Friday, 13 April 2018

How to Control Electrical Panel Cost ?

Cost Management for Electrical Panels is presented in this Webinar Video. Digital Transformation with Design for Cost, Checklist based Design, Process driven approach to Cost Management with Integrated Product Life Cycle Management is emphasized. SOLIDWORKS Electrical is used as the tool along with SOLIDWORKS PDM for enumerating the process driven approach to Cost Engineering as applied to Electrical Panel Design and Development. Please visit or write to us at for knowing more. If you like this presentation please do leave your feedback and refer to others for benefiting from the information provided in this presentation. Follow us on Social Media: Facebook: Twitter: Linkedin: Blogger:

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Mould Design Using Multibody Concept in SOLIDWORKS

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Data Handling & Product Communication in Automotive Sectors

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Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Integration of SOLIDWORKS Revision Table with SOLIDWORKS PDM

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 can now read and write values from or to a SOLIDWORKS revision table. You can configure SOLIDWORKS PDM variables to automatically add information such as revision date, description, and approver to a new row in the table or to update the last row.

Step 1: Configure Revision Table Integration

1. In the administration tool, expand SOLIDWORKS and open the Revision Table node.
2. Enable the check box “Enable Revision Table”
  1. Set the number of visible rows in the revision table.
  2. Enter the place holder text you wish to be shown when you manually add a new revision table row in SOLIDWORKS.

Step 2: Mapping variables to the Revision Table

Each revision table column that you wish to update via PDM must be mapped to data card variable.

To configure the variable mapping:

  1. In the administration tool,expand the variable node.
  2. Select the variable to update.
  3. Click “New Attribute”
  4. Add a new block named “SWRevTable”
  5. The “Attribute Name” field will switch to a drop list,listing the five default revision table columns.Select the appropriate attribute that should be mapped to the variable.
  6. Type “slddrw” in the extension field.
When you change the mapped variable values in the file's data card, the values in the latest row of the table are updated and vice versa.

Step 3: Automatically update revision table row

The revision table row can be updated automatically by two methods:
  1. Set Variable transition actions.
  2. Set Revision command.
Step 3.1: Configure the workflow to automatically update revision table row

The revision table in a drawing can be updated via workflow transition actions that update variables mapped to the “SWRevTable” block.

1.In the administration tool,expand the workflow node and open the appropriate workflow.
2.Select the transition that is used to set a revision on the drawing.
3.Add a “Set variable” transition action that updates the variable linked to the SWRevTable mapping for the Revision column in the revision table.

Add “Set Variable” actions for each revision table column that you wish to update at the same time the revision is set.

Step 3.2:Configure Set Revision command to automatically update revision table row

To update the revision table via the manual “Set Revision” command
  1. In the administration tool,expand SOLIDWORKS and open the “Revision Table” node.
  2. Select the “Set Revision Command Settings tab”.
  3. Enable the check box “Update Revision Table in SOLIDWORKS Drawing through “Set Revision” command
To update the “Revision” column in the revision table,enable the check box

The revision column will use the revision value that the Set Revision command sets on the file.

The “Variable Name” drop list will display all variables that have a “SWRevTable” mapping.Select the variable that contains the revision value on the drawing Data card.

To update the other column(Description, Date, Approver) enable the checkbox and In “Column Value”,enter a static text or select from the options in the drop list what value the revision table column should be updated with.

Note: The command will only add a new revision row with the values when you use the “Update Variable” option in the Set Revision command.


Wednesday, 28 March 2018

How Industrial Equipment Manufacturers can create Technical Manuals Faster and Easier?


Preparing Technical Documentation is one of the challenging task for Content creators. They tend to create clear, simple and accurate documents which implies for their products.

Usually step by step Documentation will make it easy to understand problems compound in Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Organizations where each Industrial Equipment must be maintained by maintenance department.

Content creators tend to focus and crush their brain on document work word by word, pictures, symbols and shapes. However, small error can cause severe actions for users. So, what is the solutions for those heck and tense? Let’s move further!

Free-up Mind and apply SOLIDWORKS COMPOSER

SOLIDWORKS COMPOSER allows you to quickly create 2D and 3D graphical content to clearly explain and present your products or process.

The tools let you work directly from 3D CAD data to create high quality illustrations, photo realistic images and interactive animations and to import design data.

How it is helpful and what for?

1. For “Work Instructions”
  • Create Work Instructions in 3D 
  • Replace 2D drawings with 3D Animations 
  • Reduce production errors 
2. For “Marketing Presentations”
  • 3D Software for marketing 
  • Enable Marketing to create animations and graphics for: 
• Pre-Sales demonstrations
• Interactive animations for trade shows
• Technical brochures
• On-line interactive part catalogs

3. For “Service Instructions”
      Field Service Instructions
  • Replace text with graphics 
  • Replace documents with videos 
• Produce videos at lower costs
• Reduce training costs

  1. Non-technical users can also easily accommodate and work. 
  2. Even more complex parts can depict clear and effective. 
  3. Associativity: Changes are updated automatically in created contents. 
  4. Productivity is maximized very fast because of user interface tools. 
  5. Demonstrate products more effectively with interactive storyboards. 
  6. Highlight key differentiators with detailed views, glow eff etc and transparent components. 
  7. Enter into Market very fast through precise documents in the design stage itself. 
  8. In simple terms don’t want to wait for the product to be over, work concurrently in design and content creation.


How SOLIDWORKS PDM is more helpful for Industrial Equipment Manufacturers?

Critical Assets to Monitor Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Process Issues :

Industrial Equipment Sector presents a unique situation in terms of reliability, primarily due to the nature of production. While a wide range of other industries can run at reduced loads or output after suffering unexpected downtime, nearly all assets in industrial manufacturing can be viewed as critical. All assembly line style of manufacturing equipment is dependent on other equipment up line or down line to be operating during production. Even a small issue can severely cripple or entirely halt production. Therefore, it is highly critical to monitor any asset that has the potential to slow or halt production to reduce or eliminate unplanned downtime.

Product Data Management (PDM) is the use of software to manage product data and process-related information in a single, central system. This information includes Computer-Aided Design (CAD) data, models, parts information, manufacturing instructions, requirements, notes and documents.

  1. Capture, manage and deliver product information
  • PDM systems capture and manage product information, ensuring that information is delivered to users throughout the product lifecycle in the correct context.
  • File ownership, version control (check-in and check-out of files), revision

  1. Functionality & Data Security
  • Security and administrative functionality protects intellectual property rights through role management, project-based security and associated access privileges.

  1. Process Enablement
  • A PDM system can help you establish, manage and execute automated workflow-driven processes that reflect company-specific best practices for change planning (what-if analysis), change incorporation (execution), and change verification and communication.

  1. Configuration Management
  • PDM systems provide the visibility necessary for managing and presenting a complete Bill Of Materials (BOM). It facilitates the alignment and synchronization of all sources of BOM data, as well as all lifecycle phases, including the as-designed, as-planned, as-built and as-maintained states. 

  • All users have access to the latest versions of files, that are stored in a central location. This means manufacturing can have immediate and direct access to a project file, when it is release.
  • All files are stored centrally, thereby reducing the chance of data loss or. This includes having your work overwritten, by a co-worker saving files, to a shared network drive.
  • Multiple versions of files can be kept, thereby allowing a user to revert to a previous version.

  • Find the correct data quickly
  • Improve productivity and reduce cycle times
  • Reduce development errors and costs
  • Improve value chain orchestration
  • Meet business and regulatory requirements
  • Optimize operational resources
  • Facilitate collaboration between global teams
  • Provide visibility for better business decision-making


Friday, 23 March 2018

SOLIDWORKS Composer – For Effective Communication of your Machinery design

Quickly and easily create Technical Communication Collaterals

With SOLIDWORKS Composer, anyone in your company can quickly create complete technical communication without CAD experience. Since Composer works directly with your 2D and 3D CAD data, users can extract information directly from the source, manipulate, annotate and publish the finished work in a fraction of time. In a few clicks you can produce Technical illustrations & documentation automatically.

Challenges faced in Preparing Technical Communication Collaterals

  • Re-work due to Design Changes and updating the Visual Instructions 
  • Maintaining the hierarchy of documentation and Updating the Projects 
  • Less availability of Illustrative tools to create eye-catching Technical Content. 
  • Repeated Training needed to New Resources in Creating Technical Communication 
  • Content creators are often working with different, cobbled together tools, including 2D CAD drawings, digital photography, and file translators. 
  • Consumes more time & more steps to get to a finished document. 
Benefits of Composer
  • Create detailed visual assembly/dis-assembly instructions that don’t require re-creation from Scratch, even if the Design Changes. 
  • Generate a interactive Bill of Material (BOM) that automatically updates with Updation of your Project 
  • Create beautiful animations & Images for product CD’s, Brochures, Manuals or online instructions. 

  • Illustration Engineers can build Technical documentation in parallel with product design & development, with less training. 
  • Create high-resolution, shaded renderings with a three dimensional appearance for presentations and brochures. 
  • Clear product documentation 
  • Create more life-like visuals and eliminate the need for physical prototypes in creating product marketing materials. 


Monday, 19 March 2018


Tool and Die making deals with Design of Dies and Tool Sets for Plastic/ Sheet-metal/ Casting/ Forging Components and  manufacture of stamping dies, plastics molds,  jigs and fixtures to be used in Manufacturing Sectors. Mold Tool & Die for Products are the easiest and cost-effective way of mass production of high quality items such as plastic, cast, stamped, formed, and forged Components.

SOLIDWORKS Solutions enable Mold Tool Designers & Die makers to easily incorporate design changes throughout the development process, right up to final manufacturing. SOLIDWORKS fully integrates product design, mold design, and validation in one package, saving time, reducing costs, accelerating the product development process, and increasing productivity. 

SOLIDWORKS offers dedicated solutions to all day to day challenges faced by Tool & die makers at every stages of their Development Process. Let us walk through few of the challenges and Solutions proposed by SOLIDWORKS for Tool & Die Industry.

  1. Creation of accurate mold geometry
  2. Innovative product designs to expand business.
  3. Eliminating Manufacturability issues
  4. Uninterrupted Communication for data import.
  5. Validate the Die design before manufacturing.
  6. Ensure design and manufacturing efficiency of Tool and Die Assemblies.
  7. Integration with CAM system for manufacturing.
  8. Ensure Customer delivery in time
  9. Deliver of Reliable molds with unmatched Quality.
  10. Immediate reflection of changes as per Customer Requirement.
  1. SOLIDWORKS Mold – handles Complex mold geometry including surfaces, large assemblies, complex drafts and fillets using Production Qualified Design Tools.
  2. Ability to design all aspects of Mold , Tool and Die using tools like Tooling Split & Configurations.
  3. DFM xpress tool Checks for Manufacturing Feasibility at the design stage itself.
  4. SOLIDWORKS can import multiple CAD formats and recognizes the features in a smarter way.
  5. SOLIDWORKS performs analysis like undercuts, draft and wall thickness as well as perform stress analysis and Plastic Flow in the molds.
  6. Interference Checks, updation of drawings views and BOMs ensure mold reliability, fit and function.
  7. SOLIDWORKS CAM aids in production of top Quality machining Supports for Tooling.
  8. Ease of use and powerful modeling capabilities to Quickly Produce Mold , Tool & die Designs based on the Customer Product.
  9. Inbuilt Checks that ensure mold reliability at every stages of Design & Development.
  10. SOLIDWORKS Solutions helps to modify the design and have all the drawings updated automatically.

I was attracted to SolidWorks because I felt that , using a feature-based parametric platform would be the most productive way to get my job done.”
John Kreutzberger
Owner – JK Mold Design


Tuesday, 13 March 2018

SOLIDWORKS Solutions for Industrial Equipment Industry

Industrial Equipment Design:
SOLIDWORKS integrated product development solutions cover the full range of modelling, simulation, and communication that machine builders need in order to accelerate time-to-market of new machines while reducing costs and ensuring greater safety and reliability. We cover all aspects of product development, offering tools that help you conceptualize, visualize, test, and document your 3D designs.

Challenges faced by Industrial Equipment Industry:
  • Developing derivative products in a cost effective manner.
  • Too much time spent creating, updating and managing engineering drawings.
  • Accurately machining parts without reworking 3D data
  • Aligning manufacturing and assembly with engineering intent
  • Information such as Bill of Materials and drawings must be synchronized
  • Fluctuations in raw material costs adds increased complexity to the bidding process.
  • BOM is automatically generated from design so purchasing list will be accurate.
  • Visualization and management of large assembly designs.

SOLIDWORKS Solutions Proposed :
  • SOLIDWORKS Design tools help ensure that the most complex of designs can be developed with the least amount of effort.
  • Interference checking reduces assembly problems and the need for prototypes.
  • SolidWorks Simulation tools help engineers to ensure that a device’s behaviour will be within design limits, reliable, and avoid thermal or stress-induced failures.
  • Assembly Modelling enables clients to represent and interact with large scale assemblies in real time.Portable data format which can be used to communicate product drawings, capability and aesthetics for company, customers and partners.
  • Ability to show the customer different configurations that support their assembly processes in real time.
  • BOM is automatically generated from design so purchasing list will be accurate.
  • 3D Content Central and Toolbox help save time by providing easy access to the latest 3D vendor components.

  • Greater ability to deliver quality and productivity to OEMS.
  • Design functional and manufacturing design at the same time.
  • Improved design communication and documentation.
  • Shortened prototyping and analysis time, reduced scrap and rework.
  • Shortened time to make design changes by 90%
  • Analysis conducted parallel with development work.
SOLIDWORKS Customer Testimonial:
“In 2D, we wouldn’t have known what we had until we built it. With SOLIDWORKS, we can show the customer different configurations that support their assembly processes.”
Bill Parmentier, Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer
RTS Wright Industries