Subdivision (Sub-D) modeling is all about making organic modeling easy. If you are a fan of push-and-pull control points (nurbs) we got you covered. SOLIDWORKS has always been an analytical parametric modeling software and that has not changed. What has changed is having the ability to develop organic shapes in-line with your mechanical designs.
Articles by Scott Woods
In this article, we’ll be discussing First Article Inspection (FAI) reports and covering a basic strategy for creating them in the SOLIDWORKS Inspection standalone program. But first, what is FAI all about?
FAI utilizes an industry set of standards, it typically consists of three sections referred to as Form 1, 2 and 3. Forms 1 and 2 are populated with drawing properties such as drawing title, part name, revision, unit of measure and material, while Form 3 contains the nominal value and tolerance of each inspection-required dimension.
Photo-realistic renderings and professional animations of designs can provide significant value prior to manufacturing or helping to win over a quote. We will review a few tricks in SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional that let you repurpose SOLIDWORKS motion studies to create realistic imagery, animations and virtual reality content.
Accurate inspection documentation is critical for manufacturing, but historically it has never been something that is quick and easy to create. As technology progresses, we are getting closer to automating this process. Here are three professional tricks for SOLIDWORKS Inspection that will allow you to utilize existing data and get you one step closer to automation.