Who needs mate references? Anyone who is repeating the same mate selection process over and over think in terms of assemblies with repeating components.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
2 years ago
Who needs mate references? Anyone who is repeating the same mate selection process over and over think in terms of assemblies with repeating components.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
2 years ago
This month the CATI Dedicated Support Team took on the tools that are often missed when working with SOLIDWORKS Toolbox. These tools are Beam Calculations, Bearing Calculations, Structural Steel, Grooves, and Cams. The tools will be visible in the Tools, Toolbox pull-down menu when the Toolbox add-in is turned on. Toolbox Tools The calculators allow users to: Bearing Calculator – Calculate bearing capacity ratings and basic life values.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 years ago
With exciting new technology like Microsoft’s Hololens being recently revealed, I thought it might be useful to understand how SOLIDWORKS handles viewing of models and hopefully open up a discussion about how these new technologies might affect our design processes in the future. We’ll break this down into 4 categories. Orientation Perspective Camera Stereoscopic 3D, Augmented Reality, and the Future Orientation One of the first things I get asked by brand-new users is “How do I rotate the model
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 years ago
With exciting new technology like Microsoft’s Hololens being recently revealed, I thought it might be useful to understand how SOLIDWORKS handles viewing of models and hopefully open up a discussion about how these new technologies might affect our design processes in the future. We’ll break this down into 4 categories. Orientation Perspective Camera Stereoscopic 3D, Augmented Reality, and the Future Orientation One of the first things I get asked by brand-new users is “How do I rotate the model
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 years ago
In our most recent round of SOLIDWORKS Performance testing for SOLIDWORKS World 2015 we took a long look at video cards and how they interact with SOLIDWORKS. With most of our testing we look at the time to complete a set of actions within SOLIDWORKS. When testing video cards it is a little different as we need to look at Frames Per Second and the overall user experience of how a model responds and feels as it moves and rotates on the screen. We found a lot of interesting data in our testing but
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 years ago
Recently we upgraded our computers at the office and the debate came up as to what machines to buy. We had the group who wanted to go thin and lightweight then we had the group who want to go with the proven workhorses that we have used over the years. Ultimately we went with 2 different machines the Dell Precision M3800 for the thin crew and the Dell Precision M6800 for the rest of us. With the new machines in house we decided to do a head to head comparison to see if there is a performance
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 years ago
If you have a problem in SOLIDWORKS that you are finding very difficult to explain to your technical support team, then worry no further. Introducing the SolidWorks RX tool. With the SOLIDWORKS RX tool you can easily and simply capture system logs and video that will show your technical support representative how issues present themselves without creating a detailed step by step description. The tool takes a snap shot of your system configuration and processes along with a screen capture AVI
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 years ago
Want an easy way to speed up your SOLIDWORKS Modeling skills? Learn how to use a standard 3 button mouse to Zoom, Pan & Rotate. Figure 1 - Mouse Sure, you can always go to View -> Modify and choose one of the Zoom commands. But there is a better way!
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 years ago
Want an easy way to speed up your SOLIDWORKS Modeling skills? Learn how to use a standard 3 button mouse to Zoom, Pan & Rotate. Figure 1 - Mouse Sure, you can always go to View -> Modify and choose one of the Zoom commands. But there is a better way!
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 years ago
FeatureWorks Part 1: Automatic Recognition The FeatureWorks software is included within SOLIDWORKS Professional+. It works to recognizes standard or sheet metal features of imported “dumb” models. You can recognize standard or sheet metal features when importing from neutral file formats such as IGES, STEP, Parasolid (.x_t, .x_b), SAT, and VDAFS. You can use step-by-step recognition with automatic and interactive feature recognition or a combination of these methods.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 years ago
There is an excellent tool in Sheet Metal that can allow us to make completely round parts! Rolled Sheet Metal 2014 When you need to create large diameter round parts sheet metal may not be the first tool you’d consider, but it a great tool for this application. Consider a 3 foot diameter metal cylinder and how we could create this and create a flat patten using the sheet metal tools found in SOLIDWORKS Standard. There are some tips and tricks included!
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 years 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 2015 Beta – looking back 10 years ago While we’re all waiting for the beginning of this year’s Beta program (around the end of June) to discover and test all the new features in version 2015, let’s take a look back at what shook the world of SOLIDWORKS ten years ago. It is really amusing to see how what we now take for granted
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 years ago
Improve your speed and workflow by getting into the habit of using our top ten SOLIDWORKS user interface gems. These ten features are simple commands with little setup and learning involved, they are guaranteed to speed up your workflow. 1. Possibly the best one of the commands at your disposal is the “S” key;
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 years ago
SW-Logo duct-tape-couch redneck-bailing-wire SOLIDWORKS has a monthly 22 minute webinar series and for the month of May they have asked me to bring out some of my Redneck Workarounds. The presentation focuses on finding creative solutions and different methods of solving modeling and administrative problems. Attendees will learn how day-to-day modeling and administrative challenges are overcome with some inventive and sometimes bizarre methods. The goal is to inspire SOLIDWORKS users to think
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
4 years ago
SW-Logo duct-tape-couch redneck-bailing-wire SOLIDWORKS has a monthly 22 minute webinar series and for the month of May they have asked me to bring out some of my Redneck Workarounds. The presentation focuses on finding creative solutions and different methods of solving modeling and administrative problems. Attendees will learn how day-to-day modeling and administrative challenges are overcome with some inventive and sometimes bizarre methods. The goal is to inspire SOLIDWORKS users to think
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
4 years ago
So today I decided to go back thru and revamp one of my old workarounds for SolidWorks that is still relevant today. The article is based on support calls I have seen over the years and that is how to change the orientation of a part file. I broke this articles in two section because there are different methods, one for Imported Models and another method for Feature Based Models created in SolidWorks. Import-1 Imported Models The orientation of Imported Parts when brought into SolidWorks as we
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
4 years ago
So today I decided to go back thru and revamp one of my old workarounds for SolidWorks that is still relevant today. The article is based on support calls I have seen over the years and that is how to change the orientation of a part file. I broke this articles in two section because there are different methods, one for Imported Models and another method for Feature Based Models created in SolidWorks. Import-1 Imported Models The orientation of Imported Parts when brought into SolidWorks as we
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
4 years ago
So your computer is a little out dated. Maybe it’s time to think about a new one? But with all those choices, where do you start? And, how do you make sure it will work with SolidWorks 2014?
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
4 years ago