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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Repurposing at file export

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    The other day I got one of those questions.  "I got a question, Bob. Can you take the points from a spline and save them out to a text file?" I was good up to the save them out to a text file. My brain threw the parking brake, "Ok say that again". You should always ask someone to repeat themselves when you think they are asking a stupid question. “So the real question was, “The user needs to get […]

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