Laura Weismantel Latest Blog Articles Page 1

    SOLIDWORKS, Applications & Projects, CAM

    Thanksgiving Gets Crafty With SOLIDWORKS and NestingWorks

    November 22, 2018

    Well, it's that time of year again. We're coming down from our Halloween sugar rush and we’re getting revved up for the holiday season. Next up on the celebration docket… Thanksgiving! This year, I thought it would be fun to add my own personal touch to my dinner table by creating some special turkey place settings for my guests. All I needed was a pad of colorful cardstock, some googly eyes and of course the quintessential tool for over-engineering any mundane, everyday task… SOLIDWORKS!


    Designing and 3D Printing Threaded Parts

    August 9, 2018

    In this blog, we walk through the process of working with existing geometry and adding the ever-important part of threads to it. By this I mean physical threads, not virtual threads or visualizations of idealized threads. We are talking about the real deal, physical threads modeled in your SOLIDWORKS part. Read on to find out how it's done.


    Learn to Slow Down So You Can Speed Up With SOLIDWORKS

    July 9, 2018

    If you haven't slowed down to appreciate the more subtle aspects of the SOLIDWORKS user interface, we recommend you take a moment to do just that. It’s easy to get so caught up in your design task, that you miss the many cues SOLIDWORKS provides to help with important commands that we all repeat, day-in and day-out. Keep reading for some helpful hints to be more aware of the cues SOLIDWORKS offers. 

    Change How You View Your Feature Tree in SOLIDWORKS

    June 25, 2018

    We are all well-acquainted with the “order dependent” nature of the SOLIDWORKS FeatureManager. You can enable display characteristics of the FeatureManager Design Tree by selecting options on the Tree Display submenu of the shortcut menu. Keep reading for a further review on utilizing this feature. 

    SOLIDWORKS, Training

    Tips for Passing the CSWA Exam

    June 15, 2018

    Becoming a CSWA, or Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate, can seem like a daunting task if you don’t know what to expect. However, if you are an experienced SOLIDWORKS user, you should have no problem passing the test if you set yourself up for success. The following blog is intended to help you do just that.


    Improving Workflow With Exploded Flat View in SOLIDWORKS

    May 30, 2018

    In many industries, quick manufacturing turnaround is an important element of the design process. When sending an assembly with multiple 2D flat components to a cutting machine, organizing and outputting these profiles can be tedious. If your workflow involves exporting these profiles as part of one drawing, the traditional technique is to create a view of each component, which can later be exported to a 2D format. For a faster alternative, keep reading! 

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

    The Hidden Treasure Trove of Sketching Tools

    May 21, 2018

    We all have our favorites in the diverse arsenal of SOLIDWORKS sketching tools. However, for most, those favorites all shine on the CommandManager, taking the spotlight, right at the top of our screen. This spot is well deserved by most of the icons that are found here, but when it comes to sketching tools in SOLIDWORKS, there is more than meets the eye. Many powerful tools made for the sketching environment are under-utilized. In this blog, we dive into some of these tools and how they work. 

    SOLIDWORKS, Training

    How to Get the Most Out of Tech Support

    May 7, 2018

    Here at TriMech, we pride ourselves in providing the best technical support experience possible for our customers. No one enjoys needing outside help when they have an issue, we understand that. It's our goal to make sure that we not only solve your problem, but make it a pleasant experience while we do. That said, there are certain things you can do to make sure the troubleshooting process goes as smoothly as possible.


    SOLIDWORKS Rx Problem Capture: Part 2

    May 3, 2018

    In part one of this two-part blog, we discussed the SOLIDWORKS Rx tool and the steps for recording your problem while using the software. Using this technique to capture information often requires the issue to be repeatable. But, what if the behavior itself is inconsistent? Fortunately, we can still gather most of the information captured by SOLIDWORKS Rx, after the fact!