SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

    Advanced Multibody Modeling in SOLIDWORKS

    September 17, 2020

    Multibody part modeling is a foundation skill needed to create advanced models. In this week's Video Tech Tip, we’re going to show you some more advanced multibody modeling techniques in SOLIDWORKS.

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    Getting Started with Multibody Modeling in SOLIDWORKS

    September 10, 2020

    In this week's Video Tech Tip, I'm going to show you how to create a puzzle cube by using boss extrudes with Selection Contours, Combine and Intersect. You can create it exactly as I did or you can use the concepts from this and make your own design. 

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    How to Use Future Version Components in SOLIDWORKS

    September 3, 2020

    Every year SOLIDWORKS releases a new version of its software with amazing enhancements. This is great until we encounter a file compatibility issue between yearly versions. In this week's Video Tech Tip, we show you how to open a file that is from the latest version with Version Interoperability in SOLIDWORKS.

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    How To Reuse Your Simulation Setup

    August 27, 2020

    Want to save time when using SOLIDWORKS Simulation? In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we show you how to duplicate a study and copy features from one study to another. This makes it easy to run several iterations of a simulation. Because, let’s face it, we never run just one simulation. It’s a process, made up of many iterations of a study. Here’s how to save time and do this efficiently.

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    Tips for Customizing Your SOLIDWORKS Interface

    August 20, 2020

    If you want to get more time to design, then you need to look at how to design faster. The easiest way to do that is to make SOLIDWORKS work for you. Yes, SOLIDWORKS is incredibly powerful, but it’s also very flexible. In other words, you can make SOLIDWORKS work your way by customizing it. In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we look at our favorite way to customize SOLIDWORKS and how you can save those settings to take with you to load up your customizations anywhere.

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    Using the Combine Tool in SOLIDWORKS

    August 13, 2020

    SOLIDWORKS can be used to make anything. If you can think it, you can model it. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be manufacturable. In a modeling ecosystem as capable as SOLIDWORKS, there are countless tools and various techniques. One of the core techniques for modeling is multibody part modeling. Leveraging multibody parts can really help elevate your design. It’s a favorite technique of many SOLIDWORKS pros. In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we show you how to leverage the Combine tool which is the fundamental tool for multibody part modeling. 

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    How To Use Offset Entities in SOLIDWORKS

    August 6, 2020

    When it comes to modeling in SOLIDWORKS speed is key. Actually, that could be said about most anything. When people are asked, “What is one resource you wish you could have more off?” Most actually answer time and not money. We all want more time. One way you can get more time is to model quicker in SOLIDWORKS. To do that, it helps to know all the tips and tricks for faster modeling. One of those is the subject of this week’s Video Tech Tip, offset entities

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    How to Use the Scale Command in SOLIDWORKS

    July 30, 2020

    SOLIDWORKS has hundreds of tools and there are many ways in which they can be used. Even as an expert SOLIDWORKS user, we only use a few dozen tools to get our jobs done. We stay in our SOLIDWORKS lane and focus on getting our designs done. In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we share with you a very underutilized tool, the Scale command.

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    How to Use the Move Face Command in SOLIDWORKS

    July 23, 2020

    Think about all the tools SOLIDWORKS has to offer. It’s a lot, right? There are hundreds of tools with many ways you can use them. Even as an expert SOLIDWORKS user, we only use a few dozen tools to get our jobs done. We stay in our SOLIDWORKS lane and focus on getting our designs done. In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we want to share with you a very underutilized tool. The Move face tool.

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    Everything About SOLIDWORKS Part Templates

    July 16, 2020

    When creating a part in SOLIDWORKS you need to start from somewhere and templates give you a starting point for your design. This can be a blank canvas or one filled with broad brush strokes typically made up of things like unit systems and appearances. In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we show you how to create part templates in SOLIDWORKS.

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    SOLIDWORKS Sketching Shortcuts and Quick Tips

    July 9, 2020

    So, you want to model faster. Since the foundation of your model is the sketch, let’s look at one way to improve your sketching. In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we show you a little-known tip on how to speed up your sketching process.

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    SOLIDWORKS 2020 SP3.0 User Interface Changes

    July 2, 2020

    If you’ve recently upgraded to SOLIDWORKS 2020 SP3.0, you may have noticed some changes to the user interface. Yes, the SOLIDWORKS developers like to keep us on our toes! We have seen an increase in support calls coming in for this very thing so I thought that in this week's Video Tech Tip I would inform the community at large in hopes of de-mystifying you all.