SolidWorks 2009

SolidWorks Electrical Routing – Part 2

SolidWorks Electrical Routing – Part 2
July 13, 2009 27 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 16 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 »

Dell M6400 Review

Dell M6400 Review
June 9, 2009 44 Comments »

Hardware reviews is not something I have done much on this site, but when I mentioned sharing my thoughts once my new Dell M6400 came in, I got some comments and even some e-mails asking me to post my thoughts.  ... Read More »

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

SolidWorks What’s New Guides! – Yes, ALL of Them!
April 25, 2009 26 Comments »

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 ... 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 »

SolidWorks Video Tip: Using Mates for Animation

SolidWorks Video Tip: Using Mates for Animation
January 28, 2009 20 Comments »

Recently I have had a few questions about ways to create animations with assembly motion.  These questions brought to mind this great tip on using Mates to generate assembly motion.  Using Mates to create motion in Assemblies is often overlooked ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2009 SP2!

SolidWorks 2009 SP2!
January 19, 2009 13 Comments »

Well, Friday night just happened to be the perfect time for me to upgrade our seats at work to SolidWorks 2009 SP2.  Overall things went smoothly and I was on my way home in time for some awesome pot roast ... Read More »

The SolidWorks Secret Weapon: The Wrap Tool

The SolidWorks Secret Weapon: The Wrap Tool
January 2, 2009 44 Comments »

Have you ever wanted to place a logo on a SolidWorks model?  There are of course a number of ways to do this.  If you want the logo to be embossed or cut you probably would first think of the ... Read More »

The S Key Experiment – Part 3

The S Key Experiment – Part 3
December 21, 2008 10 Comments »

The S Key Experiment continues for me and in this post we dive into Part 3 which covers using the S Key shortcut menu in the Drawing environment of SolidWorks 2009.   In case you missed it, I covered the Part ... Read More »

The S Key Experiment – Part 2

The S Key Experiment – Part 2
December 11, 2008 15 Comments »

It has been a little over a week since I turned off ALL my Toolbars AND the CommandManager and so far I can say with certainty I have not DECREASED my efficiency by just using the S Key command.  It ... Read More »

The “S” Key Experiment Part 1

The “S” Key Experiment Part 1
December 5, 2008 24 Comments »

Ever since the “S” key shortcut command was added in SolidWorks 2008, I’ve heard some users comment that they use it quite often.  This lead me to question whether or not you could function inside of SolidWorks in an efficient ... Read More »

SolidWorks Video Tip: Surface Extraction with ScanTo3D

SolidWorks Video Tip: Surface Extraction with ScanTo3D
November 12, 2008 10 Comments »

Today’s SolidWorks Video Tip shows an example of how you can use ScanTo3D to extract surface data from mesh files.  This example was inspired by a file I recently helped fellow Blogger Mike Puckett with.  ScanTo3D is part of SolidWorks ... Read More »