SOLIDWORKS Tools

Gear Creation Using the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox

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Hi Everyone! I recently had someone ask me how to use the gears that are supplied in the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox. This is a great question because gears have a lot of different parameters that are required to be created. The SOLIDWORKS Toolbox has these parameters already set up and just requires you to choose the input values for those parameters to create the gear that you need. These gears function similarly to the other Toolbox hardware and are in fact […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Defeature Tool

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Defeature Tool   Have you heard of the Defeature Tool in SOLIDWORKS? Many users have not. Read on for all you need to know about this tool and why you would use it.   The Defeature Tool allows users to remove details form a part or assembly and save the results to a new file that is a dumb solid. What’s a dumb solid, you ask? It’s a solid body without any feature definition or history. This less-detailed model is […]

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Time to check you graphics card driver

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With the release of SOLIDWORKS 2012 SP0.0 and companies updating to 2012 most people forget to check and make sure there graphics card driver is updated to its latest version.  So after you install the new version of SOLIDWORKS  check to make sure your using the latest graphics card driver as well.   This can be done a couple different ways but the easiest in my opinion is to utilize the SOLIDWORKS RX tool. To run the RX tool follow […]

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