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Articles by Tim Newton
SOLIDWORKS Simulation has powerful structural and thermal capabilities and puts them in the hands of everyday designers and engineers directly through the SOLIDWORKS interface. This allows them to quickly iterate through model variations while in the design or conceptual phase and select the best variant. There is a wide range of SOLIDWORKS Simulation capabilities and a super easy-to-use interface making it simple to learn and apply to your model.
API Stands for “Application Programming Interface”. The EPDM API allows a programmer to hook directly into EPDM to automate just about anything you can dream up. It is possible to create the perception of new functionality into the software that does not exist today. For example, let’s say we want to rename a file in EPDM but we realize that we have a field on the data card that is linked to the file name when the file was originally created. If we renamed the file, we would then need to check out the file and update that new name in the data card field. One could use the API to automatically update the field in the file data card so the user is able to do this in one operation. Either method gets the job done, but automating it via the API makes sure the data card gets updated and also reduces the chance of human error.