Lean Manufacturing with SOLIDWORKS and a Stratasys FDM 3D Printer [VIDEO]


Acist (Advanced Contrast Imaging System Technology) is a medical-device company that specializes in developing contrast injection systems in the fields of cardiology and radiology. Acist’s devices infuse dye into the vascular system, letting physicians visualize ... Read More

How to Add a Welded Nut to Your Sheet Metal Part in SolidWorks using Move-Copy Bodies [VIDEO]


If you've ever tried to tap an M6 thread into a 1.5mm sheet metal part in real life, you will find that the threads strip very easily due to the fact that you will not even get 2 full threads in the material. Clinch nuts are the ideal answer, but another commonly used practise is ... 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.

Linking Units to Global Variables in SOLIDWORKS 2014 [VIDEO]


If your SOLIDWORKS document units are not set to global variables this can cause the shape and size of your part to dramatically change when different document units are specified. Watch the following tutorial video to learn how linking units to global variables in SOLIDWORKS ... Read More

MySolidWorks is now the Portal to Learn Everything SOLIDWORKS

MySolidWorks Filter

If you've been to the SolidWorks Customer Portal, the SolidWorks User Forums, the SolidWorks Blog, etc, you know that there are a lot of resources for you to learn more about the great products you use. MySolidWorks is the new default Now this information has been consolidated ... Read More

How to Show Part Colour in a SolidWorks Drawing HLR/HLV View

This is what I want the drawing to look like

In a SolidWorks assembly, it is possible and quite helpful to have different parts shown in different colours (or colors if you prefer). It can help to symbolically distinguish between different parts in an assembly, it can be used to display the final colour after a painting ... Read More