Converting & Offsetting Just Got a Whole lot Easier!

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A great new enhancement in SOLIDWORKS 2016 that is sure to save you a lot of time with OFFSETTING and CONVERTING entities into sketches is the ability to SELECT INNER LOOPS. As you can see in the example below, all you need to do now is select the face and choose the new SELECT ALL INNER LOOPS button (or the Inner Loops One by One option) and you will get the inner and outer selections of the face!  Previously, you […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Bend Control of Translated Sheet Metal

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Often we translate models from other systems that are sheet metal parts but we don't always get all the controls we would like. If a part has an existing bend after translation for example, we're often stuck using that size bend. In this video, you'll see how we can import a sheet metal type part, remove the bend BEFORE Converting to Sheet Metal so that we end up with bend radius control.     Computer Aided Technology, Inc.

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How Do You Batch Convert Files to the Latest Release of SolidWorks?

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With each new release of SOLIDWORKS, the file format is updated to take advantage of the latest performance upgrades, Each time a file is opened that has not been saved in the new release, a message will appear that this is an older file. Customer's continually ask what is the easiest way to convert all their files at once. The Easy Solution – SOLIDWORKS Task SchedulerYou can create a task to convert files from an earlier release of SOLIDWORKS to […]

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