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3D Scanning Artec Nov 25, 2020
In this day and age, the ability to keep production going at home or in small offices is essential. We’ve seen this trend pick up in the 3D printing industry with the release of professional FDM and PolyJet 3D printers like the Stratasys J55 and F123 Series that can easily squeeze into tight spaces. But how does 3D scanning fit into the world of desktop innovations? Artec 3D, best known for their award-winning Eva and Space Spider 3D scanners, has a unique professional desktop 3D scanner in their product line - the Artec Micro.
SOLIDWORKS Plastics Nov 24, 2020
The SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium 2021 injection molding add-in for SOLIDWORKS CAD provides the highest level of analysis with the advanced cooling function. The cooling analysis is important for more accurate study results because it accounts for the mold steel thermal properties with the coolant flowing through the cooling channels. In this blog, we will learn how the improved sketch-based mesh is a time saver over meshing the 3D cooling channels.
I often receive questions from people trying to set up their workflow and confused about the settings for Revisions, especially the similarities and differences between the state and transition Revision Numbers tabs. Let's straighten out the differences.
The SOLIDWORKS 'Move/Copy Body' command is an efficient way to get a model reoriented properly for a variety of downstream uses. When working with imported STEP, IGES, or Parasolid imported geometry, there might be a need to reorient the model. Unlike a native SOLIDWORKS model, your choices for modifying the orientation of the imported model are limited.
Everyone who has used SOLIDWORKS has at one time or another experienced a crash; whether that be a one time instance or a steady occurrence. In this guide, I will discuss some steps for how to troubleshoot SOLIDWORKS crashes, especially if this is a steady occurrence. Note: This process will not work well with random occurrences as it requires some repeatability.
The Bill of Materials (BOM) will not directly associate a specific component feature dimension to a BOM cell. However, when we associate a Custom Property to a dimension, we can use that in the BOM. For reference, I have a simple assembly with a base block, three dowel pins, and three sliders. Each of the sliders has the same physical length, but we want to have the slot length for each slider displayed in the BOM.
3D Printing Tutorials Nov 17, 2020
If you or a team member are new to using the F123 Series of 3D printers from Stratasys, there are a few maintenance tips that can help keep your printers running smoothly. The tutorials and tricks mentioned in this article are compatible with the F170, F270, and F370. The Stratasys F123 Series has a few different options for print heads: black, blue, and gray. What’s the difference?
Have you needed to find a certain function while working on a SOLIDWORKS model but couldn't remember its location? Save time by finding the function's location in the search bar. The search bar is located on the top left of the interface. If you do not see the search option, select the drop-down next to the magnifying glass and select from there.
Have you ever wanted to use a font in SOLIDWORKS that isn't appearing in the font list? Or have you received a file from an outside source but get this warning when opening the file? Installing the font you want or that is used in a particular file is a fairly simple process. This article will go over tips for how to install and troubleshoot fonts in SOLIDWORKS.
Explore what's new in SOLIDWORKS 2021!