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SOLIDWORKS Visualize – Star Wars Lightsaber Edition

The release date for the new Star Wars® feature film “Star Wars:The Last Jedi” is just around the corner. We thought we would celebrate the best way we know how, making Lightsabres in SOLIDWORKS Visualize! By utilizing some techniques like the Visualize add-in for SOLIDWORKS, you can get a fast and great looking render in…

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Manually adding a Part to a SOLIDWORKS Weldment Cutlist Group [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS Weldment Cutlist Group

SOLIDWORKS Weldment functionality is a great tool to make a weldment structure. A Weldment structure is a unit formed by welding an assembly of parts together. Once you start making a structure using Weldment functionality, SOLIDWORKS generates a list of the components in the Weldment part which is called a Cutlist. In this list you…

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Setting up a SOLIDWORKS Variable Pattern [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS Variable Pattern

There are a lot of great demos out there of what the SOLIDWORKS Variable Pattern (introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2015) can do, but not very many that show how to do it. In this video, I will show you how to create a Variable Pattern with a simple part. Let’s say I have a plate with…

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DriveWorks Hierarchical Control – Part Two

In this DriveWorks Tech Tips blog post we continue from part one to look at ways to use DriveWorks Hierarchical Properties to build our forms more quickly and make them smarter. In the video below we show the creation of a more responsive table out of labels, which once setup, can be quickly expanded to…

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DriveWorks Hierarchical Control

In this Tech Tip video we look at the basics of DriveWorks Hierarchical Control properties of form controls. In this simple example, we look at how to use these properties on your forms to help make your forms more dynamic and responsive to the type of device your customers are viewing DriveWorks on. In this video,…

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SOLIDWORKS Skeleton Part [VIDEO]

Do your sub-assemblies need to know where the other sub-assemblies are? Do they need to know where they fit in to the greater plan? Well, there is a process by which you can know these things without the need to open your top-level assembly every time. This process involves the use of A SOLIDWORKS Skeleton…

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SOLIDWORKS Reference Triad for Changing View Orientation [VIDEO]

The SOLIDWORKS Reference Triad in the lower left corner of your graphics window is very useful to determine the orientation of your model, as you rotate the view it moves with the model.  The X Arrow is normal to the Right Plane, the Y Arrow is normal to the Top Plane, and the Z Arrow is…

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How to adjust the amount of Transparency applied to SOLIDWORKS Assembly Components

SOLIDWORKS Transparency Amount

Have you ever wondered if you can have a different amount of transparency applied to different components in your assembly? I was asked that question recently and fortunately the answer is yes and there is a quick way to do it. In order to have different transparency levels for your assembly components you have to…

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