Friday, 9 September 2016

SOLIDWORKS INFLUENCE IN COST, TIME AND QUALITY

In a Design and manufacturing industry, it’s important to be committed to Cost, Time and Quality; these three play a vital role towards organization growth and winning market. Compromising in any one will lead to adverse effect in organizational growth, hence these becomes the key dimensions that measure the competence and effectiveness in impact that an organization can create on customer, product and service. Further companies today are always seeking ways to increase efficiency by lowering time and costs without compensating quality.

Factors that affect Cost, Time and Quality
  • Effectiveness of the right tool to convert concept to design
  • Complexity in design process
  • Skill level of the employee
  • Prototype testing in real time to validate product reliability
  • Time consuming quality checks and documentation
  • Uncontrolled process
  • Rework and repair at later stage

Solution for effective Management of Cost, Time and Quality
  • 3D solid modeling is a critical aspect for modern product development, SolidWorks 3D CAD accelerate your design and development by reducing cycle time and costs enabling high productivity. It empowers you to transform your concept to product.
  • SolidWorks allow real-time collaboration that ensures the design, supply chain, and manufacturing requirements are synchronized, and costly errors are eliminated early in the design process. SolidWorks Electrical enables easy bi-directional collaboration between electrical and mechanical design.
  • SolidWorks user friendly interface shortens the learning curve. Regardless of user's level of experience SWIFT technology in SolidWorks enables easy communication of design intent.

  • SolidWorks Simulation enables virtual testing of product to validate reliability inside 3D CAD environment. It helps designers and engineers to simulate and analyze product performance which reduces cost and time involved in real time testing process.
  • SolidWorks Inspection streamlines your inspection processes by automating the creation of balloons on engineering drawings, and the creation of inspection data sheets and reports, thereby eliminating the time consumed and manual errors.
  • SolidWorks PDM controls and secures all product-related data, accelerates searching and data reuse, and eases sharing with other departments, it helps in creating workflow to formalize, manage, and optimize development, document approval, and engineering change processes. SolidWorks PDM enables connectivity between MRP/ERP systems.
  • Productivity tools in SolidWorks such as eDrawings, DimXpert, DFMxpress, Driveworksxpress, Costing etc… enables easy design and identification of errors at the early stage of design and eliminate the time consuming costly reworks.
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Friday, 19 August 2016

SolidWorks Electrical Solutions for Control Panel Design

Control panel

Control Panel is a cabinet made up of sheet metal form, which enhouses lot of electrical and electronic components. Ultimately, designed and built to meet the customer Automation needs.

Challenges Faced in Control Panel Design:

  • Optimizing the Routing of Wires to save Cost
  • Need for Intelligence in Sheetmetal handling to make immediate changes
  • Respond to Customer Requirements or Design Change and update the Project
  • Interference and Clearance Check between Wiring and Electrical Components 
  • Accurate generation of BOM/BOQ (Bill of Materials/Quantity) 
  • Control Diagram & Power Diagram creation
  • Reducing Manual errors and Mismatch of Electrical Components.

Solidworks Workflow for Control Panel Design:

Control Panel Design starts with the creation of SLD (Single Line Diagram), followed by the detailed Schematic diagram.
           

  • Schematic Diagram for the control Panel is completely based on the SLD and the Wire numbering is done at this stage.
  • Designer then creates, the panel design using 2D cabinet layout. This cabinet layout is viewed better when scaled, for 2D users.
  • An advanced 3D view of the Cabinet Layout can also be used to create the control panel design, from which they can generate the 2D layout.
  • Installation of Ducts inside the panel are crucial, since it eradicates the clumsy wire routing between the components and makes the wire routing tidy and easy to access.
  • Terminal Block in Control Panel Design simplifies the routing and it can be sized, Coloured depending on the Standards and needs.
  • Routing of wires and Cables are done with reference to Schematic diagram.
  • BOM/BOQ (Bill of Materials/Quantity) reports will be generated.      

Solidworks Electrical Solutions:

“SolidWorks Electrical” is powerful new generation Collaborative Electro- Mechanical software, which enables electrical designers and automation experts to create automation and electrical installation projects for Control panel.

SolidWorks Electrical takes advantage in helping the user to create the all the above said SLD, Schematic, Terminal block diagram, BOM/BOQ , 3D Routing & Reports with complete and intuitive automatic capabilities listed below.

Solutions to Control Panel Design:

  • Intelligent Design rule checking Tool 
  • 2D Panel Layout and Enclosure Design in 3D
  • Comprehensive library with more than 5 lakhs manufacturer parts
  • Powerful  symbol insertion with automatic breaks in circuits
  • Management of I/O and PLCs management
  • Auto Routing of Wire/cable and Harness in both 3D & 2D. 
  • Auto Sequencing of Wire numbers
  • Automatic generation of terminal strips and their management
  • Consolidated BOM/BOQ 

Benefits:

  • Integrated 2D & 3D with real time bi-directional Associativity
  • Built In Intelligence makes error free design
  • Better 3D visualization before completion of project
  • Automatic & Optimized Routing saves time and Cost
  • Automatic Report generation saves time and eradicates manual errors
  • Reduce manufacturing cost 
  • Overall productivity increases 
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Friday, 5 August 2016

Adaptive Methods of Meshing


SolidWorks Simulation offers the user for error estimation with the adaptive methods. These methods are mainly focussed on the approach of improving the accuracy of results for the simulation studies. In the domain of approach towards the accuracy of results, FEA provides major development in estimating errors. Thus, mesh refinement has major role towards this development process.

The adaptive meshing is a tool which iteratively varies the mesh settings for the model without the manual interference. SolidWorks Simulation has two adaptive methods i.e. p-adaptive & h-adaptive.

The h-adaptive meshing physically adjusts the size of the cell in areas of the model where smaller mesh is required.

The p-adaptive meshing normally adjusts the polynomial order of the mesh to improve the accuracy of the results. The user can directly select any of the option inside the software.

h-adaptive meshing technique:

  • Varies the refinement level
  • Varies the density of the mesh
  •  Automatically done without any manual interference
p-adaptive meshing technique:
  • Controls the starting order of elements
  • More efficient in regions with high errors
  • Automatic global convergence criteria

Saturday, 30 July 2016

SOLIDWORKS 2016 SP 4.0

MAKE GREAT DESIGN HAPPEN
SolidWorks has fulfilled their customer’s need of getting back the Classic color and Sketch Tool Pointer back to its classic Style. Check out, the all new SOLIDWORKS 2016 SP 4.0 Highlights.

Sketch Tools Pointers
The sketch tools pointers have changed to use a pencil-themed icon, similar to the icons used in SOLIDWORKS 2015 and earlier. The crosshair-themed sketch tools pointers are no longer used.

More Color in Icons
More color is used in icons for the default and classic icon sets.


Clarity of icons has improved by introducing highlight colors, such as
  • Yellow for lightning bolts and pencils,
  • Green for open and import arrows
  • Magenta for selection filters.
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

COFFEE MUG THERMAL ANALYSIS

Modern day manufacturers are extensively focussing on producing light weight components using good testing methods. Heat and Mass transfer is a key area for any product development and material selection next to structural simulation.

The Coffee Mug is a typical example to study the Temperature & Modes of Heat Transfer. The mug is formed to hold liquids within the walls resulting in gain or loss of thermal energy for the heat conduction. Temperature is a scalar quantity, where only one degree of freedom is required to study on the models. The resulting temperature are differentiated for temperature gradients & calculates the heat flux based on the thermal conductivity of the material.


The Thermal analysis present in SolidWorks Simulation deals with the Heat Flow in a Solid body governing the enter and exit of temperature on that body. The entering & Exit of temperature is studied by the conduction, convection & radiation modes. For this simple example, liquid heat flows through the wall with the surrounding ambient air. The Natural convection is considered for the fluid movement from becoming Hot to Cold. The heat transfer is studied with the help of Thermal transient analysis to stabilize the temperature on the cup with the fluid for time period.

The cup is made up of ceramic porcelain material with thermal conductivity value of 1.5W/m.K. The inside fluid temperature is considered to be 70°C with the ambient temperature of 30°C for 2 minutes of time.

Thermal analysis in SolidWorks Simulation calculates the temperature and heat transfer within and between components in your design and its environment. This is an important consideration of design, as many products and material have temperature dependent properties. Product safety is also a consideration-if a product or component gets too hot, you may have to design a guard over it. Thus, to overcome all the temperature effects for product design, SolidWorks Simulation is useful in solving problems.

Monday, 30 May 2016

How to link SolidWorks EPDM Data Card Values with Excel

Overview

SolidWorks EPDM performs Various task, in which Linking Data Card Values with an Excel document creates a basic understanding on how EPDM easily integrated with various tool. This is most needed yet most organization find it quite difficult to link various documents with the company's customized data card. This article provides information on how to perform this above task.

Procedure

Inside Admin Tool

Create a new variable inside the administration tool on the appropriate vault that will be used in the card, give a variable name, variable type. Create New Attribute with Block Name and Attribute Name which need to be connected with the Excel. Provide the extension to make the work simple as possible.

After assigning a New Variable, make sure that the variable get positioned inside the data card. Hence create a field for that variable and map it to the variable name. Office card(Word, Excel) will be used to extract various information about the vendors, suppliers etc, make sure that variable get connected to the exact data card.

Inside Excel

Create a Excel file from the EPDM Vault, Click on the cell, which the property needs to be renamed. The Cell name is entered. The Cell name must be unique to the current sheet and do not contain any spaces in between them.

Inside the Custom Properties type the 'Name', same as that used in the new variable 'Attribute Name'. This Cell name is entered 'Source' Tab, mark 'Link to Content' . Save and close the Excel sheet.

Trial

This is two way method. Either you can enter the comment in the 'Note' tab inside the data card and save it. This will appear inside the Excel sheet.
or
Enter the text in the appropriate cell, save and close the excel, automatically Data Card with that note will appear.
Hence you can link your EPDM Data Card with Excel Document.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

CFD Approach Towards the Trend Changes in Valve Industries

Valves are the traditional devices for regulating the flow of liquids, gases or any fluidized solids. They are the major backbone for pipeline & multi process oriented industries. Over the past, there is an increased demand for innovative technologies to meet the industrial requirements. With the demand, the valve sectors should also maintain lower fabrication costs & development time and come up with new designs to grow substantially in the market. Thus, for the market growth, the industry has to rely on their design & development team to produce valves with respect to the customer needs.

SOLIDWORKS offers the industry to have a technology to design & validate simultaneously for their real time flow problems. The SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation is used to simulate the fluid flows along your valve designs. As a designer, you can decide to make changes with great visualization of the fluid flows.

The following important challenges addressed are like:
  • Back Pressure
  • Pressure Drop
  • Cv Calculation
  • Cavitation Effect
  • Valve Efficiency Calculation
This technology enables the valve testing for different scenarios in a virtual environment, to build and analyze solutions for the occurring problems to have a safer service and quality at your side. The flow simulation offers the user to apply different sets of boundary conditions for pressure, volume, temperature, mass & velocities at the Inlets & Outlets.
Once the prediction of the flow impacts are done, the user can view exact flow results with the cut & surface plots on the design setup. By adapting to the technology, the growth of the organization can be seen by reducing the prototype costs & have a development of their own products.

Friday, 29 April 2016

SOLIDWORKS Solutions for Furniture Industries

Consumers are looking for furniture that are multi-purpose and technology-driven products specifically to meet individual requirements quickly at low cost. This has made design an important aspect in furniture industries to provide innovative, quality products and services that represent preferred solutions to customer needs.
Challenges Faced in Furniture Industries
  • Increased design cycle time and time to market
  • Reusable/convertible and modular design
  • Interference detection
  • Product quality and performance
  • Over engineering and scarp reduction
  • Product visualization
How to address these challenges
  • Design cycle time and time to market can be reduced by design automation
  • Ergonomic design and Design interference check
  • Product quality and performance can be increased by identifying stress concentration zone.
  • Weight reduction and load carrying capacity determination
  • First time right design approach
  • Product visualization through photo-realistic rendered image 

SOLIDWORKS Solution
  • SolidWorks Built-in intelligence accelerates your design process thereby reducing the design time and time to market, the intuitive 3D design puts your focus on innovation and to adapt new market trends
  • SolidWorks simplifies advanced surface design to create sophisticated and ergonomic design with complex shapes much easier
  • With SolidWorks Design Automation tools like Driveworksxpress and SolidWorks API, designers can improve performance and generate infinite variations of a model.
  • SolidWorks interference tools help you verify whether your designs will fit and assemble, further interference checking finds issues early in design, giving you more time to make cost efficient models.
  • Design optimization Tool suggests alternatives to offset the material cost and Optimizes design for size, weight and efficiency
  • SolidWorks Visualize enable you to create photo realistic renderings and animations right from the 3D CAD model that can be used to enhance proposals, presentations, and submissions