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SolidWorks 2014 SP 3.0 EV (Early Visibility) is available for download

SolidWorks 2014 SP 3.0 EV is available for download

This service pack is now available to Subscription Service customers. To download, click here or log into the SolidWorks Customer Portal at https://customerportal.solidworks.com and click Download Software and Updates to access the update.

Also make sure you’re registered for Early Visibility Program*

For registering for Early Visibility Program, log into your SolidWorks Portal account, go to my profile and select the option “Notify me for EV (Early Visibility) access” under My Preferences.

*P.S: Login required for access. Full access requires an active Subscription Service contract.

Notes:

- Performance reporting is turned on for EV releases.
– Report critical problems to SolidWorks Technical Support at evis@solidworks.com
– The full version is scheduled 3-4 weeks after the EV version and is subject to change without notice.

SolidWorks Cutaway Animation

SolidWorks Cutaway Animation

Hi All, sorry for being too late in posting this one. So before putting any further delay here are the steps by steps on doing “SolidWorks Cutaway Animation”. Please note that you should have SolidWorks Professional OR Premium installed in order to access the animation/motion manager.

If you’re reading this for first time do check this completed animation

Download the files you would need for this animation here. The files are in SW2013 version.

1. Open the assembly SolidWorks Cutaway Animation.

2. Set the three default assembly planes to show (optional, but make it easier in selection).

3. Insert a part named Cutting Plate and drop it anywhere in assembly.

4. Select the top face of Cutting Plate and add a distance mate for 140 mm between assembly top plane and top face of the Cutting Plate.

5. Rotate the view and go on the back side.

6. Select the face shown and add a coincident mate with Right plane (important).

7. Select the face shown and add a coincident mate with Front plane (important).

8. You may now set the three assembly plane to hidden state (in case you’ve set them to show).

9. Select the top face of Cutting Plate and start a new sketch (important).

10. Now click on the convert entities to get the sketch we need for this animation (I’ve set the Cutting Plate to hidden state for clarity).

11. With the sketch active, go to Insert > Assembly Features > Cut > Extrude.

12. Set End condition as thru all. Under Feature Scope uncheck “Auto Select” and then select the components you want to cut thru.

13. Click OK to exit the sketch/cut feature mode. Test the set up by changing the distance mate from 140mm to 5mm. You should see the cut feature in the assembly. Keep the distance as 5mm only (optional).

14. In case you don’t see the cut, then please change the cut-extrude direction.

15. Once you set it up, then switch to motion study tab. Please note that you should have the MotionManager selected under View menu.

16. In the motion study tab, drag the slider to any time (in this I’ve set it to 6 sec).

17. Expand the mates folder.

18. Double click on the distance mate we have set between the top plane and cutting plane. Set the value back to 140mm. Click OK to set the distance.

19. Now you should see the blue lines in the motion manager which represent change in the vale.

20. Finally click on calculate button and enjoy the animation.

You can add motors to the shaft to get more realistic animation. I’ve used PhotoView360 to process this animation shown below.

SolidWorks 2014 SP 2.0 EV (Early Visibility) is available for download

SolidWorks 2014 SP 2.0 EV is available for download

This service pack is now available to Subscription Service customers. To download, click here or log into the SolidWorks Customer Portal at https://customerportal.solidworks.com and click Download Software and Updates to access the update.

Also make sure you’re registered for Early Visibility Program*

For registering for Early Visibility Program, log into your SolidWorks Portal account, go to my profile and select the option “Notify me for EV (Early Visibility) access” under My Preferences.

*P.S: Login required for access. Full access requires an active Subscription Service contract.

Notes:

- Performance reporting is turned on for EV releases.
– Report critical problems to SolidWorks Technical Support at evis@solidworks.com
– The full version is scheduled 3-4 weeks after the EV version and is subject to change without notice.

SolidWorks 2014 SP 1.0 EV is available for download

SolidWorks 2014 SP 1.0 EV is available for download

This service pack is now available to Subscription Service customers. To download, click here or log into the SolidWorks Customer Portal at https://customerportal.solidworks.com and click Download Software and Updates to access the update.

Also make sure you’re registered for Early Visibility Program*

For registering for Early Visibility Program, log into your SolidWorks Portal account, go to my profile and select the option “Notify me for EV (Early Visibility) access” under My Preferences.

*P.S: Login required for access. Full access requires an active Subscription Service contract.

Notes:

- Performance reporting is turned on for EV releases.
– Report critical problems to SolidWorks Technical Support at evis@solidworks.com
– The full version is scheduled 3-4 weeks after the EV version and is subject to change without notice.

SolidACE Adopts Integrated Structural Modeling Technology for SolidWorks



Vilnius, LITHUANIA – January 15, 2013 – SolidACE, a company developing computer aided design and engineering tools for the architectural, building and construction engineering, and plant engineering markets, today announced the release of the new version 4.0 of BuiltWorks, a structural steel design and engineering add-in application for SolidWorks 2013 platform.

With a new BuiltWorks version 4.0, SolidACE introduces first step of Integrated Structural Modeling (ISM) Technology workflow for SolidWorks. ISM is the comprehensive interoperability framework for structural information from Bentley Systems Inc., the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, constructors, and owner-operators with software solutions for sustaining infrastructure with particular focus to AECO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Operations) industry.

BuiltWorks v.4.0

Some of most important key features of new BuiltWorks version 4.0 for SolidWorks are:

  • Compatible with SolidWorks 2013; versions for SolidWorks 2012 and 2011 are also available, while SolidWorks 2010 is no longer supported;
  • Create ISM repository from SolidWorks structural members, and update it whenever changes occur;
  • New feature import CIS/2 or SDNF file as “Imported Bodies” in SolidWorks that provides speed of import procedure, and creates lighter 3D solid models;
  • Automatic joining of split members (finite elements) of CIS/2 analysis model during import to SolidWorks;
  • Enhanced support of CIS/2 file, created from SmartPlant 3D (Intergraph Corp.);
  • New method of creating structural member – by coordinates;
  • Several improvements in graphical user interface and fixes of known issues.

The new BuiltWorks version 4.0 is available for download through SolidACE web siteSee complete list of BuiltWorks features (click here).

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SolidACE and BuiltWorks are either registered or reserved trademarks of SolidACE Ltd. SolidWorks is registered trademark of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

SolidProfessor’s SolidWorks for Beginners for SolidWorks 2013

SolidProfessor is a SolidWorks Solution Partner 100% focused on creating the very best on-demand skills development resources for SolidWorks CAD software. The mission of SolidProfessor is to provide the highest quality self-paced resources for all levels of SolidWorks users worldwide. SolidProfessor products may be ordered direct, or from most SolidWorks Value Added Resellers. For more information, please visit www.solidprofessor.com.

The SolidWorks for Beginners series, launched in 2012 and now updated for 2013, is the easiest way for new users to get up to speed even if they have no prior experience with SolidWorks or computer aided design.

This course quickly introduces users to 3D parametric modeling using SolidWorks. Written from the perspective of brand new users, in just a few hours users will learn how to navigate the SolidWorks interface, create sketches, set up parametric relationships, and create 3D models. Users will also learn the basics of creating assemblies from their parts, and how to generate 2D production drawings of their 3D parts and assemblies. This course is ideal for anyone looking to get comfortable using SolidWorks, in a short amount of time.

Watch a sample lesson from the course:

2013 SolidWorks for Beginners

2013 SolidWorks for Beginners is included with SolidProfessor BasicStandardProfessional or Premium Memberships. For more details on the options available to current SolidProfessor subscription customers, please login to your account at www.solidprofessor.com or contact your local SolidWorks reseller.

SolidWorks 2013 Sneak Peek: Exclude Components During Interference Detection

With only few days left for the big event i.e. release of SolidWorks 2013, here is another cool feature of SolidWorks 2013. You can exclude selected components in Interference Detection  in SolidWorks 2013, . You can filter components with matching cosmetic threads from Interference Detection results and place them in a separate folder. You can exclude interferences involving hidden components, as well as exclude selected components from Interference Detection results. Optionally, you can specify to remember components to exclude from session to session.

This video shows how this applies to cosmetic threads.

Need more on what’s new in SolidWorks 2013, visit new SolidWorks 2013 website to see all the major updates when it launches on September 10, 2012.