Hints & Tips

SOLIDWORKS Modeling Challenge – Measuring Imported Fillets

* This is one of a series of modeling challenges you can use to test your SOLIDWORKS skills.  First, read the challenge and try to figure out a solution on your own.  Then, compare your solution with my good, better, and best recommendations.  As always, feel free to share even more tips and tricks in […]

 

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SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Surfacing Techniques Made Easy

Many high quality designs are created using Surfacing commands in SOLIDWORKS. These commands can seem daunting to use if you’re not too experienced, however many of them are a lot simpler than you may think! For example, many thin-walled bodies are created from just a couple features. Often times, Surface Bodies are created to be […]

 

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SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News – June 2017

Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. It’s SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base Month! OK, that’s not really true: Every month is SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base Month! Do you count yourself among the thousands of SOLIDWORKS professionals who search the Knowledge […]

 

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Understanding Sheet Metal and Transformed Sketches and How They Behave

Sheet metal parts can have sketches in the Folded and the Flat Pattern states (Fig. 1) Sketches created in the folded state can have an equivalent “transformed” sketch in the Flat Pattern state. All sheet metal parts have a fixed face. The fixed face is the one that remains in the same position when unsuppressing the […]

 

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SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Compare Documents Command

Often times parts vary slightly in design, which can result in different geometry. The Compare Documents command is used to compare the document properties, the features used, the geometry itself, or a bill of materials between two documents in SOLIDWORKS. Because the documents can be so closely compared, it helps identify areas that may cause […]

 

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SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: 3D Drawing View Mode

Creating and presenting drawings for parts and assemblies is an important step in any design process. In some cases, it may be made difficult to see specific areas of the model in that drawing view. This typically results from the model geometry getting in the way of seeing certain features based on the view angle. […]

 

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SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Creating Left and Right Hand Version of Components

Assemblies often have duplicate components used throughout the design. However some of these duplicates need to be oriented as a left or right hand version of the original. SOLIDWORKS enables you to mirror components and simultaneously create left and right hand versions of individual components, which remain linked in the design and update together. Check […]

 

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SOLIDWORKS Hints & Tips: Adding a custom size thread

In this blog post, we go through the process of adding a custom thread profile, should the profile / size that you require not be available in the standard options. Step 1: The first step is to locate the thread folder where all the profiles are kept, to add your own custom thread to the […]

 

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SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Creating Fill Patterns

While there are many pattern features that can be used to replicate geometry, the Fill Pattern command allows you to fill a specified area with that pattern. This patterning command is unique in that the number of patterns and layout is automatically determined based on the defined area. This area can be adjusted by setting […]

 

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SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Move and Copy Dimensions Between Drawing Views

Creating dimensions in drawing views can often be a time consuming process. This is especially true when there’s a lot of views included in the drawing. To make it easier to add dimensions to views, SOLIDWORKS can move or copy dimensions from one view to another. All it takes is a single keystroke combined with […]

 

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