Multi-Body Design Library Features

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New for SOLIDWORKS 2013 is the capability to store library features as multi-body files.  This works great for adding plates and mounting feet to weldment part files.  The process for making one of these library features couldn’t be easier.  I’m going to walk you through the steps for making a foot plate to insert inside of a rectangular structural profile. First you want to make a base extruded feature in a new part to simulate the type of placement you […]

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Overlapping patterns with filets.

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When creating a circular patterns in SolidWorks there is a limitation that the resulting pattern of extrusions and filets cannot overlap on to itself. However there is a trick we can use to get around this. Instead of patterning the feature we can pattern the body. This will give us a set of individual solid bodies that can overlap. Then the combine command can be used to turn that set into a single solid model. Thanks, Jordan Nardick, CSWETechnical AnalystComputer […]

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Multibody BOM With Cutlist

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    So you’ve built this awesome set of cavity and core blocks with the Mold Tools in Solidworks.  You did everything in the right order. Imported your neutral file from your customer. Fixed up the missing geometry for molding (because there is always some thing not quite right) Added shrink. Parting line Etc.   Multibody Cavity Build       Check, were all good. You get to the end of your workflow and you would like to show your “Multibody  Exploded view” new […]

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