Webcast Wednesday Posts

Thursday September 11, 2014 at 9:38am

“Replace” commands in SOLIDWORKS can be excellent time saving and “get out of jail” tools. Join us and learn how to use a selection of tools such as replace: components, references, faces, sketch entities to name but a few.

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Wednesday September 10, 2014 at 2:24pm

In top-down assembly design, one or more features of a part are defined by something in an assembly, such as a layout sketch or the geometry of another part. The design intent comes from the top (the assembly) and moves down (into the parts), hence the phrase "top-down”.

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Wednesday September 3, 2014 at 12:30pm

Our “Beyond Training” webcasts focuses this month on Electrical Routing. Discover some great, tips and tricks that complement the training course to ensure you get the most out of the electrical routing add-in.

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Wednesday August 27, 2014 at 4:29pm

Adding key information to your drawing borders can be a mundane and time consuming task. Learn how to automate this process within your business, ensuring key information is quickly added and always up to date.

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Wednesday August 27, 2014 at 3:31pm

The second in our new “Lesson 1” series take you through SOLIDWORKS Drawings. Lesson 1 from the drawings training course covers (the slightly confusing area of) sheets and formats, drawing settings, view creation and manipulation. This 20 minute webcast introducing the drawings training is ideal for new users and is a great refresher for even the most seasoned SOLIDWORKS user.

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Wednesday August 20, 2014 at 4:37pm

Extending the features seen in Plastics Premium, SOLIDWORKS Plastics Advanced allows designers and CAE analysts to fully analyse mould cooling line layouts and predict warpage. Users can design and analyse parts and assemblies of varying complexity, optimise cooling systems and minimise cycle times.

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Wednesday August 20, 2014 at 2:28pm

SOLIDWORKS Plastics simulation software combines injection moulding simulation with advanced CAE analysis to give plastics designers the capability of predicting just how melted plastic flows during the injection moulding process. Join us for this webcast to learn how you can predict and prevent manufacturing defects at the earliest stages of plastic part and injection mould design cycle whilst designing plastic parts and moulds of improved quality.

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Thursday August 14, 2014 at 12:01pm

Discover how to quickly and accurately cost your components using SOLIDWORKS Costing. Available in SOLIDWORKS Professional, SOLIDWORKS Costing is easy to use and comes with standard manufacturing templates which are customisable to your specific needs.

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Thursday August 14, 2014 at 11:53am

Reduce the time required to build complex 3D models of real-world items, such as sculpted objects and anatomical items by using ScanTo3D which is available in SOLIDWORKS Premium. Scanned data such as point clouds or mesh can be imported, parsed, manipulated, modified, and turned into 3D solids and surfaces.

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Wednesday August 6, 2014 at 4:40pm

Our “Beyond Training” webcasts focuses this month on PhotoView 360. Pick up some useful and time saving Tips and Tricks which go beyond the scope of the SOLIDWORKS PhotoView training course. Discover some of my personal favourite settings and techniques to make your render stand out!

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Wednesday August 6, 2014 at 11:56am

3D ContentCentral® is a free service for locating, configuring, downloading and requesting 2D and 3D parts and assemblies, 2D blocks, library features and macros. Join us for this webcast to take a look at how the active community of 1,210,272 CAD users share and download user contributed and supplier-certified content.

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Thursday July 31, 2014 at 9:56am

This webcast is a must if you have a requirement to develop, prototype, cost and manufacture any products that incorporate composites, industrial fabrics or technical textiles. ExactFlat, a fully integrated, easy to use, Gold Partner add-in to SOLIDWORKS and uses the Finite Element Analysis (FEA) method to determine the flattened shape of anisotropic materials.

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Tuesday July 29, 2014 at 9:44am

This blog post explains how you can Render Cosmetic Threads in SOLIDWORKS to make them look a lot more realistic than the 'screw thread' appearance.

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Wednesday July 23, 2014 at 4:34pm

Learn how to easily integrate your Electrical schematic design from SOLIDWORKS Electrical into the SOLIDWORKS 3D environment. Bi-directional capabilities allow mechanical and electrical designers to work concurrently and seamlessly on the same design to help reduce errors whilst speeding up the design process.

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Wednesday July 23, 2014 at 12:23pm

Join us for a brief 20 minute overview and discover how to quickly create single-line and multi-line Electrical Schematic drawings by reusing common data and by accessing more than 500,000 manufactures parts from the integrated database. SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematics is the easy to use 2D electrical schematics solution from SOLIDWORKS.

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Wednesday July 16, 2014 at 3:59pm

This month the partner spotlight turns its attention on LogoPress. LogoPress is a fully integrated Gold Partner add-in to SOLIDWORKS with capabilities to flatten complex shapes, develop strip layouts. It also has a powerful 3D die design toolset which includes access to standard component libraries and advanced dynamic interference, detection and animation features.

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Wednesday July 9, 2014 at 4:12pm

Do you ever need to create Inspection Reports from customer drawings or directly from SOLIDWORKS?

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Wednesday July 2, 2014 at 4:22pm

Discover how to use the tools on the ‘Evaluate’ toolbar. Some of these features are self-explanatory, however as with most features within SOLIDWORKS these tools can be used across a variety of situations and challenges some more obvious than others.

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Wednesday July 2, 2014 at 11:59am

A new series of webcasts which unlocks the first lesson from our certified SOLIDWORKS training courses. SOLIDWORKS Essentials training is the first stop in this series. In class this 4 day training course covers all the basic features that every user needs to become proficient in SOLIDWORKS. Lesson 1 introduces sketching.

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Wednesday June 25, 2014 at 4:49pm

With the introduction last year of the Microsoft Office Add-in for EPDM 2013 and 2014, more and more of our Customers are finding that EPDM can be used to manage non-CAD data effectively and less intrusively, than other more traditional Document Management tools. This webcast will explore the capabilities of EPDM when creating, managing, searching /viewing and interacting with a range of document types (Office, images, movies etc) that may already form part of your business’ documentation requirements.

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Wednesday June 25, 2014 at 4:22pm

EPDM has 3 standard ‘Task’ add-ins, which after being installed into your Vault can be triggered as part of a Workflow or on demand. This Webcast will discuss the set up and options available within the Convert Task, Print Task and Design Checker. We will also introduce a couple of custom Tasks developed by Solid Solutions; One a bespoke BOM export task, the other for automating the export of Sheet metal flat patterns to dxf.

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Wednesday June 18, 2014 at 4:43pm

Sick of the tedious task of repeating mouse-clicks for the same repetitive tasks- well you may be able to use a macro instead. Learn to real basics of macro recording to automate your processes.

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Wednesday June 18, 2014 at 11:51am

Discover some of the lesser known features of the SOLIDWORKS Professional package within Utilities and Design Checker. Utilities give you additional functions to compare geometry, features and BoMs and also check Symmetry in your models. Design Checker is a great way to standardise the way you work and ensure models and drawings conform to company standards.

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Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 10:15pm

This webcast will introduce SolidCAM, the gold partner CAM add-on that seamlessly integrates into SOLIDWORKS. We show you how to create simple 2.5D machining operations and demonstrate how design changes propagate through to machine code to help save time, money and reduce errors.

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Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 9:40pm

This webcast will demonstrate how with SolidCAM you can quickly and efficiently rough out a 3D component such as a mould or die to a semi-finished state prior to treating any local areas and finishing the component.

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Wednesday June 4, 2014 at 3:56pm

This webcast is designed to give a succinct overview of the features and capabilities of eDrawings – the free SOLIDWORKS, STL, DXF and DWG viewer. An ideal webcast for new and experienced users alike.

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Wednesday June 4, 2014 at 11:56am

Despite the name, “SOLID”Works has excellent surfacing capabilities which are covered in the 2 day surfacing training course.This webcast looks beyond the standard surfacing training to give you additional tips and tricks to help ensure you get the most from this powerful toolset.View the Video here

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Wednesday May 28, 2014 at 4:21pm

Computers change each and every day, with new software installed and more of the hard disc space being used up. Join us for a webcast that shows you some useful tweaks and maintenance plans you can use on your PC to get the most out of it for SOLIDWORKS.

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Wednesday May 28, 2014 at 12:23pm

The Task Scheduler is a great feature to allow you to automate many common tasks in SOLIDWORKS. Do you do batch printing or file conversions, have to render large files, or update files to the current SOLIDWORKS version? The scheduler will allow you to do this out of working hours to minimise disruption and at a time that suits you. Join us to uncover some of the great utilities included I this SOLIDWORKS Professional module.

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Wednesday May 21, 2014 at 3:49pm

SOLIDWORKS provides a number of ways of designing your parts utilizing Parametric relationships and dimensions.  However, sometimes these dimensions aren’t useful for manufacturing.Utilising DimXpert, users can create manufacturing dimensions on Prismatic and Turned parts, using plus and minus or geometric dimensioning and tolerancing standards. Join us to discover the powerful tools that validate and document your designs for the manufacturing processes downstream.View the Video here....

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Wednesday May 21, 2014 at 2:04pm

Tolerance stack-up analysis is the study of dimension and tolerance schemes to determine potential form, fit, and function problems in parts and assemblies. It is a tool for performing tolerance stack-up analysis on parts and assemblies. Join us for a webcast that shows you some of the features within this Premium Add-in.View the Video here

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Thursday May 15, 2014 at 3:09pm

Best practice showing show company standard components and the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox should be implemented within a Workgroup PDM environment. View the Video here 

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Wednesday May 14, 2014 at 12:20pm

An overview of the data management already included within SOLIDWORKS Professional, enabling individuals and teams to securely manage revision history and access to files. This control also makes it easier to work collaboratively while storing what changed, why and by whom during a project.View the Video here

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