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
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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
Sometimes when you have a model in SOLIDWORKS, the standard views are really not what you’re looking for when you decide it’s time to make a drawing. For example, you may have modeled the whole system based on the Top view, and you realize that what you started with for a Top view really should be your Front view.
Many of us have worked with a SOLIDWORKS file that started out simple, but once you began modifying it, somehow it turned into a monster file that you dread opening. What can you do to simplify your SOLIDWORKS file? There are several techniques you can try in order to make your file usable.
Here’s a quick update for those of you keeping up with the project. Clearly, it’s going a bit slower than expected. Getting the logistics together, including finding enough free time to get things going on my end, have turned out to be a bit harder than expected. That’s about to change!Read More
Ask 10 different people how to mirror a part in SOLIDWORKS, and you might get 10 different responses. There are quite a few different ways to make a mirrored component in SOLIDWORKS very quickly. But when it comes to part design, there’s really only one method that works the best, and will truly maintain dimensional information so you can actually document the mirrored part on a print.Read More
The CADD Edge crew was at SME's trade show, EASTEC, in Springfield, MA this month. We had a lot of quality conversations regarding both SOLIDWORKS and 3D Printing.
In terms of technical staff, AE John Hall was working our booth, providing demos and answering questions regarding the entire SOLIDWORKS product line.Read More