TopSolid welcomes another new team member

BrianHello, my name is Brian Russell and I am excited to be a part of the TopSolid team!  I am a Chicago native, having lived in the Chicago-land area my entire life.  Previously, I was a Design Engineer for six and a half years, working for a large plastics manufacturing company that produced injection molded and blow molded outdoor consumer products.  I have designed several projects with them, and currently hold 21 patents for my work with them.  I have come to Missler Software to embark on a new challenge and join the wood team to help with support on both the CAD and CAM side of things.

I am a newly married man, having married my lovely wife Nicole in October of 2014.  We own a house in North Aurora, a suburb of Chicago, with our best friend Oakley (who happens to be a 120 pound Bernese Mountain Dog).  In my free time, I enjoy fishing, golfing, and basically anything outside.

I look forward to getting to know TopSolid more intimately and bringing a new perspective to the already outstanding support team here at Missler Software.

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Add a complex fillet…with ease!

Sometimes you struggle to put a complex blend into your part.  And it is these times that you grateful that you are a TopSolid user!  New in the 2016 version of TopSolid is a great new filleting function.  One based on no radial value at all!  Instead, the function automatically finds and creates the correct blend for the project based on the geometries you select.  Think of that…a software that actually helps you do your job!

The video below will introduce you to the new blending type and how it works!

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Design an X-Wing Fighter with TopSolid!

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!

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TopSolid 7 – Can programming a Mazak Quick Turn 200m really be this easy?

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

Continue reading TopSolid 7 – Can programming a Mazak Quick Turn 200m really be this easy?

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Design a basic part with TopSolid 7

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

Continue reading Design a basic part with TopSolid 7

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TopSolid welcomes our newest team member

Scott Turransky PhotoAt Missler Software, Inc. (Creators of TopSolid), it has been an exciting few years for us. We are honored that more and more people are seeing how TopSolid 7 makes a strong addition to their facilities. As the demand grows, we are making sure you get the support that is required to meet your needs. In addition to constantly improving our software, we are also building up our team to provide you with a greater level of support.

As of February 8th, we brought on a new Sales Engineer. Please welcome Scott Turransky. Scott brings just under 7 years of experience including 4 years working with PDM and CAD software as a design engineer, and a year working with manufacturing companies in the Chicagoland area. He is excited to learn about the CAM elements of TopSolid 7, and how we can help improve your business.

Here is a brief intro from Scott:

Hello! It is exciting to be a part of the TopSolid team. It sounds like there is a lot of exciting things happening and I look forward to being a part of it. I have lived in Chicago (or a suburb) for most of my life minus college and 4 years post college. I got my Bachelors in Mechanical Engineer at University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign and then spent about 4 years in Pittsburgh designing tools to service the naval fleet.

Outside of business, I am an active Toastmaster and am part of several clubs in Chicago. I also am a long distance runner; mostly half marathons.

I look forward to meeting you soon, and learning about how TopSolid is meeting your needs and what we can do to better serve you. Have a great day.

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Did you miss today’s Webinar?

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Did you miss today’s webinar: Are out-of-date drawings affecting your manufacturing process?  Don’t worry, you can still watch it!  Just register below and you can watch the video instantly.

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In this webinar, we will discuss a serious problem in the manufacturing world. And that’s 2d drawings that don’t match your 3d models and how that can adversely affect your downstream manufacturing process. During this webinar, we will take a close look at a sample of this. We will show you how TopSolid can save your company a lot of money by ensuring that design changes are done in the proper order and more importantly the proper place in the design process. This will be achieved thanks to the fully integrated PDM heart beat that TopSolid is written around. You will learn how to properly implement a design change within a PDM environment. From there, you will see how the design change affects downstream data such as drawings or CAM files. When this webinar is over you should be able to really understand how working with a solution that has your business flow in mind, can really save you time and make you more profitable.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about viewing the video.

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Webinar: Are out-of-date drawings affecting your manufacturing process?

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What time is it? Oh! That’s right…it’s webinar time!  The next TopSolid Webinar will be held on February 24, 2016 at 1:30pm CST.  You can register for it below!

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Are out-of-date drawings affecting your manufacturing process?

In this webinar, we will discuss a serious problem in the manufacturing world. And that’s 2d drawings that don’t match your 3d models and how that can adversely affect your downstream manufacturing process. During this webinar, we will take a close look at a sample of this. We will show you how TopSolid can save your company a lot of money by ensuring that design changes are done in the proper order and more importantly the proper place in the design process. This will be achieved thanks to the fully integrated PDM heart beat that TopSolid is written around. You will learn how to properly implement a design change within a PDM environment. From there, you will see how the design change affects downstream data such as drawings or CAM files. When this webinar is over you should be able to really understand how working with a solution that has your business flow in mind, can really save you time and make you more profitable.

 

 

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TopSolid End User Conference Registration – USA

You’ve asked…we listened.  You requested…we modified.  You’ve dreamed…

TopSolid 2016 is just around the corner.  Where? See if for the first time at the Crown Plaza (O’hare) in Rosemont, IL on April 20, 21 and 22.  These are the dates and location for this years TopSolid End User Conference.  Cost is $600 per person.  Plus we have negotiated great rates at the hotel for your lodging.  You can learn about all of the details by clicking on the Registration link below:

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During this event, you will hear from some of our partners regarding their solutions and how TopSolid is used with them. This includes:

  • Haas Factory Outlet (Chicago)
  • Volumill
  • Vericut
  • Iscar
  • Ardis Optimization Software

You will also be introduced to all of the major new improvements on TopSolid 2016.  There will be time to ask questions and get answers from your favorite TopSolid Team member as well.

And let’s not forget about the fun…join us at iFly for some indoor skydiving.  We will also be welcoming any early arrivals on the 19th at the Hofbrauhaus around 6pm.  Call us with any questions!

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