From Workgroup PDM To PDM

SOLIDWORKS Explorer File Management Basics For Stepping From Workgroup PDM To PDM

With the retirement of Workgroup PDM (WPDM) on the horizon, many sites have already made the transition from WPDM to SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional or PDM Standard. After the dust has cleared, and the users sit down to work what should one expect? How might the experiences differ? In a previous technical tip I covered some differences between […]