Friday, 16 October 2020
Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Have you ever wanted to check the real time dynamic movement of a part in your 3D assembly?
Look no further, SOLIDWORKS 2020 introduces a new capability which brings your part to LIFE.
SOLIDWORKS prior to 2020 had the capability to show the working of a subassembly in the main assembly. Now with the new enhancement we can now also show the working a part in an assembly.
Some of the practical examples include
· Hinges etc.
With the new enhancement you can massively increase efficiency in visualizing and validating assemblies with motion.
Thursday, 3 September 2020
Just imagine! What if you become the President of The United States of America? What if you could have a control on stopping the bullet train with 320kph within a second in some chances of critical situation? What if the UNO announces you to monitor the whole nations in the world? Very curious. Let we break it out. In 2013, SolidWorks has introduced one of the biggest assets to the management who handle large Designs.
We can also say it is one of the most welcome tool that meets our users and management’s expectation. The tool none other than is CAD ADMIN DASHBOARD.
CAD Admin Dashboard would have a collection of details about the process and operations that are carried out in the Design area with respect to the graphical data representations.
Let we have just three simple steps to attain the core capabilities of CAD Admin Dashboard and feel why the users sense this tool as an asset.
STEP 1 CAD Admin Dashboard shall be seen in Customer Portal which is inside SolidWorks website. To access this tool, the user must hold a SolidWorks Customer Portal account.
If You don’t have SolidWorks Customer Portal Account, please reach your VAR and hold an account asap. It is an added benefit tool.
STEP 3 Once you get Login. Go to References-> CAD Admin Dashboard.
Core Capabilities of CAD Admin Dashboard
Once you complete the above steps (1-3), you will be seeing the complete details of the CAD Admin Dashboard window.
The things which we get here is,
- Account Details Information
- Machine Details
- Lastly Updated Status
- Serial Numbers
- Service Pack details
- Actions Taken
- Performance of the Machine
- Session Details
Really interesting right? The complete set of details about the SolidWorks Licenses, recent service packs installed, last updated status with date and time and moreover the performance of the machine hardware memory level and graphics support details. As we seen above, the session details of each designer’s activity [login and logout date & time] shall be taken with graphical form. Once everything noticed, the user can export the required details in EXCEL format.
However, the complete actions which shown above should have a definite source of master key to fetch [observe/monitor] all these details and displays cumulatively in a single window. In other words, there should be some source working behind these scenes. Right? Yes, here is the key. To observe/ monitor the complete set of actions, the designers should,
Open SolidWorks-> Go to System Options-> General Tab-> Enable the check box “SOLIDWORKS CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM” option. This is the master key which helps to capture each and every process in the CAD Admin Dashboard.
On the whole, I would like to express everything in simple words. “Have the Things in your Hands”. Catch up soon next. Have a great day.
Tuesday, 28 July 2020
- Searching right version of the data among many file versions created by our team members.
- Finding missing references of data.
- Recreating the File/Folder structure.
- Maintaining Filenames/Folder names.
1. Search Toolbar – provides options like Run, Stop, Delete & Save searches.
2. Search Favorites – lists the frequently made searches and searches added to favorites list.
3. Searches – lists the different default and customized Search Cards based searches.
4. Search in Vaults – lists all the available vaults to make searches in multiple vaults at same time.
5. Search Form – Displays form of selected search card where we can provide search criteria.
6. Results – Lists the files and folders relevant to the search criteria we provided in search form.
7. Tabs – Shows file preview, data card, Version details, Bill of Materials, etc.
Friday, 24 July 2020
Traditionally, designer's use to modify the drawing template to insert custom property such as Description, Part No, Material, it’s a manual method. so, designers have to modify the custom property or metadata on each time, simultaneously BOM creation is also manual which increases a run time and errors in BOM table. It's also delayed the release of entire project.
Three ways to create a customized interface for property template.
- In the SOLIDWORKS software, on the Custom Properties tab in the Task Pane, click Create now.
- In the SOLIDWORKS software, on the SOLIDWORKS Resources tab of the Task Pane, click Property Tab Builder
- From the Windows Start menu, click All Programs > SOLIDWORKS version > SOLIDWORKS Tools > Property Tab Builder version.
To create the property tab, you will need to first create a new file inside of SOLIDWORKS. A new application window called the Property Tab Builder will pop up. In Property tab builder have three columns.
The left side column is a list of types of properties can be used. Mid column is what will be shown in SOLIDWORKS when the property tab is ready. The right column is the options/settings for each parameter.
List: List boxes present users with a list of predefined values that once selected will be stored.
Number: A number box accepts only number inputs to store as a property.
Checkbox: With a checkbox you can have the user select between two predefined values to place as a property.
Radio: Radio buttons allow you to define a selection of up to three predefined values that can be used to show or hide elements in the dialog.
By Assigning attributes to the properties. You will get final Property Box.
To Save the tab templates in the same location as the properties.txt file. You can create multiple templates for each document type. The file extension indicates the template type
➢ . PRTPRP for part
➢ . ASMPRP for assemblies
➢ . DRWPRP for drawings
➢ . WLDPRP for Weldments
This is done the same way you would for your custom templates. But instead you’ll select the “custom property files” in System Options > File locations.
You can see the applied properties in file property in below image.
Property Tab Builder lets you to create your specified properties in a single window and can be share it to all users so that properties can be applied by a single click, resulting in saving design time.