Ok, so it´s summer and it´s vacation time i know.. still who doesn´t enjoy a good video from time to time?
I´m sure most people using TopSolid 7 know “Representations”. However, i´m not sure everyone is aware of something called ”Simplified Representation”. This comes in handy when your doing something like a 2D layout and only need a sketch to present your part or assembly.
In this video SAG will show you how to use and create “Simplified Representation” in TopSolid 7. And as always, everything is drag´n drop easy!
Ok, so there is CAD and there is CAM. Those of you who have read Jon Banquers blog have already been hammered with the term “Integrated CadCam” and the benefits. And why is Jon going on and on about this stuff? Well, because it kicks ass!
If your like me you send DXF files back and forth between your softwares all day long and when there is a change of design… well, let´s do it all over again.
If your in France then your in luck because then you can benefit from the awesomeness that TopSolid’SheetMetal 2012 offers. And if your outside of France… bad luck, because it´s not available outside of France.
If you want a glimpse of what truly inegrated CadCam for Sheet Metal can be like check out this video:
Check out this video to see how to add kinematic configuration in your draft (available in 7.5 ) and manage exceptions in views (added in 7.6).
For exceptions you can select a part or an assembly directly in the graphic’s area or in the list.
It´s also possible to define ( create) your own style.
Note that in 7.7 it will be possible to use transparency to see thru the parts!
TopSolid 7.6 release is just around the corner and while we wait let´s take a look at an early Alpha version of TopSolid 7.7 and a new feature called Tracking Mode.
In TopSolid 7.7 “Tracking Mode” basically means that when enabled, all you have to do is click on a part, operation or entity and it will be highlighted in one of the corresponding “trees”, pretty cool!