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June 24, 2022

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Smartphones Continue to Provide Excellent Live Gaming Streaming

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The average modern-day gamer is spoiled for choice when it comes to the all-around gaming package on offer. From gaming on an Apple Mac Pro and a PC built for gaming to utilizing a powerful machine like a PlayStation 5 or using a Nintendo Switch, the options are extensive. Smartphones have also shot up the gaming ranks, providing people with a viable alternative in the process, be it for playing console-quality games or for live streaming gaming action to any friends or a viewing audience. 

Thanks to continued innovation from the likes of Apple and Samsung, people are now able to enjoy a portable entertainment package that is capable of housing some of the most sophisticated streaming and gaming apps around. In terms of live gaming streaming, it’s a trend that has well and truly taken off. People are now accessing live dealer blackjack games on a regular basis, and they’re following their favorite esports players on live streaming platforms like Twitch, and watching YouTubers as they broadcast their gaming sessions to the world. In the same way, gamers purchase accessories for a console machine or add more power to a gaming PC, many avid streamers – be it creators or viewers – are purchasing smartphones that provide the best features for live streaming. Let’s assess some of the go-to options right now. 

Huawei P30 Pro 128GB

A well-designed device, the Huawei P30 Pro 128GB is perfect for streaming. As well as looking very slick, this powerful smartphone comes with a full 6.47-inch OLED screen, an array of color combinations, a high-end camera offering a Superzoom lens, a 40MP sensor camera, a 20Mp wide-angle lens, and a range of other features that make it a great option for live gaming streaming. Even the addition of AL HDR+ is a nice touch as it makes pictures and videos even cleaner.

Google Pixel 5 128GB

A popular option with many live streamers right now, the Google Pixel 5 128GB boasts the power needed to stream any gaming content. As well as housing the impressive Snapdragon 765G chipset, this trusted Google device also comes with a powerful 4080mAh battery. Perhaps more suitable for live streaming, it then features a 6-inch OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, a high-quality camera like its primary 12.2-megapixel lens, and a new 16MP ultrawide camera, alongside two other cameras that enable it to live stream extremely well. This particular smartphone is ideal for dark light or evening filming, too.

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iPhone 11 Pro Max 64GB

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While the iPhone 11 Pro Max 64GB isn’t cheap, you definitely get what you pay for in terms of quality. For live streaming, it’s easily one of the best devices on the market thanks to a selection of impressive features. For starters, its 6.5-inch Retina XDR OLED display is faultless. Then, perhaps even more impressively, its 12MP ultra-wide, Wide, Telephoto camera, and 12MP front camera is perfect for any filming location. It’s a device that will work in a low-light setting as well as offer night mode for any dark shots.

OnePlus 8 Pro 256GB

Another go-to device for many live streamers, the OnePlus 8 Pro 256GB is a great option. Boasting four rear cameras, a 4,510 mAh battery, super-fast wireless charging, and capable of shooting in low-light also, it’s a perfect live streaming product. Its 48-megapixel main camera with an f/1.78 aperture is perhaps its most appealing feature, though, especially for live streaming. In fact, in terms of being solid all-round, there aren’t many better options on the market. 

Other options include the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 256GB and the Google Pixel 3a XL. 

by Kyrie Mattos at June 24, 2022 07:01 PM

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Put Your Extra Mouse Buttons to Use in SOLIDWORKS!

This article focuses on using a non-traditional way to assign hotkeys to your SOLIDWORKS session: Using your extra mouse buttons. SOLIDWORKS is designed to assign as hotkeys keyboard strokes and mouse gestures.

The most important aspects of a design are speed, accuracy, and quality. SOLIDWORKS offers a variety of ways to shortcut your design efforts, making it comfortable for you by decreasing the number of clicks and menu engagements and screen-space navigation.

To find your custom button assignments in SOLIDWORKS, go to the “Customize” Menu under Settings:

Customize Menu dropdown in SOLIDWORKS

The Customize Menu Item

On the Keyboard tab or Mouse Gesture tabs, you will find the customization properties for the command you want to use:

 

Keyboard Tab in the Customize Menu in SOLIDWORKS

Keyboard Tab in the Customize Menu in SOLIDWORKS

The following image is a snapshot of the Logitech Software detecting the mouse we are using as well as the available buttons for us to customize. We will focus on customizing the side buttons for now.

Logitech Software indicating available buttons to assign

Logitech Software: Indicating available buttons to assign

We will make use of our extra mouse buttons, as the ones shown in the previous picture. In this case we are using a Logitech Wireless Mouse M510. Logitech offers a software that detects the type of mouse you are using and gives you the ability to customize your key assignments:

Logitech Software: Assigning a keystroke “S” to the lower side button

Logitech Software: Assigning a keystroke “S” to the lower side button

The example in the image above assigns the key “S” to the lower side button which means whenever the lower side button is pressed in ANY active windows environment, it will be equivalent to pressing the S button on our keyboard. Searching for the “shortcut bar” in the Keyboard tab below, we assign the shortcut to “S”.

Shortcut bar assigned the letter “S” in the keyboard

Shortcut bar assigned the letter “S” in the keyboard

Shortcut Menu in SOLIDWORKS

Shortcut Bar when clicking the extra mouse button in SOLIDWORKS

Additionally, allocating the upper side button (“Alt + F1”) in the Logitech software and also in SOLIDWORKS for the “Smart Dimension” command will give you a quick access. Of course, this can be changed to any commonly used or desired command. (Measure, Rebuild, Isometric view etc.)

Assigned ALT + F1 for the upper side button

Logitech Software: Assigned ALT + F1 for the upper side button

Smart Dimension is now assigned the key stroke “Alt + F1”

Smart Dimension is now assigned the key stroke “Alt + F1” equivalent to the upper side button of the mouse

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by Malak Souissi at June 24, 2022 12:00 PM

June 23, 2022

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Our Virtual Reality Team Is The Most Impressive You Are Likely To Find!

Use all the advantages of virtual reality to meet your client’s most specific requests! Show them every detail in 3D and omit unnecessary expenses without compromising quality!

Real Estate And Virtual Tours: How Virtual And Augmented Reality Changes The Industry

We have already waved goodbye to the exhausting showcasing practice of the past. Nowadays, one does not have to drive around all day meeting customers or stocking huge piles of finishes at accommodation in order to show buyers what this or that property might end up looking like.

VR real estate tours have revolutionized architecture and real estate. They give you an unprecedented ability to virtually showcase apartments, mansions, and buildings without dragging alleged buyers to an actual location. It means you can avoid tons of unwanted fuss, save loads of time and loads of money, showcase the property that has not been built yet and find the customers who are actually interested in making a purchase.

Advantages Of VR

There are numerous pros that can convince you to consider VR for your real estate deals. Let us take at a few of them:

  1. You do not have to be limited by those prospective buyers that live close enough to visit the sight. The possibilities are endless when you can work with people from all over the world as long as they have some kind of device to work with.
  2. You lose the necessity to build models as it can all be visualized digitally.
  3. You can focus on each client’s needs and preferences and make adjustments without any delay. For instance, what would the bathroom look like if the sink was marble?
  4. Research shows that clients are far more likely to close a deal after going on a virtual tour.
  5. You can only go on a real meeting with those customers who are already interested and do not have to waste time on those who are not.

The Ultimate Approach For Both Existing And Pre-Built Houses

3D Rendering is an excellent choice for those who work in construction or developing businesses. For a virtual tour, you must have a building, yet an augmented reality tour might be perfect for those that are still under construction. It will significantly enhance your pre-selling and allow you to find both investors and buyers for your property, regardless of what stage of your project you are currently at.

Virtual Staging As Done By Professionals: Let Us Use Imagination To show What Your Building Might Look Like

Virtual staging is another kind of service you can get when working with a 3D rendering agency. Skilled professionals can now improve photos of real property by adding luxurious details, designer furniture, or plants. Do you have a home you want to sell that lacks a little style? It can be fixed with rendering. Is it just an empty room you are supposed to stage? Rendering can tackle this as well. Obviously, the amount of money you would spend on actually furnishing a space would not be worth it, but rendering makes everything possible.

You can also think about your buyers’ tastes and stage a home in a way that would make them see their life there. Studies show that up to 75 percent of users find this very helpful. Remember that a showcase is not always about showing the reality but often about selling a vision or a dream.

Does 3D Rendering Help You Sell?

Modern customers want the best service they can possibly get. Twenty years ago, you would be perfectly fine selling a house with a pile of papers in black and white. Today you have to use all the existing technology because your client will require it. Naturally, if you want your business to go well, you have to offer high-quality floorplans, detailed renderings, VR walkthrough presentations, and more. Though today it is still considered a delightful novelty, all specialists claim that it will be a usual way of dealing with property five years from now. Therefore, the most brilliant move you can make is to get acquainted with VR as soon as possible.

There is no doubt that applying VR genuinely enhances your sales. Research conducted in 2021 showed that developments sell up to 30 percent faster when a rendering is included. That must be due to the fact that a client feels safer investing in a business or a property when they see with their eyes what kind of potential it has. Words might just not be convincing enough.

Virtual Reality For Architecture Design

The biggest advantage of VR for design is that it takes relatively little time to make. If you hire an experienced 3D rendering company, they are very likely to finish your project within a week. Of course, this depends on various matters, such as the complexity of your task and the size of the building you would like to visualize. Time is money when it comes to business, but you must be sure that quality is not compromised at any of the stages.

It is also crucial that VR tours are so accessible. You can basically open them on any device, including your smartphone. Knowing how self-conscious people might be around new technology, you can be sure that the process is convenient for all parts. It is important to keep in mind that people of certain generations might require a comprehensible interface in order to feel comfortable.

Conclusion

The modern world constantly treats us to new technologies that are allegedly supposed to simplify our lives or enhance our profits. Few of them stick with us, but those that do can truly change our way of looking at things. Luckily, virtual tours have managed to do the impossible as they have made life easier for both buyers and sellers while also reducing the cost of their cooperation. Without a doubt, 3D rendering offers many benefits to all people that deal with real estate or development.

by Elle Gellrich at June 23, 2022 11:27 PM

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What is the Right SOLIDWORKS Electrical Package for my Business?

Electrical schematic design tools fill a vital niche in the engineering environment. Falling somewhere between pure electrical and mechanical design, they allow engineers to communicate crucial system-level wiring specifications to technicians, vendors and other downstream project stakeholders.

Recognizing the importance of this facet of production, SOLIDWORKS provides several solutions to allow multidisciplinary teams to work together to achieve their design goals and milestones efficiently. Choosing the right SOLIDWORKS Electrical tool for your business comes down to a few specific factors we’ll explore in this blog.

Engineering Team Composition

When honing in on the right solution, a major consideration is identifying how many players will participate in a project. For example, are there multiple electrical designers working together on the same system, or does everyone stay in their own lane? Furthermore, are there common elements from one project that may benefit the next, and would it help designers if they had access to the same library of parts, symbols, and templates? A standout difference between SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic Standard and Professional is the ability to share library and project data. This functionality is only available in Professional, so if you have a team of designers that pulls from the same datasets frequently, this package level would be the place to start.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Symbol Management

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Symbol Management

Mechanical Involvement

Another thing to consider is whether mechanical integration will play a significant role in your electromechanical design workflow. Would it be ideal if the mechanical team were involved earlier in planning out electrical pathing through the CAD assemblies? SOLIDWORKS provides industry-leading communication between electrical and mechanical design teams through the medium of a shared project database. However, this level of collaboration is only available in the SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D package. This bolt-on for SOLIDWORKS allows mechanical designers to pull electrical component and connection definitions directly from the schematics, eliminating wasteful and error-prone manual entry.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Model

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Model

Multi-User Collaboration

Suppose you plan to tap into the collaborative capabilities that SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic Professional provides. In that case, you should take a moment to consider your company’s network infrastructure and from where your engineers are most likely to work. For example, are users in the same office most of the time, or are they frequently working remotely from home or another office location? If it’s the latter, we’d recommend that a cloud-hosted client/server solution be considered to improve the quality of the users’ connection to the shared database.

Alternatively, suppose you want to avoid server costs, and only schematic design elements are required. In that case, the Dassault 3DEXPERIENCE Platform provides a similar experience to SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic through the 3DX Electrical Schematic Designer role. Project and library elements are automatically saved to a shared collaborative space in the cloud, providing widespread teams the ability to work together efficiently.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Drawing

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Drawing

Support and Services

Whatever solutions you decide to go with, at the end of the day, Trimech has your back. With comprehensive training programs, implementation, data migration and consulting services, we bring years of experience to the table to ensure your unique engineering challenges can be overcome.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Deployment Services

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Services

Check out our SOLIDWORKS Electrical Services or reach out to your local TriMech representative for more information.

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by TriMech Solutions, LLC at June 23, 2022 01:08 PM

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The Non GamStop Players’ Calculator

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Players of non-GamStop sites and in particular bettors and poker aces are very fond of statistics and mathematical calculations. The goal is simple; rationalize bets, and refine strategies to optimize the chances of winning. There are the greatest mathematicians but also the greatest dreamers who believe in the magic formula to beat the bank at blackjack or roll the casino on the wheels. We are going to tell you about useful, safe calculations that will allow players to progress. We will stick to poker and non-GamStop sports betting.

Among all these calculations, which some will keep jealous of, there are what we could call the basic techniques. You will find them in our guides to online poker and our pages on sports betting. They are relatively simple, but they are quite difficult to make heads for ordinary mortals. There are what are called calculators for players online. They are rather small software, not to say programs capable of automatically and quickly calculating statistics.

Are gambling calculators legal?

Do not confuse calculators for games and cheat software that allows you to have an advantage over opponents or the bank. Calculators for non-GamStop gamers simply help to calculate faster. If we take the example of poker, some calculators will go further by offering real-time statistics. For sports betting, we will see that this calculation will be a help in making a decision. A calculator for gamers is not considered cheat software. Anyone can use it without fear of having the casino’s anti-cheat algorithm on their backs.

How Does It Work?

The simplest in the world. For poker, the calculator is not at all a lambda calculator. It is very easy to use because the designers had a good idea to resume the operation of an online poker table. The player will register on his calculator all the visible cards, those of his hand and those of the flop.

And this program will calculate as it goes all the statistics in the table. Some calculators allow you to refine the statistics by taking into account the number of players and the poker variant. It is a tool that allows beginners to learn how to estimate the strength of their hands.

For Sports Betting, It’s Even Simpler

Calculating the rate of return can be laborious especially when you play a lot. This calculator simply saves time and avoids calculation errors with a formula that is relatively cumbersome:

TRJ = 1 / (1/odd 1 + 1/odd 2 + 1/odd 3) x 100

This calculation will make it possible to know the true profitability of a single or double unknown bet. For those who want to win regularly, it is essential. A calculator saves a lot of time. It is enough to transcribe the dimensions there to know the TDR. For a pro bettor, this is a considerable time saver.

Learn to Use Poker Software

A calculator will give you a number. The most important thing is to fully understand what you are looking for and especially why. Too many poker players will use their calculators and fail to incorporate the data they find into their strategies. Learning to use it first means learning to use it quickly in an online poker game. You must avoid missing its action window because you are entering the information in your calculator. Do not hesitate to train before you start using it in online poker tournaments!

Then, and this is the most important, you have to learn to use the statistics that will come to enlighten the game. The most common mistake is to play only on the statistics. The calculator for poker players is not an end in itself. You should know that most of the great players know roughly the stats without needing this tool. We recommend it more for beginners and average players. Don’t forget that if fate brings you to a real poker table for a tournament, you won’t be entitled to this tool. Think of it like the wheels on a kid’s bike. When the kid is ready, he’ll take them off – it’s the same with your poker calculator.

Where to Find Them?

Some poker rooms may offer them, such as Winamax or PokerStars, but they can also be found on specialized sites. Texas Calculatem, Calculatem Pro, Holdem Indicator, and Poker Tracker are just a few of them.

We advise you to use the free calculators without downloading. The paid plans are a booby trap because, in reality, they offer nothing more than the free versions. For the versions to download, you are never sure what you are going to install on your computer. It is safer to use the versions that work with your browser.

by Elle Gellrich at June 23, 2022 02:41 AM

Atari Launches Its Cryptocurrency & Its Casino!

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Atari, a French company, is trying its luck again in the world of cryptocurrency and is also opening an online casino. While the video game world is eagerly awaiting the release of its brand new game console, Atari VCS, this announcement has taken its world by surprise. We remember the failure in 2018 of its attempt to launch a cryptocurrency with Infinity Networks and we thought that the video game publisher was scalded by this relatively bitter failure. Well, not at all and we even have the impression that Atari outbids with the announcement of the creation of this mysterious online casino. We will tell you more on this page and also a lot about non-Gamstop casinos.

Why Atari Creates Its Cryptocurrency?

Atari, therefore, seems obsessed with the creation of this coin. Online casino players know this is far from a fad. Indeed, crypto monies are a hit in online gambling and even in video games that are monetized.

Very clearly, we are in a gray area of legislation that prohibits non-GamStop gambling online, but not specifically bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Users are therefore not necessarily affected by legislation and casinos can thus offer games in countries where the law has not yet integrated cryptocurrencies. Atari will therefore be able to use its coin to sell games, and options and take advantage of gamification without having to ask its players for real money. Obviously, the Atari coin will have a value in the real currency which will depend on supply and demand, but also on the number of cryptocurrencies on the market.

Frédéric Chesnais, the managing director, sees an opportunity to showcase the firm’s products while minimizing the financial risks. To do so, the video game creation studio is not embarking on this adventure alone.

Indeed, Atari does not have the necessary skills and experience to launch a cryptocurrency so quickly. It, therefore, gave a non-exclusive license to the ICICB Group. Atari Chain LTD, based in Gibraltar, will issue the Atari Coin. This company is equally owned by Atari and the ICICB Group. Atari is expected to take 35% of the revenue generated by its cryptocurrency.

We know that the blockchain game “The Sandbox” created by TBS Gaming will use the coins of the French giant. TBS Gaming will be free to incorporate the coins in its next creations because they have obtained the operating license. Internally, the teams will integrate this coin into the next game published by Atari. For example, to buy a particular piece of equipment in a game, the transaction will be in Atari coins rather than in euros.

The Special Cryptocurrency Atari Casino

Atari is not at its first attempt in the world of online casinos. After having experienced resounding disappointments in the world of video games, the studio decided to offer its legendary games in an online casino version in 2014.

The idea was to use the universe of its successful games such as Asteroids, Breakout, Centipede, and Missile Command to integrate them into table games, but also into slot machines. Unfortunately, the test was not conclusive even if there are online casino games of the brand such as Asteroids or Black Widow slot machines. This time, Atari wants to get back into the game by riding the wave of cryptocurrency.

The idea is far from being bad, but the bet remains daring. We’ve been telling you this for almost two years because we can see it: there are more and more casinos that only accept deposits and withdrawals in cryptocurrency.

We first saw the movement with bitcoins accepted by reputable casino operators and then gradually the birth of rooms exclusive to all other virtual currencies. Atari is, in our opinion, in the direction of history. Its casino, whose release date was scheduled for the third quarter of 2020 before COVID-19, will accept the main virtual currencies including obviously its own, the Atari coin.

On the Atari site, there are a few rare details about this mysterious online casino:

  • Casino and lottery games in virtual currency and cryptocurrency
  • Esports & Slots
  • Table games
  • Scratch cards

We can therefore think that this casino will offer a complete offer. It is not known if all the games will use the Atari universe or if other online casino game publishers will offer their creations. It would seem that Atari did not link its cryptocurrency to its casino to maintain greater latitude. It would also seem that this initiative, given the declining finances of the group, is not a very good idea.

by Elle Gellrich at June 23, 2022 02:41 AM

Virtual Reality – Phenomenon of Modern Society

For a long time, people have been creating other worlds: in theoretical constructions, dreams, games, and works of art. Today, people have completely new possibilities for reproducing other realities through the use of special computer technologies. One of them is virtual reality. It was first used in video games and online live casinos.

And today, we use computer virtual reality technologies in many areas of human activity, medicine, forensics, military affairs, architecture, education, meteorology, and many other fields. Yes, the virtual world has already become an integral part of modern reality, and these are not only the best live casino games. Where else can we find VR solutions? More on this below.

The science

In ‌research and development, simulations can be implemented very efficiently and relatively inexpensively in a VR environment. Here, situations can be created that are physically impossible in laboratories, for example, interactive visualization of laser particle acceleration processes. This will help scientists come close to unraveling many questions that, until recently, seemed unsolvable.

Business and production

Many work processes today involve a large amount of technical data, especially in the field of industrial production. The application of virtual reality in the industry can help make basic information and accumulated knowledge available in a specific situation and thus reduce costs, facilitate workflows and increase sales.

The application of VR solutions ranges from a virtual simulation of the entire stages to precise assembly instructions for the manufacture of individual components. Models in 3D can be created during construction, industrial production of goods, or at the planning stage. This can greatly reduce the design cost and shorten the development time.

VR technologies have long been used by Ford, Mercedes Benz, and Volkswagen. With applications that connect employees and VR tools, the world’s giants develop, test, and implement their innovations.

The medicine

The practical application of virtual reality in medicine has been a constant topic since the 1990s. For example, neurosurgeons have begun using 3D brain models to better prepare for upcoming surgery.

VR glasses offer many exciting new possibilities in therapy as well. For example, they are already being used to treat depression, anxiety disorders, or post-traumatic stress disorder. By applying VR simulation, patients gradually face their problems in a controlled manner and learn to overcome them.

Another example where virtual reality has proved extremely useful is in the treatment of autistic children. Among other things, it helps to train motor skills. And in the future, VR will cover many other areas of medicine.

Communication

Every year we communicate more and more actively on the Internet, playing in live casinos, on social media, and not live. But soon, we will have another innovation – social virtual reality. To date, almost all instant messengers already offer the possibility of video calls; there is nothing surprising in this. Much more interesting is the next stage in the network communication development, which, most likely, will become a social virtual reality.

Social VR is a separate network where two or more people, even in different countries of the world, can virtually be transported to the same place, communicate or perform some action. That is, you yourself will form the surrounding environment. It can be an ordinary cafe or, for example, Niagara Falls. You decide!

by Kyrie Mattos at June 23, 2022 01:07 AM

June 22, 2022

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Easy Data Management Your IT Team and Designers Will Love

The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform has raised the bar for collaborative work and changed the traditional workplace by having easy data management.

Watch the on-demand webinar as TriMech Solutions Consultant – 3DEXPERIENCE, Wayne White, explores the biggest benefits of the Platform and its ability to execute many tasks on any device, anywhere, regardless of the underlying operating system. Imagine the impact that has on managing users’ machines and software environments.

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During this On-demand Webinar you will learn:

  • What is the vision of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform?
  • What is your Role and what jobs must you execute?
  • How do you envision connecting with your team?
  • Laying the foundation to execute your tasks
  • What makes the Platform compelling to so many now?

This TriMech Solution Webinar is presented by:

Wayne White, Solutions Consultant – 3DEXPERIENCE

Wayne has 7+ years of experience with all SOLIDWORKS products at a reseller level and has been using SOLIDWORKS for nearly 20 years. He fine-tuned his mechanical engineering skills both in school at Penn State and in the industry with various design capacities including Honda and locally Aquion Energy.

 

Alissa Podgorny, Product Sales Specialist – 3DEXPERIENCE

Alissa has been with TriMech since 2019 and is our 3DEXPERIENCE & DELMIAWorks Sales Specialist. Before joining the TriMech team, Alissa worked in sales in many different fields and was the business development manager for a corporate lodging service. She also owned a small furniture store where she assembled, displayed and sold discount furniture and was a franchise owner of a paint and sip art studio.

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by Rod Mackay at June 22, 2022 12:00 PM

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Blackjack Strategy: Memory Work Vs. Winging it – Which is Better?

Knowing and executing the basic strategy flawlessly is the stepping stone to getting started beating the game of Blackjack. If you’re a beginner, the various rules of the basic strategy may seem a little overwhelming and put you off. When you look at the basic Blackjack strategy chart, you might think it takes tremendous commitment and practice to memorize it. However, learning the basic strategy and knowing it like the back of your hand is certainly worth your time. In fact, there are some shortcuts that can help you easily memorize and learn basic strategies much faster.

Why learn the basic Blackjack strategy?

We get it. The last thing you want to do is memorize a strategy and feel like you’re studying for some test. However, you need to understand that it’s also worth investing some time learning the basics of the game because winging it might not really be the best route to go down, especially if you’re a novice. And that’s where blackjack strategy charts come in handy.

Also, keep in mind that it doesn’t matter if you’re playing at a traditional or online casino the rules of the game remain the same. But if you prefer putting your skills to practice while chilling out in your living room, NoDepositWorld.com has some pretty good recommendations when it comes to premium no-deposit blackjack casinos.

The basic strategy in blackjack is just the most mathematically sound technique to play every conceivable hand in the game. This implies that computers have run simulations and computations to determine the anticipated value of each option. You’re regarded to be following basic strategy when you choose the option with the highest EV in each of those instances.

Remembering basic strategy to the point where you can play it flawlessly every time is a great advantage and the first step to beating blackjack consistently. However, the basic strategy alone isn’t powerful enough to provide you with a mathematical advantage over the casinos. You’ll continue to be at a disadvantage.

However, that handicap will be the lowest. In fact, playing this way will give the house the lowest house edge of any other type of casino game.

Once you’ve learned the basic strategy, you are halfway there to beating blackjack. Next, you just need to learn any proper advantage gambling methodology to give yourself the edge and actually put the house at a disadvantage. One of the most common ways to do that is by learning how to count cards.

Counting cards, by itself, won’t give you the edge. Applying the basic Strategy alone won’t give you the edge either. However, when you combine counting cards with a basic Blackjack strategy, you’ve turned the tables and the odds are now in your favor.

Learn to Recite the Entire Basic Blackjack Strategy Chart

This may seem like an uphill task, but once you get started it is actually smooth sailing and you can cover a lot of ground quickly. By being able to recite the entire basic strategy chart, no matter what cards are dealt, you will know exactly what the basic strategy says to do each and every time.

So, how do you go about rote memorization? Some of us may not have tried to memorize anything since our school days and we could be a bit rusty. An easy hack to memorize is to make a poem for each chart and simply learn to either recite the poem or even add a tune and sing it like a song.

For instance, you could make the following poem or song for memorizing the entire splits basic strategy chart:

Aces – Always split aces

Tens – Never spilled tens

Nines – Split 2 through 9, expect 7

Eights – Always split eights

Sevens – Spilt 2 through 7

Sixes – Split 2 through 6

Fives – Same as Tens, never split fives

Fours – Split against 5 and 6

Threes and twos – Split 2 through 7

If you just memorize these 9 short lines and can recite them anytime, then you’ve already mastered the entire splits chart of the basic Blackjack strategy. You could learn to sing the above sentences in a certain tune and this could be a much easier way to remember and recall the chart whenever you need to. If you actually focus, you can memorize this chart within 30 minutes and recite it flawlessly.

In this way, if you memorize the other basic Blackjack strategy charts, then you’ve effectively learned the entire basic Blackjack strategy and you’re well on your way to beating the game of Blackjack.

Cementing the Basic Blackjack Strategy Charts into your Brain

As we said, the average person can learn a basic Blackjack strategy chart using rote memorization in just 30 minutes. However, when you’ve accomplished this, you’ve only imprinted the chart into your short-term memory. If you don’t keep using and testing it, what you’ve learned could soon fade away.

In order to imprint it into your long-term memory, you don’t have to keep going to the casinos and putting money on Blackjack. There are plenty of online casinos where you can play free online Blackjack games and this is a great way to practice implementing the basic strategy hundreds of times over until you can recite it in your sleep.

by Elle Gellrich at June 22, 2022 01:29 AM

June 21, 2022

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What methods you should and shouldn’t use if you want to efficiently promote your page on Instagram?

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Earlier in time, social media management was not demanded almost at all, and people were able to gain their first hundreds and thousands of followers just by following other people – this was called mutual following and liking, and everybody was completely content with what this method could bring to the table.

But times have changed: today, social media services can give a lot while simultaneously requiring a lot. People with small, medium and big brand pages rush for chances to get more followers and use various paid tools for that; free methods are not working anymore, and everybody has to think daily of new ways to keep their followers in place. In other words, a peaceful world of social media has turned into a shark that wants more blood, as it was a dozen years ago. And if you want to reach success, you need to know how to tame it.

All of the above might sound scary for a novice on Instagram. Still, when you spend some time online and put some time and effort into promotion, you begin to understand how things work and find your ultimate routine of attracting more attention to your persona or our brand. We have said that free promo tools are not working anymore: this is not entirely true; some of them are still there and doing good.

For example, you can easily “steal” your competitor’s audience by analyzing their subscriber list and finding people who have subscribed recently. You can follow these people to show them your account; they might also feel interested in your content. Do that for half an hour each day, and you will be able to gain your first hundred subscribers for sure. But what do you do next?

Well, there are not too many ways that work for Instagram: we can talk about targeted ads from Insta itself, bloggers’ ads, and third-party services. All of them have their nuances and the types of services you should not get for your profile further; we will review all three of those in detail.

Let’s start with the bloggers’ ads. This is an ad that shows your profile as recommended in a blogger’s story or in a post. Using it is excellent when you have little to no followers at the very beginning or when you have some stagnation on a certain level of promotion. Such ads might cost a very different amount of money, as the levels of bloggers are also different. Some will promote you for $5, and some will ask for $1000 and even more.

It completely depends on the size of their profile and their self-estimation. We would not recommend you run for an ad from a huge blogger if you are a total novice. This is a type of service you should not buy.

First of all, because it is not on your budget probably, and second of all, because this type of promotion has too wide of a range, and finding your people out of millions of people who are following that blogger is going to be hard. Look for someone with a smaller audience, but with a more narrow-focused and loyal one. If this is the kind of people who might be interested in you, they will follow.

Now, before we talk about a chance to buy followers on Instagram, which has gathered many controversial opinions, we would like to say a couple of words about targeted ads. Those might be on a budget or quite expensive as well. It depends on their length, range, and the number of people who will see them.

Those parameters are suitable, so you shouldn’t worry about not understanding the price formation. However, we would recommend you not blindly set the parameters to their possible max but analyze your current profile state and draw conclusions from it.

If you are a beginner, setting an ad for less than a week would be enough, and trying out the settings for targeting your audience. You might be wrong for the first time, but the experience will help you understand how to change the parameters so that more interested people can see your content.

And finally, let’s talk about the chance to buy real Instagram followers. This is what many people don’t know what to think about: some say that this service has changed their account’s statistics for the best, some say that this was not too efficient and that they stay indifferent about it.

Some became victims of scam websites selling low-quality services and leaving their clients with nothing. We want to tell you what not to do if you decide to purchase paid services: do not buy the fake ones. Do not purchase fake subscribers, likes, or comments – these will seriously harm your profile and its statistics. You need only high-quality real services that will be delivered to your page by actual social media users who are keen on working with a promotional company.

Yes, there are such companies: their services cost just a little bit more than the scam ones. They have reviews from previous buyers, and their managers quickly answer any questions you might have. Plus, they might have trial packages for you to try out and draw conclusions about.

Summing up: if you want to reach great results while promoting your Instagram page, you should combine several promotional methods and not forget about the free ones if you are just starting out on this platform. Also, you should be attentive to your audience, be there for them and answer their questions in comments and dm’s – this is key to success actually; people often prefer smaller, but friendlier brands.

Regular posting and a thought-through content plan will also come in handy. Try to approach the problem complexly, and you will see great tangible results coming your way soon. And: if you don’t have time to search for an excellent company that will deliver you high-quality services, use the links in this article. They will do just right.

by SS Team at June 21, 2022 09:12 PM

The Color and Spice of Online Dating – A Taimi Review

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There are hundreds of active dating sites, but there is none that can compare to Taimi. Why is that so?

Taimi is a dating platform that serves as a social network and streaming service and is exclusive to the LGBTQ+ community. While Trans people have tended to have very limited options for dating sites, Taimi offers a welcoming and safe space for them too.

The app offers a non-discriminatory platform where queer people can create meaningful relationships and networks, whether platonic or romantic. This is unlike most dating apps that promote hookup culture and casual flings.

Here are some of the features that make Taimi the golden app that it is.

Getting Started

The platform has both a website and an app, but you can only access its services and features via the app.

The app is available for free on both Apple and Android play stores. You can manage your subscriptions from the app stores. The platform is available in English, Dutch, French, Finnish, Portuguese, German, Spanish, Italian, and Romanian.

Creating an account is fast and easy, and you can opt to sign up using your Facebook, Snapchat, or Google account. Alternatively, you can create an account by providing your email, username, location, and birthday and then selecting a password. This option is great for individuals who want to maintain their privacy.

Making Contact

Match suggestions are based on the compatibility of the profiles, and the chat function allows you to make contact with people you’re interested in.

You cannot directly contact profiles you haven’t matched with yet. Instead, you must first send them a chat request. The message function is free for all users.

Chat request is a premium feature that allows you to connect with people you haven’t matched with yet.

Profile Quality

Unlike most mainstream dating platforms, profiles on Taimi are well-detailed and have pictures. However, most people only fill out basic information at sign-up and don’t tend to fill it out later.

Profile pictures are visible to everyone, and you can get more information about an individual by tapping on them.

Profile layouts are chic and modern, so you can see a person’s picture and basic information at a glance.

Premium Features

While Taimi offers free functionality, you can improve your overall experience by upgrading to a premium subscription, the Taimi XL. Premiums are split into Bronze, Silver, and Gold packages.

With these packages, users can enjoy perks such as;

  • Unlimited messaging features
  • Your profile gets a visibility boost
  • See who visited or liked your profile
  • Increased profile control
  • Spot search and nearby search features that allow you to seek matches in any location and within a narrower radius
  • Access to extended filters
  • You can request to access private photos
  • Activate incognito mode while online. This feature allows you to remain visible to profiles you have matched with or liked before.
  • Depending on your subscription, you get a certain number of Rollbacks, Rainbow Likes, Actions, and Likes you can use daily.

The base price for a Bronze subscription is $4.99, $6.99 for a Silver package, and $9.99 for the Gold plan. In addition, Taimi offers its users a chance to purchase a lifetime Gold membership. You can buy premium plans on a weekly, monthly, or yearly subscription.

If you are wary about making a financial commitment, you can go here for a free trial and see how you like it. The free trial gives you a free trial to the Bronze package for a limited period.

If you don’t cancel before your trial ends, it will automatically charge your account as a regular subscription.

Special Features

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Taimi offers numerous features that ensure you get the most out of your online experience.

Here are some of the features you ought to try;

1. Rollbacks

This feature allows you to retrieve past match suggestions you had unliked. This premium feature allows you to give your match suggestions a second chance.

2. Boosts

Suppose you want to increase the buzz on your profile and increase the chances of making a match. In that case, you can opt to boost your profile visibility for a limited period. You have to upgrade to a Silver or Gold subscription in order to access this feature.

3. Chat Requests

If you see a profile you’d like to connect with but haven’t matched with yet, send them a chat request! While sending messages is free for all, you cannot text an individual you haven’t matched with yet.

4. Incognito Mode

If you are the kind that prefers their privacy, this feature is for you. You can opt to use the platform incognito, so no one can tell when you are online or visit their profiles.

Alternatively, you can configure your settings to be visible to select people, such as those you’ve matched with. This is also a premium feature.

5. Taimi Cards

Suppose you’re trying to spice up your profile without the clichés associated with dating profiles. In that case, you can choose to use Taimi Cards.

There are three types of these cards. Media cards allow you to add your favorite pictures, while text cards allow you to share your thoughts or favorite quotes.

With prompt cards, you can answer questions about what you’re looking for or get personal and answer questions about yourself.

6. Spot Search

This Silver and Gold premium feature allows users to see, like, and match with individuals in different locations from yours.

7. Rainbow Likes

This is a premium feature that makes your Like stand out, thus increasing your chances of getting a match.

Safety Guidelines and Community Rules

As the largest queer platform on the internet, Taimi strives to offer a safe space for its users. But with over 11 million active users, how does the platform maintain a free environment for self-expression?

There are a set of guidelines put in place to avoid disruptive and abusive behavior on the platform, and they apply to all account holders on the app.

  • Users are not allowed to publicly share confidential and sensitive information about them or others. It is strictly prohibited to expose someone’s private information or threaten to do so for any reason.
  • Taimi services and features are only available to users over the age of 18. The site reserves the right to request age verification.
  • Taimi has a zero-tolerance toward any content that glorifies or promotes sexual exploitation of minors. In addition, users cannot upload pictures of unaccompanied minors on the app.
  • Users are strictly prohibited from expressing a wish to inflict physical harm, sexual assault, or death on other users.
  • Conduct aimed at intimidating, harassing, degrading, or shaming users or a group of people is strictly prohibited. In addition, users are not allowed to incite targeted defamation or harassment.
  • All behavior that promotes or perpetuates harmful generalizations or stereotypes is strictly prohibited on the app. In addition, Taimi does not allow discrimination or violence towards people based on their race, ethnicity, nationality, religious beliefs, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
  • Unlike most dating apps, Taimi does not tolerate the public distribution of suggestive or explicit content. This includes the depictions of nudity, promoting pornographic material, or overly provocative activities and requests.

Conclusion

Undoubtedly, Taimi understands its audience, and it has proved it can walk the talk. The app is stylish and easy to navigate and offers unique and exclusive to the queer community. In addition, the services are pretty affordable for everyone.

by Elle Gellrich at June 21, 2022 05:59 PM

Why you should invest in drone mapping

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Wondering if you should invest in drone mapping to support your everyday workflows? Professionals in earthworks, mining, waste management, and other industries are taking flight with drones to survey challenging and often dangerous worksites, allowing for more frequent surveys that can be used to track progress, measure stockpiles, and generally make better decisions.

More than a drone is required to create photorealistic surveys that mirror conditions on the ground at your job site—you need a drone data processing solution like Propeller Aero to transform in-flight data into accurate 3-D representations of topographic surfaces. Here’s why you should invest in drone mapping.

Drone mapping is affordable

Drone technology is becoming more affordable than ever. No longer is an investment in the tens of thousands of dollars required—all it takes is a quality drone, ground control points, and Propeller’s processing platform to obtain accurate 3-D renderings of your job site. You don’t even need to spend significant time and money training an entire survey team. As long as you or a member of your team hold a current Part 107 license, you’re able to fly your site with a drone to support your everyday workflows.

Drone mapping is relatively easy

Drones are much more than remote-controlled planes—they’re heavy-duty pieces of equipment that accurately collect data every time they fly. While you do need someone on your team to hold a Part 107 license to fly your site commercially, it’s easy and affordable to earn this certification.

Why is drone mapping so reliable? Because drones are so easy to use. You can control the drone by drawing a path on your controller screen with a finger. With a single tap on the screen, you can direct your drone “home” to its base station. It’s even easy to upload flight paths in advance, so all you have to do is monitor the drone’s progress in flight, allowing the drone and ground control points to do all the work for you.

Drone mapping is accurate

Advances in technology have made drone survey data incredibly reliable and accurate, especially when you use Propeller’s processing solution to aggregate your data. By flying an RTK-enabled drone and using ground control points to verify the geospatial locations of every image collected in flight, the Propeller platform does the heavy lifting, turning the data into 3-D renderings with measurements that are accurate down to a fraction of an inch.

No matter what industry you work in—from land surveying to construction, mining to waste management—drone surveys deliver the accuracy you need to make better decisions, improve worksite safety, and support sustainability.

Benefits of drone mapping

Now that you know how affordable, reliable, and accurate drone survey programs can be, learn some of the practical benefits engineers, project managers, and even workers on the ground can enjoy on a day-to-day basis:

Improved safety: Construction sites, mines, landfills, and other job sites are inherently hazardous. By using drones to survey your site rather than boots on the ground, you no longer require workers to walk over potentially dangerous areas.

Enhanced communication: It’s always been challenging for teams on the ground to interface with what’s going on back at the office. With drone survey data and the 3-D maps they generate, everyone involved in a project has a single source of truth they can refer back to. Propeller’s centralized platform can be accessed by an unlimited number of users, offering cloud-based communication that prevents disputes and keeps projects on track.

Reduced costs: Surveying a site the traditional way—traversing it on foot—is both time-consuming and costly. Now, drones can survey even large sites in as little as 10 minutes. After the flight, all you have to do is input your data into Propeller’s processing platform. In a matter of hours, you have access to 3-D maps and renderings that are stored in the cloud. Overall, you save time and money, enabling more frequent surveys you can use to make better decisions throughout a project’s entire lifecycle.

Whether you work in the civil construction, earthworks, mining, or waste management industries, your day-to-day job involves plenty of complexities. Starting a drone survey program improves your everyday workflows in a number of ways, from improving safety on the job site to supporting efficiency and better decision-making.

The real question here isn’t why you should invest in drone mapping for your workflows, but why haven’t you yet? If you’re ready to integrate drones into your everyday operations, you not only need to invest in the right drone, but you also need to use the best drone data processing software to make your job easier—Propeller Aero’s cloud-based solution is the answer.

by Elle Gellrich at June 21, 2022 05:47 PM

6 Tips to Get the Most out of Dating Sites

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You’re going to start getting more attention from the opposite sex soon. Maybe you met at a friend’s party last weekend and haven’t seen them since. Or, perhaps it’s been longer than that and you’re just now realizing how much you miss the company of your crush.

In either case, chances are you soon won’t be able to hide the fact that you’re looking to get back out there. And with a little help from brides dating sites like ladadate.com, meeting new people shouldn’t be as challenging as it has been in the past. Still skeptical? Here are 6 tips on how to get the most out of dating websites so that your time on them is sure to pay off this time around.

1. Know who you’re looking for before you create your profile

Before you jump into creating your dating profile and filling it out with information about your appearance, career, and life-altering events, be sure to think about the person you’re really looking for. You might be trying to find someone, but unless you know what you’re looking for, you won’t be able to find this person.

It is crucial to understand yourself first, study the characteristics of your personality, and determine exactly what kind of life partner you are looking for. Write a list of qualities that are essential for you in a person.

  • What is taboo for you?
  • What is the priority?
  • To whom do you want to share the precious time of your life?
  • Do you want to have kids?
  • Are you ready for the fact that a partner may have previous marriages and even children?
  • Are you ready for a long-distance relationship for a while if your potential partner lives in another country?

Before you even think about putting anything down about yourself, first be sure you know who you’re trying to find. If you don’t understand who it is you’re looking for, there’s no way you’re going to be able to find this partner.

2. Have a profile that’s easy to navigate

Navigation is key when it comes to creating a dating profile. Websites want to make sure that the person using them knows where they are and how to get where they want to go. If you have a profile that’s tricky to navigate, it will be incredibly frustrating for the person who ends up checking it. Structure the information and add a sufficient number of photos.

Make sure your profile is not only easy to navigate but also easy to read. If your profile is accidentally too long or too short or just not easy to read overall, the person reading it will have a hard time understanding your information and may not even bother to read it. Consider presenting information in lists, make sure that the description is sufficient, speaks well about you, and, at the same time, does not tire the potential partner with too long reading.

3. Don’t be afraid to join groups

Sites like Tinder and Happn are meant for meeting people new to you, and joining groups on those sites can help you make some new friends and find some new dates in no time. By joining groups on the site where you’re looking for dates, there’s a chance you’ll find someone you’re compatible with, who has similar interests, hobbies, and life values so that you can easily make some friends along the way. It’s crucial to remember, however, that dating sites are not places for you to meet every single person you ever want to date. If you join groups and just expect to find the right person, you’ll be a bit disappointed.

4. Make sure your photos are up-to-date

One of the first things a person will see on your dating profile will be your picture, so make it count. Make sure your photo isn’t too small, too blurry, and isn’t showing too much. You don’t want to scare someone off with your picture. Therefore, it is necessary to opt for a casual, but one that makes you look good. Don’t upload photos where you are wearing sunglasses, half-faced hats, or fancy dresses. A partner needs to descry you well and understand with whom they will go on a date. Your picture can make or break your profile. If your photo isn’t up to par, the person browsing your profile probably won’t even bother to click.

5. Make an effort to be attractive

Online dating is far from the most attractive thing in the world. Not only will you have to deal with people who aren’t really into you, but you will also have to deal with the pressure of being super attractive in a world that isn’t meant to be attractive. Don’t think that because you look fine in your selfies, you have to be supermodel-gorgeous online. Make sure that your profile photo is casual, but also makes you look attractive. Put your best foot forward and make sure that your pictures are pretty enough but correspond to your real appearance.

6. Stay positive and be ready for some random matches

While you must put your best foot forward when it comes to your profile, it’s also essential that you stay positive and ready for some random matches. Online dating can be frustrating and disappointing, which can lead to you feeling dissatisfied and discouraged. You must stay positive and be ready for some random matches, but it’s also crucial that you don’t let that disappointment and frustration get you down. If a person isn’t interested in you, shrug it off and move on to the next match.

Conclusion

Whether you’re looking for a casual fling or a serious relationship, there’s a dating site for you. In this world of social media and internet dating, more singles than ever are meeting their love interests through dating platforms. They are a great way to meet new people, but they can be tricky. The key is to make sure you know who you’re looking for before you create your profile, make it easy to navigate, don’t be afraid to join groups, make sure your photos are up-to-date, make an effort to be attractive, and be ready for some random matches. With these tips in mind, you can be sure to find success when using dating sites.

by Elle Gellrich at June 21, 2022 05:01 PM

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Introduction to DriveWorks Form Design

DriveWorks is the leading CAD automation and CPQ tool for manufacturing companies, making it easy for engineers, sales teams, and customers to specify products through an online form quickly and easily without mistakes.

Watch our on-demand webinar as TriMech System Architect, Devin Martin, dives into how the DriveWorks form designer can help you set up a dynamic and responsive interface making it impossible to specify a product that can’t be made! Take advantage of multiple input controls and dynamic form functions to create the ultimate engineering specification form.

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During this DriveWorks Demo you will learn:

  • DriveWorks Forms
  • Dynamic Form Properties
  • Form Control Rules
  • Form Flow and Navigation

This TriMech Solution Webinar is presented by:

Devin Martin, System Architect

Devin Martin, System Architect

Devin graduated from UNC Charlotte college of engineering in 2015 and has 10+ years of experience with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD. Devin has been focused on design automation and product configuration for the last 6 years. He was recognized as the top DriveWorks Reseller Application Engineer in 2018.

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by Rod Mackay at June 21, 2022 12:00 PM

June 20, 2022

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Undestroyed Deleted Files Can Negatively Impact SOLIDWORKS PDM Performance

When files are deleted in a SOLIDWORKS PDM vault, these files are placed in the PDM equivalent of the Windows Recycle bin. These files will stay in this location until they are destroyed. Having a large number of deleted files can impact performance negatively.

Information about deleted files is stored in a table called ‘dbo.HistoryDelete’ (SQL tables should not be manually changed as this can severely impact the use of the related PDM vault).

Deleted File Location in an SQL Database

Deleted File Location in an SQL Database

Each entry in the dbo.HistoryDelete is analyzed whenever the database is queried or added to, and can affect database tables that contain information such as variable values, revisions file history and more.

NOTE: The SOLIDWORKS PDM Destroy tool will permanently remove the deleted files. Destroyed files and folders cannot be recovered by normal means.

Regularly reviewing your deleted files to remove only what can safely be destroyed will make this task less cumbersome; and a best practice for optimizing your SOLIDWORKS PDM performance.

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by Joe Medeiros, CSWE at June 20, 2022 12:48 PM

June 19, 2022

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How to control snapchat of your child?

Snapchat is an app that allows you to instantly and within a short time enjoy messaging, photos, and videos without a story. This tool is currently widely used among young people, you only need to create a username and password.

In this article, we offer some of the most secure procedures you can use to access the information you need and hack safely, easily and quickly, you can even do it without programs and without surveys.

There are a number of free apps that give you the ability to remotely hack all the information and contents of a Snapchat account and its media files, including photos and videos, in real-time.

You will be able to hack someone Snapchat and securely, easily and securely access everything that is registered on the mobile phone you want to hack without fear of being detected and completely free of charge.

These apps have been designed to be able to access device accounts incognito and in real-time, with no programs and no polls that might not be safe for you.

On the internet, you will find options that offer you free Snapchat hack and account hack.

The methods used are simple and easy to use, with a quick guide you can get the information you are looking for.

There are also apps through which you can view text messages as they log keyboard actions, and you can get the password to create an account, hack Snapchat, hack TikTok and Facebook, and you can monitor sensitive information online with great ease.

If you want to get free and reliable account information, without dangerous programs and without surveys, you must install the application on your mobile phone remotely or directly in order to access it from your online computer.

These apps even let you see what the device is receiving in real-time and are compatible with iOS and Android.

This is perfect for parents when they want to keep an eye on their kids so that in addition to accessing their accounts, text messages can be hacked. This application allows you to hide this so that children will not realize that they are being followed.

To use this application, you must create an account on the website and it is set up in a personalized way.

You must download the app on your target’s phone by creating a username and password, use it when the kids are asleep, and enable the option to allow downloads from unknown sources. When you start monitoring, remove the app icon from the device you want to monitor. Log in from the computer to the appropriate option and turn on the “Status of characteristics” and you can hack it by gaining access to the information you are interested in from your generator.

These options, which you can use for free, are ideal because they allow you to access incognito and not be detected.

One of the characteristics of a Snapchat account is that it deletes messages after 10 seconds, but with a good free app, you can recover all information and keep it.

These types of apps offer you free monitoring from any generator for a limited time or trial period with no survey and no program.

Another great alternative is to create a free web account where you can sign in with your mobile information, the device to be jailbroken must be unlocked so you can access your security settings, from any mobile device access your registered account records, and start monitoring after turning on the characteristics of the information you are looking for.

You must download the application to the mobile monitoring object and remove the application icon so that you are not detected when accessing information.

These apps in CellTrackingApps are easy to use and easy to download for hacking Snapchat, they are very effective and help you get valuable first-hand information.

As a rule, Snapchat hacking spy apps are invisible to the person being monitored, they are designed in such a way that the user of the controlled device does not know that his information is being viewed by someone else on the network.

If you use an app to track a person’s mobile device usage, you don’t have to worry about being discovered, the person being tracked cannot know about it.

I hope that the information provided in this article will help you, and you can confidently perform the task of spying on the device you need without fear of being detected by a Snapchat hack.

Please be aware that this website can hack not only this application but any social network you want, we invite you to fully review our page and use the application you need.

by Elle Gellrich at June 19, 2022 01:58 AM

Top tips to take your poker game to the next level

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When do you think about casinos what’s one of the first games that comes to mind? For many of us, it’s poker. Poker is a much-loved game that’s enjoyed by people all over the world — including sites like 888poker Ontario. It continues to attract new players every year.

It’s one of the most fun casino games out there; and because it’s strategy-based unlike slots, you can get better at it over time and with practice.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the top tips to take your poker playing to the next level. But first, let’s learn a bit more about this amazing casino game.

A brief history of poker

Poker is one of the oldest games out there. The game is thought to have connections to ancient times, going back thousands of years and across the world. Experts can’t exactly pinpoint when the game of poker began, but many think its origins are rooted in a domino-type game that was loved by a Chinese emperor during the 10th century.

The game that’s almost like poker is called Poque which became popular in 17th-century France. This game included cards dealt with players and also bluffing as features of the game. Enjoyed by French colonists, they began playing the game in North America and soon took hold in the United States.

Of course, variations of the game shifted over the years; but the five-card draw, the seven-card stud, and Texas Hold’em have become the most well-known and frequently played games; and can be found in many casinos around the world.

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Poker in popular culture

Despite the actual enjoyment that people get out of playing the game, one of the reasons that so many people know poker is a result of how prolific it has been over the years in pop culture.

Examples of poker in films include – and how could we not mention – the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale. In this 2006 film, Bond can be found playing poker against villain Le Chiffre. Poker is also played by Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, while in the jungle, the franchise is now owned by Disney according to NME London. In the classic 1973 film The Sting, Poker is played by lead Paul Newman who is arguably one of the greatest actors to appear on the screen and is in great company when you look upon his previous achievements on Cinearchives NYC.

When it comes to the world of television, poker has had a place too. It features in the hit comedy Seinfeld as well as the 1970s show The Odd Couple. And the odd poker game happened in Monica and Rachel’s apartment in the much-loved sitcom Friends.

Poker has been referenced in music too. In 2008 Lady Gaga released the song “Poker Face”, which topped the charts in many countries. And long before Gaga made her big debut, in 1978 Kenny Rogers wrote the classic song “The Gambler”.

It’s no wonder that poker has become so well-known over the years, having been featured in so many aspects of popular culture.

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Best strategy tips for playing

Now that you know a bit about the history of poker and some of the ways it’s featured in popular culture, we can share with you the top strategies for taking your game to the next level.

Read on below to learn some tips and tricks when it comes to playing this wonderful game.

Consider ranges over hands

You can tell a beginner from an advanced poker player depending on how they think about the hand their opponent’s hands. If you’re just starting out, it can be tempting to think about specific poker hands; but the experts will tell you it’s always better to think about a range of poker hands given any situation.

Don’t have a favorite

When it comes to hands it’s easy to develop a favorite to have over time. But make sure you’re not giving them preference over others and making bad plays as a result.

Poker is about logic and strategy – and superstition, while tempting, has no place in this game!

Get your strategy right

Being consistent when it comes to your strategy is how players go from average to great. Consistency is key when it comes to almost all aspects of getting good at something; whether it’s playing a sport or at work. The same definitely applies to the game of poker, so no matter how you might be feeling on the day or in a given playing situation, try not to change things up too much when it comes to your winning strategy.

Tilt is always bad

When it comes to poker, it can’t always be a winning game. If you let yourself get too involved emotionally when this happens, you are only looking for more losses. Remember, poker is a game of logic over chance, so don’t tilt away from your bankroll and ruin future hours of enjoyment.

The key tip when it comes to poker is to always stay composed, and relaxed, and know that you will have losses. The risk, after all, is what makes this game so much fun, so go with the flow when the loss comes.

Know your level

Beginner poker players can be tempted to play alongside the regulars, but it’s better to know your place and make sure you’re not always the one making the losses. This can actually make it more difficult to learn the game, so always play – especially when you’re starting out – with people of varying experience levels.

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by Elle Gellrich at June 19, 2022 01:56 AM

June 17, 2022

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Why do Small-Businesses need QuickBooks Hosting?

It’s no mystery that QuickBooks Online can’t hold a candle to its on-premises predecessor when it comes to businesses with complex bookkeeping needs. Forums, social media, and accounting sites are full of questions and complaints. I just want to be able to access my favorite software from anywhere. How difficult is it?

More difficult for hosting providers than you might think to face many challenges with QuickBooks and generally result in the fact that they weren’t intended for cloud-based programs. However, there is demand and many companies are tackling this challenge.

QuickBooks hosting is the way to go. Hosting services allow you to access QuickBooks for Windows from your Mac, a computer running Linux, or even your tablet or phone. The UI isn’t optimized for mobile use, but it still works. The number of hosting providers affiliated with Intuit speaks to the number of companies that consider hosting services to be a valuable option.

But what is QuickBooks Hosting?

If you are operating QuickBooks Desktop, you are downloading the software to your on-premises machine. In other words, this computer is the only way to access the software. Of course, QuickBooks Online can overcome this mobility problem, but it’s not always the best option. Perhaps you have already invested in QuickBooks Desktop and would like to get the most out of your investment. QuickBooks Desktop may have one or two essential characteristics that QBO doesn’t have. Do you require to give up mobility to use your favorite software? Not with the QuickBooks hosting!

Hosting allows you to store your software and data files on a third-party cloud server. This means that you can access your QuickBooks desktop software and all the data it stores from anywhere, whether it’s your home computer, office, or mobile device. With QuickBooks hosting, you can continue to use your favorite software without mobility restrictions.

Top 3 Benefits of QuickBooks Hosting

Access QuickBooks Anywhere

You can access QuickBooks from anywhere. You no longer must worry about being tied to your computer. Do I need to perform an accounting task along the way? There is no problem with QuickBooks hosting, and you can access the software on your smartphone or tablet. Are you using a Mac at home? QuickBooks hosting allows remote access so you can easily view your Windows-based software with the help of a Desktop Hosted in the Cloud from anywhere at any time easily.

Enhanced Collaboration

The mobility provided by QuickBooks hosting is also important for businesses with multiple QuickBooks users. QuickBooks does not have to be installed on multiple devices and users have unlimited access to the software. This allows multiple users to access the software anytime, anywhere.

Keeps Data Safe

What if you lose your laptop or a disaster affects your computer and the important data it stores? It is always important to protect your data and information. QuickBooks hosting has several security measures in place to ensure that only you and you have access to your data.

Conclusion:

Hosting QuickBooks with an Intuit authorized service provider such as Apps4rent who can help you to completely virtualize your business and guide you on different migration services to migrate email to office 365 delivers multiple advantages for end-users. These users can enjoy auto-updates and data entry automation, remote access, and multiple user access, making Apps4rent a perfect partner for your hosting service.

by Elle Gellrich at June 17, 2022 04:04 PM

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Error: ‘The Owner SID on a Per-user Subscription doesn’t exist’…Huh?!

On occasion, there are error messages generated by our SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional environment which are less than clear. The error message  “The owner SID on a per-user subscription doesn’t exist,” is one of those.

This error is nestled away in the Windows Application Event log and indicates SOLIDWORKS PDM Database Server Service is failing to connect to the SQL Server Hostname/Instance. The full message in the PDM Archive server log  will show:

Connect to server 'PDM\SWPDM' 
Failed:
(null)
The owner SID on a per-user subscription doesn't exist
(null)

Cross-reference errors in the PDM Application log

As a note, I like to cross-reference errors in the PDM Application log, to the Windows Event Viewer logs. The Windows Event Viewer logs often provide additional information, that is not available in the  PDM Archive server log. Also, the Windows Event Viewer has better filtering capabilities.  In the Windows Event Viewer, I mainly focus on the Application, System, and the ConisioArchiveServerLog.

Event Viewer Logs

Regardless of how the error is viewed, if this message is displayed about every thirty seconds, the source may be related to a Windows Registry on that PDM Database server.

Repeating Error Message in Windows Activity Log

Find a solution in the SOLIDWORKS knowledgebase (KB)

Often, when I’m faced with a vague error message such as “The owner SID on a per-user subscription doesn’t exist,” I turn to SOLIDWORKS knowledgebase (KB). This is where I found the solution for this error message.

The likely cause for this error is that the Database Server Service registry key, points to an invalid Hostname\Instance, on your Database Server. The fix is to correct a Windows Registry key.

NOTE: Making changes to the Windows Registry can severely impact Windows or installed applications. If you are not familiar with the Windows Registry, you should get someone who does to make these changes for you. I would recommend backing up the Registry, before making any changes. 

The Windows Registry key that needs to be corrected is:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SolidWorks\Applications\PDMWorks Enterprise\MailService

In particular, the Server key needs to be modified to point to the correct SQL Hostname\Instance.

Modifying Server Key

Once the Windows Registry has been modified, the SOLIDWORKS PDM Database Server Service needs to be restarted from Windows Services.

Restarting the SOLIDWORKS PDM Database Server Service

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by Joe Medeiros, CSWE at June 17, 2022 12:00 PM

June 16, 2022

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Why choose Node Js for your next web app project?

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Every company that deals with development has to choose a potent framework for itself. Node.js can be a strong example of such a platform. In this article, we’ll answer why and show the reasons for it being perfect for web apps. If you need more information, feel free to visit our web page: https://keenethics.com/services-web-development-node

What is Node.js?

Node.js can be explained via the following features:

  • Node.js is a framework that enables the development of JavaScript via the back-end. In short, it gives a runtime that can launch the relevant code outside of the browser environment. Hence, you can now create programs that feature JavaScript for all tasks. Full-stack development becomes possible in the outlined case.
  • Node.js is a platform that is developed in a very active manner. Today, the strength of its community is impressive. One can find more than one million packages relating to the Node.js environment. What is more, all of them are easily accessible. The framework offers a so-called Node.js Package Manager, which gives access to a wide number of options.

In short, the framework is perfect for any person who seeks to develop something on the web. After all, it uses the web-centric language as the main background for development.

Reasons to Choose Node.js for Web App Development

Rather significant motivation exists in the outlined case. Let’s take a look at some of the key reasons:

  • Ease of use: JavaScript is a language that many people know. It’s often recommended to beginners. Thus, you can expect that Node.js won’t present big obstacles for your developers. After all, it uses a very familiar space.
  • Strong web performance combined with the simplicity of maintenance: while desktop solutions can be faster due to multithreaded approaches, they are usually harder to maintain. Node.js resolves this issue entirely. It offers software that can work very well despite requiring minimal effort for development;
  • Many use cases already exist, enabling a large number of web app extensions: companies such as Netflix are very active about Node.js. Their web app solutions are among the best in the world. Hence, you can expect very strong support for development based on this platform.

Who Works with Node Cases?

Generally, you can find support for Node.js in the following spaces:

  • Freelance platforms: websites of various kinds feature many developers who are ready to take on some projects;
  • Outsourcing companies: many businesses also focus on offering full-scale developer teams. Thus, you can quickly find a strong group of specialists for your project.

Final Say

In the end, we believe that Node.js is a perfect platform for development. Many web apps already use the platform in their everyday functioning. In case you need any help in this regard, we invite you to address our specialists at KeenEthics. We know what a web app development project needs and would be able to consult you on the key aspects of various projects.

by Elle Gellrich at June 16, 2022 11:29 PM

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What roles are included in the 3DEXPERIENCE Base Package?

The 3DEXPERIENCE Base Package provides the essential Roles and Apps for your team to work and collaborate with SOLIDWORKS data on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.

Dassault Systemes data management tools can help take your business to the next level. 3DEXPERIENCE allows teams to control their data in a cloud environment while collaborating in real time, reducing infrastructure costs, IT overhead, and software maintenance and complexity.

Included 3DEXPERIENCE Base Package Roles

Collaborative Business Innovator

This 3DEXPERIENCE Role provides fundamental capabilities, enables users to create dashboards and social communities, aggregate and securely share data, connect people, knowledge and information in one place. It empowers collaboration in context, agility, and faster time to market by removing the need for multiple disconnected tools.

Key capabilities
  • Create communities, assign tasks and capture knowledge using blogs, persistent chat, and video calls.
  • Search across all your data and find what you need in an instant.
  • Monitor your business and share real-time information with configurable dashboards.

Collaborative Industry Innovator

Streamline your collaboration with the ability to capture and manage the creation, review, release, and obsolescence of content such as CAD data, simulation models and documentation.

Key capabilities
  • Resolve issues faster by easily capturing, communicating and analyzing issues in the context of your 3D models.
  • Leverage the change management capabilities to ensure proper action and track progress.
  • Support collaborative reviews with design markups in both 2D and 3D models.
  • Visualize and share 3D content across the enterprise in an easy to use, interactive environment.
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Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS

Connect SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD to the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform so you can securely save your SOLIDWORKS design data to the cloud and access it from anywhere with a browser. All 3DEXPERIENCE solutions for design, simulation, manufacturing and governance can leverage your data once it’s on the platform.

Key capabilities
  • Save your CAD data on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and make it available to all solutions on the platform.
  • Review tasks and open design data on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform without leaving SOLIDWORKS.
  • Share your SOLIDWORKS designs within your business ecosystem from any device, at any time.

Reasons why you should choose the cloud?

Accelerate the pace of product innovation by enabling multi-discipline teams to collaborate in real time on a single platform on the cloud.

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Why choose 3DEXPERIENCE

Why choose 3DEXPERIENCE

  • Securely store and share your SOLIDWORKS and other files from any device.
  • Instantly visualize, explore and mark up your SOLIDWORKS and other files directly in the web browser.
  • Create communities, assign tasks and capture knowledge using blogs, persistent chat, and video calls.
  • Search across all your data and find what you need in an instant.
  • Monitor your business and share real-time information with configurable dashboards.
  • Share unstructured and structured content through activity streams.
  • Stay informed with automated, centralized alerts.

TriMech’s 3DEXPERIENCE clients have seen the following benefits:

  • Reduced errors through improved revision control.
  • Improved team collaboration and productivity.
  • Avoided IT hardware costs for data management.
  • Streamlined development workflows.
  • Reduced time to market by 20%.

3DEXPERIENCE Platform

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by TriMech Solutions, LLC at June 16, 2022 12:53 PM

June 15, 2022

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Everything to Know about Casino Apps

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Apps have recently really become an integral part of everyone’s lives. People use them to communicate, organize their lives, and entertain themselves. Now, you can use them to gamble. Casino apps are actually a great way to enjoy casino games without having to leave your home. Yet before you start playing, there are a few things you should know about casino apps. This post will always fill you in on everything you need to know about casino apps so that you can actually make the most of your experience. It will cover topics such as how to download and install casino apps, what games are available, and how to make deposits and withdrawals. So, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned gambler, read on for all the information you need about casino apps!

What are casino apps?

Casino apps are simply mobile applications that allow you to play casino games on your smartphone or tablet. Many online casinos now have their own app that you can download from the App Store or Google Play. Once you’ve actually downloaded the app, you can log in with your existing account details or create a new account. Then, you can start playing all your favorite casino games from the comfort of your own home!

Always convenient

Casino apps will always give you the freedom to play your favorite games whenever and wherever you want. So, whether you’re waiting for a train or taking a break at work, you can log in and start playing. It is this convenience that everyone is craving. Plus, with the latest technology, casino apps are now even more realistic and user-friendly than ever before.

These casino apps are designed to be easy to use, even for first-time users. The games are straightforward and can be played with just a few taps. Plus, most apps now come with a tutorial so that you can learn how to play before you start betting.

A wide range of games to choose from

One of the best things about casino apps is that they offer a wide range of games to choose from. So, whether you’re a fan of slots, blackjack, roulette, or poker, you’ll be able to find a game to suit your taste. Plus, new games are being added all the time, so you’ll never get bored!

Read reviews

If you look at online sites, Gamble Online reviews are always going to be key. Just like any other app, it’s important to read the reviews before you download a casino app. This will help you to see what others think of the app and whether it’s worth your time.

Reviews help you see what others think of the app so you can decide if it is worth your time. When you’re choosing a casino app, it’s important to read the reviews to see what others think. This will help you determine if the app is right for you and if it’s worth your time.

Make sure the app is safe

When you’re downloading a casino app, you’ll be asked to grant it permission to access your device. It’s important to only grant permission to apps that you trust. You can check an app’s security by looking at its reviews and ratings. If an app has high marks for security, you can be sure it’s safe to download.

by Kyrie Mattos at June 15, 2022 05:39 PM

What’s SDI Technology?

Over the last few decades, new technologies have emerged that have pushed the envelope for video and audio transmission. But there’s one technology that’s still in use today: SDI.

What is SDI technology? How does it work, and why is it useful? First, let’s explore SDI video technology and how it’s used with PTZ cameras.

What is SDI?

SDI video technology isn’t something new. SDI stands for serial digital interface, and it is the standard used for digital audio and video transmission over fiber-optic or coaxial cables. SDI can transfer data at speeds of 270 Mbps to 12 Gbps.

SDI was first developed by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. Since its emergence in 1989, multiple standards have been released:

  • Standard definition
  • High definition
  • Enhanced definition
  • Dual-link HD-SDI
  • 3 Gbps SDI
  • 6 Gbps SDI
  • 12 Gbps SDI
  • 24 Gbps SDI

SDI cables can transmit uncompressed video over a long distance, which is one of its great benefits. While new technology is available, SDI is still used to connect cameras, encoders, televisions, and more.

PTZ Camera Networking With SDI

Networking a single PTZ camera using an SDI is simple and straightforward. You’ll need to connect your camera to:

  • A monitor
  • The local network

Depending on your setup, you may also connect to an audio mixer and/or an SDI to NDI converter.

Cameras with a PoE (power over ethernet) feature make it easy to power the camera and stay connected to the network.

Many SDI cameras also have HDMI outputs, which allows you to connect to a monitor. However, you can also use the SDI output if you wish.

Once your camera is connected to the network, you’ll need to decide whether you will use a static or dynamic IP. Every camera that you connect to your network can have an IP address. For long-term use, a static IP is recommended. A dynamic IP will change periodically, which can make it challenging to manage your cameras and equipment.

This is the basic setup for an SDI PTZ camera.

A multi-camera setup is a bit more complicated but still relatively simple.

  • The PTZ cameras are connected to each other using EVI DS cables.
  • SDI cables connect the cameras to the video switcher
  • An EVI control cable connects your cameras to the remote controller
  • The switcher connects to a USB converter, which connects to a monitor
  • The switcher also connects to the soundboard

The switcher plays a central role in the setup here. There are other ways to have a multi-camera setup, such as through PoE, which connects the cameras to the LAN and a livestreaming video controller.

There are multiple ways to connect a PTZ camera using SDI, but these are some simple and straightforward setups.

How Is It Useful?

The technology of SDI is still useful, even if newer technologies are available. An SDI cable:

  • Can send uncompressed video signals over a long distance
  • Can deliver broadcast-quality video
  • It is compatible with most video equipment
  • Allows for latency-free distribution of video signal

Despite being developed in 1989, SDI is still used today and, in fact, continues to evolve. The latest standard – 24 Gbps – was just released in 2020, so the technology continues to advance.

SDI Camera Pros and Cons

SDI cameras have both pros and cons, which you need to consider if you’re going to make a purchase. Let’s start with the pros first before seeing the few cons which may impact your decision to buy an SDI camera.

Pros

  • Most video sources are compatible with SDI, so there’s less concern about users not being able to produce the content.
  • Broadcast quality is clear and professional.
  • Video can be sent, uncompressed over very long distances

However, some of these pros are also cons in some circumstances.

Cons

  • Uncompressed video is much larger, which means the bandwidth demand of SDI is higher than competing technologies.

Bandwidth requirements are a concern for some professionals and not others. However, technology has rapidly advanced since SDI was introduced, and the concern of sending uncompressed video and images is slowly disappearing.

SDI technology has slowly started to be overtaken by NDI, but SDI tech is still widely used. The main reason that professionals stick with SDI is that it’s superb at sending videos over long distances without the need to compress them.

by Kyrie Mattos at June 15, 2022 05:34 PM

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The Potential of FDM Technology

3D printing has been around for decades, and like all technologies, it has changed a lot! It also can have different meanings depending on who you are speaking to.

For example, someone that has been in the industry for the last 15 to 20 years may use terminology like “grown” or “digitally grown” to refer to 3D printing. This is typically referring to Stereolithography (SLA) printers that use a vat of resin to polymerize a part because the parts look like they are growing out of the vat of liquid.

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There are many 3D printing technologies available, but the three main polymer technologies include FDMPolyJet and SL technology. In the last year, Stratasys added two innovative technologies with the Selective Absorption Fusion (SAF) and Programmable PhotoPolymerization (P3). Each of these technologies offers its own advantages and excels in different applications.

For this article, we are going to focus on FDM technology. FDM stands for Fused Deposition Modeling and uses a filament material that is extruded along a predetermined tool path. Support material is also extruded and this acts as a scaffold to allow printing overhangs. This is the original filament style that was invented by Stratasys founder Scott Crump in the 1980s and is largely unchanged. If you were to look at a 3D printer from 15 years ago, it would be similar to the 3D printers that you see today. It is the process and materials that have changed. If we look at the three FDM machines shown below, they have build volumes starting at ten inches cubed up to three feet by two feet by three feet. There are also machines that can build even larger parts on the diagonal. They also offer a wide range of 3D printing materials with the Stratasys F900 offering the most with fifteen thermoplastic options.

F900 in Additive Manufacturing Center

FDM F900 in Additive Manufacturing Center

Top 5 Industries for FDM 3D Printing >> 

FDM is an easy-to-use and general fit technology. If you are interested in bringing 3D printing in-house, we typically like to start by asking what are you doing now and what do you hope to do in the future? The answer to this question will help us to understand what the best fit is for your needs.

Design Communication

One area we see FDM having a lot of success is design communication. Prototypes are usually made to show the team how the part looks and feels. It is less function-driven and more of a fit and finish approach. If you have an electronics enclosure, for example, you might have a new component that needs to fit in the enclosure. 3D printing a prototype to test the fit is a great opportunity to determine if it is going to work.

Another example is the airplane wing prototype printed in ULTEM 9085 shown below. A physical prototype that can be held can dramatically speed up the design process saving both time and costs.  Why Choose FDM for Production Parts >> 

Processed ULTEM 9085 airplane wing

Processed ULTEM 9085 airplane wing

Fixture Design

Another great area of opportunity for 3D printing is fixture design. 3D printing allows you to prototype quickly and make parts that don’t have CAD drawings using 3D scanners. Creating a fixture can be more difficult and this is where 3D printing and 3D scanning can have an impact. We can scan the parts and create a fixture designed specifically for additive manufacturing. This is called designing for additive manufacturing (DFAM), and it’s a design process that allows for making parts that work very well and would be cost or time prohibitive to use alternative methods. An example of this would be a company that makes a part that requires customization. This is a good opportunity to create parts that don’t require tooling.

Jig & Fixtures Example

Jig & Fixtures Example

The Success of FDM 3D Printing

FDM 3D printing can be successful for low volume, high complexity applications and prototyping. We can make large parts very quickly, especially compared to traditional manufacturing methods. Additive manufacturing allows us to not only save costs but also save time in labor and production.

Download our whitepaper to learn more about: 

  • Reducing manufacturing cost
  • Improving production efficiency
  • Minimizing lead times and delays
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by TriMech Solutions, LLC at June 15, 2022 12:33 PM

June 14, 2022

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Comprehensive Data Room Review: Choose The Best One

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The area of security is becoming particularly important. But how do you secure your data in such an environment? If this is your subject, get ready to find and read more about virtual data rooms for the life sciences, for example. 

When storing your data is scattered on different disks, in the cloud, in-network storage, in personal cloud connectors, and in other solutions such as OneDrive or Documentum. This makes it difficult to work: you have to switch between different repositories to find and use files. Digital Workspace simplifies access to files by allowing easy synchronization between different applications, devices, clouds, enterprise servers, and content management systems.

Share and work safely on business-critical documents. Decide on the best service for you: iDeals or Citrix Virtual Data Rooms?

All about iDeals Data Room

It is best suited for small and large projects.

Price

iDeals offers three pricing plans. It also provides a 30-day free trial.

iDeals Dashboard

iDeals Solutions is experienced and trusted virtual data room provider. Their expertise and exceptional results have been tried and tested by investment bankers, attorneys, and top executives in businesses around the world.

As the most results-oriented and flexible company on the market, iDeals VDR always listens to clients and offers them the safest, most convenient, and fastest solution to achieve their strategic goals in any type of transaction.

Features of iDeals

  • Drag-and-drop features for file uploads
  • Smart filters, keyword search, and bulk print/download operations
  • It also provides automatic index numbering and full-text search functions
  • Data centers are located in different regions to maximize the speed of cross-border access
  • Graphic reports visually represent bidder activity, accelerating analysis and decision-making

Technical details of iDeals

Languages Supported: English, German, Spanish, French, Dutch, Italian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Swedish, and Korean

Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iPhone/iPad, Windows Phone.

Download size: Unlimited

Storage: Unlimited

Summary

The iDeals Virtual Data Room is a great platform that is easy to use and provides an unparalleled level of customer service.

The iDeals data room software combines a user-friendly interface with comprehensive features. It supports over 25 file formats. It gives you full control to keep your data private.

In addition, their diverse reporting system is extremely useful when you need analytical data about your data room.

It’s the highest level of security and customer support at a great price for both experienced users and novices.

All about Citrix Data Room

Best for middle to large projects.

Price

Citrix Virtual Data Room offers a flat fee pricing model starting at $375 per month. Users get a 10% discount if they pay annually. Citrix ShareFile is priced higher than other virtual data rooms designed for small businesses. However, for mid-sized companies, Citrix ShareFile is on par with its competitors. To find out the pricing for their services, you must fill out a special form on their website and provide some information about your company to calculate the cost. For information about pricing plans, prices and services, users should contact the sales department or contact the site manager to get all the necessary information about the online data room. According to customer reviews on special Internet sites, Citrix is an expensive software product.

Citrix Dashboard

Citrix Systems is a reliable company providing cloud services for online business deals and employee workflow needs. Citrix Workspaces is virtual data room software for online deals and includes all tools necessary for document management. Clients can use additional Citrix Systems software to cover process needs.

Features of Citrix

  • Two-Factor Authentications
  • Access Expiration
  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
  • No Plug-ins
  • Scroll-Through Document Viewer
  • Mobile Device Interface
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Automatic Numerical Indexing
  • Drag & Drop Upload
  • Archives Upload & Extraction
  • Document Version Control
  • Tracking of All User Activity
  • Real-Time Audit Trail

Technical Details of Citrix

Languages Supported: Multilingual

Platform: iOS, Android, Cloud, Linux, Web, SaaS, Windows.

Download size: Unlimited

Storage: Unlimited

Summary

A secure virtual data room solution stores confidential data and workflows so remote access is protected on any device, anywhere. 

Citrix is characterized by the simplicity of its overall layout and arrangement of features. But at the same time, the company has no record of data mishandling or security mishaps.

Citrix Content Collaboration virtual data room provides IT with a robust, secure solution with extensive security features to protect data and workflows. 

Create and protect sensitive workflows while arming IT with proactive analytics to have full visibility into the environment. 

Main Advantages of Data Rooms

Focus on your business with this software that offers a bunch of perks.

Benefits of iDeals 

  • It’s extremely simple. Online data rooms are so easy to use that new users don’t need training. It only takes 15 minutes to set up a data room.
  • You can use any computer, browser, or mobile device. No plug-ins are required.
  • A simple drag & drop upload gives you the ability to import the entire index structure into the data room.
  • No document preparation is required. The service supports 25+ file formats for safe viewing, printing, and uploading.
  • You can easily shrink text, an image, or an area of a document right in the data room to protect sensitive data.
  • Copy and paste email addresses to invite hundreds of users into the data room due diligence in a minute possible.
  • Intuitive document digital rights management to configure which files can be viewed, printed, or downloaded for each user.

Benefits of Citrix

  • Easily expandable and shrinkable on demand and has high availability by default.
  • Unique passwords and granular data room access configurations for an unlimited number of client users.
  • Protect Sensitive Data. Citrix Analytics for Security uses machine learning to detect and defend against security threats in real-time.
  • Citrix Virtual Data Room enables implementers of complex transactions to manage, navigate and optimize decision-making with flexible workflows.
  • Faster and More Secure Agreements. Virtual Data Room protects your critical workflows, speeds up confidential business agreements, and creates an environment that promotes productivity. Users can automate workflows, track changes in real-time, obtain legally binding electronic signatures, and speed document approvals. Regardless of location, priority transactions and agreements can be completed faster without sacrificing security or convenience.
  • Activity Monitoring for Complete Transparency. With Citrix Content Collaboration, comprehensive audit logs and click trails provide full transparency of all user activity. You can schedule account reports and receive instant email notifications about account activity.
  • Citrix ShareFile data room support team is available 24/7 via phone, email, and a chatbot on their website.

“iDeals or Citrix?” The Conclusion

So, manage your most sensitive cases digitally with one of these services. Protect your data and workflows with dynamic watermarks from iDeals or Citrix.

The flexibility of these data rooms means business is conducted anywhere, on any device. Decide on the best option for you and provide a secure, unified experience for applications, content, and data workflows.

by Kyrie Mattos at June 14, 2022 06:03 PM

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Is 3DEXPERIENCE Works a Good Fit for my Business?

I’m often asked whether 3DEXPERIENCE Works is a good fit for a business in one fashion or another. The following points can help answer this question.

Cloud Initiatives

Reducing onsite IT infrastructure has multiple benefits and is a big benefit to many organizations. First, it allows for the reduction of local and onsite IT infrastructure. Project data and assets such as SOLIDWORKS files, office documents, PDFs, can all be stored in the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. The CAD data is the backbone on which the platform operates, so everything can be connected to the design data. There isn’t a cloud server to maintain with the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. All server upgrades are handled by Dassault Systèmes.

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Second, it allows for users to efficiently work remotely. Design teams can be spread out and still connect to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to work on the project and collaborate with teammates. In many cases, companies have found that they can be more productive when people are given the option to work remotely.. With the data in the cloud, a user can simply connect to the internet and begin working.

SOLIDWORKS Cloud Technology

SOLIDWORKS Cloud Technology

Communication

Communication is one area where there is room for continuous improvement. 3DEXPERIENCE enables teams stay in touch with each other while working remotely. There are communities within the platform which operate like digital project books – storing all the relevant information about a project. Engineering changes can be tracked with full traceability of what happened and who approved the changes. Data can also be shared with outside vendors allowing them to redline and markup designs if changes are necessary. It can also track conversations about a single file. Typically, conversations have been done through email but storing the conversations digitally in the platform allows users to access the information from anywhere, even if they weren’t included in the email string.

3DSwym Communities

3DSwym Communities

Growth

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform isn’t just a data management system. It’s also a business development platform. There are tools to aid in all aspects of simulation, manufacturing, analysis, sales and marketing. Just a few of the exciting opportunities for growth are in simulation and manufacturing. Robotics and automation are big in manufacturing these days, and the platform offers tools to assist in programming robots and laying out production lines. Being able to plan a line ahead of time and more efficiently in the development process can save headaches and changes late in the process when they are exponentially more difficult. The simulation tools are also world class. Some of the electromagnetic analysis tools will allow users to accurately place the electronic components that exist in almost every design today.

Summary

3DEXPERIENCE Works is a good fit for anyone looking to empower their designers by allowing them to access their data from anywhere, improve design communication, and prepare for future growth. There are many more benefits to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, so continually check back for additional tools and information.

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by TriMech Solutions, LLC at June 14, 2022 01:16 PM

June 13, 2022

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Five tips to help you pass the CSWP exam

Perhaps you’ve only just discovered the wonderful world of SOLIDWORKS certifications, or maybe it’s something you’ve been aware of for a while. Either way, you’ve reached the point where you’re thinking about, or preparing to take the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional exam, CSWP. Well, you’ve come to the right place! After recently completing the exam with a perfect score, I want to share few tips and tricks that might assist in achieving this certification. In addition to self-accomplishment of a challenging exam, there are other reasons why you should want to take these certifications.

Before we begin, let’s talk a little bit about the certification pathway. While there are currently no prerequisites needed to complete the CSWP certification, it is intended to serve as the next step in the SOLIDWORKS certification program, after completing the CSWA certification (Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate). That said, it’s common for most people to acquire their CSWA before taking a shot at the CSWP certification.

CSWP exam certification

CSWP exam certification

The CSWP exam is divided into three separate segments. These segments can be performed in any order and at any time. If unsuccessful with a particular segment, only that needs to be attempted again. Once all three segments have been successfully completed, you will be awarded the CSWP certification. More detailed information regarding the certification, as well as each of the individual segments can be found on the SOLIDWORKS website.

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Now Let’s Help You Pass the CSWP Exam

Time is everything!

Perhaps, the greatest piece of advice that I could have received prior to performing the exams is to be mindful of time! Each exam segment has an allotted time limit, which has been well gauged in relation to the number of questions and complexity. That said, if you find yourself stuck on a question, don’t spend more than a couple of minutes troubleshooting before moving on. Take note of the question, and revisit it if you have time at the end of the exam. Before you begin any segment, ensure as best you can that you have a quiet and comfortable workspace, with no interruptions.

SAVE AS you go

Unless starting a new problem set, use “save as” to create a new file for each question. For example, you begin question 1 with a new part and save it as Q-01. Question 2 now uses that same part but requires modification, before you do so, perform a “save as” on Q-01 and name it Q-02. This way you can go back and check or correct any questions quickly.

Get a bird’s eye view

In many cases, questions are based in a series, building off the work performed in a question prior. This being the case, a quick review of all the questions at the beginning of the exam, could be very useful in determining the best design process or use of features. However, this really should be a quick review, as again, you’ll want to be mindful of your time.

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Read the signs!

The exam switches back and forth between multiple choice questions and user inputs. The multiple-choice questions are a great opportunity to check your work, especially with a subset of questions, where each build off the last. If you’re answer differs by more than a few decimal points compared to the multiple-choice options available, this is a strong indicator that you might want to go back to the first question of the subset and check your work.

The keyboard and mouse are both your friends

Set yourself up for success by customizing your mouse gesture wheel, shortcut bar and hot keys. The last thing you want, is to be searching for a feature or wasting time by not having the right shortcuts in place. Something as simple as hot keys for commonly used views could save you valuable time.

So…think you have what it takes to pass?

Give it a shot! And if you don’t, we have workshops to help build your confidence to pass your exam with flying colors. I’ve taken the workshop and I truly believe that it was a contributing factor to my successful score.

CSWP Workshop

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by Brent Rodgers at June 13, 2022 12:19 PM

June 11, 2022

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How Does a Digital Yuan App and Wallet Work?

In India, we use different online applications to do day-to-day transactions, such as Google Pay, PhonePe, Paytm, Online banking applications, and PayPal. Still, these are the applications that make money exchangeable with physical cash. For instance, if I send you money in digital form via one of the above applications, I request you to give me the paper cash in exchange for the money that I sent, and you will provide me with paper currency.

We do it through these online applications, but the digital currency term is separate in China because there are also different online payment methods such as Alipay, WeChat Pay, and other online banking applications. Still, people of China have started using the digital yuan app for transactions. So what is the difference between the usual online payment application and the digital yuan application? Let’s read the full article to understand it or visit the yuan pay group app.

Digital yuan in brief

Digital yuan is a new term in china that enables Chinese citizens to use it for buying goods and services online or offline using a single mobile application called digital yuan application that is available on the Chinese app store. Still, you will not find it in the other countries’ app stores.

The main motive for creating this digital yuan is to make China digital and remove physical money from the country so that people can only use digital money. The government and the central bank of china can track the small to small transactions of a single user, which will help prevent fraud, money laundering, exchange of illegal goods and services, and tax evasions.

Since the control of your digital yuan is in the hands of the government, when you break any rule, the government will automatically deduct money from your digital wallet, making the proper legal discipline or system in china.

Difference between other online payment applications and the Digital yuan application

Many people asked this question: If there are already online payment applications such as Alipay and WeChat pay in china, what is unique in the digital yuan application? Well, let’s understand it with an illustration given below:-

Suppose you use the Alipay application to do online transactions such as paying your friends or to offline and online merchants to buy goods and services. Still, the problem is that you are using a third-party company’s payment system that may be bankrupt in the future, and you have to bear the loss in case of losing your money.

And the second problem is that these digital payments will not prevent the circulation of cash in the country because you can send in money from Alipay or WeChat pay and take the money in exchange, which means the money is in circulation. Still, the Chinese government wants to make the economy cashless.

The digital yuan app is under the custody of China’s government and central bank, which means they can control and manage people’s funds and prevent physical cash from more powerful nations.

About the digital yuan app

The digital yuan application is a platform recently launched in the top 23 cities of China, meaning the people in these cities can use the digital yuan application. This application has the same user interface as the other online applications, such as Alipay and WeChat Pay, so people do not have to face any issues operating the application.

The digital yuan application is only accessible through the Chinese app stores and available on the IOS and android app stores. The foreigners cannot download the application because it is not available internationally.

Still, the government plans to launch it internationally to reach more significant markets and gain popularity. The installation of the digital yuan application is increasing rapidly, which crossed two-fifty million (250M) downloads.

Is a digital yuan wallet different?

Yes, digital yuan is an application, and a wallet is an in-built part of the application that you can use to store or hold the digital yuan and send and receive the digital yuan through the same wallet.

For instance, you all know about the PayPal payment gateway that is an application but has a wallet where you can see the received funds from your bank or other people who sent you and use it according to your choice. So wallet is a space on the application that will help you store the digital coins; similarly, the digital yuan wallet works.

by Kyrie Mattos at June 11, 2022 06:43 AM

June 10, 2022

The Javelin Blog

Creating Cable Harness Drawings with SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D

Whether you’re manufacturing cable harnesses yourself or through an external vendor, it’s crucial that the drawings are congruent with their electrical requirements.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D seamlessly allows mechanical designers to pull electrical data directly from the schematics, providing an efficient path from 2D to 3D documentation.

Watch the on-demand SOLIDWORKS Electrical webinar as TriMech Solutions Consultant, Tony Buccino, explores how a designer can route and detail a simple cable harness by leveraging the combined power of SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D!

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During this On-demand Webinar you will learn:

  • Harness Assembly Creation
  • Connection Guideline Visualization
  • Auto-Routing Cable Elements, Breakouts
  • Flattening the Routed Cable
  • Creating Associative Fabrication Drawing

This TriMech Solution Webinar is presented by:

Tony Buccino, Solutions Consultant

Tony has 19+ years of experience using SOLIDWORKS, 5+ years of teaching SOLIDWORKS, 5+ years of experience in life sciences design (specifically MRI and medical devices) and 4+ years in the oil and food pump additive systems design field. He has CSWE and Elite AE certifications.

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by Rod Mackay at June 10, 2022 12:00 PM

June 09, 2022

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Create Designs Anywhere with the SOLIDWORKS Cloud Offer

The same team that developed SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD is excited to bring you the next generation of design tools: SOLIDWORKS Cloud.

The SOLIDWORKS Cloud offer combines new and exciting design and collaboration tools that will allow you to move seamlessly to the cloud and always stay up to date. It’s time to say goodbye to costly IT overhead and hello to the future of design.

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What’s included in the SOLIDWORKS Cloud

The SOLIDWORKS Cloud offer features:

  • Browser-based tools available on any device
  • A curated collection of purpose-built design tools
  • A connected platform with built-in data management
  • Powerful features for ideation, detailed design, collaboration, marketing, and much more.

Download the white paper below to learn more about SOLIDWORKS Cloud and how you can achieve your goals with subdivision, parametric, sheet metal, and structural tools bundled together.

SOLIDWORKS Cloud Design Anywhere

SOLIDWORKS Cloud Design Anywhere

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by Rod Mackay at June 09, 2022 12:00 PM

June 08, 2022

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Shop Floor control that will help you reduce downtime, eliminate overruns, and improve quality

In the realm of demand-driven manufacturing, where manufacturers must consistently do more with less, real-time visibility to information to help control the shop floor is imperative.

DELMIAWorks goes beyond the collection and integration of shop floor data. Real-time shop floor control is a core component within the manufacturing ERP system. DELMIAWorks makes this data visible and actionable – in an instant – to everyone, at every level within your organization, and in fact, across your entire supply chain. As a result, your organization and supply chain can:

  • Take a proactive approach to prevent problems
  • Track and improve quality
  • Drive lean manufacturing principles
  • Meet customer demands
  • Ensure data accuracy
  • Improve shop floor efficiency
  • Increase profitability

Shop Floor Control Example

Learn how DELMIAWorks manages the end-to-end operations of Onyx Hose & Tube, including complex always-changing costing operations that manage to keep the organization profitable despite the unpredictability of the market and American/Canadian currency exchange rate.

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by Dassault Systèmes at June 08, 2022 12:48 PM

June 07, 2022

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Skilled and Non-skilled Casino Games at the UK Casinos: What Is Better?

To avoid losing all your money to the casino, you will want to play one of the “skilled” casino games, which are based not on chance but demand a certain amount of ability on your part. Non-skilled casino games are another option. You do not need to have a high degree of talent to win these games. All you have to do is make a deposit and see what happens. To make your online casino experience more enjoyable, online casinos provide a wide range of bonuses. Bonuses and promotions are perks, such as new no deposit bonuses and other sign-up incentives. Most people who participate in online casino gaming do it as a pastime or a means to earn income. 

The ability to win money in certain games is purely based on chance, while in others, it is a combination of skill and luck. Slot machines are one of the best examples of casino games that rely on chance. As a result, when you play online slots, all you have to do is change your bet and spin the wheels to win. The result is entirely a matter of chance and randomness. To boost one’s chances of winning, one must have a particular degree of knowledge and competence.

Skill and Non-Skilled Games. What Does It Mean?

A player’s skill level is what determines whether or not they will win money playing casino games with a skill component. A game’s result is determined more by the participants’ abilities than by random chance. When it comes to casino games, casino software developers strive to make them accessible to players of all skill levels, including those just beginning. These players get significant compensation for their hard work to win the game under this arrangement. The main difference between skill-based casino games and non-skill-based casino games is that skill-based casino games demand players to utilize their judgment. To succeed, the latter does not need the development of any new skills. Once you have decided on a stake, the algorithm will take care of the rest. Casino gambling and tourism are very popular all over the world, and it will be useful for every gambler to know that the Iconic Vegas mega-resort sold for a cool $1 billion.

Games of no skill use random number generators to determine result outcomes. With the use of a computer algorithm, there is no way to foretell what will happen in the end since the results are so unexpected. The house has higher chances of winning in non-skilled games due to the way they are set up. This basic rule of thumb applies more strongly than in other luck-based games. Even if you have a lot of talent, it will not affect the result of non-skill-based games since there are no external factors involved.

Difference Between the Two Casino Games

You may improve your winnings at any moment by playing a casino game that relies on ability rather than luck. When a player has a successful session, the payback % will be increased accordingly. As a bonus, the more money you wager, the higher your reward. Consequently, Internet casinos that want to attract high rollers offer more significant payout percentages. In addition, gamers may benefit from promotions like the £20 no deposit casino. It is often held that skill-based games are unfair since just a few players have the edge over the bulk of players.

It is perfectly legal to participate in casino games for amusement without the need to have skills. Gamblers frequently participate in casino games only on the basis of luck since no specific skills or knowledge are required. All you have to worry about in these games is the loss of capital or funds. Like other pure-chance games, slot machines provide an excellent illustration, such as blackjack. The following are some casino games that require either skill or luck.

Skilled-Based Casino Games

There are a variety of casino games that you can play skillfully in order to win. The most popular examples include poker and craps. While these are all great games to play, they each require a different level of skill in order to be successful.

  • Poker: Poker is the most diverse and comprehensive of skill-based gambling games. A wide range of talents are required for success at poker, and these skills must be taught and understood correctly. As a result, you can only win if you have the better hand or can persuade your competitors that you do. Though you are playing poker in a specific format, you may still win even if you have the worst hand. To add to the fun, 52-card decks cards often include jokers in the more traditional casino poker games.
  • Craps: If you want to win and keep winning, you’ll need a lot of practice in craps. One of the most demanding casino games to learn is craps. Although the game is challenging, a small percentage of casino clients are drawn to it repeatedly. This game has a lot of rules and is fast-paced, which makes it difficult for beginner players to understand. The more you play this game, the better you will become at it. It is tough to play this game since it requires time and effort to learn the rules. The roll of a dice determines the winner and loser of every game.

Casino Games That Are Non-Skilled

Most casino games are based on luck, and sometimes people win, as did Mitt Romney, who hit a Jackpot in the Nevada Caucuses, but there are a few games that require some skill to win. If you’re looking for an edge over the house, these are the games you should play:

  • Roulette: If you’re interested in playing online roulette, you don’t need a lot of prior experience to get started. Working hard and dedicating enough time to get a good income is possible for motivated people. Roulette is a great place to start if you have never played before. As a result, it is a popular choice for players who want to play at land-based casinos and those who prefer to gamble online. It is possible to play this game in a variety of different ways.
  • Keno: It is easy to learn the rules of Keno, another casino game that does not need much talent. If a participant wants to participate, they must select ten numbers from an available range of one to eighty. When playing keno, the closer your guesses are to reality, the more money you earn. To win this game, all it takes is a little skill and a little strategy. If you are more fortunate, you are more likely to have your numbers selected by the random number generator. 

Conclusion

In the end, it is up to the individual gambler to decide which casino game to play. The outcome of a casino game is entirely dependent on your luck or skill, no matter where you play. The result of the game is not affected by human actions. All players must decide how much money they are willing to put at stake and which bets they will put in each round. On the other hand, casino games involving talent need many possible outcomes that might either result in a loss or a profit.

by Kyrie Mattos at June 07, 2022 10:38 PM

6 Entertainment Apps to Download Today

Popular Apps Are Leaving the Apple Watch

Everyone knows that smartphones are amazing devices that can do so many things. Yet, with all of their capabilities, it can be hard to know which app is the best one for the task at hand. That’s why this article has actually been put together – this list of the top entertainment will help you make the most of your phone! Whether you’re looking to watch a movie, listen to music, or keep up with the latest news and trends, it has got you covered. So, without further ado, here are the picks for the must-have entertainment apps!

1. Word game apps

Word game apps are all truly the rage these days, and there is one in particular that has been taking the world by storm – Words With Friends. This app allows you to play a friendly game of Scrabble with anyone else who has the app, no matter where they are in the world. It’s a great way to stay connected with friends, and it’s also a lot of fun!

2. Racing game apps

For those who like a little bit of competition, there are plenty of racing game apps available to download. One of the most popular is Real Racing 3, which offers stunning graphics and realistic gameplay. There are also plenty of arcade-style racing games available, such as CSR Racing 2, which is perfect for those who want something a little more fast-paced.

3. Music streaming apps

If you’re a music lover, then you’ll definitely want to check out some of the best music streaming apps that are available. Spotify is one of the most popular, allowing you to listen to millions of songs on your phone or tablet. Apple Music is another great option, offering access to over 45 million songs. And if you’re looking for something a little different, Tidal is a great option that offers high-quality audio streaming.

4. News apps

Keeping up with the news is important, and there are plenty of great apps that can help you do just that. The BBC News app is a great option for those who want to stay up-to-date with the latest news from around the world. CNN’s app is also a great choice, offering breaking news stories as well as in-depth articles. And for a more personalized experience, Google News is an excellent option that allows you to customize your news feed to suit your interests.

5. Online casino apps

For those who enjoy a little bit of gambling, there are plenty of online casino apps available. The Best online casino will have features like a live dealer, multiple payment options, and bonuses. When it comes to choosing casino apps, look out for things like security features, game variety, and user reviews. This is key as you want to find the right site for you and your needs.

6. Shooting game apps

If you’re a fan of first-person shooter games, then you’ll be pleased to know that there are plenty of shooting game apps available. One of the most popular is Call of Duty: Mobile, which offers a great mix of multiplayer and single-player action. There are also plenty of other great options available, such as PUBG Mobile and Fortnite.

So, there you have it – the top entertainment apps to download today! Whether you’re looking for something to pass the time or you want to stay up to date with the latest trends, these apps will definitely help you out. So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and download them now!

by Josh Mings at June 07, 2022 09:37 PM

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New Cloud Tools available when you upgrade your old SOLIDWORKS

Do you know how the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform can grow and benefit your team with powerful cloud data management tools?

Watch the on-demand webinar, as TriMech Solutions Consultant – 3DEXPERIENCE, Wayne White, explores an exciting new toolset for SOLIDWORKS customers coming back onto SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service. We all know the many benefits of subscription — latest updates, technical support and customer care visits.

Now, there are additional reasons to consider coming back on to SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service (maintenance) and that is to gain a powerful set of tools in the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.

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During this SOLIDWORKS On-demand Webinar you will learn:

  • What is the SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service
  • What is the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform?
  • Why the Cloud is so compelling right now?
  • Understanding the architecture of the Platform
  • How can your team possibly grow with the 3DEXPERIENCE?

This TriMech Solution Webinar is presented by:

Wayne White, Solutions Consultant – 3DEXPERIENCE

Wayne has 7+ years of experience with all SOLIDWORKS products at a reseller level and has been using SOLIDWORKS for nearly 20 years. He fine-tuned his mechanical engineering skills both in school at Penn State and in the industry with various design capacities including Honda and locally Aquion Energy.

 

Alissa Podgorny, Product Sales Specialist – 3DEXPERIENCE

Alissa has been with TriMech since 2019 and is our 3DEXPERIENCE & DELMIAWorks Sales Specialist. Before joining the TriMech team, Alissa worked in sales in many different fields and was the business development manager for a corporate lodging service. She also owned a small furniture store where she assembled, displayed and sold discount furniture and was a franchise owner of a paint and sip art studio.

What to Upgrade your SOLIDWORKS?

Contact the Javelin team today to upgrade your old SOLIDWORKS and come back onto SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service »

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by Rod Mackay at June 07, 2022 12:00 PM

June 06, 2022

The Javelin Blog

Simulation Tools Available on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

Do you know what simulation tools are available to you with 3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation?

Watch our SIMULIA on-demand webinar, as TriMech Technical Manager – 3DEXPERIENCE, Matt Kokoski, will present some of the basic simulation tools available on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. We will show you how to take SOLIDWORKS design and verify how well it will work under load. We will determine where areas of high stress occur and what changes we can make, and then use SIMULIA simulation tools on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to verify those changes:

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During this On-demand webinar you will learn:

  • How to save SOLIDWORKS designs to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform
  • Setup and solve a structural problem
  • Use cloud computing resources to assist in solving times
  • Make a change to the design
  • Verify the change

This On-demand Webinar is presented by:

Matt Kokoski

Matt Kokoski, Technical Manager – 3DEXPERIENCE

Matt has 20+ years as a SOLIDWORKS Application Engineer helping, training and supporting customers in a wide range of industries. He has experience designing in the automotive and agricultural machinery markets. He is a CSWE, Elite Application Engineer and Technical Manager for the Mid-Atlantic region.

 

Alissa Podgorny, Product Sales Specialist – 3DEXPERIENCE

Alissa has been with TriMech since 2019 and is our 3DEXPERIENCE & DELMIAWorks Sales Specialist. Before joining the TriMech team, Alissa worked in sales in many different fields and was the business development manager for a corporate lodging service. She also owned a small furniture store where she assembled, displayed and sold discount furniture and was a franchise owner of a paint and sip art studio.

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by Rod Mackay at June 06, 2022 12:46 PM

June 04, 2022

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Everything About Car Insurance Underwriters

Who exactly gets to say whether or not you qualify for car insurance from a certain provider? Car insurance judge is an unattractive title, so they are known as car insurance underwriters. In a nutshell, an insurance underwriter works for a certain insurance provider and has two main duties –to determine if a potential policyholder is insurable and price their policy if they do qualify. So, the writing part of underwriting comes from the fact they write out what the policy will entail and how much it will cost. They also have a role in the policy renewal process for existing policyholders. To understand what an insurance underwriter does or if you wish to enter that field, this post is for you.

The Job of Car Insurance Underwriters

The entire business of insurance is based on risk. Policyholders of not just car insurance but homeowners’, renters, and more are all surveyed by their risk and probability of having to file a claim. When a claim is filed, insurance companies aren’t exactly thrilled about having to payout. However, that’s their job and what they signed up for. That’s why insurance rates after claims are higher than before. Insurance underwriters are able to give an estimate on how likely someone is to file a claim and will either charge them a certain amount for coverage or deny them a policy altogether. Every insurance company has a different standard for what is an acceptable risk, so there is a variety of pricing and coverage options.

How Car Insurance Underwriters do Their Jobs

If you understand how the pricing of car insurance works, then you’ll have no problem understanding how car insurance underwriters do their jobs. There are several personal and vehicle factors that determine how much you spend on car insurance. These are different for everybody, and that’s why narrowing down insurance averages can be difficult. The following personal factors that car insurance underwriters will look at are:

  • Age – It’s the most well-known fact about car insurance. Younger and newer drivers tend to have the highest insurance rates of them all. That is why teen drivers are often put on their parents’ existing policy. People tend to get their own insurance around age 26. It’s also at that point when car insurance rates begin to average out since you have more of driving history.
  • Driving record – Naturally, your driving history outlined in your record will be looked at by underwriters. They are checking for any accidents and traffic violations to see if you have a history of them in order to gauge your risk. Safe drivers are always prioritized in the car insurance business and are usually rewarded because of it –more on that later.
  • Past insurance history – Like markups of accidents and violations, you also have a record of all your past insurance claims. This is another important thing that underwriters may first inquire about. Again, the idea is that you don’t want to use your insurance a lot.
  • Place of residence – A zip code tells an insurance underwriter about your area or neighborhood’s traffic patterns, population, and crime rates. These are all factors they need to look at the price of your policy. You typically won’t be turned away by an insurance provider for being from a certain area unless they don’t operate in that area.

What Car Insurance Underwriters Look at When it Comes to Vehicles

Cars obviously play an equally significant role in pricing auto insurance. Several people shop for cars with the insurance costs of certain ones in mind, in fact. Underwriters base their car valuations both on risk and value. Here is what they look at when it comes to cars:

  • Make, and model – The kind of car you own will firstly be observed and considered by the underwriters. Luxury cars, like Porsche, for example, will naturally have higher rates than a make like Hyundai. This is often due to the car’s speed capabilities and the cost of repairs in the event of damage. Electric cars are notable for their higher insurance rates for this reason.
  • Car age – Older cars tend to not require as much coverage as brand-new ones. This can be the case if the car is bought used. At the same time, an old car may have a proven track record of safety that can also lead to lower premiums than a new one.
  • Replacement value – This refers to your car’s current value at any given point when you have ownership of it. How much coverage you carry is entirely based on your car’s value to replace and repair. There are several resources like the Kelly Blue Book you can use to gauge the value of your car.

What Car Insurance Underwriters Like to See

Now with all the technical knowledge of what car insurance underwriters are and do, here are some tips to get a more positive evaluation from them. While you can’t help certain factors like your age, the following you can:

  • Be the safest driver you can be – This includes steering clear of accidents and traffic violations by making safe driving a regular habit. There are plenty of resources that can help with this –like defensive driving courses. Underwriters will make a note of that and may even cut you the defensive driving discount. Safe drivers are always awarded discounts by insurance providers and pay the lowest rates.
  • Maintain a good credit score – According to reports, insurance companies do look at potential customers’ credit scores to gauge how financially reliable they are. After all, car insurance is all about making your monthly payments on time. Having a good credit score will more than increase your likelihood of an underwriter’s approval.

Other Kinds of Insurance Underwriting

Homeowners’ and life insurance is another example of an underwriting process. Like with car insurance, underwriters will look at risks concerning homes and health like materials used to build the house, local crime rates, climate, family health history, and even specific things like how close you are to the nearest fire or police station. In conclusion, the job of an insurance underwriter is to think of everything that can and will go wrong and the likelihood of it happening, whether it’s in the car, at home, or health-related.

by Elle Gellrich at June 04, 2022 05:28 PM

June 03, 2022

The Javelin Blog

Why You Should Manage Your Product Data on the Cloud?

Have you ever thought there was an easier way to store data, share principal components with your team and have a safe, efficient way to safeguard your intellectual property?

Has your team shied away from a typical on-premise solution or maybe your team is looking to transition to the Cloud? Has your team grown to all parts of the world? With the 3DEXPERIENCE Works PDM, these are now immediate capabilities for your team. Touting all the benefits of Cloud technology, Dassault Systems has spared no expense in creating an easy-to-use, out-of-the-box data management system that can grow with your team.

Watch the on-demand webinar to learn how the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform can improve your team’s productivity and do this with little to no IT overhead. It can be as simple as storing files in the Cloud, but can be as expansive as a full Product Lifecycle Management tool, ready to integrate for your whole team.

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During this On-demand Webinar you will learn:

  • Understand current data management possibilities
  • What is Cloud?
  • What is the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform?
  • IT requirements
  • Expansive potential of the platform

This TriMech Solution Webinar is presented by:

Wayne White, Solutions Consultant – 3DEXPERIENCE

Wayne has 7+ years of experience with all SOLIDWORKS products at a reseller level and has been using SOLIDWORKS for nearly 20 years. He fine-tuned his mechanical engineering skills both in school at Penn State and in the industry with various design capacities including Honda and locally Aquion Energy.

 

Alissa Podgorny, Product Sales Specialist – 3DEXPERIENCE

Alissa has been with TriMech since 2019 and is our 3DEXPERIENCE & DELMIAWorks Sales Specialist. Before joining the TriMech team, Alissa worked in sales in many different fields and was the business development manager for a corporate lodging service. She also owned a small furniture store where she assembled, displayed and sold discount furniture and was a franchise owner of a paint and sip art studio.

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by Rod Mackay at June 03, 2022 12:00 PM

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5 Important Business Lessons From the Casino Industry

Whether you manage a giant corporation, a small firm, or work independently, business lessons from the real money casinos may teach you valuable business skills. Offering no dep free spins, casinos introduce winning innovations and more effective market tactics to compete in a highly competitive market, making sure that the odds are in their favor and that they get a fair share of the market.

The vast number of aspects of running a casino successfully will surprise you. Every decision is crucial since it might be the difference between earning or losing money.

So, what are the essential lessons any business leader should learn? And why should you learn these lessons from the casino industry?

Below are the five most important business lessons from the casino industry that we believe would be a valuable source of inspiration for existing businesses and entrepreneurs that are just getting started.

The Key to Success Is Customer Loyalty

Customer loyalty is one area where the casino industry stands out. Instead of focusing on attracting new customers, the majority of online casinos focus on keeping existing clients and making them feel special.

This might take the form of regular bonuses, special offers, and discounts for players, or it can take on a whole new level, with some casinos rewarding loyalty with free holidays and expensive meals.

Online casinos understand the importance of customer loyalty. So, they always provide:

  • High-quality service;
  • A diverse range of games, including slot machines, blackjack, poker, roulette, keno, and dice;
  • They make it fun for all players to win by offering exciting promotions and rewards.

This benefits the casino as well as the client. The more loyal customers they maintain, the happier their employees are, and the greater their chances of success in a competitive market.

The casino industry is an excellent example of customer loyalty since casinos understand attracting new consumers and keeping those who return. When new users sign up, they receive bonuses and promotions and reward long-term players frequently.

Online casinos go out of their way to adapt their services to each customer’s preferences and provide cutting-edge software, technology, and games.

Those in the business world who want to maintain and grow their client base can inspire successful casino loyalty programs ahead of other customer businesses.

It’s great to reward your customers, but good service is much better. It’s always a good idea to treat your customers adequately.

Don’t Be Afraid to Try and Fail

Online Gambling is an excellent teacher of the concepts of risk and reward. Those that play real money online casinos know that the desired reward depends on the risk you’re willing to take. However, a thin line between risk and recklessness should not be crossed.

The casino industry knows the value of experimentation. They don’t rely on what has worked in the past to make them successful – they are constantly eager to try new things and find new methods to develop their online business.

They put a lot of time, effort, and money into research and experiment because it’s all about being always one step ahead of their competitors and learning from their mistakes, so they know what not to do.

Keep in mind that businesses that stay in one position over time frequently fail first. The experiment is more than simply taking risks. It is also about anticipating trends or even creating new ones. As a result, online casinos are the first to adopt new technologies and incorporate them into their products and services. For example, the casino now provides gaming through a live streaming platform with real-life dealers and Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, adopting cryptocurrency as a deposit and withdrawal method. So, experimentation always leads to innovation and being ahead of the competition.

Choices Create Value

Licensed casinos have expanded to new areas and achieved record-breaking incomes due to the continuous legalization of gambling-related activities and the rise of the online casino demand in many parts of the world. According to the most recent estimates statistics, the global online gambling market will be worth more than 92.9 billion U.S. dollars in 2023.

While developing your primary product and sustaining a high level of quality is critical, a successful business owner must always thrive and make sure that the best options are provided to customers.

This is why online casinos constantly add new games to their gaming options. If you can’t offer new exciting features to your customers, be sure that your competitors will.

The casino business knows the value of providing players with different new features, so they don’t limit their options to just one game or one category of games.

This ensures that players always find something fun and exciting that they enjoy and come back regularly.

Learn the Financial Management

Financial management is the process of managing a company’s finances in a successful way while being compliant with the law.

Every great gambler understands that financial risk management is just as crucial as the cards he’s been dealt. Managing your budget, sticking to your limit, and knowing when to raise and fold are essential aspects of gambling. While chance may play a significant role, solid financial management must put any business idea into action. To “remain in the game,” business owners must first set realistic goals, work hard to achieve them, and reinvest any profits.

Marketing is about creating a great user experience impression on your targeted audience, not just advertising. Because the casino industry is aware of this, its marketing is the most creative. The important thing is to get people’s attention first, and then you can tell them what you offer.

Always Be Creative

The casino industry can teach us about diversity and innovation, critical to building and maintaining a successful business. Casinos understand what their clients need and continuously expand their products and services to keep them interested and excited. Many online casinos have been around for decades and are still popular, and this is mainly the result of constant innovation.

Casinos adapt to the times, and they stay relevant by offering:

  • A range of games that appeal to customers with varying budgets.
  • To make their services available in-person and online via desktop, laptop, and mobile devices.
  • To maintain their software up to date to provide their players with the most modern and user-friendly experience.

Top companies focus on product and service innovation to grow their global market presence and develop their brand portfolio to attract potential customers.

Businesses may benefit by providing high-quality and flexible services and products focusing on satisfying customers’ demands, being current and fresh by innovation with time, following trends, and why not creating new ones.

Wrap Up

Today, the casino industry is worth billions of dollars and educates many other businesses. It is unnecessary to be in the gambling business to learn from it. Put these five lessons and concepts learned from the casino industry into practice for your business’s success.

by Elle Gellrich at June 03, 2022 05:55 AM

Why Annual Reports Matter in Growing Your Business

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An Annual Report is important to have for a business or non-profit organization. It allows you to track your progress over the year, and it also provides information to shareholders, donors, and other interested parties about what your organization has been up to.

Most people think of Annual Reports as old-school documents gathering dust on shelves somewhere. However, they are far more powerful than that. Annual Reports are more than just a way to track your organization’s growth. They can also be powerful marketing tools that attract investors and help you to scale up your business.

A great Annual Report can help you to grow your business or organization!

Creating a compelling Annual Report can be incredibly tedious and laborious, but taking the time to create one that is well-crafted and highlights the successes of your company or organization over the year is an excellent way of attracting parties that may want to buy into your business and gain more supporters.

Annual Reports help to build trust and credibility with those who may not be familiar with what you do. One way to show the impact of your organization is to provide examples of your work. This can be done by highlighting specific projects or initiatives that you have undertaken and describing the results that were achieved. Showing how you have helped to make a difference in the lives of others can be very persuasive especially if you’re a non-profit or a social enterprise.

Your supporters want to know what you do with their money – show them!

Another great thing about Annual Reports is that they provide clear evidence of where funds such as donations and profits are going.

Customers value transparency and accountability because they want to know that their money is being put to good use. Whether you’re running a business or working for a non-profit, this is vitally important to your customers and supporters. They want to be sure that they are supporting a company or organization that is ethical and responsible, and that their money is being used effectively and efficiently. When customers see Annual Reports that are clear and concise, it builds trust and therefore, encourages them to invest more by patronizing your products more, donating more money, or even becoming advocates for your company or organization.

If you’re a non-profit, this kind of information can also be useful when you’re applying for grants and other funding sources because it will show how much your organization is accomplishing with the funds that you already have.

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You may not need an Annual Report right now… But you should still have one!

So maybe your business or organization isn’t quite at the point where you need to start thinking about producing an Annual Report. Or perhaps you don’t think an Interactive PDF would be appropriate for your needs. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still produce one, though – on the contrary, it’s a powerful way of showcasing information about your organization. There are many ways to create an Annual Report, and it can be something that can easily be done when you have the extra time throughout the year. If you’re short on resources and don’t think your organization is ready for a full-on Annual Report this year, start by creating a simple document with some of the basic information about your organization. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just something that can be shared with potential investors and donors so they have an idea about what you do and how much good work you do in the community. There are many templates online you can get from platforms such as Venngage that can give you a head start on creating your Annual Report document.

Annual Reports matter

Although they seem like old-school documents, Annual Reports are still an important tool in a business’s marketing arsenal. It’s a way for a company to communicate with its investors, customers, and other stakeholders about its performance over the year. It can include things such as the company’s financial statement, performance analysis, and management report. They can be a persuasive tool to widen their target market and capture new consumers. Additionally, Annual Reports are a source of good PR for growing businesses. They can help to build awareness of the company and its products or services.

Whether they want to learn more about your business or simply check out what you’ve been up to lately, investors and supporters alike will appreciate the chance to browse through an Annual Report.

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The bottom line?

Annual Reports remains to be a valuable tool in your growth roadmap and should be considered as an integral part of any company or organization’s marketing and communication strategy. They can help to grow your business or organization in many ways and provide detailed information about what you do in an interesting and engaging way.

For great-looking annual report templates that are designed to be both clear and engaging, visit Venngage so you can start with your own annual report writing today.

by Josh Mings at June 03, 2022 04:23 AM

June 02, 2022

The Javelin Blog

How to Convince your Team to Move from SOLIDWORKS Desktop to the Cloud

Over the last few years, there has been a massive shift in how data is computed and stored, and this has been accelerated by the era of remote work ushered in by the pandemic in 2020.

An increasing number of companies are opting to forego large capital investments in IT infrastructure required to run resource-intensive programs to store large amounts of data and the associated overhead costs that go with that. Cloud-hosted servers such as Microsoft Azure and AWS, as well as cloud-computing platforms like 3DEXPERIENCE Works and the SOLIDWORKS Cloud Offer, are revolutionizing the way in which we both store and process data. Let’s take a look at some of the key factors behind moving to the cloud.

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Servers and Upgrades

Using cloud servers such as AWS and Microsoft Azure for hosting purposes means that companies do not need to invest in an on-site server or worry about software and server upgrades. This is taken care of by the hosting company through recurring maintenance fees. For data management systems like SOLIDWORKS PDM, this means that the SQL and Archive servers that are required are simply located in the cloud through Javelin Cloud Services. This brings me to my next point.

Javelin Cloud Services

Javelin Cloud Services

Mobility

If you haven’t heard the words “remote working” in the last 2.5 years, I’d be convinced you lived on another planet. Remote working has become the norm, and cloud computing is extremely conducive to this new way of working. To continue with our PDM example, logging in remotely into a cloud-hosted PDM system would be a breeze. Simply sign in to your VPN to access the PDM network and you’re in!

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With platforms like 3DEXPERIENCE Works, you don’t even need to use a VPN. All that is required are your login credentials and a web browser to access the countless solutions for your business purposes – whether this is to communicate with teammates all over the world, create and validate designs, or manage your company data.

Learn how to move from SOLIDWORKS Desktop to 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS »

High Performance (aka Expensive!) Computers

Running complex simulations often means one of two things. 1) You are using a very expensive machine to run the simulations, or 2) you are spending a ridiculous amount of time waiting for your simulation studies to resolve. Through cloud computing, you can not only save on capital costs but also produce results faster without compromising on accuracy. Powerful applications like SIMULIA on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform can be leveraged to run extremely complex simulations on a web browser without tying up your computer’s processing power.

SIMULIA Structural Engineer

SIMULIA Structural Engineer

Scalability

Perhaps one of the greatest advantages of working in the cloud is that companies can quickly and readily address changing IT requirements depending on business considerations. If greater IT bandwidth is required, cloud computing means this can be scaled up without the logistical challenges and investment for physical infrastructure. This flexibility can be a key competitive advantage.
To summarize, if you are thinking of increased mobility and flexibility and lower IT costs for your company, think of cloud collaboration.

SOLIDWORKS Cloud Access

SOLIDWORKS Cloud Access

Learn more about 3DEXPERIENCE and moving to the cloud

Attend a webinar on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 10:00 AM ET to learn how the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform can improve your team’s productivity and do this with little to no IT overhead. It can be as simple as storing files in the Cloud, but can be as expansive as a full Product Lifecycle Management tool, ready to integrate for your whole team.

Learn more about the webinar or complete the form below to register:

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by TriMech Solutions, LLC at June 02, 2022 12:45 PM

June 01, 2022

The Javelin Blog

3D Printing with Food Safe Stratasys Materials

The 3D printing market is always on the prowl for high performance materials. Materials that are strong, chemical resistant, heat resistant, bio-compatible, or even food safe. Thanks to Stratasys, the search can come to an end. ULTEM 1010 CG, available on the Fortus 450 and F900, this certified grade thermoplastic boasts a ton of highly desirable physical and mechanical properties that make it a homerun across many different industry verticals.

Food Safe Material ULTEM 1010 CG

ULTEM 1010 CG is one of the most under-rated Stratasys preferred material in the Fortus material ecosystem.  It boasts a slew of certifications such as ISO10993/ USP CLASS VI and is approved for food contact with NSF 51. While its high strength and heat defection temperature of 214.1℃ (417.3 ℉), usually make it an appealing choice for aerospace engineering, it is also a top choice among food production manufacturers as well. ULTEM 1010 CG also includes all of the necessary documentation for traceability in accordance with these certifications.

Toast press created with food safe 3D printing material

Toast press made with food safe ULTEM 1010 3D printing material

For this particular application, we used SOLIDWORKS to help us design a toast press. The device is placed on top of the bread and then pressed down upon, imprinting the image on the piece of bread. The compressed parts of the bread toast more slowly, hence the lighter color, revealing the logo as seen below. It is important to note that we mirrored the image of the logo, so that when pressed onto the slice of bread, the image would show up correctly.

Toast made with 3D printed toast press

Toast made with 3D printed toast press

FDM 3D Printing Materials

Thanks to the insanely high heat deflection temperature, our toast press is also dishwasher safe, so we can use this device again and again! FDM technology offers a large selection of materials for various applications. Follow the link below to learn more about the materials available.

 

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by TriMech Solutions, LLC at June 01, 2022 12:30 PM

May 31, 2022

The Javelin Blog

How to Integrate SOLIDWORKS with McMaster-Carr Add-In

One thing we know about our clients is how heavily they work with components supplied by McMaster-Carr. This includes fasteners, hardware, power transmission parts, piping, tubing, tooling, raw materials, electrical and many more. Not only is it important to know what components are needed for your business, but it’s also important to be able to accurately represent these components in the CAD space.

As a vital part of the product development process, it’s logical to have a streamlined way of integrating the model import and ordering of supplied components all in one place. By implementing the McMaster-Carr SOLIDWORKS add-in, you merge the gap between the parts supplier and CAD environment.

How to get the Free Add-In

Navigate to the McMaster-Carr homepage, then click the link in a tab at the bottom left of the web page.

McMaster-Carr homepage

McMaster-Carr SOLIDWORKS Add-In

From there select download and follow the install wizard’s steps to complete the install. For your add-in to work properly, you will need these basic system requirements:

  • Windows 10
  • SOLIDWORKS 2017 or newer (Latest service pack installed)
  • Internet connection
  • Approval for web browser process in antivirus or security software (as needed).

After downloading and installing, your SOLIDWORKS interface should have a new task pane tab along the right side for McMaster-Carr.

The McMaster-Carr SOLIDWORKS add-in allows you to search and insert CAD models directly into your design.

Feature Tree and Task Pane

The screenshots below show the feature tree (Figure 1) and the task pane (Figure 2). Notice how the add-in automatically detects the part numbers in the feature tree, then the quantity of that component in the tree correlates directly with the quantity listed in the add-in panel for ordering.

If you are testing out which components are best for your assembly, the process for replacing a component with another is simple. Just by having the cursor float above the component in the task pane, you can replace selected components directly (see Figure 2).

Feature tree of assembly components

Figure 1: Feature Tree of assembly components

Figure 2: McMaster-Carr Add-in task pane

Figure 2: McMaster-Carr Add-in task pane

When the assembly is complete, you can update “Number of Assemblies” to get an updated BOM for the order. The BOM automatically populates fields with the part number, description, and unit of measure. From here you can copy your lines from the BOM to the clipboard or send your order to McMaster.com.

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Figure 3: Updated number of assemblies

BOM and option for next steps

BOM and option for next steps

 

Final order review and modifications

Final order review and modifications

The Benefits of McMaster-Carr Add-in

If you rely heavily on McMaster-Carr components in your assemblies and want exact models of the parts you’re using, then it is a no brainer to be taking advantage of the free add-in. Integrating your supplier to your CAD modeling interface removes disconnections and intermediary steps between the web platform and your CAD environment.

If you would like to see more tips and tricks from us, visit our website or blog for content we produce to provide some value to our viewers.

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by TriMech Solutions, LLC at May 31, 2022 12:38 PM

May 30, 2022

The Javelin Blog

Artec 3D Scanning Tip: How to Erase Overlapping 3D Scan Data

3D scanning is one of the most efficient and easiest ways to capture 3D data. 3D scanners offer accurate data and high-resolution results. In some cases, you may need to use multiple scanners to capture large areas and fine detail.

Watch the video below to see how we used both the Artec Ray and the Artec Leo to capture a loading dock and a piece of a forklift and proceed to delete the overlapping 3D scan data.

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Problem

We need to scan the entire loading dock area of a facility and we want to capture the forklift in high-resolution.

3D Scanning Solution

In this case, we used the Artec Ray to capture the entire loading dock of the facility. The Artec Ray is the fastest and most accurate long-range 3D scanner with laser technology for precise capture of large objects, which makes it the perfect choice for the loading dock scan. The Artec Leo was chosen to scan the forklift because of its ability to scan in high definition. It offers over two times higher resolution of the final model, making it a great choice for this application and requirement.

Artec Ray and Leo 3D Scanners

Artec Ray and Leo 3D Scanners

Using two scanners to capture a single data set will result in overlapping data, which we can clean up with a few easy steps. We want to erase the Artec Ray data from the area without losing any of the high resolution Artec Leo data.

Follow these steps below to erase overlapping data:

  1. In the editor choose the eraser tool.
  2. Next, we will use the 2D selection to select the entire forklift.
  3. Turn the visibility of the Leo data off and make sure there is nothing in the background that was accidentally selected.
  4. Switch the visibility to the forklift data and invert the selection. When turning the visibility back on, we have only the selection of the Artec Ray data where it was overlapping with the Artec Leo data.
  5. Finally, we can do a little bit of cleanup and when we hit erase, we are left with no overlapping data. This results in the high-resolution forklift in the loading dock.

Do you have a scanning project that you need help with? Our applications experts have years of experience working with various types of scanners in a wide variety of industries. We would be happy to review your needs and advise how 3D scanning can assist your business.

Contact our 3D Scanning Team

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by TriMech Solutions, LLC at May 30, 2022 12:32 PM

May 29, 2022

SolidSmack

Tips When Buying a High-Quality Speaker You Can Use for Gaming

With the holiday season around the corner, it is a perfect time to be thinking about gifts for loved ones—mainly that special gamer in your life. It is no secret that gaming is getting more popular among all demographics, with PC and console gamers outnumbering their mobile counterparts. With gaming becoming more social by the year, some gamers in your life may not wait to join in on virtual party chats or play co-op games with friends while being together. With that in mind, here are a few tips to help you pick out the perfect gifts for your gamer:

1. Look at the wattage

It is not only the size and power output of speakers but also the watts per channel (WPC) they produce. Generally speaking, the more watts per channel, the better it will perform with the better sound quality.

2. Look at the bass

It is vital for those who love bass to look at the wattage for looking for a high-quality speaker for gaming. Higher wattage speakers have more powerful bass than the lower wattage ones. However, a lower wattage speaker can get a good bass response. The chances of this happening are more specifically when buying computer speakers because they do not need much power to produce sound compared to gaming systems, so they do not use too many watts, and this leads to having a completely better bass output as compared to gaming consoles and high-end home theater products.

3. Consider the quality of materials used to build the speaker

The quality of the material used to build a speaker will determine how long it can last and how well it performs. The type of material used will also determine how much power is required to produce sound. There are some materials that are better than others, so the speaker needs less power to produce sound efficiently. That enhances the performance and increases its durability in terms of long hours of use without much fatigue or inevitable wear and tear.

4. Avoid distortion

Distortion is the primary enemy of sound quality. It produces a sound that is unpleasant and undesirable to the ears. Distortion occurs when the audio signal is amplified much beyond its capacity. The power of a speaker can distort if it is not big enough to deal with the power produced by the audio signals that have been amplified much beyond its capacity. Avoid buying subwoofers with low RMS ratings; this will distort the output sound quality. So, always go for a system whose speakers or woofer has a higher RMS rating (for example, 50W RMS) than subwoofers with lower RMS (for example, 20W RMS).

5. Look at the frequency range

The ideal frequency range of a gaming speaker will be between 40Hz and 20KHz. That is the best place for gaming speakers as it suits the dynamics of console games. A speaker with a lower low-end band and a high one at the high-end will produce better audio quality than having both in relatively equal amounts. In reality, you can even get bass effects in a gaming system working with a speaker with only a 0 Hz to 30Hz low-end band but no low-end below 0Hz (below 40Hz). Therefore, you need to consider this when buying speakers for your gaming system.

6. Consider the type of speaker driver

There are three types of speaker drivers: woofers, tweeters, and subwoofers. Woofers produce low-frequency sounds, whereas tweeters produce high-frequency ones. Subwoofers are used to produce low bass sounds. So depending on which dynamics you want from your gaming speakers, you should choose a system whose configuration best suits your desires/needs. If you want a high-quality sound with no or minimal bass but with many energetic highs, then go for coaxial speakers as they mix both woofer and tweeter in one system. On the other hand, if you want a system that does not distort or produce sound with a wide dynamic range, go for separate woofer and tweeter systems. Subwoofers are mainly used for the mid-bass response, so to get a clean sound devoid of muddy bass and high highs, go for a 2-way or 3-way speaker system.

7. Consider personal preferences

The last but crucial thing is to consider your personal preferences when considering any gaming speaker system to buy. That is not only about the bass you want from your system but also how loud you want it and how big the room you will use it in is. Most people want their speakers to be very loud to bring the sound effects of video games to life. Some go for the bass rumble that shakes the floor or whole room. Some want a complete surround system with a subwoofer to get the authentic experience of being inside a gaming world.

Your speaker’s sound quality impacts your gaming experience considerably. You will hear every gunshot, power-up, and explosion crystal clear if you have a high-quality speaker. You will be able to tell what is going on in the game and react accordingly. In reality, every gamer deserves only the best for their gaming sound quality.

by Kyrie Mattos at May 29, 2022 06:50 PM

May 27, 2022

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The Importance of Joining an Online Casino with a Huge Portfolio of Online Slots Themes. Why are Themes So Important?

Diversity is the soul of wit, as the old saying goes, and this is particularly true when it relates to recreational pursuits.

Consider, for example, slot machines. There was only one style of game when they originally came out in the 1890s: three reels, 5 characters, and no extra attractions. That was the best I could do.

After the revolution, technological innovations have fueled significant expansion in the worldwide gambling business.

The times when customers had no choice but to attend land-based casinos are pretty much gone, with the web providing owners with a plethora of options.

Playing games and betting are pure forms of amusement that seem to come from another universe. As a result, gamblers prefer slots with attractive themes. Themes are what make the online real money casino interesting, magnificent, and appealing.

Online casinos have become extremely popular, with activities like online slots, blackjack, roulette, poker, and craps drawing many participants year-round.

Although table games are prevalent, online slots are without question the most widely known pastime among casino visitors.

Slots – A Favorite of All Gamblers

While slots provide a regular stream of revenue for licensees, they are equally extremely tempting to players because of their propensity to give out life-changing sums of cash.

When you would like to dip your toe at any casino games, you no longer have to collect your belongings and travel to the closest casino town. You may also play all of your favorite casino games from the coziness of your own home, thanks to technological advancements and people’s desire to adjust to them.

Currently, several websites are mostly the vogue, allowing individuals the chance to enjoy dozens of thrilling games. Trendy slots have a lot of added functions and a unique concept that is usually inspired by another prominent category.

Superheroes, television shows, films, music, thrillers, Greek mythology, fictional characters, and many others.

Continue reading to learn why themes are so significant and the benefits of picking an online casino with a large selection of slot themes.

Why is it Essential to Pick a Casino That Offers a Variety of Slot Themes?

Let us explain why choosing a casino with a diverse selection of casino themes is significant.

Perhaps the most important argument is that the greater the number of themes accessible, the more one may like them and be less likely to become frustrated. Visiting a casino and operating slot machines is primarily for the goal of experiencing a good moment. You will not know how many hours have flown because of the various themes that hold you captivated by the gameplay.

The other benefit to visiting a casino with a substantial percentage of theme slots is that creating different themes demands a significant financial expenditure. If a casino spends cash to offer worth to its customers, this indicates that the casino can really be regarded, and therefore your cash will not be wasted.

Finally, for a casino to create unique themes, it must collaborate with a variety of professionals from various industries, such as game designers, idea creators, painters, etc. This will only be achievable if the casino management makes sincere attempts to deliver them collectively to provide high-quality activities to casino visitors.

Why Would You Pick A Casino With a Lot of Slots Themes?

We’ve demonstrated how slots are formed, how really themes are generated, and how the top common slots are determined, but why should any of this issue?

As we mentioned in the beginning, getting a large selection of games to pick from is undoubtedly beneficial when it comes to online slots. When you went to an online casino that only had a handful of slot themes, you’d ask why they certainly wouldn’t generate the site more enticing.

An online casino with a large number of slot themes, on either hand, is obviously focused on offering players superior iGaming experiences.

The main justification is that ‘diversity is the soul of wit’, as we have mentioned above— after this, no one would like to go anywhere where there are only a couple of games instead of 100s?

Some Prominent programmers like Evolution Gaming, International Game Technology, Microgaming, Playtech, and others have partnered with the finest internet-based casinos.

Every one of those businesses creates a wide range of slot games, all of which are centered on a specific theme. You are essentially depriving yourself of the option to enjoy some genuinely amazing attractions if you pick a casino with a restricted selection of slots.

At casino sites, gamers are spoiled for selection, having the best sites offer a multitude of new items to choose from. There are hundreds of various themes to pick from, all of which are inspired by anything that has previously proven successful.

For instance, the entertainment field continuously offers the online slots sector with many diverse themes. Game shows are quite common for slot themes, as proven by titles like Deal or No Deal.

When a game has a certain theme to represent for the participants, it can reach a specific and defined market. If a gamer like street fighting games, for example. And they’ll look for games with a theme similar to nearly real street fighters and clashes. The themes can sometimes be simple, indicating the game’s additional functions and icons. Online game developers are constantly attempting to create games depending on multiple themes to attract a public interested in these same themes.

In summary, casinos featuring a wide variety of slot themes provide players with more sheer entertainment. Furthermore, you must exercise caution when playing slots because they may be rather addictive.

by SS Team at May 27, 2022 04:56 AM

May 26, 2022

The Javelin Blog

TriMech Tips & Tricks: SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Tools

Whether you’ve never used SOLIDWORKS sheet metal tools or if you’re a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional sheet metal user, this webinar is for you.

We will cover some useful tips for best practices and tricks to save you time in your day-to-day work and can save you the time of looking through article after article for the top tips and tricks to use when working with sheet metal in SOLIDWORKS.

Join us on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 10:00 AM ET TriMech Solution Consultant, Ray Morrogh, will explore best practices for adding different types of flanges, tips for converting parts to sheet metal, more advanced techniques for feature creation, and advice for manipulating and working with the flat pattern. The presentation will last approximately 30 minutes and will benefit users of all experience levels by demonstrating how to use sheet metal tools in SOLIDWORKS efficiently and effectively.

During this Sheet Metal Webinar you will learn:

  • Adding flanges to non-linear edges
  • Sheet metal sketch tips
  • Tips for converting parts to sheet metal
  • Working with multi-body sheet metal parts
  • How to work with the flat pattern

This TriMech Solution Webinar is presented by:

Ray Morrogh, Solutions Consultant

Ray has been using SOLIDWORKS since his graduation from Virginia Tech in 2018, where he studied Mechanical Engineering with minors in Physics and Industrial Design. A recent addition to the TriMech team, he previously worked in consumer packaged goods and product development, creating everything from power tools to footwear to kitchen products. He has a passion for great design and loves seeing how people use SOLIDWORKS to bring their visions to life.

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by Rod Mackay at May 26, 2022 08:09 PM

How to Create Offset on Surface in a SOLIDWORKS 3D Sketch

When working with surfaces in SOLIDWORKS, it can be a challenge trying to recreate complex geometry. In this tech tip video, we will walk through the steps to create an Offset on Surface in a 3D sketch and measure with the Geodesic Entities tool.

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SOLIDWORKS Offset on Surface Tool

In this tutorial we are trying to create an offset from surfaces that are going in all three directions, so we will need to create a 3D sketch. We start by creating a new 3D sketch using the Offset on Surface tool. The tool offsets surface boundary edges and creates a 3D sketch on a surface model

SOLIDWORKS Offset on Surface

SOLIDWORKS Offset on Surface

Offset Types

In the Offset on Surface command, there was a change made in 2019 where you can specify how you want that offset to be measured. Since these offsets are happening along a curve being created by the surface, they added the option for the offset distance to be calculated taking the curvature of the surface into account. This is called Geodesic Entities. Previously, there was only a linear measurement option, but now you can choose between:

  • Geodesic – measure the distance along the curve of the surface
  • Euclidean – a linear measurement from your selected entity to where it is offsetting from
SOLIDWORKS Offset on Surface Type

SOLIDWORKS Offset on Surface Type

This additional option gives us more control on the offsets, the design you are trying to achieve and how it is measured.

Learn more about SOLIDWORKS Surfacing

Learn more with a live online SOLIDWORKS Surface Modeling class from Javelin »

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by TriMech Solutions, LLC at May 26, 2022 07:50 PM

Version and Revision in SOLIDWORKS PDM – What’s the Difference?

When working across multiple projects and teams, keeping up with the latest file version or revision can be a hassle.

With SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard and SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, you can maintain versions and revisions through your PDM vault and track the updates made to your projects.

Join us on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 10:00 AM ET as TriMech System Architect – Data Management, Patricia Bar, discusses the differences between versions and revisions. We will go through how they are created, how to tell the differences between the two, as well as how/if they can be configured. We will take a look at the history of the file to see some differences, as well as discuss forcing comments for the two different types. Lastly, we will discuss how you can use cold storage with regards to revisions and versions.

Included in the SOLIDWORKS PDM Webinar

During this Webinar you will learn:

  • The differences between versions and revisions
  • How they are created and how/if they can be configured
  • How to look at the history of the file
  • How you can use cold storage with regards to revisions and versions

This TriMech Solution Webinar is presented by:

Patricia Bar, System Architect – Data Management
Patricia has been an Application Engineer with SOLIDWORKS VARs since 2007, where she has worked with the general CAD product as well as the PDM products. Prior to joining the VAR world, Patricia had 5+ years working on consumer products from personal printers to coin-operated dryers, which means she has worked in a lot of different part development methods.

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by Rod Mackay at May 26, 2022 01:27 AM

May 25, 2022

SolidSmack

Understanding the Metaverse in Our Everyday Life

The concept of the Metaverse has prompted a comprehensive debate forum among many people around the world to understand what technology is all about. The term Metaverse was first used in a fictional novel by Neal Stephenson, where he showcased to his readers the imaginary world that was to come in the future. Looking at the actual meaning of the term Metaverse, it can be defined as a combination of virtual and augmented realities to form a new set of digital facts that creates three-dimensional digital spaces for various purposes. Comparing the real world to the world of the Metaverse, nearly every aspect of the physical world can be incorporated into the Metaverse, from holding meetings to entertainment to playing online games like roulette online. Here are some interesting facts you should know about the Metaverse.

Type of Technology

Looking at the contemporary technological advancements, modern society has managed to create virtual reality, which is already being utilized in different avenues. When virtual reality technology is combined with augmented reality technology, manufacturers can develop the Metaverse, which is a unique reality composed of a virtual environment where people can interact with each other within the digital space. Through the digital realm created by the Metaverse, people can handle real-life operations through these realities like meetings and gaming activities.

Easy Accessibility

The Metaverse is an interoperable reality where information through the systems is interchanged seamlessly. As such, gaining access to the Metaverse is simple enough since all required is a VR set, a reliable device in the contemporary world that actively connects to the Internet and allows various activities to be conducted through the Internet. Despite these gadgets being costly on the Internet, having these devices provides easy access to the market through downloading the required software to interact with the virtual environment.

Gaming

The Metaverse world has enabled many gamers to enjoy quality gaming experiences through quality technological advancement in gaming. The gaming industry has seen a revolution through the Metaverse technology, incorporating VR and AR to create a hybrid technology that makes digital spaces like roulette online for quality three-dimensional gaming. A good example is Fortnite games, which created concerts where players can actively interact through virtual reality worlds by listening to music and playing games through the virtual reality worlds created.

Working

Other than gaming, the Metaverse provides a quality solution for office workers to engage in active meetings where they can face time each other in a face to face meetings through virtual worlds. For example, the Microsoft Company created the Meta Company to produce a Metaverse technological device called the Oculus that allows people to hold meetings in the virtual world despite the location of the attendees. The Oculus headset allows a maximum connection of up to sixteen individuals where they can interact in a conference in three-dimensional virtual reality worlds.

Conclusion

Other than the Metaverse technology’s above uses, people can also use the Metaverse for banking services where they can use virtual worlds to save money with banks in the real world. The digital world has dramatically changed to incorporate an active interaction of virtual reality to help people easily handle functions of the natural world in virtual realities that enable people to enjoy unique experiences.

by Elle Gellrich at May 25, 2022 11:24 PM

How to Win Money Betting on Soccer?

woman in black and white soccer jersey kicking soccer ball on green field during daytime

There are a lot more chances for people to win nowadays than before because we have analytics available online. You can check the match history of every club and their current situation in the league. But, even with this information available, most people still bet on their favorite team and lose money.

It doesn’t matter how big the odds are if you are just betting for fun and you don’t expect to win. There are many interesting things you can wager on, like point spread which is one of the popular options for professional gamblers. Soccer is definitely the most popular sport for betting because it has the most matches you can play and the most variations.

Why Soccer?

Being the most popular sport in the world means that there’s a lot of information surrounding it. There are plenty of websites that will analyze every single game from every single league in the world. This is a huge advantage over other sports because you will be able to make a safer bet because of the information gathered.

Besides having the right info, there are much more options when it comes to casinos and bookies. On average, every game from the most popular leagues will have around 300 bets that you can make. When it comes to other sports, it is usually around 50.

Betting Strategy

The best strategy is to play on smaller odds but with a bigger investment. Most bookies are earning millions of dollars from small bets because people are chasing huge winnings. There are millions of bets being made every morning, and more than 90% of them will be a loss. So, set your budget and start with lower but safer odds.

If you have a couple of thousand to start, you can split it into 40 parts which are $50. Even if you can invest more, start small because it only takes a few months to gain huge profits. The reason why you want to have at least 40 available bets is that losses will happen, and you’ll need the money for the right moment.

Gathering info and watching the games will be the determining factor when it comes to making bets but stick to odds between 1.5 and 3.0. Play only 1 or 2 games per day and be consistent because people start losing much when they stop playing rationally. There are plenty of safe games each weekend, and it’s quite easy to find a couple of games to build and 3.0 odd.

Top Leagues

Some of the top leagues include the Premier League, LaLiga, Champions League, Europa League, and now we have the Conference League. The problem with these leagues is that they are very hard to predict. Some teams will focus on one title more than others, so they will bring a lot of players from the bench to play.

Champions League and EL is also the time of the season when the most betting mistakes are made. But, with the right knowledge, it can be the best part of the season for you because fixing matches is impossible. Especially CL, which is the biggest soccer event besides national league matches.

You would want to see their performance in the national league, but it’s always better to search for a team with handicaps. If they have a lot of injured players and a couple of losses in the last five matches, there’s a big chance they will have a poor performance in these major leagues.

Collaborate With Others

Having multiple people that know analytics and statistics is always better than doing everything on your own. There are plenty of betting groups you can find online but don’t rely on them when it comes to your tactics.

Stay dedicated to the strategy you made and which you are playing, and have them on the side, providing other possible bets that you can make. These other bets should be outside of the budget you set for your strategy.

by Kyrie Mattos at May 25, 2022 08:23 PM

Sports Betting Growth Comes With Cautions

soccer field

There are a number of different strategies for sports betting, and the best is that what works for one person may not work for another. It is flexible, and each person can cater to their own strategy that best suits their needs.

One non-negotiable, though, is to stay up to date on the latest sports news. Oftentimes there will be a late injury scratch, a surprising trade, or something that will cause a line to move. There is such a tiny window of time to capitalize on the up-to-the-minute news and take advantage before the lines change.

Sports betting is a form of gambling that should be done modestly. Here are a few tips to ensure doing so safely and finding the best strategy.

Set limits, and stick to them

It’s easy to go overboard because, with one win, everything can be turned around, right? Limitations are important, and sticking to them will help. Set a weekly or monthly cap based on your paycheck, savings, or whatever the income level. Once it is inputted, don’t worry about adding more until the next check or a new month.

Gamblers and bettors can find themselves trying to make up for a bad bet or double down during live betting. It’s a dangerous game, and it can impact one’s mental health. People don’t become pros overnight, so try out different processes and information gathering and find whatever works for you.

Staying up to date

As previously mentioned, staying plugged into the latest news sources is key. Following the insiders on social media and setting notification alerts can allow bettors to capitalize on lines before they move. It can particularly be helpful as future odds change for injuries that cost a key player their season.

Picking a sportsbook

If you’re in a state that has legal sports betting, that’s great. It’ll be easy to register and sign up. There are typically different offers that will give you free money to wager with, or there will be one-time deposit bonuses to take advantage of.

To start out, it’s best to go one at a time. As you play around, you can figure out the sportsbook with the best odds for your liking or the wagers you like to place. All odds are typically in the same ballpark, but some sportsbooks will have higher odds than the mean or lower odds.

How to bet on sports

Once you’ve established a limit and picked a sportsbook, there are a few things you need to know so that you’re not blindly betting. The first is starting out with your unit. Oftentimes in sports betting, experts will say they waged five units. If their unit is $10, that means they placed a $50 bet. Again, this is why it is important to set limits at the beginning and not go with high units from the get-go.

There are so many different opportunities for betting on sports, but we’ll keep it to the basics. Beginning with what you can bet on in a single game.

Moneylines

Each team will have a moneyline option. This simply is who you think will win the game. If a team is a heavy favorite, they may be -200, meaning you’d need to bet $200 to make a $100 profit. If they are +200, a $100 bet and the underdog’s win will net a $200 profit.

Against the spread

It is common these days to see teams with a -7 or +7 next to their names on your favorite sports channel’s ticker. For instance, if you’re betting an NBA game and the Golden State Warriors are favored by seven points, it will appear Golden State -7. That means their opponents. We’ll say the Dallas Mavericks are seven-point underdogs, or Dallas +7.

If you bet on Golden State, they must win by eight or more to cover the spread. If you bet on Dallas, they must lose by six or less or win the game outright.

Over/under

This incorporates the total points or runs, or goals in a game. If a baseball game has an over/under of 7.5, you can choose over or under. A bet on the over needs eight runs or more to cover, whereas a bet on the under would mean seven runs or fewer covers.

by Kyrie Mattos at May 25, 2022 08:23 PM

Top Tips to Help You Place Better Bets on Horse Races

Horse racing is epic and one of the oldest sports around today. Over the years, we’ve been treated to some of the most incredible moments that put us in an incredible mood for a better experience that keeps us coming back. It is never a dull moment at any of the races, and whenever you put in a few bucks on the horses, the emotions increase. 

You can improve the experience and wager on the Preakness stakes odds to improve your get a better Preakness stakes experience. However, if you don’t make better betting decisions and just bet randomly, you’ll miss out on winning a good payout because random bets lead to more losses.

In that case, to help you improve your chances at the tracks, you should check out these five top tips that many expert punters use to improve their betting success rate.

Avoid Emotional Bets and Focus on One Horse

Emotions certainly play a part when you want to engage in sports betting. In that case, you have to find a way to keep your emotions in check to avoid betting on impulse, as they can spell doom for your bets since you wouldn’t have done enough research before you bet. Therefore, you should work on keeping your emotional level at a minimum. 

Aside from that, you should focus on one horse. Don’t waste time looking for different horses that you know nothing about. Therefore, before the race, you should check out the lineup. And after that, you can pick one from the list to see the one that fits your preference. In that case, you won’t have any issues with betting on the right horse. 

Back the Favorites More and Avoid Tracks You Don’t Know

When oddsmakers are dropping odds, a level of research goes into it, and they do not only randomly give horses different odds. The algorithm takes the time to learn the records to know which horse has the best chance to win. As a result, the favorites have a better chance of winning, and only in rare cases do we see underdogs win. 

You might be familiar with some tracks and not familiar with some. Therefore, you should avoid the ones that you don’t know. If you’re completely new, you should take the time to learn about the tracks before you bet. That way, you’ll know what kind of records the tracks hold and how the horses perform on them. 

Research the Jockey’s Form and Match Their Specialty 

The jockeys also play a big part in the events. Therefore, whenever you’re researching anything, you should ensure that you take the time to look at the jockey’s form and how experienced they are before the race. You should also check out their performance on the specific track.

Aside from that, you should match their specialty. In addition to that, you should check out the trainer’s specialty and what part of the races they are good at and the ones they struggle with. You can also find out about trends that will give you a good idea of how the jockey or trainer performs in those situations. 

Calculate the Tip Sheet ROI

Most tracks will sell cheat or tip sheets to you. These sheets usually contain advice and additional information on the horses that you can use to make better and informed decisions. Although there is nothing wrong with having more information about the race, you might want to avoid buying these sheets because the house never wants you to win. 

However, if you want to get your hands on them, you should ensure that you ask the right questions. For instance, if you spend $10 buying these sheets, is it possible for you to make the $10 back after the race not to talk of turning a profit. But if you have money to splurge, you can try them out. 

Avoid Long Distance Rides

When you travel a long distance, you will undoubtedly feel tired after the trip and want to take a nap to regain your strength. If you had to do anything before you get the sleep, you’d probably not perform optimally because your body is not at the highest point it should be at that time. 

This is no different with the horses. Once they are involved in long distances, they are more tired than those who did not have to take a long trip. In that case, you should do your research to know the ones coming from a farther distance before you get started. You would know the horses to back when you want to make your pick. 

by Kyrie Mattos at May 25, 2022 08:22 PM

Strategies for Winning at Slot Machines

black and red arcade machine

The majority of individuals that visit a casino play the slot machines. Casinos in the United States rely on slot machines for 70% of their income. The slot machine is simple to play at an online casino since it does not require any special abilities to play professionally. The best online casino also pulls in a large amount of money.

A slot machine is a machine with four to eight reels that runs on a computer program and is designed to pay out less money over a lengthy period of time. It is possible to win money from a slot machine in a short period of time. If you want to win the slot jackpot, make sure your money lasts longer. 

Learn How to Play a Slot Machine 

To beat the slot machine, you must first understand how it operates. The new slot machine model is not like the old ones. This provides you an advantage and aids in the development of plans for its operation. 

A random number generator is used in slot machines to generate numerous combinations of results. When no one is playing on the computer, the random number generating procedure continues indefinitely. The slot machine is unpredictably unpredictable, and success relies heavily on luck.

Consider Joining the Players Club

A players club is a group of people that like playing slots. Many people are hesitant to join the players club because they believe the casino would monitor their behavior. The members of the players club have a lot to choose from. 

Members of the Players Club receive several incentives, giving them more opportunities to test out the slot machine. Playing the slot machine consistently increases your chances of earning the jackpot. 

Casinos adore slot players because they are their most profitable customers. They reward their players with free games. Free games reduce the house edge, giving the player a better chance of winning the jackpot. Any move that reduces the house advantage is beneficial to the player when playing casino games. 

Consider Your Bankroll

When you play a slot machine for a long period, it’s a lot of fun. You’ll need a sizable bankroll to fund your gambling. Play a slot machine that can sustain your bankroll if you’re on a tight budget. 

The gamer will not appreciate losing all of his or her money in a short period of time. When dealing with high-value slot machines, a chess combination is used to increase the chances of winning the jackpot. When you’re on a tight budget, avoid pursuing combos. 

On high-value slots, you’ll almost certainly lose more money, and your bankroll will be depleted.

Use a Free Slot to Practice Online

Learning how to play slots requires familiarity with the game. Instead of squandering their money on money slots, new gamers may learn how the slot machine works by playing for free online. On the slot machine, the player must have a comprehensive awareness of the various combinations and their payouts. 

Players are taught how to avoid typical blunders and when to wager on the progressive prize. This is to guarantee that you have a chance to win the jackpot rather than building it up for someone else to win while playing a penny machine with a progressive jackpot. 

A free slot is identical to a real money casino, except that you cannot withdraw your winnings.

Read Reviews

The majority of online slot machines have been played by a large number of people over time. In the internet reviews, gamers have given their thoughts on the slots. They reveal the strategies they used to win the prize. 

Expert reviewers give a wealth of information gleaned from their slot machine expertise. They give information regarding the slot machine’s volatility. The frequency with which a slot machine pays is known as volatility. 

High volatility slot machines are preferred by certain gamers. They have large jackpots but payout less frequently. The low-volatility slot machine has regular payouts and small jackpots. 

The volatility information is used by players to pick a game that matches their bankroll. The player can avoid pursuing a large prize with a little bankroll that will not allow them to continue playing. 

This gamer should go for a machine with low volatility and a high likelihood of winning. 

Verdict

A slot game is a type of entertainment in which the player has the opportunity to win money. When you play slots using this approach, you have a good chance of winning while still having fun.

by Kyrie Mattos at May 25, 2022 08:22 PM

Best Sports Betting Apps for Beginners

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With the world of sports betting becoming more and more prevalent, there are a bunch of sports betting apps finding their way into circulation that is for experts and some that will help you become a better bettor. Today, we are going to discuss a few sports betting apps you should download and explain how they will help you out. This is not going to include sportsbooks as there are a lot of factors, including availability in certain states, so they will be excluded from this list. 

The NHL Playoffs are going on right now, and we can make some solid bets, including looking at the Stanley Cup odds and getting good value on it. 

Chalkboard Sports Group Chat

Are you new to betting on sports and don’t know exactly what you are doing? Well, Chalkboard Sports Group Chat is a good way to get going. It will help you decide which games you want to bet on as people communicate together and essentially become a group betting public to help one another be successful. 

You can track all your bets in the app itself to keep your record, so you are taking some advice from people that are successful. It’s a free app that really helps bettors get in control of what they are doing and essentially learn the ropes and develop strategies from winning sports bettors with results to back them up. 

Action Network Sports Betting

This is a must-have app for any sports bettor as they give you everything under a singular app as they provide you scores and odds that you can wager on (but we are avoiding that part of the app). You can follow some of the people doing successfully in the betting world in the community and track their picks as betting experts are giving you their picks as well. This app provides betting guides for every game that shows you stats, trends, and injuries heading into the game. 

One of my favorite things is the stories included on the app, as that showcases everything you would need to know heading into selecting which wager you are going to make. The more information you have available to you, the better bettor you will become, and the Action Network does an outstanding job of providing you with all the information in one hub. 

SportsLine

SportsLine is similar to what Action Network has as they have all the information you need to determine your wagers at your fingertips. They have a brand new forecast page where it informs you of line movements from what it was to what the odds currently are telling us. They also inform us what important news and topics are available as anything from Daily Fantasy sports to a comprehensive betting guide.

The fact that they cover daily fantasy sports as well is why I really enjoy their content, as that seems to be a side of sports betting that is isolated instead of grouped into the sports betting universe. SportsLine makes it feel like a one-stop source for all sports betting adventures as you can see everything from daily fantasy to a full season fantasy to regular sports betting. The thing with having all three facets makes it appealing to all different types, and when you are beginning, it is important to find what will work best for you. 

Conclusion

There are a bunch more sports betting apps to get you into the swing of how sports betting works, but this is a little bit of an appetizer for you to find out exactly what you are looking for to supplement different sportsbooks since there are a bunch of different things that can alter one sportsbook from another that can be viewed as minuscule or even giant depending on the person. Make sure to have apps that can keep you informed of what is happening around your betting in order to make the best selection possible. 

by Kyrie Mattos at May 25, 2022 08:22 PM

May 24, 2022

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How Live Casinos Ensures That Casino Games Are Secure & Fair

Online casinos rose in popularity over the years and it’s only going to rise higher with live casinos entering the race in the online gambling industry. But despite its popularity across the world, some people remain skeptical about the online casino games as they aren’t sure about if the games are completely secure or fair to the players.

For their reputation and future references, it is in an online casino’s best interest to ensure that all games available in its library are completely random and fair. But how do online casinos ensure fairness in all games being offered to the gamblers?

What Ensures Fairness?

To ensure that all types of online casino games are completely fair and at random, technology in the form of a random number generator is integrated into all games. In other games like slots, an additional layer of fairness is added in the form of the return-to-player rate, which also helps players decide which games are best suited to them.

Random Number Generators

The random number generators are responsible for the randomness of all online casino games. The RNG is developed through code to generate strings of random numbers, the strings of numbers are random and it ensures that the players and the casinos have the equal possibility of winning or claiming losses. Every spin made from the slot reels and every hand of cards is fair, independent, and unique. It is also important to note that results will not interfere with future plays, winning or losing won’t make the technology go soft on you or the casino. The RNG technology is separate software from online casino web servers, which makes it difficult for an online casino to influence the outcome of games.

Return To Player (RTP) Rates 

Another thing that ensures the fairness of online casino games for players is the return-to-player percentage. With RNGs being employed to ensure all outcomes are random, the RTP rate was employed to ensure that a percentage of the money spent by players on a specific casino game is returned to them. RTPs are mostly seen in slot games.

In the same way, a percentage of the money spent by players is returned to them, the RTPs also ensure that a certain percentage will also be given to the online casino. So, online casinos do not need to rig the outcomes of games in their favor, even if they could, as the RTPs will always ensure that they get the house-edge land-based casinos are popular for. The RTP of a casino game can stay at the same rate for a long time, and its availability means players won’t know when the next pay-outs will happen.

How Online Casino Games Are Tested

Although the availability of RNGs and RTPs already ensures fair gameplay, online casino games still have to be tested by third-party testers to ensure their complete fairness. The testing company will confirm whether the game’s RTPs work the way the platforms claims, and this will be verified by testing the games thousands of times while comparing it with a theoretical RTP. If the figures are a match, then the game will be confirmed to be fair, and it can be offered to online casino players.

Who Tests Online Casino Games

There are several reputable gambling commissions spread across the globe. Before an online casino enters the online gambling market, they have to go through one of these commissions depending on the region they wish to operate. These gambling commissions will test online casinos and confirm it is fair, secure, and random before handing out casino licenses to the platforms.

Conclusion

Online casinos without a license from reputable gambling commissions should be avoided at all costs, as they are most likely not to carry out legitimate gambling activities on their platforms. Plus, their games might not be secure and fair, so you’ll be playing the games there at the risk of your money as well as your financial information.

by Elle Gellrich at May 24, 2022 10:46 PM

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A Better Way to Design Products: the Designer’s Perspective

Fragmented tools and communication silos slow engineers and designers down and create busywork that impedes their ability to innovate. While getting input from various stakeholders is vital to the process, disparate tools make this process difficult and often time-consuming.

Enter Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS® which connects SOLIDWORKS Desktop to the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform. Designers can securely save SOLIDWORKS design data to the cloud and access it from anywhere with a browser. All 3DEXPERIENCE solutions for design, simulation, manufacturing and governance can leverage the data once it’s on the platform.

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Collaborative Designer Features

  • Save on the Cloud: Save your CAD data on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and make it available to all solutions on the platform.
  • Review tasks and data: Review tasks and open design data on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform without leaving SOLIDWORKS.
  • Share your SOLIDWORKS data: Enable stakeholders to use your design data along with all available business data in the cloud while you continue to work in SOLIDWORKS.
  • Collaborate on any device: Share your SOLIDWORKS designs within your business ecosystem from any device, at any time.
  • Perform Lifecycle Operations: Search, explore, and select relevant design contexts from a web browser, and perform lifecycle operations including revise, release and lock/unlock.
  • Manage on the Cloud: View, share, annotate, discuss and manage designs from anywhere, at any time and on any device with a web browser.
  • Visualize online: Visualize 3D components instantly from any web-enabled device. Navigate tabular and 3D design data simultaneously and easily validate the differences between two product structures.
  • Seamless Interaction: Avoid rework and data translation errors through seamless interaction with 3DEXPERIENCE design tools such as SOLIDWORKS 3D Creator and 3D Sculptor.
  • Securely Manage & Revise: Securely manage your data and all facets of your product development process on the platform. Control revisions with specialized tools.
Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS

Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS

Get more information about Designing with the Cloud

Download a white paper to learn how to design products with an integrated approach so that designers and engineers keep using the CAD tools they know and love while gaining the freedom to:

  • Spend more time innovating
  • Design anytime, from anywhere
  • Collaborate more efficiently
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by Rod Mackay at May 24, 2022 12:00 PM

May 23, 2022

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Ask an Expert Series: 3D Printing Post-Processing Resin Removal

Since the inception of vat-based resin printing in the mid-late 1980s, the 3D printing post-processing of resin removal from the surface of a 3D printed part has been a challenge.

As the demand for production level additive manufacturing soars, the need for improved post processing is an absolute necessity.

Join us on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 10:00 AM ET for our upcoming webinar, as TriMech’s own, Dennis Barnum invites Jon Strible of PostProcess Technologies for an exclusive interview on resin removal. Watch as we take a dive deep into the challenges that plague the industry and how PostProcess Technologies is positioned to help solve some of these major issues.

During this 3D Printing Post-Processing Resin Removal Webinar you will learn:

  • How Connect3D fills the gap in the post processing market
  • The largest hurdle in post processing 3D printed parts
  • Future product developments
  • Industry trends and how PostProcess Technologies is responding
  • Why PostProcess Technologies SLA resin removal solutions are superior

This TriMech Solution Webinar is presented by:

Jon Strible, East Coast Business Development Manager at PostProcess Technologies

Jon Strible is deft at helping additive operations enable their full scaling potential with automated post-printing solutions. Strible holds years’ worth of unique engineering experience from his time in the US Army Corp of Engineers, as well as significant manufacturing sales knowledge.

 

Dennis Barnum, Hardware Product Marketing Specialist

Dennis graduated from the University of Rhode Island in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, a minor in Nuclear Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. Immediately after graduation he took a position as a mechanical engineer in industrial manufacturing equipment. He joined the TriMech team in January 2020.

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by Rod Mackay at May 23, 2022 12:00 PM

May 21, 2022

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What is a Good Credit Score and What to Do When You Don’t Have One

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What is a good credit score? This is a question that many people ask, but it can be difficult to find an answer that is specific to your individual situation. In this blog post, we will discuss what is considered a good credit score and what you can do if you don’t have one. We will also provide some tips on how to improve your credit score. So, whether you are just starting out and trying to build your credit history or you have had some bumps in the road, we have the information you need!

What Is a Good Credit Score and What Are the Benefits of Having One

A good credit score is important for many reasons. It can help you get a loan, buy a car, or even rent an apartment. A good credit score is usually considered to be a score of 700 or above. However, this number can vary depending on the scoring system used. If you don’t have a good credit score, there are still things you can do to improve your financial situation. 

For example, you can get a 1000 dollar loan bad credit by using a cosigner or by making a down payment. You can also improve your credit score by paying your bills on time and keeping your debt levels low. So, if you are wondering what a good credit score is, the answer is that it depends on your individual situation. However, there are ways to improve your credit score if you need to.

What Is Considered A Good Credit Score?

There are a few different things that are considered when determining what a good credit score is. The first is your payment history. This includes whether or not you have made your payments on time. The second is your credit utilization ratio. This is the amount of credit you have used compared to the amount of credit you have available. 

The third factor is the types of credit you have. This includes whether you have revolving credit, such as a credit card, or installment credit, such as a car loan. The fourth factor is your credit history. This is the length of time you have been using credit. The fifth factor is any recent inquiries into your credit. This includes things like applying for a new credit card.

What Is A Good Fico Credit Score?

A FICO score is a statistical measure of a person’s creditworthiness, which is used by lenders to determine whether to extend credit and at what terms. The scores range from 300 to 850, with higher scores indicating lower credit risk. Scores below 620 are generally considered to be subprime, while scores above 720 are considered to be prime. 

A score of 680 is generally considered to be the cutoff for “good” credit. However, this is not a hard-and-fast rule, and lenders may use different criteria when making lending decisions. In general, a good FICO score will make it easier to get approved for loans and credit cards and can help you qualify for better terms and rates.

A credit score is a numerical expression based on a level analysis of a person’s credit files to represent the creditworthiness of an individual. A credit score is primarily based on credit report information, typically from one of the three major credit bureaus: Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax. Credit scores are used by lenders, including banks providing mortgage loans, credit card companies, car dealerships, finance companies, and landlords.

A good FICO score is considered to be 750 or above. A person with a FICO score below 620 may still qualify for some loans and lines of credit but will typically pay a higher interest rate than someone with a higher score. Although there are other scoring models besides the FICO model, such as the VantageScore, the vast majority of lenders use FICO scores when considering loan applications.

It’s important to note that not all scoring models use the same ranges for what constitutes a “good” score; for example, VantageScores range from 501 to 990, while FICO scores range from 300 to 850. Also, different scoring models may weigh different factors differently; for example, a missed payment might carry more weight on one model than another. It’s always best to check with a lender to see what score they’re using and what range is considered good for that particular scoring model.

What Is a Good Credit Score for My Age?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as different people have different financial histories and needs. However, in general, a good credit score for your age is one that falls within the “good” or “excellent” range for your particular scoring model.

Average FICO® Score by Generation
Generation 2020 2021
Silent generation (76+)   758 760
Baby boomers (57-75)   736 740
Generation X (41-56)   698 705
Millennials (25-40)   679 686
Generation Z (18-24)   674 679

 

For example, if you’re using a FICO score, a good credit score for your age would be any score above 670. If you’re using VantageScore, a good credit score for your age would be any score above 700. Keep in mind that these are general ranges; your actual score may be higher or lower depending on your individual credit history.

How to Get Your Credit Score If You Don’t Know It?

There are a few ways to get your credit score if you don’t know it. The easiest way is to check with your financial institution or credit card company, as they may have a system in place that allows you to view your score for free. You can also sign up for a free trial of a credit monitoring service such as Credit Karma or Experian. Finally, you can order your credit report from one of the major credit bureaus (Experian, TransUnion, or Equifax) and check your score yourself.

What to Do If Your Credit Score Is Low

If you don’t have a good credit score, there are a few things you can do to improve it. First, make sure you’re paying all of your bills on time. Late payments can have a significant impact on your score. Second, try to keep your credit card balances low; maxing out your cards can hurt your score, even if you’re making all of your payments on time. Third, avoid opening too many new lines of credit at once, as this can also negatively impact your score. Finally, if you have any negative items on your credit report, work on disputing them and get them removed.

If you’re struggling to improve your credit score, there are a few other options you can try. You can apply for a secured credit card, which is a type of credit card that requires a deposit in order to open. You can also become an authorized user on someone else’s credit card account. This means you’ll be able to use their credit card but won’t be responsible for making any payments. Finally, you can try a credit-builder loan, which is a type of loan designed to help people build up their credit scores.

The Bottom Line

Improving your credit score can take time, but it’s worth the effort. A good credit score can help you qualify for better loan terms and interest rates, which can save you money in the long run. If you’re not sure where to start, try talking to your financial institution or a credit counseling service. They can help you create a plan to improve your credit score and get you on the path to a better financial future.

by Kyrie Mattos at May 21, 2022 04:58 PM

May 20, 2022

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Ethereum Burning, Chain Link, And The London Hard Fork

Ethereum is a blockchain-based protocol that allows anyone to create decentralized applications. It was created by Vitalik Buterin in 2015, who co-founded it with Gavin Wood, Mihai Alisie, and Anthony Di Iorio. It uses its cryptocurrency called Ether (ETH) to pay for transactions on the network. In this article, we’re going to explain what Ethereum burn is and how it works and talk about the hard fork in London.

Chain Link

Many people ask the question, “Is chainlink a good investment?” The simple answer to this question is yes. The future of blockchain is in linking up all the different blockchains, and Chain Link is one of the best projects out there for doing this.

Chain Link is a decentralized oracle solution that allows smart contracts to access off-chain data feeds, web APIs, and traditional bank payments. These resources are vital to the continued development of blockchain technology but are currently unavailable due to the limitations of existing solutions. Chain Link aims to solve this problem by creating a secure and decentralized oracle system that provides tamper-proof data to smart contracts by linking them with external resources like data feeds, APIs, and payment systems.

The Chain Link Network will be built on Ethereum’s virtual machine (EVM) and uses smart contracts as its base layer. Chain Link Tokens (LINK tokens) are used for payment within the system and act as a way for oracles to stake their reputation when providing reliable data from off-chain sources.

What is Ethereum?

Ethereum is a decentralized platform for smart contracts, which are apps that execute exactly as they are planned with no downtime, censorship, fraud, or third-party interference. These apps use a custom-built blockchain, a massively powerful global shared infrastructure that can move value and reflect property ownership. This allows developers to establish markets, hold debt or promise registries, and move funds based on instructions issued in the past (such as a will or a futures contract), without the need for a middleman or counterparty risk.

When you think about Ethereum, you probably think about the token that is used to pay for computation and storage. But Ethereum is a lot more than that. The platform also allows you to create your own tokens, which are called NFTs (nonfungible tokens). NFTs are a type of ERC721 token built on the Ethereum network, which can represent all kinds of things. Some people use NFTs to represent physical objects, such as a collectible card or a piece of jewelry. Others use them to represent digital items, such as an avatar or an online game character. A nonfungible token (NFT) is an asset with unique characteristics and ownership. This makes it different from fungible assets like USDT or BTC.

Ethereum Burning

The Ethereum network has a mechanism that removes a certain quantity of ether from circulation. This is done to lower the total supply of ether and so raise its market value. The burn rate is the rate at which the initial supply of Ether is depleted. This rate is currently set to 14.75% per year and will decrease slightly over time as new coins are minted.

A small amount of Ether is burned each year to encourage long-term holding. The more Ether you hold, the more likely you are to be selected to verify ETH transactions. The selected nodes receive rewards for verifying ETH transactions, which means that if you own some Ether and hold onto it, you will eventually be rewarded for your loyalty. This gives people an incentive to hold onto their coins as the burn rate decreases, rather than use them for speculation or trade them back into fiat currency for spending purposes (which would devalue their value).

The Ethereum network burns an amount of ETH every time someone sends a transaction. This is done by sending a tiny quantity of Ethereum gas fees with each trade, which gets burned (or “destroyed”) when the transaction is mined. The Ethereum network burn rate means that approximately 2.6% of all ether sent each year (or 1/60th of all supply) is destroyed. This means that 60% of all new supply will be issued to miners, and 40% will be burned by the network itself, which helps keep inflation under control while increasing the value of existing coins.

The London Hard Fork

June 30th, 2020, is also known as the London Hard Fork because it was created by developers in London who were unhappy with how things were being handled by the current development team in Zug, Switzerland. They wanted to make changes to improve privacy and scalability. Still, They had no way to do so because they didn’t have access to the main repository. The London Hard Fork attempted to get around this problem by creating a new version of Ethereum. Anyone could contribute code changes without having access to the main repository. Unfortunately, this effort failed miserably as there were only 4 developers who contributed code changes, and none of them were able to get their changes merged into the main branch.

The future of Ethereum is bright

The Ethereum 2.0 Beacon Chain is a layer of the Ethereum 2.0 protocol that will serve as the foundation for all future operations on Ethereum. The Beacon Chain is to be the backbone of the Ethereum 2.0 ecosystem and will facilitate transfers between blockchains, allow cross-chain communications, and support dApps.

It’s no secret that Ethereum is already one of the most valuable cryptocurrencies in the world. The future of Ethereum is so bright that many predict a steady increase in value over the next decade—perhaps even beyond that. There are several reasons why we think this will happen. First, Ethereum offers a decentralized platform where users can create and execute smart contracts without third-party interference or oversight (like a bank). Second, it’s built on blockchain technology, which means it’s secure and transparent. Third, Ethereum has been carefully designed with scalability in mind: it can process more transactions per second than any cryptocurrency currently on the market. These three factors combined make Ethereum an attractive option for investors looking to diversify their portfolios with something new and exciting.

by Elle Gellrich at May 20, 2022 08:56 PM

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20 Things to Consider When Selecting a Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

The best Manufacturing Execution System (MES) implementations bring greater accuracy, control, scale, and speed to shop floors and are one of the strongest growth catalysts any manufacturer can have.

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So how can you be sure you select the right Manufacturing Execution System for your business that will deliver these results?

Download the whitepaper, ’20 Factors to Consider When Selecting an MES Solution’, to be sure the application suite you select will:

  • Support and sustain your business and growth strategy
  • Become a foundation technology to  produce exceptional products at the highest quality levels
  • Provide end-to-end visibility, metrics and analytics
  • Support entirely new product lines and business models
  • Scale to support next-generation smart technology
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About DELMIAWorks MES

DELMIAWorks (formerly IQMS) provides manufacturers with a reliable Manufacturing Execution System (MES) system for planning, scheduling, executing, and measuring results. This is accomplished with Forecasting, MRP, Production Scheduling, Quality and RealTime™ Production Monitoring modules.

Manufacturing Execution System

DELMIAWorks MES Solution

Product quality and the ability to react quickly to customer needs are the catalysts driving the fastest growing companies today. Being able to consistently excel at meeting customer requirements daily while staying flexible enough to provide short production runs wins customers for life. DELMIAWorks is designed to get you up and running fast, in 90 days or less, giving you greater visibility and control over your manufacturing operations.

DELMIAWorks is for manufacturers looking to quickly accelerate their growth. If you are growing beyond the limitations of your entry-level MES, ERP or your QuickBooks-like systems, DELMIAWorks is the solution you need.

The core system includes five to ten users and all the features you need to support order processing, scheduling, production, quality, shipping, MRO and accounting. Plus, DELMIAWorks means much more than just production management, it means production monitoring. With DELMIAWorks you always know how much you are making and how well you are making it.

Interested in a Manufacturing Execution System?

Please contact a Javelin technical representative if you have any questions and explore our DELMIAWorks product page for further detail.

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by Rod Mackay at May 20, 2022 12:00 PM

May 19, 2022

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If Your Mac Freezes, What to Do

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Mac machines are famous for their system stability and security, but they inevitably become out of service for some reason. One of the possible problems with the Mac computers is the frozen Mac issue.

There is nothing more irritating when you are working on some projects on your Mac, but you find that the Mac begins to run slow and what’s worse, it becomes unresponsive or frozen completely. Under this circumstance, the Mac refuses to do anything for you but shows you the dreaded beach ball of death, stopping you from working smoothly. What a terrible situation it is!

Don’t feel frustrated when your Mac computer freezes. A frozen Mac doesn’t mean the end of the world. Just read the post to find out why your Mac becomes unresponsive and how to fix frozen Mac.

Why Is Your Mac Freezing?

There are many possible reasons for a frozen Mac. Here, we concluded some of the main causes that will make your Mac freeze.

  1. A large number of programs are running simultaneously, which may overload your Mac’s memory and CPU.
  2. Too many tabs are opened, making your browser run sluggish.
  3.  A lot of background processes are running at the same time.
  4. There is not enough hard drive space left.
  5. The app crashing occurs.
  6. The hard disk malfunctions because of some hardware problems.
  7. The Mac machine may get infected with viruses.
  8. The macOS version is not up to date and may get corrupted.
  9. The macOS update or software update is in progress.

How to Stop Your Mac from Freezing?

To be general, Mac computers won’t freeze very often, but there is still a possibility that such a terrible situation happens to you even if you are using a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, or iMac Pro. The cases for a frozen state may be as follows:

  1. The Mac screen is showing a spinning beach ball.
  2. The cursor or Mouse can’t be moved.
  3. The Mac device can’t respond to your instructions.

When your Mac has no response, can you find an effective way to troubleshoot this issue? Of course, different cases need various solutions to handle. We will present you with corresponding troubleshooting tips for each frozen scenario.

Case 1 The Mac Screen Is Showing a Spinning Beach Ball

Officially, the Spinning Beach Ball is also referred to as the Spinning Wait Cursor, the Spinning Pinwheel, or the Spinning Disc Pointer. Whatever you call it, the Spinning Beach Ball indicates that the application you are running is unresponsive to the instruction it receives.

In this instance, the mouse or cursor can be moved but the frozen application can’ be closed. To handle such an issue, here are some effective ways you can take it.

Fix 1 Force Quit the Frozen Application

Step 1 Click the Apple logo from the Mac desktop and then select Force Quit. Alternatively, you can press the Command + Option + Esc key combination to make the Force Quit windows open.

Step 2 Select the frozen app you want to force quit from the Force Quit Applications window and click the Force Quit option.

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Fix 2 Restart Your Mac

If you fail to force quit the freezing app from the Force Quit menu, then you should try to restart your Mac machine to close the unresponsive program. To do this, just go to the Apple icon > Restart to reboot your Mac.

Fix 3 Perform a Software Update

Sometimes, the Spinning Beach Ball of Death can result from an outdated macOS version or application. If this is the root cause, you should perform a software update.

Navigate to the Apple menu > System Preferences > Software Update to initiate a macOS update.

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And update the third-party application downloaded from App Store by going to the Apple icon > App Store > Updates.

Case 2 The Cursor or Mouse Can’t Be Moved

When the cursor or mouse can’t be moved, what you should do is force restart your Mac to deal with the frozen situation.

Step 1 Press the power button for a few seconds to force turn off your Mac.

Step 2 Press the power button again to reboot it after waiting for a moment.

Case 3 The Mac Device Can’t Respond to Your Instructions

Another frozen scenario is that you are experiencing an unresponsive Mac during the programs are working. There are many possible factors causing a frozen Mac, such as hard drive failure, insufficient disk space and RAM, and so on. Want to know how to fix a frozen Mac? Keep reading the post to explore effective solutions.

Solution 1 Unplug Any External Devices

When a peripheral that is incompatible with your macOS is connected to your Mac, the Mac device may have no response. At this time, simply unplug all incompatible external devices to check if your Mac can work normally.

Solution 2 Free up Disk Space or Memory

Possibly, the Mac memory has worn out and the disk space has been used up, which leads to your Mac running slow and finally not responding. Thus, clearing up the disk space and freeing up the Mac memory is the best option for you.

  1. Uninstall the programs that are not commonly used.
  2. Search for the cache files in the Library folder and delete them.
  3. Clear the unnecessary downloads and empty Mac Trash.

Solution 3 Boot Your Mac into Safe Mode

One of the workable methods to save your frozen Mac is to start up it to Mac Safe Mode.

Step 1 Force shut down your unresponsive Mac by pressing the power button.

Step 2 Turn on your Mac and then press and hold down the Shift key at once.

Step 3 Let go of the Shift key until you see the login window appear on the Mac screen.

Step 4 Log in to your Mac according to the prompt. The login screen may appear twice. And you can find the Safe Boot list on the menu bar on both login windows.

Step 5 Check if your Mac goes back to normal after entering Safe Mode successfully. If the answer is yes, then the frozen Mac issue should be resolved.

Final Verdict

It is upset that your Mac has no response at all abruptly. This article presents different fixes to help you out of the Mac not responding problem. To prevent your Mac from freezing again, you’d better develop a habit of updating your software and macOS, freeing up disk space regularly, or not running a lot of programs at the same time.

by Elle Gellrich at May 19, 2022 11:10 PM

How Technology Advanced a Game of Blackjack

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There is no denying the impact that technology has had on gambling, and players can now play their favorite casino games online.

Nowadays games like blackjack can easily be accessed on a variety of blackjack sites available across the internet, and on their smartphones.

The origins of the game we recognize as blackjack have some murky history; accounts vary on whether it was invented in the French courts in the 16th Century, or even a game that was played in Ancient Rome.

By the time it came to the continental US with the colonists, the game was called 21 or vingt-et-un, seen in legalized gambling venues and popular from New Orleans to Canada.

The game is played against the dealer, and the aim is to have the highest-scoring hand without going over 21 – and beating the hand of the dealer.

The scoring of the cards is quite simple; each number card is counted according to the face number, picture cards (jack, queen, and king) are worth ten points, and the ace is worth either 11 or one. The dealer provides two cards to each player, and players gamble on the turn of more cards, aiming to get 21, or higher than the dealer, to win.

The name blackjack comes from casinos looking to increase patronage, offering bonuses for players who win with a hand containing a blackjack and an ace – the name remains, even though the bonuses might not.

The Rise of Technology

The first technological advance that took blackjack out of the casino was the arcade. Blackjack games could be found in amusement arcades.

However, the real boon from technology came from the internet. Online casinos can offer new blackjack players extras that the physical casino doesn’t – like bonuses and free plays.

Suddenly, you do not have to visit a casino to win (or lose) money playing blackjack – and this has made it so much more accessible to people across the globe. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the online blackjack table is available when you are.

Improved Graphics

Hardcore gamers know that graphics are one of the pivotal facets of their games, and the online casino and blackjack table are not far behind the major game developers in terms of graphics quality.

With blackjack games developed for faster and more modern PCs that can manage rich environments, smooth interactions, and fast processing for a streamlined experience at the table whether playing against the AI or facing a live dealer.

Mobile Gaming

Smartphones have changed the landscape in terms of eCommerce, social networking, and so much more – and online blackjack and gambling, in general, have benefited from this. More online casino companies have created native applications for Android and iOS, allowing players to take their seats at the blackjack table pretty much wherever they are.

Security

Online blackjack through reputable sites offers different security features that should make you feel more comfortable sharing your financial information. These include cybersecurity features like 2-Factor Authorization (2FA), where you need to provide not only a username and a password, but you will need to share something unique like a code sent to your mobile phone.

Live Blackjack

Superfast internet connections and high-quality cameras can bring the casino experience to online players whether they are using a computer or a smartphone through live games. Dealers and players can interact, and the whole casino is there for an immersive experience.

The video footage showing the dealer and their actions is broadcast directly to the players, and in some cases, you can see and hear the other players at the table, even interacting with them through chat functions. Live games bring the excitement of a physical casino to the online space in a way that is more of an experience for many players.

Into the Future

Technology does not stop developing, and there are interesting things in the future of online casinos and blackjack tables that are going to really attract the new generation of gamers.

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

Immersing yourself in the blackjack game with a live dealer is one thing, but with VR and AR players can transform the space they are in with a 360-degree view of the casino floor when they make their way to the table. As the Metaverse develops along with other types of reality-based innovations, the opportunities for a more realistic player experience also grows.

The Blockchain

Online casinos in general are becoming more open to decentralized currency, and there are even specific crypto casinos where players can gamble on the blackjack table using their Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other altcoin holdings.

The blockchain is about more than cryptocurrency, of course – the increased speed, faster transactions, and no need to share personal and financial information make for a more streamlined experience.

Wearables

As the mobile revolution brought blackjack to a player’s pocket, the increase in smartwatches has developers working to create apps that work on wearables. With blackjack and other casino games already having native smartphone apps that have intuitive interfaces, it is not too much of a stretch to see blackjack gambling available on a player’s wrist in the near future.

Conclusion

The march of technology has brought the humble blackjack game out of the casinos and into people’s homes – and now, it can travel with them wherever they are thanks to smartphone apps. Trusted casino sites and gambling companies provide elevated levels of cybersecurity to protect the personal and financial information of their users, so it could be considered at least as safe as physically visiting a casino.

The future is bright for blackjack thanks to technological innovations, and we can expect even more immersive and accessible gaming opportunities in the future.

by Elle Gellrich at May 19, 2022 10:56 PM

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Introducing Stratasys F123CR Composite 3D Printers

This week Stratasys announced an all-new composite series of 3D printers. These printers include the F190CR and F370CR and are equipped with hardened components to operate with composite materials.  

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The F123CR series is manufacturing floor ready, for demanding composite thermoplastic applications. They feature new strong, and stiff nylon-based carbon fiber filled materials including ABS-CF10 and FDM Nylon-CF10. Both materials are reinforced with chopped carbon fiber for strength and stiffness.  

Challenges of Traditional Metal Machining 

Producing metal parts traditionally can be very time consuming and expensive. Machining can be complex and limited in geometry and design freedom. A metal part that requires multiple pieces can be 3D printed with high-strength materials in one build, resulting in lighter weight and more ergonomic parts and assemblies. FDM composite 3D printing allows for reliable quick turn custom tooling, production and prototype parts, significantly reducing lead times and circumventing a lot of the supply chain issues that face traditional manufacturing today. 

F190CR vs F370CR  

The F123CR printers are built on the same platform as the F123 Series 3D printers, a reliable, proven technology.  

There are a few key differences between the F190CR and the F370CR. The F370CR 3D printer offers:  

  • A 36% larger build volume (14 x 10 x 14).
  • Three additional materials including PC-ABS, Diran410 MF07 and ABS-ESD7. 
  • Four material bays with auto-changeover. 
  • Insight software 
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F123CR Composite 3D Printers

Choosing a printer that fits your needs will depend on your application. The F370CR is best for those that require the additional specialized engineering materials, access to Insight, or a larger build volume.

All-New Nylon-CF10

Nylon-CF10 is a new 3D printing material, it is a strong, stiff carbon-fiber filled nylon. It is a composite material combining a blended nylon polymer with 10% chopped carbon fiber which enhances its strength and rigidity. Nylon-CF10 is only available on the Stratasys F123CR series printers.

You can use Nylon-CF10 material to:  

  • Replace machined jigs and fixtures quickly  
  • Create lightweight yet strong parts due to its high-strength-to-weight ratio  
  • Print solid parts with consistent print reliability  
  • Design unlimited geometries with hands free soluble support removal  
  • Achieve good chemical resistance for tooling  

Applications and Industries

Composite 3D printing can be used in many industries including Transportation, Consumer Products and Heavy Industry.  

Primary applications for this material include strong jigs and fixtures, especially in elevated temperatures due to its impressive HDT, thanks to the added long strand chopped carbon fiber. This material also excels in prototyping applications for function testing when it is cost prohibitive to prototype for rigorous conditions. Nylon CF10 is also suitable for directly printing replacement parts for pre-existing machines or subassemblies. It’s superior blend of mechanical properties allows it to perform in reliably and reduce machine downtimes.

Below are two example parts printed on the F123CR series printers using Nylon-CF10 material. 

FDM Nylon CF10 drill guide FDM Nylon CF10 Machining fixture

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by Kelly Clancy at May 19, 2022 12:30 PM

May 18, 2022

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How to Get Business Leads From LinkedIn

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Online marketers are aware of some major social media platforms they can use for lead generation. Despite the presence of multiple social media giants like Facebook and Instagram, LinkedIn cannot be ignored. If you are not using LinkedIn, you could miss out on some major opportunities to grow your brand and revenue. 

Companies in the B2B sector are finally starting to take LinkedIn seriously. But it can be difficult to use it wisely, especially to find prospects, until you use LinkedIn automation tools. 

The LinkedIn search engine is not as easy to use as Google’s and requires settings to find the ideal prospects. In this post, you will discover how to put this social network at the service of your prospecting process with different methods! Let us explore how to get business leads from LinkedIn in this post. 

LinkedIn Lead Generation Strategy

This social network is a gold mine for business. With just a few clicks, you can considerably increase the visibility of your publications and take advantage of its prospecting system. This site is especially appreciated because it allows companies to communicate in B2B and find new customers through digital marketing campaigns. But you still have to use it well.

Many professionals make the mistake of contacting a large number of people by focusing on quantity and not quality. Indeed, the first step in LinkedIn lead generation is to know your targets perfectly. Having specific criteria allows you to target qualified contacts interested in your industry.

Enhance your Linkedin profile

Linkedin is used to find a job, develop your professional network, and boost your reputation. By highlighting your profile, you can increase the number of contacts and customers. A prospect is a contact that you target to launch a new business relationship.

To win new customers and find prospects more easily, you must, above all, stand out from the competition by offering a service and an offer likely to interest them.

Make sure you have a rich profile, always updated and containing all the details of your activity. Your experience and the quality of your CV are also two important points that the prospect consults first.

The Basics

First, opt ​​for a professional but not too formal profile photo; a profile with a well-chosen photo always has more visitors. Also, choose an evocative title related to your activity and containing the strategic keywords of your field.

A complete and active profile

Filling in the main fields is good, but completing your page or profile in detail is better. Why? Because you are seizing an additional opportunity to stand out from the competition and therefore attract a little more attention.

Once your profile or page is complete, you have to make it active and feed it with relevant content requested by your prospects. Write or share quality content, so you will become a legitimate expert in the eyes of your prospects.

This is also valid for your description, which must be brief but effective and contain the essential information that the customer is looking for. For example, what services can you offer to the customer? What added value can you bring to their business? What are your previous experiences and the projects you have already undertaken?

Publish regularly on the platform

If you want to generate leads from LinkedIn consistently, you need to publish quality content regularly. Quality is achieved by addressing topics and issues that concern your prospects. Of course, don’t forget to offer solutions because that’s what all customers are looking for. Quickly learn how to post effectively on LinkedIn to take advantage of this platform.

Finding the right hashtags is one way to attract qualified leads. They must imperatively contain the keywords of your activity. Thus, you will be able to arouse the interest of your contacts and draw their attention to a particular point, which will be useful to you later.

Another key point, consider joining groups and following pages to expand your network. These groups should match your interests. Interacting with customers and being responsive is a great way to retain them.

Know the difference between a lead, a prospect, and a customer

Generating leads on LinkedIn requires you to know the difference between a lead, a prospect, and a customer. A prospect is a potential client who you can approach and convert into a lead. A lead is an interested client whom you can convert into a customer. A customer or client is the one who has purchased your product or service. Select the profiles during the various marketing operations you will carry out on Linkedin and from the reactions to your publications and comments.

Identify your target

Needless to remind you that making content without a target audience is not very interesting. Therefore, you are addressing qualified prospects corresponding to the profile of your ideal target. Lead generation in LinkedIn takes time and the effort to personalize each of your exchanges. Better to focus on quality than quantity.

Define content type

Each social network has its type of content. It is, therefore, necessary to know how to adapt to generate a strong commitment. So make sure your content is engaging, useful, and shared.

On your page, publish or share educational content that will provide elements sought by your prospects.

Instead, use your profile to relay information from your page, but not only. You can also start discussions with your prospects by commenting or sharing their publications. The use of Social Selling is also very popular and effective.

Finally, you also have the possibility of entering into a direct relationship with your prospects. Once your request to add a contact has been validated, you can start a conversation with him. Again, several methods are possible and adapted according to the prospect you have in front of you. This can range from a simple thank you message to sharing content that may interest them to a message presenting what you can bring them.

Integrate your new prospects into your overall strategy. Depending on the interaction with your prospects, you will be able to determine their level of commitment and their stage of maturity.

In most cases, they will not be mature enough for an appointment, even on the phone. In this case, consider integrating these prospects into your overall strategy process, such as your automated scenarios, to move them forward in this buying journey. Sending automated yet relevant content will help you achieve your goal.

LinkedIn will have been the first pillar to attract your lead in this situation. It is then your overall strategy that will take care of the rest to feed the reflection of the latter.

Remember to add each of your LinkedIn prospects to your CRM; it’s very important to create a sound CRM strategy on LinkedIn. 

Your profile is optimized, you feel more and more comfortable with the use of LinkedIn, and you would like to move up a gear. Because yes, publishing articles and sharing your expertise is good, but if there is no one in our network who is interested in our content or likely to become a prospect, what’s the point? It is, therefore, high time to enrich your network by adding targeted people.

Directly on Linkedin

You have two options to search (and find) prospects: your existing network and the LinkedIn search bar. However, before you start actively searching LinkedIn, it is essential to identify your target. To do this, ask yourself the following questions:

  • What position does she hold?
  • What is his industry?
  • Where does she work (or any other kind of geo-targeting)?
  • What keywords are likely to represent it?

Once you have all the elements in hand to best target your prospects, you can use the means available to seek them out.

From your existing network

It is usually made up of hardcore people who know and like you. These can be family members, friends, former co-workers, etc. Although not necessarily corresponding to your target, these people are essential in that they have their network, among which there may be prospects. And what better way to contact a prospect than by first being introduced by someone who knows you? So take the criteria you previously established and search the network of your acquaintances to find people who match them. We will see a little later how to contact them effectively.

With the LinkedIn search tool

Let’s say that we are trying to contact web editors to offer them a tool created especially for them. Our first instinct is to type “web editor” in the LinkedIn search bar. Unfortunately, we often come across results that lack precision or do not even correspond to our expectations. To make sure you find the right people, those who will be interested in our product.

Use the search options

Quotation marks: allow you to display results containing the exact terms. Thus, putting quotation marks to “web editor” avoids that we end up with results containing the word “editor” than others containing the word “web,” without them necessarily being linked to our target.

Title: Finds people for whom this is the current position. Ex: Title: “web editor”. This avoids people who have had a similar position but no longer exercise it.

AND: displays results containing both term A and term B. Ex: Title: “Web editor” AND “Translator.”

OR: displays results containing term A or B. Ex: Title: “Web editor” OR “web editor.”

Used well, these elements allow us to better target our prospects and then contact them in the most personalized way possible.

Use the filters at your disposal

Locations: this allows you to select the geographical location of your prospects.

Relations: this allows you to search for your prospects among your relations of 1st level (your direct network), 2nd level (the network of your network), or 3rd level and more (potentially all subscribers to LinkedIn).

Current Companies: Search for prospects currently working at the selected companies.

With all this, you have plenty to expand the list of your prospects. However, do not forget that social networks such as LinkedIn are tools that allow you to create bridges between the web and real life. Don’t neglect networking events!

By taking advantage of networking events

It is not, strictly speaking, a means of researching prospects on LinkedIn. On the other hand, we can only strongly advise you to add the prospects you have met in this type of event to your network as soon as possible. Why? Because LinkedIn members can stay connected and informed, advance their careers or work smarter. What do we do with all the business cards collected when we come back from a networking event? Using LinkedIn is that you can add these people to the tool and stay informed of what these people are doing, their projects, etc. More useful than a pile of cards that sits in a drawer and doesn’t connect with your contacts.

Conclusion

Generating leads on LinkedIn is not an easy game. It takes time to find the right prospects, target them, create relevant content, and make connections with them which leads to conversions for your products or services. So, you need to spend time upgrading your profile and researching the target prospects to find the right clients for your business. 

by Kyrie Mattos at May 18, 2022 09:20 PM

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Are SOLIDWORKS Certifications Really Worth It?

My journey with SOLIDWORKS began soon into my first year of university. As one would expect, proficiency in CAD software is a vital tool for a mechanical engineering graduate to possess, and so I was introduced to SOLIDWORKS early on. I distinctly remember my first time trying to create a 3D model for a class exercise. I stumbled my way through the assignment and somehow got to the end destination, but it was not pretty.

My Experience with SOLIDWORKS and Certifications

This experience set a sub-optimal starting point from which I grew in proficiency with SOLIDWORKS. Although I could work with the software and create basic designs, my workflow was slow and inefficient. This became painfully apparent at my first job at a manufacturing company, where I was (good-naturedly) teased for my cumbersome and resource intensive practices when it came to part and assembly modelling. I had gotten so “proficient” at my erroneous ways of working with SOLIDWORKS that I did not even stop to think that there might be better ways to get to the same end point.

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Fast-forward to 2021, when I began to take certifications to assess my knowledge. The CSWA-Mechanical (Associate certification) exam preparation gave me a solid foundational understanding of the basic tools to create and edit parts and assemblies. The CSWP-Mechanical (Professional certification) showed me intermediate and advanced techniques such as using equations in modelling, creating configurations with design tables, and using collision and interference detection for assemblies,  which allowed for higher productivity and increased confidence in my work. Other advanced certifications such as the sheet metal and weldment certifications required an understanding of the full suite of features available within these tools which enhanced my abilities when it came to things like modelling sheet metal enclosures and welded structures.

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The Benefits of SOLIDWORKS Certifications

Beyond improving your skills, SOLIDWORKS certifications are a fantastic way to prove your technical competencies against an industry leading CAD software. These certifications are valuable as a resume booster and are also attractive to companies who would otherwise have to spend a significant amount of time and money bringing a new user up to speed. With the abundance of certifications available on various topics including mechanical design, surfacing, mold tools and simulations, there are plenty of avenues for you to hone your skills, work more productively, and set yourself apart from the rest.  Additionally, these certifications are tied to you and your SOLIDWORKS credentials for life, entering you into the SOLIDWORKS database and allowing you to make a name for yourself among the many engineers and designers that use the software.  SOLIDWORKS recognizes the importance of ensuring the integrity and respectability of its certification program, which is reflected in this article on the SOLIDWORKS Blog.

Want to get SOLIDWORKS Certified?

If you are interested in getting SOLIDWORKS certified, you can start by learning more on the SOLIDWORKS website and leveraging some of the resources found on the blog. Alternatively, feel free to contact our team for any questions!

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by Craig D'Costa at May 18, 2022 12:30 PM

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3 Things to Do When You Go for a Job Interview

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People sometimes spend a very long time trying to get into the ideal job, and when they finally receive an invitation to a face-to-face interview, it can be really exciting. However, once you have received your invitation, you cannot become complacent and simply rest on your laurels until the interview date comes around. Instead, you have to make sure you are properly prepared and confident so that you can ace the interview.

In terms of preparing, there are a few things that you can do in order to increase your chances of doing well and boosting your chances of getting the job. Of course, you need to think about things such as what to wear so that you will be comfortable, feel confident, and look professional. There are also other things that you need to do in the run-up to your interview. In this article, we will look at some of the steps that you can take.

What You Can Do

There are a few important things that you need to do if you want to increase your chances of doing well at your interview and being offered the job for which you are being interviewed. Some of these are:

Find Out More About the Company

One of the things that you need to do before you go for your interview is to ensure you understand exactly what the position entails and what skills you need to highlight during your interview. However, in addition to this, you must also take some time to find out more about the company to ensure you are properly prepared. This means looking into things such as the history of the company, its goals and missions, and other pertinent information. This can make a great impression during your interview.

Look at Interview Advice and Tips

Another thing that you should take some time to do is to look at job interview tips and advice, and you can find plenty of resources online these days. If you have not been to an interview in a long time or have never been interviewed for a job, this is very important because it can make you feel more confident as well as provide you with valuable information. You can go online and browse these tips and resources from the comfort of your own home and in your own time but start as early as possible so that you have plenty of time.

Practice Your Interview Skills

It is also well worth taking some time to practice your interview skills before the real thing, and this can also have a positive impact on your confidence levels and performance. You can ask a family member or friend to ask the interview questions and find some of the common ones that are asked online. You can then prepare some of your answers and get used to being in an interview scenario.

These are some of the things you can do when you are going for a job interview.

by SS Team at May 18, 2022 06:17 AM

May 17, 2022

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SOLIDWORKS 3D Design Tools for Sales and Marketing

SOLIDWORKS and its family of products are well known for being the go-to tools for engineering and design. However, did you know that SOLIDWORKS also has great design tools for supporting your marketing and sales initiatives?

Join us on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 10:00 AM ET as TriMech Process and Training Consultant, Chris Mowatt, reviews the tools available within core SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Composer and SOLIDWORKS Visualize that can generate high quality marketing and sales content with ease.

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You’ll first see tips and tricks for creating crisp images and videos directly in SOLIDWORKS. Next, you’ll see how to quickly produce rich illustrations and interactive animations directly from your 3D models using SOLDWORKS Composer. Finally, you’ll see how SOLIDWORKS Visualize can easily deliver photorealistic, rendered, content in multiple media formats. Whether it’s media for a design review, trade show or day-to-day sales, these tools will transform your SOLIDWORKS models into digital content that your marketing team will love.

During this SOLIDWORKS Webinar you will learn:

  • Tips and tricks for creating crisp images and videos directly in SOLIDWORKS
  • How to produce rich illustrations and interactive animations directly from your 3D models
  • How to deliver photorealistic, rendered, content in multiple media formats

This TriMech Solution Webinar is presented by:

Chris Mowatt, Process and Training Consultant

Chris has industry experience as an end-of-arm tool and robotic systems engineer for automated manufacturing cells. He is a specialist in complex assembly design and product communication solutions. Chris has a passion for creating photo-realistic content and is always looking for new 3D models to render with SOLIDWORKS Visualize.

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by Rod Mackay at May 17, 2022 12:00 PM

May 16, 2022

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Create Production-Ready Sheet Metal Design with a Powerful, Browser-Based Creator

Build components, assemblies and enclosures with an intuitive, browser-based solution that offers associative parametric sheet metal design capabilities. Its specialized 3D sheet metal design environment helps you streamline how you create, validate and manage designs. Learn more about SOLIDWORKS 3D SheetMetal Creator in the video below:

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Advantages of SOLIDWORKS 3D SheetMetal Creator

SOLIDWORKS 3D SheetMetal Creator offers a wide range of design tools via a web browser to design and develop sheet metal components and assemblies with ease. How will 3D SheetMetal Creator streamline your daily workflows and maximize your productivity? Here’s what you need to know:

  • Browser-based sheet metal design: Cloud-native on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, 3D SheetMetal Creator gives you the freedom and flexibility to design on your own terms anywhere, anytime, with no installation or updates necessary.
  • Focused user interface and feature set: 3D SheetMetal Creator’s user experience is tailored to specialized sheet metal processes, making it easy to learn with a predictive, interactive interface that is intuitive and intelligent. You can use its specialized feature set to deliver significant productivity gains for sheet metal design by removing the guesswork from complex folded shapes.
  • Design Assistant: You don’t have to design alone anymore. 3D SheetMetal Creator contains a built-in machine learning engine that predicts your next move to help automate design tasks and reduce repetitive workflows.
  • Single Modeling Environment: 3D SheetMetal Creator gives you the opportunity to focus on what you do best: innovate. The single modeling environment facilitates sheet metal assembly designs by reducing timely assembly structure planning.
  • Verify flat patterns for design manufacturability: Ensure your design can be made with one-touch flat patterns that stay up to date with the 3D model at all times. Review flat patterns to identify interferences or problem areas to eliminate design flaws and limit costly production delays.
SOLIDWORKS 3D Sheetmetal Creator

SOLIDWORKS 3D Sheetmetal Creator

3D SheetMetal Creator Features

Built on the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, 3D SheetMetal Creator stores design data securely in one central location and works seamlessly with the design-to-manufacturing, data management and collaboration solutions on the platform. 3D SheetMetal Creator features:

  • Sheet metal-specific feature set: Improve design productivity by using the sheet metal-specific feature set and context toolbars such as walls, flanges and corner reliefs.
  • Work on the web: Work entirely in a web browser, giving you the freedom to design anytime, anywhere, with no need for installation.
  • Single-modeling environment: Utilize an intuitive single-modeling environment to convert features to components, and components to assemblies, making enclosure assembly design more flexible and efficient.
  • Avoid Constraints: Rapidly create and iterate designs in a matter of clicks, avoiding the assembly structure constraints and upfront planning required by traditional CAD applications.
  • 3D & 2D Designs: Create complex 3D sheet metal models for press brake manufacturing, and automatically generate 2D patterns that update instantly with the folded geometry.
  • Use existing geometry as reference: Utilize existing mechanical or electrical assemblies as reference geometry to model enclosures and easily insert commercial, off-the-shelf items into sheet metal assemblies.
  • Import data: Bring in 3D data from SOLIDWORKS®, CATIA®, Solid Edge®, Inventor® and STEP and IGES to complete your assemblies.

Get 3D SheetMetal Creator with SOLIDWORKS Cloud Offer

The new SOLIDWORKS Cloud Offer helps designers and manufacturers to push the boundaries of product development from concept to production with a secure platform featuring innovative design tools, and built-in data management and collaboration in the cloud. Learn more about the SOLIDWORKS Cloud Offer »

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by Dassault Systèmes at May 16, 2022 12:00 PM

May 14, 2022

SolidSmack

Signs That You Are Playing At A Fake Online Casino

Gambling online may be a pleasurable and healthy activity. This activity is known to have many pros for players such as easy access, comfort, and variety from any location. One major con attached to this however is the presence of Internet predators such as hackers and fraudsters. These Internet predators are everywhere online, seeking how to steal from unsuspecting victims and the online gambling world is not excluded from this. A typical example of this is the numerous 5 dollar deposit casinos flying all around. Due to the really low minimum deposit offered, a lot of players are understandably attracted to them but it is noteworthy that the bulk of them are shady in their operations.

This is why it is very important that players are very careful and cautious in picking an online casino. You do not get to select a good casino by sheer luck, unlike the game itself. Rather, a lot of intentionality goes into ensuring that you cross out the red flags and select a casino that is devious of possible shady attributes. Knowing how to spot a shady casino might save you a lot of time and money, however, you may not know where to begin if you are new to the world of online gambling.

Select Right

In online gambling, it is very easy to get carried away by the multitude of options before you such that you tend to overlook even the most basic of what to look out for. Before you can identify a fake online casino, you have to know what a legit one looks like so your selection process is easy. Basic things to look out for with a legit casino are:

  • Recognized Licensing
  • Reachable customer support
  • Reliable software providers
  • Great bonus offers

Knowing these attributes to look out for in a good casino is a great first step. Recognizing the shady casino is then a walk in the park as the signs pop out to you immediately you see them. some of the signs that characterize a fake online casino are;

No Recognized License

A licensed casino means that there is an authority that puts the casino in check at all times. These checks also involve regulations on how players are treated by the casino. Therefore, you can imagine what it means for an unlicensed casino. As this is a major indication of how reliable a casino platform is, all licensed casinos have this information clearly displayed on their websites. In some cases, some casinos even have more than one license displayed as they operate in multiple regions. A typical fake online casino would not have any of such displays on their website for the simple reason that they are not licensed by any regulatory body.

Casino Information is another sign to look out for in a casino. Every standard online casino platform has an ‘about us’ section on its website landing page. Customers may learn about the firm, its owners, policies, and more by visiting this page. As expected, Fake online casinos would have little to no information regarding their business procedures. As such, it is advised that you always look at the “About Us” section of the website.

Security Setting and Customer Support

Authentic online casinos always go a step further in ensuring that their player’s details are safe and secure when on their site. This can be confirmed by the SSL certificate that is typically displayed on the website. A fake online casino would not have such a certificate displayed on its site. In addition, failure to view a green padlock icon next to the site URL indicates that the website is attempting to hide its true identity and you should immediately exit such as the site. The use of pop-ups is also popular with such casinos as it is used to steal players’ personal information. You can easily get distracted by them as they suddenly appear on your screens. Fake online casinos use this as a means to gather players’ personal information and sell it to third parties.

This sign is one that is very glary to players; anyone providing fake services would definitely not provide valid means of accessing them. This is the same with fake online casinos. There is no customer support service provided for players. Any genuine and well-intentioned company has a way of communicating with its consumers. Emails, live chat, and phone numbers are typical examples of these channels provided by top casinos in Canada. Fake online casinos, on the other hand, will give false or no information concerning customer service.

Single Payment Option and Bonus Offers

Payment methods are another criterion for determining if a gaming site is safe or dangerous. A standard and reputable casino aim to provide its players with multiple payment options. As such, it is not surprising to find one casino that offers players options, including credit cards, wire transfers, eBanking, and even cryptocurrencies. This will enable them to select their most preferred option and avoid possible payment issues. These fake online casino sites, on the other hand, do not offer multiple payment options. They typically only accept one type of payment, and their account information is frequently hidden under fictitious names and locations.

To entice new players, almost every online casino develops promotional deals. However, if you see a bonus that appears to be far too substantial, you are most likely dealing with a malevolent platform. Accepting deals that appear to be too good to be true is a red flag that you’re dealing with a phony platform. Fake casinos might offer huge bonuses because they don’t intend to pay them out, or they want to cheat you off with ridiculous wagering requirements. All casinos are seeking out ways to entice players to their site, and bonuses are a means through which they utilize this. However, money doesn’t come by that easily, and so if anything appears to be too good to be true, it most likely is.

Conclusion

Although there are still other warning signs you can look out for, these ones are the most popular signs that cannot be easily missed. It is quite easy to get carried away with attractive features, which makes players become a victim of these fake casino sites. Therefore, it is very important that you take note of these signs and flee whenever you recognize any of them in a supposed casino.

by Josh Mings at May 14, 2022 11:54 PM

May 13, 2022

The Javelin Blog

Reduce time to manufacture with a powerful browser-based MBD Solution

With the new Manufacturing Definition Creator 3DEXPERIENCE Works Role you can accelerate downstream processes with 3D model-based dimensions, tolerances and annotations while easily creating 2D drawings from them as needed. Learn more about the new role below:

Build on the cloud for cloud collaboration

Built on the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE® Works platform, and included with the SOLIDWORKS Cloud Offer, the Manufacturing Definition Creator is a browser-based solution that enables you to define products in a more integrated, flexible and intelligent way, combining the benefits of a model-based enterprise with the ease of 2D drawings. It stores design data securely in one central location and works seamlessly with the design-to-manufacturing, data management and collaboration solutions on the platform.

Leverage model-based workflows to create a single source of truth between 2D and 3D definition with annotations, dimensions and tolerances that always stay up-to-date and synchronized across both forms of definition. The combination of 2D and 3D definition delivers next-generation flexibility, empowering you to choose the best output for the job and removing the restriction to use only model-based or drawing-based definition.

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Manufacturing Definition Creator Key Capabilities

  • Convey design requirements and specifications directly on your model, reducing discrepancies and ensuring an always up-to-date connection between definition and engineering.
  • Leverage model-based definition to communicate and automate downstream manufacturing steps, such as machining and inspection.
  • Eliminate costly errors, reduce rework and keep definition in sync by seamlessly sharing annotations, dimensions and tolerances between 2D and 3D to produce 2D drawings.
  • Make changes with confidence. Annotations, dimensions and tolerances update automatically with model changes for both the model-based definition and 2D drawings.
3DEXPERIENCE Manufacturing Definition Creator

3DEXPERIENCE Manufacturing Definition Creator

Capabilities of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

With its growing solution portfolio and secure cloud technology, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables you to manage all facets of your product development process while reducing infrastructure costs, IT overhead, software maintenance and complexity. All 3DEXPERIENCE solutions work together seamlessly, simplifying data management, sharing and collaboration across your entire business ecosystem. Manufacturing Definition Creator enables you to take advantage of the platform’s multiple capabilities:

  • Drive innovation by enabling seamless collaboration in the cloud, accessible from anywhere with an internet connection, keeping all stakeholders up-to-date at every stage in the process.
  • Store all your design data in a centralized, secure location in the cloud.
  • Manage the life cycle of any type of content—such as 3D design files, 2D drawings, simulation models and documentation across disciplines and CAD applications.
  • Streamline data management with built-in revision control and branching.
  • Navigate tabular and 3D design data simultaneously, and easily validate the differences between two product structures.
  • View, share, annotate, discuss, visualize and manage designs from any device with a web browser.
  • Define models created in the browser-based design roles such as SOLIDWORKS 3D Creator and 3D SheetMetal Creator, as well as models imported from outside of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
3DEXPERIENCE 3D SheetMetal Creator

3DEXPERIENCE 3D SheetMetal Creator

Interested in 3DEXPERIENCE Works?

Visit our website to learn how 3DEXPERIENCE Works provides an online SOLIDWORKS product development environment.

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by Rod Mackay at May 13, 2022 12:00 PM

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Here Is How Holle Became Famous Infant Milk In All Over Europe

In the United States, there are more than 50 distinct infant formulae. Parents can select between formulas produced from ordinary, pure, or soy milk and formulas indicated for irritable or colicky newborns. Moreover, baby formula is among the most heavily controlled food products in the United States, with well-known food authorities prescribing minerals and vitamins and imposing severe guidelines on how the formula is manufactured, stored, and labeled.

Parents who want to introduce formula into their infant’s diet have a lot of choices. Could perhaps you invest in Enfamil? Similac? Gerber? What about the organic options available in specialist shops and on the internet? It can be either emotionally or physically draining. But another option, an organic formula made in Europe, rises far above the clamor.

Some nurses claim they chose them because European products feature formula choices (such as goat’s milk or pasture-raised cow’s milk) that are uncommon or non-existent in FDA-regulated versions in the United States. Others choose European brands as they believe the formulations are of top standard and European formula standards are more stringent.

Go Along With Holle

Breastfeeding comes with a load of constant strain, and regardless of how long women be doing it, there‘s usually a demand to provide it longer. Several mothers in Europe claim, “If you really want to be sure that you provided your child with everything pure and natural, go along with Holle.”

Holle is a well-known European recipe. You’ve probably encountered Holle if you’ve looked into the international baby formula business in the last several years. Holle is a well-known European recipe. Amidst this, many parents are purchasing European formulae, denying the reality that importing them into the United States is strictly prohibited. This European product had not yet received FDA approval. It could not be distributed in the United States. Parents exchange spreadsheets and extensive observations on components, or even how these formulations compared to their American counterparts, in vast Online groups solely dedicated to European formulas. However, it grew so prevalent that several families had to purchase it from third-party suppliers. And here is some good thing: the cult-favorite product will be available at Whole Foods Markets nationwide.

Many parents contact “formula suppliers” through Facebook groups and advertisements.

Pure milk is becoming increasingly difficult to come by these days. In truth, cows are administered medications or anabolic steroids to help them grow faster. These pollutants eventually find their way into your infant’s feed.

The real kicker is that there are still plenty of baby formula solutions for individuals who don’t like non-dairy milk substitutes like soy, almond, or coconut.

Goat’s milk, for instance, provides the same health advantages as cow’s milk, and individuals who prefer goat‘s milk over cow’s milk have fewer stomach problems.

The Holle Company is one of the few companies that makes baby formula with goat milk.

Here, we’ll break down Holle products and give you factual information about Holle Formula.

The Breakdown Of Major Ingredients

Holle’s Cow and Goat Milk Toddler Drinks are nutritious and easy to digest, using components sourced from biodynamic and organic farms. The beverages are pesticide-free, non-GMO, and include no additional sugar, steroids, or high fructose corn. Calcium, iron, and vitamins A, C, and D are all present. Furthermore, Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury were not detected in the latest hard metal analysis of Holle’s products (including the toddler milk drinks).

Holle Formula Is An All-Natural, High-Quality Product.

Holle formula can be given to your infant shortly after delivery. It is free from chemicals and not synthetically produced.

In simple terms, there are no additives, synthetic flavors, coloring agents, or contaminants in the item. Regardless of circumstance!

Holle formula is recognized to have been of a high standard in the field of baby formula, as it complies with all European law. You can rely on guaranteed fresh ingredients and 100 percent humane norms and standards. Biodynamic fields, in fact, minimize the unpleasant disbudding of their livestock.

Holle Symbolizes Us Of Mother’s Milk

Holle is a velvety, sugary formula that appeals to newborns. Although breast milk cannot be replaced, Holle is unquestionably the closest healthiest choice.

You may be confident that the Holle formula is a high-quality solution that follows only the most stringent protocols. As a result, perhaps you and your baby will thrive from a nutritious and lifestyle perceptive.

The Holle Demeter farms closely adhere to EU organic norms and regulations. Holle adheres to international norms with the same rigor.

The brand is pesticide-free, and the workers are committed to organic farming and exceptional service. Holle works hard to ensure your kid enjoys the flavor of the formula yet also gets enough nutrition!

Holle Also Has A Goat-Based Formula Available

Holle Organic Goat Milk Follow is enriched with natural goat milk from organic farms. It was developed on the premise that some babies’ gastrointestinal tract systems were not designed to absorb cow‘s milk. The major advantage of goat’s milk is that it will not cause inflammation and is not hard to swallow for both adults and children. The fat molecules in this form of lactose are slightly lesser than those in cow’s milk. This is why it is more convenient to drink than cow’s milk.

Furthermore, organic goat milk Holle formula retains a high level of calcium and minerals. Calcium, of course, aids with muscle strength. The bioorganic sodium component, in particular, promotes bone health.

The Holle Formula Stages

This European infant formula is divided into different stages that adjust to your baby’s development. A description of these steps can be found below:

  • Phase 1 is for children aged 0 to 6 months.
  • Phase 2 is for children aged 6 to 10 months.
  • Phase 3 is for children aged ten to twelve months.
  • Phase 4 is from the age of one year through weaning.

Both Holle Bio Pre formulas are safe to use from infancy to old age of the first year. Even further can be fed goat’s milk. The phases of Holle Goat Milk are as follows:

  • Phase 1: from birth
  • Phase 2: 6 months later (recommended to be consumed with a combination of Holle porridges).
  • Phase 3 lasts from 10 months through weaning.

The Final Word

For parents wanting to switch to what has become an industrialized, frequently polluted commodity, companies like Holle provide goat and cow milk. Goat milk is experiencing exponential growth as a healthier alternative to cow milk.

It’s simple to grasp why several parents choose Holle goat milk formula because of the extra perks of sustainably grown and biodynamic manufacturing, enhances digestive health, and increases nourishment.

by SS Team at May 13, 2022 06:23 AM

Great tech tools that can increase your online safety

It is important to know how to keep your information safe. In our online activity, we share a lot of information of different sorts. If you want to increase the chances of your sensitive information ending up in the wrong hands, you can get some tips for tools here.

Cybersecurity has been a debated topic for the past many years. Data and information have become valuable commodities. Councils on data protection and rights have been set up to point out guidelines and rules on how companies should handle their user’s data and information.

Laws have been introduced and we have learned that information breaches online can be extremely harmful to privates, governments, and companies. All this only points to the importance of increasing your online safety as you would not want hackers or other intruders to find their way to your data. So, here are some tools you can use to increase your online safety.

A password generator

We use passwords for almost every activity online. And passwords are an important factor of online security. It can be difficult to keep generating strong passwords, so if you need assistance, you can find a strong password here. Through this password generator, you will get a ton of ideas for passwords that are strong and bulletproof. Since it is a cyber wall, you should put some thought into the passwords. We tend to get lazy in our choice of passwords and this can end up as a mistake. It is not that difficult, and you should put in the extra effort. Using a strong password and keeping up your password maintenance changing it occasionally is an important part of online safety.

A VPN

If you want to secure your online safety, you should install a VPN. VPN is an abbreviation of Virtual Private Network. This tool works by encrypting all the data and information shared while online. No unwelcome party will be able to extract anything from your online activity when you are using a VPN. Your online activity is for your eyes only as it should be. As well as no one will be able to locate you as your IP address will be hidden. In other words, a VPN makes you untraceable. If you are still doubtful you can find eight great reasons to always use a VPN here. This is one of the most secure ways to increase your online activity.

Antivirus software

Antivirus software is one of the older solutions. However, it still plays an important role in protecting your digital space. A lot of different things can set a computer out of function. Many types of different malware can attack your computer just by clicking on one wrong link. To avoid situations like this, you can activate antivirus software.

If you already have one, you might not recognize how much it filters. And if you don’t, you should find one this instant. It is quite important to keep your antivirus software updated. There is of course different software of varying quality to choose from. You should make sure that you choose a good and well-recommended solution.

by Elle Gellrich at May 13, 2022 02:54 AM

May 12, 2022

The Javelin Blog

How to Improve Machine Design Efficiencies While Reducing Non-value-added Work

Download Tech-Clarity’s research study below to discover the latest Machine Design best practices, find out where engineers lose the most time, and how to avoid non-value-added work.

Machine design efficiencies

Machine design efficiencies

About the Machine Design White Paper

Engineering is critical to the success of companies that develop machines, especially industrial equipment manufacturers. With steep global competition, machines with superior engineering stand out and win in the increasingly global market. However, many challenges hold engineers back, including:

  • Increasing complexity
  • Balancing cost and quality
  • Staying within budget
  • Managing lead times
  • And more…

Download the white paper to see how top-performing companies overcome these issues, and others, to increase revenue and speed time to market.

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Model Based Definition for Machine Design and Industrial Equipment

For many Industrial Equipment designers, 2D Drawings are the mechanism to convey product information to suppliers and customers. These 2D drawings can be expensive and time consuming to create and maintain, and are often prone to interpretation errors. SOLIDWORKS MBD helps you define, organize, and publish 3D Product Manufacturing Information for both individual parts and complex installations. Watch the demo below to learn more:

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Interested in SOLIDWORKS MBD?

How much time and money do you spend to create and maintain traditional 2D drawings?

As 3D design becomes more prevalent, the limitations of traditional 2D drawings become more apparent—expensive and time-consuming to create and maintain; prone to mismatch with the 3D model (leading to massive production waste); not compliant with widely accepted and mandated industry standards. Visit our website to learn more about SOLIDWORKS MBD »

 

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by Rod Mackay at May 12, 2022 03:13 PM

May 11, 2022

The Javelin Blog

How to Create Cable Harnesses in SOLIDWORKS

A wiring / cable harness assembly maximizes efficiency by binding wires together in a safe and secure routing pattern with the use of wire management products.

Watch the on-demand webinar below as TriMech Solutions Consultant – Applications, Adam Ferrer, discusses how to create wiring harnesses using SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic. SOLIDWORKS Electrical gives designers new toolsets for designing, editing, and maintaining electrical schematics. With a powerful database-driven approach you can reuse previous design information, manage design changes, and even collaborate last minute with multiple design contributors, and check the viability of your electrical circuits.

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During this on-demand webinar you will learn:

  • How to combine connectors and cables
  • How to create wiring harnesses for your systems
  • Overview of SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic software

This TriMech Solution Webinar is presented by:

Adam Ferrer, Solutions Consultant

Adam Graduated from McMaster University for Automotive and Vehicle Engineering and Mohawk College for Mechanical Engineering Technology and Business Management. He worked for a commercial manufacturing company as a machine technician.

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by TriMech Solutions, LLC at May 11, 2022 12:00 PM

May 10, 2022

The Javelin Blog

How to Prep for a SOLIDWORKS PDM Migration

So, you have decided to migrate your legacy CAD files into SOLIDWORKS PDM with the help of a 3rd party company or your Value-Added Reseller (VAR). Now what?

How do you prepare for the move and provide what they need to make the process successful?

Watch the video below as TriMech System Architect – Data Management, Keith Thompson discusses what is important to do in advance when working with a 3rd party helping to migrate your data. Moving CAD files from one storage location to another may seem like a simple task, and it can be if you have a small number of files to move.

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In this case, it may be as easy as copy and paste, or Pack and Go in the case of SOLIDWORKS CAD files and may only take a few minutes or a couple of hours to complete. However, moving thousands of documents can be challenging. This will take a much longer period, most likely weeks. How will you work with a 3rd party to get this done in a timely manner to minimize the impact to production and maintain the integrity of your data?

During this SOLIDWORKS PDM On-demand Webinar you will learn:

  • Point of contact
  • System access
  • SOLIDWORKS PDM vault configuration
  • SOLIDWORKS Data structure

This TriMech Solution Webinar is presented by:

Keith Thompson, System Architect – Data Management

Keith is a Certified SOLIDWORKS, PDM and DriveWorks Professional and has over 30 years in the mechanical engineering and configuration management fields. In his current role, he supports clients looking to implement SOLIDWORKS PDM and/or SOLIDWORKS Manage, including giving guidance on migration of legacy CAD data. Keith is also a specialist in the areas of 3D Scanning, 3D Printing, and DriveWorks CPQ (Configure, Price & Quote) application.

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by Rod Mackay at May 10, 2022 12:00 PM

May 09, 2022

The Javelin Blog

Experience Stratasys Tour Event in Vancouver

The Stratasys mobile showroom offers a local, convenient way for you to talk with 3D printing experts and see the latest Stratasys 3D printers and Stratasys materials, and it will be in Vancouver, BC., on May 27 and 28, 2022.

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About this event

We’ve partnered with Stratasys to bring you a local, convenient and socially distant way for you to see 3D printing in action in 2022! Since it has become harder for you to come to trade shows and events to see the latest in additive manufacturing technology in person, Stratasys decided to buy a truck and is bringing the technology to you. Join us at this key stop on their Experience Stratasys Tour

Learn about additive manufacturing services from Javelin, A TriMech Company and discover how your organization can benefit from 3D printing applications with this two-day event co-hosted by TriMech and Dent-X Canada. Tours of the dental lab will also be available.

Event Times:

  • Friday, May 27, 2022: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 28, 2022: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Light refreshments will be served.

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by Rod Mackay at May 09, 2022 05:23 PM

Experience Stratasys: Manufacturing Event 2022

Join us on May 11 or May 12, 2022 at 1:00 PM ET for a manufacturing event to bring additive manufacturing to an industrial scale.

Stratasys 3D printing is ready to help you bring flexibility to the factory floor, sustainability to supply chains, and cost efficiency to manufacturing. From tooling to jigs and fixtures to production parts at scale, let’s create without limits.

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What You’ll Hear About

  • Unveil the newest printers to transform factory performance.
  • Accelerate application development with 20+ new materials.
  • Leverage industry’s best practices from companies like General Atomics.

Event Sessions

  1. Factory Floor with FDM (Breakout Room Session)
  2. Flexible Production with P3 (Breakout Room Session)
  3. Volume Part Production with SAF (Breakout Room Session)
  4. Specialized Tooling and Investment Castings with Neo SL (Breakout Room Session)
  5. Arrow McLaren SP and Stratasys FDM – Building Efficiencies
  6. Ecosystem of Industrial Additive Manufacturing: A Framework For Success With General Atomics

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by Rod Mackay at May 09, 2022 04:41 PM

Is Your SOLIDWORKS PDM SQL Set Up Correctly?

There are a number of Tools that can be used to determine if SQL is set up correctly as described in the SOLIDWORKS PDM / Manage Installation guide. The first two tools are located in the SQL Server Install Center and are located under Tools:

  • System Config checker
  • Install SQL features
SQL Server Installation Center

SQL Server Installation Center

The SQL Server Installation Center can be accessed from the Microsoft SQL Server program group (Windows Start)

Accessing SQL Server Installation Center from Windows Start

System Configuration Checker

The first of the two tools we’ll look at is the System Configuration Checker. In operation this tool is similar to the Install Rules check SQL performs when installing SQL.

Install Rules

Install Rules

SQL Global Rules

Global Rules

In the above two images, the lower image is the result of the System Configuration Checker (Global Rules). Above that, is the results of the checks performed during the installation of SQL. With the exception of the ‘Consistency validation for SQL Server registry keys,’  the Rules that are being checked differ. This is to be expected as most Global Rules do not exist until SQL is installed. Clicking on a Status will provide recommended actions if the Status is not “Passed.’

Installed SQL Features Discovery Report

The second tool located in the SQL Server Installation Center is the ‘Installed SQL features discovery report.’ The report should match the SQL features outlined in the PDM Installation guide.

SQL Discovery Report

 

SQL Installation Feature Selection

NOTE: You may not have SQL Server Replication in the flavor of SQL you are installed.

Inside SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), Instance Properties displays the Server Authentication mode. To view this information, right-click on the SQL instance and select Properties.

Accessing SQL Instance Properties

Accessing SQL Instance Properties

Then select the Security tab. The Server Authentication mode has to be set to ‘SQL Server and Windows Authentication mode.

Checking Authentication Mode

Checking Authentication Mode

I found these tools useful when helping to troubleshoot SQL issues. I often use these for initial testing before performing a deeper investigation.

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by Joe Medeiros, CSWE at May 09, 2022 12:00 PM

May 07, 2022

SolidSmack

What to Pay Attention to When Choosing a Company to Develop a Web Portal?

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Such a concept as a web portal is gaining popularity and becoming more in demand. Sometimes, portals are confused with a simple website, or people even believe that these concepts are synonymous with each other and do not have fundamental differences. However, this is not at all the case! In this article, we will discuss which types of web portals exist, what is the difference between a website and a web portal, and what to pay attention to while choosing a company to develop a web portal. 

What is a web portal?

Web portals are websites that act as a single source for all information in a particular area. A good web portal offers the user a wide range of information arranged in a way that is most convenient for the user to access. Under conditions of proper development, implementation and support, the web portal becomes the starting point of entry for most web users, providing access to the information posted even on other Internet resources. It becomes a meeting place for a generalized group of people in the same age category, profession, or hobby.

Web portals are essentially browser-based applications that allow various activities, including business transactions, such as setting up the supply chain of a particular product. Portals provide access to structured and unstructured data and integrate applications that help perform users’ functions. They also provide real-time access to current and consistent information.

Web portal classification

Web portals have their own specific classification. According to the specialization of information, people distinguish horizontal, vertical, and mixed web portals.

The horizontal type is a universal site that can cover a large number of topics. Such a portal is designed to engage a wide range of audience interests in order to attract attention. On such a portal, you can find news, weather, financial reports, entertainment, gaming, or scientific data.

A vertical portal (B2C-portal) differs from a horizontal portal in that it is built on a specific topic and does not have such wide coverage. These types of portals are intended, rather, for a certain circle of people united by common interests, for example, a Spanish-speaking group.

The mixed type is distinguished by its rich content: a large amount of information that smoothly flows into the business component. 

By direction, people distinguish corporate, state, regional, and public portals.

Corporate portals (B2E-portals) provide personal access to both information resources and applications. Such a portal would be appropriate for the use of clients, employees, and partners of any company. The corporate portal is often referred to as a “closed club” because it is closed to ordinary users.

The public portal is available to absolutely all users, and it provides any information.

The state portal is a narrowly focused platform, the purpose of which is to inform all users about news, changes in legislation, and any large-scale incidents regarding the state.

Regional portals are engaged in the generalization of information about a certain territorial area – for example, about a city. It provides information about the life of the region, the latest news and changes.

Web portal features

Web portals have their own characteristics:

  • direct access to any information;
  • access will be the same in all applications;
  • existence of keys for data retrieval;
  • support for publishing documents;
  • documentation catalogs;
  • support and management in group work of users;
  • personal access;
  • uniqueness;

The difference between a web portal and a website

Let’s specify the differences between a web portal and a website. It is worth noting the fact that absolutely any web portal is a site, but a site is far from always a web portal. A web portal is much less common than a regular site. The thing is that the development of a portal is a very large-scale and labor-intensive process that requires a large amount of time and financial resources.

The first difference between the portal and the site is the vastness and focus. No matter how extended and filled with information sites are, they have their own specifics and are dedicated to one topic.

The aim of the site is to provide the audience with the maximum amount of material regarding the product in question; the task of web portals is to help the reader, which is aimed at finding answers to any questions of interest through links to external services and providing the necessary resources.

For the portal, the most important component is navigation, sites do not provide for this.

Sites are focused on a specific target audience; portals gather around them, the public with different interests.

Portals have their own specific classification; sites do not have clear classifications.

In other words, the Internet portal has much more functions and a more complex structure than the device.

What to consider when choosing a company to create a web portal?

1. Delivery of information

There are a large number of sections and pages on web portals. This leads to a pile of blocks, and you need to correctly place accents and build the navigation. We advise you to work on these aspects at the prototyping stage.

2. Moderation of a web portal

Comments are very important, but you need to carefully moderate them and authorize the commenter through social networks. This will reduce the proportion of spammers. You can organize a general chat and a forum of interest, letting people write their thoughts. So, while looking for a company, pay attention to the approaches of moderation of thee portals.

3. Project monetization

The main source of income is advertising for this project. Therefore, it is worth developing an “advertising module” – a tool that allows you to flexibly customize ad impressions.

4. Analytical  tools

Such functionality allows administrators to collect accurate information about how many users visited the portal and when on which pages the most activity is noted.

5. Mobile version of the web portal

Since every year more and more people access the worldwide web from their mobile gadgets, it is considered good practice to develop a mobile version.

Conclusion

Web portal development is not an easy task, even for experienced developers. At its core, this is a unified web platform with many different user services, presented in the format of a start page with dozens of functions and links to information resources. Digiteum has extensive experience in developing portals of varying complexity for various areas such as government, education, and corporate. The company’s team can design for you both a web and a mobile version of the project without involving additional specialists at different stages of the project.

by Kyrie Mattos at May 07, 2022 02:04 AM

May 06, 2022

The Javelin Blog

What is DMLS 3D printing and how does it work?

DMLS is a powder-bed fusion system utilizing the laser power as the heat source to melt a layer of evenly distributed metal powder. The laser is directed by a mirror to selectively scan over a path defined by the CAD file. The powder layer thickness can be adjusted and usually is set as 30, 60 or 90 microns. Once a layer is finished, the roller dispenses a fresh layer of powder and this cycle repeats until the part is fully printed.

What makes the DMLS technology a good fit for your part?

Amongst all metal additive manufacturing (AM) technologies available, DMLS is the most widely adopted, and for a good reason:

  • Repeatability: DMLS is proven to be one of the most reliable AM technologies to manufacture parts. That is why this technology is commonly qualified and used for aerospace, space and medical industries.
  • Dimensional accuracy: DMLS has the lowest shrinkage and deformation as there is no lack of fusion and no need to post sinter the printed parts. DMLS is known to print near net-shape components with the dimensional accuracy of better than 4 thou (~100 microns or less).
  • Wide material selection: DMLS can be used to print a variety of alloys like aluminum, titanium, stainless steel, nickel-based super alloys, copper, maraging steels, etc.
  • Minimal post-machining needed: As parts are in near net-shape state (usually with a roughness of better than 250 micro-inches RMS), the need for post-machining is minimal and usually limited to tapping the holes and skimming the joining surfaces.

What are the limitations of direct metal laser sintering?

Just like any other manufacturing technology, DMLS has pros and cons. The main limitations are:

  • Size: Although larger DMLS systems are available, most come with a build volume of 10”x 10”x 10” or smaller.
  • Cost: Metal AM is by nature more expensive than plastic 3D printing. As mentioned before, DMLS uses a laser as the heat source and needs an inert atmosphere to ensure safe printing. The cost of shielding gas, electricity, metal powder, consumables and labor make this process more expensive compared to most Metal AM technologies.
  • Speed: It usually takes anywhere from half a day to three days to print a part that is maxing out the build volume capacity above.

Hence, there are two ideal scenarios where one can make the best out of DMLS:

  1. Selecting a large component (with respect to the build volume above) either for prototyping or low volume production, e.g., less than 200 parts a year needed per each dedicated DMLS printer,
  2. Selecting a smaller component (more than one can be printed in one run) and print more parts per year, e.g., a few thousand parts per each dedicated DMLS printer.
DMLS 3D printed parts

DMLS 3D printed parts

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Why choose DMLS for production parts?

  • Weight reduction: Freedom of design gives you the opportunity to print complex topology-optimized parts leading to up to 80% weight reduction while maintaining the same structural strength.
  • Fast tooling: If you are in the tooling industry and need to make fixtures for every part, you can save some programming and engineering time by implementing DMLS especially if you only need a few of those fixtures.
  • Part consolidation: DMLS gives you the chance to consolidate several parts into a single complex piece that was not possible to make in any other way.
  • Prototyping: If you need to prove a concept quickly, there is no way better than using DMLS to print a part out of the same alloy and use it at the application. If the results are promising, you can then decide if it is feasible to print low volume production parts or you can invest in other technologies.

What are the properties of a DMLS printed part?

DMLS technology prints parts with densities of higher than 99.9%. The mechanical properties, in most cases, are comparable to that of casting or wrought products. In addition, it is possible to post heat-treat, e.g., stress relief, anneal, solution treat, age, etc., DMLS parts to reach to desired strength and ductility.

Conclusion

If you are looking to redesign your complex parts (reduce their weight by topology optimization, consolidate several parts into one, or for high fidelity prototyping purposes) while maintaining a near perfect dimensional accuracy, DMLS can be a good fit for you. You may need to be mindful of your part size, production volume (QTY per year) and costs associated with implementing the DMLS technology, but the vast selection of ferrous and non-ferrous metal powders ensures there is a material fit for every application.

To learn more about our 3D printing services and get in touch with one of our experts, follow the link below. 

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by TriMech Solutions, LLC at May 06, 2022 12:35 PM

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Social Media Marketing for Business: Discover the Big Strategies

Social media is a powerful platform for building brand awareness for small businesses focusing on community and individual audiences. With countless deliverables in pushing the business ahead, social media for business seem quite beneficial. Today, people are spending more time on their phones and social media apps like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc. As a result, users regularly interact with businesses they are interested in, and prospects are already there waiting to hear from them.

Social media is a great platform to generate potential leads. You can create that adds value to your reputation and attract an audience simultaneously. When users click on the offer, they are actively looking for something similar and might opt for your business for updates.

Why Does Your Business Need Social Media Strategy?

Social media is easy to use tool for businesses so that they can connect with people directly. However, being free doesn’t mean that you can log in and start posting. You need to set a proper business advertising plan for a social media business. The business world on social media is sparse and interlinks the target audience with it. Social media optimization is a significant part of inbound marketing. Creating valuable content and getting those people that are interested in your brand is a major aspect. Make sure you are sharing the right data with the right people. Each of the small business advertising platforms is popular for its own specific way that is used by the consumer.

In this article, we are going to take you through each platform Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, and more to break down everything. Let’s get started!

#1 Facebook marketing

Facebook is one of the most used social media platforms today, with a massive user base of 1 billion daily. So, if you are finding your targeted audience somewhere, it’s likely to be on Facebook. The platform has made it easy to build target audiences for paid ads and engagement through organic posts.

What you need to post

A fair conversational platform is likely an ideal place where people look for recent updates. They want to see sales and promotions, know about new products, and get information about events. Share different types of content that resonate with the audience. Once you determine the right type of content, update the audience and keep sharing that way. Get started with creative, practical, and engaging Facebook post ideas.

Tips to boost engagement

Facebook has no limit on posting, but this doesn’t mean you have to dominate your follower’s feed; this is a social media marketing mistake that you need to avoid. Social media for business posting requires the engagement of limited posts. If you post too much, you have the risk of followers un-liking your business account. And posting too little is also a risk for engagement metrics. Analyze how much content you have to promote and then post accordingly. Then, even random people scrolling through Facebook will see them be sure to provide value consistently.

#2 Twitter Marketing

The most conversational social media platform used for small business advertising is Twitter. This is because it has a massive network of brands and people who interact with each other at a fast pace. According to research, 500 million tweets are sent daily. Hence, it relies on social media for business channels for any news.

What you need to post

The wide international user base gives people more freedom in what they post. For example, Twitter has expanded the number of characters from 140 to 280 so that people can express more. In addition, most business profiles tweet an array of content like online contests, product promotion, data insights, new releases, and so much more!

Tips to boost engagement

Well, 5,787 tweets are sent every second on Twitter. That is why it’s easy to get lost in the crowd. Posting so much per day will help you get the opportunity to be seen by your followers and engage with them. Make sure you provide value and quality, but long this be a little playful. This is not a business-focused platform like LinkedIn. So just keep it light and bright!

#3 Instagram marketing

Instagram was founded recently as compared to other social platforms. It is the most used platform with more than 500 million active users. It offers different posting formats, stories, and permanent posts as well. The type of content you share depends on which medium you choose. With so many options available, you have the flexibility to curate your presence and focus on goals you have set. Posting on Instagram is all about consistency. If you start posting a couple of times and then stop, you can lose followers. It’s all about how visual your industry is. Find what works for you and stick to that strongly.

What you need to post

Instagram is affiliated with Facebook. So you can also post ad campaigns from your business Instagram account and link them with Facebook. You don’t need any other platform to set it up. Photos, images, or short videos largely embody your brand on Instagram. Your brand value and personality on the internet show your expertise. Some promotional items with attractive captions can convey your message very efficiently.

Tips to boost engagement

Stories are a casual way of posting information; they are live for 24 hours! Drive engagement on stories with campaigns, ask a poll, tag persons, locations, or open-ended questions for your followers. Also, attach some music or behind-the-scenes content to make the announcement more enthusiastic. These social media strategies for business should be more frequent because this platform is more visual. So, you need to show some high-quality images of the product and relevant content that aligns with your brand value and attracts customers to you!

#4 YouTube Marketing

Till now, we have talked about the most widely used network platforms, social media platforms, and image-based platforms. So now it’s time to look for video platforms like YouTube. YouTube is a mammoth of small business advertising with 1.9 billion monthly active users. This is the second most trafficked and second largest search platform after Google. Creating video content increase the credibility and engagement of your business. Optimize your YouTube videos so that they can rank high to show among users looking for your content.

What you need to post

Here you can build paid small business advertising campaigns directly in the Google Ads with targeting options of the largest search network. Your audience is looking for entertaining content, and YouTube users are 3x more likely to watch a YouTube video about a business. Also, reusing the existing content is a great way to perform well.

Tips to boost engagement

You can sustainably produce as much as you want, but don’t skimp on quality. Optimize your videos for SEO; use catchy titles and keywords. Using CTAs will bring your YouTube traffic to your website.

Track Your Social Media Marketing Goals

You have nailed the hardest part, so well done! Now that you have reached the end try out these strategies and tell us which worked best for you. But don’t forget to monitor your analytics to see how many people you reach and interact with your content. Finally, take the time to develop SMART goals and choose social media for business wisely!

Author Bio

Joe Martin is a long-time contributor in the tech industry as a leader at Adobe, CMO of CloudApp, and SVP at Scorpion. With his business and marketing degress from Utah and Stanford and his work in tech he brings a unique balance of strategy and execution to help businesses large and small grow.

by Elle Gellrich at May 06, 2022 01:53 AM

May 05, 2022

The Javelin Blog

Happy Cinco de Mayo from Javelin

There are many reasons to celebrate as we head into the last stretch of the Spring months. For most of us in the northern US and Canada, we look forward to the Spring bloom, warming weather and spending more time outside! One of our favorite Spring holidays is Cinco de Mayo, so we’ve put together a fun animation of ‘Dancing Margaritas’ to kick off the celebration!

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This animation was created using SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional with a model of a margarita designed in SOLIDWORKS. Although the synchronized motion looks complex, this animation was created in just minutes using the enhanced ‘Pattern’ tool to create the ‘dancing’ circle of five margaritas.

Cinco De Mayo Dancing Margaritas

Cinco De Mayo Dancing Margaritas

What is SOLIDWORKS Visualize?

SOLIDWORKS Visualize (formerly known as Bunkspeed) provides a suite of standalone software tools that combine industry-leading rendering capabilities with visual design-oriented features and workflows, allowing easy and fast creation of visual content that communicates a design’s vision, passion, and emotion.

Interested in learning how to create high-quality renderings in SOLIDWORKS Visualize? We’ve got a training course for that! Contact us for a quote today.

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by TriMech Solutions, LLC at May 05, 2022 01:00 PM

May 04, 2022

The Javelin Blog

3D scanning with the Artec Space Spider from Start to Finish

In this video we are going to be scanning a McDonald’s egg McMuffin from start to finish using the Artec Space Spider and Artec Studio software.

The Space Spider is a high-resolution 3D scanner based on blue light technology. It is perfect for this application because we want to capture the McMuffin in full detail. For this scan, we will use the scanning turntable to easily allow us to capture 360 degrees around the object minimizing the number of setups we have to do.

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In the image below you can see the live feed of the scan happening in Artec Studio. As we scan the McMuffin, there’s a false color on parts of the scan. When the scanner is held at the correct distance, it is shown in green on the screen. Too close and the scan will show orange, and if too far away, it will show blue. We will try our best to keep the scan at the correct distance keeping the central bar in the correct area.

3D scanning an egg mcmuffin with an Artec Space Spider

3D scanning an egg mcmuffin with an Artec Space Spider

Next, we will pause the scanner and flip the egg McMuffin over and start scanning again. This allows us to capture the other side of the egg McMuffin so that we generate a full model of both sides as well as the entire thickness of the sandwich.

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Cleaning up Scan Data Using Artec Studio

We are now finished scanning. Each of the scanning operations took a little over a minute. We will now walk through the steps of cleaning up the scan data to create a full-color, high-resolution model in Artec Studio.

Cutoff-plane Selection

The first step is to erase all the unnecessary data. The piece that we need to remove is the turntable. We can isolate the first scan and use the Cutoff-plane Selection tool to erase the turntable data. This step needs to be done on the second scan as well.

erasing extra scan data in Artec Studio

Using the cutoff-plane selection tool in Artec Studio

Erasing Extra Data

The next step is to turn both scans on. To do this, select the 2D Selection Eraser tool and isolate the sandwich with a large cursor. When we invert the selection, it will delete everything that is away from the sandwich. Finally, we will delete the hanging data with the 2D Selection tool.

2D selection tool in Artec Studio

2D Selection tool in Artec Studio

Aligning Scan Data

Now that the data has been cleaned up, we will align the two scans and combine the first and second scan together by identifying a coordinate system. To identify a coordinate system, you must identify matching reference marks on the sandwich. In the image below, we see there is a small piece of cheese and some common char marks that we can use. We will use the Align Command tool to fine tune our alignment.

using marker points to align the two scans

Using reference points to align the two scans in Artec Studio

Global Registration

Next we need to run Global Registration using the default values. This process takes all the collected data and registers the data against the neighboring data to reduce duplication. This process takes about two minutes to complete.

Global registration tool

Global registration tool

Noise Reduction

We are going to use the Outlier Removal tool to reduce noise using the default values. This will eliminate the floating data around the sandwich and clean up the edges of the individual scans. This step takes about 40 seconds to complete.

Sharp Fusion

The next step is to generate a fusion. We’ve selected the watertight hole filling option because our intention is to 3D print this egg McMuffin. Creating a watertight fusion is an important step to run the slicing algorithms for 3D printing. We could do whole filling after but, in this case, we will let the sharp fusion algorithm do the whole filling in one single step. The sharp fusion step took about 45 seconds to complete and now we can get a first look at the actual mesh that we created from the scan data.

3d scan mesh of an egg mcmuffin

3D scan mesh of an egg mcmuffin

Small Object Filter

We can now run the Small Object Filter which will delete everything except the largest mesh. This process will remove any small floating data. We are now ready to move into the texturing phase.

Texturing

We selected both the scan of the upper and the lower half of the sandwich and will wrap the texture files to add color to the scan data. This will give us a full-color model ready for 3D printing.

There are sliders to adjust the brightness, saturation, hue, contrast and gamma. We can adjust those but will leave them as is for now.

Below is our finished full-color, high-resolution model of an egg McMuffin. As you can see, each step takes very little time, and we are able to create the model quickly and easily.

Final full-color model of an egg mcmuffin scanned with Artec Space Spider

Final full-color model of an egg McMuffin

Do you have a scanning project that you need help with?

Our applications experts have years of experience working with various types of scanners in a wide variety of industries. Contact us as we would be happy to review your needs and advise how 3D scanning can assist your business.

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by TriMech Solutions, LLC at May 04, 2022 12:32 PM

May 03, 2022

The Javelin Blog

TriMech Tips & Tricks: SOLIDWORKS Surfacing

Surfacing in SOLIDWORKS desktop software is a powerful and useful concept.

If you are interested in learning about the latest SOLIDWORKS features and functionality when it comes to surface modeling or just want to expand your modeling techniques in general, this on-demand webinar is for you:

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During this SOLIDWORKS Surfacing On-demand you will learn:

TriMech Training and Process Consultant, Robert Gemmell, takes you through the ins and outs of surfacing in the software. He starts with a simple task of taking surfaces and turning them into a solid part, while comparing a couple different approaches. Next, he will show how we can fix common issues when importing legacy data with bad geometry. Finally, he goes through the process of creating a master model; starting with a simple solid model that will be broken into multiple components of an assembly that are still controlled by the original master model.

  • Different approaches in taking surfaces and turning them into a solid part
  • How to fix common issues when importing legacy data with bad geometry
  • The process of creating a master model

This TriMech Solution Webinar is presented by:

Robert Gemmell, Training and Process Consultant

Robert has been a Process Improvement Specialist with SOLIDWORKS VARs since 2019. He enjoys teaching CAD as well as more specialized aspects of SOLIDWORKs such as Plastics, Animation, Composer and Pool Pattern Pro to name a few. Prior to joining the VAR world, Rob has held roles in quality assurance, creating photo realistic renderings, and research and design for plastic injection molded parts.

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by Rod Mackay at May 03, 2022 12:00 PM

May 02, 2022

The Javelin Blog

60 SOLIDWORKS Tips in 60 Minutes

Every year, SOLIDWORKS releases with tons of new improvements and enhancements that can save time and effort when designing.

For long time users and SOLIDWORKS newcomers alike, it can be hard to keep track of all the time-saving shortcuts that we can take advantage of to make us more dangerous in our daily design tools. Why scour forums and update changelogs to find the tips for a performance boost when you can tune in to this webinar!

Join us on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 10:00 AM ET as TriMech Solutions Consultant – Applications, Sawyer Gara, demonstrates 60 SOLIDWORKS tips that will make you more efficient when using the software. From obscure keyboard shortcuts to little known workflows inside of SOLIDWORKS, we’ll explore it all. Regardless of how long you’ve been using SOLIDWORKS you’ll be able to glean a couple tips to save you time in your day-to-day designing. Come learn about some obscure functionality to become a more efficient SOLIDWORKS User!

During this SOLIDWORKS Webinar you will learn:

  • Keyboard shortcuts to speed up your modeling
  • Lesser known SOLIDWORKS functionality
  • A wealth of information in just 60 minutes

This TriMech Solution Webinar is presented by:

Sawyer Gara, Solutions Consultant – Applications

Sawyer is a Solutions Consultant – Applications working out of Huntsville, Alabama. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and has been using SOLIDWORKS for 6+ years with experience all over the SOLIDWORKS Design Ecosystem.

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by Rod Mackay at May 02, 2022 12:00 PM

April 30, 2022

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Block Puzzle and Tetris: Understanding the similarities and dissimilarities

Tetris and Block Puzzle are great puzzle games that are entertaining and exciting. It will keep you engaged for hours. While the games are similar in many ways, they are also dissimilar in a few ways. Continue reading to get a deeper understanding.

Tetris and Block Puzzle: the similarities

  • The game’s concept: The concept of both games is similar. As a matter of fact, Block Puzzle is inspired by Tetris. In both these puzzle games, the objective is to clear the lines to make space so that more block pieces can be fitted in. The game is about differently shaped block pieces that must be arranged in a way that they can form lines. Once they form lines, the lines will be cleared, creating space for more pieces.
  • The gameplay: The gameplay is similar for both games because players need to fit the pieces together and have clear lines. It is a puzzle game that must be solved with grit and rational thinking. If the block pieces are haphazardly placed anywhere, the game will end. The space will be filled up quickly.

That’s where the similarities end. The Block Puzzle game has come a long way from being a distant relative of Tetris. While the game was introduced after being inspired by Tetris, Block Puzzle has quickly adapted to the needs of millennial gamers and found its place. Here’s how the game is different from Tetris.

Block Puzzle and Tetris: the differences

  • The solo game versus multiplayer game: Tetris is a childhood favorite single-player game. Players spent hours watching blocks fall, and they would have to either move the blocks left or right to place them properly. The game was one of the go-to activities to keep someone occupied and entertained. On the other hand, Block Puzzle is a multiplayer game. You can download Block Puzzle game to compete against real-life online players from across the globe. By engaging in 1V1 battles, you can compete against players having varying experience and expertise. It provides a different adrenaline rush when you get to beat opponents and have the highest score. It is also a thrill to see your name on the leaderboard among many other players.
  • Never-ending versus time-based game: Tetris was a never-ending game because there wasn’t any timer. You can play the game for hours until you have run out of space and the game’s over. On the other hand, Block Puzzle is a time-based game featuring a countdown timer. Each match session lasts for about five minutes, and you need to try to score the highest within that time. It is prudent that players concentrate on clearing multiple vertical and horizontal lines instead of single lines to beat their opponents. But one must keep in mind the timer because it is a race against time. That’s what makes online Block Puzzle games much more exciting and gives a considerable dopamine boost to the body.
  • Falling blocks versus pieces appearing on the screen’s bottom: In Tetris, the block pieces fall from the top of the screen. On the other hand, the pieces appear on the bottom of the screen in the Block Puzzle. You will get three pieces at once, and after successfully placing them, you’ll get three more pieces, and so on.
  • No tournaments versus cash-winning opportunities: Since Tetris is an offline game, there’s no opportunity for earning money. There are no contests or tournaments that you can participate in. On the other hand, Block Puzzle is an online game, and you can partake in contests or tournaments to win money. These tournaments are multiplayer, and you have to compete against several participants to secure the tournament money. It is no mean feat to dominate the leaderboard and score higher than all the other participants. It would be best if you were acquainted with the strategies and tactics that can help increase your chances of winning in cash tournaments. However, cash contests might not be available everywhere. You need to check with the regulation of your state to ascertain if you can participate in cash games. If not, you have to play free practice games for entertainment.

So, these are a few similarities and dissimilarities of Tetris and Block Puzzle. The former is played offline, while the latter is an online game enjoyed by gamers globally. If you have downloaded the Block Puzzle app and are looking forward to beating opponents in 1V1 battles, here are a few strategies that might help you.

  • Do not place the block pieces on the center of the game board. It would be best if you started to keep them from the corners. It would be best if you worked your way toward the center of the board so that there’s always enough space for the other block pieces.
  • Always leave space for the square block piece because you cannot rotate this piece. It must be kept the way it is and can surprise you when it pops up on the screen. If you don’t leave space for this piece, your game might end abruptly.
  • The focus must be on clearing multiple lines at once. Single lines will not fetch you a high score. You need to clear several lines to beat your opponent.

Now go ahead and enjoy Tetris or Block Puzzle. Both are great puzzle games and will keep you engaged. Also, don’t forget to sharpen your skills before participating in cash tournaments.

by Elle Gellrich at April 30, 2022 06:09 PM

5 Benefits of 3D Printing in Education

How many technological inventions have positively impacted the education sector across each subject and level? Printers, projectors, personal computers, and mobile devices? Today, 3D printing has had a massive impact on education.

Institutions and educators across the globe have adopted 3D printers. There are undeniable educational advantages of 3D printers in classrooms. Because of the vast range of flexibility and applications, teachers can combine them with a wide variety of subjects. Learners can grasp a lot of ideas, including using an online 3D design tool. Using 3D printers is highly beneficial for all students. Thanks to new forms of learning, a 3d printer can lead to significant value in innovation. From replicating historical artifacts to designing molecule models in science, educators can help a student understand complicated formulas better. 

There is a massive number of 3D printing apps in education. One of the main reasons for this tech in learning is the illustration of rigid concepts. Here are our favorite advantages.

1. Enhances Enthusiasm

3D printing technology gives you a chance to confront a challenge and projects from the designing stage to the realization of the final product. The whole process is fun, and understanding it is simpler. You will get a first-hand experience from start to the end.

A 3D printer will help you see all the tool’s characteristics clearly because you’re creating the classroom task layer by layer. Students get to turn the theoretical universe into a physical one. A student can feel and see any project they are working on, which opens up better possibilities during their course.

2. Improves Problem-Solving Skills

3D printing offers a vast range of learning experiences for designers. They have to learn how different printers function, how to use them, and how to get solutions and troubleshoot their problems. It is not possible in a conventional classroom. Even graphic students, who start with online 3D design tool for their creations, later turn to 3D printing for even better visual presentations. This is a very efficient way to demonstrate their creative ideas.

When you learn how to solve and troubleshoot 3D printer problems, you learn to be enduring and persistent in solving difficulties. Such a skill can help individuals decipher global problems as well.

When the students’ knowledge has been enhanced from the beginning, it’s possible to become passionate about artistry and original thinking, which you can use in business in later years. 3D printing encourages people to aspire and prepares pupils for college life. They gain the confidence and courage to take challenging courses like those in the STEAM area.

MacBook Pro beside 3D printer

According to studies, few students pursue STEM subjects after school. Universities and schools can change this. Students who use 3d tech can bring a curiosity about STEM subjects by understanding complex concepts and testing theories.

As you grow and explore your imaginations, it brings out a revolution where you create your particular 3D tasks.

3. Helps Enhance Creativity

A saying says it’s better to teach a person how to fish instead of giving him fish.  A skill is something that can be used forever, while fish will only last one meal. You can apply the same in the classroom. Because 3D printing in school ensures that students are in charge of the results of a task, it helps boost imagination.

The process of 3D printing promotes innovativeness because it allows students to think beyond their imagination. For instance, the 3D printer can help innovators design and create a solar-powered motion sensor to keep intruders out of bay or items like filament extruders. 

Individuals get opportunities to experiment with different resources for different outcomes. The fact that results can be a success or failure makes everything exciting. Both of them help to contribute to the learning progress in a specific subject or topic like computer software, digital space, community development, etc.

Educational excellence is guaranteed when an institution and teachers are using versatile technology, providing a friendly learning environment, and encouraging motivated students. 3D printers can promote a wide range of things, including advanced research, innovative curriculum, etc. We have seen the emergence of most start-ups thanks to this technology.

4. Complements the Curriculum

3D printing can help educators and students improve and design more effectively. It doesn’t matter which curriculum it is. Students are more than just passive consumers of data and information, which has enhanced their productivity. Classes are not dull like they used to be. There is more engagement between educators and learners through tasks’ design, conception, and execution.

It’s easy to integrate 3D printing into any curriculum, or you can utilize the tech with the whole STEAM-based classes such as the STEAM program. It enables educators and students to exploit it creatively.

5. Keeps Students Excited and Engaged

When you look at a 3D printer in action for the first time, everyone will notice the unique look on your face. When institutions adopt the technology, this will be your everyday encounter. It will be a usual look on all people’s faces when they use the printer.

The technology can change a topic from theory and writing and turn it into something tangible that you can engage with and touch. Once learners have this power, they will shock the community with fantastic developments.

Whether in engineering or the medical field, you can positively channel your enthusiasm. The main aim is to create and design affordable 3D printed designs and customized items to help humanity.

Students retain information better when they interact with the subject throughout the lesson. Using physical materials or objects can help them keep information even better. Typically, students cannot touch or hold fossils or artifacts when studying them. Through 3D printing, students can feel, examine, and take home products as intricate as those in the real world. Because of this, they can remember lessons and skills learned in school.

Conclusion

3D printing comes with many essential uses in high schools, primary schools, libraries, universities, and other learning institutions. It has transformed the manufacturing industry for the better. Many companies use the tech to design and make prosthetic limbs, airplane parts, and more.

Technology has enabled human beings to design and create products that people never thought would exist. Using this creativity can help people unlock a wide range of possibilities and applications for 3D printing in school. From investing tools to facilitating learning, teachers, institutions, and students can enjoy the convenience of 3D printing tech. It is an impressive combo of sciences and arts, making it a crucial component of improving education well-rounded and more holistic.

About the Author

John Meyers is a STEM-based education specialist. He is one of the leading experts for PapersOwl, where he writes about the importance of facilitating a dynamic and relevant learning environment with the help of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Arts) subjects. Implementing 3d printing into the educational process has been one of the core principles promoted by John in his academic STEM research.

by Kyrie Mattos at April 30, 2022 01:54 AM

April 29, 2022

The Javelin Blog

SOLIDWORKS support for Microsoft Windows 11

Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS® has introduced support for Microsoft® Windows® 11 with the release of SOLIDWORKS® 2022 SP2 on April 25, 2022.  This applies to the entire SOLIDWORKS® Desktop portfolio (3DEXPERIENCE® products excluded).

SOLIDWORKS® maintains rigorous standards and works in collaboration with Microsoft® and solution partners to ensure the highest quality experience.

SOLIDWORKS Windows 11 System Requirements

The SOLIDWORKS® System Requirements page provides additional compatibility information which should be referenced prior to any upgrade.

SOLIDWORKS® 2022 SP2 release notes can be found here.

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by TriMech Solutions, LLC at April 29, 2022 12:55 PM

Winning the Race of Rapid EVolution with the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

Car makers have to not only cope with, but adapt to ever changing driver needs and attitudes. Electric vehicles are nothing new. They have been in the picture since the dawn of the automobile. But they never became industrially relevant because gasoline was a cheaper energy source than electricity.

Learn how innovative companies are using the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform to design electric vehicles:

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  • The new era of electric drive systems
  • The power of simulation including nonlinear modeling and systems simulation
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by Dassault Systèmes at April 29, 2022 12:00 PM

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6 Apps to Make the Most of Your Study Sessions

If your study session is a no-phone zone, then you aren’t using your phone right. Despite popular belief, smartphones can be excellent study tools if you leverage the right apps to boost your learning. You can even hire a professional essay writing service to rewrite an essay online.

From writing notes to organizing homework, there’s an app to solve every student’s problem. Unsure which app to use? The list below will help you get started!

Forest

Do phone notifications distract you during your studies? Perhaps planting a tree can help! Forest is a unique app that helps you to stay focused by growing virtual trees. You can either set a timer or use a stopwatch at the start of your study session.

The app then plants a virtual seed that grows with time, as long as you don’t use the phone. Once the set time is over, you can plant the newly grown tree in your virtual forest.

What we love: Along with increasing productivity, Forest plants real trees in partnership with Trees of The Future. You can now focus on your studies and help the Earth, all at the same time.

Available on: Both iOS and Android. However, the iOS version costs $1.99. Android users can download a free version and later purchase Forest Pro.

SimpleMind

If mind maps help you study better, then here is an app you’ll love. SimpleMind helps you create mind maps on your phone using drawing tools and virtual resources. You can either use the free form to create a map as per your understanding or use predefined layouts to arrange your ideas. The app also supports various image and video formats so that you can visualize your mind maps easily.

What we love: The app offers amazing flexibility. You can arrange the same mind map in various formats to gain different perspectives through the auto-layout feature. Topic toolbar, parent and child links, cross-links, and more features allow you to create a mind map just the way you like.

Available on: iOS, Android, and Windows. The app has a free version followed by several upgrades starting from $29.99.

MathWay

MathWay is a great app if you deal with lots of numerical and mathematical problems during your studies. Simply type in the problem, and the app will solve it for you. You can also click or upload images of the problem, and the app will scan them to provide the solution. The app covers all math levels, such as algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and even statistics.

What we love: The paid version displays step-by-step methods on how to solve the given problem. This feature allows you to learn how to solve similar problems without relying on the app for a solution.

Available on: iOS and Android. The app has a free version that displays solutions. The paid version is subscription-based.

RefME

For any academic work, collecting resources and manually referencing them is time-consuming. Instead, you can use the RefME app to create a reference list automatically. Scan the barcodes of all the books you are using, or use the web clip feature to copy web links, and the app will create citations for you. The app also gives access to numerous educational resources you can use to improve your academic work and add to the citations.

What we love: RefME supports various referencing styles such as MLA, APA, and Chicago. You can also change the style while exporting the reference list.

Available on: iOS and Android for free.

My Study Life

My Study Life is one of the best study planner apps to organize your classes, exams, and homework. The app lets you add all information to the cloud while still allowing offline data access. You can set reminders, divide the homework into tasks, and plan your schedule around upcoming exams.

What we love: Unlike most planners, the app doesn’t follow a rigid weekly or monthly schedule. You can add rotating schedules or classes that occur once a fortnight without altering the planner every week.

Available on: iOS, Android, and Windows for free.

Dragon Anywhere

Are you tired of writing your notes? Dragon Anywhere is an app that lets you take down the notes through dictation. Open the app and speak into your phone, and the app will write it down for you. The accuracy and speed of Dragon Anywhere are better than regular speech-to-text apps, which is essential for students. You can also add your own frequently used words in the app’s dictionary.

What we love: The app works through simple voice commands such as “undo that” or “new line,” which makes the dictating process much easier. You can even turn off the app by saying, “microphone off.”

Available on: Both iOS and Android. However, the app has a 7-day free trial, after which you can switch to a $14.99 monthly plan or a $149.99 yearly plan.

Make the Most Out of Your Studying

From searching for information to performing calculations, you are already using your smartphone to simplify your academic life. However, you can add more study-friendly features to your phone by installing the above apps.

Whether it is organizing or focusing, these apps provide simple solutions to all your academic problems. Use the ones that suit your requirements and make the most out of your learning sessions.

by Elle Gellrich at April 29, 2022 06:32 AM