## DraftSight 2019 – new, better … and not free to use anymore 2D CAD – but it’s still worth it!

2D design Despite the great popularity of spatial design programs and their unquestioned advantages, 2D design programs such as AutoCAD are still very popular and useful. One of such programs is DraftSight, which over the years has become very recognizable

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## The Magnus effect – The rotation of various spheres

Virtually every one of us during school time, playing any sport in which we used the ball, could hear commands to  “curve the ball”, “use your wrist” or “don’t kick with the point of your shoe.” The ball with proper

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## FEM Analysis – Do not be afraid of numerical methods when calculating strength

Machines surround us from every side. Whenever anyone thought of using a branch to lift a heavy stone, he probably considered its strength. Since then, we have made great progress as humanity. At first, there were simple strength calculations with

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## SOLIDWORKS Manage – Advanced Project Data and Resources Management

1. What is SOLIDWORKS Manage? SOLIDWORKS Manage is an advanced product from PDM family (Product Data Management), which provides comprehensive tools to manage projects, processes and items in your Company. Flexible and expanded functionality of the SOLIDWORKS Manage allows easy

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## SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation – Ski Jumping

Let’s find out the optimal forward lean angle for a Ski jumper in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation to help him get the longest jump in his life! In this article we will try to determine the value of a lift force

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## Changing the orientation of the sketch coordinates

Have you ever put a sketch on the non-orthogonal face/plane and couldn’t manage the coordinate system?  Putting a sketch on such geometry creates coordinate system that is an orthogonal projection of global coordinate system (Img. 1). Setting view to “Normal

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