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SOLIDWORKS 2021
Explore what's new in SOLIDWORKS 2021!
SOLIDWORKS CAD Jan 25, 2021
The Thickness Analysis tool in SOLIDWORKS is used to find areas of your model that are either thicker or thinner than a specified target thickness value. While this is a helpful feature for many different situations, it is especially crucial for cast and molded plastic injection parts, where uniform wall thickness promotes even filling and cooling.
SOLIDWORKS CAD Jan 25, 2021
The Report Manager allows SOLIDWORKS users to manage HTML reports generated from the following SOLIDWORKS Utilities: Compare (Document Properties, Features, Geometry, BOMs), Geometry Analysis, Symmetry Check, and Thickness Analysis. After running one of thes utilities, choose Save Report. Within the save dialog, specify the location and the report name.
Want to add emphasis on your SOLIDWORKS drawing with custom colors and create a unique drawing by controlling more than just the title block or annotations? SOLIDWORKS lets you specify the color of paper, borders, lines, and sketches as well as allowing you to customize the colors of sketch lines in a part file.
SOLIDWORKS CAD Jan 20, 2021
Many SOLIDWORKS products depend on server services. These server services listen for any incoming commands from an external machine like a client. In this article, we will go beyond the usual telnet test and “make sure this port is open” using netstat to ensure that there is a listening service in the first place.
By default, when a SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation user starts a new project under the Input Data folder, there are only a few categories: Computational Domain, Fluid Subdomains, Boundary Conditions, Goals, and Mesh. While these options are the most commonly used in Flow Simulation, they do not represent all the tools available in the software.
3D Printing Tutorials Jan 15, 2021
One of the most important maintenance steps when owning a PolyJet 3D printer is keeping the print heads and roller clean. Failure to keep your print heads and roller clean can lead to costly repairs and impair performance. This task isn’t difficult or time-consuming but it is critical to the health of your printer.
SOLIDWORKS CAD Jan 14, 2021
The SOLIDWORKS Simplify utility lets you create simplified configurations of a part or assembly to perform analysis and improve performance. The Simplify utility tool uses an internal calculation of insignificant volume (default) based on the size of a part or assembly. Supported features below the insignificant volume can be suppressed to a derived configuration so you can perform an analysis on the simplified model or use the lighter weight configuration to improve performance.
3D Printing Jan 12, 2021
In a recent Insight course, I had my students open, slice, and run toolpaths on an STL file that I hand-picked specifically because I knew the automated toolpaths would need to be manually optimized. As I worked along with them, I couldn't help but notice that their toolpaths, unlike mine, needed virtually no adjustments. As it turns out, I wasn't using the latest version of Insight.
SOLIDWORKS CAD Jan 11, 2021
Microsoft Excel is utilized in SOLIDWORKS by embedding or linking an Excel-based table. In this article, you'll learn basic troubleshooting steps that can diagnose Excel issues like crashes, errors, or no response when inserting or accessing Excel files such as Bend, Gauge, or Design tables.
SOLIDWORKS 2021
Explore what's new in SOLIDWORKS 2021!