Are you a SolidWorks user who often (or occasionally) struggles with how to view the parts you want to see in the graphics area? SolidWorks has a nice selection of one-minute tips, which they illustrate in online clips so you can really follow the instructor’s lead. This one shows you how to get more control over what you choose to see. The tip highlights two key functions. The first is how to search inside the feature manager tree to find what you want, by adding tags and keywords, which enables you to search to find a specific part you want to view. The second capability helps isolate parts in a specific area by drawing a box around the site, highlighting it and clicking with the right mouse button to drill down into a certain segment that otherwise might have been hard to pin down.
Check it out and see if makes a difference in how you view parts.
According to a study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, one of the factors in the collapse of the original World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001, was the reduction in the yield strength of the steel reinforcement as a result of the high temperatures of the fire and the loss of thermal insulation.
Robots are getting more agile and automation systems are becoming more complex. Yet the most impressive development in robotics and automation is increased intelligence. Machines in automation are increasingly able to analyze huge amounts of data. They are often able to see, speak, even imitate patterns of human thinking. Researchers at European Automation
call this deep learning.
The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that devices, gadgets, and appliances we use every day will be able to communicate with one another. This potential is not limited to household items or smartphones, but also things we find in our yard and garden, as evidenced by a recent challenge from the element14 design community.
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