With media coverage of the World Cup dominating news and sports sites, you may have missed some other major sporting events, most notably the Le Mans 24hr and the Nürburgring 24hr. Whether it's nostalgia and the opportunity to see some of motor racing’s elite at the French race, or the attraction of … [Read more...] about CAMWorks Corner – CNC Machining a Turbo Impeller
3D CAD tools have been around for a couple decades now, but old-school techniques are alive and well when it comes to conceptual design. With SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual, there is finally a proper tool for capturing quickly evolving designs and collaborating with multiple team members in the … [Read more...] about SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual
Search Filter is a tool that will allow you to search through your whole feature tree by name; it is located at the top of your Feature Tree. This is very useful when you’re working with complex parts or assemblies with a large tree. In this example we’re searching down those pesky under-defined … [Read more...] about Seek & Destroy: Under Defined Sketches in SOLIDWORKS
If there’s one thing I've learned from immersing myself in simulation tools for the last several years, it’s that the phrase “work smarter, not harder” is a pretty good advice. Of course, working hard is always admirable – but using our brains can make that hard work go a lot further. I think the … [Read more...] about Let Your Fans Do the Work in Flow Simulation – A Night School Preview
You spend your days in front of your computer, designing diligently in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software. You take every measure to effectively visualize and communicate your 3D concept. Have you ever asked yourself, “What can I do to improve my SOLIDWORKS productivity?” The most productive … [Read more...] about Maximize Your SOLIDWORKS Performance – Test Your Hardware!
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!
When you look beyond the short-term, however, 3D can make smaller companies more nimble and competitive, evening out the playing field with their bigger brethren, who are no doubt already using 3D CAD. Adopting 3D CAD also opens the door to a host of integrated design tools that can further sharpen … [Read more...] about Why Should I Switch to SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Software?
1 in 6 Minnesota kids go to bed hungry. Thousands of Minnesota kids who receive free and reduced breakfast and lunch at school have little to no access to nutritional foods outside of school. The food shelf demands are highest during the summer months as well as throughout the holidays. Our goal … [Read more...] about Symmetry Solutions Food & Cash Drive – May 27 through July 11