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Ronnie Flaugh
Ronnie brings 34 years of experience in the Tool & Die industry to 3DQPress.us - Strategic Technology Solutions. His background in designing deep draw, progressive, transfer, line dies and automated secondary machines.
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The PRL technology is used to automate and leverage SolidWorks and 3DQuickPress data in order to speed up the creation and editing of assemblies, parts, and drawing files according to a designer's and or a companies' standard best practices. In... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at CATI Tech Notes
PRL's are the cornerstone capability available in the 3DQuickPress environment. The PRL technology is used to automate and leverage SolidWorks and 3DQuickPress data in order to speed up the creation and editing of assemblies, parts, and drawing files according to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at CATI Tech Notes
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Many applications come up when developing blank sizes for drawn models, Material type, draw beads and holding force which spreads the stress distribution over the forming. The 3DQuickForm 3.3.0 Hotfix gives the user more tools to complete his job with... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at CATI Tech Notes
With the new 3DQuickPress V6.1.2, Hotfix releases are Customer driven Enhancements because we understand the importance to customize the 3DQuickPress process or the features to meet Customer needs. This Hotfix will update 3DQuickPress version 6.0.0 to 6.1.2, please install 3DQuickPress... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at CATI Tech Notes
With the new 3DQuickPress V6.1.1, Hotfix releases are Customer driven Enhancements because we understand the importance to customize the 3DQuickPress process or the features to meet Customer needs. This Hotfix will update 3DQuickPress version 6.0.0 to 6.1.1, please install 3DQuickPress... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at CATI Tech Notes
As many Gold partners are getting ready for SOLIDWORKS 2016, 3DQuickForm 3.2.1 Hotfix positions the software for the release. This Hotfix will update 3DQuickForm version 3.2.0 to 3.2.1, please install 3DQuickForm 3.2.0 installation version and apply this patch. 1. Hotfix... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at CATI Tech Notes
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The "Green Movement" is commonly referred as the buzz word for making products with lower carbon footprint with less energy and reduced air and water pollutants; in this series we are covering how SOLIDWORKS Visualization tool is used to give... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2015 at CATI Tech Notes
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In previous versions to insert a duplicate block or SHCS the user would select insert components drag and drop into the graphics area. With the new enhancement Copy Multiple Components the user can now select from the feature tree the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at CATI Tech Notes
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As found in previous versions, the sheet scale option has always been accessible from the Property Manager Button of a Drawing sheet. Instead of selecting or scrolling thru menus now you have direct access to Sheet Scale from the Status... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2015 at CATI Tech Notes
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UAR Bend Tool is not a new feature to 3DQPress, but what’s new is the added functionally. UAR Bend Tool feature in 3DQPress Strip layout supports the entire standard bend features. Create Split Bend Edit Over-bend Create Un-Bend Feature Create... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at CATI Tech Notes
With the new 3DQuickPress V6.0.4, Hotfix releases Customer driven Enhancements per request because we understand the importance of enhancements to customize the 3DQuickPress process or the features to meet Customer requests. This Hotfix will update 3DQuickPress version 6.0.0 to 6.0.4.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at CATI Tech Notes
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3DQuickPress Component group function helps the user to create groups all component in a die set assembly, providing tools to animate the components according to die set structure simulating the motion of the stamping process. During the animation of the... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at CATI Tech Notes
Ronnie C. Flaugh Technical Analyst Strategic Technology Solutions Computer Aided Technology, Inc What's New SOLIDWORKS 2015 Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at CATI Tech Notes
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Strip components can be used to represent patterned features along the progressing direction with the spacing equal to the progression pitch, like pilots and lifters. A strip component feature will be attached with a sketch to represent the size and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at CATI Tech Notes
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With the new release of 3DQuickPress V6 creates a new installation process, similar to SOLIDWORKS 3DQTools has develop a new activation process. Note: Before you upgrade; information to be considered before you load 3DQuickPress V6. 3DQuickPress V5 will not open... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at CATI Tech Notes
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With 3DQuickPress V6 and 3DQuickForm V3.2, you now apply the blank development result of 3DQuickForm directly to the unfolded model of 3DQuickPress. With complex unfolding of forming parts and without losing the benefits of automatic feature, you can obtain a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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UAR Bend Corner is a new feature induced to handle a region between 2 bend features. 1. The new UAR Bend Corner allow unfolding of a Corner between 2 angles with flange legs. 2. Click Unfold Icon on the 3DQPress... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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New to SOLIDWORKS 2015 is the Bent Lofted Bends allow the user to create sketches on Non-parallel planes, before 2015 the planes had to be parallel. 1. Create the 1st plane offset -0- from the front plane. 2. Sketch the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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UAR Hem is a new feature induced to handle a region folded narrowly along the edge of a part. 1. The new UAR Hem will allow unfolding of a Hem along a contour edge as shown. 2. Click Unfold Icon... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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The new release of SOLIDWORKS 2015 is at the Pre-Release stage with the clock ticking for the 1st official release. Here is how the Gold Partner 3DQuickTools V6 release will look different in SOLIDWORKS 2015. 1. At 1st glance, it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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New to SOLIDWORKS 2015 is the Edit Mates User Interface to allow updates of all values for limit and angle mates. Prior to 2015, the UI was limited to the primary value edit. 1. Select one face of the assembly.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
The new release of SOLIDWORKS 2015 is just a month away, as a gold partner 3DQTools is ready to release V6. The Tech Team is excited for this release and has been working hard to find a way to let... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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Welcome to ECO changes to 3DQPress Punch Design. After the ECO changes have been made to the unfolded model and the Strip layout the 3DQPress Punch Design will trigger a note stating the Strip Layout has changed. Depending on how... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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Welcome to ECO changes to 3DQPress Strip layout. After the ECO changes have been made to the unfolded model, 3DQPress Strip layout will trigger the rebuild on the strip. Depending on the process used to update ECO changes to the... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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Welcome to Setup and Import ECO changes inside unfolded 3DQPress model. After the model has been imported SolidWorks assigns a different ID code to every model. In this blog, I will explain the 3DQPress process on how to use the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes