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SolidWorks 2008: FilletXpert

SolidWorks 2008:  FilletXpert
September 10, 2007 9 Comments »

With vacations over with and some due dates met, I’m finally getting some time now to post more reviews of the new features in SolidWorks 2008.  One of the requested subjects from my earlier post looking for feature review ideas ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2008: Configurations

SolidWorks 2008:  Configurations
August 7, 2007 16 Comments »

Enhancements to Configurations don’t often get much press when it comes to new releases, so I thought I would highlight two new features of SolidWorks 2008 in the area of Configuration functionality.  I’ll include a brief description of both, but ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2008: Inserting and Mirroring Parts

SolidWorks 2008:  Inserting and Mirroring Parts
July 28, 2007 23 Comments »

One of the REALLY handy new items in SolidWorks 2008 is the added options to the Insert Part/Insert Mirror Part commands.  Here is the quick synopsis of what has been added: When you use the Insert-> Part command, you now ... Read More »

SolidWorks Tip: Unabsorb Sketches

SolidWorks Tip:  Unabsorb Sketches
May 1, 2007 5 Comments »

Here is a little jewel of a feature inside of SolidWorks……the ability to use the rollback bar to unabsorb sketches from features.  This has been one of those features that I have found is not as well known amongst SolidWorks ... Read More »

SolidWorks Tip: Sketch Slot

SolidWorks Tip:  Sketch Slot
April 2, 2007 12 Comments »

Comments left on Blogs can definitely drive content.  Here is one example.  A comment left by Tyler last week on one of my other Blog postings got me thinking a bit.  Tyler’s question dealt with creating an “oval” or “slot” ... Read More »

SolidWorks Tip: Single Sketch Driving Design

SolidWorks Tip:  Single Sketch Driving Design
March 5, 2007 27 Comments »

Over the past few years I’ve seen questions raised on several internet newsgroups on how to drive designs from a single sketch.  This can be done in several different ways with SolidWorks and today I thought I would share one ... Read More »

SolidWorks Tip: Converting Drawing Views

SolidWorks Tip:  Converting Drawing Views
January 8, 2007 7 Comments »

When working in SolidWorks sometimes it is necessary to convert Model Views in a Drawing to Vector entities (lines and arcs) so that the view is NOT tied to the geometry of the solid model. An example of this would ... Read More »

SolidWorks Tip: Move Face

SolidWorks Tip:  Move Face
December 15, 2006 9 Comments »

Over the past year, the Move Face tool has become one of my favorite tools in SolidWorks. It was originally introduced as a tool that helps users make modifications to imported bodies (parts with NO feature tree). The feature works ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2007: Relative View

November 3, 2006 12 Comments »

For those of you that use the Weldment functionality in SolidWorks, there is a nice little enhancement that has been included in SolidWorks 2007. The Structural Member functionality in Weldments allows you quickly create weldment frames using a multi-body approach. ... Read More »