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How to Modify Section Hatching in SOLIDWORKS Drawings

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When you create a section view in a SOLIDWORKS drawing, the faces through which you are cutting will be displayed differently than the faces beyond the section plane. This is often achieved through hatching. The hatching is usually a series of inclined lines running across the cut faces, though the style depends on the material being cut. Drafting standards dictate what pattern to use for a particular class of material, so from the hatching you can identify the type of […]

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Using PBR Materials in SOLIDWORKS Visualize

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Using PBR Materials in SOLIDWORKS Visualize PBR or Physically Based Rendering materials are a set of shading models that attempt to create a higher level of realism and rendering quality and provide a standard for materials across multiple rendering programs. Tech Tip: It is possible to create your own PBR Material by going to Add > New Appearance and choosing PBR Material as the Appearance Type. However, it is highly recommended to use one of the many available PBR Materials […]

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Setting Preferences and Customizing Stratasys Insight Software

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The advanced Stratasys Insight software is available on all F370 and Fortus machines.  Within the Insight software, there is a wide array of options and customizations that can be unleashed.  Insight software can be a stand-alone installation or launched within GrabCAD Print. In GrabCAD Print choosing the Apps on the main menu bar and selecting Launch Insight (shown right) will launch the latest version of Insight (you must have an Internet connection for Insight to launch). For a comparison of […]

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Achieving Extreme SOLIDWORKS Performance

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SOLIDWORKS World 2019 has come and gone. By now most of us have returned to work and the daily grind. Now it is time to take that new trick or skill that you learn or take another look at the many products or partners we discovered. Yes, the platform may be changing, but the core tools we have grown to love are still the foundation on which we continue to expand. Over the last week, dozens of presentations were given […]

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You Need to Use SOLIDWORKS Shortcuts

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Life is full of shortcuts but those typically don’t work out well for anyone.  Well that’s not the case with SOLIDWORKS shortcuts.  There are many places to use shortcuts in parts and sketches. Think about how you create a model in SOLIDWORKS.  You choose a sketch plane, start a sketch, find a sketch entity to use, add some dimensions, then extrude that sketch into a feature. You do this over and over again until the model is created.  But during […]

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You Need to Use SOLIDWORKS Shortcuts

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Life is full of shortcuts but those typically don’t work out well for anyone.  Well that’s not the case with SOLIDWORKS shortcuts.  There are many places to use shortcuts in parts and sketches. Think about how you create a model in SOLIDWORKS.  You choose a sketch plane, start a sketch, find a sketch entity to use, add some dimensions, then extrude that sketch into a feature. You do this over and over again until the model is created.  But during […]

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Flow Simulation ‘Replicate Condition’

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New for 2014 a user has the ability to apply a single Boundary Condition to multiple instances of the same part.  This is a great time saving tip.  No more manually adding the same Boundary Condition to instances of the a part. With your setup you can assign Boundary Conditions such as an “Inlet”, “Outlet”, and “Heat Source” to  “Part1 “(face/volume) for example. Simply Right Mouse Button the Boundary Condition and select “Copy to Component Instance”. The Boundary Condition auto […]

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Flow Simulation ‘Replicate Condition’

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New for 2014 a user has the ability to apply a single Boundary Condition to multiple instances of the same part.  This is a great time saving tip.  No more manually adding the same Boundary Condition to instances of the a part. With your setup you can assign Boundary Conditions such as an “Inlet”, “Outlet”, and “Heat Source” to  “Part1 “(face/volume) for example. Simply Right Mouse Button the Boundary Condition and select “Copy to Component Instance”. The Boundary Condition auto […]

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SOLIDWORKS Settings for DriveWorks

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I don’t know if this is new or not, but it is the first time I’ve seen it documented anywhere… The DriveWorks help file now has a list of recommended SOLIDWORKS settings for use when DriveWorks is generating your new CAD files: http://docs.driveworkspro.com/Topic/InfoSolidWorksSystemOptions I’m always teased by my friends because I don’t read the “classics”. Crazy. I love snuggling up to a good help file on a cold wintry evening.

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SOLIDWORKS Settings for DriveWorks

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I don’t know if this is new or not, but it is the first time I’ve seen it documented anywhere… The DriveWorks help file now has a list of recommended SOLIDWORKS settings for use when DriveWorks is generating your new CAD files: http://docs.driveworkspro.com/Topic/InfoSolidWorksSystemOptions I’m always teased by my friends because I don’t read the “classics”. Crazy. I love snuggling up to a good help file on a cold wintry evening.

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