Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Aircraft engine parts manufacturer cuts development time 30 Percent

JSC Star designs better with Solid Edge. Using Solid Edge, JSC manages collaborative assembly design, reduces engineering errors and eliminates physical prototypes.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Creating 3D Frames in Solid Edge ST6

Solid Edge speeds design of rigid frame structures beginning with a 3D sketch defining the frame skeleton. Solid Edge automatically creates frame components using standard cross-sections and generates cut lists for manufacturing.

Discover the ease of use when creating 3D frames in Solid Edge using the Frame Wizard. Swoosh Technologies’ Application Engineer, Dylan Malek, walks you through steps to create a frame in Solid Edge. Also, discover new features in the latest version – Solid Edge ST6.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Rochester Institute of Technology racing team gets more accurate torsion simulation

With Femap, university students build a car from the ground up, rationalize the decisions that went into its development and obtain hands-on engineering experience for team members. The students obtained three times more accurate torsion simulation and developed valuable experience working with composites.

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Russian pipeline part producer expands product portfolio and wins new business

KONAR designs better with Solid Edge. Pipeline valve manufacturer reduces design time, compresses change management and improves supplier/customer collaboration. KONAR credited Solid Edge’s synchronous technology for its flexibility to edit and make ad-hoc modifications.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Solid Edge How To: Changing Modeling Measurement Units

In Solid Edge, there is a way to quickly change the measurement units when working on a design. This can be done with a new design, existing design or one that was brought in from another CAD system. Follow the steps below to learn how!

1. Here is a 3D model created and dimensioned in inches but the modeling measurements need to be changed to millimeters. With the model loaded, go to the application menu  select “Properties”  “File Properties”

2. In the dialog box that appears, select the “Units” tab. There you will find a list of all of the available units that can be used when modeling in Solid Edge. Change the units to millimeters.

Note: In this same dialog box you can change decimal precision on the units, the Angle Readout, and Area Readout options.

3. Next, accept the change and return to the model. Any new created geometry or synchronous change made to the model will now be in millimeters.

Now you may be thinking “Why did the dimensions stay in inches?” This is because you have changed the modeling units only! The dimensions are being controlled by the “Style” used in the model template.

4. To make the overall style change, select the dimensions from the PMI section in the Pathfinder (hold down “shift” to do a multiple selection). In the dimension command bar, select “ANSI MM” from the drop down list.

 Note: If you want to make a change so that when creating a new dimension it will be in millimeters, all you need to do is go to “Styles”

5. In the dialog box select “Dimensions” from the “Style type” field in the top left hand side and select “ANSI (MM)” under the “Styles” field. Click Apply.

Sam Estrada
Application Engineer
Swoosh Technologies

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Use of Solid Edge Cuts Development Time and Reduces the Financial Risk of Innovation

Fripp Design and Research designs better with Solid Edge. Product design company reduces development time 30 percent and enhances its innovation reputation. Solid Edge’s synchronous technology enables easy manipulation of models, fostering design creativity.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

How to Download NX from the Siemens PLM website

Once NX has been purchased there are just a few steps involved in getting the software running on your computer. The first step is to copy the software onto the desired computer and traditionally this has been accomplished using the CD/DVD that Siemens ships to the customer after purchase. Today, this process is streamlined greatly by the ability to simply download the program from Siemens’ GTAC website using a Webkey account. Once downloaded, a click to open the installation executable is all that’s needed to successfully install the program. Take note that the download involves a zip file in excess of 3 GB so plan accordingly and benefit from downloading it directly onto the computer intended for running NX rather than copying the zip file from one to another. Also note that licensing and configuration are separate tasks to be handled after the downloading and installation.

Garrett Koch
Application Engineer
Swoosh Technologies

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Dental implant manufacturer opens up new markets

Medical device designer Biotec uses Femap to ensure accurate stress results and load distribution important in the design of small parts such as dental implant pins.

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Pharmaceutical equipment maker streamlines its R&D cycle

CVC Technologies designs better with Solid Edge. Pharmaceutical production equipment and examination instruments maker reduces its development cycles by 50 percent and generates profits sooner. With Solid Edge’s synchronous technology, phased operations are not necessary, and all work can be processed in a single scenario, which saves time and significantly reduces errors.

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