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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DriveWorksXpress is a free design automation tool included in every license of SOLIDWORKS Nashville.

More and more companies are adopting design automation techniques to save time, reduce repetitive engineering tasks and minimise costly errors.

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When it comes to routing wires, we have two options at our disposal. We can manually route each wire with standard routing tools or we can utilize the SOLIDWORKS Nashville Electrical routing tools.

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For thermal heat transfer analysis, choose SOLIDWORKS Nashville Flow Simulation over the Thermal solver in Simulation Professional, Part 1 of 3 Conduction

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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Sketching in xDesign

Sketching is the foundation for creating 3D geometry in xDesign.

Many features require sketches as part of the base geometry, including the most fundamental features such as an “Extrude”, a “Revolve”, a “Sweep”, or a “Loft”.

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Manufacturers of medical devices and products are being called upon to find new  ways to help support homecare—proven to have better clinical  outcomes for many treatments and almost always preferred by patients.

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Oil pans require leak testing—a production step historically slowed by the relative large volume of each part.   Traditionally, filler blocks are incorporated into the test process in order to reduce the test volume making the leak test cycle both more accurate and relatively faster.

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Change is difficult but inevitable as technology creates new tools that streamline our design and engineering tasks. When adopting or migrating to a new ECAD tool there are a few key things to consider and prepare to make the transition as smooth as possible.
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