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:
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!
This webinar will introduce you to TopSolid 7 and the team behind it. During this webinar you will be introduced to TopSolid from the ground up. It will begin with an interface overview. From there we will design a part together and make a drawing of it. Next we will explore how having PDM at the heartbeat of the product will help you to keep all of your data up to date. From there we will explore some of the basics of TopSolid 7 assemblies with smart components. Finally we will do a quick introduction to TopSolid’Cam for machining. At the end we will show how the PDM is used to push a design change through and update all related manufacturing files.
2015 marked and important year for Missler Software. We celebrated our 30th anniversary…we added new team members around the globe…and we worked diligently to improve our software and our business. Thanks to you, we have for the first time achieved more than 30 million Euros (approx. 33 million dollars) in revenue!
Following is a video from Marc Choquin with a full report. Marc is in charge of worldwide sales for TopSolid.
This webinar will introduce you to TopSolid 7 and the team behind it. During this webinar you will be introduced to TopSolid from the ground up. It will begin with an interface overview. From there we will design a part together and make a drawing of it. Next we will explore how having PDM at the heartbeat of the product will help you to keep all of your data up to date. From there we will explore some of the basics of TopSolid 7 assemblies with smart components. Finally we will do a quick introduction to TopSolid’Cam for machining.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
So recently a colleague of mine asked me if we could design and machine a timing screw. And my answer was, “Of course! It’s TopSolid!” Seriously…what did he expect me to say?
All joking aside, I wanted to show him…and you, how easy designing and machining of these types of elements can really be. Before we get to the video though, I thought I would show you a couple of screen shots of what I’m talking about.
The picture below shows a dual timing screw (also referred to as an auger in some circles). This screw was designed to take the bottle and move it down the conveyor while turning the bottle 90 degrees and then finally spacing the bottles evenly from each other. To design this, we used a special plug in to TopSolid 7 that was developed by our service team (Way to go guys!). This plug in was designed to automate the design of timing screws. And they have done just that. Trust me when I say it’s awesome!
Next we machined the screw. I mean seriously, why just stop at the design of it? In the real manufacturing world, you don’t stop with just a pretty picture do you? So here we used another special module for the machining of timing screws. Check out the next picture to see more!
Now that you have an idea as to what I am talking about, now you should watch the video! Please note that this video is showing real time calculations of everything. It is impressive just how fast you can get the job done!
In this first look video for TopSolid 7 for 2016, you will get a sneak peak at the new expanded tool list option available in every machining operation now. This makes it even easier to create or select the correct tool for the operation you are programming. You will also be introduced breifly to 2 new types of tools that are now supported.
In this first look video for TopSolid 7 for 2016, you will be introduced to an awesome new improvement for TopSolid’Mold. This has to do with Ejector Pins. Sometimes, when designing a mold, the heads of the pins will collide. In these cases, you need to trim the heads together. This proces is also known as keying the pins together. This is what this new improvement is all about. In other softwares, that are not specifically designed for mold design, you would spend a ton of time trimming the heads of pins manually. In TopSolid 7, as you are about to see, this process is accoumplished in a few seconds.
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!
It’s easy to say that your CAD/CAM solution can make anything, but sometimes….it’s hard to prove this. In the following video, you will see an AWESOME sample of TopSolid’Wood in action. From the design of the long board to the tooling to the machining of it to yes…even playing with the long board! Check it out!
Complete Longboard creation by TopSolid’Wood:
-Board and mold realization with TopSolid’Wood CAD & CAM solution
-Machining with Homag 5-axis CNC at Vincent Auriol High School, Revel