SolidWorks 2009

SolidWorks Video Tip: Using Multiple Split Features

SolidWorks Video Tip: Using Multiple Split Features
November 3, 2008 6 Comments »

This SolidWorks Video Tip shows the use of multiple trim tool features in the Split command.  The example shows the creation of a simplified polyurethane tool using the Combine and Split commands found inside the SolidWorks Part environment. I have ... Read More »

Download and RENDER The Mach 4 Racer!

Download and RENDER The Mach 4 Racer!
October 26, 2008 19 Comments »

The Story Most if not ALL of the items I design on a daily basis are proprietary which means I cannot share the models with the public.  One of the goals I set this year was to create a complex ... Read More »

SolidWorks Video Tip: 2009 Missing Reference Ghosting

SolidWorks Video Tip: 2009 Missing Reference Ghosting
October 20, 2008 6 Comments »

When working with any parametric modeling package references are something a user constantly has to be aware of.  Often times when you make modifications to a model, child features based off of entities changed can fail to regenerate properly due ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2009 & SNL

SolidWorks 2009 & SNL
October 7, 2008 22 Comments »

No…I’m not talking about Saturday Night Live.  They have had some pretty darned funny skits on the Presidential candidates lately though….but I digress.  I’m talking about the SolidWorks Network License (SNL).  If you wish to upgrade to SolidWorks 2009 in ... Read More »

FREE 30 Day Trial of SolidWorks Premium (US only)

FREE 30 Day Trial of SolidWorks Premium (US only)
October 6, 2008 20 Comments »

If you click on the image above it will take you to a website that will allow you to sign up for a Free 30 day evaluation copy of SolidWorks Premium 2009.  Unfortunately for some folks, this offer is only ... Read More »

SolidWorks Video Tip: 2009 BOM Restructure

SolidWorks Video Tip:  2009 BOM Restructure
October 5, 2008 7 Comments »

SolidWorks 2009 has been out long enough now that most of the “major” enhancements have probably been talked about on quite a few sites across the web.  Here’s an enhancement that I have noticed hasn’t gotten much press.  That enhancement ... Read More »

SolidWorks Video Tip: 2009 Convert to Sheet Metal

SolidWorks Video Tip:  2009 Convert to Sheet Metal
September 29, 2008 15 Comments »

The Convert to Sheet Metal feature is a new tool available in SolidWorks 2009 that allows you to quickly create Sheet Metal parts from an existing solid model.  Click on the link below to see this new tool in action. ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2009 SP0 Released

SolidWorks 2009 SP0 Released
September 21, 2008 12 Comments »

Well, after a week in the HOT sun of Orlando, Florida at Walt Disney World, I’m finally back and ready to get back to Blogging.  There was quite a bit going on last week in the World of SolidWorks both ... Read More »

SolidWorks Video Tip: Flippin Tangencies

SolidWorks Video Tip: Flippin Tangencies
September 10, 2008 12 Comments »

This SolidWorks Video Tip shows off an option that is easy to miss when applying Tangent Relations between Splines and Lines.  If you right click on a Tangent Relation between a line and a spline, you have the option to ... Read More »

SolidWorks Video Tip: 2009 Numeric Sketch Input

SolidWorks Video Tip:  2009 Numeric Sketch Input
September 8, 2008 18 Comments »

Here’s a great little video tip showing off the Numeric Sketch Input function that is brand new inside SolidWorks 2009.  By changing a couple of settings, some sketch entities can automatically create dimensions as you sketch and you have the ... Read More »

Snazzy New SolidWorks.com

Snazzy New SolidWorks.com
September 6, 2008 No Comments »

It seems like every corporation these days totally overhauls their website every few years.  SolidWorks is no exception to this rule.  Take a look at the brand new SolidWorks site if you haven’t had a chance yet.  I do like ... Read More »

Technical Editing

Technical Editing
September 4, 2008 10 Comments »

OK…almost a week now and no posts?  I have a good excuse.  Back in June Matt Lombard asked me to be the Technical Editor for his upcoming SolidWorks 2009 Bible.  Having never worked directly on a project with Matt nor ... Read More »

SolidWorks Video Tip: 2009 Materials Database

SolidWorks Video Tip: 2009 Materials Database
August 27, 2008 7 Comments »

As I mentioned in my SolidWorks 2009 Enhancement Highlights, the Materials Database has been overhauled.  Today we are going to take a closer look at the enhancements to the Database AND Interface along with some other tidbits.  Let’s get started! ... Read More »

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 »