SolidWorks Tips

SolidWorks Tip: 3D Sketcher Triad

SolidWorks Tip:  3D Sketcher Triad
September 6, 2006 3 Comments »

Have you ever been frustrated when trying to manipulate splines in 3DSketches? I think most of us who have used them have felt that way from time to time. Most of that frustration can stem from the view orientation of ... Read More »

SolidWorks Tip: Save As Part

SolidWorks Tip:  Save As Part
August 30, 2006 20 Comments »

Just because a feature has been in SolidWorks for quite some time doesn’t necessarily mean that it is well known throughout the user community. One great example of this is the Save As Part feature. I’ve found quite a few ... Read More »

SolidWorks Tip: Delete Face

SolidWorks Tip:  Delete Face
August 8, 2006 14 Comments »

One of my favorite tools in SolidWorks is the Delete Face command. It probably has too many uses for me to list them all here but what I use them for mainly is surface reconstruction in SolidWorks native files and ... Read More »

SolidWorks Tip: Chamfer Feature

SolidWorks Tip:  Chamfer Feature
August 5, 2006 9 Comments »

If you have ever tried to add a Chamfer Feature to multiple edges of a part in SolidWorks, this tip might just be for you. Unlike Fillets which seem to be more commonly used, Chamfers can turn out quite different ... Read More »

SolidWorks Tip: Area/Hatch

SolidWorks Tip:  Area/Hatch
August 2, 2006 10 Comments »

There are a few things that I discovered recently about the Area/Hatch command in Drawings that I thought I would share. There are a couple of different ways to apply hatches. How you select the area can effect the options ... Read More »

Keyboard Shortcuts – TRY IT!

June 15, 2006 4 Comments »

One of my favorite “customizations” of SolidWorks is programming my own keyboard shortcuts.  If you want to save some significant time in model and drawing creation, give it a try!  To access keyboard shortcuts in SolidWorks right click any toolbar ... Read More »