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How I Saved My Robot Dog’s Life with SOLIDWORKS

Robot Dog

Written by: Enrique Garcia, Application Engineer

So I’ve always been a fan of robots and dogs. Back in 1999 the planets and stars aligned when Sony released their first version of the Sony Aibo Entertainment Robot. For those of you that have never heard of the Sony Aibo, it is a series of quadruped robotic pets designed and manufactured by Sony that housed a marvel of sensors and servos that were very advanced for the time and interfaced this hardware with some very clever software. This gave the impression of artificial intelligence and even personality.

What follows is the story of how I used my practical knowledge of engineering and 3D printing with SOLIDWORKS to revive a very sick robo dog with a broken neck, my Sony Aibo.

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Making Customizations in the SOLIDWORKS Electrical Classification Manager

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Tech Tip

Written by: Marty Adams, Application Engineer

From its introduction, SOLIDWORKS Electrical has been evolving. One of the most recent evolutions is the addition of custom classes in the SOLIDWORKS Electrical Classifications Manager. The “Classification” is used extensively throughout the software. Whether inserting a symbol, or looking for a manufacturer’s part, the classification is the key to getting there quickly.

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How-To: Place Watermark on Electrical Prints

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Tech Tip

Written by: Cheri Guntzviller-Miesen, Electrical Application Specialist

Ever want to put a Watermark on your Electrical prints? How about a rubber stamp for Proprietary, As Built, Final Build to show only when you are ready to release drawings? This can easily be attained inside of SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic with just a slight adjustment to the Titleblocks.

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SOLIDWORKS ROUTING: Component properties you’ve never heard of

SOLIDWORKS Routing

Written by: Shaun Bentley, Application Engineer

SOLIDWORKS Routing components can have a lot of different properties associated to them. You might notice a few of them if you’ve ever walked through the Routing Component Wizard or maybe seen a one of these in a library file somewhere, but never bothered to check into it.

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How to Gain Control of your SOLIDWORKS Network Licenses with an Option File

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip

Written by: Michael Nolte, Application Engineer

When working with SOLIDWORKS Network License(s) or “Floating” SOLIDWORKS license(s), there are times that installing and activating just isn’t enough for your company. There are times, when a company gets big enough, that licenses need to be managed by either what group is allowed to use certain products, or by which products are returned faster when sitting idle. This is where the need for an Option File for the SolidNetwork License Manager Server is a great solution.

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