Hi Everyone! I recently had someone ask me how to use the gears that are supplied in the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox. This is a great question because gears have a lot of different parameters that are required to be created. The SOLIDWORKS Toolbox has these parameters already set up and just requires you to choose the input values for those parameters to create the gear that you need. These gears function similarly to the other Toolbox hardware and are in fact […]
I’m very excited to tell you about this SOLIDWORKS 2022 enhancement. It has to do with the ability to add draft across parting lines. SOLIDWORKS provides multiple methods for adding draft and there are several uses for adding draft to solids. I’m going to show you some of the advantages of this new enhancement to the Draft feature. To show off this new feature we need to review some of the methods for adding draft to solids. Method 1. Adding […]
Understanding how your sketch relations affect your model will help you avoid errors and unwanted results. Without the proper sketch relations, some commands will fail, results will twist or deform, or break later on in the editing process. The two sketch relations that most commonly get misused or mixed up are Coincident and Pierce. It can be challenging to know when to use the coincident or pierce relationship because in some situations they do appear to behave the same way. […]
Step by Step instructions for Installing SolidNetWork License Manager 2012.
With the release of SOLIDWORKS 2012 service pack 3 many are just now ready to upgrade to 2012. One way to keep up on all the new features is to turn on the interactive what’s new guide inside of SolidWorks.
The basics behind surface modeling is that you must create each face or surface of the model individually. For very simple models like the cylinder shown below that
Ironically, you probably will not find how to do this from the SOLIDWORKS help files, so I will provide it for you here. Note: I was able to discover the answer to this by posting this issue to the SOLIDWORKS forums*. It took a few days for someone who knew the answer to generously provide it. But it saved me hours of manual note editing.
7 Easy Ways to Speed Up Sketching. 1. Customizing the S-Key and the mouse gestures
By default Decals are fully opaque so they’ll block all of the model behind them. Decals have controls to adjust their overall transparency but what if only a portion of the decal is transparent, this is where a Decal Mask file come to play. A Decal Mask is a black and white image of the original decal where the black areas of the decal are transparent and the white areas are opaque.