Connect With Other CAD File Formats Using SOLIDWORKS FeatureWorks

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By Selvam All of us at least once will need to open other CAD System files (non-SOLIDWORKS format) from either our customer, vendor or partner. Very often, since different CAD system is run by different kernel, we may not be able to directly edit the feature of the imported foreign CAD file. Within SOLIDWORKS, you will always end up with importing a dumb solid with no feature history. What will you do in such situation? Introducing SOLIDWORKS FeatureWorks, it has the built-in feature …

Creating Simple Animations In SOLIDWORKS

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By Nathaniel Creating animations in SOLIDWORKS can be really simple, especially with the tools provided. Some of these tools are easy to pick up and make the animation process less of a hassle. Coupled with Photoview360, it is also possible to create photorealistic rendered animations. One of the most basic ways any user can create an animation would be to start a motion study and make use of the motion manager and available wizards to begin creating their animation. For this …

Human Comfort Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation (HVAC Module) in Bus Air Conditioning System

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By William Overview: Designing a cooling system involves selection of cooling capability, sizing of ducting and maintaining good ventilation across the whole chamber. A good cooling system will definitely ensure high human comfort level. A CFD analysis is carried out to understand the flow distribution in a bus cooling system. Human comfort parameter is obtained as well as by projecting the Predicted Mean Vote Index (PMV) and Predicted Percentage of Dissatisfied (PPD) values. We will be using the SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation to …

SOLIDWORKS 2016 Enhanced Sweep Function Give You More Control In Design

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By William SOLIDWORKS sweep is an advance feature to create spring-like component or custom profile running through desire path. Very often, designer will create circular sketch profile before performing the sweep. In SOLIDWORKS 2016, a circular profile option is now available for selection under the sweep feature. This enhancement is not just limited to working with curves, model edges and sketches can also be used to define the path. This addition make it easier for the designer as there is no need to sketch a …

Enhanced Visualisation With SOLIDWORKS 2016 PhotoView 360

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By Fadhil PhotoView 360 has always been a powerful tool in SOLIDWORKS for the photo realistic rendering of models. In SOLIDWORKS 2016, PhotoView 360 has been further enhanced with the new Motion Blur capability. With this new feature, users will now be able to apply blurring effect associated to capturing images of part in motion. This feature can be applied to animation as well as to still images. With this enhancement, users will now be able to capture ultra-realistic images of part in …

SOLIDWORKS 2016 Innovation Day and Event Proceedings

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By HongWan A big thank you to all our customers who have attended our ATE SOLIDWORKS 2016 Innovation day. It was a very eventful day that not only featured the latest technologies like additive and subtractive manufacturing in our breakout tracks, our annual SOLIDWORKS design competition race were also fiercely contested. We were also able to run SOLIDWORKS 2016 enhancement demo that showcase the new tools, and process performance enhancements that can help designers to focus more on design and as well as helping …

Thread Creation Made Much Easier for SolidWorks 2016

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By Nathaniel Users who have used earlier versions of SOLIDWORKS to create thread features will know the pain of creating the feature properly. The reason being that, users had to manually create the thread features which they wanted to apply to their parts or assemblies in previous versions of SOLIDWORKS, and that could amount to a fair bit of time spent just trying to get the thread feature right. Along with the numerous enhancements, SOLIDWORKS 2016 now enables 3D cad users …

Disruptive Innovation Showdown – “Re-invent the Wheel”

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By HongWan As part of ATE SolidWorks Innovation Day for 2016, we launched our first pre-event design competition with the theme, Disruptive Innovation Showdown to challenge our local SolidWorks community to help improve the design of their daily stuffs. We wanted our fellow SolidWorks peers to “reinvent the wheel”, challenge the establishment and make great design happen! The criteria for this year competition was judged on originality, practicality and creativity and voted by ATE Technical Services Staffs. We are proud to …

Important Highlights for SolidWorks Simulation Enhancement 2016

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By William SolidWorks simulation is a great tool to help validate and and improve your design quality. Solving complex problem with various design parameter and load criteria had never been easier with SolidWorks Simulation. Every release of SolidWorks Simulation comes with enhancements to ease the validation of your model. I will like to highlight 2 of my favorite simulation enhancement In SolidWorks 2016. Mesh sectioning for greater insight into your design performance. Find unconstrained bodies options for better problem and model …

SolidWorks Innovation Day 2016 Design Mania Annual Time Race

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By HongWan ATE annual SolidWorks Design Mania Time Race took off at our ATE SolidWorks Innovation Day 2016. As expected, the contest was fiercely contested with many participants attempted to break each other’s best timing. The best timing was continuously broken during the contest and eventually, the best timing recorded this year was 4 min and 9s! What a record! The eventual winner walk away with the latest MYO latest gesture controlled armband. A big thank you to all participants and …