Customizing View Orientation in SOLIDWORKS

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I am sure everyone has run across the scenario before when you are trying to look at your SOLIDWORKS model and the orientation is not how you want it. This can be frustrating, as you have to continually rotate the model and not use the standard views. There are two possible ways this could happen. First, you could have got yourself into this situation by not paying close enough attention when you started your model. Hopefully this is not the […]

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Connect Your SOLIDWORKS Manufacturing Ecosystem with SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018

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Connect Your SOLIDWORKS Manufacturing Ecosystem with SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 A few years ago, I wrote some introductory blogs on a newer product in the SOLIDWORKS portfolio: Inspection. Those blogs highlighted the benefits of SOLIDWORKS Inspection, in general, and specifically in both the Add-In and Standalone version. You can read those blogs here: (Blog 1, Blog 2, Blog 3). In this blog, I am going to focus on the Add-In for SOLIDWORKS Inspection. The new enhancements in 2018, you will find, […]

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SOLIDWORKS MBD: The next step in the evolution of part definition

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SOLIDWORKS MBD: The next step in the evolution of part definition Have you ever stopped to wonder why we create 2D drawings? Sure, before the advent of 3D modeling, hand sketching or 2D drawing software was all we had, so that made sense. Once 3D CAD was introduced, revolutionizing how we design, we still had to translate that information to manufacturing. So, ok, it made sense to create 2D drawings of those models, as to not upset the apple cart […]

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