Strategy 2: Develop skills and retain talents Equally as important as choosing the right CAD tool to support your operations is putting it in the hands of skilled designers and engineers. No matter how automated technology becomes, product design will remain a creative, innovative process that depends upon the contributions of talented, highly skilled professionals. As a CAD leader, you are responsible for providing your team members with the tools that they need to perform their jobs successfully. It’s also […]
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.
Using weldments for woodworking is actually very effective and extremely fast in comparison to normal modeling methods. The added benefit is that when you
If you need a high resolution screen capture but do not need a photo realistic render using PhotoView 360, SOLIDWORKS gives you an easy way to accomplish this. When saving as a graphics file, such as jpeg, select the Options button.