Mar
27

TopSolid 7.6 is released! Download the trial today!

We are pleased to announce that we have published the very latest version of TopSolid 7 for you to download and try out. TopSolid 7.6 includes literally hundreds of new features and improvements. This might be one of the largest software releases that we have seen out of any Cad/Cam software provider in a long… Continue reading »

Nov
07

TopSolid 7 Revealed: Setup the machine

TopSolid Cam 7 is founded on the principle of assembly-based machining. In this post we will show you how easy it is to bring in your custom fixtures and assemble them onto your machine of choice. In this case, we will be using full machine simulation during the programming stages. It is our goal to… Continue reading »

Oct
19

Enable document moving in TopSolid 7

This video will show you how to enamble and use document moving within TopSolid 7. Document moving can be a valuable tool to help you better organize your projects within TopSolid 7′s PDM.

Oct
18

TopSolid 7 Revealed: Prepare parts for machining

Ok , so we have our fixtures and our custom stock conditions all set up. Now it’s time to put them all together so that TopSolid Cam 7 knows what’s what. This is the step that most cad/cam systems don’t offer because they don’t’ know how to manage real stock conditions let alone give you… Continue reading »

Oct
13

TopSolid 7 Revealed: Fixture Design

Sometimes you can reuse old fixtures. Other times you need to build special fixtures. In this post we will do both! In fact we are going to start by downloading a vice from Kurt Work Holding. We will show you how quickly we can take that imported fixture and capture its design intent within TopSolid… Continue reading »

Oct
12

Understanding Major and Minor Revisions in TopSolid 7

This video will introduce you to the basics of handling major and minor revisions within TopSolid 7.

Sep
26

TopSolid 7 Revealed: Engineer the 3 setups required

Every job is different. Some jobs are easy…and some…not so much! In this post we will show you the steps it takes to engineer the 3 stock conditions that will be used later in our fixture development. Why would we even care about stock conditions? That’s a simple one to answer. If we didn’t know… Continue reading »

Sep
21

TopSolid 7 Revealed: Create new project & import customer data

With every project that you company manufactures, management of that project is crucial to the success or failure of the project. Often times, if you dig really deep, you will find that not being able to properly manage your manufacturing data can cause your company to lose a ton of money. Why? Simply put, without… Continue reading »

Sep
16

TopSolid 7 Revealed!

It is often very difficult to see the big picture. Why? Because the big picture is often too much for any one person to handle all at once. Because of this, I have decided to paint the big picture of TopSolid 7 for you…but not in one post! In fact this series of posts will most… Continue reading »

Apr
08

PDM…A deeper look

In my previous post called “PDM…What is it & why do you need it?” I tried to introduce you to an overall concept of PDM.  If you haven’t read that post, I recommend you take a few minutes to do so.  You can read it here. In this post, I am going to try and take… Continue reading »

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