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This week we are going to take a look at finishing Polyjet parts made with VeroClear material. As the name implies the parts come out clear, but due to a limitation of the build process they do take some post-processing to get the best appearance. When using Polyjet printers you have the option of either [...]
When you run a Simulation study, SolidWorks saves the solver results to a *.CWR file in a specified folder. It’s important to know where this folder is, and it’s useful to know whether you need to keep these files or not. First, everyone using Simulation should know that the Study Tree itself is saved inside [...]
Since the merger I’m often asked, “When is Stratasys going to combine the technologies into one machine?” It’s usually followed by, “I’ll just wait until they do before buying one”. That doesn’t seem to make a whole lot of business sense to me. If the need is there and your competition is already at that [...]
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Workflows in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM (EPDM) are designed to be pretty linear. Files start in the initial state in your workflow, cycle through your company’s approval process and end up in the released/approved sate at the end, where they are usually assigned a revision letter or number. Then if you want to make a new [...]
In the latest release, DriveWorks 10 has gotten great praise in the CAPINC office from our Engineering Manager Jason Pancoast. His favorite enhancements thus far to this new version are with Form Designer. “I like being able to lock the position of a control on a form, and also being able to apply text formatting [...]
So the time has come to upgrade your DriveWorksXpress. You have taken the time to look at all DriveWorks Solo has to offer and you are ready to make the jump. Great Decision! Now you might be wondering how to go about using your DriveWorksXpress Database in DriveWorks Solo. That is exactly why there is [...]
SolidWorks has a tool to create power transmission belts and chains in an assembly (Insert> Assembly Feature> Belt/Chain), which automates much of the belt layout and also creates a belt part. There’s another tool to create belt layouts in a sketch using sketch blocks (Tools> Sketch Tools> Belt/Chain). These tools create belts that lie in [...]
CAPINC’s own Application Engineer and DriveWorks expert, Crystal Yazvac, has been working with DriveWorks for quite some time and has been gushing about the latest release: DriveWorks 10. With this newest release, Crystal’s been enjoying the change in where some tools have moved to. “I love that they moved the Drawing Rules to the Model [...]
Back in February we posted an article about how to cut back on the time you spend sketching, particularly when you find yourself sketching the same type of geometry multiple times. In the Tech Tip titled Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Your Sketches, I discussed two of the three techniques you can use to avoid spending time [...]