Attention Greater Cincinnati, It’s Meeting Time

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The last Thursday, 29th of July, is the Greater Cincinnati User Group meeting. The meeting will be hosted at Harris Corporation, Broadcast Communications Division and will start at 5:30. The address of Harris Corp is 4393 Digital Way, Mason, OH 45040 Here’s the Agenda: 1. 5:30pm to 6:10pm – Networking, food and drinks 2. 6:15pm to 6:25pm – Host, Harris Corp., BCD Welcome – Dave Koontz 3. 6:30pm to 7:30pm – Multi body part modeling vs assemblies and how it […]

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Quick surface curved 2 directions

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Here is a super easy way to make a surface that is curved in 2 directions. The Boundary Surface command makes you think that it needs 2 curves in each direction, but all that is really required is one each way ! From THIS: To THIS: Piece of cake !! If you want to learn other awesome SURFACING tips & tricks, you should attend 3DVision Technologies Advanced Surfacing class next Thursday & Friday (June 24 & 25) in the Cincinnati […]

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Want to be more Flexible?

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I know you’re all good SOLIDWORKS user and use sub-assemblies all the time…right?  Sub-assemblies improve performance because SOLIDWORKS doesn’t need to solve all the mates of the sub-assemblies.  The less top-level mates the better you will be. Well let’s say you need to show some motion of a sub-assembly but you get the message that it is fully defined. You can make the sub-assembly behave like a top level assembly.  You will need to RMB on the sub-assembly and choose […]

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The SOLIDWORKS Upgrade Zone

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Take this man Jimmy. Jimmy is the top gun engineer at his company. Last night Jimmy’s IT department upgraded his SOLIDWORKS installation from SOLIDWORKS 2008 to 2009. Let’s watch to see how much faster Jimmy is with the new upgrade.

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