Silhouette Entities is a powerful new sketch tool that was added in SOLIDWORKS 2020 and has not yet received the full credit it deserves. I expect plenty of seasoned designers might not be aware of it. Hopefully, this post will help change that and develop up some appreciation for Silhouette Entities. We will explore this command by comparing it to some other sketch tools we have more familiarity with. Silhouette Entities creates sketch geometry by projecting the outline of bodies […]
The saying, “Save early, save often” will most likely always be important for SOLIDWORKS users, but it is not uncommon that we forget to save and might lose work in unfortunate events. Luckily, SOLIDWORKS Auto-recover is here to help. You might have heard of the Auto-recover function that is built in, but does anyone actually know how to use it? The general answer seems to be, “No.” Auto-recover can be a very valuable tool and really save you a headache […]
With SOLIDWORKS World just a few weeks away and if you are looking for a reason to justify to your company why you should attend SOLIDWORKS World this year, the team at Computer Aided Technology and InFlow are giving you 18 quality reasons to attend. The Technical Teams from CATI and InFlow have 18 different presentations this year. If you are not familiar with SOLIDWORKS World it is SOLIDWORKS annual 3-day conference that you can join more than 5,000 of […]
7 years ago, in 2011, Ketul, one of our Application Engineers, did a blog on the fact that there are two SOLIDWORKS origins: 1 red and 1 blue. Have you noticed? Here is the original link if you’d like to read it. https://www.cati.com/blog/2011/03/why-is-there-two-origins-in-a-sketch-one-red-one-blue/ Now that we’ve established that there are truly 2 origins, have you ever tried to select an origin and it would not select it? Happened to me recently. Here’s the plain truth…. Red Origins (located on a […]
When I was asked to write an article about Free SOLIDWORKS Tools. The first thing that came to mind was, “well this is going to be a short article.” Yeah… there were more than I expected… First let’s look at the SOLIDWORKS free tool offerings 1: MySOLIDWORKS.com My SOLIDWORKS.com is an aggregator for all things SOLIDWORKS. It allows you to search through YouTube.com, SOLIDWORKS User forums, user blogs, and may other forms of SOLIDWORKS information at one time. It also […]
Streaming video for the entire “What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2012” is available from our website!! If you weren’t able to make it to one of our many local live events or you would like to pass it on to your colleagues to review, it is available here: http://www.3dvision.com/solidworks-products/3d-design Enjoy !
If you are student looking for a way to learn or better yet improve your SOLIDWORKS skills, the 2011-2012 SOLIDWORKS Student Edition is now available for purchase. For as little as $139 you get a 12-month student license which includes SOLIDWORKS Premium software and SOLIDWORKS Simulation design validation tools just to name a few. With SOLIDWORKS skills you will have a clear advantage in the engineering or industrial job markets. The easy-to-use SOLIDWORKS Student Edition lets you sharpen your skills […]
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