SOLIDWORKS 2015 What’s New – Weldment End Caps #SW2015

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New to SOLIDWORKS 2015 is the addition of an Internal End Cap option. Previously we could create two types of End Caps; "Outward" and "Inward". Now in SOLIDWORKS 2015 we can create an End Cap with a New "Internal" option which will build an End Cap to fit the inside of a tube and optionally offset the recess. Above is a preview of the End Cap Property Manager in 2014. Above is a preview of the End Cap Property Manager […]

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Multi-Body Design Library Features

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New for SOLIDWORKS 2013 is the capability to store library features as multi-body files.  This works great for adding plates and mounting feet to weldment part files.  The process for making one of these library features couldn’t be easier.  I’m going to walk you through the steps for making a foot plate to insert inside of a rectangular structural profile. First you want to make a base extruded feature in a new part to simulate the type of placement you […]

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Multibody BOM With Cutlist

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    So you’ve built this awesome set of cavity and core blocks with the Mold Tools in Solidworks.  You did everything in the right order. Imported your neutral file from your customer. Fixed up the missing geometry for molding (because there is always some thing not quite right) Added shrink. Parting line Etc.   Multibody Cavity Build       Check, were all good. You get to the end of your workflow and you would like to show your “Multibody  Exploded view” new […]

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Creating a view of a single structural weldment in Solidworks

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If you create a structural member in SOLIDWORKS 2012 that has two or more members mitered to each, it causes the drawing view of that structural member to show all the members that are mitered together. The first picture that you see there was created using one structural member/one group. However what if you wanted a drawing view of just one of those members and not all of them you would either have to split them up into multiple structural […]

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Free Weldment Profiles!

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Back in January, when Jordan Tadic published his cut lumber library for use as weldment profiles, the CAD community went crazy! For a brief period of time there was concern that we may need to get a larger server to help handle the additional page requests. Did you know you can get weldment profiles from SolidWorks? – significantly more than the few you get by default when you install SolidWorks. Go to the design library, expand “SOLIDWORKS Content” and browse […]

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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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