Tuesday, 25 April 2017

MAKE GREAT DESIGN HAPPEN WITH EASE OF USE TOOLS

SolidWorks will help Engineers to Design and Validate your product as per the industrial standards and applications. There are some considerations to be done for conducting the best design approach, as follows:


  • Purpose of Design
  • Material of Products
  • Less Weight
  • Should not fail
  • Should not be too costly
  • Following some standards
  • Market survey







Properties to be incorporated for Design Challenges:

Material Library – Applying the mechanical properties for your Design by using a single click Material Library Tab.
Evaluate – Measuring the exact product weight before the manufacturing process for VAVE Optimization.


Material Library
Mass Properties





Static & Nonlinear Analysis – Finding the visual product validation for better performance & quality. Perform a spell check on your designs to ensure the product meets the requirements.

Fatigue Analysis – Predicting the exact design life estimation before the production.


Stress Result
Displacement Result


Costing – By clicking on the Costing feature, provide the estimated cost before proceeding the manufacturing process. The estimated cost can be a comparison for Gain/Loss challenges in giving a better design comparisons.



Visualize – Make your designs to be viewed as a real time product before the manufacturing stage. The realistic images can provide the designers to give the detailed information for the aesthetic looks.



 

 

SolidWorks Solutions for Sales & Marketing

E-DRAWING

  • Handle 2D & 3D design data, anytime, anywhere
  • View, Zoom, pan, rotate, section and virtually disassemble
  • Measure, mark up, comment, stamp, re-order views
  • Password Protect Intellectual Property
  • Win Business through Effective Communication





COMPOSER


  • Clearly explain and present your product or process using 2D and 3D graphical content
  • High quality illustrations, photorealistic images and interactive animations to enhance Product Sales
  • Technical communication that helps customers and partners understand and retain product information
  • Import design data to create bills of materials (BOMs), add dimensions, place surface finish labels, and so on.



VISUALISE

  • Improve internal design, engineering, and sales reviews to help make more educated final decisions
  • Drastically reduce the cost and number of physical prototypes
  • Deliver photorealistic imagery and content to marketing much earlier to help promote the newest products via web/print
  • Added time savings allow for more design time, which results in an overall better final product


COSTING


  • Easily monitor manufacturing costs as you design, thereby avoiding costly redesigns and production delays later on
  • Automatic Manufacturing Cost Estimation and Quoting/Design for Cost
  • Customize costing inputs based on company and regional conditions
  • Assembly Cost Roll Up









 

 

Friday, 31 March 2017

Design Work Stopped when Simulation Analysis is Running? Doesn't Matter with this New Feature in SolidWorks Simulation

The What's New 2017 proved with a good set of enhancements for User post processing. One such enhancement is the Off-loaded Simulation in solving the analysis studies. User faces problems related to time consuming process when a large problem is setup for study. This off-loaded simulation enhancement allows the analyst to solve the setup studies on another computer. The introduced enhancement for 2017 is available for SolidWorks Simulation Premium licences, which can be used for Static & Non Linear setup studies.


Steps involved:
  1. Identifying another computer to free up resources for parallel tasks from the user involved system
  2. Solution is run on another computer connected on the same network domain
  3. Coordinator system requires SolidWorks & Simulation Premium license. SolidWorks Simulation Worker Agent to be installed & activated on the network connceted system
  4. Create Static or Non Linear studies on the coordinator machine
  5. Temporary results saved on the other system when the analysis is run
  6. Post processing results viewed in the coordinator system after the analysis is run

Installing SolidWorks Simulation Working Agent
  1. Install & launch the Simulation Worker Agent Program on the network attached computer
  2. Include the SolidWorks Installation files & run the setup on the client machine
  3. In the Summary page during the installation process, in the products Tab, click on "Change"
  4. Select the SolidWorks Simulation Worker Agent for installation process
  5. Launch the Simulation Worker Agent application after the installation process is done
  6. Click on Activate Worker Agent to enable the Status information set to Idle Status

To setup & manage the network simulation, click on the Offloaded Simulation in the coordinator system & manage the network manager to enable the connected network system. During the analysis process, the Intel Network Sparse Solver available for this enhancement in automatically enabled. Under this process, the User is liable to select the corresponding machines for coordinator & for the client machine.

Benefits
  • Time reduction during the validation process
  • Multi tasking design process
  • Free up resources for analysis result files
  • Easy approach for post-processing results


Thursday, 23 March 2017

SolidWorks Drawing - Linking Note To Table Cells

We all know that note are an important part of any engineering drawing and help to transfer vital information. One of the problems when dealing with drawings is to keep these note up to date. The best solution for that problem is to automate the process and ask the software to take care of maintaining them. That is what SOLIDWORKS keeps doing every year.

For example:
1. In 2016 what’s new SolidWorks added a facility of linking a note to balloons using a flag note.
2. In 2017 what’s new SolidWorks added enhancement in note, now we can directly link a note to the content of an table cells.


How to link a note to table cells:
The following steps will explain how to link note to table cells.
1. Click note, from Annotation tab.
2. Place the text in graphical area of sheet.
3. Click “Link Table Cell” from Note property dialog > Text Format.
4. Now select the cells from table which we want to link with the note.


The below images will explain the method
Linking note to BOM table
Linking note to Weldment table
Linking note to Hole table

Note:
1. We can also link note to multiple cells in single annotation.
2. If a change occurs to the table cell, either automatically or through manual editing then the note will update automatically.

For example:
1. Fasteners of part number either use material brass or stainless steel can easily link to table cells.
2. Structural member part number whose length can easily link to table cells.
3. Holes of the part refers to the standard size can easily link to table cells.


Monday, 27 February 2017

Magnetic Mates for Quick Layout in SOLIDWORKS 2017

Working with large assemblies can often be challenging due to the sheer number of models that get loaded and the interactions that need to be solved between these components. This can particularly difficult when working with layouts to optimize space and organize equipment.

SOLIDWORKS 2017 introduces new tools and enhanced workflows that directly address many of these challenges. Parts and assemblies can be published as assets with appropriate connection points that allow easy drag and drop mating. Upon insertion, components are immediately snapped onto a ground plane, and with a simple tab key, the part can be rotated for approximate positioning. As an asset approaches another, snap lines appear indicating that a Magnetic Mate can applied between the connection points of the 2 models, and when the component is dropped the magnetic mate is applied. Magnetic Mates can easily be broken, by dragging to unsnap, and then re-snapping the model to a new location. Assets, can easily be copied by holding the Control key and snapped to a new position in the layout. Using these simple drag and drop techniques, the new Magnetic Mates make it easy to rapidly assemble equipment and organize your layouts to maximize space utilization.


Publishing assets for use with Magnetic mates is easy and straightforward. Just select a ground plane, enter an offset if required, and then define a connection point and a direction to define the mate. We also have the option to automatically create the Speedpak configuration on the fly, and are ready to be snapped together with other assets in the layouts.


Speedpaks have also been improved; now, reference geometry, sketches and curves can be included as well as the published references to greatly enhance their use in large assemblies.


With the new Magnetic Mates, it is easier than ever to organize your equipment in an efficient manner to provide a smooth process flow and utilize space efficiently.



Sunday, 12 February 2017

SolidWorks Customer Portal

Details:
  • Able to access SolidWorks content
  • Access online training manuals – for customers who attend a VAR training session.
  • To search for Solutions in Knowledge base,SPRs(bugs) & Web help.
  • Able to download solidworks setup & check system requirements
  • Able to browse for SolidWorks blog posts,videos,forum posts.

My Support
Knowledge base:
SolidWorks Knowledge base consists of information ranging from solutions to SPRs.Any particular info can be searched by means any phrase.
Enhancement Request:
If the customer wants a new or a additional method for functionality of a tool or a requires a new tool
for a operation then he can submit his ideas by means of Enhancement Request.
Fixed SPRs
It lists all the SPRs which are resolved in the particular update.
My Products
It provides the info on the details of the SolidWorks product registered with the particular user login.

Register my products
This option is use to register any SolidWorks serial No to the particular user Login.
References
System requirements
This option is helpful to determine the optimum configuration of the PC’s Hardware & Software.

Hardware and graphics
This option is used to identify the right graphics card for the SolidWorks version.
Licensing and Activation
Procedures regarding SolidWorks,SNL activation and Registration can be found.
Admin Guides
Information regarding to Installation,Release notes,SNL info & What’s New can be found there.
Learning Resources
It consists of Data sheets,White papers,Videos & Tutorials to get a insight of various products of SolidWorks.

Training
This consists of files and related documents relevant to the training conducted by the respective
VAR.Training files can be found for SolidWorks, Simulation, PDM, Composer & Electrical
CAD Admin Dashboard
The CAD Admin Dashboard displays information gathered from the SOLIDWORKS Customer Experience Improvement Program to provide details of system information and SOLIDWORKS settings in a well build mode.
Each installation must have Checked the SolidWorks user improvements checkbox.
Download
This helps to Download new versions, service packs, and add-ins.

3D Content Central
It is a vast repository of 2D and 3D models contributed by users as well as by certified suppliers.
API examples
This provides worked out sample files regarding working with SolidWorks API (Application
Programming Interface).

Community
Forums
It is a conclave to discuss about anything related to SolidWorks.Peoples can participate and provide
their suggestion and answers to any discussion raised.
Certification
The certification catalog provides a complete list and description of all certificates available with SolidWorks.