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How can Simulation Help Design Process?

How can Simulation Help Design Process?

I read an article recently, regarding to how Simulation can improve product design.  There are some interesting points I would like to talk about. The purpose of any FEA software...
Recycle your Electronics

Recycle your Electronics

It is that time of the year when we all receive shiny new electronic devices and it is time to retire the old ones.  What to do with these? Check...
Edge Flange Corners

Auto vs Corner Relief in SolidWorks Sheet Metal

Sheet Metal functionality within SolidWorks provides designers with powerful tools to create accurate, formable models of their designs.  However, a common point of confusion when using sheet metal functions is...
The case against using the /3GB switch on 32-bit Windows

The case against using the /3GB switch on 32-bit Windows

For those of us who are still using older workstations running 32 bit Operating Systems, applying the so called /3GB switch to get more memory allocated to SolidWorks is the first...
Process, Pneumatic, Hydraulic and Electric Schematics

Process, Pneumatic, Hydraulic and Electric Schematics

When showing the electrical capabilities of E3.WireWorks to our customers I have had many of them ask me whether it is a suitable tool for doing other types of schematics...
12 Frustrations using SolidWorks

Frustrated designers in 2010

2010 has been an interesting year in many ways.  We have had the privilege of helping organizations of all sizes and have helped individuals at all levels of these organizations achieve a...

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How to use the new Quick Search option in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020

With the greatly anticipated Quick Search feature added in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, users have a quick and convenient way to search favorite variables directly from within Windows Explorer.  We can...
SOLIDWORKS standard compliance with the SOLIDWORKS Design Checker 2019

Maintain SOLIDWORKS Standards Compliance with SOLIDWORKS Design Checker

Many companies that have a drafting department often also have a checking or quality department to maintain SOLIDWORKS standard compliance. The design checker in this department usually have to review...
The rigid connection type (top) produces artificial stress concentrations in the bolt head region. The distributed option (bottom) produces a more realistic stress field.

Distributed Coupling for Bolts and Pins in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020

Getting simulation results quickly, while maintaining accuracy, is always a top priority for any analyst. Replacing modeled fasteners with bolt or pin connectors in SOLIDWORKS Simulation is a great way...
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