SOLIDWORKS Interference Detection Limit

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If you’ve used SOLIDWORKS, you have probably used Interference Detection; it’s a great tool for finding static interferences in assemblies. (It can be found on the Evaluate Command Tab). If you’re like me, sometimes you will mate your components and they will overlap in some way, but it will not be overtly obvious. Interference detection can help reveal what is intersecting so that you can fix the problem. Even a super useful tool like Interference Detection has its limits though, […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Patterns-Assembly – #SW2019

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Circular Component Patterns: Now, in the circular component pattern command, you can include a second direction. It is possible to use the spacing from direction one with the symmetric button, or to choose your own spacing with spacing and instances. Custom Properties in a Mirrored Assembly: You asked, SOLIDWORKS responded. Now in SOLIDWORKS 2019 you can create an opposite hand version of your part with the mirror command and bring in the custom properties from the original. The custom properties […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Trim Entities Enhancements – #SW2019

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In SOLIDWORKS 2019, the trim entities tool has been improved. The new options make it easier to keep the sketches being trimmed fully defined. #newyearnewtrim The first improvement: Keep trimmed entities as construction geometry. What this does is allows you to convert anything you are trimming into construction geometry. The second improvement: Ignore trimming of construction geometry. This option saves all your construction lines and arcs from being chopped out. These options maintain dimensional relations and some geometric relations depending […]

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SOLIDWORKS VISUALIZE Professional Post-Processing Tools

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Who needs Instagram filters or Photoshop skills anymore when you have SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional post-processing tools? How to: Open your model/project. Go to the cameras tab on the right. Under the filters subtab, you have to check “Enable Post-Processing.” There will be seven different filters to change. Default for comparison: 1. Vignette: Darkens the edges of the image with a gradient to the center, creating a shadow on the edges of the camera’s field of view. (More perspective on a […]

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SOLIDWORKS Limit Mates

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Limit mates, what are they, and how do you use them in SOLIDWORKS? A limit mate is used to allow a component to move within a certain range. There are two types, the angle limit mate and the distance limit mate. For how to use them, see below: Go to the assembly command tab and select the mate command Expand the advanced mates group-box and select angle/distance limit mate Select the two planes/faces/edges for mating Select starting position Select maximum […]

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SOLIDWORKS Xpress Tools Product Codes

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SOLIDWORKS Xpress Tools Product Codes Would you like to use an Xpress product, such as SimulationXpress, FloXpress, DFMXpress, or DriveworksXpress? Of course you do, you clicked on this article. Here’s the express way of getting to your Xpress Tools: Click on whichever product you want to use under the Tools menu. Once you select the product, SOLIDWORKS will guide you to the website: My.solidworks.com/xpress where you will log in or create an account. Once you have logged in, you will […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Task Scheduler Supports Additional File Formats – #SW2018

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Task Scheduler Supports Additional File Formats #SW2018 #BLESSED SOLIDWORKS 2018 Task Scheduler can import and export more file formats than ever. Check it out! FYI, some of these file types have their own tab in task scheduler where more options for export can be selected. You just need to select “Options” after filtering to the desired file type. An example for ACIS is found below. I hope this part of the What’s New series gives you […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Customizing Description for Bounding Box Properties – #SW2018

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Customizing Description for Bounding Box Properties – #SW2018  Now in SOLIDWORKS 2018, you can customize the default description settings of bounding box properties for new/existing sheet metal/solid cut list bodies. You just follow me, and I’ll show you the way. Go to your system options, and in the Document Properties tab, choose Weldments. To change description for solid bodies: Under the bounding box properties section, clear use default description. In the description filed, overwrite Plate […]

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SOLIDWORKS, Hole Callout In A Section View

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SOLIDWORKS Tutorial: How to Put a Hole Callout In A Section View Hello friends, listen up while I teach you a thing. Here is how you can put a hole callout on a hole inside of a section view. 1. Use the model items command to get the hole callout in the parent view. Model Items can be found in your annotation command tab. 2. Create a note in the section view. (Also found in the annotation command tab). 3. […]

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SOLIDWORKS RECTANGLES WITH CONSTRUCTION LINES

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SOLIDWORKS RECTANGLES WITH CONSTRUCTION LINES Hello fellow geometry enthusiasts, I’m here, once again, to blow your minds. I have drawn hundreds of rectangles in SOLIDWORKS, heck maybe even thousands, and never have I noticed the option to “Add Construction Lines.” This little option can create construction lines from the midpoints or from the corners for any rectangle type. I’m talking corner, I’m talking center, I’m talking parallelogram, I’m talking three point center, I’m talking three point corner, all of these […]

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