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SolidWorks 2012: Drawing Enhancements

SolidWorks 2012:  Drawing Enhancements
November 13, 2011 4 Comments »

In many companies, Drawings are still were “the rubber meets the road”.  Let’s take a look at what I think will be some of the more popular enhancements to the Drawing and Detailing area of SolidWorks 2012.  I’ve tried to ... Read More »

SolidWorks Tip: Import DXF/DWG Set Origin

SolidWorks Tip:  Import DXF/DWG Set Origin
March 15, 2011 7 Comments »

I ran across this today when importing a DXF file from a vendor.  I’m not quite sure how long it has been there, but this is the first time I have noticed it.  When importing a DXF/DWG file  you are ... Read More »

DraftSight Officially Released

DraftSight Officially Released
February 23, 2011 6 Comments »

Dassault Systemes today took the “Beta” wraps off DraftSight and have announced it’s full release. With this full release you also get a few enhancements.  Those enhancement include: Trapezoid command API Support (Only included with the paid Premium Pack) Localization ... Read More »

Part Numbers and Configurations

Part Numbers and Configurations
May 25, 2010 52 Comments »

If you do a little searching around the net, there are many discussions on the subject of internal company part numbers.  Many of the discussions center around the great debate of intelligent part numbers vs. unintelligent part numbers.  I’ll dive ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2010: Sketch Pictures in Drawings

SolidWorks 2010:  Sketch Pictures in Drawings
May 17, 2010 34 Comments »

With my schedule relaxing a bit, I’m finally back in the groove and am excited to bring some new posts to the site.  This one is kind of a “reminder post” of a new feature in SolidWorks 2010 that is ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2010: Awesome Tables!

SolidWorks 2010:  Awesome Tables!
February 21, 2010 59 Comments »

Sometimes when testing newer versions of Software you discover some “unreported” enhancements that really can be a time saver.  That type of enhancement is the source of this post, but first we’ll take an overall look at the enhancements to ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2010: Mouse Gestures

SolidWorks 2010: Mouse Gestures
October 13, 2009 17 Comments »

Today we are going to take a look at perhaps one of the most underrated new features of SolidWorks 2010, the Mouse Gesture Wheel.  While this new tool has gotten some good press in recent weeks, its hard to gauge ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2010: Drawing Dimension Enhancements

SolidWorks 2010: Drawing Dimension Enhancements
August 30, 2009 27 Comments »

As I said in my first post on SolidWorks 2010, Drawings received A LOT of enhancements!  Today we are going to take a look at a few of them that relate to dimensioning. Rapid Dimension is a new option that ... Read More »

SolidWorks World 2009 Presentation: Custom PCB Design with SolidWorks

SolidWorks World 2009 Presentation: Custom PCB Design with SolidWorks
February 15, 2009 4 Comments »

This year at SolidWorks World I gave a presentation on Custom PCB Design with SolidWorks.  It covers not only useful features in SolidWorks that can help make the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design process faster, but also recommendations on the ... Read More »

The S Key Experiment – Part 3

The S Key Experiment – Part 3
December 21, 2008 10 Comments »

The S Key Experiment continues for me and in this post we dive into Part 3 which covers using the S Key shortcut menu in the Drawing environment of SolidWorks 2009.   In case you missed it, I covered the Part ... Read More »

SolidWorks Video Tip: 2009 BOM Restructure

SolidWorks Video Tip:  2009 BOM Restructure
October 5, 2008 6 Comments »

SolidWorks 2009 has been out long enough now that most of the “major” enhancements have probably been talked about on quite a few sites across the web.  Here’s an enhancement that I have noticed hasn’t gotten much press.  That enhancement ... Read More »

SolidWorks Video Tip: 2009 Title Block & Custom Properties

SolidWorks Video Tip: 2009 Title Block & Custom Properties
August 21, 2008 17 Comments »

I’m sure if you have read any of the SolidWorks Blogs in the past couple of weeks, you have probably heard of the new Custom Properties Task Pane window in SolidWorks 2009.  The interface for this window is completely customizable.  ... Read More »

SolidWorks Tip: Converting Drawing Views

SolidWorks Tip:  Converting Drawing Views
January 8, 2007 7 Comments »

When working in SolidWorks sometimes it is necessary to convert Model Views in a Drawing to Vector entities (lines and arcs) so that the view is NOT tied to the geometry of the solid model. An example of this would ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2007: Relative View

November 3, 2006 12 Comments »

For those of you that use the Weldment functionality in SolidWorks, there is a nice little enhancement that has been included in SolidWorks 2007. The Structural Member functionality in Weldments allows you quickly create weldment frames using a multi-body approach. ... Read More »