From Napkin Sketch to 3D Printed Object! Last year, a client brought me a project he sketched out on a napkin for an event in which his daughter needed a costume. We worked together from his design idea, preferred colors and files to make a customized Ironman reactor harness. For the finish, my client used Read more about For Kids Only: Ironman Reactor 3D Printout[…]
Three Different Parts of the Delete Face Feature in Solidworks: The Three-headed Monster
- Delete Face, (*which leaves an open wound – turns it from a solid to a surface)
- Delete and “Patch”. For example, when using Delete and Patch in a radius situation (my go-to command) it takes the surrounding two surfaces that are being deleted (around the fillet) and extends these surfaces – trims, knits them and maintains the solid model integrity; turning them into a sharp corner. All-in-one command. (See Exhibit 1, right).
Back to life. Back to reality.
But back to reality or at least your version of it. But what can you actually make with your hands?
We need everyone. Welders, machinists, and designers – ones that know mechanics and have an eye for it. We need those who enjoy learning, and who have a keen eye. […]
As engineers, we all strive to carry out what inspired us while growing up. Whether it was playing in the sandbox with monster trucks paving a highway into corners with nothing but water, perhaps it was spending hours in the garage building a simple stepping stool with your dad, or better yet making a kit Read more about Become a Master of Something[…]
(A chronicle from a previous blog, inspired by my father Doug Werginz)
How do you get there from here? I ask this question quite often to myself and I am also asked the same question frequently by others. The answer is always a simple one……Dare to Dream. […]
After reading a recent blog from Engineering.com, titled: Siemens Solid Edge and the Six Big Trends in CAD that discussed the future of CAD implementation with engineering teams and those who are evaluating a new CAD platform, I found that the following order of the “not so new” CAD trends to be more like this: […]
Scale Details with Microsoft Windows Commands in Solidworks
Let’s just say for argument’s sake that you have a drawing with multiple sheets. On one of those drawing you have your standard 3 views with an isometric thrown in for good measure. Your running out of room and have a few, only 3 detail views that you have decided to put on another sheet. […]
Leveraging your existing 3D data to create work instructions and manuals.
This month I presented a brief talk to a customer on a few ways they can utilize existing data to improve upon and make their documentation processes more effective. Instead of waiting for engineers to finalize the product, I outlined ways they can use their current 3D CAD package […]
Reduce Overhead & Improve Efficiency using the Extend & Untrim Feature in SolidWorks
As a user, I often ask what little things can I do on a daily basis to improve short and long-term goals? Let’s list them out first to find helpful ways to meet the objectives:
- > Get this project complete.
- > Move onto the next project.
- > Reduce overhead (SolidWorks documents).
- > Make all things (me, my team) more efficient.