Sunday, 21 February 2021

Improving the stability of the liquid container

 In our daily life we use different products like liquid sugarmolassesmilkwinejuiceswaterdiesel, cooking oil, petrol & LPG. The raw materials are extracted at one place and it is refined at another place and transported to different places by different means of transportation as shown below.


Fig: 1

When the load is distributed to the centre of the vehicle, at inertia of rest or inertia of motion the vehicle will be in stable condition. If the same load is at one end and sudden brake is applied, due to which there will be a miss balance in the vehicle as shown below.


Fig: 2 [With Out Baffles]

Liquid does not have any shape, it takes the shape of the container, in the case of high viscous fluid there will not be much effect on the walls of the container as the liquid does not move in the container due to high viscous force, but a less viscous liquid has the tendency to move in the container. When there are peak turns or sudden breaking or acceleration, the liquid pressure is applied on the walls of the container, due to that there will be a miss balance of the vehicle.

Fig: 3 [with Baffles]

One solution is by providing the baffles as shown in above figure. There is a splashing of the liquid due to peak turns or sudden breaking or acceleration, the baffles acts as a barrier. The water splashing in the container can be virtually created using the SolidWorks Flow Simulation with free surface flow, which works with VOF (Volume of Fluids), the fraction of water and air is been defined in the cell in VOF.

Fig: 4

We are going to design a liquid container without baffles as shown in Fig: 4 and with baffles as shown in Fig: 5. The movement of the fluid is given virtually, by defining the gravitational dependency effect in the Y-direction and Z- direction on the fluid as shown in the Fig: 6, the condition we had taken here is when there is an sudden acceleration in the vehicle.

                                                                               Fig: 5

With the dependency gravitational effect on the Y-direction and Z-direction, the blue portion is water in the domain as shown in Fig:4 and Fig:5 and by defining Initial conditions, Environmental Boundary condition and defined goals as shown in the Fig:7. 

Fig: 6 

Fig: 7

  We are going to compare how the liquid is moving in the container with the baffles and without baffles and the volume fraction of water.

In below Fig: 8 and Fig: 9 we can see how the liquid pressure is high at one end due to sudden acceleration of the vehicle in the container without baffles and how the liquid pressure is distributed throughout with baffles.


 Fig: 8 [Without Baffle]


Fig: 9 [With Baffles]

From the above images it is clear that due to the presence of baffles in the container, there is an even distribution, so that the vehicle can be in stable condition even when there is sudden acceleration or braking. The entire model is virtually done without any experimental setup and these are some of the capabilities of SolidWorks Flow Simulation.

                                                 THANK YOU FOR READING!



Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Accelerate your product innovation with cloud

 Stay informed and keep updated with cloud ,3DEXPERIENCE portal is the gateway for all of the product creation needs, offering access to an increasing suite of effortlessly collaborating solutions.

Here we'll see collaborative business innovator providing basic apps, helping users create dashboards and social networks, securely gathering and sharing data, connecting people, skills and knowledge at one location

Collaborative Business Innovator enables us to address the following needs, such as lack of collaboration due to the Scattered Team, difficulties in accessing design data securely, difficulties in employee engagement across departments, IT Administration & Organizational Information Control. Here are a few of the major applications used

Business Innovator role includes, but is not limited to, the following apps and services

• 3DDashboard – interactive workspaces

• 3DSwym – collaborative networking for teams

• 3DDrive – file management and exchange

• 3DSearch – semantic search

• 3DPlay – immersive 3D visualization

• Users Group – collaborate and share with groups of users

3D dashboard:

Develop your own interface and customize it to match your needs by inserting widgets and tabs to display topics of your interest, welcome members as readers, contributors and owners to your dashboard where read-only access is possible and contributors can edit widget content but cannot change the dashboard 's configuration or property or location or widget scale. Owner will edit the content of the dashboard and widget configuration, change the dashboard property and delete the dashboard.


It helps people to create shared communities, and it is a wide-ranging social media web organization by building team, mission, and department focused groups. You may add post here for publishing a material within a group.

We can add collaborative media in the community to share the video, 3D model and screen capture. We can also create tasks within the community and assign them to members, and the assignor can quickly change the status within the community such we can add ideas , questions and surveys within the 3D swym.

3D Drive

3D drive allows you to upload your files to the platform and share them securely with other members, allowing you to share them on the basis of permissions such as viewing, editing and sharing external links with non-platform users

With 3D drive synchronization, the file can be handled directly from the Windows Explorer.3D drive combined with solid works using a 3D adapter so you can access files directly from the solidworks task screen.

3D play

It's an online viewer used to preview files anywhere it helps you to interview 3D designers, take measurements and blast, build and download engineering data with the aid of 3D play so we will post a snapchat of concept feedback to 3D swym

Therefore, we can use the aid of Collaborative company innovator

Store and upload your SOLIDWORKS and other files safely from any device.

Visualise, explore and mark your SOLIDWORKS and other files in the web browser instantly.

Creating groups, assigning assignments and gathering information by posting, constant chatting and video calling.

Check all your info, and find in an instant what you need.

Track the company and use configurable dashboards to display real-time information.

Share unstructured, organized content through streams of operation

Keep updated with unified, automatic warnings 


Wednesday, 28 October 2020

De-Constructing Designs is not a Big Deal

 A 3D mesh is the structural build of a 3D model consisting of polygons. 3D meshes use reference points in X, Y and Z axes to define shapes with height, width and depth.

3D Mesh modelling is required for clients who need vector representation of irregular or organically shaped object.

Let’s see how we can deal such kind of scenarios in SolidWorks 3D CAD. In general, we handle mesh files (Extracted from 3D Scanning, Cloud Points) inside SolidWorks is the big deal for CAD users.

Every year SolidWorks team work for the users to benefit their productivity. In that order we are going to see how the latest enhancement tools helps in improving the accuracy of the day to day work in terms of mesh files.  

We can open Mesh Files directly in SolidWorks and can perform various editing options in the file. One such operation is creating surfaces from mesh bodies which is available from SolidWorks 2018 Version and now let’s see how we can create it.

Creating a Surface From Mesh Feature

The Surface from mesh tool helps us in creating surface and solids from an imported mesh object. (“.obj” , “.stl” , “.off ” , “.ply” , “.ply2” ,  “.3mf ”). 

The tool has the ability to pick the various faces with regular prismatic geometry from the mesh body and create a surface from it.

For eg: we are able to select either plane , sphere , cones or cylindrical surfaces individually.


1.Open a mesh file and import it as a Graphics body.

2.Under Mesh Modelling Tab > click >Surface from Mesh



3.Under the Facets, we can select the required type of surface that is to be created under the default icons.

Note: we can select a group of facets even in the graphics area to specify the surface areas that are to be created by using paint select Facets.

4.By holding the Left mouse button we can drag the pointer in the graphical area over the components faces to be created as surface.

Note: Areas that intersect within selection circle will be highlighted as shown in the image. (To deselect the unwanted faces hold ALT + Left mouse click)

5.We can also specify the extended distance of the surface created using Extend Surface Size option.

Note : The Extended surface will exactly fits with the surfaces selected.

6.Clicking  will add the Surface From Mesh feature in design tree.

On the whole, with help of SolidWorks 3D CAD, compact your design with Mesh Files that leads to increase in output accuracy with reduction of time and take your product to the market at the earliest.

Friday, 16 October 2020

It's time to join SOLIDWORKS Innovation 2021 LAUNCH


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It's time to join SOLIDWORKS Innovation Day as we unveil all new capabilities in SOLIDWORKS 2021 together with industry-leaders, leading engineers, designers, SOLIDWORKS experts and more.
Join us virtually and discover how SOLIDWORKS 2021 enhances the capabilities and workflows you use every day for design, documentation, data management and validation. 

Reserve your seat today:
• Learn more about enhancements and new workflows to improve productivity
• Test drive the expanded solutions that can shorten your time to market
• Engage with experts and learn about the new capabilities
• Exchange best practices with peers in your local SOLIDWORKS community  
You can attend the same event either on 20 October or 22 October, as per your availability and convenience.  
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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

· Springs

· Bellows

· Hinges etc.







With the new enhancement you can massively increase efficiency in visualizing and validating assemblies with motion.