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How to model physical threads with 3DEXPERIENCE Works

3DEXPERIENCE physical threads Feature Menu

Physical threads were always a bit challenging when it comes to making them in SOLIDWORKS. In 3DEXPERIENCE Works, you have the freedom to choose from a variety of standards to make either cosmetic or physical threads. In this article, we will create a simple female thread using the SOLIDWORKS xDesign App on 3DEXPERIENCE Works. In…

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Different Mates Constraints Inside 3DEXPERIENCE xDesign

mate constraints 3d drawing of grey box and grey cylinder

When creating mates between parts inside of an assembly in 3DEXPERIENCE xDesign, there are different types of constraints that form. When mates are created, these can be found underneath the Design Manager’s Mates tab. I am here to help you understand the different types of constraints and what they mean. Understanding these symbols and constraints…

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How to transfer your SOLIDWORKS Simulation Study to SIMULIA

"Create Structural Simulation" button in MySession

Ever thought of moving your SOLIDWORKS Simulation study to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform for faster processing and better results? This article is a good start for you… How does transferring your study work? The 3DEXPERIENCE connector (Aka. MySession) on SOLIDWORKS allows you to communicate directly with the platform, and therefore offer you a wide variety of…

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Are there admin images on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform?

Compass install on 3DEXPERIENCE

Amongst other great things, the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform has the added benefit of reducing the amount of IT overhead required to introduce, administer, and maintain all the powerful tools a user may need for their typical day-to-day. While some smaller companies may be less strict about formal policies, almost every company likes to have something in…

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How to Store and Access SOLIDWORKS Templates through 3DEXPERIENCE

new solidworks document window

Creating a new Part, Assembly, or Drawing file in SOLIDWORKS always starts with a template. Template files specify necessary document properties like draft standards, font and dimension styles, and title blocks/borders in drawings. To maintain uniformity across your design team, SOLIDWORKS users should have access to a common set of templates. When SOLIDWORKS is connected…

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Top 5 Features in Shop Floor Programmer

3d image with green and red colors

With the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, you have access to hosts of different powerful tools depending on your role in the product development and production process. One of those powerful tools is Shop Floor Machining which can be found included in the Shop Floor Programmer role. Shop Floor Programmer allows your machine programmers to leverage the familiar…

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Manipulating Subdivisions in xShape Using Symmetry, Translation, and Scaling

xShape demo screenshot

Subdivision object is a three-dimensional object that is split into smaller slices that can then be manipulated. Easy ways to manipulate subdivision objects is through translation, scaling, and symmetry. A translation is a geometric transformation in which an entire object is moved a specific distance in a specified direction.  Scaling is manipulating the size of…

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Creating two-dimensional subdivisions in xShape

two-dimensional subdivision: disk

xShape is a browser based freeform modeling tool that allows users to create two-dimensional subdivisions. Rectangular, circular, and ring subdivisions can be easily created and manipulate in the XApp, xShape. Below we will go over how to create and manipulate each of these different types of two-dimensional subdivisions in xShape. Rectangle Subdivision: Under the subdivisions…

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Understanding 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Licenses

SOLIDWORKS Desktop vs 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS

The desktop versions of SOLIDWORKS have been around for over a quarter century and have become the industry standard for parametric CAD software. But a new cloud-based option, 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS, is on the rise and is offering clients new options and flexibility. In this article we’ll look at how this new type of SOLIDWORKS license…

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