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

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

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

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

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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SOLIDWORKS: Rectangles with Construction Lines

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.   […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Revolving Open Sketches

Revolving Open Sketches in  SOLIDWORKS   What’s the craic, fellow SOLIDWORKS users?   Today, in honor of the upcoming Irish holiday, I have designed a hat that a leprechaun would wear. My leprechaun clothing line will be coming out later this year.     To create the hat, I did a simple revolved boss/base, starting with five lines, and a construction line to serve as the revolve axis. When I went into the revolve command, I got the pop up […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Replace Components Options

Replace Components Options   Welcome to the new year, SOLIDWORKS users. I always like to say, new year, new me. And this new me is curious as to what the heck the options for Replace Components do.   I know what Replace Component does; it’s a good way to update a component in an assembly that has gone through a revision or change. But what in tarnation does matching the name or manually selecting a configuration mean?     Well, […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Curve Driven Pattern

Curve Driven Pattern     Ho ho ho-ld up a second and take a look at the under-used, yet over-awesome Curve Driven Pattern.   Curve driven pattern does what no mere linear pattern can do. It allows the user to pattern a feature, face, or body following a curve. The curve can be generated from all types of features: a split line, a projected curve, a composite curve, a curve through reference points/XYZ, a helix/spiral, or even a 3D sketch. […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 What’s New: Dimensions – #SW2017

Dimensions   I’m here today to discuss dimensions, and basically let you know the future is now.   Here’s what I got for you:   -Arc Extension Line or Opposite Side:   With the arc extension line or opposite side selected you can attach the leader to an extended radius. If it is not possible, the leader will attach to the opposite side of the arc.     Option Unchecked:     Option Checked:     -DIN Ordinate Origin Circle […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 What’s New: Mate Controller Enhancements – #SW2017

Mate Controller Enhancements   Hello, and welcome, good readers, to the new and improved mate controller.   Mate controller has always been ballin’, but it just got better. Now, with SOLIDWORKS 2017, when you add different positions, you can create configurations at the same dang time.   Let me lay it out for you.   I’ve got my vise, holding a watermelon, like most vises do. And I want to move the clamp so that it grips tightly to my […]

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