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SolidWorks Plastics helps evaluate manufacturability of parts and molds. SolidWorks Plastics simulates how melted plastic flows during the injection molding process to predict manufacturing related defects on parts. An intuitive user interface leads you through a guided analysis set up,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at CATI Tech Notes
SolidWorks Simulation helps analyze symmetrical and unsymmetrical composite layups, as well as composite sandwiches. Each layer can be defined by a unique set of material properties and orientation, giving the designer maximum control to find the optimum layup and material... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
I came across an interesting application last week. While walking up and down a metal staircase we often do not pay attention to vibration effects. Maybe the engineer working on the project figured this out for us. If that was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
Fatigue analysis examines how repeated or random load cycles can cause structural failure. This seminar explores how SolidWorks Simulation takes two complementary approaches to design analysis using (a) Design for Strength: Traditionally in failure analysis, designers consider the ultimate strength... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
Tracers allow you to study the flow of admixture (tracer) in the existing carrier fluid under assumption that the presence of admixture has a negligible influence on the carrier fluid flow. Such assumption is justified if the concentration (mass fraction)... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
In linear static analysis, the loads are applied gradually and slowly until they reach their full magnitude. After reaching their full magnitude, the loads remain constant (time-invariant). The accelerations and velocities of the excited system are negligible, therefore, no inertial... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
Heat Transfer problems often crop up when designing consumer products, such as baking ovens, outdoor grills. So how does a deisgn engineer build the best most efficient design without breaking costly prototypes? Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a great method... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
In this webcast we define the concept of thermal analysis as it relates to product design. We discuss the principles of conduction, convection, and radiation using real-life products as examples. We describe ways to perform thermal analysis, specifically how you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
SolidWorks Plastics simulates how melted plastic flows during the injection molding process to predict manufacturing-related defects on parts and molds. You can quickly evaluate manufacturability while you design, to eliminate costly mold rework, improve part quality, and accelerate time to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
Fatigue Analysis helps identify how repetitive load cycles cause structural failures. SolidWorks Simulation helps you identify failures in components subjected to stresses less than yield and do not experience plastic deformation and have relatively long lives. This type of usage... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
I am sure this has happened to everyone, you are working with a tool and suddenly the tool bends. You wonder if you have suddenly gained super-powers as they show in the movies. I wish it were true, but most... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
There are many occasions when we are asked, "Can SolidWorks Simulation handle my engineering issues?" We ran into this last week, we were given deformation in the component and had to figure out load required to produce the deformation. What... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
To optimize the thermal performance of electronic components and ensure their operation, designers and engineers need to simulate both the environment and heat loads in and around components, PCBs, and complete products. SolidWorks Flow Simulation, augmented with the Electronic Cooling... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
I have been on the road a lot lately, and the weather gods have not been favoring my ventures. Bad weather coupled with monster semi-trucks have been causing a ton of anxiety while overtaking or just keeping up in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
Injection molding is a complex technology with possible production problems. They can be caused either by defects in the molds, or more often by the molding process itself. I want to go over some issues that SolidWorks Plastics Professional can... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
Ed Honda is the owner of Honda Design LLC. Ed has been involved in plastic product development with various Chicago-area manufacturers for over 40 years. He has developed a comprehensive knowleadge base of plastics related design. This comes from development... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
SolidWorks today announced a new tool called SolidWorks Plastics. SolidWorks Plastics provides tools that help manufacturers validate and optimize the design of plastic parts and injection molds. What is the big deal? Optimal process settings are critical to influencing the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
SolidWorks Flow Simulation is fully integrated within Solidworks 3D CAD software so that every designer can get the benefits of flow simulation at any stage of product development, to design with better insight. SolidWorks Flow Simulation can quickly and easily... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
SolidWorks Flow Simulation is a great tool, to help us understand effects of local heat in an environment. We had an interesting project at hand, we were asked to figure out, heat generated in a small furnace. Once the cad... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
With the tracer study in Flow Simulation you can quickly simulate a concentration source,surface condensation or evaporation of admixture fluid (e.g. water vapor or toxic gas) in the carrier fluid (e.g air).The assumption being this admixture has little or no... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
An amazing feature to generate nice crisp images that focus on a specific feature.It lets you blur portions of the scene while keeping specific components in focus, regardless of where you move them on the screen. The depth of field... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
When you install SolidWorks Simulation, NAFMES benchmarks are installed by defualt. I would highly recommend everyone to go through atleast a few of them. The goal here is to see how NAFEMS quantifies Solidworks Simulation results, and if possible to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
Have your products ever been delayed because the documentation wasn't ready? Or, have you ever lost out on a bid because your presentation materials weren't compelling enough? You're not alone. Instead of waiting until a project is done to get... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
Solidworks has built Life Cycle Assessment tools to measure environmental impact of your 3D model. Every license of SolidWorks comes equipped with SolidWorks Sustainability, try it. click on evaluate and then pick SolidWorks Sustability. Check out this short video showcasing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
With summer at its peak, grilling and beer help most guys keep in good mood. Everytime I walk into store, to pick up beer, I have wondered what would make more sense glass or can? Shananigans would say why bother,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at CATI Tech Notes