SolidWorks Tips

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: 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 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 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: User Interface Enhancements

SolidWorks 2011:  User Interface Enhancements
October 22, 2010 12 Comments »

Although in general, the User Interface is the same when comparing SolidWorks 2010 to SolidWorks 2011, there are some subtle differences.  Lets start with one of the most simple, yet effective enhancements.  I’ll bet  you thought I was going to ... 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 Help in your Browser!

SolidWorks Help in your Browser!
October 28, 2009 15 Comments »

As reported here a few months back, SolidWorks 2010 introduced an option for Online Help.  The Online Help has some enhanced search features which includes sorting by subject and links to the Knowledge Base.  In addition to that, because it ... 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 »

ALL NEW SolidWorks Community (Forum)

ALL NEW SolidWorks Community (Forum)
July 16, 2009 18 Comments »

Users of the SolidWorks Forums were treated to a NICE upgrade today with the launch of the revamped forum which has been renamed to “SolidWorks Community”.  With the new features of the forum, I feel like the new name fits ... 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 »

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 Video Tip: Roll View

SolidWorks Video Tip: Roll View
June 29, 2009 15 Comments »

I’m sure all of us have had this happen before.  You stroll around through the UI of your favorite software package and find a button that somehow you have missed seeing before.  I have never claimed to know everything there ... Read More »

SolidWorks Tip: Heli-Coil Tap Drills

SolidWorks Tip: Heli-Coil Tap Drills
March 30, 2009 28 Comments »

Here’s a GREAT SolidWorks Tip that was brought to my attention on the latest project I am working on.  When you work in the commercial design world, you don’t often run across the need for the use of Heli-Coil inserts.  ... Read More »