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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

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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!

 

 

 

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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.

OYSTAR Packaging Logo

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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Bringing the Human Element to Robotics

Aldebaran Robotics

Challenge:

Bruno Maisonnier, founder and CEO of Aldebaran Robotics, wanted to develop and empower people with a robot that could interact.  Three years after starting to sell NAO models, over 2000 Robots have been sold worldwide, Aldebaran Robotics has now released the latest generation of its programmable humanoid robots, which is intended for research, teaching and, more generally, for exploring the new area of service.

 

Solution:

In doing so, Aldebaran Robotics, utilizes the full potential of SolidWorks 3D design, analysis, and motion simulation software to optimize mechanical design of the robot to determine if it can withstand stresses applied to the robot.  Once validation of the design is complete with SolidWorks they move on to production.  Using SolidWorks they are able to project the Robot and components in to the future and improve design and optimize performance before parts are manufactured, before they exist.

 

See how Bruno and his team created humanoid robots that help people!

Mobile Tips for 3DVia Composer

mobile tips for 3dvia composer with solidworks

…. a tip from Earl Hasz, Technical Sales Expert with SolidWorks:

I am frequently asked about what can be done on the shop floor with respect to mobile devices, given that Composer Player requires Internet Explorer and mobile devices typically do not support the Windows OS.  There are a couple of different options that we can look to for these devices.

 1. Setup static images that are included with existing PDF or HTML pages showing the operations

  • This is the typical first step that I have seen.  Basically leveraging existing processes and using Composer to create the content rather than resorting to digital pictures or CAD screen shots.
  • The mobile device is irrelevant as we are leveraging existing processes.

 2. SVG output provides the next logical step and adds some interaction

  • All of the latest HTML browsers support SVG viewing.  Thus the Composer author can create SVG files with hotspots to show either text or URL links to additional pages for next operations
  • Again mobile devices all have browsers that can support this functionality

mobile devices with 3dvia Composer

 3. Publishing the Composer Player content is the most interactive solution

  • This form can either be shown on its own or embedded in an HTML page
  • The Composer Player requires the Windows OS on its own or the use of Internet Explorer for the HTML solution
  • Mobile tablets that run with the Windows OS should work fairly well providing their graphics chipset supports OpenGL 2.0

4. Mobile devices that are running iOS or Android OS require the use of an app such as AirDisplay

  • AirDisplay sets up your mobile device as a secondary display, providing it resides on the same WiFi network
  • This allows the operator to interact with the Composer Player or HTML solution on the workstation from their mobile device
    • I had a customer show this implementation to me.  They were preparing to provide each assembly cell with an iPad and workstation.  The Composer file was set up in such a way so that the operator could point to a given component in the viewer and see the basic assembly information in the tooltip that popped up.  All of the components were setup with this basic information by the Composer author.