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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
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
Problem: I want to backup my SOLIDWORKS settings regularly. Currently, I have an alarm set and once a month I run Copy Settings Wizard*, but I’d really like to just put it on a schedule and forget about it. Solution: Write a simple batch file and run that through SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler** as a Custom Task on a daily, weekly, or monthly schedule. I know this sounds like a lot, but if I can do it, you can do it.
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
Learn SOLIDWORKS Mouse Gestures Most of us don’t use SOLIDWORKS with any sort of fancy, new-fangled, professional 3D mouse. Instead, we make due with a standard, two-button mouse that probably comes with a scroll wheel and maybe a couple of other buttons. Does this make us any less important? Of course not!
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
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
Reverse Engineer Modeled Parts FeatureWorks How Stuff FeatureWorks, Part II Part 2: Interactive Recognition Prerequisite, Part 1: Automatic Recognition So now that we know a bit more about FeatureWorks, lets look at how we can make it work around our own ideas and design intent. Here you can see that I’ve inserted the same part as before in an assembly. Notice that that the position of the mounting tab falls off the weldment. Lets see how we can use FeatureWorks to deconstruct and rebuild this
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
Time ticks away. The fast pace of today’s design world is not for the faint of heart, nor for the slow of fingers. Today’s pace calls for fast eyes, and faster fingers. Today’s pace calls for The Fastest Hands in the East.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 years ago
Sometime you wish you could have your company logo in 3D but not just in 3D but animated. SOLIDWORKS has a the power to deliver your vision!
SOLIDWORKS Tech 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