Unique Feature in SOLIDWORKS Simulation.

Connectors in SOLIDWORKS Simulation:
Connectors are the virtual components which are used for connecting faces, edges of two part or to the wall.

Problems faced by FEA Analyst:
– Consider working with larger assemblies, which is having more fasteners. For modeling or taken from the library and assembling those fastens takes some time.
– Additional time will be spent for meshing of all the fasteners in the assembly.

Types of connectors in SOLIDWORKS Simulation:
The different types of connectors are,
• Bolt
• Bearing
• Pin
• Rigid
• Spring
• Elastic Support
• Link
• Edge weld
• Spot welds

How to apply connectors in SOLIDWORKS Simulation?
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How REVERSE ENGINEERING is done using SOLIDWORKS.

What Is Reverse Engineering?

The design process using SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD to create new designs or recreate existing designs based on ones that already exist. Reverse engineering can accelerate product development and reduce risk, save time, and increase productivity.

Some of the Reverse Engineering tools used in this article are:

Surfacing Tools that enable creation and editing of complex geometry, including stylish, curve-continuous surfaces.
Auto Trace to import image files of paper sketches to begin your design.

Now we have to make the model using the tools mentioned above.

 

 

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Blank Length Calculation using SOLIDWORKS.

Sheetmetal design and getting flatten or blank length is one of our Day-To-Day activities in most of the industries. Most of us know SOLIDWORKS has more capabilities do create sheetmetal design and drawings for fabrication purposes. In this article let us see how the flatten length is been calculated.

Let us consider following Example: Assumptions [K Factor =0.5]

 

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Reverse Engineering in SOLIDWORKS Is Beyond Imagination.

Product design today is largely a digital effort. The paperless design has been something that we’ve been writing about for years, but the reality is that though designs can be tested, verified and validated digitally, physical parts and prototypes remain a reality for most manufacturers. As a result, capturing data from physical objects and putting that data back into the digital model is often a crucial part of the design cycle.

 

Reverse engineering enables users to create a 3D virtual model of an existing physical part that can then be used in 3D CAD, computer-aided manufacturing, and other computer-aided engineering applications. […] Read more