Intro to Using Shaded Sketch Contours in SOLIDWORKS

    June 24, 2022

    In this tutorial, we are going to walk through the basics with the Shaded Sketch Contours feature. It is worth mentioning because not everyone takes full advantage of this feature. You can use the Shaded Sketch Contours setting to view closed sketch contours and sub-contours as shaded entities. When the Shaded Sketch Contours setting is selected, only the closed sketch shapes are shaded. Let's take a closer look.

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    Generating BOMs with Product Release Engineer Using 3DEXPERIENCE

    June 10, 2022

    In this week’s video tech tip, we will walk through the Product Release Engineer tool. This tool allows us to check and make sure that our files have the necessary data associated with them and any property that we may need to tweak. It will also create a bill of materials, add part numbers, and before releasing all the files for production.

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    How to Design a 10-inch Skillet in 10 Minutes

    May 27, 2022

    In this tutorial, I will walk through how to model a 10-inch cast-iron skillet using SOLIDWORKS. The skillet happens to be the item that I most often use in my kitchen. After I design the model, I will use SOLIDWORKS Simulation to test the design. 

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    How to Create Offset on Surface in a 3D Sketch and Measure with Geodesic Entities in SOLIDWORKS

    May 13, 2022

    When working with surfaces, it can be a challenge trying to recreate complex geometry. In this article, We will walk through the steps to create an Offset on a Surface in a 3D sketch and measure with the Geodesic Entities tool in SOLIDWORKS.

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    New SOLIDWORKS Part with an xShape Design

    April 29, 2022

    Connecting SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is as easy as activating the 3DEXPERIENCE add-in within SOLIDWORKS. The 3DEXPERIENCE navigation compass will then appear in the task pane on the right side of your screen. The window that appears is where you manage your CAD data and progress associated with all aspects of your manufacturing process. In addition to storing the data on the cloud, you can manage who has access to it and monitor all steps and phases to stay updated. This is also where you check files in and out by "reserving" the part to avoid having two people making changes and accidentally overwriting each other's work files.

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    Save and Restore Your Customizations and UI in SOLIDWORKS

    June 25, 2020

    It’s no secret that SOLIDWORKS has the flexibility that allows it to be heavily customized. Sometimes these customizations can add up to some serious time savings. Having commonly used commands at convenient fingertips really does make designing much easier. In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we show you how you can take advantage of these settings so you can customize them.

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    Organizing Your Files in the SOLIDWORKS Feature Tree

    June 18, 2020

    When it comes to large parts or assemblies, organization is key. In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we show you the easiest way to clean up your feature tree and organize your SOLIDWORKS parts or assemblies.

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    Getting Started With Sheet Metal in SOLIDWORKS

    June 11, 2020

    When it comes to modeling with SOLIDWORKS the one theme that persists is flexibility. There are always many ways to do the same thing. This flexibility means you can take the countless SOLIDWORKS tools and use them in a variety of ways to create just about anything. The only challenge, sometimes, is how to get started. In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we show you how to get started with creating a sheet metal part in SOLIDWORKS. Think of this as two ways to do step one for creating a sheet metal part.

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    Reverse Engineering With the Slicing Tool in SOLIDWORKS

    June 4, 2020

    With each year the reverse engineering toolset in SOLIDWORKS expands and gets more powerful every time. Over the last few years, we have seen some amazing reverse engineering functionalities added to SOLIDWORKS Standard, Professional and Premium. In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we share with you how you can take advantage of these reverse engineering tools.