SolidWorks Video Tips

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 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 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 »

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: 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 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 2010 Enhancement Highlights

SolidWorks 2010 Enhancement Highlights
August 24, 2009 22 Comments »

Well folks, it’s now officially August 24, 2009 and the NDA on SolidWorks 2010 has been lifted!  With this post, I’m going to just quickly highlight what I consider to be the most notable enhancements of SolidWorks 2010.  This post ... 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 Video Tip: Working with ProE files

SolidWorks Video Tip: Working with ProE files
March 19, 2009 25 Comments »

Yes…you read the title correctly.  For those of you who just fell out of your chair after seeing me mention another CAD system on this site, welcome back!  I work on a wide variety of projects and interface with a ... Read More »

BIG NEWS on Renaming Configurations!

BIG NEWS on Renaming Configurations!
February 28, 2009 10 Comments »

Well, it looks like SolidWorks slipped a little “enhancement” in on us.  While I’m not completely sure when this new feature was added, all indications point to SolidWorks 2009 Service Pack 2.0.  So what is this enhancement and WHY is ... Read More »