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MOVEin3D

For those in the community who are also designers, Dassault Systemes has a new contest entitled “MOVEin3D – A 3D Print Oriented Design Contest.”  You can win an iPad mini!!  All you have to do is  submit an original 3D creation that includes at least several mechanically independent, but not separable, parts.   Real, original, funny, or mind-struggling creations are preferred.  Your object must be 3D-printable and meet the requirements of today’s 3D printers.

To learn more go here:  http://www.3dvia.com/madein3d

Check it out, and let me know if you win!

 

Dominick D. Gallegos

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Cardiovascular Systems Inc. and SolidWorks Composer

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Vascular disease has become a major health problem for more than 17 million people. Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI), is revolutionizing the treatment of vascular disease through the development of a disposable, diamond-coated catheter-based device…Read More

SolidWorks Composer in the Pump Industry

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I just talked with a SolidWorks Composer customer with a pump, pipe, and valve company. He is a service manager who needs to create and conduct training with hundreds of reseller field service members who directly support their end users and bear their…Read More

TodCast #8: Using Merge and Explode to Simulate Flex

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Parts aren’t always designed to be rigid. The challenge is that when you design parts to flex, it can be difficult to show. In his latest “TodCast”, our 3DVIA Composer technical guru Tod Cruikshank offers a few handy tips and tricks for using Merge and Explode commands to animate the appearance of part flexibility.

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The Inagural 3DVIA Composer User Group!

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We’re proud to announce that the first ever 3DVIA Composer User Group meeting was an astounding success!

Braving the cold and snow of the Minnesota winter, a broad mix of CAD engineers, engineering managers, and technical writers gathered in Minneapolis to share ideas and become more productive using 3DVIA Composer.

The day’s speaker roster included 3DVIA’s own Tod Cruikshank (the famed creator of the “TodCast”), who presented a collection of tips and tricks for streamlining content creation in 3DVIA Composer. Also speaking were Earl Hasz from SolidWorks and Mat Sauer of MTS Systems Corp.

It’s good to point out that this event was purely focused on sharing information to help make users more productive – and not trying to sell (software, timeshare, used cars, etc)...

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NEW LOOK!

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After a few years, it’s time to do a little house cleaning — a facelift of sorts, really. Let us know what you think of the new look?

(And new videos coming VERY soon, I promise! Just had to fix a few things on the site, and all is working well now.)

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3DVIA Composer and Spare Parts Catalogs

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Another great video from DSRussiaPS.

It shows the customization capabilities of the 3DVIA Composer product line, using 3DVIA Enterprise Sync, the power of XML, and the 3DVIA Composer Player, all wrapped into a very interesting application to create, organize, publish, and deliver web-based 3D interactive part catalogs. It’s a very nice demonstration!

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3DVIA — 2009 Year in Review

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We’ve been busy this past year. Check it out. More great things to come in 2010!!

PS: one slight correction @ 1:18… we not only released 3DVIA Composer V6R2010, but also V6R2010x. These were two major releases packed with amazing new capabilities. (More on that later!)

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Cool 3DVIA Composer demo video

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Thanks to DSRussiaPS on YouTube for this demo video. And a pretty funky audio track too.

At around 1:36, there is a “technical illustration-looking” view that is created, with cables in red. I don’t have the exact same demo file, but I offer a suggestion to anybody watching it. Instead of using silhouette mode on the exterior/frame components — which makes the parts see-through — I would make the parts white in color and set their appearnce to “Flat Technical”. Then I would elevate the priority of the red cables to +1.  It gives a better sense of depth and location context, with the added benefit that you can show a colored background (since the parts are not see-through). It creates the following effect:

Sihouette Mode

 

Flat Technical Mode w/Priority Setting

And for you users of 3DVIA...

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Modeled in SolidWorks, animated in 3DVIA Composer, composited in After Effects

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What do you think? I can’t take credit for this “Bionicle Assembly” — it was uploaded yesterday to YouTube by dzigner09.

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COE “Ask the Experts”

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Ask the expert

Hi everyone!

Just a short announcement that Tod will be hosting Part 2 of his “Ask the Experts” webinar series. He’s going to get into some nifty advanced animation techniques — so whether you’re a newbie looking for more horsepower, a seasoned pro who wants a refresher, or just generally interested in taking a look at 3DVIA Composer, please sign up and attend.

Presentation is TODAY, July 14th @ 11:00 am Eastern time, and free for all COE members!

Here’s the link to the registration page. Enjoy!

(If you missed Part 1, no worries… they keep an archive of previous sessions.)

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Let your voice be heard!

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For many of us, today is the first day back from the holidays. To start the New Year, we have implemented a personal blogging tool in our 3DMojo forum. Now you can write your very own blog, and we’d like to hear about your daily, weekly, or monthly thoughts about all things 3D.

So head over to our 3DMojo forum, and start blogging! Tell us how you’re using 3DVIA Composer, or about how you are using 3D data in your current job, or heck, feel free to write about your pet gerbil! The more people participate and share their thoughts, ideas, and suggestions, the more everyone can benefit from our growing 3DMojo community.

All the best for 2009!

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