Why do my SOLIDWORKS Drawing dimensions move after I placed them? [VIDEO]

Dimension Move

When detailing a drawing, a common complaint for users first starting out with SolidWorks is that dimensions will seemingly arbitrarily jump around after they've been placed.  It isn't that your SolidWorks program is trying to defy your commands, it's actually that the program is ... Read More

Automating SolidWorks for Pool Liner & Cover Design

PoolWorks 1

SolidWorks has been and still is an amazing design tool for any industry that has similar or repetitive design work but when some industry specific programming is done, it can be mind blowing how much time and effort can be saved.  A project that we took on this year was to ... Read More

New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Dynamic Reference Visualization [VIDEO]


Another excellent feature that has been added to this 2015 release of SOLIDWORKS is Dynamic Reference Visualization; this is the ability to dynamically see the parent / child relationships between features within the FeatureManager. http://youtu.be/xP3Mp3VrDAw To quickly ... Read More

New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Chain Component Pattern [VIDEO]


It's what we have all been waiting for some time now - the curtain has been pulled back to reveal some fantastic new functionality in SOLIDWORKS 2015.  If you did not have the chance to take a look at the SOLIDWORKS 2015 beta releases and scour through them for the new features ... Read More

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 is here! My Favorite Top 20 CAD Enhancements

Cage build with 3 Width mates

Ever since I watched the SOLIDWORKS 2015 teaser videos at SOLIDWORKS World in January, I knew that the newest release of SOLIDWORKS will be something special. Let me tell you why. In every new release I look for three very important factors: How many enhancement requests ... Read More

An Interview with Richard Doyle about the SWUGN (SOLIDWORKS User Group Network)

Richard Doyle, the User Group Guy

Richard Doyle's official title is Senior User Advocacy & SolidWorks User Groups - but most people just call him "The User Group Guy". Richard has been a SolidWorks user since 1997 and was one of the founding members of the SWUGN Committee. Since starting the Central Texas ... Read More

SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual – A New Way to Tackle Concept Design Problems


Innovative conceptual design is the core of any successful product. SOLIDWORKS® Mechanical Conceptual, powered by Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE® Platform, removes the constraints of structured design programs and gives you a flexible, intuitive, powerful modeling environment ... Read More