Direct Editing

Coping with Non-SOLIDWORKS User’s Data

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A few weeks ago I was approached about writing an article for engineersrule.com regarding Coping with Non-SOLIDWORKS Users Data a topic I’ve presented the past couple of years at SOLIDWORKS World. If you’re interested in working with other data from dumb solids to other native CAD files it’s worth taking a look. I had a blast writing it and you can check it out here: https://www.engineersrule.com/coping-with-non-solidworks-data/ Brandon Nelms Application Engineer Computer Aided Technology, LLC

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Simple Methods for Editing Imported Solids

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As an Application Engineer with Computer Aided Technology, I often work with customers who have received files with intermediate file formats like; IGES, Step, Parasolid, etc., and they want to know how to either modify or re-engineer the solid models or assemblies in SOLIDWORKS. Here are a few simple steps that can be performed to prepare the model for modification: Perform import diagnostics. Remove cosmetic fillets. Remove unwanted holes. Before opening any of these intermediate file types check in the […]

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Direct Editing on Imported Geometry

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Imported data can become parametric with direct editing tools inside of SolidWorks.  If you are moving from a different CAD system or if you work with many different file types, you may need to modify them.  This modification can be moving a hole or changing the depth of a cut or virtually anything else. SOLIDWORKS has a feature called “Move Face” which does the direct editing.  You can offset faces, move faces linearly, or rotate faces.  It can be found […]

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