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New Product: SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual

New Product:  SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual
January 22, 2013 5 Comments »

The BIG news of the day on Monday at SolidWorks World 2013 was the announcement of SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual.  Over the last three years speculation has run rampant since the now infamous “Cloud” announcement was made at SolidWorks World 2010. ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2013: Measure Tool

SolidWorks 2013:  Measure Tool
October 1, 2012 1 Comment »

If you look at the every day use of SolidWorks, I would think that the Measure Tool would rank among the most used features inside the software.  SolidWorks 2013 brings some very nice enhancements to the Measure Tool. The image ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2013: Mass Properties

SolidWorks 2013:  Mass Properties
September 13, 2012 4 Comments »

I’ve found that through the years of using SolidWorks across various industries, different toolsets are sometime utilized more with one type of product vs. another.  In recent years as I have moved into working with Aerospace & Space products, Center ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2013: Multiple Exploded Views

SolidWorks 2013:  Multiple Exploded Views
September 10, 2012 2 Comments »

In looking at all the enhancements included in SolidWorks 2013, there was one addition that I HAD to talk about first.  That is because this is an enhancement that I have wanted in SolidWorks since the day I began using ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2013 Preview: Center of Mass

SolidWorks 2013 Preview:  Center of Mass
August 22, 2012 No Comments »

The folks at SolidWorks are doing something a little different this year in that they are releasing a few details of SolidWorks 2013 EARLY.  You can find all the details over at the SolidWorks Blog. The first “preview” is the ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2012 – Select All

SolidWorks 2012 – Select All
April 22, 2012 14 Comments »

Its easy to overlook some things when you are browsing a 179 page What’s New Document. This was the case for me as I was looking through the SolidWorks 2012 What’s New document. SolidWorks 2012 adds a “Select All” feature ... Read More »

SolidWorks Electrical Routing – Part 3 (FINALLY!)

SolidWorks Electrical Routing – Part 3 (FINALLY!)
May 17, 2011 38 Comments »

Almost two years ago I posted two videos to the site detailing the use of SolidWorks Electrical Routing.  I had full intentions of producing a Part 3 but life as it does sometimes had other plans for me.  Finally after ... 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 »

SolidWorks 2011: Weld Bead – Part 1

SolidWorks 2011:  Weld Bead – Part 1
September 6, 2010 31 Comments »

So why would one “new” feature necessitate having a Part 1 and Part 2?  Its mainly due to the many different ways the feature can be applied.  SolidWorks 2011 introduces a new “Weld Bead” feature.  While you’ll find just a few ... Read More »

Part Numbers and Configurations

Part Numbers and Configurations
May 25, 2010 53 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: 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: Hole Wizard!

SolidWorks 2010: Hole Wizard!
September 28, 2009 14 Comments »

It’s been a while since I have had a chance to post.  I have been working some crazy hours on various projects.  Hopefully some of them I can share with you one day.  Its time to get back on track ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2010: Multibody Materials

SolidWorks 2010: Multibody Materials
September 4, 2009 46 Comments »

Way back in late 2002, SolidWorks users received what I call a “game changing” enhancement in SolidWorks 2003.  This was the version of SolidWorks that first introduced the ability to model multiple solid bodies in a SolidWorks part file.  Looking ... Read More »

SolidWorks Electrical Routing – Part 2

SolidWorks Electrical Routing – Part 2
July 13, 2009 26 Comments »

Most users of SolidWorks Electrical Routing use the product to determine wire & route lengths.  This video is a direct followup to the Part 1 video.  In this segment, we will take the 3D Electrical Harness that we created in ... Read More »