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Foreshortened Dimensions: How Do They Work?

Usually when detailing a drawing, we will add a detailed view. Dimensioning this view can be a difficult task, but SolidWorks is always working to make that task easier. One of the tools they have given is an option called foreshortened dimensions. This option allows for the dimension of a radius or diameter to be placed into the view, without regard to the center line or the center point of the part. Please watch the video attached to see how this option works.

SolidWorks Foreshortened Dimensions YouTube Video

SolidWorks 2013 Sneak Peek!

One of the SolidWorks 2013 Sneak Peek Features from the SolidWorks Blog…

In SolidWorks 2013, you can exclude selected components in Interference Detection. You can filter components with matching cosmetic threads from Interference Detection results and place them in a separate folder. You can exclude interferences involving hidden components, as well as exclude selected components from Interference Detection results. Optionally, you can specify to remember components to exclude from session to session. This video shows how this applies to cosmetic threads.

SolidWorks 2013 Sneak Peak Video

You can visit the new SolidWorks 2013 website to see all the major updates and check out more videos. In the meantime, if you want to learn more about how SolidWorks can help your business, check out the videos in the Demo library.

If you are in the surrounding Tulsa area and are interested in SolidWorks, you can sign up for our 2013 Launch Event here!

SAVE THE DATE for SolidWorks 2013!

SolidWorks 2013 CAD Software

Reserve Your Sneak Peek at 3D Design Simplified!

OCTOBER 2, 2012

Come to a SolidWorks 2013 Launch Event and see powerful new products and features that make your design process even more productive:

SolidWorks 2013 CAD Software

–     New products and design tools to simplify complex tasks

  •  –     New tools for easier and faster model creation
  •  –     Wider connectivity to expand collaboration
  •  –     And much more!

 

 

 

Early Registration is Open – RSVP now!

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SolidWorks Helps to Develop Advanced Packing Technologies

Get automated with the SolidWorks family of products and partner products!

SolidWorks is more than just a mechanical CAD program.  It is a family of software packages that includes data management, simulation, technical documentation, and sustainability.  All of this software works hand-in-hand to help companies maximize time and resources.

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Fortune 100 companies rely on OYSTAR North America’s Packaging Technologies Group for the development of rapid filling and packaging machines. While the company’s expertise has made it the world’s largest aerosol equipment manufacturer, OYSTAR also produces a variety of other filling machines that package products as varied as yogurt, applesauce, and coffee.

“…We needed a 3D design system to develop our packaging machines more precisely and realize improved efficiencies, so we could respond to customer demand for faster turnaround. Using 3D, we believed we could leverage automated design, simulation, and configuration tools to meet our goals.” – Nate Smith, MAP Applications manager

OYSTAR Processing Machine

Challenge:

Speed up development of sophisticated filling and packaging machines to support growth while simultaneously boosting machine performance.

Solution:

Standardize on SolidWorks design, SolidWorks Simulation analysis, and SolidWorks Enterprise PDM (product data management) software to accelerate development.

Results:

–          Reduced design cycles by 50 to 60 percent

–          Accelerated production throughput tenfold in some cases

–          Cut configurable design time from weeks to days

–          Increased revenue

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SolidWorks 2013 Beta has been released!

Each release of SolidWorks is preceded by a beta program. Participating in beta programs gives you the opportunity to test the new release, identify any critical issues, and submit bugs for correction before the SP0 release.

 SolidWorks 2013 includes many new user-driven enhancements – along with some entirely new areas of functionality.

SolidWorks 2013 Beta Testing

SolidWorks 2013 Beta is now available. For all you curious people out there, you can now download and install SolidWorks 2013 Beta, just log in to the Customer Portal to sign up today! (If you need help logging in, click here)

Learn about the fun contests and valuable prizes for Beta participants!!

 The Beta program has evolved into an active and vibrant community where users and resellers candidly share their feedback directly with SolidWorks R&D team members. Last year, close to 1800 testers participated in the program.

 “I like that there is still some chance to fix things that matter to me, before the software is released… The better job I do in Beta, the better it will run here at our place with everyone.” said Wayne Tiffany, Senior Machine Designer at Automatic Systems, Inc.

 If you have some free time you should give it a shot, just remember to backup any files before working with the beta release.  Good luck and happy testing!