SOLIDWORKS Drawing: How to Show Multiple Sheet Numbers in the Title Block

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How to Show Multiple Sheet Numbers in the Title Block   Often drawings consist of multiple sheets. Most users like the drawing templates to automatically update with the correct sheet and total number of sheets our drawings consist of.  It’s a very simple process to link those properties.  Here’s how it’s done! This drawing is 1 sheet. The lower area of the title block verifies that it’s Sheet 1 of 1. Most often, users want to add more sheets to a […]

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Helical Sheet Metal Modeling

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Ever needed to model a helical shaped bent/twisted/rolled sheet metal part in SolidWorks?  Sounds like fun huh?  Actually it is pretty simple with a few little tricks and the Lofted Bends command.  Start by creating a helix based on a height and revolution.  As I am working with a single part for auger flighting, I am creating my shape for 1 revolution with the intent of add multiple instances in an assembly for final welding.  Second, I will create two […]

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How to Start a Sheet Metal Part?

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Occasionally we get calls from people on how to do something, like start a sheet metal part, but they've not had the training class for that yet. In this post I'll try to share the very basics of starting a sheet metal part. It certainly won't cover everything and isn't meant to be a replacement for training, but it's something for right now. – Check out the attached 10 minute video. Download Sheet_Metal-How_to_Start

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SOLIDWORKS Weldment

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SOLIDWORKS Weldment SOLIDWORKS : Milter Flange Command SOLIDWORKS, a unique 3D mechanical CAD program which runs on Microsoft Windows has become one of the most popular computer aided design software surpassing all its competitors like those of pro/engineer, unigraphics etc. and has emerged as the main product of mechanical CAD market. Introduced in 1995, it has reached great heights in a very short period of time because of the quality and cost it provides to its users. SOLIDWORKS is very […]

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