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Are you tired of getting the same old bouquet of roses for that special someone in your life? We suggest our fellow SOLIDWORKS users try something a little different by modeling this rose for that special someone. It will be a gift that shouts, “Hey, I care about you so much that I learned SOLIDWORKS Surface modeling just for you. And like my love for you, this version of the rose will last forever.”
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 day ago
What is a “Vortex Across a Pressure Boundary?” In Flow Simulation, a vortex is a region in the fluid domain which causes a swirl in a region where there is asymmetric drag in the flow field.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
5 days ago
“That looks ok, but can we see the spring compress?” It is the dreaded question that so many SOLIDWORKS animation users find themselves on the receiving end of. Creating in-context geometry modifications is not always the easiest task in an animation. A spring compressing or decompressing is the quintessential example of this.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
6 days ago
Are you tired of getting the same old bouquet of roses for that special someone in your life? We suggest our fellow SOLIDWORKS users try something a little different by modeling this rose for that special someone. It will be a gift that shouts, “Hey, I care about you so much that I learned SOLIDWORKS Surface modeling just for you. And like my love for you, this version of the rose will last forever.”
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
8 days ago
We all get busy and when you’re rushing to get a job completed, it’s easy to form some bad SOLIDWORKS habits along the way. We polled some of our SOLIDWORKS power users to see what helped them break the bad habits and increase their efficiency. 5 HABITS OF SUCCESSFUL SOLIDWORKS POWER USERS
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
11 days ago
Written by: Michael Nolte, Application Engineer, DASI Solutions From time to time, there is a need to create a test environment so that any potential changes to a SOLIDWORKS PDM vault can be tested away from the production vault or a vault that is actively being used. This way, change can be vetted out without causing delay or problems to a company’s normal activities in a production PDM vault.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
13 days ago
Welcome back to the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Step-Up series! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be discussing all things SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Today, the North America SOLIDWORKS Simulation experts will discuss thermal analysis.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
14 days ago
Many of us SOLIDWORKS users would be considered “gear heads”, or high-tech enthusiasts, but some of us take our “gear headed-ness” to such a high level that our enthusiasm for all things mechanical just pours from our heart. This tutorial series is for you, the SOLIDWORKS user that says “Nay, I am not just a gear head, I’m a gear heart!” In this four-part series we’ll be building a functional geared heart pendant using mostly essential SOLIDWORKS features, with a few unique part and assembly
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
15 days ago
Many of us SOLIDWORKS users would be considered “gear heads”, or high-tech enthusiasts, but some of us take our “gear headed-ness” to such a high level that our enthusiasm for all things mechanical just pours from our heart. This tutorial series is for you, the SOLIDWORKS user that says “Nay, I am not just a gear head, I’m a gear heart!” In this four-part series we’ll be building a functional geared heart pendant using mostly essential SOLIDWORKS features, with a few unique part and assembly
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
22 days ago
The <MOD-DIAM> issue can occur if you’ve been running several versions of SOLIDWORKS alongside one another on the same machine. SOLIDWORKS routes its file locations for common items like templates and symbols to the same location for both versions of the software. The version which is installed first will be the source for these file locations.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
22 days ago
While some of the common patterning commands like Linear Pattern and Circular Pattern can accomplish your modeling needs, sometimes a feature needs to be patterned along a face that has a custom curvature. The Curve Driven Pattern command allows you to pattern along a curve, which is extremely helpful when the pattern needs to be created on a non-planar face. Check out the video below to learn more!
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
25 days ago
SOLIDWORKS is a powerful tool for creating parts and features with complex geometries and structures. If you know how to use it, the process to create these shapes can be quick and very effective. Stuart, one of Cadtek’s Elite Application Engineers, will guide you through the creation of this paddle for use in Paddle-boarding, one of his hobbies outside of Cadtek. This two part tutorial came about while trying to solve a real world issue he had creating a GoPro camera mount for use when paddling
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
25 days ago
Photo Light Ring: This assembly was designed help provide uniform lighting for photographic purposes. The main plank part has examples of global variables and equations. It is also has an example of an “in context” cut. There is an example of a Circular Component Pattern in the assembly.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 month ago
Many of us SOLIDWORKS users would be considered “gear heads”, or high-tech enthusiasts, but some of us take our “gear headed-ness” to such a high level that our enthusiasm for all things mechanical just pours from our heart. This tutorial series is for you, the SOLIDWORKS user that says “Nay, I am not just a gear head, I’m a gear heart!” In this four-part series we’ll be building a functional geared heart pendant using mostly essential SOLIDWORKS features, with a few unique part and assembly
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 month ago
Welcome back to the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Step-Up series! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be discussing all things SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Today, the North America SOLIDWORKS Simulation experts will introduce us to nonlinear analysis. First, we will briefly discuss the differences between linear and a nonlinear systems and then, we will learn about the different shades of nonlinearity in structural analysis with demonstration examples.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 month ago
Does upgrading or uninstalling SOLIDWORKS give you nightmares? If you’re the type of SOLIDWORKS user that spends a large amount of time setting up file locations and custom tool bars, the idea of uninstalling or upgrading your version of SOLIDWORKS can sound like a scene out of a horror movie. Though just like a horror movie, there is a light at the end of the tunnel!
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 month ago
Have you ever tried to create a realistic image from the SOLIDWORKS rendering software but struggle to figure out why it doesn’t appear to be completely realistic? It has happened to me as well. I quickly found out that the scene was the main contributor to this. You can’t physically take a picture of your product floating in a generic environment, so it stands to reason that it won’t look realistic.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 month ago
With SOLIDWORKS World 2017 and 2018 being held in LA , I sure everyone feels the glitz and glamour that comes with Hollywood. In celebration of our amazing yearly event, we have made a few little Hollywood themed 3D printables. For this one we have used SOLIDWORKS and 3D printing to make our own little Hollywood sign replica. It was so cute, we got cheeky and made a second, but this one with the SOLIDWORKS logo!
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 month ago
SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect is a revolutionary technology that allows a user to directly open files and use models from other native CAD systems in their native format. This groundbreaking new capability, introduced as part of SOLIDWORKS 2017, allows you to unlock powerful new workflows for easier collaboration with your customers and vendors.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 month ago
Flow Simulation is a powerful tool for evaluating the thermal performance of any engineering design, whether you are heat treating metal, cooling down electronics, or keeping your engine at the optimum temperature the flow of fluids to transfer heat is easy to calculate with this easy to use SOLIDWORKS solution. In this example we’ll be testing a common problem in my household, bringing room temperature beer down to a drinkable temperature as quickly as possible. This video takes you through the
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 month ago
Chariot: This small but feature packed assembly consists of a few multi-body parts. The wheel and wheel boss are multi-body parts and have several examples of circular patterns. The chariot part is another multibody part made of extrusions and revolves features and has examples of the rarely used curve driven pattern and move face command. Other features in the parts include revolves, thins, full round fillets, split line curves, delete face and the combine command.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 month ago
I had a customer the other day who was looking for some standard parts to add to his SOLIDWORKS assemblies and the only information he could find was 2D data when doing internet searches. I asked him if he had heard of 3D ContentCentral and being that he was a newer SOLIDWORKS user, he had not. Once he went to the 3D ContentCentral site he was amazed at all the items he couldn’t find in any of his other searches.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 month ago
Many of us SOLIDWORKS users would be considered “gear heads”, or high-tech enthusiasts, but some of us take our “gear headed-ness” to such a high level that our enthusiasm for all things mechanical just pours from our heart. This tutorial series is for you, the SOLIDWORKS user that says “Nay, I am not just a gear head, I’m a gear heart!” In this four-part series we’ll be building a functional geared heart pendant using mostly essential SOLIDWORKS features, with a few unique part and assembly
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 month ago
#SWW17 License Plate: This model of a California license plate introduces the use of the Indent tool. Two forming Tools are created for stamping a license plate shape. Lettering features are created from pictures that were embedded into sketches and then traced using the “Sketch Picture” command. A thin sheet is stamped with the tools and the tools then discarded by using the “Delete/Keep Body
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 month ago