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.Read More
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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.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
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
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