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03
May2016

Thank you from all of us

Written byPete DiLaura

I frequently tell my CADimensions family that our customers are the lifeblood of our company, but I rarely have the opportunity to reach out and personally thank all of you for your continued support and trust in CADimensions. For some of you, we’ve become partners in the past few weeks; for many of you, we have been working together over the past...

28
Apr2016

Syracuse University Senior Design Project

Written bySam Oster

When I am not at CADimensions interning, I am at Syracuse University as a full time student pursuing my B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. For my senior design class, students were put into groups of five and given the objective to build a “sphere harvester.” The requirements for the machine are that it needs to be able to pick up tennis, lacrosse, an...

26
Apr2016

Installation Tips and Good Housekeeping

Written byDave Murray

The SOLIDWORKS support technicians at CADimensions frequently field questions regarding installing SOLIDWORKS. Here are a few simple tips that will help you get up to speed with running SOLIDWORKS so you won’t have to spend so much time installing the product. Get a Customer Portal Account Don’t have one yet? There’s no time like the present. Surf...

21
Apr2016

5 Easy Ways to Find a Mate

Written byJesse Sprague

If you’ve come here hoping for dating advice, I’m afraid I have none. Ladies, I’m sorry, I’m off the market. However, if it’s a SOLIDWORKS mate you are seeking, I can help with that. For me, the scenario is usually as follows: Components are inserted into an assembly and are mated together one mate at a time. With the quick mating tools in SOLIDWOR...

19
Apr2016

How SOLIDWORKS got her colors back

Written byFranco Rotoli

At SOLIDWORKS World this year (read about it here), Bruce Holway, Director of Product Definition at SOLIDWORKS, announced that with Service Pack 3.0 of SOLIDWORKS 2016, we would have the ability to change the icon colors back to “Classic” mode. Well, the time has arrived! Service Pack 3.0 was released in April. With a couple of simple clicks, we ca...

14
Apr2016

Quick Guide to Sealing FDM with Insight

Written byRuss Giovanetti

So you’re interested in qualifying that new product design that holds liquid but dreading the required post-processing? Keep calm and Insight. There seems to be an endless amount of applications as Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology evolves. Nonetheless, those looking to AM for functional prototyping and end-use parts continue to get the job do...

12
Apr2016

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Project Settings

Written byAshley Cheney

SOLIDWORKS Electrical allows for extensive customization of project settings to accommodate a variety of customer needs and standards. Once the desired options have been set, projects can then be saved as templates so that future projects maintain these settings. This blog will be referencing settings based off of the ANSI template that is provided...

07
Apr2016

Animating Flexible Components

Written byDave Murray

Have you ever wondered how to create an animation that included a component that deformed? The technique involves creating a part in the context of an assembly, which you may already know how to do. In our example, we will show how a spring can be compressed and uncompressed during the animation sequence. Figure 1: The completed piston assembly. Fo...

05
Apr2016

Birefringence: The hidden truth behind the downfall of DVDs and the up-rise of Blu-Rays

Written bySasi Sithambaram

As a kid that grew up in the 90’s, I saw the phasing out of video tapes and the introduction to the magical, shiny, thin, round shape plate that would change the world: the Digital Video Disc, most commonly known as DVD. (Note: the original full form of DVD is Digital Versatile Disc, who knew?) The invention of the DVD served a great purpose in eve...

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