SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

    How To Use Offset Entities in SOLIDWORKS

    August 6, 2020

    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

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    How to Use the Scale Command in SOLIDWORKS

    July 30, 2020

    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.

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    How to Use the Move Face Command in SOLIDWORKS

    July 23, 2020

    Think about all the tools SOLIDWORKS has to offer. It’s a lot, right? There are hundreds of tools with many ways you can use them. 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 want to share with you a very underutilized tool. The Move face tool.

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    Everything About SOLIDWORKS Part Templates

    July 16, 2020

    When creating a part in SOLIDWORKS you need to start from somewhere and templates give you a starting point for your design. This can be a blank canvas or one filled with broad brush strokes typically made up of things like unit systems and appearances. In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we show you how to create part templates in SOLIDWORKS.

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    SOLIDWORKS Sketching Shortcuts and Quick Tips

    July 9, 2020

    So, you want to model faster. Since the foundation of your model is the sketch, let’s look at one way to improve your sketching. In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we show you a little-known tip on how to speed up your sketching process.

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    SOLIDWORKS 2020 SP3.0 User Interface Changes

    July 2, 2020

    If you’ve recently upgraded to SOLIDWORKS 2020 SP3.0, you may have noticed some changes to the user interface. Yes, the SOLIDWORKS developers like to keep us on our toes! We have seen an increase in support calls coming in for this very thing so I thought that in this week's Video Tech Tip I would inform the community at large in hopes of de-mystifying you all.

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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.

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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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    360° Views in SOLIDWORKS Composer

    May 21, 2020

    You have your 3D model created, now what? You need to create all sorts of collateral based on the 3D model such as work instructions, assembly manuals and information for sales and marketing. Like most in the SOLIDWORKS ecosystem, you’ll probably turn to SOLIDWORKS Composer to do this. Composer is the only tool out there to create useful assets like images with arrows and text that are linked to the 3D model. If there’s ever a change, it will automatically update saving you from redoing any work. In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we show you how to create 360° views in SOLIDWORKS Composer.