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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Why PDM?

Ever find yourself browsing to a path that looks like this S:\Engineering\Product\Tooling\Bob’sStuff\SubFolder\AnotherSubFolder\Extra FolderJustBecause\New\Latest\CustomerChange15\Latest… ? Or maybe when you finally get there you find yourself wondering if the “NewNewLatestCustomerPart_New_latest.sldprt” is actually the part you’re looking for?? How can you tell if … Continue reading

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Get a FREE copy of the DriveWorks Little Book of Rules

Retail value of $18.75 If you’ve been using DriveWorksXpress to automate your SolidWorks designs, why not give DriveWorks Solo a try and experience all the extra functionality and benefits offered. Just download the DriveWorks Solo FREE 30 day trial and … Continue reading

Hide vs. Suppressed in SolidWorks Assemblies

Hiding and Suppressing Parts in SolidWorks Assemblies can have similar looking results, but both operations behave quite differently from each other. At the time this article is written, SolidWorks 2012 has several capabilities of both Hide and Suppress, and even a … Continue reading

Introducing the Objet30 Pro – Professional Desktop 3D Printer

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! Objet today announced the release and launch of our latest desktop 3D printer – the Objet30 Pro.

Assuming Linearity: Linear Static vs. Nonlinear

Background SolidWorks has several different tools available for analyzing structures. Static analysis (discussed in my previous blog article) is available with the purchase of SolidWorks Simulation (included in SolidWorks Premium). Nonlinear analysis is available with the purchase of SolidWorks Simulation Premium (see … Continue reading