SOLIDWORKS Decals from Scratch

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Nearly every commercial product has some sort of product marking. It could be a rating plate, the brand name or logo, or instructions to assemble the batteries. Product marking can […]

How do I fix my scaling issues with SOLIDWORKS Drawings?

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I came across a very interesting issue recently (affecting some users starting in SOLIDWORKS 2020 and later) and have a solution should you come across it as well. One of […]

Iterate Quicker in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation using the Parameter Editor

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation is an extremely powerful tool. Studies can be setup quickly and run efficiently and accurately. As a result of its ease of use, customers can iterate and […]

SOLIDWORKS – Large Drawing File Size in SOLIDWORKS 2020/2021

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For some people and companies, this might not be a noticeable increase; but for others this could be a cause for alarm. Let me get to the problem: If I […]

Insert Any Image Type Into SOLIDWORKS Electrical – With Video Instructions

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In SOLIDWORKS Electrical, inserting a picture (rather than attaching one) requires the photo to be of type BMP or DIB. Inserting is a better method than attaching because if the […]

Mapped Drives not shown after installing SOLIDWORKS?

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After a new installation of SOLIDWORKS, you may find something looks unfamiliar. One of those items might be mapped network drives under My PC not showing. I hate that helpless […]

Tips and Tricks for Post Processing in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation makes the process of setting up, solving and post-processing a simulation study easy and intuitive. In this blog I will share some of my favorite tips and tricks […]

The “MacGyver” Tool for Your Turn/Mill-Turn Is “Continuous B Axis Turning” in CAMWorks 2021

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CAMWorks 2021 provides a new “Continuous B Axis Functionality” for Turn/Mill-Turn part models and assemblies which allow the toolpath generation by continuously tilting the B axis tool head capability which […]

Patterns: Changing Instance size with the Vary Sketch Option in SOLIDWORKS

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SOLIDWORKS has always had many ways to create dynamic, powerful pattern features. Buried in the options since almost the beginning of time, and sometimes forgotten, has been a “Vary Sketch” […]

Cheating My Way to Par Using SOLIDWORKS Motion and a Stratasys FDM 3D Printer

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I am what is known in golf as a “hacker”. If you are familiar with golf lingo, this means that I rarely play golf and I am quite bad at […]