When you create a section view in a SOLIDWORKS drawing, the faces through which you are cutting will be displayed differently than the faces beyond the section plane. This is often achieved through hatching. The hatching is usually a series of inclined lines running across the cut faces, though the style depends on the material being cut. Drafting standards dictate what pattern to use for a particular class of material, so from the hatching you can identify the type of […]
The advanced Stratasys Insight software is available on all F370 and Fortus machines. Within the Insight software, there is a wide array of options and customizations that can be unleashed. Insight software can be a stand-alone installation or launched within GrabCAD Print. In GrabCAD Print choosing the Apps on the main menu bar and selecting Launch Insight (shown right) will launch the latest version of Insight (you must have an Internet connection for Insight to launch). For a comparison of […]
SOLIDWORKS makes it easy to customize the interface so you can work more efficiently. Did you know you can add your own tab in the CommandManager? It only takes a few easy steps. Most customization of the CommandManager is done when the Tools, Customize, Commands dialog is up, similar to customizing regular toolbars. Let’s make a new tab. Right mouse click on one of the Command Manager Tabs and click Customize CommandManager in the dropdown. […]
Sometimes it’s the little things that can make your day. Thanks to a co-worker, I recently discovered that you can customize the look of the icons in your Command Manager ribbons. So I thought I’d document it for the world to enjoy. You may have gone to Tools > Customize to bring up the Customize interface, where you can customize your Toolbars, Commands, Menus, and Keyboard & Mouse Gesture shortcuts. But did you know that while this dialog is open […]
Have you ever noticed the small downward arrows at the bottom of a right click menu? Is it possible to view the entire context (right mouse button menu) without pressing the downward arrow? Yes! With a document open, pull down the Tool Menu and pick Customize. In the Customize dialog box, click the Options tab. Under Shortcut customization, click the Show All button. Now, all the menu items will be displayed. Neil BucaloTechnical AnalystComputer Aided Technology, Inc.
Years from now we’ll be sitting around the campfire telling our grandchildren of how EPDM 2009 was the version where they greatly improved the SOLIDWORKS addin. The kids won’t believe us when we tell them how hard our lives were before. That little pane in the bottom of the task pane is pretty sweet eh? …but did you know you can customize it? You can add additional variables to display here too! (By default we only get Description) In SOLIDWORKS, […]