SOLIDWORKS Costing Template Editor

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  I recently joined a project to learn more about SOLIDWORKS Costing. I was surprised that there was not much information available for costing templates. This blog is a summary of the template editor used with SOLIDWORKS Costing. SOLIDWORKS Costing is a SOLIDWORKS Professional/Premium feature that allows users to create product estimates and quotes. It allows you to make design decisions including how the part will be manufactured to reduce part costs and has many more added benefits like automatic […]

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Design Intent: Part II

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This is a continuation of Design Intent: Part I, which you can read by clicking this link here: The order in which these can be read does not particularly matter. In Part I, we used the geometry of a STEP file to create weldment bodies to match our design intent and communicate meaningful information downstream. In Part II, we will look at SOLIDWORKS Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR) tool. SOLIDWORKS possesses the ability to translate neutral file formats, or “dumb” solids […]

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Design Intent: Part 1

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Part I I am working with a client who sees the power and value from SOLIDWORKS over AutoCAD Inventor. How to deal with legacy data is always a massive pain point for customers, however. They soon will no longer be able to access data that is still in the native Inventor file format (.iam, .ipt) that their previous CAD software utilized and must find other methods of retaining their intellectual property. Where possible, I suggest converting the files into Parasolid […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New – Creating Alternate Position Views for Parts

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In SOLIDWORKS 2019, the designer would need to create multiple model items or sheets to depict different configurations of a part. As SOLIDWORKS continues to improve, our goal is to also improve how effectively we can communicate designs in a collaborative environment. With SOLIDWORKS 2020, drawings get an important upgrade. You are now able to overlay an additional configuration in the same model view. These modifications can give others a clear indication of different stages throughout the manufacturing process of […]

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