Ten Strategies for Becoming an Effective CAD Leader – Part 2

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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 […]

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How to create a Decal Mask using Paint.NET

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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.

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High Resolution Output in SolidWorks

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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.

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