Sometimes you need to be able to work freely. With TopSolid 7, this is not a problem. In this video you will see how to add a few standard connectors and then, more importantly how to create a custom hose to attach one connector to another.
Recently we had a customer ask us if we can handle multi-channel synchronous milling. In most cases this means milling on the same channel with two turrets. We discussed this internally and found that this is not only manageable, but it is also possible to take it to extreme levels. For example, one of our team members here decided to try it with 3 channels. And guess what? It works! And moreover, it was relatively easy to manage thanks to the power of TopSolid 7.
Check out the video below to see the simulation of 3 channel synchronous milling. It is, if nothing else…NATIVELY AWESOME!
In this getting started tutorial, you will be introduced to the Check, Clean and Simplify commands within TopSolid 7. Check will automatically check the integrity of your geometry. If it finds bad data, it will isolate it and make you aware of it so you can correct the problem. Clean is another automatic tool. This tool will attempt to automatically clean bad geometry such as bow-tied surfaces or surfaces with bad trimming boundaries. Finally you will be shown the Simplify command. This command will measure the geometry and if needed convert it back to simple forms of geometry such as planes, conics, cylinders, spheres and so on.
In this getting started tutorial, you will learn how to create a new project in TopSolid 7 by using a predefined project template. You will learn how to add references to your project and how to create folders within the project to organize your manufacturing process with.
In this getting started tutorial, I wanted to introduce you to how you can create a new project in TopSolid 7 by using the “without template” option. You will also learn how to add and remove library references to your project. Finally you will learn how to create folders within your project that will help you better organize your manufacturing process.
Sometimes you just need to have some fun. It’s Friday, I’ll be honest, I don’t really want to work anymore…(But let’s keep that between us). I was checking out TopSolid’s YouTube channel and came across this nugget of pure awesomeness.
This video was created by our Sheetmetal Design development manager, Frederic Pontarollo. Here he shows you how to design an X-Wing Fighter using TopSolid’s Sheetmetal design tools. Enjoy…and happy Friday!
Let’s be honest…we’re all busy. We’re all busy working to find little ways to increase efficiency. Little ways to maybe turn a tiny profit into a slightly larger profit. Or in some cases, just outright looking for the holy grail solution to solve all of our problems. In my case, I am always looking to help you, our customers become better at what you do. After all…that’s my job.
In this video series, I thought it would interesting to show you some fundamentals about programming basic turning and simple milling on a Mazak Quick Turn 200M machine. This is a great machine. However, there are limits to the machine. This machine for example does allow live tooling, but it has no Y axis. So in this case to do any milling you need to know how to do C axis programming. I thought that this part would be a great sample to show how easy it really is to program a machine like this off line.
So without further delay…here are 4 videos for you to check out. Enjoy.
Basic Mill Turn Step 1
Basic Mill Turn Step 2
Following are 5 videos that will walk you through designing of a basic part with TopSolid 7. You will note the part design is based off of a simple 2d drawing. In these videos, one of our Application Engineers will walk you through some of the basic tools that you will use everyday with TopSolid.
Step 1 – Build a sketch, constrain it and revolve it into a solid model
Step 2 – Create a radial drilling and repeat it
Step 3 – Create a sketch, use construction geometry, create a boss, and trim your part
So a few posts ago, I create a video series that introduced to an awesome add-on function for TopSolid 7 that allows you to create timing screws. Well, in this post, I am continuing that story. In fact, I thought it would be really cool to show you a more in depth look at the design side of creating a timing screw. So in this video, that’s exactly what I did! Now, normally I break these videos up into short segments, but for this one…this one I thought it would be better to keep it as one video. So in this short, 14 minute video, I show you every step I take in creating a variable timing screw. And at the end of the design, I even show you how easy it is to make changes to the timing of the screw. My goal for you in this video. It’s simple… My goal is to make you a TopSolid believer!
In this first look video for TopSolid 7 for 2016, you will be introduced to a new stock management function, forged stock. With the forged stock command, TopSolid will automatically make a forged version of your part with a constant offset of material around the part. Check it out!