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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    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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    Using Silhouette Entities in SOLIDWORKS

    May 7, 2020

    In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we introduce the Silhouette Entities tool in SOLIDWORKS 2020. This powerful tool can be used to create an outline of your model. Think of it as convert entities on steroids. With this feature, you can easily create a projected outline of your parts and assemblies similar to convert entities – just much more powerful and easy.

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    Getting Started With Surface Modeling in SOLIDWORKS

    April 30, 2020

    Do you want to learn how to use surface modeling? Here’s our first step to get started. Surface modeling is an alternative to solid body modeling. Essentially, it’s just another tab at the top of the SOLIDWORKS User Interface. Surface modeling is an important tool to have in your box because it not only makes modeling easier, it sometimes makes modeling possible. In other words, there’s some geometry that is impossible to create without using surface features. In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we show you how to get started with surface modeling in SOLIDWORKS.

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    Differences Between Split Line, Project Curve and Wrap in SOLIDWORKS

    January 24, 2019

    Split Line, Project Curve, and Wrap: what's the difference between these SOLIDWORKS features? Some users might've used them interchangeably without noticing any differences. In this Video Tech Tip, we will examine how these three features are different from each other and help you decide when to use each.

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    Three Ways to Use Split Line in SOLIDWORKS

    January 17, 2019

    Meet SOLIDWORKS Split Line tool: a helpful, time-saving option that can be used to create additional faces and reference. It achieves this through three different methods: silhouette, projection and intersection. In this Video Tech Tip, we’ll examine the application of those three types of split lines and the required steps to create them.