Patterns: Changing Instance size with the Vary Sketch Option in SOLIDWORKS

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SOLIDWORKS has always had many ways to create dynamic, powerful pattern features. Buried in the options since almost the beginning of time, and sometimes forgotten, has been a “Vary Sketch” […]

Cheating My Way to Par Using SOLIDWORKS Motion and a Stratasys FDM 3D Printer

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I am what is known in golf as a “hacker”. If you are familiar with golf lingo, this means that I rarely play golf and I am quite bad at […]

Saving Templates to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

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Utilizing approved templates can standardize the CAD information your users create. For organizations that are implementing the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, templates can be saved and shared through the organization’s 3DEXPERIENCE tenant. […]

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Meshing – Global Manual Settings: Part 2

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This blog continues the quest to understand the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh settings in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation that I initiated in my first blog. The focus there was on […]

SOLIDWORKS: Creating GD&T it’s easy

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What is SOLIDWORKS Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)? GD&T is the process of assigning dimensions and tolerances to features of a part in a way that makes it possible to […]

SOLIDWORKS Composer Detail views, round 2

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My co-worker Ryan Field put together a great blog on SOLIDWORKS Composer recently. He gave several examples on how to use the Digger tool to generate Detail views in your […]

Performance Evaluation with SOLIDWORKS Assembly

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As Application Engineers we are constantly asked for “best practices” and usually it’s around the topic of SOLIDWORKS Assembly performance.  Most of the time when people ask what they can […]

Create Compelling Detail Views in SOLIDWORKS Composer with the Digger

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SOLIDWORKS Composer is a great tool to help illustrate your technical documentation. One of the features that helps do this, which we will cover in this blog, is the ‘Digger’. […]

Documenting Twisted Pairs Within a Cable on SOLIDWORKS Electrical

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Continuing with my twisted pair theme from my last blog, Twisted Pair in Electrical 3D, let’s talk about how to document twisted pairs within a cable. When you add a […]

Rotate About Scene Floor, AKA “Why does my Rotate cursor look different in SOLIDWORKS?”

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I had unknowingly struggled with this SOLIDWORKS command for several months. I use “unknowingly” here not because I wasn’t aware that I was struggling (I very much was) but because […]