Over the past several releases Model Based Definition or MBD has been enhanced to include more functionality to cover more use cases. If you’re unfamiliar with MBD think of it as a 3D Drawing.

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Motion analysis is a tool to help us simulate and analyze the movement of the mechanism in the assembly. In the motion analysis, we can include the effect of various kind of element, such as forces, springs, dampers, and friction, etc.

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Hello to all,

Welcome to the new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Nashville Support Monthly News!  This monthly news blog is co-authored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Nashville Technical Support teams worldwide.

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Written by Kai Inge Midtgård Rokstad, MSc. Business Consultant – CAD / FEA / PLM

It can be challenging to adopt new tools and a new way of working, especially if you struggle to see the similarities and differences between the way you worked in the past and the way you might work in the future.

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Did you know that some sketch relationships can be added simply by selecting a shared point common to 2 sketch entities? While we are all familiar with selecting 2 lines to make them perpendicular to each other or selecting a line and an arc to make them tangent, we can accomplish the same thing by simply selecting the common point shared by both entities.

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In this blog we create and test a classic magic trick from my childhood – the square circle. The effect of the trick is simple and effective. The magician starts by showing the audience the outer “square” and confirms that it is empty.

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Ok, so I may have binge watched The Home Edit on Netflix recently and taken some inspiration from it. Among other things, the clear acrylic, perfectly labeled, bins that they use to organize on this show are absolutely beautiful (and practical, too, since you can see everything inside without having to pull the bin out), but there’s one problem that comes up consistently – the size of the bins doesn’t necessarily perfectly match the size of the space they need to fit into or the objects that need to fit inside.

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A consensus is building that perhaps the best approach will be to match the type of vehicle with the type of use. For example, battery EVs may be the best approach for city buyers to replace petrol cars.

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Topics Discussed in this Exceptional Design Update include:

  • Makers of Battery Operated Electric Vehicles (BEV) are always up against the extreme heat gain intrinsic to battery operation.  Without an effective electronics cooling technology of some type, battery life is short-lived.
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You’ve begun working with the 2D cabinet layout feature in SOLIDWORKS Nashville Electrical. Now you wonder, “Where do I get the part graphics to place in my 2D layout?”

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