Thursday, 31 May 2018


SOLIDWORKS MBD is an integrated drawing less manufacturing solution for SOLIDWORKS 3D design software. With SOLIDWORKS MBD, you can communicate product and manufacturing information (PMI) directly in 3D, bypassing time-consuming 2D processes, and eliminating potential problems. Companies embracing model-based definition methodologies report savings in multiple areas, including reductions in manufacturing errors, decrease in scrap and rework costs, and lower procurement costs for purchased parts.


3D view- It helps to capture convenient 3D views and correct orientation for PMI to display manufacturing operations. We can also create multiple 3D views with critical manufacturing details.

Dynamic Annotation- Automatically we can view all the dimensions and tolerance value of the model and it will be faded according to the view.

Size Dimensions- To add more information get the oriented view and capture data from 3D view, we can also capture display state configuration and other annotation.

Geometric Tolerance- Adding Tolerance relative to datum completes the PMI data for the model.

3D PDF Template- SOLIDWORKS has multiple template and those are customizable in the library.

Publish to 3D PDF- we can predefine the template format and all the views needed for the manufactures understanding.

  • Helping to streamline production, cut cycle time, reduce errors and comply with industry standards.
  • It guides the manufacturing process directly in 3D.
  • Present 3D data in a clean and structured fashion.
  • Output and distribute 3D data to an existing process.
  • Share, archive, and reuse intelligent 3D data.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.


Wednesday, 30 May 2018

SOLIDWORKS Solutions for Material Handling Industry

Material Handling Design

We Have been working with many Material Handling Equipment Design for optimize cost and weight challenges without compromising on integrity, safety and longevity of such heavy-duty mechanical systems.

Challenges faced by Material Handling Industry:

• Developing product design takes much time.
• Modification of design for different sizes is a tedious process.
• Stiffness and strength calculations of load bearing members.
• Factor of safety calculations for combination of loads involving self-weight, payload, wind-loads (for outdoor applications) among others.
• Natural frequency calculations for girders.
• Weight and Cost reduction strategies for load bearing members.
• Limit load analysis and buckling load factor calculations for full systems.
• Performance simulations of shipboard equipment’s subjected to shock and vibrations.

SOLIDWORKS Solutions Proposed:

• Make more design in shorter time using ease of tools.
• Design reuse and automation helps to make various modifications instead of creating it from scrap every time.
• Using simulation able to find out Stresses and Deflections in machine load bearing members.
• Fatigue Life prediction and Failure Mode estimation of load-bearing members and components.
• Optimization allows to reduce cost and weight parallel when you are making new designs.
• Find out failure modes of structural using frequency analysis.

• Kinematic analysis helps to ensure product reliability during design stage.
• Standard FEA analysis reports for maintain documentations.


• Cut equipment assembly time.
• Ensure fail-safe designs to address mission-critical requirements.
• Enhanced innovation through better visualization.
• Improved customer communications.
• Expanded throughput with concurrent design.
• Realized faster erection of equipment at site.

SOLIDWORKS Customer Testimonial:

“Applying modular design and SOLIDWORKS Pack and Go tools is the most productive approach to developing these types of systems. By using SOLIDWORKS, we could do it faster, drawing errors were drastically reduced, and the 3D environment made it easy to all.”

Mr. Satish N. Kudav 
Senior Manager-Engineering Products 


How Material Handling Equipment Manufacturers can improve Business opportunity through SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD?

Whatever the product we manufacture, it should meet customer requirements. An important aspect should consider in order winning is not only to meet the customer requirements but also providence in taking care about the product quality. A good service and consistent quality keeps on customer satisfaction and fulfilment to the releasing orders now and then. Therefore, to achieve these two things is a difficult and challenging task for every engineers and entrepreneurs in this Business World. So, let we see how SOLIDWORKS will help you to do the right things in a right place at a right time.

Common Challenges
  • To make Mechanical design more efficient 
  • Ready to bring own ideas into concept but reluctance to implement 
  • Back to back project failures leads to high material cost & wastage 
  • More number of Prototypes takes more time to complete the project 
  • Prototype Cost is too high 
  • Manufacturing lead time is more. Therefore, Return on Investment [ROI] will be delay 
  • Project Development Cost is high since no proper documents are maintained
Here the proposed solution by SOLIDWORKS are,
  • Is there a lot of 2D drawings in your table? No worry about it. SOLIDWORKS has a productivity tool that converts 2D sketches to direct 3D model within a matter of minutes. 
  • Any detections in Assembly such as interference, collision, hole misalignment etc can be easily identify and rectify within a design stage so that the number of Prototype can be reduce 
  • Detail drawings can create with 100% accurate dimensions so that communication barrier can be avoid between design and manufacture team 
  • Accurate Bill of Material [BOM] can generate automatically so there is no need of manual work and hence error can be radically eliminated 
  • Associativity: What are the changes done in part design, it will automatically change in Assembly as well as in Drawing. Therefore, Product development time is consumed 
  • Hardware items such as Motor, Gear boxes, different country standard Tool Box items like Nuts, Bolts, Screws, Washers etc can easily access within the SOLIDWORKS Design Library
  • Manufacturing feasibility can be check within the design stage by simply specify the Machine Input parameters such as Hole Depth to Diameter ratio, hole area % (for Machined Component) and Flange thickness to Bend radius ratio (for Sheetmetal Component)
  • Costing shall be done (for Machined, Sheet metal, Casting, 3D Printing, Plastic components) in a Design stage itself. So that a quick response to Quotation and estimation of finish project can achieve very fast and accurate. 
  • The product we manufacture should withstand different circumstances. Product validation can be done in design stage so that we can test and check how it will work on real time scenario. This what SOLIDWORKS helps in reduces no. of prototypes and its cost. 
  • Is your project over designed? Does 3HP motor should require to lift a Load of 1000N? or 2HP Motor is enough to lift same load? SOLIDWORKS enables the manufacturer to select exact Motor specification to their applying loads with the help of graphical charts. 


SOLIDWORKS Composer - Material Handling

SOLIDWORKS Composer helps streamline how you create your product communications. SOLIDWORKS Composer is associative, you can automatically update any changes you make to the CAD models in your technical communication deliverables.

Enhance product communication and marketing collateral:

With SOLIDWORKS Composer, you can quickly and easily create:
  • Detailed views
  • Exploded views
  • High-resolution images
  • Technical illustrations
  • Interactive animations
  • Interactive bills of materials and parts lists

Compete for more business:

Today, visuals are more important than ever:
  • Demonstrate products more effectively with interactive storyboards.
  • Create more lifelike visuals and eliminate the need for physical prototypes in creating product marketing materials.

Help reduce errors and ensure that deliverable get to market faster:
  • Start documentation earlier in the design process, and update it faster when design changes occur. 
  • Create interactive 3D content that can be viewed by anyone with the free SOLIDWORKS Composer Player. 
  • Add interactive graphics to training materials. 
  • Create high-resolution, shaded renderings with a three-dimensional appearance for presentations and brochures.
No CAD knowledge required:

Detailed training materials, in-depth help files, online tutorials, and user forums ensure that even non-technical staff can start publishing professional 3D visuals almost instantly.


Tuesday, 29 May 2018

SOLIDWORKS Visualize - A Virtual photo Studio

SOLIDWORKS Visualize is a virtual photo studio which enables you to create high resolution life like images, high definition animation videos, exterior and interior VR web content, one click 360 degree view of your design and also you can animate the rise and fall of sunlight over a specific timeframe so this will take product visualization to a whole new level, literally bringing your designs to life. SOLIDWORKS Visualize helps us to accelerate the approval process and deliver our products to the market faster than before.

  • High-resolution detailed images (JPEG, TIF, PNG, BMP)
  • Multiple configurations in seconds.
  • Interactive web content (VR and panoramas)
  • Captivating feature animations (MP4, FLV, MKV)
  • Turntable animations.
  • Interior and exterior Sun Studies.
  • Detailed animations from your SOLIDWORKS Motion Studies.
  • Eliminates the need for Physical Prototypes.
  • Improve internal design, engineering, and sales reviews.
  • Reduce the cost & time involved in making decisions earlier in the development process.
  • Create immersive VR content for viral consumer experiences.
  • Picture-perfect content allows you to stand out from the crowd and close more business.
  • Deliver photo-quality imagery and content to marketing teams much earlier to help create final marketing layouts.


Thursday, 17 May 2018


A PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER (PLC) is an industrial computer control system that continuously monitors the state of input devices and makes decisions based upon a custom program to control the state of output devices.
PLC management
1. Open the PLC manager.
Menu: Project > PLCs
2. Click on the Add PLC icon and select the PLC manufacturer part option.
PLC manager > Add PLC > PLC manufacturer part.
3. Allocate the requested part.

Input/Output management
  1. Select the PLC manager Inputs/Outputs command. PLC manager > Inputs/Outputs
  2. Select the Add several Inputs/Outputs command using the Digital PLC Input option in the Input/Output manager.
  3. Add 9 digital PLC inputs and 7 digital PLC outputs.

Associating Inputs/Outputs with PLC channels
  1. In the PLC manager, select the 9 Digital PLC inputs and click on the Associate icon.
  2. In the PLC manager, select the 9 Digital PLC inputs and click on the Select icon
  3. Repeat this operation for the Digital PLC outputs.
Editing the macro associated with the circuit
  1. Open the PLC drawing configuration.Menu: Project > Configurations > PLC drawing...
    Dockable panel > Contextual menu of Project: Configurations > PLC drawing configuration management.
  2. In the configuration management dialog box, open the properties of the configuration used in the project
  3. Go to the Circuits tab and in the Circuit type field select Digital PLC input.
  4. The macro is automatically added to the dockable panel, Documents tab.
  5. Unfold the macro in the dockable panel and open the document.
  6. In the contextual menu for the symbol, select the Symbol > Replace command and select a pressure sensor symbol.
Generating PLC drawings:
  1. Open the PLC manager
  2. Select the Generate drawings command.
  3. In the Book (s) / Folder(s) selection dialog box, select New folder and create the PLC folder.
  4. Solidworks is now creating the drawing for the PLC for 9 inputs and 7 outputs
  5. Select the folder.
  6. Adding the PLC in SOLIDWORKS Electrical is completed and drawing are generated.
  • Generate PLC drawings Automatically with the help of inbuilt macros
  • Generates your control drawing with appropriate components
  • Inbuilt manufacturer parts and PLC management tools saves time spend on control drawings
  • Associated with the Schematic with GOTO commands with synchronised workflow
  • Cross reference tools to audit PLC operations with Legends which eradicates errors


Business impact of data Management in Power & Process Industry

Product datamanagement (PDM) has to serve as a central knowledge repository for process and product history, and promotes integration & data exchange among all business users who interact with products — including project managers, engineers, sales people, buyers, and quality assurance teams. But its not happening in real-time environment.
Challenges faced in Power & process Industry:

A)Spending countless hours for the design approvals Engineering Change Orders (ECO)–more time to prepare and convey Engineering change notice (ECN) and getting approvals.
B)Has to maintain a whole Revision history of a design evolution,Errors of manual approaches to be captured and also Duplicate file creation has to stop.
C)Unable to collaborate with multiple location organizations
D)Difficult to deliver the right file, at right time to the right person
E) Difficult to Create, maintain, manipulate and store the Bill of Materials (BOM) data to support downstream operations.


A) By Automatic electronic workflow system in SolidWorks PDM,significantly reduce the time required for the design approvals of Engineering change orders (ECO).
B) SolidWorks PDM Track changes, maintain a whole revision history of a design’s evolution, and errors of manual approaches can be avoided and also helps to avoid creation of duplicate files .
C) SolidWorks PDM allows replicating the data from one location to another location without much effort.This global connectivity helps in reducing the time to market of product.
D) But with SolidWorks PDM, usingworkflow and transition action- data can assigned automatically to a right person at right time with notification
E) SolidWorks PDM software offers many tools which enables to handle BOM data more efficiently and also to export this data for the use in downstream applications.
  • Achieve Intelligent Process automation
  • Ability to Track Changes
  • Helps in Process integration
  • Smart BOM Management
  • Error free Change management
  • Enterprise Scalability for multiple Location access.