[Lab] [ORE_bits] A SolidWorks Christmas came early ...

krazatchu . krazatchu at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 29 11:30:35 EST 2010

Hello folks,

Good news, I've got multiple copies of Solidworks, ready for distribution...

I'd like to get them out, prior to our upcoming seminar, in case anyone wants to install and experiment...
S-mail seems to be the best distribution option, so I'd like to get everyone's mailing address...

I've received a few extra copies, if anyone wants to come but hasn't said so, now is the time...
If you don't want our address in the list, email me directly at michael at krazatchu.ca or krazatchu at hotmail.com... 

Michael Grant

To: lab at artengine.ca; ore_bits at yahoogroups.com
From: krazatchu at hotmail.com
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 10:28:07 -0500
Subject: RE: [Lab] [ORE_bits] A SolidWorks Christmas ...




Hello all,

It good to see there is much interest in learning SolidWorks...
Nearly 20 people have confirmed as attending so far.

I'm going to request at least 20 licenses and probably ask for a few extra.
I suspect a weekend event is going to be the best for scheduling.    


Michael Grant

From: darcy at siteware.com
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2010 12:54:06 -0500
Subject: Re: [Lab] [ORE_bits] A SolidWorks Christmas ...
To: krazatchu at hotmail.com

I mean if we adopt the software in the long haul, how much is it?

On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 2:39 PM, krazatchu . <krazatchu at hotmail.com> wrote:

The 150-day licenses are free to ORE/ArtEngine group members...
Which leads to the next survey, who is not coming but would like a free 150-day license anyway?... 

I'd like to distribute them ahead of time so that the interested parties can have them installed if they decide to bring a laptop...

Michael Grant

From: darcy at siteware.com
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 14:17:57 -0500

Subject: Re: [Lab] [ORE_bits] A SolidWorks Christmas ...
To: krazatchu at hotmail.com

How much is the software license?

On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 1:14 PM, krazatchu . <krazatchu at hotmail.com> wrote:

Good idea, either Algonquin or
    the ArtEngine facility depending on interest...

On the subject of course material and time...
Having used Solidworks for a number of years, I can say it is a very comprehensive software package...
Which is to say, if there is interest, I can certainly prepare some specific/advanced material to follow the basics...

Included in the 150 day licenses we are receiving is SimulationXpress, while not the full simulation package it is still rather capable... 
Take a look at the website to get an idea of the capabilities... http://www.solidworks.com/default.htm and perhaps the wiki page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SolidWorks

Professionally as well as personally, I've used it as a complete CNC toolchain with the addition of the SolidCAM plugin...
In terms of simulation, I used the Finite Element Analysis Simulation to determine resonant frequency modes, plot displacement over strain and determine failure modes, etc.

There is a convergent iterative design solver, that will generate a series of design iterations and simulate, converging on a maximum or minimum factor like weight or strength ... 
It includes part libraries and part generation wizards such that modeling items like gears and bolts takes but a few seconds... 

I'm sure they will be some interest in the CNC aspect, how about the simulation tools? 
So far I have received about 10 confirmed attendees, what time slot is better, weekend or evening?  


Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 10:53:29 -0500
From: aaron at ottawarobotics.org
To: ORE_bits at yahoogroups.com

CC: lab at artengine.ca
Subject: Re: [Lab] [ORE_bits] A SolidWorks Christmas ...


    That's fantastic. Definitely I need some help in designing using 3D
    so this is timely. Depending on the interest, either Algonquin or
    the ArtEngine facility will work great. 


    How long do you think we will need? An evening, or more than a few
    hours and will have to run it on a weekend instead? 







    On 10-11-19 9:40 AM, krazatchu . wrote:
              Hello members of ORE and ArtEngine,


              At a yet to be disclosed location, on an unspecified day,
              I will be giving an introductory seminar on my favorite
              CAD package, SolidWorks.

              The venue will most likely be Algonquin, and the date
              depending on resources, sometime in the near future...


              SolidWorks has offered a number of 150 day licenses for
              use by the attending members of ORE and ArtEngine

              The purpose of this mail is to determine interest and
              likewise the number of licenses to give out.


              If you are interested, reply to the list or reply directly
              to me at michael at krazatchu.ca. 

              As SolidWorks is a very comprehensive package, I would
              also be interested in hearing what areas are of interest.


              Michael Grant








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