Category: SolidWorks Video Tips

  • SolidWorks 2008: FilletXpert

    SolidWorks 2008:  FilletXpert

    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 was FilletXpert.  FilletXpert is not itself new in SolidWorks 2008, but there has been some […]

  • 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: Inserting and Mirroring Parts

    SolidWorks 2008:  Inserting and Mirroring Parts

    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 have the added ability to transfer unabsorbed sketches, absorbed sketches, custom properties, and coordinate systems […]

  • SolidWorks Tip: Unabsorb Sketches

    SolidWorks Tip:  Unabsorb Sketches

    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 users as one would think.  I’ve talked to many users who have discovered this feature […]

  • SolidWorks Tip: Sketch Slot

    SolidWorks Tip:  Sketch Slot

    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” shape that consists of two arcs and two lines that are tangent to each arc.  […]

  • SolidWorks Tip: Converting Drawing Views

    SolidWorks Tip:  Converting Drawing Views

    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 be a view of an electrical connector’s pin numbers for a cable/harness drawing. In cases […]

  • SolidWorks Tip: Move Face

    SolidWorks Tip:  Move Face

    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 so well, I have found myself using it on SolidWorks native models. The Move Face […]

  • SolidWorks 2007: Relative View

    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. If you need to detail a specific body in a drawing the drawing view creation […]