SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

Bloom Effects in SOLIDWORKS PhotoView 360

June 13, 2019

With PhotoView 360 you can take your 3D models and turn them into images so real you won’t be able to tell the difference between a photograph and the rendering. But to be able to take your models and turn them into photographs, you’ll need to take care of all the details. When it comes to renderings in SOLIDWORKS PhotoView 360, the details matter. In this week's Video Tech Tip we'll share with you the bloom effects which really add a great deal of realism to your model. 

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal: Body and Fill Patterns

June 6, 2019

SOLIDWORKS offers an extremely robust set of tools that enable an efficient workflow for designing anything your mind can think of; consumer products, weldments and sheet metal parts. In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we'll go over the patterning tools that can be used to help you save a lot of time to add details to your design.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

Understanding the Assembly Visualization Tool in SOLIDWORKS

May 30, 2019

One of the most useful and insightful tools in SOLIDWORKS is Assembly Visualization. It provides users with different ways to display and sort an assembly’s components in an easy to understand list as well as in the graphics area. 

There are countless ways the information can be shown and sorted to help you gain a deeper understanding of your assembly in no time at all. Assembly Visualization works by visualizing and listing properties or metadata of your model. This can be basic numerical data such as component mass, density and volume, but it can also be more complex, non-calculated custom properties such as Vendor, Bought/Sold or Status.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

Quick Sketching Tips and Tricks for SOLIDWORKS

May 23, 2019

With every release of SOLIDWORKS there are hundreds of enhancements added, both big and small. Some of these enhancements are little time savers while others are huge game changers. One thing’s for sure, as you’re busy getting your job done it’s tough to keep up with all of the enhancements year after year. Sometimes we find that SOLIDWORKS users are so wrapped up in their day to day modeling that they miss some of the new features. Although these features might not be exactly new to SOLIDWORKS, they could be new to you. In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we take a look back and showcase some of the best additions to SOLIDWORKS sketching.

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.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

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.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

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.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

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.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

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.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

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.