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Outerspace Design, Customer Story

Outerspace Design is an industrial design and engineering firm based in Melbourne, Australia and San Diego, USA.  They design products people love and grow multi-million dollar brands by combining strategy, creativity and engineering excellence. The Outerspace Design team has a great design sense, a deep understanding of markets and people. They have gutsy visions of what a product can be. 

Creating Section Views

Section views in many CAD modelling software are useful in revealing internal features of a part some of which may be obscured. Features like sunk holes with varying diameters at different depths may be difficult to identify unless with the help of section views. SOLIDWORKS is able to create section views based of the multi-views of a part (front, side or plan view). Section views can either be
  • Half section
  • Full section
A full section involves using a cutting plane perpendicular to a given view cutting the view into two halves.

Creating Mold Cavity of Pipe Fittings

SOLIDWORKS is a very intuitive and easy to use software that helps users create mold cavities of complex shapes, then export them to software extensions like CAMWorks, to generate the necessary NC codes required to machine these complex shapes. For this particular tutorial, we will be going through how to create mold cavities of pipe fittings. Begin by creating the pipe fitting geometry.

3D CAD Key Capabilities – Interference Check

Verify that your parts and assemblies will fit, assemble, and operate correctly with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software before going into production. Fully integrated with CAD, you can use Interference Check while you design to accelerate your product development process, save time and development costs, and increase productivity.

Interference Check Overview

Component interference, misaligned and mismatched holes and fasteners, and incorrect tolerancing of manufactured parts are the main causes of high rework and scrap costs on the assembly floor.

3D CAD Key Capabilities – CAD Library

SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software provides libraries of prebuilt 3D CAD models and other CAD data that help accelerate the design process, save time and development costs, and increase productivity.

CAD Library Overview

SOLIDWORKS CAD library provides a place for every designer and engineer to easily access, locate, download, save, and share commonly reused CAD data. The ability to share the information needed to make thousands of parts and components for your designs—from screws and bolts, to washers and bearings, and more—reduces redundancies, mistakes, and inconsistencies. It also eliminates duplication, and helps your company standardize its CAD data.

3D CAD Key Capabilities – PhotoView 360

Quickly and easily create sophisticated photorealistic renderings and animations inside SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD with PhotoView 360. You can make powerful images and presentations, saving time, increasing productivity, and accelerating time-to-market.

PhotoView 360 Overview

Generating high quality, life-like images and animations is a critical capability that can be used to enhance proposals, presentations, and submissions. People want to see 3D models as they would appear in real life, using specific colors and materials, in a specific environment or setting.

3D CAD Key Capabilities – SOLIDWORKS Costing

Design for Cost: Manufacturing Cost Estimation and Quoting

Save time and development costs, avoid redesigns, and increase productivity by continuously checking your designs against cost targets with automated manufacturing cost estimation tools fully integrated with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software.

Manufacturing Cost Estimation and Quoting Overview

SOLIDWORKS automatic cost estimation tools are fully integrated with 3D CAD, enabling designers and engineers to continuously check their designs against cost targets. Easily monitor manufacturing costs as you design, thereby, avoiding costly redesigns and production delays later on. Manufacturers can also utilize SOLIDWORKS cost estimation tools to automate their quoting process.

3D CAD Key Capabilities – CAD Animation

Demonstrate the basic operation of your design under real-world conditions with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software. Powerful, easy-to-use CAD animation tools create a dynamic product presentation that can help accelerate your time-to-market while saving you time and increasing productivity.

CAD Animation Overview

SOLIDWORKS enables you to animate your design in order to explain its function and assembly, as well as how it fits with related products. Showing a video is an extremely powerful way to communicate across languages and between technical and nontechnical people.