Fatigue is the most common cause of catastrophic failure in metals and can occur in other materials as well. SolidWorks® software provides a fast, reliable, and cost-effective way to predict and resolve fatigue-related problems before they happen. Download the guide to learn how you can strike a balance between saving materials and preserving design life along with an overview of the SolidWorks Simulation tools available for you to account for fatigue.
Making clear and concise assembly instructions for your products is always a challenge, but with SolidWorks Composer you can create interactive digital instructions that do not require accompanying written descriptions, allowing your customers to see rather than read how your product is assembled. Plus if your product is going to be used in different countries then the adage of ‘a picture is worth a 1,000 words’ is even more prevalent if the picture does not require translation into different languages.
DS SolidWorks have posted a nice demonstration of creating interactive assembly instructions which you can view below, or watch the video on the SolidWorks YouTube channel. You can also see a live demonstration of SolidWorks Composer by attending a Parametric Documentation Webinar on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 11:00 am – 11:30 am (EST)
In this guide from DS SolidWorks the concept of thermal analysis as it relates to product design is explained. You will learn the principles of conduction, convection, and radiation using real-life products as examples. Plus there is an overview of the different ways to perform thermal analysis, specifically how you can use design validation software to simulate thermal conditions. A list of the desired capabilities in thermal design validation software is also included along with examples of how you can solve design challenges using SolidWorks Simulation software.
If you are thinking about taking a SolidWorks training course this year it can sometimes be quite difficult to determine what is actually included in a course when reading a course outline. So SolidWorks Expert Scott Durksen has created overview videos to make it easier for you to actually see what you’ll be learning. We currently have videos for the five most popular SolidWorks courses, SolidWorks Essentials, Assembly Modeling, Drawings, Advanced Part Modeling, and SolidWorks Weldments. Scott will be creating more overview videos in the next few months.
You can view a course outline below, and visit our SolidWorks YouTube Channel to see all the course outlines.
Over the past decade, design engineers have learned to use and trust such computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools as finite element analysis (FEA), computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and motion simulation as important aids to producing better designs faster. They know that such tools help them design parts, assemblies, and products that will withstand the toughest service likely to befall them.
However, products designed to meet “worst case scenarios” may not be the best designs for their real life environments. To meet safety and strength requirements, they may be over-engineered and too heavy for their purposes, or excessively difficult and costly to manufacture. Design engineers who want to get closer to designing the best and most profitable products for their functions need to take the next CAE step in product development—optimization.
Download our guide to get an insight into how you can reduce your design and manufacturing costs but still meet your product requirements.
SolidWorks have posted a video of the final day’s General Session at SolidWorks World 2013 in Orlando. The video includes:
- A presentation from Dell.
- SolidWorks Model Mania Contest.
- SolidWorks Education.
- Presentation from Tom Atchison of the Rocket Mavericks group who works with students to design rockets.
- Presentation from NVIDIA.
- The SolidWorks Top Ten List of enhancements.
- Summary and closing by SolidWorks CEO Bertrand Sicot.
SolidWorks have posted a video of the Day 2 General Session at SolidWorks World 2013 in Orlando. The video includes:
- The SolidWorks Beta Contest Winners.
- The SolidWorks User Group Community and SolidWorks Certification.
- Dr. Vijay Kumar from the University of Pennsylvania presents their Aerial Robotics projects and how they use SolidWorks tools.
- A presentation by German company Festo on how they learn from nature and use biomimicry to design their robotic products – arm movement like an elephant’s trunk, exoskeleton hands for operating robots, and a robot that can fly like a bird! To learn more visit the Festo Bionic Learning Network.
You can also view the SolidWorks World 2013 Day 1 Video here
SolidWorks World 2013 is currently under way at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Florida, USA. Watch the video below to see everything that happened in the General Session on Day 1, the video includes:
- The keynote address from SolidWorks CEO Bertrand Sicot.
- Introduction to My.SolidWorks a new centralized platform for accessing the SolidWorks community, blogs, and social sites.
- The announcement SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual a new SolidWorks design product on the Dassault 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
- The Red Bull Stratos Engineering Team present their story of breaking the skydiving world record from the edge of space!
Finding effective solutions to heat transfer problems has become an increasingly important part of new product development. Almost everything experiences heating or cooling of some kind, and for many products, such as modern electronics, medical devices, and HVAC systems, managing heat is a critical requirement for avoiding overheating and achieving functional success. Manufacturers who can efficiently resolve heat transfer issues will have a distinct competitive advantage. With an easy-to-use, fluid-flow analysis application like SolidWorks Flow Simulation software, you will have the tools that you need to solve even the most difficult heat transfer problems, while saving time and money in the process.
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Businesses want to automate the connection between Product Design and Operations to be more efficient and innovative throughout the product lifecycle. But traditional, top-down approaches to Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) are often too complex, time-consuming, and costly—making PLM impractical for many businesses. Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. has radically simplified the approach to Product Lifecycle Management—just like they simplified product design by making parametric 3D design easier to use and available on Windows.
Companies can build PLM strategies on three pillars:
- Simple integrated design, simulation, documentation and data management solutions from SolidWorks;
- Links to critical production systems (such as ERP, MRP and CRM) using industry standards;
- Integration with Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and Microsoft SQL Server for business collaboration.
Simple technologies, familiar or attractive to business and engineering professionals—can help you gain control of your product data and make it an asset that complements Operations.
A more productive Product Development organization not only achieves time-to-market goals and project cost reductions, but also dramatically improves company operations with higher-quality products and reduced material, labour and scrap costs. By focusing on the practical problems that PLM is trying to solve, Javelin Technologies with DS SolidWorks solutions is helping many businesses achieve their PLM goals faster, with better performance, and at less cost than with traditional approaches (see the figure below).
What is a Practical Approach to PLM for my business?
If you are considering a data management solution or just want to know how to better organize your business then download the step-by-step guide on a practical approach to using and implementing PLM: