With today’s smart and connected products, an increasing amount of design projects involve incorporating mechanical, electrical and electronic elements – with PCBs, wires, cables and harnesses making up key elements of the design.One of the most challenging parts of the design process is … [Read more...] about Enterprise Harness: Solving Wire Harnessing Challenges
Beginning with any new piece of software is always challenging – users need to change workflows, learn new skills and get familiar with the interface, all while keeping up with deadlines and other demands of their business.SOLIDWORKS Electrical is no different. It can take some effort to get … [Read more...] about 4 Steps for Starting SOLIDWORKS Electrical
Innovation starts with someone asking, "What if?" or "Why not?" Answering these questions is often impractical with physical prototypes or hand calculations, not to mention the necessary time and cost. Hawk Ridge Systems knows that simulation provides the most value in guiding design decisions and … [Read more...] about Ins and Outs on Meshing Elements for SOLIDWORKS Simulation
You may or may not be aware that Hawk Ridge Systems provides two types of stress analysis tool and technical service to companies we work with – the SOLIDWORKS Simulation range of stress analysis packages, which provide comprehensive stress analysis capabilities within the SOLIDWORKS CAD interface, … [Read more...] about SOLIDWORKS Simulation vs SIMULIA Abaqus
Here in the year 2015, most engineers and engineering organizations have a solid understanding that computational engineering analysis tools offer enormous benefit to the design process, allowing designers to get useful information about product performance early in the design process. At Hawk Ridge … [Read more...] about Introducing the Simulation Effectiveness Matrix
One of the most important (and enjoyable) things that we do as an engineering team at Hawk Ridge Systems is plan and execute our regular Night School sessions. It gives us a great opportunity to get out and meet our customers, hear about the cool stuff they’re designing, and share some useful … [Read more...] about SOLIDWORKS Simulation Night School is Coming!
For the new Simulation user (and even for the experienced user) meshing an assembly model can be a real headache. Real-life assemblies, are complex, have detailed areas, and often have thin or small parts that need to be incorporated in the mesh. While SolidWorks has one of the most robust meshers … [Read more...] about SolidWorks Simulation – Curvature-based vs. Standard Mesher
SOLIDWORKS FEA Not a week goes by that I don’t get some sort of list sent to me from a CAD journal, website or spam email that promises to tell me“Ten great ways to improve your productivity”, “Five reasons why design projects go over budget” or “The top ten ways to procrastinate on the internet” … [Read more...] about SOLIDWORKS FEA – Simulation Analytics: 3 Golden Rules