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

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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

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SolidWorks Online Help provides a summary of all of the sketch relations available in SolidWorks.  It is provided here http://help.solidworks.com/2014/English/solidworks/sldworks/c_Description_of_Sketch_Relations.htm 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

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

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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

Marble Roller Coaster Create Start of Loop (Part 6 of many) [VIDEO]

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Create Loop Start To read the previous article of this series, CLICK HERE. Many people believe that the shape of the loop should be circular, the problem with a circular loop is that it has an abrupt change in curvature and in the case of a loop causes a significant loss of ... Read More

Marble Roller Coaster Create Straight Segment (Part 5 of many) [VIDEO]

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Create Straight Segment To read the previous article of this series, CLICK HERE. To create a new part from this library part, double click it in the design library, then save as, call the first one Straight.sldprt. Insert a sketch on the largest face of the female ... Read More