Articles by: Adam Bridgman, CSWE

Adam Bridgman in SOLIDWORKS Certified Expert proving customers with technical support and training

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

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…

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Marble Roller Coaster Create a Library Start Part (Part 4 of many) [VIDEO]

To read the previous article of this series, CLICK HERE. Option 2 save a library part To avoid confusion, either use different file names or delete the files you created in the previous steps. This is the method I will be using is to create…

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Marble Roller Coaster Save Template (Part 3 of many) [VIDEO]

To read the first part of this series of articles, please CLICK HERE. To read the second part of this series of articles, please CLICK HERE. The next step is to create a template or library part that will be used to create all of…

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Why SolidWorks Surfacing Users Should Learn the API

SolidWorks provides a lot of power in making selections. But some things are just not possible out of the box. My colleague Alin was browsing the SolidWorks forums and came across this thread. Once the problematic face is deleted the model looked like this:

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Marble Roller Coaster – Designing Connectors (Part 2 of many) [VIDEO]

To read the first part of this series of articles, please CLICK HERE. The next step is to design the connectors. The marble is represented by a circle, a typical marble is 5/8” diameter so that is what I am designing for. There is a…

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How would a CSWE design a marble roller coaster? (Part 1 of many) [VIDEO]

A marble roller coaster should be easy to assembly and use as little material as possible.  If it can be made with very little material then it can be 3D printed at very low cost. When designing these parts I will consider how they will…

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DriveWorks Tutorial: Specification Flow (5 of 5) – Release Documents [VIDEO]

Sometimes it is important to control who is allowed to see specifications in certain states or control who is allowed to perform certain transitions.  To control who is allowed see a state or transition in a specification we need to edit the originating state:

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DriveWorks Tutorial: Specification Flow (4 of 5) – State Conditions [VIDEO]

Sometimes it is important to control who is allowed to see specifications in certain states or control who is allowed to perform certain transitions.  To control who is allowed see a state or transition in a specification we need to edit the originating state: This…

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DriveWorks Tutorial: Specification Flow (3 of 5) – Adding Another State [VIDEO]

If another paused state is added then we can see the effect on the specification flow. To add an additional state to the workflow click Add State, call it middle

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