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Abaqus Feb 26, 2024

Abaqus is a powerful software package used for simulation and analysis of engineering problems. In this tutorial, we will provide step-by-step instructions for how to install Abaqus 2024 Golden (GA) on a Windows or Linux machine. The first step is to download the software, which can be obtained from Dassault Systèmes. Look for the SIMULIA Abaqus Extended Products (Abaqus, Isight, Tosca & fe-safe and Documentation) - Abaqus 2024 Golden - AllOS section and download all five bundles listed. 



3D Scanning Feb 22, 2024

Today's 3D scanning technology opens up a new avenue to producing high-quality digital food models, with full-color high-resolution 3D printers able to bring them into physical reality. The first step in developing a 3D printed part is to acquire high-quality image data of the object. The quality of the image data directly affects the efficiency of the workflow process and the realism of the final product. Therefore, choosing the correct 3D scanner is critical. 

In SOLIDWORKS, blocks are a collection of sketch entities and even notes that can be saved for use in multiple parts, assemblies, and drawings. This can be a valuable time saver, especially for those entities used frequently. Think about sketches or notes that you may be using cut and paste for. Those can be saved as blocks in the design library, or other convenient location, for ready access without the need to open a previous file. In this guide, we'll demonstrate creating a block in SOLIDWORKS and how to reuse it. 


eDrawings Feb 20, 2024

eDrawings Pro VR is an extension of the eDrawings Pro software from Dassault Systemes that allows users to experience their 3D models in virtual reality (VR). In previous articles, we’ve provided some guidance for how to best optimize your workstation budget depending on specific CAD workflows, from basic CAD design to running Flow Simulation CFD analyses. Here, we’ll look at which workstation components are important for using eDrawings Pro VR and highlight some sample configurations.


Abaqus Feb 19, 2024

Abaqus introduced a groundbreaking solution to overcome the limitations inherent to the traditional contact pair approach: General Contact. This highly sophisticated method for modeling contact and interaction problems is distinct from the contact pair method. By using powerful tracking algorithms, General Contact can efficiently enforce and simulate contact conditions, ensuring accurate simulation outcomes.

3D Printing Feb 15, 2024

With the recent acquisition of Rapid PSI, GoEngineer has solidified our commitment to offering best-in-class 3D printing services with our dynamic fleet of over 100 industrial 3D printers. Rapid PSI has a long history of being an industry titan—printing parts for the most rigorous applications for those in aerospace, defense, automotive, and more. With our combined resources, we are proud to offer customers an upgraded level of service and expertise. Take a look at some of the highlights GoEngineer 3D Printing Services customers can now enjoy.  

3DEXPERIENCE Design Feb 15, 2024

The year's largest SOLIDWORKS event has come to a close! What did you miss at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2024? Here's our recap of the notable announcements, highlights, and stories from this year's event in Dallas. We hope next year you'll join us in Houston, Texas for 3DEXPERIENCE World 2025.

3D Printing Feb 14, 2024

Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) is a 3D printing technology that utilizes fiber optic lasers to micro-weld fine metal powder to generate a solid metal part. In this article, see how we created a custom hat using 316 Stainless Steel on an XM200G Xact Metal 3D printer and a custom press die to aid in the process. This project was completed in five hours, including printing the parts and assembly.


PCB Design Feb 13, 2024

Electromechanical product development is about to get easier and faster than ever, thanks to the innovative strategic partnership between Cadence and Dassault Systèmes. These two global leaders in PCB and mechanical design software have been working closely together to integrate their best-in-class tools on the 3DEXPERIENCE product development platform.

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