SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Three Bend Corner Relief – #SW2018

SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Three Bend Corner Relief – #SW2018 SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal 2018 includes two enhancements to Three Corner Bend Relief, adding solutions for the corner flange challenges Sheet Metal designers run into. Corner Relief Display SOLIDWORKS 2018 enhancement to the 3 Corner Relief can now display a relief in the folded state when the radius is smaller than the default, whereas 2017 was limited to display only reliefs larger than cutout required to unfold […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS CAM – #SW2018

SOLIDWORKS CAM is another manufacturing staple of SOLIDWORKS Value Added Products, rebranded CAMWORKS a Gold-level solution partner since 1997 is the next step in completing the CONCEPT TO MANUFACTURING process. CAMWORKS built from ground up on WINDOWS using the same kernel as SOLIDWORKS is Industry leader since 1980. SOLIDWORKS Cam Standard Included with any SOLIDWORKS license that has a subscription service maintained, *2-1/2 axis, *Parts Only and *Tolerance Based Machining. SOLIDWORKS Cam Professional Is a purchased product, includes everything from […]

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SOLIDWORKS: How to Use 3DQuickTools – Sketch Tools

How to Use 3DQuickTools – Sketch Tools – 3 3DQPRESS and 3DQUICKSTRIP has always been the leading edge for customers looking to enhance SOLIDWORKS for Strip layout, Die, and Fixture design. In this Blog I am introducing some unknown feature called Sketch Tools. I will be explaining how to use Offset Face Boundary sketch function works, but as you can see, there are several sketch tools functions that the user can use to complete the task faster.   After creating a model as an example, start a sketch on […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Crashes – Windows 7 Users MicrOSOFT KB3186497

SOLIDWORKS Crashes   In Mid-June we started to see multiple SOLIDWORKS crashes on machines with Windows 7 that updated Microsoft Security Patch KB3186497 – Offline Installer .NET 4.7, we have tested SOLIDWORKS 2015, 2016 and 2017.   SOLIDWORKS has created a SPR#1032308 as shown below:     The .NET Framework can be hosted by unmanaged components that load the common language runtime into their processes and initiate the execution of managed code, thereby creating a software environment that can exploit […]

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SOLIDWORKS: 3DQUICKPRESS VERSION 6.2.2 HOTFIX

3DQUICKPRESS VERSION 6.2.2 Hotfix   With the new 3DQuickPress V6 6.2.1 and V6 6.2.2 HotFix, this release is design to run inside of SOLIDWORKS 2017.   This Installation will require a UI registry refresh to active the new Toolbar update. See the installation process to update the UI registry. This Hotfix is also Windows 10 supported. This Hotfix will only update 3DQuickPress version 6.2.0 to 6.2.2 by applying this patch.   3DQuickPress is always working on improving the user experience, with the new online seat registration […]

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SOLIDWORKS: 3DQuickPress Version 6.2.0 Installation

3DQuickPress Version 6.2.0 Installation This post was republished to CATI Tech Notes at 1:46:31 PM 4/5/2017 With the new 3DQuickPress V6 6.2.0 Installation, this release is design to run inside of SOLIDWORKS 2017. This Installation will require a UI registry refresh to active the new Toolbar update. See the installation process to update the UI registry. This Hotfix is also Windows 10 supported. System 3DQuickPress is always working on improving the user experience, with the new online seat registration to V6 the […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 What’s New: Sheetmetal Corner Relief – #SW2017

Sheetmetal Corner Relief   New in SOLIDWORKS 2017 is the updated Property Manager for corner relief, because there is a multitude of relief possibilities for different flange corners you needed a chart for “what works where”, the redesign Property Manager allows logical selection for 2 Bend or 3 Bend corner flanges with “Collect all Corners” auto selection.         Select the Corner Type, will separate the type of corner reliefs available for 2 Bend or 3 Bend. Scope is the selection […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 What’s New: Wrap Feature Enhancement – #SW2017

Wrap Feature Enhancement   Wrap Feature Enhancement: New in SOLIDWORKS 2017 is the ability to WRAP a text over COMPLEX SURFACES with a preview that displays a dot guide to show where the WRAP will start, also a redesign Property Manager with a logical order and large icons.   Included is the LEGACY WRAP functionally from SOLIDWORKS 2016 to continue WRAPPING SKETCHES over Cylindrical and Conical shapes, with 2017, SOLIDWORKS continues to roll out shiny new functionally to speed up conception […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 What’s New – Copy Multiple Components – #SW2016

In previous versions to insert a duplicate block or SHCS the user would select insert components drag and drop into the graphics area. With the new enhancement Copy Multiple Components the user can now select from the feature tree the components to duplicate in SOLIDWORKS 2016. Copy Multiple Components     1. The components I would like to copy for this exercise is Items 1 thru 4 and place them at positions 5.       2. In the FeatureManager design tree, Ctrl […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 What’s New – Sheet Scale – #SW2016

As found in previous versions, the sheet scale option has always been accessible from the Property Manager Button of a Drawing sheet. Instead of selecting or scrolling thru menus now you have direct access to Sheet Scale from the Status Bar in SOLIDWORKS 2016. Sheet Scale     1. To test, I have created a drawing to show the quick access to scale the sheet views.     2. Select the Status Bar scale.     3. Select scale as needed. We hope this part of the What’s […]

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