Bounding Boxes are not for Weldments alone!!

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SOLIDWORKS 2013 introduced the “Bounding Box” feature in Weldments.  A bounding box is a 3D sketch that defines the smallest box in which the part fits. The truth is, you can use the bounding box for ANY kind of part! With this feature, you no longer have to manually find the stock size for parts. There are only a few easy steps to create the Bounding Box feature. When the part is modeled (or imported), turn the part into a […]

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Sheet Metal “Grain Direction” / Coil Direction

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Here is another reason to read the "What's New" document (p.50-52) with each release of SolidWorks. 😉 With SOLIDWORKS 2011 there is a prominent new feature for your sheet metal blank, the "bounding box". This is the smallest rectangle that the parts blank("flat pattern") will fit. The "bounding box" is a sketch found under the Flat-Pattern feature and can be toggled on/off.   In addition to the new "bounding box" sketch, there is a new option in the property manager for the Flat-Pattern […]

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