Articles by: Angus Hudson, CSWP

Angus is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional and Applications Expert, based in our Vancouver, British Columbia office.

Mechanical Engineering Meets SOLIDWORKS Electrical Episode 2 – 2D Drawings

Welcome back readers! Previously on Mechanical Engineering Meets SOLIDWORKS Electrical  I discussed my project to design and build a new home theater. Last time I covered the components I would be using and set them up with information and symbols in my SOLIDWORKS Electrical library. In this episode I will put my components to the…

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Mechanical Engineering Meets SOLIDWORKS Electrical Episode 1 – 2D Components

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Uses the Same Drawing Tools as 3D CAD for Editing Symbols

Welcome to the first installment of this series detailing my hands-on experience with SOLIDWORKS Electrical! With a degree in Mechanical Engineering, extensive experience with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, and the knowledge that electron flow is not actually controlled by valves or a downhill incline, I considered my prerequisites met for taking on a basic electrical system…

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Leave Rebuild Errors Behind with SOLIDWORKS Feature Tree Organization

Toggle Visualization Arrows for Parent and Child Relationships using the Context Toolbar

One of the greatest assets of parametric 3D modelling is the potential to revise and reuse parts with ease. SOLIDWORKS Feature tree organization is the magic bullet when it comes to maximizing the versatility of your CAD data, and incorporating it into your design methodology is an essential part of establishing best practices within your…

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How to modify a SOLIDWORKS Drawing View Scale on the Fly

One of the inconvenient truths of drawings, is that one sheet scale doesn’t necessarily fit every drawing view. While your sheet scale may be perfect for orthographic, auxiliary, and section views, it may leave you reaching for your reading glasses when it comes to detail views. Not to worry, with SOLIDWORKS it’s simple to set a…

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