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Defining Dimensions in xDesign

As we’ve seen, one way to define the size and relationships between sketch objects is through constraints, which allows them to be adjusted in specific ways, depending on how the geometry is updated.

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For thermal heat transfer analysis, choose SOLIDWORKS Nashville Flow Simulation over the Thermal solver in Simulation Professional, Part 3 of 3 Meshing

With the exception of very few scenarios, when considering a thermal analysis solver for SOLIDWORKS Nashville, you should choose to use Flow Simulation, which is a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code.

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Designing mechanical objects can be tricky, there is a lot of planning and calculations needed to make it work the way you anticipated. SOLIDWORKS Nashville Assembly is a beautiful tool which allows you to be able build you designs and test them out.

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Sketch Entity Relations in xDesign

Here, we have a sketch in xDesign that doesn’t have any dimensions added.

This sketch is intended to create a mount for a vertical rod, which would be revolved around the left edge to create the 3D geometry.

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SOLIDWORKS Nashville Visualize Professional has some great tools for going beyond plain static renders. You can create custom animations within Visualize using the keyframe-based Timeline. As of 2017 version, you can also export Animations and Motion Studies created in SOLIDWORKS Nashville directly into the Visualize timeline! This blog and companion YouTube video cover this process and key considerations.

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For thermal heat transfer analysis, choose SOLIDWORKS Nashville Flow Simulation over the Thermal solver in Simulation Professional, Part 2 of 3 Conjugate Heat Transfer

With the exception of very few scenarios, when considering a thermal analysis solver for SOLIDWORKS Nashville, you should choose to use Flow Simulation, which is a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code.

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Sink marks are a common defect, in plastic injection molding, that are costly to fix, frustrating and not very pleasing! Reducing sink marks early in the design process using SOLIDWORKS Nashville Plastics achieves a better finished part.

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Sketch Entities in xDesign

Now, we’re ready to start sketching.

The four main sketch entity types used in sketches are shown on the action bar, which are lines, rectangles, arcs, and circles.

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Since the first industrial revolution, design and manufacturing methods have rapidly evolved to make it faster, cheaper, and more precise. Today, the 4th industrial revolution, or Engineering 4.0 as we are calling it has caused a major leap forward in this evolution.

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