You have probably had a situation in the past where the SOLIDWORKS Nashville Simulation solver has given an error message as shown below, about a model having insufficiently restrained degrees of freedom or having to check the model boundary conditions.

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What is the Contact Visualization Plot?

If you have not used the Contact Visualization Plot, then you should!
It is a useful tool that allows you to quickly and easily set-up large assemblies with lots of contact while avoiding common contact set-up errors.

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This is Part 2 of a 2 Part SOLIDWORKS Nashville Tutorial series on how to create a Wooden Toy Pram. To create the pram model in full you will need to complete part 1.

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This question came up during one of our classes regarding model orientation. The challenge was to orient a model normal to a face but not have the view orientation use default “Y” orientation for that face.

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Many of the latest generation test instruments perfected for other applications are already being used in global AV & EV manufacturing plants.

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The Challenge

As AV & EV technology rapidly advances, automotive design engineers are having to re-think automotive design. “Out of the box” thinking – literally and figuratively – is the order of the day if automotive vehicles – trucks, passenger vehicles, buses , taxis and more – no longer have to think first and foremost of enabling a human driver to see and navigate the road.

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The Challenge

Manufacturers want instrumentation designed to manage all their functional testing requirements. For high volume leak and functional testing they want instrumentation that simplifies integration with in-house networks. This includes integration to Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP).

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The Challenge

ISO 16949 quality assurance requirements, for a wide range of automotive parts such as solenoid valves, involve rigorous functional tests for engineering development, audit testing and production line testing.

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Shield: This model is created with all solid body features except for the eye geometry that was created with a surface. The surface features include a filled surface with a 3D constraint curve and a few offset surfaces.

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