Tag: SolidWorks 2008

  • SolidWorks What’s New Guides! – Yes, ALL of Them!

    SolidWorks What’s New Guides! – Yes, ALL of Them!

    Have you ever wished that you could turn back time and look at what previous versions of SolidWorks looked like?  Perhaps you have a customer who is a few versions back and you can’t quite remember if they have access to one of the newer features.  Perhaps you are just plain curious and would like…

  • SolidWorks Video Tip: Generic PCB Component

    SolidWorks Video Tip: Generic PCB Component

    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 the image below and enjoy!

  • SolidWorks Rx 2008

    SolidWorks Rx 2008

    One of the enhancements of SolidWorks 2008 that you might have overlooked is the revamping of SolidWorks Rx.  The UI has now gone to a multiple tab interface that groups different features that can be used to maintain your system. When you open SolidWorks Rx (Start->All Programs->SolidWorks 2008->SolidWorks 2008 SPX.X->SolidWorks Tools->SolidWorks Rx) the Home tab…

  • SolidWorks Tip: Holes in a Formed Cylinder

    SolidWorks Tip:  Holes in a Formed Cylinder

    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 extrude-cut a pattern of holes on a flat sheet then roll the sheet into a…

  • SolidWorks Tip: Connectors Anyone??

    SolidWorks Tip:  Connectors Anyone??

    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 (in particular the UV flow). This tip shows how to utilize a single surface edge…

  • SolidWorks Tip: Context Toolbar in Sketches

    SolidWorks Tip:  Context Toolbar in Sketches

    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 click OR left click on certain entities within the software.  (The right click options consists…

  • SolidWorks 2008 Upgrade

    SolidWorks 2008 Upgrade

    Well, one of the reasons you haven’t heard much from me the past week was due to my preparations for our upgrade to SolidWorks 2008 at Dynetics.  Every year I try to pick a time where we are wrapping up some major projects and have had ample time to test the software prior to implementation. …

  • SolidWorks Tip: Adding a Mate in 2008!

    SolidWorks Tip:  Adding a Mate in 2008!

    Here is a great little tip-off for those of you using SolidWorks 2008.  With previous versions of SolidWorks, you may constantly find yourself venturing from the graphics area towards the Assembly Toolbar or CommandManager everytime you wanted to add a mate to a component in your assembly.  The Edit/Add Mates command is available in the…

  • SolidWorks 2008: “FINALLY!” Features

    SolidWorks 2008:  “FINALLY!” Features

    With every release of SolidWorks there are always a few features that automatically invoke the user to shout “FINALLY!” when they see it for the first time. These features are often very simple changes which can save the user time or features that may have been long overdue making it into the software.  I’ve identified…

  • SolidWorks 2008 Pre-Release 2 is out

    Well that was quick!  SolidWorks 2008 Pre-Release 1 (PR1) came out about a week ago and Pre-Release 2 (PR2) was made available yesterday!  Luckily this is just in time for me as I was going to install PR1 today!  Subscription customers can get SolidWorks 2008 Pre-Release 2 from the Customer Portal. I thought I would…

  • SolidWorks 2008: Configurations

    SolidWorks 2008:  Configurations

    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 as they say, seeing is believing, so I have included a link to a video…

  • SolidWorks 2008 Pre-Release 1 is out

    SolidWorks 2008 Pre-Release 1 became available for download late last week.  It is available to all subscription customers at the SolidWorks Customer Portal. Stay tuned for more on SolidWorks 2008 soon!