Using weldments for woodworking is actually very effective and extremely fast in comparison to normal modeling methods. The added benefit is that when you
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.
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.
SOLIDWORKS has a number of tools to generate belt and drive systems, particularly in drafting them two dimensionally. We
Making a spring that will actually move is generally going to use up a lot of horsepower on your computer. I wouldn
Another method of creating a constant pitch spring (one a bit more versatile in that it can be bent around objects) is with the sweep rotation method. First I
Springs are a tricky object in SolidWorks. Not only do they eat up lots and lots of memory, but they
Spheres in an assembly can ruin just about anyone
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
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.”