SolidWorks Reviews

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 2012: Drawing Enhancements

SolidWorks 2012:  Drawing Enhancements
November 13, 2011 5 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 Electrical Routing – Part 3 (FINALLY!)

SolidWorks Electrical Routing – Part 3 (FINALLY!)
May 17, 2011 39 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 Electrical Routing – Part 1

SolidWorks Electrical Routing – Part 1
July 7, 2009 19 Comments »

After talking about it for quite some time here on the site, today marks the first installment on a series of posts on SolidWorks Electrical Routing.  In this first example I guide you halfway through the creation of an Electrical ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2009 SP2!

SolidWorks 2009 SP2!
January 19, 2009 13 Comments »

Well, Friday night just happened to be the perfect time for me to upgrade our seats at work to SolidWorks 2009 SP2.  Overall things went smoothly and I was on my way home in time for some awesome pot roast ... Read More »

First Look: PhotoView 360

First Look: PhotoView 360
August 13, 2008 27 Comments »

Yesterday I posted a Sneak Peek of PhotoView 360 and today I am posting a First Look of PhotoView 360.  PhotoView 360 Beta is now available for download at the Customer Portal so the rest of the NDA has been ... Read More »

Sneak Peek: PhotoView 360

Sneak Peek: PhotoView 360
August 12, 2008 24 Comments »

Over the past week or so as I have been reviewing a few of the enhancements of SolidWorks 2009, I have had to hold back what is perhaps my FAVORITE new addition to SolidWorks.  Now that part of the NDA ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2009: Weldments

SolidWorks 2009: Weldments
August 11, 2008 13 Comments »

The Weldment functionality received some significant upgrades in SolidWorks 2009.  The general result of these enhancements will be less time spent by the user generating Structural Members and less time needed to trim/extend components. The first change we will take ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2009: Split Feature

SolidWorks 2009: Split Feature
August 8, 2008 12 Comments »

If you have used various commands to split parts in previous versions of SolidWorks you will especially appreciate the enhancements to the Split Feature in SolidWorks 2009.  When you split a solid body into multiple solid bodies using the split ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2009: Instant3D

SolidWorks 2009:  Instant3D
August 7, 2008 19 Comments »

Instant3D was introduced to the SolidWorks community in SolidWorks 2008.  Naturally in the first revision since then there are a few new enhancements which are sure to come in handy.  Instant3D can now be utilized in Assemblies!  Using Instant3D you ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2009: CommandManager & PropertyManager

SolidWorks 2009:  CommandManager & PropertyManager
August 6, 2008 4 Comments »

Some welcome options have been added to SolidWorks 2009 in the areas of the CommandManager & PropertyManager.  First lets start off with the CommandManager.  SolidWorks has added the capability to dock the CommandManger on the left and right sides of ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2009: Goodbye Colors. Hello Appearances!

SolidWorks 2009: Goodbye Colors. Hello Appearances!
August 5, 2008 29 Comments »

One of the WELCOME changes in SolidWorks 2009 is the “consolidation” of Colors and Appearances.  Colors/Optics have actually been removed from the software with Appearances left behind to manage it all.  As I pointed out a few weeks ago, in ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2009 Enhancement Highlights

SolidWorks 2009 Enhancement Highlights
August 4, 2008 45 Comments »

IT’S TIME!  12:00AM August 4, 2008.  Although I figured very few people will be reading this when it is posted, I wanted to make sure it got out in my subscriber e-mails which go out in the middle of the ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2008: Colors and Appearances

SolidWorks 2008: Colors and Appearances
June 29, 2008 12 Comments »

If you frequent any of the SolidWorks forums around the web you have probably seen discussions relating the differences and nuances of Colors and Appearances in SolidWorks 2008.  This is a subject that does have a few users up in ... Read More »