New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Center Lines Sketch Rectangle Tool [VIDEO]


The Center Lines Sketch Rectangle Tool enhancement is one of those changes that is far more profound than one may first think. Given the number of times that one has to adjust a sketch involving a centered rectangular profile, the ability to swap the diagonal center lines for ... Read More

SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual Tutorial: Best Practices for Defining Features [VIDEO]


This video explores the different outcomes between selecting a sketch object, a sketch, one or more edges, or even a face when defining features in SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual. Looks like old best practices hold true for SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual: Always select ... Read More

SolidWorks Sketch Relations Summary


SolidWorks Online Help provides a summary of all of the sketch relations available in SolidWorks.  It is provided here There is something missing from this table, it should show ... Read More

When is a Fully Defined Sketch not Fully Defined? [VIDEO]

We all like Fully-Defined sketches. There's no room for ambiguity. The sketch and resulting features are more stable. Rebuild times are improved. SolidWorks likes fully-defined sketches as well. And, when you're editing a sketch, SolidWorks is kind enough to tell you when your ... Read More

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Alin’s SolidWorks 2014 Tutorial – Replace Sketch Entity – The Most Important Enhancement to SolidWorks [VIDEO]

Doesn't matter if you are The Company Owner, a Manager, a SolidWorks Expert or just a SolidWorks Beginner, you will be extremely happy taking advantage of the most important enhancement introduced to SolidWorks this year: the ability to replace sketch entities. As the owner, ... Read More

The Greatest Time Saver – Auto-Sketch Scaling in SolidWorks 2014 [VIDEO Tutorial]

Auto-Sketch Scaling in SolidWorks 2014 will save the world about 2,500 user-years annually!!! It is a bit ironic that you will most likely not notice a little SolidWorks 2014 enhancement which will provide the biggest productivity boost to the whole SolidWorks Community. ... Read More

Alin’s SolidWorks 2014 Tutorial – Path Length Dimension [VIDEO]

Working in the SolidWorks Universe is very similar to the real life experience. After all, you can "talk" to SolidWorks, you can provide step-by-step instructions (i.e. features), you can tell sketch entities to behave a certain way (vertical, horizontal, perpendicular, etc.) and ... Read More