Category Archives: CAD

SOLIDWORKS PDM Web2 What’s New 2020

by Bryce Hooper

Web2 Download with References

SOLIDWORKS has done well in the last few years regarding the SOLIDWORKS PDM Web2 client.  We’ve seen some pretty useful features added with a full redesign of the interface.  This year is no exception to that!

Favorite SOLIDWORKS Capabilities: Component Patterns

by Jake Davis

SolidWorks 2020 Component Patterns with Variable Instances

One of our favorite SOLIDWORKS capabilities is to pattern components in assemblies.  This function gives us the ability to quickly populate assemblies with multiple parts in sequence without having to insert and mate each individual instance.  It’s a real time-saver for designers.

Sip Puff Bite

by Nathen Blas

“The goal is not to sail the boat, but rather to help the boat sail herself.” —John Rousmaniere Technology Recreation Access Independence Lifestyle Sports (TRAILS) 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.

Modeling and 3D Printing a GoEngineer Clock

by Jared Trotter

GoEngineer Clock

3D Printing Inspiration

Recently, we received our Stratasys F120 3D printer.  We’ve been eager to get off some cool prints that showcase its 3D Printing capabilities. One of the ideas that I’ve had is to print the components for a

Curve Through XYZ Points…

by David Cersley

Sweep the Leg Image Example - SOLIDWORKS Complex Curves

In one of my recent classes a student asked, “Can I use an Excel file to create a 3D sketch that can be then swept?” The answer is yes, and I decided to show him and the entire class the