Graderworks 2.36 and higher is compatible with SOLIDWORKS 2017. Graderworks now can read and write configuration files. Graderworks also now accepts input arguments to help automate your process.
Garland Industries is happy to announce that Graderworks is now an official SOLIDWORKS Solution partner. Our goal with Graderworks is to make teaching easier for SOLIDWORKS educators by giving them the technological tools to help educate the next generation of SOLIDWORKS users. Similar to learning other skills, the best way to become proficient at SOLIDWORKS is practice. The challenge of assigning large amounts of 3D modeling practice problems is finding time to grade them all. Graderworks helps solve the problem by giving the educator the tools needed to automate grading of SOLIDWORKS files quickly.
Several more improvements have been made to Graderworks in version 2.35.
Graderworks 2.32 represents continued incremental improvement in the overall quality and usefulness of the software. Changes in 2.32 include improved accuracy of the geometric comparison. Most comparisons will now have an estimated error of less than 3.1%.
A design automation example is given showing topology optimization coupled with material gradient optimization.
Graderworks 2.31 includes the following updates. 1. When analyzing .stl files the surface area of each file is exported. 2. The output.csv file headings are clearer than before. 3. When exporting the list of features from a file, the feature type is now correct identified.
Update on Graderworks 2.3 Several major bugs were fixed.
Graderworks 2.3 allows you to compare the geometric similarity of .stl files with other .stl files. You do not need Solidworks installed. A short example shows computing the geometric similarity of several wheels from thingiverse.com.
Graderworks is the Turnitin of 3D models. Not using a plagiarism checker in a Solidworks class is being naive since students can easily email and share digital Solidworks files. Graderworks automatically checks for plagiarism using a variety of techniques.
This tutorial shows how to get started analyzing and grading Solidworks part files using Graderworks. Also, it shows how you can catch plagiarism of Solidworks files.
As an engineering entrepreneur, marketing is not my strength. To make high-quality videos that communicated the message about Graderworks, I choose to use Powtoon.
How would you 3D print hundreds of .stl files in the shortest time possible using two or more 3D printers? Find out how and download the code used to organize the prints from GitHub.
3D Printing offers many new exciting possibilities, but why is it unique? Three reasons are given 1. Increased part complexity does not increase manufacturing cost or time. 2. Multiple materials can be deposited simultaneously or sequentially. 3. Minimal manufacturing preparation time.
3D Printing requires three steps. 1. Getting a 3D model. 2. Slicing the model to generate machine instructions 3. Printing the model on the actual printer.
Solidworks students submit .rar files instead of .zip. Graderworks requires .zip files, so a short example (and code) is given on how to convert .rar files in bulk.
A short tutorial on how to sign a Windows installer and what the smart screen filter means for small businesses.
3D Printing opens the possibility of mass customization of consumer products. Mass customization requires a paradigm shift in our thinking about 3D designs from being a geometry to being a process.
Does software make it from academic research to useful commercial tools? Ignorance of basic programming tools makes this conversion difficult. A potential solution is requiring students to articulate how their software could become a commercial tool or open source project.