Articles by: Sam Sharkawi

Sam has been working with 3D CAD software for over 5 years, and is always looking to solve complex design problems. Sam has trained a number of designers on using Solidworks and has applied it to their specific industry.

Looking at SOLIDWORKS Thermal Distribution Simulation

There are many great modules included in the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional product suite such as Optimization, Buckling, Drop Test, as well as a powerful module called Thermal distribution simulation. The Thermal module allows you to accurately study temperature distribution in parts and assemblies. All of the simulation modules are directly integrated with SOLIDWORKS! Once the…

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Test out different Materials with SOLIDWORKS Simulation!

The extensive SOLIDWORKS Simulation materials library can be used for many things such as mass properties, simulation studies etc. These materials include accurate mechanical properties that come into effect when simulation studies are run. SOLIDWORKS Simulation materials include steel, iron, aluminum, copper, titanium, zinc, non-metals, and many more: Custom Materials In addition to the standard material…

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Structural Analysis is a breeze with SOLIDWORKS Simulation software!

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Advisor

Linear Structural Analysis can be very costly and time consuming depending on the route you’re taking, especially if tests are being carried out on physical models! Undertaking virtual prototyping instead of testing a physical model provides huge time and cost savings! Linear Structural Analysis is available in SOLIDWORKS Premium and SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard software. Simulation…

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Balloon your PDFs faster with SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Balloon PDF

Are you receiving PDF documents for design inspection and quality assurance? If so, then the SOLIDWORKS Inspection Balloon PDF feature in the standalone application is perfect. Especially now, as the 2018 release where multiple characteristics can be pulled at the same time. NOTE: SOLIDWORKS Inspection software is available as two applications types, a standalone product and…

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There is a SOLIDWORKS Simulation Package to virtually test your design

Spending too much time on prototyping and attempting physical tests? Use a SOLIDWORKS Simulation Package to virtually test your design! With SOLIDWORKS Simulation, the virtual testing environment makes validating your design a breeze. If you think about how much time and cost goes into prototyping and setting up physical tests, virtual simulation is done on the spot…

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eDrawings is THE Tool for Viewing CAD Documents!

eDrawings Decal Example

In SOLIDWORKS 2017 the eDrawings tool went from being a SOLIDWORKS viewer to a full on CAD viewer, gaining capabilities to support more file formats, along with many more improvements in that upgrade! We can import these following file formats: STEP AP242 IGES CATIA® V5 Autodesk® Inventor™ 3DXML With eDrawings 2018, the capabilities grow even larger! eDrawings…

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SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 Import with more flexibility

I’m sure you know SOLIDWORKS Inspection can open SOLIDWORKS Drawing files as well as PDFs and TIFFs, but did you know that SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 can work with other CAD drawing files such as: AutoCAD DWG files PTC Drawing files CATIA V5 CATDrawing files Smart Extract is a new feature inside SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018, that…

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SOLIDWORKS Inspection supports more file formats in the 2018 release

SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018

SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 sees a lot of great enhancements and a big part of the new features is being able to support many more file formats! Let’s first start off with the add-in, the add-in works great when it comes to working with our SOLIDWORKS drawings, it balloons everything quickly and efficiently but what happens…

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