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Must Have Tools for Mechanical Engineers

Posted by Dave Bazinet on September 2, 2015 at 4:47 PM

I'd like to talk about some must have tools for Mechanical Engineers ..and how well they are adapted to our work processes.

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Is Intelligent Part Numbering A Thing of the Past?

Posted by John Hall on August 27, 2015 at 10:44 AM

I get asked about intelligent part numbering a lot when I’m out on appointments. It seems to be a hotly debated topic at a lot of companies, and rightly so. Typically any given part needs a number associated with it for tracking, managing and stocking that part through all parts of a company. If you’re manufacturing anything, chances are you have hundreds, if not thousands, of part numbers to manage.

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Shark Cage SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Posted by Kevin Shayne on August 17, 2015 at 2:33 PM

Are you scared of sharks? Even today I always have a lurking feeling when entering the ocean. What lies beneath the visible? Hearing the familiar theme to "JAWS" is a sign that the movie got me.

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Come On...Who Needs Plastic Fill Analysis Tools Anyway?

Posted by Steven Schaeffer on August 7, 2015 at 4:31 PM

I was talking to a colleague of mine the other day about validation tools. The topic of plastics fill analysis tools came up and his statement was, “Aren’t they really only for the mold designer?” Here's a bit of insight into my response.

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2015 SOLIDWORKS Designer Challenge

Posted by Kevin Shayne on August 3, 2015 at 5:12 PM

So you think you've designed some pretty neat stuff? Would you like to demonstrate and show off your work to other SOLIDWORKS users? Want to make some quick cash for your innovative utilization of SOLIDWORKS? 

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Bowling

Posted by Michael Kalin on July 31, 2015 at 5:05 PM

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!

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4 Easy Ways to Big SOLIDWORKS Efficiency Increases

Posted by John Hall on July 22, 2015 at 6:58 PM

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:

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SOLIDWORKS Upgrade Sale - 25% Off Ends This Month

Posted by Kevin Shayne on July 16, 2015 at 5:27 PM

Everyone wants a deal and we have an awesome one for you. Get 25% off on SOLIDWORKS upgrades - across the board! 

Act fast because this limited time offer runs to the end of this month (July 31 2015). 

*** CLICK HERE and we'll get in touch with you right away ***

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Hidden SOLIDWORKS Command Manager?

Posted by Karl Okeson on July 14, 2015 at 2:10 PM

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. 

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Text in SOLIDWORKS ...easy if you know how

Posted by John Hall on July 10, 2015 at 12:58 PM

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:

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