3D SCANNERS IN EDUCATION

As we move toward the future of manufacturing and design, consumers are demanding a more 4.0 Industry trend. This new trend takes old industry models and leaves them in the dust and at the forefront of it all, technology is setting the pace. The impact that technology has had on today’s schools has been quite significant. This widespread adaptation of technology has completely changed how teachers teach and students learn. By embracing and integrating technology in the classroom, we are […]

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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2019 & Top 10 Enhancents

The two most exciting times at SOLIDWORKS World for a SOLIDWORKS user is when they preview what will be coming in the NEXT release of the software, and when they announce the results of the Top 10 Enhancements voting. Last week at SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2018 in Los Angeles they did the What’s New in 2019 a little different and split it up among the 3 days. Here is WHAT’S, hopefully, NEW IN SOLIDWORKS 2019: Interference Detection in Multi-body parts!  (no […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Inspection Standalone – #SW2018

SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Inspection Standalone – #SW2018 SOLIDWORKS Inspection Standalone 2018 introduces some fantastic new productivity enhancements. The user interface is improved for added clarity. Menus, dialogs, and buttons are updated, more consistent, and resize properly. You can now work directly with native 2D drawings formats, without having to convert them to TIFF or PDF first. The following formats are supported. AutoCAD (dwg/dxf) PTC drawing files CATIA V5 drawing files. Characteristic information can now be extracted instantly […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Ready to Get Involved? Early Experience Tools

Ready to Get Involved? SOLIDWORKS Early Experience Tools   This month I would like to share with you a little bit of the SOLIDWORKS pages that are less traveled. This is an exciting time, currently the 2018 Beta program is running and we also have a 2017 SP4 EV going.   Get Involved Here >>     Many times you will run into issues that are fixed in an upcoming service pack. The service pack is coming but the problems […]

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SOLIDWORKS: eDrawings Markups

eDrawings Markups This Blog article will walk you through adding markups to a drawing, saving those markups, inserting them into SOLIDWORKS, and then removing them from SOLIDWORKS. Publishing a Drawing to eDrawings You will find this option in the FILE pulldown menu of your open SOLIDWORKS document, it will say “Publish to eDrawings”. Once it is published to eDrawings, we can add markups with the option to add a comment. When directing someone to the view your markup is referencing, […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Do You Use Selected Contours?

Do You Use Selected Contours in SOLIDWORKS?   Even though many SOLIDWORKS users take advantage of Selected Contours when creating different geometry, I often see Selected contours not being utilized and overlooked. Maybe this is due to being unaware of the functionality or just not fully understanding how to use it.   When creating sketches in SOLIDWORKS, most users create multiple closed contours within the sketch and don’t realize it. What does a closed contour entail? Closed contours are any boundary […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Importing DimXpert Into Drawings

Importing DimXpert Annotations into Drawings Views   Recently we ran into an issue where we wanted the DimXpert annotations in a Drawing using the dimensions that were already place in the model. This is not too hard to do, but the option to do so is not exactly where you would think it would be.   I’m going to use a simple part for this example.       After you place your View, go back, and select the view […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Time to FLEX Your Modeling Skills

Time to FLEX Your SOLIDWORKS Modeling Skills I wanted to take the time to introduce to you a rarely used but incredibly powerful weapon in the SOLIDWORKS arsenal. With the FLEX feature at your disposal you will be able to transform your solids into fantastic shapes, only limited by your imagination. I will walk through the basics of the FLEX command and show you how it will deform even complex solids in an intuitive manner. There are four types of […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Do you WRAP? Not like JAY-Z or Lil Wayne

Do you WRAP? Not like JAY-Z or Lil Wayne   The Wrap feature in SOLIDWORKS is great if you are trying to project a sketch without any distortion around a surface and cut or add material to that part. It supports any face which is planar, cylindrical, conical, extruded, or revolved.   Let’s go thru the step to create a Wrap feature.   First, let’s create a new sketch and add some text. You cannot create a Wrap feature from an open contour sketch. […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Assemblies Slow to Open – Searching for References

Assemblies Slow to Open – Searching for References   There are a few reasons why your SOLIDWORKS assembly file might take longer to open than you expect. It could be due to hardware, file management, or even some system option settings. One easy thing to check is the file reference setting in the SOLIDWORKS system options.   When SOLIDWORKS is opening an assembly file, there is a very specific order that the software is following as it searches for all […]

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