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Design Optimization for 3D Printing

Design optimization 3D printing

A growing demand for 3D printing design services The proliferation of 3D printing technology has created a substantial demand for engineering services that create and deliver its benefits. At the forefront of these services is design optimization for 3D printing. The 3D printing industry has long recognized that engineering design for 3D printing is a critical competency to unleash the benefits of the technology. A lack of experienced designers to deliver Adopters of the technology in many industries have experienced shortages in the number of people trained and qualified in 3D printing design. Many have turned to training programs to build their workforce, recognizing that, given the large body of knowledge that must be mastered, these programs have longer-term results. A survey conducted by Stratasys showed that training design engineers and recruiting experienced people were two major steps manufacturers were taking to transition to 3D printing. Another survey conducted by…

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Source supplier parts or get your SOLIDWORKS design manufactured with 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace!

3DEXERIENCE Marketplace

Wondering where to get supplier models for your SOLIDWORKS design, or how to find a company to manufacture your design?  You can do both, right from within your SOLIDWORKS session! First a bit of background.  For many years, a vast source for parts has been accessible right within your SOLIDWORKS session in the Design Library tab:  3D ContentCentral.  This resource allows you to download supplier-created and user-created models, or upload your own models to the community.  For more details, check out our article on using 3D ContentCentral. As of February 2018, we now also have the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace!  It’s a massively well-connected one-stop shopping experience.  But it’s much more than just a place to find downloadable models.  You can also get your design quoted and made! How to access 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace To get started, try this as a shortcut: If it’s your first time, then you will be guided to…

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MySolidWorks Manufacturing Network now available for Canada & International

We are pleased to announce that Canadian manufacturers and manufacturers across over 200 countries can now register to get listed in the MySolidWorks Manufacturing Network and reach millions of SOLIDWORKS users worldwide helping them bring their designs to life. For Designers The MySolidWorks Manufacturing Network let’s SOLIDWORKS users bring their designs to life by easily finding and connecting with reliable manufacturers offering 3D printing, sheet metal, CNC machining, and injection molding services. Allowing you to get physical parts made fast by manufacturers who can work with your files. Whether you are a professional CAD user, an educator, or a student who needs a design or prototype manufactured, you can receive a quick, competitive quote based on your SOLIDWORKS model or assembly. Find a Manufacturer For Manufacturers Canadian manufacturers are now able to reach SOLIDWORKS users more directly to promote their services and respond to Request For Quotes (RFQs). If you provide any 3D printing, sheet metal, CNC…

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SOLIDWORKS Assessment Service Helps Team to load Assemblies 96% Faster

Assessment Service

Recently one of our customers reported that their large assemblies and related drawings were taking a long time to load (in some cases 6.5 minutes, yikes!) and asked for assistance in speeding up the load time especially in situations when they just wanted to review the assembly. The customer wanted to know if this was a problem with their SOLIDWORKS software? An issue with their current hardware build? Or how they actually use SOLIDWORKS? One of our SOLIDWORKS Experts was happy to investigate this through our SOLIDWORKS Assessment Service. Findings from a SOLIDWORKS Assessment Service We reviewed the machine build and determined that the hardware was more than capable of loading the assemblies quickly, but there were hardware settings that could be adjusted to increase performance. We reviewed the SOLIDWORKS settings and realized that the Large Design Review Tool was not being utilized to open their large assembly files which would still retain the capabilities they needed when conducting design reviews. We reviewed their usage techniques and witnessed that users were not aware of…

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It’s automatic baby! A real world example of SolidWorks automation for Calendar Club

Calendar Club

One of our services team members, Paul, always tells me that “If the customer can do it manually with their current systems, we can automate it!”. By utilizing a combination of programming in the SolidWorks API, Microsoft Office, SQL data management and some elbow grease, Javelin helps companies such as Calendar Club, realize the potential of speeding up, and vastly improving their business processes, from design, through to production.

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