When it comes to creating projects in SOLIDWORKS Nashville, the main goal is to spend as much time as possible on what is important, the design itself. Nobody wants to be stuck wasting unnecessary amounts of time on tasks like recreating file templates over and over.

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Author: Chris Briand, CSWE, Javelin Technologies

One of the most common practices we run across while discussing weldment functionality with clients is the use of ‘Modeled Welds’ which are additional Solid Bodies that exist in the weldment file to represent the physical mass where a weld would exist — generally in a shape that the fillet bead tool cannot be applied, as shown in the example below:

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Before starting with the main issue of the article, let’s review how the sheet metal thickness works when dealing with multi body parts.

When you create a sheet metal part, you have one Sheet-Metal feature (Part Thickness) and as many Sheet-Metal# (Body Thickness) features as sheet metal bodies.

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Get ready to amaze your customers with beautiful photorealistic visualizations of your parts or products before the prototype is even built! SOLIDWORKS Nashville Visualize leverages industry-leading rendering capabilities and an easy to use interface to create professional, photo-quality images, animations and other 3D content quickly and easily.

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Football: Just in time for the Super Bowl, we got this model ready to go with no deflategate controversy here.

This fun multi-body model has some uncommon but powerful features included.

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In this article I would like to highlight some influencing factors when dealing with the new Topology Study in SOLIDWORKS Nashville 2018 (as part of Simulation Professional).

Let’s have a look at the example of a girder loaded with a distributed force on the top and fixtures at the chamfered corners:

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by Alex Campbell-Brunton, SOLIDWORKS Nashville Technical Consultant

SOLIDWORKS Nashville Routing is an add-in that allows you to completely automate the process of routing pipework, tubing or even cabling, saving you many hours of modelling against traditional methods.

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When you previously tried to mate components with two holes, and the holes are not the same distance apart, then you would end up with a mate error. Because the second hole could not be defined concentric.

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