How often do you wait until you have a physical prototype in hand to start your wire harness design? Do you see revisions to your mechanical assemblies that force changes to your wire harnesses? Have you seen delays to product launches due to waiting for your wire harnesses to be designed and built? … [Read more...] about How to Integrate Wire Harness Design in Your SOLIDWORKS Assemblies
As your design nears completion, you might be concerned with how it’ll perform during a physical test or in a real-life environment. As we know, physical testing can be a costly and time-consuming process and many design issues can be predicted using software like SOLIDWORKS Simulation. With these … [Read more...] about Which is Better: Simulation Consulting vs In-House Simulation Tools?
If you are thinking of bringing HP Jet Fusion printing technology in house, it is important to understand the human labor required to operate the system. I work with people all the time who are contemplating who to hire, or who to train, and the types of skills needed to effectively run one of these … [Read more...] about Labor Required to Operate the HP 5200 3D Printing System
At Hawk Ridge Systems, we’re proud to have established relationships with a range of respected product and service suppliers through our Certified Partner Program. We vet the solutions these companies offer based on their ability to fill the gaps in a typical SOLIDWORKS-based engineering process. … [Read more...] about Hawk Ridge Systems Partner Reopens Dental Offices with Corona Shield
Parts printed with Markforged composite 3D printers exhibit incredible print quality, dimensional accuracy and excellent mechanical properties that allow them to be used in a wide variety of end-use applications. To achieve these results from the CFF process, however, it is critical that your … [Read more...] about Identifying and Preventing Wet Markforged Material
Somewhere between late January and early February is my favorite time of the year – when I’m lucky enough to attend 3DEXPERIENCE World (formerly SOLIDWORKS World). It is a time to connect with others in the community and be inspired by the innovation and brilliance of SOLIDWORKS users around the … [Read more...] about This Year’s Virtual (And Free) 3DEXPERIENCE World Is Approaching
The software industry is constantly changing. One of the recent trends, particularly in CAD software, is a move to named-user licensing where each individual user has a license assigned to their individual email address. This has become the primary mode of delivery for vendors like Autodesk and … [Read more...] about Network Licensing Still Available with SOLIDWORKS and Draftsight
HP Jet Fusion has become one of the premier printing technologies for end-use parts that are strong and functional at incredible print speeds and low part cost. With all of these great benefits, there is an opportunity to take these parts to the next level. The surface finish of printed parts is … [Read more...] about Advantages of PostPro Vapor Smoothing for HP 3D Printed Parts