Michael Koenig Latest Blog Articles Page 1

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, DriveWorks

    Three Easy Steps to Get Started with DriveWorksXpress

    December 29, 2017

    Every SOLIDWORKS user has access to a series of “Xpress” products which are introductory versions of fully featured add-ins to the software. This blog will focus on DriveWorksXpress specifically, but the same procedure can be applied to SimulationXpress, FloXpress, DFMXpress and SustainabilityXpress.


    Watermark Your Design

    December 22, 2017

    Watermarks are an easy and clear way to mark the state of a drawing. Commonly used states are Preliminary, Work in Process, Pending Approval and Released. We’ll first look at creating a watermark using text and then do an example with an image file.

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    Utilizing Color in SOLIDWORKS 3D Design

    November 21, 2017

    Did you know that you can carry over the colors 
    from  your 3D part or  assembly model onto  your detail drawings without having to use a shaded view?  This is a great way to help distinguish between components in assemblies, especially in 2D views and large assemblies where things are 

    3D CAD

    Taking Full Advantage of SOLIDWORKS Templates

    September 26, 2017

    After installation, SOLIDWORKS prompts users to specify their drafting standard and unit systems. This is to create the three default template files for parts, assemblies and drawings to ensure consistency.

    Locating Structural Members in SOLIDWORKS Weldments

    September 15, 2017

    SOLIDWORKS includes a library of standard structural members, such as tubes, pipes, c-channels, beams, angles and unistrut. By creating a sketch that represents the skeleton of a frame, these structural members can then be inserted onto the sketched lines. From there, various end treatments can be applied to determine how the lines join together.