Belts and chains are a common part of machine design in the engineering world. SOLIDWORKS enables you to easily create these in the assembly environment with the use of an Assembly Feature. Watch our Video Tech Tip to learn how!
November 16, 2017
You created your assembly. Now it's time to take it apart. Check out the video below to see how to create an exploded animation in SOLIDWORKS Composer to convey complexities in your designs or assembly procedures.
As more and more people are transitioning from 2D modeling software to 3D modeling with SOLIDWORKS, converting legacy 2D data is more important than ever. When you make this switch, there's no need to start from scratch and redrawing hundreds or even thousands of models. With SOLIDWORKS, converting 2D dwg to 3D models is quick and easy. Learn how to do it in this week's Video Tech Tip.
October 26, 2017
Ever wonder what SOLIDWORKS Routing can do for you? Routing is broken into three main categories: piping, tubing and electrical. In this Video Tech Tip, we will show you an overview of the routing capabilities, including activating the add-in, setting up display states, accessing components in the Design Library, adding dimensions and more.
October 17, 2017
In this Video Tech Tip, we take a look at creating reference planes inside of SOLIDWORKS. Reference planes are typically added to models to create geometry at a different angle or orientation instead of just your standard front, top or right planes.
The Vent feature in SOLIDWORKS is a great way to add any sort of vents for airflow through sheet metal and plastic parts. It’s a very simple way to create a vent opening, spars and ribs as needed. Today, we will be looking at how to easily automate this based on a sketch in SOLDIWORKS.
Whether it’s for molded parts or for heat-treating, scaling a model to account for shrink is a really serious design concern. Today, we’ll take a look at how the scale tool in SOLIDWORKS can help you accomplish this in just a few simple clicks.
One common problem with assembly design is trying to understand how parts are going to fit together and if there are going to be interferences. Luckily, SOLIDWORKS has a great tool to check for any sort of overlaps called Interference Detection.