SOLIDWORKS 2019 Installation Guide Part 6 – PCB

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SOLIDWORKS PCB has 3 parts. SOLIDWORKS PCB is the Application used to design PCBs. SOLIDWORKS PCB Services is the ‘bridge’ that connects PCB to SOLIDWORKS and allows users to be set up. SOLIDWORKS PCB Add-in is the SOLIDWORKS Add-in that allows you to work with the data within SOLIDWORKS. This is automatically installed in SOLIDWORKS provided you’re running 2016 SP3 or newer. If Installing a new instance, you can choose the Individual option: If adding SOLIDWORKS PCB to an existing installation you will choose the ‘Modify the individual […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – More Tools for Preparing Meshes – #SW2019

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 gives more options when working with mesh bodies. We can import a graphics body mesh file as seen here: We used to be extremely limited in what we could do with graphics bodies. Now the Mesh Modeling tab on the CommandManager gives us additional options: The Scale/Cut With Surface commands will not create a feature history, and instead will directly modify the imported mesh. I created a planar surface at the origin and then moved it to the […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Exploded Views – #SW2019

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 provides additional control over Exploded Views within assemblies. There is now a tree that works like the FeatureManager Design Tree. You can roll back & forward through steps in your exploded view, drag & drop to reorder, add steps in different locations. You can even suppress explode steps. Follow along with the assembly below to see the new features in action. As you can see, the assembly below contains an exploded view. We can roll back to earlier […]

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SOLIDWORKS Threads

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From time to time designs will require threads. Threads can be fascinating to look out, but all threads are not created, nor behave, equally. Take the below: These are 5- 1”-8 threaded rods that are 12” long. These were all created in different methods. Starting with the top and going clockwise, they are 1 – Simple extrusion with cosmetic threads applied 2 – Extruded rod with a revolved thread cut and patterned 3 – Rod with the thread command cutting […]

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What is Marketplace Make in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform?

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One of the tools on the 3DExperience platform is Marketplace Make. Marketplace Make is a utility for sourcing out 3D Manufacturing for your models, or for getting your name out there as a service provider to make models for someone else. This can be 3D Printing, CNC Machining, Injection Molding, Sheet Metal, Laser Cutting, or more. To start with getting a part made, you’ll select the files that you want made (stl, obj, stp, step, 3dxml, catpart, or sldprt). You […]

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SOLIDWORKS FloXpress

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FloXpress is a utility included with every level package of SOLIDWORKS. It can be used to determine fluid/air velocity in a system. Being an Xpress product, it has some limitations, namely that it can only have a single inlet and a single outlet point. It also won’t allow you to view an average velocity at the outlet, but you can view the velocity at various points within. Let’s say we want to view possible designs for a fluid offset. We […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018: Installation Guide Part 6 – PCB

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Installation Guide Part 6 – SOLIDWORKS PCB SOLIDWORKS PCB has 3 parts.SOLIDWORKS PCB is the Application used to design PCBs. SOLIDWORKS PCB Services is the ‘bridge’ that connects PCB to SOLIDWORKS and allows users to be set up. SOLIDWORKS PCB Add-in is the SOLIDWORKS Add-in that allows you to work with the data within SolidWorks. This is automatically installed in SOLIDWORKS provided you’re running 2016 SP3 or newer. If Installing a new instance, you can choose the Individual option:   If adding SOLIDWORKS PCB to an existing installation […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Show last open times – #SW2018

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Show last open times – #SW2018 SOLIDWORKS 2018 will now allow you to view the last open time of files. You can see this when hovering over a file in the Open dialog in SOLIDWORKS, or within Windows Explorer. This will work only for files that have been opened and saved in SOLIDWORKS 2018 or newer. In addition to seeing the data when mousing over a file name, you can also add a column in […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Treehouse Enhancements – #SW2018

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Treehouse Enhancements – #SW2018 In 2018, SOLIDWORKS has enhanced Treehouse for easier use. Some of these enhancements include a list view (similar to how files would appear in Pack & Go). The functionality still exists in the list view including opening and copying documents. Columns can be hidden in the list view as well. The list view does not show suppressed files and you cannot change the active configuration. In the tree view, you can […]

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Updating SOLIDWORKS Sheet formats

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There are 2 ways to use drawings templates and sheet formats in SOLIDWORKS. The first way is the way SOLIDWORKS is setup by default. You select your drawing template and then select a sheet format. The second way is to have a saved template that already contains a sheet format. If you use the default way, then this blog article won’t apply to you. Have you ever tried to change something in your sheet format and when you start a […]

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