When injection molded parts have defects, it’s often the molder that takes the blame. However, the root cause of many defects is a poorly designed part. In fact, it is the part designer that has the greatest potential to improve part quality and reduce costs.

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Hi SOLIDWORKS Nashville Community! A while back we provided a tutorial series on designing a functioning geared heart pendant with a rotating message. In that series we showed you how to design the enclosure around a few existing gears using mostly essential and advance modeling features and we brought the pendant into the assembly environment to run through using basic and advanced mechanical mates.

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With the 2019 release, SOLIDWORKS Nashville PDM Professional is now able to support DWG and DXF file creation for sheet metal files requiring a flat pattern output using the Convert Task in PDM.

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Fixing “Wrong” Orientations

A question I get from time to time involves working with imported models that come in at with the “wrong” orientation. Often this occurs with models made in CAM, where the Y and Z axes are reversed from the typical CAD Y and Z definitions, but can also be for other reasons.

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If you have been following the blog you may know that we are preparing to renovate our training room and have been using SOLIDWORKS Nashville to assist with the task! Last time, I used 2019’s new Large Design Review to add components and mate them in place with magnetic mates functionality.

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Finding a replacement part can often be a hassle, even for the simplest of products.  Calling up customer service and trying to decipher exactly what widget you are attempting to order can be next to impossible without having the unique SKU or Part Number needed.

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Magnetic mates are used within SOLIDWORKS Nashville assemblies to easily configure and position assembly components. Through defining connection points and ground plane(s) – position components through drag and dropping one component within close proximity of another to snap the asset into position.

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SOLIDWORKS Nashville PCB combines the best in PCB design technology with an easy-to-use interface that links directly to SOLIDWORKS Nashville 3D CAD. Like other SOLIDWORKS Nashville products it’s easy to pick up but there are always more tricks you can learn to speed up your design process.

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