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SOLIDWORKS contains a lot of features, but most users only use a small selection of them. In this tech blog I want to reveal a feature, which is relatively unknown to many users, but yet very powerful: Delete Face. It is a feature which I use often on day to day basis to solve some customer issues. Where to find it?
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 months ago
One of the more challenging parts of implementing a PDM System can be the introduction of legacy files into the Vault. Mapping revision properties that exist within SOLIDWORKS files to match the revisions within PDM has traditionally meant the use of APIs, complex migration workflows, or the manual incrementing of files. Without going through one of these processes, once checked in and transitioned, files migrated into the vault can have their revision variables incorrectly reset. So for example
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Who said CAD software couldn’t surprise you? Elite hi-fi manufacturers Bowers and Wilkins needed a simple way to add product imagery and illustrations to its user guides. Then it realised that SOLIDWORKS Composer makes it a cinch. Result?
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 year ago
HOW TO MAKE SPRING ANIMATIONS Occasionally we need to show animations of our assemblies that contain flexible parts, like springs, cables and hoses. Watch this video to learn about the powerful techniques to create the flexible part motion using in-context relations and the animation/motion tools. Written by Tim Newton, Senior Elite Application Engineer Symmetry Solutions Symmetry Solutions Symmetry Solutions, Inc. is your official SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software and training provider for the Upper
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
With PDM Standard now available to SOLIDWORKS customers on subscription, common product data management woes have been solved. To celebrate, sing along with CAPINC experts to their latest song parody, featuring Jimmy Buffet and Product Data Management. CAPINC CAPINC CAPINC was founded on one core principle: Provide the best solutions and services to assist our customers in designing and developing better products. CAPINC provides premier solutions and services in New England to assist our
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year 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
There are many adjectives I can use to describe my college experience: amazing, stressful, memorable, ridiculous, and broke, to name just a few. However, when I think back on some of the dorm rooms I shared, one word in particular comes to mind: CRAMPED. If you’ve ever lived in a dorm (and especially if you live in one now), you understand that space is a huge commodity. Every square inch you can gain is important.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
2 years ago
Those who attended SOLIDWORKS World may recall our mission to help the SOLIDWORKS community move beyond creating products and into the realm of designing experiences. Thanks to trends like big data and the Internet of Things, products can be so much more than customizable than ever before. It’s no longer about catering to an entire user base; product design is evolving to build products that users can adapt their own specific needs.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 years ago
There are numerous reasons to have more than one version of SOLIDWORKS installed and there are almost as many ways to manage those installs. This is what we here at Symmetry recommend to make sure they run as separate installations. 2014 splash 2015 splash So if you need to have more than one version on the computer it is best if all current installations are removed and all of the installation locations are cleaned out (it is not necessary to do this, but we recommend it.) If you are going to
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
2 years ago
test Changing line color and line weight does not have to be a difficult process! Actually, it was such a simple adjustment, it was wide open for an additional feature, so lofting was introduced to add some fun to the mix! Please note that the video is in HD and you can adjust the resolution by changing the gear in the tools section of video window. Please send us feedback!
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 years ago
Last month, Amazon invited its legions of customers to shop the future with the launch of a 3D Printing Store. Although the products range from quirky conversation pieces (personalized figures, phone accessories) to odd gimmicks (bird masks and a 3D-Rex dinosaur), the store’s existence validates a mainstream public interest in 3D printing. Sure the store might feel like the 3D printing Stone Age, but if you believe history repeats itself then designers will eventually strike gold. Beyond proving
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 years ago
Highlighting some Hidden Gems in the SolidWorks User Interface My model is gone! If you click or right-click a model and accidentally select “Hide” from the menu or toolbar, the model isn’t displayed. Running the cursor up and down the Feature Manager shows a temporary wireframe outline of each feature, but no model. Just use the same menu or toolbar to show the model again.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 years ago
Flip Normal SolidWorks 2014 gives you a lot of new options, but this one has been a long time coming: Flip Normal! You are no longer prey to Reference Plane normals dictated by the geometry from which they are spawn. The new Flip Normal option allows you to control the XY orientation of your sketches, the positive Z for your extrusions, and gives you the ability to better control mate alignment when replacing a components sketches and faces. You are the Commander!
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 years ago