MultiBody Parts in SOLIDWORKS

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One of our customers brought up a very interesting problem recently. What he wanted to create was some structural reinforcement inside of a sheetmetal fabricated arm. He wanted to have a toothed shaped feature that would interact with and be welded to the sheet metal as an internal reinforcement, but creating the part interface manually could be quite time consuming. Rather than do it manually, we tried out creating it as a multibody part that we split up after the fact.

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High Resolution Output in SolidWorks

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If you need a high resolution screen capture but do not need a photo realistic render using PhotoView 360, SOLIDWORKS gives you an easy way to accomplish this. When saving as a graphics file, such as jpeg, select the Options button.

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Cylindrical Sheet Metal

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You can generate cylindrical sheet metal geometry pretty easily within SolidWorks. The key though is to design it in place. The first step is to define a sketch that is a single arc, as shown below. Make sure to split the arc somewhere. In my case I

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First CSWEs in Oregon and Washington – Shounco Design AE’s

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We are proud to announce the Shounco Design Studios application engineers are the first Certified SOLIDWORKS Experts in the states of Oregon and Washington. “A Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert is someone who easily demonstrates the ability to utilize advanced functions and features to solve complex modeling challenges inside SolidWorks. A CSWE will be well rounded in their knowledge of all areas of the SOLIDWORKS software. A CSWE is able to solve practically any modeling problem given to them, and is traditionally the go-to SOLIDWORKS user among their colleagues.”

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