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DriveWorks Mar 01, 2024

Communication between departments can be challenging, whether due to struggling to communicate in a timely matter or difficulty conveying design requirements. That’s why many organizations are adopting CPQ solutions


Unabsorb Sketches is a handy SOLIDWORKS tool that can help ease the difficulty when adding sketches to a feature that has already been created. In this tutorial, learn how to use the Unabsorb Sketches tool to temporarily remove sketches from a feature to aid feature editing processes.


Having a central location where all data is securely stored with history, shared, and approved can make the difference between an engineering design process that works and one that doesn’t. For SOLIDWORKS (and CATIA) users, Dassault Systèmes offers two first-party data management solutions: the on-premise SOLIDWORKS PDM and the on-cloud 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. Both solutions handle SOLIDWORKS files well, but each has its unique strengths. This article explains some technical differences between SOLIDWORKS PDM vs 3DEXPERIENCE CLOUD PDM to help you decide which product is right for you.


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.  

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