SOLIDWORKS, Tech Tips

Using Sheet Metal Features and Bend Deduction

March 23, 2017

One bend deduction value does not fit all. In this Video Tech Tip, we'll help you determine the minimum and maximum bend radius for a particular bend using sheet metal features and bend deduction.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

Customize the Standards in the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox

March 16, 2017

How nice would it be if you could customize hardware parts to your own standards, categories and types? With SOLIDWORKS Toolbox, you can.

SOLIDWORKS, Tech Tips

Create Weldment Structure from a Solid Body

February 27, 2017

Anyone who has ever tried creating weldment structures knows that it can be a time-consuming process. Instead of battling several 3D sketches, I will walk you through how to use SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD to create weldment structures from a solid body.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

The New Custom Thread Wizard in SOLIDWORKS 2016

October 22, 2015

Gone are the days of using a helix and sweep to create threads. There's a new custom Thread Wizard in SOLIDWORKS 2016. 

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

When Do I Use Fold and Unfold vs. Flatten in SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal?

August 6, 2015

Do you find yourself wondering what the difference is between the Fold & Unfold feature vs. the Flatten feature when working in SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal? Here's how you distinguish which to use.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

Fundamentals for SOLIDWORKS 3D Sketching

July 16, 2015

Are you new to 3D sketching or looking to speed up your learning curve? This Video Tech Tip covers the fundamentals of SOLIDWORKS 3D sketching with step-by-step instructions. 

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

SOLIDWORKS Drawings - GD&T/Drag & Drop

March 19, 2015

Are you looking for the best way to create and utilize geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T) within SOLIDWORKS Drawings? In this Video Tech Tip, we explain how to implement GD&T and drag and drop these tolerances from one annotation to another.