Friday, 29 April 2016

SOLIDWORKS Solutions for Furniture Industries

Consumers are looking for furniture that are multi-purpose and technology-driven products specifically to meet individual requirements quickly at low cost. This has made design an important aspect in furniture industries to provide innovative, quality products and services that represent preferred solutions to customer needs.
Challenges Faced in Furniture Industries
  • Increased design cycle time and time to market
  • Reusable/convertible and modular design
  • Interference detection
  • Product quality and performance
  • Over engineering and scarp reduction
  • Product visualization
How to address these challenges
  • Design cycle time and time to market can be reduced by design automation
  • Ergonomic design and Design interference check
  • Product quality and performance can be increased by identifying stress concentration zone.
  • Weight reduction and load carrying capacity determination
  • First time right design approach
  • Product visualization through photo-realistic rendered image 

  • SolidWorks Built-in intelligence accelerates your design process thereby reducing the design time and time to market, the intuitive 3D design puts your focus on innovation and to adapt new market trends
  • SolidWorks simplifies advanced surface design to create sophisticated and ergonomic design with complex shapes much easier
  • With SolidWorks Design Automation tools like Driveworksxpress and SolidWorks API, designers can improve performance and generate infinite variations of a model.
  • SolidWorks interference tools help you verify whether your designs will fit and assemble, further interference checking finds issues early in design, giving you more time to make cost efficient models.
  • Design optimization Tool suggests alternatives to offset the material cost and Optimizes design for size, weight and efficiency
  • SolidWorks Visualize enable you to create photo realistic renderings and animations right from the 3D CAD model that can be used to enhance proposals, presentations, and submissions  

Monday, 18 April 2016



SOLIDWORKS has launched a new Service pack update of SOLIDWORKS 2016. Check out, the all new SOLIDWORKS 2016 SP 3.0

Service Pack Highlights: 
    SOLIDWORKS 2016 SP 2.0 | EGS India
  • License Transfer Command Changed to Deactivate
  • Icon Color Options 
  • Interface Brightness Option 
  • Enhanced Icons in the Feature ManagerDesign Tree 

Visit the link below to explore the SP 2.0 release document.

Contact us for more info on what’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2016:

Wednesday, 6 April 2016


Special Purpose Machine (SPM) is widely used for special kind of operations, which are not economical on conventional machines. It is designed for getting higher accuracy at desired condition. A design engineer has to improve existing manufacturing technique by implanting new ideas like Special Purpose Machine (SPM). The company’s decision making is based on the motives of improving existing manufacturing processes which result in to major advantages like, reduced manufacturing lead time, tool profiling methods of processing and consistent results on a long run.

  • Unable to determine collision & interference between parts
  • Top down assembly modelling
  • To showcase physical working of machine
  • To create and validate mechanisms involved
  • Creating innovative concepts
  • Design collaboration of standard components like motor, linear guide ways, pulleys, power packs etc…
  • Design and validation of structural elements
  • Design communication and approval
These are few of the Technical challenges faced by the SPM sectors during their design process. Let us quickly have an overview on how Interference and collision detection plays major role in these sectors.

  • Interference Detection identifies interferences between components, and helps you to examine and evaluate those interferences.
  • Interference Detection is useful in complex assemblies, where it can be difficult to visually determine whether components interfere with each other.
  • SOLIDWORKS tools help you verify whether your designs will fit, assemble, and operate correctly before you assemble any parts. Interference checking finds issues early in design, giving you more time to make cost efficient fixtures.

 Interference Detection

  • Determine the interference between components.
  • Display the true volume of interference as a shaded volume.
  • Change the display settings of the interfering and non-interfering components to see the interference better.
  • Select to ignore interferences that you want to exclude such as press fits, interferences of threaded fasteners, and so on.
  • Option to include interferences between bodies within Multibody parts.
  • Option to treat a subassembly as a single component, so that interferences between the subassembly's components are not reported.
  • Distinguish between coincidence interferences and standard interferences

  • The software can detect collisions with the entire assembly or a selected group of components
  • You can find collisions for either the selected components or for all of the components in an assembly.
  • Collision Detection accelerates the design process, saving time and development costs, and increasing productivity.
 Collision Detection

  • Physical Dynamics is an option in Collision Detection that allows you to see the motion of assembly components in a realistic way
  • Dynamic Clearance Verification mode - Focused on ensuring clearance at all times
  • Interference or clearance checks in either 2D or 3D
  • Stop with audible warning when collision occurs when dragging/moving a component
  • Local or global checks within a design to find all interferences