As 3D printing becomes more common in the workplace, users are turning to SOLIDWORKS to better understand their designs in the context of 3D printing. SOLIDWORKS offers several 3D printing visualization and analysis tools and all of them can be accessed through the Print3D tool (File > Print3D). Let's take a look!
January 29, 2021
The Feature Tree in SOLIDWORKS is where we organize our model. It helps us extract information, show dependencies, filter what is shown on screen and more. Let’s look at how we can best leverage our Feature Tree in both parts and assemblies to make ourselves more productive. In this blog, I will break it down into three core functions and see how they are effective in Parts and Assemblies.
SOLIDWORKS is easy to use. That’s not really a hot take, it’s pretty much an agreed-upon fact. Among other reasons, that is due to the flexibility that is inherent in the design process. SOLIDWORKS enables you to work how you want. A true power user knows all the different ways to do things and picks the best way to get the job done. In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we’re going to showcase one of the two methods for creating assemblies - top-down assembly modeling. This is a favorite among many designers. Let’s see why!
So, you want to get better with SOLIDWORKS? There’s no better way than getting hands-on time with the tool. In this week’s video tech tip, we share with you an example of creating a part that leverages many time savings tools and techniques you need to know if you want to elevate your SOLIDWORKS designs. Since we are heading into winter, we'll use a snowflake for example. Check out this week’s Video Tech tip on creating a 3D snowflake in SOLIDWORKS.
How to insert a part into a part. That might seem like something from the movie Inception, but I assure you it’s not. It’s a modeling technique that is extremely useful, especially for using Master Modeling techniques. In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we walk you through how to use this feature. Here’s how to insert a part into a part in SOLIDWORKS.
September 10, 2020
In this week's Video Tech Tip, I'm going to show you how to create a puzzle cube by using boss extrudes with Selection Contours, Combine and Intersect. You can create it exactly as I did or you can use the concepts from this and make your own design.
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.
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.
SOLIDWORKS can be used to make anything. If you can think it, you can model it. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be manufacturable. In a modeling ecosystem as capable as SOLIDWORKS, there are countless tools and various techniques. One of the core techniques for modeling is multibody part modeling. Leveraging multibody parts can really help elevate your design. It’s a favorite technique of many SOLIDWORKS pros. In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we show you how to leverage the Combine tool which is the fundamental tool for multibody part modeling.
When it comes to modeling in SOLIDWORKS speed is key. Actually, that could be said about most anything. When people are asked, “What is one resource you wish you could have more off?” Most actually answer time and not money. We all want more time. One way you can get more time is to model quicker in SOLIDWORKS. To do that, it helps to know all the tips and tricks for faster modeling. One of those is the subject of this week’s Video Tech Tip, offset entities
SOLIDWORKS has hundreds of tools and there are many ways in which they can be used. 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 share with you a very underutilized tool, the Scale command.