Wednesday, February 25, 2009
How many of you have seen or use “Shape” feature in Solidworks? This feature allows Solidworks creates a deformed surface on a model by expanding, constraining, and tightening the selected surface. A deformed surface is flexible, much like a membrane. It can be expanded, constrained, and tightened using the sliders on the Controls tab in the Shape Feature dialog box.
Change to control tab and move the slider to see the effect with the instant preview.
By using features repeatedly, I'd created an 3D model of dice and later rendered with PhotoView 360.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009
During the second day of SolidWorks World’s General Session, Jon Hirschtick had introduced the “Touch of 3D” Technology to all the participants. It shown that this is an experimental project involves Microsoft Surface, IdentityMine and SolidWorks.
The Microsoft Surface table uses 5 infrared cameras to track user’s fingertips and the camera array will track up to 100 different contacts. This is very exciting to see, and it is easy to visualize the many uses for this technology, such as working collaboratively and design presentation and reviews.
Imagine one day, we will able to design through our fingertips with SolidWorks .……
click on this link to download this freeware. http://www.cooliris.com/
I have included the link to download this fantastic freeware....well, all i hope is .........you enjoy this tool. COOL......iris.....good night!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
You will not believe, there are many interesting products has been designed through SolidWorks and all of them were so innovative, excellent and nice!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I searched online & found that there was a customer sharing their success story in SolidWorks World's Tuesday General Session. According Matt Dunbar, Senior Cad Designer for New Balance; they use SolidWorks and 3D Printing in their iterative design process for the shoe sole. They run approximately 100 3D prints per month. Their sole shoe files generally run around 1300 features, but they have models that contain as many as 1800 features!!! Wow! 1800 features, in one single part!!! Absolutely amazing!
Sole design in progress
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Optimus Prime in Transformer movie….. “COOL MAN”…..
I was so excited when SolidWorks invite a certified customer highlight presentation from MEGA Brand, INC.
I was surprised to learn how much MEGA Design engineer fully utilize SolidWorks in their product development. This process all started when the team was presented with a request from marketing to create a new toy to fulfill the need in the product line. After initial sketches, the team begins with modeling different ideas in SolidWorks using the same design process. After a few ideas are modeled up, they are then printed out using rapid prototyping. This process allows them to quickly evaluate differences design concepts and determine which design should be need for further refined.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Here’s some of the pics…
Pics from Lou Gallo. Great shots Lou.
The dark and mysterious entrance.
People love to stand in lines at Disney. This one was for about 80 buses to ship’em over to the park.
The guides were kind enough to tell us were to go to eat delectable piles of food piled upon tables through the different areas of the park
Here’s that tree closer up. It’s quite large don’t ya think. I wish there were tiny inhabitants popping out throwing things.Here’s a detail that looks drastically similar to John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’… I left quickly.
They had musicians being musical and dancing creature things. These guys were beating on stuff and it sounded DOPE. I could of hung out here all night but I was hungry.
Everest close up. I heard screams coming from within.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Sir Richard Branson is founder of the Virgin Group, consisting of more than 200 companies employing over 50,000 people in 30 countries, and recording more than $20 billion in 2006 revenues. An entrepreneur since the age of 17, Richard has built a variety of companies into global successes. From music and financial services to airlines and mobile telephony, the Virgin brand epitomizes innovation, exceptional customer service, and widespread customer loyalty. In the spirit of his own business activities, Richard started Virgin Unite, the not-for-profit entrepreneurial foundation that works together with business partners, non-profits, and Virgin Group employees on global environmental, educational, and health initiatives. Since 1985, Richard has also been involved in a number of world record-breaking attempts. Richard is married with two children."
- The space shutter is Air Launch not Ground Launch. (Air Launch means short rocket burn which minimize toxic emissions)
- Light Resilient Composite Construction.
- Rocket Propellants Benign and Controllable.
- Unique Wing Feathering Technology for a Carefree and Heatfree Re-entry (this design is based on badminton shuttlecock)
- Reuseable Vehicle
I personally like the animation video below as it shows the whole process of having a holiday in space. This video was showned on the 2nd Day of General Session of Solidworks World 2009. I had difficulty to search for this animation video but finally i found it at youtube and with Jason's help, i managed to convert these video files from youtube to MP4 and from MP4 to AVI. I hope that i am the first person who post this animation in solidworks related blog.
This successful REAL story is a combination of :
REMARKABLE MAN + REMARKABLE DESIGN + REMARKABLE EFFORT = SPACESHIP ONE.
i hope you will like this post.
You might wondered where is Jeff Ray? There are only 3 guys on stage. Not the white man! Definately not the Simo wrestler.........YES!!! the guy with red shirt who rides on the pink mini scooter is Dassault Systèmes Solidworks Corporation CEO, Jeff Ray. Unbelievable is it? Believe it!!
Is anyone of you missing me? Is anyone wanted to know what i did these few days?
Well, without asking too many questions from you that make you run away from this blog. Let me tell you where i have been these days.
I went to Orlando, Florida to attend Solidworks World 2009. Well, Orlando is quite far from Malaysia, it took us more than 30 hours to reach there, but i am going to bring all the information from Solidworks World 2009 to you without you to fly more than 30 hours to Orlando.....
This year Solidworks World 2009 held at Swan and Dolphin Hotel which are both within the area of Disneyland, Orlando. Below is the picture of Dolphin Hotel. Beautiful is it?
For you who want to know what is happen on the 1st, 2nd and final day general session please click on the link i attached.
1st day general session started with keynote from Dassault Systèmes Solidworks Corporation CEO, Jeff Ray and following by interview session with Sir Richard Branson. I will post another blog about Sir Richard Branson... but for you who want to know what Jeff Ray said in Solidworks World 2009, let check it out! (Click on the picture to play the general session video)