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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.
DraftSight Jul 06, 2020
This guide will walk you through installing DraftSight using two of the three licensing methods. For DraftSight Enterprise users, we will also discuss how to use the DraftSight Deployment Wizard to create Admin Images for multi-user deployments.
For my senior design capstone class, my team worked on the advanced navigation for the Portable Accessible Docking System (PADS), which is part of the Technology Recreation Access Independence Lifestyle Sports (TRAILS) program whose goal is the revolution of rehabilitation of tetraplegics (those with partial or total loss of use of all four limbs and torso).
3D Printing Jul 02, 2019
I acquired the Roboteurs RBX1 (Remix) robot arm from my colleague Preston Ruff who in a previous blog post, built and assembled the robot arm from a kit. The robot arm is a 6-axis robot with a pincer grip. Being an engineer and a fan of robots, I started to think of ways to improve the arm. The first thought that came to mind was that the gripper was simple and could be improved. So, I started to design improvements on my own.