I’ll be honest, the primary motivator for this simulation was to figure out why I’m so terrible at bowling. Well, I'd like to proudly report - mission accomplished!Read More
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When it comes to SOLIDWORKS, one major key to increasing productivity is to reduce mouse clicks. Try out these quick tips to experience reduced time spent on critical features that you probably use every day:Read More
Have you ever been working with SOLIDWORKS and then all of a sudden you can't find your Command Manager or your Feature Manager is all messed up? If it hasn't happened to you yet it likely will at some point.Read More
Easy tips to create text in SOLIDWORKS
Creating text in SOLIDWORKS is a breeze, and there are a ton of uses for it, whether it’s embossing, cutting, sketching or wrapping text along a surface. All text profiles in SOLIDWORKS should actually start from a sketch, and there are some great ways to control it.
So let’s say for example, I want to create some text that wraps around a cylinder like shown:Read More
Have you ever wanted to see the entire structure of your assembly but your SOLIDWORKS tree is just too crazy? Or maybe you are starting a new project and want to detail the product structure before people start making models, assemblies and prints?
Well SOLIDWORKS in 2015 came out with a solution for just that. It’s called the SOLIDWORKS Treehouse! Let's take a look and see how it works.Read More
What is the one thing that all 2D sketches have in common?
As you may have guessed from the title of this article the answer is Planes. Any time you create a 2D sketch in SOLIDWORKS you have to start that sketch on a plane or a planer surface. Since you will not always have a planer surface to sketch on this means that becoming proficient in creating planes is crucial to modeling efficiently.
Let’s look at several methods of creating SOLIDWORKS planes.
1) Copy Plane: This method is probably the simplest one and will be a good jumping off point for us.
First select a plane:
Now we are going to hold Ctrl and left click and hold on one of the control handles.Read More
Although it's been a bit quiet lately there's been a bit of activity with our kit car project. We recently picked up the FFR 818 kit and moved it to our garage space in Windham, NH.Read More
Let’s face one simple fact: it’s a 3D world we live in. Even electrical design, done mostly in 2D design packages such as SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic, is not 100% excused from this reality. A symbol may be small and concise on paper, but significant when bolted to a frame. A wire drawn mere inches on a print can be many meters when actually strung out in an assembly.Read More
More accurately analyze the warpage and shrinkage of your design by accounting for cooling lines and the actual mold temperature characteristics during the cooling phase of the component.Read More