SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

    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.

    SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Tech Tips

    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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    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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    Working With Belt and Chain in SOLIDWORKS

    April 23, 2020

    The Belt and Chain command is an advanced assembly feature that is great for easily connecting components together such as pullies or gears. In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we’ll walk you through the process of using these large assembly commands in SOLIDWORKS.

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    How to Use Face Fillets in SOLIDWORKS

    April 16, 2020

    Fillets, or rounds, are an essential modeling feature, but even though it's basic, it doesn't mean it can't hold advanced functionality. In this week's Video Tech Tip, we are going to show you how to leverage the advanced functionality of fillets and another little-known feature to help save a lot of time when you're designing in SOLIDWORKS.

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    Improving Section Views in SOLIDWORKS

    April 9, 2020

    As the models get larger and more complicated, we turn to section views to expose inner details and help us easily share our designs. Section views are core part of the SOLIDWORKS toolset so much so that they are taught in the first day of SOLIDWORKS Essentials. In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we are going to showcase section views. We are going to show you how to use some great tools that were added to the section view toolset in previous years that allow you to easily create great-looking section views

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

    How to Use the Online Admin Portal on MySOLIDWORKS.com

    April 2, 2020

    In our last Video Tech Tip we walked you through the steps to set up your SOLIDWORKS online license. In this week's Video Tech Tip, we are going to show you all about the MySolidWorks Admin Portal and why you should be using it at your company. 

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    Auto Dimension in SOLIDWORKS Using the Fully Define Sketch Tool

    February 20, 2020

    When creating a sketch, the geometry is just the first step. You will still need to add definitions like size and position to complete the sketch. This could be done manually by adding dimensions and relations to each individual sketch entity or it can be done automatically using the Fully Define Sketch function. In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we are going to share with you how to use this function. It is a great time-saver when you want to quickly add definition to sketch geometry. Although with SOLIDWORKS your sketches don’t need to be fully defined, it is a best practice to add dimensions and relations to your sketch geometry. Fully Define Sketch offers a one- click way to do this. It’s also known as the auto dimension button.

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    Two Ways to Add Virtual Sharps in SOLIDWORKS

    February 13, 2020

    Lines come together at a point. But it’s not always that straightforward in SOLIDWORKS. Sometimes the point is made by “virtually extending” lines to their intersection. This is known as a virtual sharp. In this week’s Video Tech Tip, Elite Application Engineer Chang Lee, shows you two ways to add virtual sharps in SOLIDWORKS