Getting started with SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer software [VIDEO Series 1 of 4]

Example Model created with SWID

When I first started using SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer (SWID) I was thrilled to test out all of the exciting new functionality that I had heard about. Eager to begin, I started up the software on the Dassault Systèmes 3DExperience Platform and was greeted by a visually ... Read More

Creating SOLIDWORKS Custom Appearance Files [VIDEO]


SOLIDWORKS installs with a large library of appearance files that you can apply to your models, but you can also create a SOLIDWORKS Custom appearance file from any image you wish. Create a Custom Appearance File To create a new custom appearance file, you need to start by ... Read More

Become a SolidWorks Expert

If you want to become more efficient with SolidWorks then learn SolidWorks live over the web with Javelin. Classes include Drawings, Surfacing, Sheet Metal, Simulation, plus GD&T.

Quick Measurements with the Status Bar (Enhanced in SOLIDWORKS 2015)


If you need quick measurements from your model, you don't always have to launch the Measure tool.  Selecting edges or faces will give you simple values in the Status Bar at the bottom of your screen.  Depending on what you select, you can find some useful information.  NEW in ... Read More

New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Open Part in Position [VIDEO]

Open Model in Position

Perhaps you need to open a part or a subassembly from an assembly and make some modifications in a specific area.  And when you were in the assembly, you had rotated around to find the area you needed to work on.  Now in SolidWorks 2015, you can open the part in the position that ... Read More