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Modal Frequency Response Analysis in Simcenter 3D : Part-2. Modal Frequency Response Analysis

Learn how to set up a Frequency Response Analysis in Simcenter 3D to assess a vibrating body's response and avoid system failure.

Maximize Your Markforged 3D Printer's Potential: Unlock Efficiency and Innovation

Maximize Your Markforged 3D Printer's Potential: Unlock Efficiency and Innovation

Solid Edge : Non-graphic parts in assemblies

Sharing with you how to create and place non-graphic parts in assemblies.

Teamcenter Access Manager to Restrict Group Access

The following example outlines a supported procedure using Teamcenter Access Manager to allow a group of users to access only specific documents that have been reviewed and released to production.

Modal Frequency Response Analysis in Simcenter 3D : Part-1. Modal Analysis

Modal analysis is a crucial step in understanding the natural frequencies and mode shapes of structures, providing valuable insights for design optimization. In this comprehensive tutorial, learn how to set up Modal Analysis in Siemens Simcenter 3D using a car bumper as the subject

Solid Edge Buckling Analysis

Calculating critical load by performing buckling analysis on a frame structure.

Nonlinear Plastic Analysis in NX/Simcenter Part 2

Checking the behaviour of sheet metal forming process is most significant aspect for Stamping Industries and crash analysis for Automotive Industries. Do you want to observe the behaviour of your component beyond the yield strength? Conducting a Nonlinear Plastic Analysis by considering geometric & contact nonlinearity and material nonlinearity is a straightforward process with Simcenter 3D.

Linear Study Simulation in Solid Edge Part 2

This video will showcase how to perform a Linear Static Study Simulation in Solid Edge 2023.

Nonlinear Plastic Analysis in NX/Simcenter

Checking the behavior of sheet metal forming process is most significant aspect for Stamping Industries and crash analysis for Automotive Industries.

How to Use the Steering Wheel in Solid Edge

In this blog we show users how to use the steering wheel to copy ordered and synchronous parts in the assembly.

Linear Study Simulation in Solid Edge - Part 1

This video will showcase how to perform a Linear Static Study Simulation in Solid Edge 2023.

Teamcenter 2-tier vs 4-tier

Teamcenter 2-tier vs 4-tier

Relationship Assistant Tool

Highlighting the Relationship Assistant tool which helps you constrain a sketch or profile.

Embrace the Future of Collaboration

In today's fast-paced and interconnected business world, efficient collaboration and streamlined workflows are paramount for success. For organizations relying on Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, selecting the right client is crucial.

Getting Started with Solid Edge Tech Pubs

This video provides you with the instructions to get set up with a free trial of Solid Edge Tech Pubs, while highlighting its features.

NX Now Stores PDF as Child of UGPart

As you move forward to the more recent release of NX / Teamcenter, you will encounter a change that may cause some confusion. This change was added in NX 1980, however you may not notice this until after we upgrade to a current release of NX /Teamcenter.NX will now store the exported PDF as a child to the UGPart source part.

Geometry Preparation for FEA Analysis in NX or Simcenter 3D

NX or Simcenter 3D pre/post provides a wide range of Geometry Preparation and Synchronous Modeling tools for geometry editing, allowing users to easily modify, repair, and optimize models for accurate simulation.

Solid Edge Tips and Tricks 2023

Our yearly edition of Solid Edge Tips and Tricks, click read more for parts 2 and 3.

Configuring Teamcenter 4-tier connections on a client

The 4-tier client connects to the Teamcenter web tier using HTTP protocol or Teamcenter client communication system (TCCS). HTTP was the standard initially, but then the TCCS protocol was created to increase security and combine the different communications channels with the web tier into a centralized network configuration.

Revolutionizing Product Development: Industrial 3D Printing for Rapid Market Entry and Customer Feedback

Industrial 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, has evolved beyond prototyping and small-batch production. With advances in technology, it's now feasible to use 3D printers for large-scale production, producing high-quality products at quantities sufficient for market entry.

How to perform motion simulation in NX

NX Motion Simulation is a CAE software application you can use to animate and analyze both kinematic and dynamic motion simulations in terms of critical design positions, forces, velocities, and accelerations.

2D to 3D in Solid Edge

Simple technique to turn 2D models to 3D in Solid Edge

Colored Section Cut Faces in SE2023

Reviewing the Colored Section Cut Faces in SE2023, updated for SE2023

Active Workspace & Active Folders in Teamcenter

In Active Workspace you may well have already discovered the many ways we can search or filter the data stored within Teamcenter. All the tools available in Active Workspace can be developed to suite your specific product data, as is the case for Active Folders.

New NX Sketch Solver

New NX Sketch Solver

The Markforged Advantage - Fiber Reinforcement , Simulation and Blacksmith Integration

In this month’s additive article we highlight the work Markforged has done to offer a complete engineering solution for 3d printing of high strength parts. From best-in-class strength, to digital simulation and quality control, companies looking to tackle industrial applications and get them right the first time now have a go to solution.

Ordered Sketch Regions in Solid Edge 2023

Using Ordered Sketch Regions in Solid Edge 2023

Workflow Template Filtering with Conditions

In the current and new releases of Teamcenter we will create and use CONDITIONS to manage the filtering of workflow templates. Conditions are powerful expressions which will qualify the use of workflow templates based on one or many different criteria we define. This method of filtering workflow templates provides much more flexibility and capabilities than the traditional tools we used previously.

Coming this quarter – BASF Ultrasint TPU on our HP JF 5200

In January we had the pleasure of spending time with the team at BASF reviewing the market potential of their powder for HP 3D printers. Following that we did some customer outreach and have determined that it is time to bring TPU to the Canadian market. It’s one thing to have samples on hand, but to truly drive adoption customers need to see their applications and see them quick. We’ll be ready this quarter to deliver demos and benchmarks at our Toronto showroom.

Design Optimization in Simcenter 3D

Reduce research time product development costs and product design risks, while learning how to design better faster.

How to Create a Custom Draft Template

How to Create a Custom Draft Template

What's New in Solid Edge 2022: Frame Enhancements

In this blog, users are introduced to the multiple frame enhancements added in Solid Edge 2022.

Sloshing Analysis using FloEFD

Sloshing Analysis using FloEFD

What's New in Solid Edge 2022: Assign Capture Fit

This blog introduces users to the new Assign Capture Fit command in Solid Edge 2022.

Designfusion Additive Manufacturing and Technical Center Grand Opening - Milford, Ohio

On June 3, 2022, we celebrated the official Grand Opening of our new Additive Manufacturing Showroom and Technical Center located in Milford, Ohio!

What's New in Solid Edge 2022: Family of Assemblies Parts List

This blog demonstrates the use of the new Family of Assemblies Parts List in Solid Edge 2022.

What's New in Solid Edge 2022: Assembly Suppression

This blog demonstrates the use of the enhanced suppression capabilities within assembly files in Solid Edge 2022.

Solid Edge Radiate Command

This blog introduces users to the new synchronous radiate command in Solid Edge 2022.

Solid Edge: A Baker's Dozen of Tips and Tricks (Part 3)

Solid Edge: A Baker's Dozen of Tips and Tricks Part 3

Solid Edge: A Baker's Dozen of Tips and Tricks (Part 2)

Solid Edge: A Baker's Dozen of Tips an Tricks (Part 2)

Solid Edge: A Baker's Dozen of Tips and Tricks (Part 1)

Solid Edge: A Baker's Dozen of Tips an Tricks (Part 1)

Start to Simulate - Simcenter Series

Start to Simulate Series - Simcenter

NX Tools for Convergent/ Facet bodies

NX Tools for Convergent/ Facet bodies

Tube and Port Milling in Solid Edge CAM Pro and NX CAM

This blog shows users how to easily machine tubes and ports using our manufacturing packages.

Additive Manufacturing Tools in Solid Edge

Additive Manufacturing Tools in Solid Edge

NX Mechanism Parting-Lines and Seal-offs

NX Advanced curve and surface features; showing Mechanism iso-cline technique and quick shut-off creation methods.

Solid Edge Design Manager

This blog show you how to manage a typical revision to an assembly, and associative draft files, using Design Manager

3D Design - Common Assembly Strategies for Additive Manufacturing

This video goes over a few simple but effective methods to assemble 3d printed parts. We cover a few key features in Solid Edge that makes assembling easy and also go over a dovetail joint.

3D printing electronics enclosures with HP Jet Fusion Technology

3D printing with HP Jet Fusion simplifies the process even further. There are zero supports required and assemblies can be printed in place. Common features we see are:

Implicit Modeling in NX

Implicit Modeling in NX

Solid Edge Technical Publications

If your company is struggling with the cost and time wasted on producing accurate technical documentation, perhaps it is time to look at Solid Edge Technical Publications.

Packing Density and Cost Per Part – The Impact of Mass Reduction

When 3D printing a powder bed technology (Jet Fusion, Selective Laser Sintering) one of the most important constraints to consider is the packing density of your build. Packing density refers to the percent of the build volume that is taken up by the printed parts themselves. Depending on your technology and application it is typical to see targets set at 6 – 12%.

Solid Edge Tips and Tricks (SEU)

Our annual Solid Edge Tips and Tricks presented at Solid Edge University 2021

NX Parting Lines Tips

NX Advanced curve and surface features; showing best-practice techniques to improve your mold parting-lines and run-offs.

Solid Edge University 2021 Links

Shared links from our Solid Edge University Event

3 Simple and Impactful Additive Design Considerations

Manufacturing aids are the perfect first applications to 3D print. We see companies typically saving +50% in cost, shavings days if not weeks off turnaround, and lightening their parts by moving off of metal or solid plastic to fiber reinforced composite parts.

Reverse Engineering from Images

Solid Edge’s new Subdivision modeling allows you to reverse engineer and part from images

Reverse engineering scanned data to create a helmet

In this video we go over the reverse engineering tools in Solid Edge 2021. We then go over some techniques on how to create a helmet from scanned data of a human head

Quick overview of NX technical data package

Quick overview of NX technical data package

Additive Manufacturing in Solid Edge 2021

This video goes over additive manufacturing using Solid Edge 2021. It shows how to prepare and validate your model before sending it for 3D printing so you can catch the errors beforehand. We also go over how to add 3D Printer materials to your library and browse for 3D printer services from online vendors.

Baker's Dozen of Solid Edge Trips and Ticks Part 2

Part 2 of our annual presentation of tips and tricks, gathered over the year from technical questions received from our customer base.

Baker’s Dozen of Solid Edge Tips and Tricks – Part 1

Part 1 of our annual presentation of tips and tricks, gathered over the year from technical questions received from our customer base.

Growing 3D printing in North America

Growing 3D printing in North America Through its novel partnership concept, designfusion is enabling companies like Stratagen3d of Kelowna, BC to start – and grow – its business

Using Solid Edge Advanced Simulation

Using Solid Edge Advanced Simulation

Using NX Join

This video demonstrates the NX join capability for users who often use fastener and welding in their design.

Some tips on working with Adjustable Assemblies.

Over the years I have supported numerous customers who have had issues with adjustable assemblies. Although they are often easy to create, editing and manipulating them can be confusing. In this blog article, I will point out a few tips for working with them, which I hope will make it easier to work with your own adjustable assemblies.

Using the Structure Designer Application

This video demonstrates the capabilities of structure designer application in NX1926

Design for Manufacturing

Design for manufacturing is the combination of two major sources of product implementation, design and the production process. In which both the design of a product should be simple and easy while in manufacturing, production cost should be less with a better quality product.

How to Create a Deformable Part in NX

How to Create a Deformable Part in NX

Using New Sketch Solver in NX1926

Overview of New Sketch Solver in NX1926

NEW Online Training

An overview of our NEW online self paced training

Solid Edge Webinars (French)

Solid Edge Webinaires

Using Product Template Studio

This video is to demonstrate a capability of product template studio with a real life example.

Using Markforged Eiger Software

How to determine where to add more strength by adding carbon fiber as reinforcement material.

Reverse Engineering in Solid Edge 2020

In this video we start with an STL file of a kettlebell and we reverse engineer it from scratch, going through every step in detail. This also covers surfacing techniques which aid in re-creating the kettlebell and achieving a solid design body

Markforged Eiger

Eiger is a cloud-based print management application, that allows you to designate and review printing solutions options. This application covers all Markforged product line.

Saving PDFs from Solid Edge

Communication between you and your colleagues, customers, contractors, and suppliers has always been crucial to your success. This is even more critical in this time of social distancing caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. One of the more universal ways of sharing documents is through PDF files. PDF format allows the sharing of 2D and 3D documents electronically. Plus, most computers already have a PDF reader, so anyone can view these documents. Furthermore, the PDF format supports both 2D PDF and 3D PDF documents, which is ideal for communicating CAD data. With Solid Edge, you can save assemblies, parts, sheet metal parts, and draft documents in the PDF format. In this blog article, I will review the steps on how to save your Solid Edge files into the PDF format.

Maximizing your NC investment with Designfusion's CAM Services

Siemens NX G-code driven simulation is an essential part of staying competitive in today’s market and maximizing your machine tool investments. Validating your G-code before transferring a program to a machine tool is crucial. This becomes even more critical when working with 5-axis machines and multitasking machines. NC program validation can save time and money while also making sure company assets are kept safe.

Surface Modeling In Solid Edge

An introduction on how to model parts with an organic shape using surface modeling. Here we make use of the Blue Surf command and how to manipulate the surface using Blue Dots

NX CAM G-Code Driven Simulation with a DMG Mori CTX Gamma

This video highlights the advanced G-code Driven Simulation integrated with NX for Manufacturing. The DMG Mori CTX Gamma 5-axis machine is easily programmed and the verified using actual G-code before the program is sent to the machine. This capability ensures costly mistakes such as collisions, over travels, setup errors, and more can prevented. G-code Simulation will enhance productivity, increase efficiency and reduce cycle times.

NX Webinars

As part our efforts to support our customers in these challenging times Designfusion is offering this free 5 part webinar series .The invitation is open to your whole company, new employees, casual users and people who have not previously had the time to pick up NX skills.

Solid Edge Webinars

Solid Edge Webinars

Our Response to the Covid_19 Pandemic

This article will walk you through how this special license can be used to allow you to work from home, using one of these options.

Integration between Solid Edge and SolidEdge CAM Pro

As some of you may already know, Solid Edge has its own manufacturing product called Solid Edge CAM Pro. Prior to ST10 we used NX CAM Express. In ST10, they renamed this to Solid Edge CAM Pro, to ensure that our customer base knew that this manufacturing package was for Solid Edge.

Analyzing your Current Designs for Printable Savings

There are a lot of people we talk to that are very excited about what additive manufacturing is doing to the world. The question that never seems to get asked is the most import. “How do WE get this into our company”. The first response is you have to acknowledge that what we do and how we do it today has rules that we have all accepted and just carry on every day like there are no limiting factors…but there are!

The Advantages of Print for Manufacture

Additive Manufacturing enables companies to achieve completely new levels of product performance, manufacturing effectiveness and business results.New software, hardware and material technologies have emerged to completely change the way the products are designed and manufactured.Additive manufacturing is one of the revolutionary technologies that can transform production operations and business models.

Topology Optimization

Accelerate your Product Development process and explore wider range of design options with NX’s Generative Design

Point Cloud in NX

In NX 1899 we can Reverse Engineer the scanned 3D point cloud data to convergent bodies using “Mesh from cloud” tool. A very handy and effective tool to work with organic and complex shapes in the additive manufacturing process.

A Baker’s Dozen of Tips and Tricks – Part 2

In this blog article, I will recap the second part of my annual Baker’s Dozen of Tips and Tricks, which was presented at recent Solid Edge Universities, in Toronto, Winnipeg and Red Deer. What follows is, the PowerPoint slides and links to videos showing what was demonstrated live, at the SEU events.

A Bakers Dozen of Tips and Tricks SE 2020 - Part 1

In this blog article, I will recap the first part of my annual Baker’s Dozen of Tips and Tricks, which was presented at recent Solid Edge Universities, in Toronto, Winnipeg and Red Deer. What follows is, the PowerPoint slides and links to videos showing what was demonstrated live, at the SEU events.

Generative Design Demo

This video covers the transition from a traditionally manufactured part to an additive manufactured part using Generative Design capabilities in Solid Edge.

Assembly Subtract Options

Assembly Subtract Options Video

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