New VR Mode in eDrawings Desktop Professional 2019

Ever wish you could just “jump” into your CAD model and walk around and explore every little detail of it in 3D, all in real time? Well, wish no more!

Enter eDrawings Desktop Professional 2019 with a new BETA feature for Direct Virtual Reality (VR). As you already know, eDrawings is the viewer for all SOLIDWORKS content. Viewing your native SOLIDWORKS files in a new virtual reality mode within eDrawings Desktop Pro couldn’t be easier.

 

Available in eDrawings Desktop Professional 2019 SP1 and beyond is a new “Open in VR” command from the File menu for instant viewing of your SOLIDWORKS files in Virtual Reality! You can choose your floor and sky from preset selections to customize your immersive VR experience and match your model’s natural environment. Teleport around your model, pick and place objects, grab parts and take a closer look—you can even explode your entire SOLIDWORKS assembly with the touch of a button! Please note Microsoft Windows® 10 and later support the Direct Virtual Reality (VR) mode.

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‘Easy Mode’ wizard to create renderings with SOLIDWORKS Visualize

If you’ve opened SOLIDWORKS Visualize before, you may have been lost in the many tabs and toolbars which are present in the default view. The great news is that by simply hitting the ‘space bar’, you can quickly learn how to use Visualize, and what each of the toolbars does.

 

Activating SOLIDWORKS Visualize Easy Mode
Pressing the ‘space bar’ activates SOLIDWORKS Visualize Easy Mode which cleans up the toolbars and places a simple step by step guide at the bottom of the window. This five-step guide makes it really easy to generate a high-quality rendering in a matter of minutes!

 

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PMI in 3D for Manufacturing Communication Solution

SOLIDWORKS MBD(Model Based Definition) lets you create models without the need for drawings giving you an integrated manufacturing solution for the SOLIDWORKS software.

SOLIDWORKS MBD helps companies define, organize, and publish 3D product and manufacturing information (PMI), including 3D model data in industry standard file formats.

  • SOLIDWORKS MBD offers 3D PMI definition capabilities using DimXpert and reference dimensions.
  • You can use SOLIDWORKS technologies such as annotation views, dynamic viewing of annotation planes and 3D views to organize 3D PMI in a structured, easy-to-locate fashion.
  • Besides the native SOLIDWORKS file formats, SOLIDWORKS MBD creates output files such as 3D PDF and eDrawings.

 

 

SOLIDWORKS MBD guides the manufacturing process directly in 3D:

  • By avoiding the unnecessary and costly revision of 2D drawings, SOLIDWORKS MBD streamlines production, cuts cycle time, and improves communication with the supply chain.
  • By using intuitive 3D interaction and rich metadata properties that reduce manufacturing errors.
  • By providing help to meet industry standards such as MIL-STD-31000 Rev A and ASME 14.41, which gives a competitive advantage in winning contracts.

 

The SOLIDWORKS MBD add-in:

  • Operates within the SOLIDWORKS environment with its own Command Manager.
  • Supports all native SOLIDWORKS 3D part and assembly data, such as configurations, constraints, and PMI.

Customized 3D output in PDF:

  • When you publish a 3D PDF, you get the option to choose a template & select which views to output.
  • You can customize a template by including features such as a background, text blocks, and images by selecting 3D PDF Template Editor in Solidworks Command Manager.

 

REFINING THE DESIGN PROCESS IN THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY – CASE STUDY

MOLDWELL PRODUCTS INDIA PVT. LTD.

Moldwell is an ISO 9001:2000-certified company that was
established in 1981. A recognized leader in the development
of innovative and cost-effective injection-molding machines,
molds, and assembled parts, Moldwell has grown substantially
due to its early adoption of technological advances. The
company has carved out a niche as a reliable provider of
comprehensive solutions that contribute to the development
of the molding industry and ensure that clients stay ahead of
industry challenges.

Since its inception, Moldwell has continuously aimed
for excellence with its skilled workforce and experienced
management team. Today it is best known as one of the
fastest-growing manufacturers of rubber injection-molding
machines, plastic Injection-molding machines, water switches,
plastic parts for pumps, as well as customised plastic products.

Challenge:
Offer an excellent solution to the plastics industry,
by providing high-quality molds and machinery to
meet customer demand in a growing market.

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HOW TO CREATE THE C POINTS IN 3D?

HOW TO CREATE THE C POINTS IN 3D?

HOW TO CREATE THE C POINTS IN 3D?

(WITH THE REFERENCE POINT OF 2D C POINTS )

 

Basically, the 2D symbols have the connection point in SOLIDWORKS Electrical. That is a manual method. In 3D we can do to create same connection point what you before seen in the 2D connection point.

Mostly the designer may confused how to link the 2D connection point in 3D. Here we have an option in SOLIDWORKS Professional.

 

Creation of 2D connection point

Here I will explain in detail about the 2D c point creation and linked with 3D.

For example, I am taking 4 pin connector and explain the above detail.

creation_of_2d_connection_point

 

Now we add 4 connection point to the connector. Then adding the attributes like tag mark, manufacture, description, Harness, cross reference and etc., then click save button.

Now the symbol is added to the schematic drawing sheet then I have created the manufacture part to this connector. The manufacture part name is Molex (09-50-7041).

 

Molex 2D symbol

 

STEP – 1 (Component in 3D without a connection point)

Then we go to 3D connection point with the reference of tag name and manufacture part name. Assigned the 3D connector is shown in SOLIDWORKS. Now the 3D part is not having the connection point. Here only we can put the connection point in 3D with using the routing component wizard.

 

Component in 3d without a connection point

STEP – 2 (Creating a 3D sketch point)

Next, we click the sketch point to the component.

creating a 3d sketch point

 

STEP – 3 (Routing points)

we click the Tools – Routing – Routing tools – create a connection point.

After creating the connection point we can go with Routing library manager.

 

Routing points

 

STEP – 4 (Routing component manager)

Then we click the Tools – Routing – Routing tools – Routing library manager – Select Route Type – Electrical – Next – Select component type – Connectors – Next.

 

Routing component manager

 

In Routing library manager we can Create, Import, Export is possible to all electrical and mechanical components for Routing. Here we have the separate tabs for Routing like cables, wires, components, covering libraries etc.

 

STEP – 5 (2D connection points shown here)

Already we created the connection point but that not merge with that SCHEMATIC CONNECTOR. (Molex manufacturing part in 2D)

 

2d connection points

 

Go to C Point from manufacture part in this above picture, then click Add.

 

STEP – 6 (Creating a connection point in 3D with the ref. point of 2D)

Here we can able to see that manufactured part on the left corner with the same connection point we have created in 2D. we click one by one in that same C points. Then click the tick mark. The 2D connection points merge with 3D. Then we can save that connector to that particular location the use when we need.

creation a connection point in 3d

 

Finally, we got the solution for creating the Connection point in 2D and 3D.

In SOLIDWORKS Electrical have the schematic libraries are linked with 3D. So 2D created every component have small changes also reflected in 3D. If you have any changes first we go to schematic and modified that change. Again come to 3D.

In SOLIDWORKS Electrical have more solutions to done a project in very good manner within a short period. It gives more time consuming to do concentrate on more projects.