Category: SolidWorks Video Tips

  • SolidWorks 2012: Drawing Enhancements

    SolidWorks 2012:  Drawing Enhancements

    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 keep the descriptions short and sweet because like me, I’m sure many of you don’t […]

  • SolidWorks Electrical Routing – Part 3 (FINALLY!)

    SolidWorks Electrical Routing – Part 3 (FINALLY!)

    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 several friendly reminders from readers via e-mail and comments on the site, I have released […]

  • SolidWorks 2011: Weld Bead – Part 1

    SolidWorks 2011:  Weld Bead – Part 1

    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 similarities between the PropertyManager options of the old “Fillet Bead” and the new “Weld Bead”, […]

  • SolidWorks 2010: Awesome Tables!

    SolidWorks 2010:  Awesome Tables!

    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 Tables in SolidWorks 2010. As reported in my SolidWorks 2010 Enhancements Highlight article, all Tables […]

  • SolidWorks 2010: Mouse Gestures

    SolidWorks 2010: Mouse Gestures

    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 how useful this command can be until you actually use it.  The Mouse Gesture wheel […]

  • SolidWorks 2010: Hole Wizard!

    SolidWorks 2010: Hole Wizard!

    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 with introducing some of the new features of SolidWorks 2010. Today we take a quick […]

  • SolidWorks 2010: Multibody Materials

    SolidWorks 2010: Multibody Materials

    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 back now, it is sometimes hard to imagine SolidWorks without it.  The way SolidWorks handles […]

  • SolidWorks 2010: Drawing Dimension Enhancements

    SolidWorks 2010: Drawing Dimension Enhancements

    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 allows for quick placement of dimensions in Drawings.  As soon as you select a edge […]

  • SolidWorks 2010 Enhancement Highlights

    SolidWorks 2010 Enhancement Highlights

    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 will be followed up with more detailed posts that will include information on the enhancements […]

  • SolidWorks Electrical Routing – Part 2

    SolidWorks Electrical Routing – Part 2

    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 Part 1 and make some modifications to the route itself to better fit our design […]

  • SolidWorks Electrical Routing – Part 1

    SolidWorks Electrical Routing – Part 1

    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 Harness using what I call the “on the fly” method.  This particular method is often […]

  • SolidWorks Video Tip: Roll View

    SolidWorks Video Tip: Roll View

    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 is to know about SolidWorks, but I do know my way around a bit.  After […]

  • SolidWorks Video Tip: Working with ProE files

    SolidWorks Video Tip: Working with ProE files

    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 wide variety of CAD systems.  I am a CAD Junkie, so yes, I do dabble […]

  • BIG NEWS on Renaming Configurations!

    BIG NEWS on Renaming Configurations!

    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 it BIG NEWS?  I’ll be MORE than happy to answer that for you! We will […]