SOLIDWORKS: Defeature Tool

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Defeature Tool   Have you heard of the Defeature Tool in SOLIDWORKS? Many users have not. Read on for all you need to know about this tool and why you would use it.   The Defeature Tool allows users to remove details form a part or assembly and save the results to a new file that is a dumb solid. What’s a dumb solid, you ask? It’s a solid body without any feature definition or history. This less-detailed model is […]

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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2011: DEFEATURE

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I just built this great model, now you want me to do WHAT ?! Defeature it ?? Yep, that’s right, SOLIDWORKS has come out with a tool to get rid of all the small details in your part. Why would you ever want to do this ? Perhaps you are going to share this model with someone who needs to build “around” it, but you don’t want them to see all the intellectual data INSIDE of it… Perhaps you have […]

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