SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – ISO Tolerance – Modifying Symbols – #SW2019

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Welcome back to our SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New Blog series. Today I will be introducing an enhancement that will help significantly with the documentation of your designs by improving the communication of your drawing tolerances. When you need to manufacture high precision parts, detailed tolerances are critical to ensure that the highest degree of accuracy is achieved. Therefore, SOLIDWORKS 2019 has added the ability to place ISO Tolerance modifying symbols and other text directly onto dimensions and tolerances. Let’s look […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Configuring Routing Components – #SW2019

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If you haven’t used Configure Component, I would have to say now is the time. Configure Component is a user-defined PropertyManager for parts and assemblies that have more than one configuration. It enables you to select the configuration of a component when you place it in an assembly. You define Configure Component PropertyManagers in the Configuration Publisher dialog box. So, you ask. What is Configuration Publisher? It is a tool that can help define and navigate you thru picking specific configurations at the assembly level or when downloading a model from 3D […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Modifying Decal Mapping – #SW2019

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Now in SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2019, you can add decals with spherical, cylindrical, and label mapping just like you can with SOLIDWORKS decals! Label mapping maps decals onto model faces, including multiple contiguous non-planar surfaces, in a way that is analogous to placing an adhesive label on a real part, with no stretching or shrinking. Spherical mapping maps all points on a sphere. Cylindrical mapping maps all the points to a cylinder. To adjust the mapping, simply click and drag your […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Enhanced Remote Load/Mass Property Manager – #SW2019

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation offers a wide range of Loads to best mimic real-world conditions. Within this list of loads is the Remote Load/Mass. Remote Load/Mass is a load type that allows a user to define a load outside of the geometry being analyzed. The user specifies the location that the Load/Mass is applied and the load values. The connection between the Load/Mass and the geometry can be rigid (includes moments), or directly transferred. New for 2019 the Remote Load/Mass property manager […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Treehouse – #SW2019

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This year SOLIDWORKS Treehouse 2019 has seen some great enhancements to both the interface and functionality. If you are unfamiliar with the tool, SOLIDWORKS Treehouse enables you show or create assembly hierarchy structure in a graphical manner. In 2018 you could drag and drop part, assembly, and drawing documents onto existing assemblies, or create brand new assemblies showing related components and links BEFORE any geometry was created. You could also edit file properties of existing documents, as well as add […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Improved Problem Capture in SOLIDWORKS Rx – #SW2019

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When SOLIDWORKS is not behaving properly, SOLIDWORKS Rx is the best tool to understand crashes and other problems and find how to address those problems head on. For SOLIDWORKS 2019, the Rx Problem Capture portion of SOLIDWORKS Rx was enhanced. Let’s check it out! Go to START > All Programs > SOLIDWORKS 20XX > SOLIDWORKS Tools > SOLIDWORKS Rx. Where XX is your version year. You can also access SOLIDWORKS Rx from the Task Pane inside the SOLIDWORKS application under SOLIDWORKS […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Specifying Tolerances for Hole Wizard Holes – #SW2019

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 is on the way and will be released in just a few weeks. We are always excited to show you the new features that will immediately change the way you design your products. Some of these new features will get lots of attention while other enhancements can be overlooked. While It might not be flashy, it can be just as useful when a longtime feature gets a subtle addition. This is especially true if it is a feature […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Blog Series – #SW2019

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The new release of SOLIDWORKS 2019 is just a month away and here at Computer Aided Technology the Tech Team is excited for this release. We have been working hard to find the best new features that SOLIDWORKS 2019 has to offer and are looking forward to sharing them with you and the SOLIDWORKS community. Starting TODAY, the CATI Tech Team will be starting our 5th annual What’s New Blog Series. The Tech Team is shooting for close to 90 […]

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How to display part level simulation results in SOLIDWORKS Simulation?

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There will be a point when you have a cluttered assembly and viewing your SOLIDWORKS simulation results can be difficult. In the past I have resorted to hiding and showing certain parts just to get a good view of the stress or displacement results. This method can be tedious but effective. Let’s take a look at the process. In Figure 1 we have an assembly that has all its parts shown. Now if you want to show the stress results […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Spring into Action – Creating Custom Springs

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Sometimes the mood strikes to dabble in custom spring design. In this article we’ll talk about SOLIDWORKS helical controls and how to use them to get the spring design we’re going for. First, let’s create a simple spring with no frills. Start by sketching a circle and then inserting a helix.     It is up to the user to decide which settings the basic helix will be defined by (e.g. pitch and revolution, height and revolution, etc.).   Create […]

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