industrial design

Fit Splines: Are There Any Limits?

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Hello Everyone! I would like to a moment to discuss an interesting but often overlooked command inside of SOLIDWORKS. That command is called the Fit Spline command. Now most of you have heard about splines but you may not be aware of the “Fit Spline”. “Fit Spline” is interesting in that you can take just about any sketch geometry and turn it into a spline by using this command. This can be a great way to get the functionality of […]

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Santa’s Sleigh Reimagined (again!!) with SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer

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In this past weeks edition of 3DVision’s How To Solve It webinar series, I built off of Ryan Field’s webinar on designing the front cowling of Santa’s sleigh in traditional SOLIDWORKS surfacing, and showed how amazingly fast, easy, and FUN it is to build it in SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer! PLUS since I ended up with so much extra time on my hands I had to one up Ryan and go ahead and build a whole new entire sleigh. Check out the webinar […]

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SOLIDWORKS Tricks For Modeling and Editing Webcast

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Join us on January 19th, 2012 from 12pm-1:30pm Central Time for our first CATIpult webcast of the new year.  This month's presentation, Gaming the System – Tricky Tricks for Modeling and Editing- presented by Ed Eaton, is an exploration of unexpected and devious tricks for editing SOLIDWORKS models, reorganizing history, and reverse Engineering from scans/imported models. You will learn useful techniques employing things like deliberately sabotaging features and creating place-holding geometry as work-arounds for vexing every-day problems. Register For This […]

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