A Way to Stay in the Middle

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Oreo cookies, grilled cheese, and jelly donuts. What do these things have in common besides tasting great? They all have stuff in the middle. You may have some designs where you need geometry between 2 faces. SOLIDWORKS has a feature that you might not know about. It’s the Mid Surface feature. What it does is create a surface between 2 faces. The surface will move if the two faces move. It is located under Insert>Surface>Mid Surface. With the surface in […]

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Using the Wacom Cintiq with SolidWorks

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In efforts to provide more valuable content to our followers, we decided last year that we would begin making some instructional YouTube videos.  Being the natural guinea pig that I am, I decided to give it a go.  This was just going to be a rough draft version full of spelling errors and horrible editing simply to get some initial feedback from the boss.  Well, almost a year later you might have noticed some of the nice short videos that […]

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A Rib Discovery

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So, you know how (in 2009) you can specify the thickness of a drafted rib at the wall interface?  I always figured it found the thickest portion of the rib after the draft was applied and set that to the inputted thickness value…  That’s not how it works though!  It’s actually dependent on the sketch line that it’s created from.  So now, if your rib is going to extend into multiple flat surfaces, it DOES matter where you place the […]

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