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Agenda for the SOLIDWORKS 2016 Rollout Events

The SOLIDWORKS 2016 Rollout season is upon us!

While this is my third year with CADimensions, this will be my first time attending the rollouts. I was busy training in my first year and in my second year, this little guy came into the world leaving me otherwise occupied:

Walter Hoxie

As a first-timer, I thought it would make sense to share the agenda with fellow first-timers. I’m also quite sure there are some curious rollout veterans as well so here we go:


Airbus Uses Stratasys FDM Parts in Flight

As the Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) industry continues to evolve, we find ourselves dealing with more customers looking to take advantage of what the technology can bring to both their designing and production processes. This is especially important if they are looking to use it for end use part production. 

In an effort to keep everyone aware of how Additive Manufacturing is used across the world, Stratasys posts stories about their prospects and customers. Their most recent post is a very exciting story about one of the world’s largest aircraft manufacturers, Airbus, and their current plans for incorporating Stratasys FDM technology to manufacture the next generation of aircraft.


Why haven't you been using the Selection Manager?

Have you ever been working within a loft, or other similar features, and suddenly realized you need a sketch in order for the feature to work? At this point, like many times before, you cancel the feature, create the sketch and go back in the feature in order to create the geometry. What if I told you that you’ve been missing out on a great tool that allows you to avoid having to leave the feature in the first place?  

There is a tool called the Selection Manager that allows you to make the selections you need, without the use of sketches. This tool uses the edges, loops and areas of existing geometry in order to make selections. The Selection Manager is available for lofts, sweeps, and boundary features, as well as path mates. The Selection Manager is not to be confused with Selection Filters (which I wrote about in a previous blog).

To activate the Selection Manager, you simply must activate the feature (I.E. Loft), right-click within the graphics area, and choose the Selection Manager.



CADimensions and the e-NABLE Project

We are proud to announce our participation in the e-NABLE project. e-NABLE is a global network of volunteers who are using their 3D printers and design skills to create free 3D printed prosthetic hands for children with missing fingers or hands. As a part of this program, we will be using our in-house 3D printing capabilities to aid in the production.

e-NABLE Project

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