April 5, 2018

WHAT’S NEW IN SOLIDWORKS SIMULATION 2018?


SOLIDWORKS Simulation offers core simulation tools that support design testing, and swift as well as quality decision making.

Interestingly, the full integration is known to create a short learning curve and further eliminate such redundant tasks as are required with traditional analysis tools.

Together, these advantages simplify the process and take you one step closer to completing your task list efficiently.

Let’s now discuss the major point about what’s new in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018.
Introducing a new study type called Tropology Study, SOLIDWORK Simulation 2018 enables designers as well as engineers to develop minimum mass components.

Based on linear static loads and restraints the Topology Study removes the finite element mesh to the point where the target mass or the best stiffness to weight ratio is achieved.

SolidWorks Simulation 2018 comes with improved pin connector which can connect three or more surfaces. It can be used to create and analyze multi-surface pin connections with ease and greater accuracy.  When used, it would lead to a simplified analysis of a critical assembly process.

All these modifications, additions and changes certainly highlight the necessity of appropriate training. For those seeking SolidWorks Training in Toronto, there is a major good news in the form of FEA Training Consultants. Inside their state of the art training center you can easily gain professional SolidWorks Simulation Training and SolidWorks 3D CAD training.

FEA Training Consultants is home to award-winning certified instructors who ensure every trainee receives detailed subject-specific training swiftly and smartly.

April 4, 2018

WHAT’S NEW IN SOLIDWORKS SIMULATION 2018?


A part of SOLIDWORKS Premium 3D CAD Design package, SOLIDWORKS Simulation offers core simulation tools that support design testing, and swift as well as quality decision making.

Interestingly, the full integration is known to create a short learning curve and further eliminate such redundant tasks as are required with traditional analysis tools.

Together, these advantages simplify the process and take you one step closer to completing your task list efficiently.

Let’s now discuss the major point about what it is that is new in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018.
Introducing a new study type, that is the Tropology Study, SOLIDWORK Simulation 2018 enables designers as well as engineers to develop minimum mass components that are innovative as well as efficient.

On top of that, the Topology Study, basis linear static loads and restraints, also removes elements from the finite element mesh to the point where the target mass or the best stiffness-to-weight ratio shape is achieved.

Also included in the SOLIDWORKS Simulation is a Load Case Manager. It is ideal for this simulation, reason being it helps you in determining the minimum mass component that could easily meet all of the loads throughout the hinge operation.

All these modifications, additions and changes certainly highlight the necessity of appropriate training. For those seeking SOLIDWORKS Training in Toronto, there is a major good news in the form of FEA Training Consultants. Inside their state of the art training center you can easily gain professional SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD training.

FEA Training Consultants is home to award-winning certified instructors who ensure every trainee receives detailed subject-specific training swiftly and smartly.

HOW TO USE INCREMENTAL BENDING WITH SOLIDWORKS SHEET METAL


Widely used across designing and engineering industries, SolidWorks 3D CAD Design is an efficient software with remarkable capabilities. People from these industries use SolidWorks 3D CAD Design for numerous operations, one of those being creating sheet metal part designs. This software is known to have helped them accelerate the design process, save time and increase productivity.

One thing that may seem complicated when creating sheet metal part designs is handling complex sheet metal bends. Contrary to the mass belief, it is rather simple. In this blog we will discuss about doing just that.

To practice this, import a part into SolidWorks. Using Convert To Sheet Metal, flatten the part. Here, you would need to tackle the two tabs first, the ones that are in the middle of the part, to break them into incremental sections.

Something that works the best in this case is the Split Face Tool. It projects a series of sketches onto those faces that you want to add more bends to. You can also use a trick wherein you add a bridge of material between two ears by flattening them together.

Then, all you would need to do is use the Convert To Sheet Metal option as well as Collect All Bends to get that part which has incremental bends. You will then be able to flatten the parts and witness all the bend lines. A quick trick: you can also suppress some of the bends and see how you can, in fact, step through the bends.

That is how you can use incremental bending with SolidWorks Sheet Metal. To learn more about SolidWorks Sheet Metal, we would suggest taking a professional SolidWorks SheetMetal Training.

April 3, 2018

WHY YOU SHOULD BE SUBMODELING USING SOLIDWORKS SIMULATION ?


SOLIDWORKS Simulation comes with powerful virtual testing environment that helps product engineers in efficiently evaluating structural product performance under a variety of physical scenarios.

Furthermore, SOLIDWORKS Simulation is fully embedded within SOLID WORKS 3D CAD and therefore enables engineers to evaluate products mechanical resistance, natural frequencies, product durability as well as test heat transfer and buckling instabilities.

Submodeling is based on the St. Venant's principle. The St. Venant's principle states that the stresses on a boundary reasonably distant from an applied load are not significantly altered if this load is changed to a statically equivalent load. The distribution of stress and strain is altered only near the regions of load application.

Talking about Submodeling, it offers a swift and easy way of zooming in on a component of interest. Because it creates a sub-study using displacement results of the parent study while isolating the part you need to be focusing on, it renders ease of operation with quick results.


You can use Submodeling on SOLIDWORKS Simulation to the fullest by removing away the rest of the assembly which may not be required anymore and use finer mesh for gaining accurate results, more so without raising the solution time.

Submodeling is available in Simulation Professional and above and requires a parent study. It comes with plenty of advantages, and it is the optimal way to gain quick results that are high in quality.

Being a fundamental component of SOLIDWORKS Simulation, Submodeling is a necessity to learn and understand. When in Toronto, you have the benefit of receiving the required training at FEA Training Consultants, which has the award-winning certified instructors with years of experience. The instructors brilliantly cover the entire process from meshing to results evaluation for parts and assemblies. 


HOW TO USE SOLIDWORKS SIMULATION CLEANING UTILITY TO THE FULLEST?


SolidWorks Simulation is included within SolidWorks 3D CAD Design Premium package. It offers core simulation tools which assist well in testing your designs and enhancing the quality of your decisions. One of those tools is SolidWorks Simulation Cleaning Utility.

It is a slightly lesser known tool that gets installed with SolidWorks Software. The benefit of this tool is that you can use it to permanently delete any simulation data, including results information and simulation setup from any of the SolidWorks assembly file or part file. For all we know, disk space is almost always a limitation and hence, needs to be cleaned for optimum and efficient utilization.  

Here we discuss how you can use the SolidWorks Simulation Cleaning Utility tool to the fullest. Before we do, we must mention that you would need to create a back-up of your file, and ensure your file is not open in SolidWorks.

To open the tool, browse to its default location, which is in the C-Drive, namely, “C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\Simulation\Utilities. Then, double-click on the Simulation Cleaning Utility executable.


Post that you will need to follow these minor steps. Browse for the file, select the type of data you wish to delete and finally, click on the Clean File button.


This will help you get rid of all the unwanted files, provided you select and manually delete them. To learn about more such cool features of SolidWorks it is advisable to take up SolidWorks Simulation Training at FEA Training Consultants. 

March 30, 2018

HOW TO USE SCHEMATICS FOR CREATING HARNESS IN 3D?


SolidWorks 3D CAD Design software is widely known across the engineering and designing industry. It is this software’s impeccable capabilities that has won it such phenomenal user base. One of the prime offerings of SolidWorks is SolidWorks Electrical, whose schematic design capabilities simplifies the process of developing embedded systems for machines and other applications.

As a useful tool for creating harnesses in 3D, SolidWorks Electricals has helped engineers and designers tremendously. This is the reason why we decided to discuss about using this tool for creating harness in 3D as well as exporting it back to the 2D project.

Assuming that you have already routed a harness between several electrical components, we will herein discuss about creating 2D drawing of the harness.

First, start by opening up the harness in a new window. To do that, right click on it inside the Feature Manager Tree and then, select Open Subassembly or Open Subassembly in Position.

Next, you would need to flatten the route by switching over to the Electrical Command Manager. There, click on Flatten Route and you will receive a pop-up of Property Manager displaying some options. It will ask you to choose between two flatten types, namely, Annotation and Manufacture. First is a simplified representation of the harness. The second is creator of nail board presentation. Feel free to have your pick.

Beyond that you will find flatten options that you can choose to display the connectors as 3D or 2D blocks. Again, pick the option that fits your design the best and move to the next step.

The bottom of the window will show Drawing options. Click on the box and it will turn on. Choose the options that best fit your design. After you have chosen your options and turned off the rest by clicking on the box next to the name, you will be able to flatten the route and create the 2D drawing by simply hitting the green check.



Now, to put this back into your SolidWorks Electrical 2D Schematic, simply hide the sheet format, right-click in the graphics area, select properties and finally, uncheck display sheet format.
After this, when you will switch to the SolidWorks Electrical Drawing command manager tab and select Create Project Drawing you may receive the warning to save your 2D drawing, which you can save by clicking yes.

Though it may appear as if nothing has happened but in reality, as you switch over to the 2D project, you will find a new schematic has been created. Open it to see your flattened harness drawing.
Learn more about it by signing up for SolidWorks Electrical RoutingTraining at FEA Training Consultants.