SolidWorks XDesign

It seems like in today’s world everything is connected to “The Cloud”. With such a huge storage capacity, fast servers, and the ability to share files easily,  the cloud sounds like a pretty good platform for CAD software. And this is just what Dassault systems did! SolidWorks XDesign is one of the first cloud based CAD systems and it is going to bring a lot of changes to the game. Keep reading to find out just what advantages lie ahead with cloud CAD! 

Read More
SolidWorks: Repairing Surfaces

In this blog, we will be discussing the Repairing Surfaces function in SolidWorks. SolidWorks has the ability to import 3D modeled files created in different CAD systems and fix errors associated with the translation. Here is some information on how to heal the faulty faces and gaps!

Read More
SolidWorks 3DExperience

What if it was possible to have every step of the design and engineering process laid out right in front of you? What if there was an easier way to collaborate with all the organizations your company is involved with? Well the solution to all these problems is here with the Dassault’s new 3DExperience! With different apps available for almost all solutions, keep reading to see if the new 3DExperience business platform is the solution you have been looking for.

Read More
Basic Unreal Importing

Unreal Engine 4 by Epic Games is a powerful development software that is used to create things from games to engineering solutions that can be used across many different platforms such as PC and mobile. At Perception Engineering, we have been using this software to view some of our CAD files and interact with them in a seemingly real way thanks to virtual reality. This blog will cover some very basic steps to importing and placing files.

Read More
SolidWorks: Custom BOM & REV Table

Using custom settings for a bill of materials or a revision table can make things move much faster during the design process. With the wide array of different manufacturing types, such as special techniques, processes, and materials, there need to be multiple different ways to convey all the information, not just through one standard.

Read More
Hayden Kemme
Team Lunch and Learns

Here at Perception Engineering, we are constantly expanding our knowledge to become professionals in everything that we do. However, in the engineering field, there are thousands of different types of manufacturing processes, design tactics, software, and techniques that can be utilized. Lunch and learns are a great way to dig into numerous new processes and ideas.

Read More
Hayden KemmeBusiness
Laser Cutting Name Plates Design Process

As a professional CAD designer, the design process is the most crucial process to be familiar and proficient with. A CAD designer must be able to take an idea and bring it through the process and come out with a product on the other side. This blog will be over one of the in-house projects completed at Perception Engineering.

Read More
Manufacturing Support Services

In manufacturing, there are a lot of fluctuating circumstances that need to be monitored in order for a company to be successful and profitable.  Companies need to be constantly working to make sure that the manufacturing side of the business is always operating at max efficiency.

Read More
Hayden KemmeBusiness
Converting Files to DXF/DWG

When working with CAD software or in the design field, it is likely you will come across files that will not be in a CAD friendly format. Customers might send over files such as PDF’s or JPEG. These are two very common file types; however, these files cannot be input into any CAD software.

Read More
Hayden KemmeSoftware
What is a SolidWorks "VAR"?

What is a SolidWorks “VAR”? A SolidWorks “VAR” is a Value-Added Re-seller.  Value-Added Re-sellers provide customer service for troubleshooting a wide variety of SolidWorks related issues. They also put on product training events and specific classes that pertain to different aspects of the software.

Read More
Austin Jacobs
Toggl at Perception Engineering

Here at Perception Engineering, as much of the work we do is on time-based quotes, we meticulously keep track of time spent on any given task. This allows us to give customers an accurate view of how time was spent on their project and what they’re paying for.

Read More
Matthew FontanaBusiness
SolidWorks: PDM Version History

You’re working on a project in SolidWorks when you realize you or a project partner has made some unwanted changes and saved over any previous versions. It happens to the best of us. Looks like you’ll have to spend extra time remodeling the part to get it back to the way you wanted, just to spend more time now modeling the changes you wanted to make in the first place.

Read More
Matthew Fontana2, PDM, Software, SolidWorks
Creating Appearances in Visualize

Have you come across an issue with SolidWorks Visualize where the exact desired appearance isn’t available in their wide variety of selections? Nothing is more satisfying than having what you imagine appear exactly as though in a final render. This blog will help to create inform readers on how to achieve these appearances!

Read More
Cody Cook2, Software, SolidWorks, Visualize
Importing Options for Visualize

SolidWorks Visualize is a great software for creating realistic renderings of any company’s products quickly. The software is also able to import 20+ different file types from any SolidWorks parts and assemblies to STEP and STL files. This blog will mainly focus on importing options for SolidWorks parts and assemblies.

Read More
SoftwareCody Cook2, Visualize
SolidWorks: DriveWorks

Repetitive tasks in SolidWorks have you down? Do you find yourself making the same design multiple times with small differences in features, size, and properties? DriveWorks is a unique design automation software that may be able to help! The best part about DriveWorks is that if you are already using SolidWorks the most basic version, Xpress is already built in.

Read More
Marcus Prigge2, Software, SolidWorks