Friday, 11 December 2015

Create Sheet Metal Swept Flanges "Hole" in a better Way

One of the best sheet metal enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2016 is the ability to add Cut Features to a Swept Flange and have those features map correctly to the Flat Pattern. Although the Swept Flange tool is a wonderful part of the Sheet Metal toolset, I have had many users comment about how frustrated they were that they could add Cut and Hole Features to their Swept Flanges and see them in their formed views but the hole features were missing in their Flat Pattern when it was time to send the part out to the Punch Press or Laser Cutter!


SOLIDWORKS 2015 Sheet Metal Swept Flange Flat Pattern

Above is a Sheet Metal part created in SOLIDWORKS 2015, the part is made using a Swept Flange and two Cut features. You can see when the part is flattened the two Cut Features do not propagate to the Flat Pattern and disappear from the view, this would usually result in having to add the Cut Features to the Flat Pattern separately which results in a potential loss in accuracy and adding valuable time to the part design process.



SOLIDWORKS 2016 Sheet Metal Swept Flange Flat Pattern

In the SOLIDWORKS 2016 example above, you can see the same Swept Flange part but with both Cut Features being mapped correctly onto the Flat Pattern and not requiring any features to be added directly to the Flat Pattern. It is easy to see how anyone who uses the sheet metal Swept Flange often will take full advantage of this fantastic enhancement to make the creation of complex sheet metal parts quicker and easier than ever before.

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Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Watch Out a New Tool in SOLIDWORKS 2016

To ensure greater accuracy for digital simulation or to produce a 3D printed prototype, it’s often necessary to model the physical threads on shafts and holes, among many other features.

To create a thread in previous versions of SOLIDWORKS, we had to manually create a profile and a helix for creating a swept cut. This process has now been automated with a new Thread tool in SOLIDWORKS 2016. The new Thread tool allow us to create helical threads on cylindrical faces using profile sketches. Now, this feature is very flexible, allowing us to specify the start thread location, an offset, end conditions, the type, size, diameter, pitch and rotation angle, and even choose options like right-hand or left-hand thread.

We can also create our own custom thread profiles like weldment profile. SOLIDWORKS allow us to store our custom thread profile as a library feature. The default location where these are saved can be modified at Tools > Options > System Options > File Locations. Select Thread Profiles from the Show Folders for pull-down menu.


Creating a cut Thread

Click Insert > Features > Thread














In the Thread Property Manager,
  1. Under Specification,we can select any type of thread profiles here its metric die.
  2. Set the Size to M6x1.0.
  3. Check Offset under Thread Location.
  4. Set the Offset Distance to 1.00mm and clicked the Reverse Direction button.
  5. Check Maintain Thread Length under End Condition. Note that when you do this the thread       profile updates from 10 to 11 millimeters in length.
  6. Click OK




















Thread is now created and we are ready to move on with designing our part. This new Thread tool in SOLIDWORKS 2016 is a great time saver and we can quickly create all the accuracy and detail we need, while staying focused on design.

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Friday, 25 September 2015

OPTIMISING AIR FLOW INSIDE A LIVING ROOM



Living Environment System
A living system should maintain and balance the optimum room temperature. Heat balance in a living room is very important from the energy consumption perspective to influence the essential temperature parameters. The purpose of an air conditioner is to maintain a comfortable indoor environment. The comfort system is usually determined by a combination of three factors:
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Air distribution
Air Conditioning Purpose:
For this reason the main purpose of air conditioners are to:
  • Control room temperatures (cooling/heating)
  • Control room humidity levels (drying, humidifying)
  • Optimise air flow (circulation, distribution)
  • Clean Air (filtration)
Introducing HVAC Flow Simulation:
HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) is an integrated module inside SolidWorks Flow Simulation. Managing the airflow within a large scale environment is a key to ensure the optimum temperature is maintained for the largest number of people possible. The HVAC design module present inside SolidWorks Flow Simulation gives the user with great tools to tackle the tough challenges in design efficient cooling systems for people and large scale environments. The HVAC Module not only simulates the airflow in the environment but also for the products within the environment. With the enhanced tools designers can now analyse products considering more real world behaviours.


The objective to design any living room is to provide comfortness for the people inside a living room. HVAC module provides specific tools to support the user to design air conditioning or large scale cooling equipment with ease of use. The effectiveness of environment control is measured by the human comfort parameters. The following are the comfort parameters:
  • Predicted Mean Vote (PMV)
  • Predicted Percent Dissatisfied (PPD)
  • Operative Temperature (K)
  • Draft Temperature (K)
  • Air Diffusion Performance Index (ADPI)
  • Local Air Quality Index (LAQI) for fluids
  • Contaminant Removal Effectiveness (CRE) for fluids
  • Flow Angle

The impact of the thermal radiation from the sun towards the environments seems to be more complicated and also requires cooling effects. The engineering database inside the SolidWorks Flow Simulation includes wide range of building materials & fans. The material database provides the user to select materials to perform thermal analysis in a quicker and efficient manner. This helps the user to understand the impact of material choices for radiation modelling in HVAC module.

Benefits:
  • HVAC helps design engineers to quickly and accurately model complex air conditioning and cooling systems for thermal analysis.
  • Provides the exact visualisation of the air flow inside a room.
  • Helps to find the temperature distribution along the areas present inside the room.
  • Easy use of industry specific tools enables the HVAC designer for better productivity and perform enhanced simulation for working and living conditions.








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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

MySolidWorks Professional Promotion Ending Soon

MySolidWorks Professional adds tremendous value to thousands of SOLIDWORKS subscription customers worldwide with access to over 500 online training videos and SOLIDWORKS certification prep courses introducing new skills to help you become more productive.
In addition to the existing training content, such as SOLIDWORKS Essentials, Advanced Part Modeling, Assembly Modeling, Electrical Design or Sheet Metal Design, we’ve recently added a few new topic areas including Simulation, Model-Based Definition (MBD), Enterprise PDM and Industrial Designer. Here is just a sample of the new training sessions you can take advantage of through MySolidWorks Professional:
SOLIDWORKS Simulation – Discover the SOLIDWORKS Simulation product suite.
SOLIDWORKS MDB – This module is a SOLIDWORKS MBD overview. It covers the process of defining a model in 3D, capturing 3D Views and publishing a 3D PDF and eDrawings file.
EPDM – An overview of the Enterprise PDM data management solution and functionality.

SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer – Review these lessons to learn how to use 3DEXPERIENCE Platform tools.
SOLIDWORKS Certification Prep Courses – Review these sessions to prepare for the CSWA, CSWP and CSWE exams.
MySolidWorks Professional is available at no cost to our subscription paying customers until the end of October. So take advantage of this offer and start accessing 500+ online training sessions. Contact your reseller today to learn more about how to get access to MySolidWorks Professional.
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Sunday, 13 September 2015

SOLIDWORKS 2016

MAKE GREAT DESIGN HAPPEN

SOLIDWORKS is about to release a new version of its flagship product in terms of innovation and improved functionalities with the roll-out of SOLIDWORKS 2016 by September 22, 2015. Solidworks 2016 comes with all the exciting new features and enhancements that are eagerly awaited by the customers.

With SolidWorks 2016, user can focus on design and not anymore on software. This trustable & innovative solution chosen by millions of users worldwide has brought new features and enhancements for creating your innovative designs in an easier and faster way than ever before.

CAD plays its vital role not only in design and development cycle, but also these CAD data can be leveraged to support the entire organization in achieving both technical and business goals.



EGS India offers

“THE GRAND SOLIDWORKS 2016 LAUNCH EVENT- INNOVATION DAY 2016” to personally show you, all of the enhanced features in SOLIDWORKS 2016.
We are glad to invite you for the Innovation Day 2016 on "Make Great Design Happen" to be held on 7th October - Wednesday at Hotel Hilton, Guindy.  
At SOLIDWORKS 2016 launch event, you can
  • Engage with experts to taste the power of SOLIDWORKS in empowering innovation
  • Explore the new functionality and brand new user interface of SOLIDWORKS 2016
  • Enrich your insight into the industry-specific tools that address your unique needs
  • Exchange tips & tricks with peers from your local SOLIDWORKS community
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Friday, 4 September 2015

Latest Trends In CAD Industries


3D PRINTING
Since the evolution of 3d printing technology, creation of complex models have become an easy task for many industries. It is now possible to print and create various sizes from an eagle's beak to a dream car. Solidworks offers 3D Printing solutions , so that we can bring our ideas to life as 3D printed prototypes , just like the way we print documents in our office printer.

Solidworks can also output .STL and AMF Formats that provide more information about the model being printed. No post-processing is required to define data such as the position of your model relative to the selected 3D printer, orientation, color, materials, etc.


MOBILE ACCESS - CAD
Mobile access - CAD is a new emerging trend that reflects the mobile application technology and impact of seamless communication to handle 2D & 3D design data across your mobile devices anytime, anywhere.

Design on the go just got better with eDrawings mobile app. Solidworks eDrawings enables you, to take your designs to the next level of 2D and 3D collaboration with increased interactivity, including dynamic cross section views, measurements, markups and annotations, and the ability to share your design files via email.






WEB BASED DATA MANAGEMENT


Accessing the CAD / Non-CAD data over Web for various needs like Approval , state change within a department , Quick search and Model Preview has been a new trend of relief for suppliers/users staying outside the organisation or on a business trip.


Chaos Faced by Design Firms:
  • Design data security
  • Projects File organization and File Search
  • Handling outdated versions of design
Solidworks Enterprise PDM eradicates the above chaos and protects your valuable design assets through centralized file storage and electronic workflow. Enterprise PDM Web2 is a Web portal that lets users connect to an Enterprise PDM vault from most devices for data handling , viewing, searching and approval. Mobile version of Web2 comes handy for Smartphone users .

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Inside Mechanism of Internal Gear Pump

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation - “Durability Analysis for Random Vibration”

What is Random Vibration Fatigue?

  • Structures or Mechanical components are subjected to random form of loading.
  • Wind Loads, Wave Loads, Car engine operating on different moving roads are such examples.
  • Random loading changes over time.
  • Random vibration involves dynamic loading conditions.


Random Vibration Fatigue

  • Three methods to compute the expected damage ratio due to random loading Fatigue.
    •   Narrow Band Method
    •   Steinberg Method
    •   Wirsching Method
  • Loading and response are random processes
  • Frequency based fatigue is required for such loading conditions.
  • They use statistical measures for solutions.
  • Requires a Dynamic random vibration study run for Fatigue calculation.
  • New Fatigue study involves stress PSD(Power Spectral Density)

What are Dynamic Loads ?

  • Dynamic loads are classified to deterministic or non deterministic.
  • Deterministic loads defined are functions of time and predicted precisely.
  • They are harmonic, periodic or non periodic.
  • Non deterministic loads cannot be defined as functions of time.
X Axis -  Frequency(Hertz)
Y Axis -  PSD (Amplitude²/ Frequency)

Benefits for Fatigue Analysis

  • Calculates the Fatigue Strength Reduction Factor(Kf).
  • The calculation takes place when the corrected alternating stress is less than the endurance limit.

Advantages

  • Life will provide the Time for Fatigue Failure
  • Damage will provide the percentage of Life during the Random Vibration Loading conditions.








Tuesday, 30 June 2015

SOLIDWORKS SIMULATION - SUBMODELLING

Overview


St. Venant’s Principle

  • The stresses reasonably distant from an applied load on a boundary are not significantly altered if this load is changed to a Statically Equivalent Load. The distribution of stress and strain is altered only near the regions of load application
  • FEA Which Includes with a large number of parts, the new Submodeling feature allows you to improve the results at critical areas without having to rerun the analysis for the whole model. Refining the mesh for a selected portion of the model and rerunning the analysis only for the submodel saves computation time.

Key Benefits of Submodeling

  • Transfer of Complex Global Loads from the entire structure to Local Regions  to obtain Accurate Stress in a Local Region.
  • Enables to experiment with Different Designs for the Region of Interest by refining mesh on the particular part
  • Rerunning the analysis only for the submodel saves computation time


Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Improve your product performance, quality and reduce your prototyping costs

What is SolidWorks  Simulation?
SolidWorks Simulation virtually tests the product designs in real time conditions before manufacturing. With Simulation, designers and engineers can develop new concepts and innovate with design insights



Why SolidWorks Simulation?
SolidWorks Simulation helps the design engineers to validate for extreme loading conditions and various classes of materials in the real time conditions . It performs complex part and assembly problems within integrated SolidWorks environment.
The tool helps the designers to make the decision for their exact product requirement. Designers can concentrate on various factors like Stress, Strain, Displacement, Factor of Safety and Temperature Distribution to obtain the optimised product design. This tool will also validate for non linear and dynamic problems and vibration effects on the designs.



















Benefits of SolidWorks Simulation
  • Reduce prototyping costs
  • Easily tackle the design changes
  • Can tackle warranty issues
  • Can effectively give the optimised design.
  • Improve their product quality and performance.






Thursday, 14 May 2015

HVAC using SolidWorks Flow Simulation


What is HVAC?
HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. The purpose of HVAC system is to control the Temperature and Moisture of air. Air Handling Units (AHUs) used to cool, heat, humidify, dehumidify, filters and ventilate the air before it distributes to different areas of a building.

Why SolidWorks Flow Simulation HVAC?
HVAC System designer can efficiently and easily evaluate and optimize HVAC Systems with CAD embedded CFD, augmented with the HVAC application module. Designer can ensure Thermal Performance and design Quality at the start and avoid costly rework later on.




How SolidWorks Flow Simulation HVAC helps designer?
  • Human Comfort Factors - calculate eight comfort parameters (including 'Predicted Mean Vote' [PMV] and 'Predicted Percent Dissatisfied' [PPD]) to measure thermal comfort and identify potential problem areas
  • Advanced Radiation - model absorption of radiation in solid bodies and definition of the radiation spectrum for a more accurate radiation simulation
  • Tracer Study - analyze the flow of a certain admixture (Tracer) in the existing carrier fluid
  • Enriched Engineering Database - Wide range of building materials and fans to run thermal analysis quickly and efficiently


Applications




Benefits of SolidWorks HVAC Simulation
  • Improve HVAC System Performance
  • Maintain Thermal Comfort conditions
  • Maintain optimum Air Quality
  • Reduce Energy usage
  • Reduce Maintenance Cost
  • Remove moisture contents
  • Reduce Testing Cost
For more info mail us @ lakshmipriya@egs.co.in