SolidWorks Video Tips

SolidWorks Video Tip: 2009 Title Block & Custom Properties

SolidWorks Video Tip: 2009 Title Block & Custom Properties
August 21, 2008 17 Comments »

I’m sure if you have read any of the SolidWorks Blogs in the past couple of weeks, you have probably heard of the new Custom Properties Task Pane window in SolidWorks 2009.  The interface for this window is completely customizable.  ... Read More »

SolidWorks Video Tip: 2009 Sketch Slot

SolidWorks Video Tip:  2009 Sketch Slot
August 18, 2008 9 Comments »

New in SolidWorks 2009 is the Sketch Slot feature.  This sketch entity allows you to quickly create both Straight Slots and Arc Slots in a variety of creation methods.  When you use this type of sketch entity and an Extrude ... 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 »

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 Video Tip: Generic PCB Component

SolidWorks Video Tip: Generic PCB Component
July 23, 2008 7 Comments »

In the coming weeks you will see some changes to Ricky Jordan’s Blog.  The first of these changes comes with this post:  The SolidWorks Video Tip.  Just like the name suggests, all the content is in the video.  Click on ... 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 »

SolidWorks Tip: Combine Isolate and Show Hidden Components

SolidWorks Tip:  Combine Isolate and Show Hidden Components
May 19, 2008 8 Comments »

Here is a quick little video tip for you.  You can combine the Isolate command with the Show Hidden Components command.  This powerful combination gives you more ability to select components for view directly in the graphics window without having ... Read More »

SolidWorks Tip: Holes in a Formed Cylinder

SolidWorks Tip:  Holes in a Formed Cylinder
February 6, 2008 18 Comments »

Here’s a SolidWorks Tip geared a little more towards the less experienced SolidWorks users out there.  I based this tip on a question I received from a student in the UK.  The question asked was if it was possible to ... Read More »

SolidWorks Tip: Connectors Anyone??

SolidWorks Tip:  Connectors Anyone??
January 15, 2008 12 Comments »

Here is a quick little video tip on connectors which can be found in Boundary Surfaces, Sweeps, and Lofts.  Most users that utilize these features often are aware of the connector options available which can help you shape the surface ... Read More »

SolidWorks Tip: Context Toolbar in Sketches

SolidWorks Tip:  Context Toolbar in Sketches
January 12, 2008 2 Comments »

SolidWorks 2008 brought about many changes in the user interface.  One of the additions to the UI that has spurred some comments from users (both positive and negative) has been the Context Toolbar.  The Context Toolbar appears when you right ... Read More »