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How to Leverage Animation Data from SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Within SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional

by: Matt Haywood Friday, May 25, 2018
SOLIDWORKS Visualize, introduced to the SOLIDWORKS product suite in 2016, currently offers the option to export animation files from SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD to the SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional package. If you are running SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard, it will NOT be possible for you to render animation files. SOLIDWORKS...
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Comparing SOLIDWORKS Packages: Standard vs Professional or Premium

by: Christa Prokos Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Whether you’re just getting started with buying a license of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, or wondering if you should upgrade from SOLIDWORKS Standard to Professional or Premium, it’s important to take the time to make sure you choose the best SOLIDWORKS package for your needs. This blog will give you a helpful overview of SO...
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PostProcess Announces Expanded Channel Partner Coverage Across North America

by: Angelle Erickson Tuesday, May 22, 2018
PostProcess Technologies, based out of Buffalo, New York, is the pioneer of automated and intelligent post-printing solutions for industrial 3D printing. They provide solutions that remove the bottleneck of additive manufacturing - post-printing. Fortunately, they’ve made the process of removing supports and surface ...
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Simulation with SOLIDWORKS: Is it Enough?

by: Nathan Sneller Monday, May 21, 2018
If you’re a SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software user, you’ve likely experimented with different features and read different blog posts on SOLIDWORKS to brush up your knowledge. With so many features offered (and three different software solutions to choose from), it can be hard to know if you’re using your software to its...
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SOLIDWORKS CAM Tutorial: Customizing Tools and Tool Cribs

by: Amanda Osbun Friday, May 18, 2018
SOLIDWORKS CAM is a great tool that helps eliminate repetitive manual tasks, reduce errors, and avoid unwanted and unexpected costs that prolong time to market time. However, I often hear from SOLIDWORKS CAM users challenges they face regarding tools and tool cribs. In this blog, we’re going to look at customizing...
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solidThinking Inspire Software for Simulation Driven Designs

by: David Roccaforte Thursday, May 17, 2018
In recent years the concept of simulation-driven design has gained significant popularity. Design-embedded simulation tools help companies verify their designs without relying on consultants or expensive, difficult to use packages of yesteryear that were the status quo not too long ago. When parts can be validated earl...
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The Stratasys F900: Built with Manufacturers in Mind

by: Lisa Hannon Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Stratasys has long been known for its innovations in 3D printing, especially when it comes to 3D printers. From medical modeling to rapid prototyping and aerospace, Stratasys has produced hardware for almost every industry using 3D printing and is continuously working to improve the user experience. At RAPID + TCT, the...
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What are SWUGN Technical Summits? (And Why You Should Attend)

by: Angelle Erickson Monday, May 7, 2018
The SOLIDWORKS User Group community has been growing, learning, and sharing their knowledge and passion of SOLIDWORKS since they were first established in 1999. The SOLIDWORKS User Group Network (SWUGN - formerly known as the SOLIDWORKS National User Group) has adopted a new name and has expanded a lot over the past se...
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The Value and Benefits of FDM Sacrificial Tooling

by: Angelle Erickson Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Sacrificial tooling is a process that allows designers and engineers to create hollow, seamless, and complex composite structures with smooth internal surfaces and simplified tool removal. Some common sacrificial tooling technology that uses eutectic salts, ceramics, cast urethanes, or other similar materials can pr...
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Are you sure it’s a SOLIDWORKS PDM Permission?

by: Jodi Degenaer Friday, April 27, 2018
SOLIDWORKS PDM permissions can be tricky at times to the point where you don’t know for sure if the issue you are having is actually a permission issue at all. The best way to test if it’s permissions is to log in as the admin user and see if you can perform the action. If you can it’s a permission issue. What...
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PolyJet 3D Printing with New Vivid Colors

by: Lisa Hannon Thursday, April 26, 2018
PolyJet 3D printing has long been a favorite of additive manufacturers and 3D printing hobbyists. The ability to produce smooth and accurate parts with varying strength, colors, and flexibility has made PolyJet materials a popular choice when creating diverse parts and multi-colored prototypes, and Stratasys continues ...
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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 and Topology Study

by: Angelle Erickson Tuesday, April 24, 2018
SOLIDWORKS 2018 introduced users to a number of enhancements that makes using SOLIDWORKS Simulation faster and easier than ever before. SOLIDWORKS 2018 also includes a new tool called Topology which is a design guide and study type that adds SIMULIA technology to the simplicity of a typical simulation set up. Together,...
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