Technology

  • How Managing Server Rack Airflow Improves Energy Efficiency How you manage the air flow within your server racks can have a dramatic effect on the overall energy efficiency of your datacentre and specifically the server room area. The higher the temperature within the server space, the greater the need for cool air from your air conditioning system and its delivery to your server racks either ...
  • Importing .DWG Drawing Templates 2D to 3D – Importing .DWG Drawing Templates In SOLIDWORKS drawing templates and sheet formats are closely related but different. The sheet format determines the size of the drawing sheet and controls the title block. The drawing template file will include any document properties and the chosen sheet format. It is common for users to customise ...
  • Importing Animations into Visualize Importing Animations into SOLIDWORKS Visualize Using flexible sub-assemblies and the Mate Controller feature to create a Motion Study that can be exported from SOLIDWORKS into Visualize. Since its 2017 release, there is a tool to import Motion Studies into Visualize Professional. Users are now able to utilise an Add-In within the SOLIDWORKS CAD interface. Using the Add-In ...
  • 5 Steps to Prevent a Data Breach Over one year on from the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and it is reported companies are still not doing enough to protect their data. This has been proven with data breaches still making headlines one year on. On 5th July 2019 it was announced that top secret files from chemical warfare ...
  • Flow Simulation VS Hand Calculations SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Vs Hand Calculations SOLIDWORKS flow simulation solves studies using the Navier Stokes equations which are outlined below. Continuity for incompressible flow: Navier Stokes equation for incompressible flow in the x,y,z directions respectively. These equations solve for the continuity of mass and momentum and state that the mass times the acceleration is proportional to the force acting ...
  • Thermal Simulation VS Hand Calculations Thermal Validation Like Stress analysis, SOLIDWORKS thermal analysis is validated by independent bodies against theoretical math. In this blog I will explain one of these studies.   The problem A square plat of dimensions (4m x 4m x 0.1m) has one edge maintained at 100°C. The temperature at the other 3 edges are 0°C. Find the temperature in the centre ...
  • Simulation VS Hand Calculations SOLIDWORKS Simulation VS Hand Calculations SOLIDWORKS Simulation is a very powerful tool capable of a range of broad studies. When discussing simulation, we are often asked about the accuracy of the results. SOLIDWORKS works with NAFEMS (National Agency for Finite Element Methods and Standard) to validate the code against industry problems. These can be reviewed by ...
  • Blank Installation Manager Window Tech Tip When you are trying to install SOLIDWORKS, if you see a blank Installation Manager window, it usually means that your local firewall is blocking files within the sldim.zip folder. You will need to unblock some of the HTML files to allow them to appear within the window. Download and unzip the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager file ...
  • Calculating Heat Loads and Server Room Cooling Requirements Very often IT closets, computer and server rooms are overlooked when it comes to cooling and environment monitoring and yet they can experience rapid heat build-up. One of the biggest issues is deciding how to calculate the actual cooling requirements and then how best to deliver this into the relatively small and confined spaces. Recommended Server ...
  • Constraining Curves – Spline Tips A fully defined black sketch in SOLIDWORKS has all the information needed to lock the geometry in place. Geometry should be fully defined to prevent un-predictable changes if amended. These uncontrolled changes could cause features or mates to fail, requiring the user to complete a messy clean up. Curve geometry is used for creating organic shapes ...