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Chest of Drawers: This highly detailed, multi-body model has over a 150 bodies and is created mainly from extruded features. There are several examples of different types of wood joints. Dovetail joints are used in the drawer creation. Mortise and Tenon joints (open and closed) and tongue and groove joints are also used to build the framework of the chest.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
14 hours ago
Many years ago (actually 25 years, pre-Quicken), my wife was balancing our checkbook when the battery died in her calculator. She came into my home office and asked to borrow mine, I happily lent it to her. As I expected, she was back a few minutes later with some choice words for me. I lent her my HP 15-C, a calculator that relies on reverse polish notation.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 days ago
Using the standard SOLIDWORKS tools and features from the CommandManager is already an extremely efficient method to quickly bring concepts into a three dimensional model. However, many users prefer to leverage a variety of both standard and custom shortcuts through hotkeys or context menus for an even faster workflow. This article covers many of the most impactful default keyboard shortcuts in SOLIDWORKS, and describes how to customize them for maximum time savings. While using SOLIDWORKS, all
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
4 days ago
SOLIDWORKS PDM Tech Tip Written by: Bryce Hooper, Application Engineer @ DASI Solutions It’s always hard to judge just how much data you will need as time goes forward. What is reasonable today isn’t always enough tomorrow. As we create CAD data and dig into our PDM vault, the rate of growth is likely to increase. This doesn’t bode well for our server hard drives.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
6 days ago
When projects are created in SOLIDWORKS, the files are often saved in a convenient location, but without any defined folder structure. It is not until the project becomes extensive that users decide to go through the model files to better organize them. A user may want to move model files to new folders, change the names to something more meaningful, or replace an older component with a newer version. If these changes are done through the standard Windows Explorer, errors and warnings will
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
7 days ago
Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. SOLIDWORKS World 2018 Top Ten List Attention all SOLIDWORKS users! The SOLIDWORKS World Top Ten List is now open for voting! For those of you who are new to the SOLIDWORKS World Top Ten List, it is an opportunity to submit your ideas for enhancements to SOLIDWORKS.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
12 days ago
Are you an engineer on the go and need to access your SOLIDWORKS software from your laptop as well as your workstation? Or perhaps your company requires licenses to be transferred often between machines? We have a couple of solutions to make it easier for you to access your standalone SOLIDWORKS license from more than one computer. Inside SOLIDWORKS there is an Activate/Deactivate mechanism to release the license back into the server and allow the license to be accessed by another computer.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
12 days ago
If there’s one lesson fans of science fiction have learned in the last month it’s that the past is gone (right Kylo?). In reality, however, the past is never gone. Surely 2017 was full of lessons learned and challenges hurdled. Unfortunately for us there are no end credits when we emerge victorious after completing a major project.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
12 days ago
Record Player: The first record players are over 140 years old and are still unbelievably in use, in one form or another, today. This model is a little flashback of some old school music history. This is a multi-body solid created from mainly extruded features. This part has multiple shells including one with multi-thicknesses.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
14 days ago
Touch controls have been introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2018 in the form of the all new ‘Touch Mode’. All you need to try these out is a touch enabled screen, Microsoft Windows 10 and a license of SOLIDWORKS 2018, so let’s give it a go! The first thing we will need to do is activate the Touch Mode, which can be found on the View Menu. Once activated it will display your touch controls on the left side of the screen.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
15 days ago
There’s no better way to end 2017 than with a SOLIDWORKS challenge! I’ve tasked myself to design a snowflake using all of the feature patterns available in SOLIDWORKS. Do you think I can do it? The patterns I will use for this challenge include: Variable Curve Driven Mirror Linear Sketch Driven Circular Table Driven Fill I consider Mirror to be a pattern;
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
17 days ago
Author: Bryan Sprange, CSWE, Javelin Technologies Much like when SOLIDWORKS made your first sketch dimension auto scale your whole part back in 2014, with the release of SOLIDWORKS 2018, they have added another feature that users have asked for which makes modeling your designs easier even if it seems like a minor update at first glance. If you change your mind on the choice of hole in the SOLIDWORKS 2018 Hole Wizard tool, you no longer need to remember and re-input your hole specifications!
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
22 days ago
SOLIDWORKS Christmas Baubles It’s that time of year again and people are putting up decorations. So that means fairy lights and baubles. Baubles come in all sorts of colours and with Visualize we can explore these in depth. But not everything is a single colour;
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
27 days ago
Wooden Ornament: This wooden ornament is made of multiple bodies patterned and slightly rotated to give a checkerboard appearance. A circular pattern creates the first layer or level. A linear pattern is then used to stack up the layers before they are all cut into shape. There is one example of the newer circular profile sweep function which saves times by eliminating the need to create a circle sketch.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
28 days ago
One item that is always high on the priority list of development is assembly performance. Every SOLIDWORKS release we see new functionality coming available, like Large Design Review and SpeedPak in the past. But not everything can be solved with options like these, sometimes an engineer needs to model parts with less detail, so the overall assembly performance remains high. In SOLIDWORKS 2018 the Assembly Performance Evaluation tool is expanded, so you can better understand which parts should
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
28 days ago
Hey there SOLIDWORKS Community! We’re excited to bring you this 3-part series where we are honoring one of the founding members of the Justice League of America, The Flash, by modeling his iconic mask in SOLIDWORKS. The Flash mask has a unique, organic form so we are going to model it around some reference images using mostly surface features. SOLIDWORKS Flash Mask Tutorial Series - Part 3 Thanks for sprinting back to the final part of our 3-part series where we are modeling the mask of Barry
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
29 days ago
Board Game: You don’t just play this board game, you must survive it. This fun multi-body model is mainly created from extruded bosses and a few cuts. One sketch picture is used to help create the walls and dividers of the box enclosure. There is a unique example of circular pattern of two circular patterns.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 month ago
So you’ve got a great idea that should be implemented in SOLIDWORKS? SOLIDWORKS is always looking for what enhancements their users would like in new releases. Here are the Top Enhancements for SOLIDWORKS 2018. So what exactly is an enhancement request?
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 month ago
Hey there SOLIDWORKS Community! We’re excited to bring you this 3-part series where we are honoring one of the founding members of the Justice League of America, The Flash, by modeling his iconic mask in SOLIDWORKS. The Flash mask has a unique, organic form so we are going to model it around some reference images using mostly surface features. SOLIDWORKS Flash Mask Tutorial Series - Part 2 Welcome back, SOLIDWORKS community, to our 3-part series celebrating The Flash where we are modeling his
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 month ago
Martini Glass: This festive multi-body part shows a few alternate methods for creating geometry. A spiral is projected onto the glass using a split line curve to create the etching. There is a cool example of the indent command removing material, similar to the intersect command, to create an accurate body for the liquid. Other features in the model include: revolves, move/copy body, and a linear pattern.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 month ago
Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. SOLIDWORKS World 2018 Top Ten List Attention all SOLIDWORKS users! The SOLIDWORKS World Top Ten List is now open for idea submissions and discussion. For those of you who are new to the SOLIDWORKS World Top Ten List, it is an opportunity to submit your ideas for enhancements to SOLIDWORKS.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 month ago
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Tech Tip Written by: Cheri Guntzviller-Miesen, SOLIDWORKS Electrical Application Specialist SOLIDWORKS Schematic and 3D Electrical have slightly different steps for creating an Rx Capture. (If you don’t have SOLIDWORKS, but only SOLIDWORKS Schematic, please jump to the end of the article.) SOLIDWORKS Rx analyzes your system, suggests possible solutions, and captures data that can help technical support personnel diagnose problems. Follow these steps to create a SOLIDWORKS
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 month ago
SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 includes a bunch of exciting new features, big projects that just came to reality to help users worldwide, powerful enhancements that will dramatically reduce the amount of time invested in project generation we will talk about these in due time. Today, I would like to share with you a few, for a lack of a better word, modest enhancements with great potential: Five hidden treasures from SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 month ago
Hey there SOLIDWORKS Community! We’re excited to bring you this 3-part series where we are honoring one of the founding members of the Justice League of America, The Flash, by modeling his iconic mask in SOLIDWORKS. The Flash mask has a unique, organic form so we are going to model it around some reference images using mostly surface features. SOLIDWORKS Flash Mask Tutorial Series - Part 1 Let’s start running through Part 1 of this series where we’ll use the Boundary Surface tool to model the
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 month ago