SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

    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.

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    Import Exploded Views and New Video Formats with SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020

    May 28, 2020

    Now that you have your CAD model, what’s next? You’ll probably need to create some content to go along with the design, like images, sales videos, work instructions or assembly manuals. The best tool for this job is SOLIDWORKS Composer. It’s been around for a long time and has a long history of being the go-to tool for creating content from CAD. It saw some changes in the latest release of SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020 that make it even better. Check out this week’s Video Tech Tip to see these latest enhancements to SOLIDWORKS Composer.

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    Setting Up Your SOLIDWORKS License Online

    March 26, 2020

    If you need to work remotely or want flexibility when you work with your SOLIDWORKS licenses, online licensing might be for you. In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we show you how to convert your SOLIDWORKS license to online licensing.

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    Speed Up Sketching with Auto-Rotate and Numeric Screen Input

    March 19, 2020

    When it comes to creating sketches, we’re often looking for faster ways to do our daily tasks like editing or dimensioning. SOLIDWORKS gives us the power to speed those tasks through the Auto-Rotate and Numeric Screen Input system options. In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we will share with you how you can use them to speed up your sketching in SOLIDWORKS.

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    Creating Pierce and Coincidence Relations in SOLIDWORKS

    March 12, 2020

    Creating your 3D model begins with a good 2D sketch, the foundation of models in SOLIDWORKS. One of the core concepts when working with sketches is using relations to help define the position of sketch geometry. In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we take an in-depth look at one of the more advanced relations – pierce.

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    Working with Layers in SOLIDWORKS Drawings

    March 5, 2020

    Using layers can save time when it comes to your drawings. They act as a grouping to speed up formatting for your drawing information. Layers contain information about an annotation’s color, font and thickness. They can also be hidden from view on drawings and from prints. Check out this week’s Video Tech Tip to see how to create a layer and modify its properties.

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    Customizing the SOLIDWORKS User Interface on the Fly

    February 27, 2020

    SOLIDWORKS is the industry standard for design. What makes this possible is the diversity of tools and features that can be used to design just about anything. We like to say you’re only limited by your imagination but as you're designing, you'll find that in reality you only use a few tools. So, it makes sense to have these at your fingertips and customize the interface to your liking to help you get your job done faster. In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we show you how you can customize the interface on the fly.

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    Feature Recap for SOLIDWORKS 2019 Updates

    September 5, 2019

    As the launch for SOLIDWORKS 2020 approaches, we wanted to remind you of some of the most important features released in SOLIDWORKS 2019. This week, we go over different multi-episode videos that explain how these features will improve your SOLIDWORKS experience. Whether you're looking to improve your design performance, create innovative models or how to use multiple tools at once, these videos will provide you with the details of how to accomplish your design goals across the SOLIDWORKS suite. Watch the series below. 

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    Undo Mistakes With the Reload Command in SOLIDWORKS

    July 18, 2019

    One of the little-known tools in SOLIDWORKS is the reload command, but we’re trying to get the word out about this powerful command you should be using.
    In this week's Video Tech Tip, we'll show you how to use the reload command to undo mistakes in your designs.