SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips, Flow Simulation

How to Fix Your Flow Simulation with Leak Tracking

January 31, 2019

How many times have you been working in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation and gotten a pop-up message about your model not being watertight? This week's Video Tech Tip shows you how to overcome this pop-up error in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation by teaching you how to deal with a non-watertight volume.

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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.

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A Quick Overview of SOLIDWORKS Treehouse

January 10, 2019

SOLIDWORKS Treehouse is an editing tool for visualizing the project structure of an assembly. You can use it to create a hierarchy for a project before you start it in SOLIDWORKS by mapping the consisting parts and assemblies. You can also use it to quickly track the components of an existing assembly and make changes through file properties, configurations, suppression, and file creation. This week’s Video Tech Tip will walk you through the process of using Treehouse.

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All You Need to Know About the Geometry Pattern in SOLIDWORKS

January 3, 2019

If you have attended one of our essential courses, you are familiar with Geometry Pattern. If not, it’s very important to understand why Geometry Pattern can save you loads of time in modeling. In this Video Tech Tip, we will explain how to use the Geometry Pattern in SOLIDWORKS.

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3 Ways to Find Your SOLIDWORKS Serial Number

December 27, 2018

Finding your SOLIDWORKS serial number is easy if you know where to look. You are given your serial number when you first get SOLIDWORKS and over time this could get lost or forgotten. Why would you need to know this? Knowing your serial number is important, especially when you call TriMech for technical support. You can also get access to all the extra online features through MySOLIDWORKS and the customer portal. In this Video Tech Tip, we will show you three ways to find your SOLIDWORKS serial number. 

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Using SOLIDWORKS to Wrap Presents

December 20, 2018

Wrapping presents can be a lot of fun or a huge burden – it all depends on your outlook. Sometimes you end up with a piece of paper that isn't big enough, or the wrapping paper roll isn't wide enough, or you have a stack of boxes to the ceiling and would like to assembly-line the whole process. That’s where leveraging SOLIDWORKS can come in handy. In this Video Tech Tip, we will show you how to use the flattening and measuring tools in SOLIDWORKS to wrap your presents.

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Getting Started with DriveWorksXpress

December 13, 2018

DriveWorksXpress is one of those tools included in every seat of SOLIDWORKS that most people just don’t know about. It’s an extremely powerful tool that can change the way you work – and save a ton of time in doing so. In this Video Tech Tip, we will show you how to make the most of this tool you already have.

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First Look at the New Features and Tools in SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2019

December 6, 2018

Over the past few years since SOLIDWORKS Visualize burst on the scene, it has grown to become everyone’s go-to application for creating stunning, photorealistic renderings of 3D CAD files. Since it’s a standalone application, it can be used by anyone without tying up a SOLIDWORKS license like other add-in products. If you’re not already using SOLIDWORKS Visualize, you should be. In this Video Tech Tip, you will find some pointers to help get you started and render better with SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2019.

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What is the SketchXpert Tool in SOLIDWORKS?

November 29, 2018

How many times have you been adding dimensions or relations to a sketch, and suddenly yellow and red litter your screen! You just over defined your sketch, and hitting undo isn’t always the solution you want. Enter the SketchXpert.