Friday, December 15, 2017

SOLIDWORKS 2017 SP5 Officially Launched

Configurations - Large Design Review Mark

In Large Design Review mode, you can use the Large Design Review mark to specify which configurations are accessible when you view a model. Users can access the configuration by storing the Display List graphics data.


A new option VONDC: von Mises [Directional Components] is added to the Stress Plot, Response Graph, and List Results PropertyManagers when viewing results from a Linear Dynamic – Harmonic study.

By selecting the new stress component option, the solver performs the von Mises stress calculations more accurately by taking into account the proper signs (positive or negative) of the six stress components.

There are certain limitations with post-processing of results from linear dynamic studies:

  • For all linear dynamic study types except Modal Time History:
    • Results for von Mises stress are listed inaccurately when obtained in the following way from the List Results PropertyManager: Under Advanced Options, you enable Range and select Element’s nodes, and under List Set, you select List principal, von Mises, and stress intensity. To get the correct von Mises results, select Nodes instead of selecting Element’s nodes.

  • For harmonic and random vibration studies:
    • The response graph plot for the resultant reaction force shows inaccurate results when first created. When you edit the same graph plot, the results are shown correctly.

  • With mixed mesh (beams, shells, and solids) and the Nodal von Mises stress only (Faster) option selected in Result Options:
    • For harmonic studies: The response graph plots for beam stresses do not show the correct values.
    • For all dynamic studies except harmonic: When you edit an existing response graph for beam stresses, the Result component list in the PropertyManager is blank for Y-axis. To view results, select the stress component.

System Options – Assemblies

When selected, the Optimise component placement when adding mates option places components in more logical positions on the screen and relative to other components when you create mates. To access this option, click Option > System Options > Assemblies.

When this option is cleared, one component in the new mate might be placed off screen or hidden behind or within other components.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

IME SOLIDWORKS Innovation Day 2018 – Save the Date

This coming October, we are going to have our 11th IME SOLIDWORKS Innovation Day (#IMESWID)!

IMESWID is a platform to gather not only SOLIDWORKS users but also industry’s thought leaders to share on the key trends that shape design and innovation fields.

As we are moving towards Industry 4.0, having a right tool helps us to design the next generation of product more efficiently. We aim to explore innovation and technology creativity with you through this event. 

Themed "Great Designs Get Built”, this year we will be showcasing some award-winning "Buatan Malaysia” products.
Join us and mingle with industry thought leaders and local entrepreneurs, let's continue to inspire and be inspired! 

For more event information, check out our event website here.

See you soon!

#IMESWID2018 #GreatDesignsGetBuilt

Thursday, August 10, 2017

JPDC Industry 4.0 Knowledge Sharing Session

Organised by JohorPetroleum Development Corporation Berhad (JPDC), the Industry 4.0 Knowledge Sharing Session took place on 24th July 2017 at Grand Blue Wave Hotel Johor Bahru.

The 3-hour talk aimed to explore how Industry 4.0 impacts the Oil & Gas industry (downstream & related industry). Approximately 60 stakeholders from TVET institutions, Johore government officer, agencies and PIPC (Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex) officers attended the event.

It is an honour to be invited by JPDC to collaborate and speak at this event about Virtual Asset Management for the Oil and Gas industry. 

To find out more, contact us at

Click HERE for event album.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Try CFD

This infographic shows how Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) helps engineers simulate air flow and heat under real world conditions.  

CFD helps making design simulation quicker and easier to use while still delivering a robust and highly accurate solution.

Read below to find out more how CFD helps engineers to design better:
To know more, do not miss out our event as below:

1. Event Name: Webinar: Accurate, Powerful & Integrated CFD Design Analysis

Date: 14th June 2017
Time: 11:00 am - 11:22 am

From this webinar you will learn: 
  • How to effectively Simulation designs with CFD analysis 
  • The positive impact Simulation can make if done early in the design cycle 
  • How to reduce costs and time-to-market
Don't miss out. Register HERE.

2. Event Name: Explore Flow Simulation - Simulation and Testing Workshop 

Date: 20th June 2017
Time: 09.00 am – 12.30pm

Cover topics as below:
  • Solve heat transfer challenges quickly 
  • Calculate cost-effectively with flow simulation
  • Save time and cost in difficult heat transfer problems
  • Finding effective solutions for new product development
Join us to further discuss and explore with other engineers from the same industry in a 4-hour-session that could change the way you design. Register HERE.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2017 Highlights & Tidbits | Part 3

It’s been a while since SOLIDWORKS World 2017. You might have missed the event, but these are some important highlights that we think you should not miss.

1. MySolidWorks 
MySolidWorks, the place where millions of users gather, has redefined how you can discover and experience SOLIDWORKS. It lets you:

a) Find support and resources across the SOLIDWORKS community to get access to technical content and answers to your questions.
b) Learn more with Online Training in a wide range of topics at your own pace.
c) Try SOLIDWORKS with the new SOLIDWORKS Online Product Trials available anytime, anywhere, on any device, with no install required.

2. What’s New 2018
Some preview of the great enhancements and new features coming in SOLIDWORKS 2018 later this year:

a) Sketching Enhancements
Mirror 3D Sketch Entities, Sketch Planes as Symmetry Reference, and Pen Sketching.

b) Assembly Enhancements
Assembly Visualization of SOLIDWORKS performance information, 12 Mouse Gestures, New Assembly Performance dialog, ALT key to hide surfaces during mate etc.

c) 3D Interconnect
3D Interconnect will support STEP, IGES, ACIS, JT and updating neutral files, preserve curves and sketches, and also to read custom properties.

d) Fabrication Enhancements
New Tab and Slot feature works in parts, multi-body parts and assemblies; SOLIDWORKS PDM bi-directional communication with drawing revision table.

e) Generative Design
New feature to create parts and integrate simulation easily.

For more detailed information on the new features, stay tuned.

3. Partner Pavilion & Product Showcase

With some 120 exhibitors, which included SOLIDWORKS solution partners and the user community, we got to see up close the amazing projects or newest SOLIDWORKS-inspired products that have been brought to life.

Here is a clip showing you some of those which caught our eyeballs:

a) Lightweight recumbent tricycle with exclusive folding mechanism;
b) Some impressive robotic products;
c) 3D-printed multi-layer circuit board with nanotechnology conductive and dielectric inks;
d) Freight Farm – self-contained hydroponic farms that fit into shipping containers; and
e) Race car simulators.

4. The official launching of Stratasys F123 Series Rapid Prototyping Solutions

During SWW2017, Stratasys unveiled a new professional Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) based F123 Series (F170, F270 and F370) rapid prototyping solutions.

The F123 series are designed to make professional SOLIDWORKS prototyping more accessible. SOLIDWORKS users can now build durable and accurate prototypes using a range of 3D printing materials with the new machines easily as the F123 series address the complete prototyping workflow, resulting in better products and shorter lead times.

Sin Yee
SWW2017 Reporter