SOLIDWORKS Inspection Webinar - Creating F A I R ’s and Ballooned Drawings

This webinar takes around 45 minutes to go over SOLIDWORKS Simulation Tips and Tricks for new users and experts.  Main tips included setting up your simulation template, getting a material modulus to get started with studies, using the "sliding hinge" fixture, modeling loads instead of simply applying them, bonding to connect things vs. bolt connectors, curvature based meshing as the default, and energy norm error plots. There are also many small tips and tricks sprinkled in.  If you pay close attention, maybe you can catch them all and find a few that you might want to try out for yourself!

00:00 Intro
00:42 Set up your TEMPLATE
03:41 MATERIAL Modulus and Go!
11:07 Sliding Hinge FIXTURE
21:05 Model you LOAD
25:33 Bonded CONNECTION first, other connections later
40:01 Use Curvature Based MESH
43:48 Energy Norm Error to check your MESHCreating ballooned drawings and inspection report forms can be an arduous and error prone task. In this webinar, we’ll show you how SOLIDWORKS Inspection can help you automatically create ballooned drawings and First Article Inspection Report Forms (aka F.A.I.R.’s) from native CAD or PDF files.

You will have access to both a standalone application and an add-in to SOLIDWORKS.  The standalone application will allow you to work on PDF, TIFF, and other CAD formats.  While, the add-in will allow you to work off native SOLIDWORKS drawings and part files when you include MBD.

Spend minutes, not hours, creating ballooned drawings and report forms, so you're quality group can verify your designs are manufactured to your drawing specifications.

You can also use SOLIDWORKS Inspection as a data logger/import CMM results that will track your measurements with color coded results. This can be helpful for manufacturing to reject units before it reaches the quality group, thus minimizing the amount of Non-conforming Material Report (NCMR) forms needed to be filled out.  This will ensure your products are released faster rather than waiting on them to be released until the NCMR is completed.