Articles by: Angus Hudson, CSWP

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

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Component Tree links Symbols & Components

Symbol Properties contain information imported from the manufacturer's part library. Symbols can easily be associated or re-associated during the design process.

SOLIDWORKS Mechanical 3D is a staple of the CAD industry , garnering 46% of the 3D CAD market share in 2016. This success can be attributed to many factors, but SOLIDWORKS’ associativity is frequently highlighted as one of users’ favorite features. This associativity acts as a digital thread, linking CAD content together and saving users…

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SOLIDWORKS Subscription Software lets you do more with your CAD files!

SOLIDWORKS CAM streamlines the generation of toolpaths for your SOLIDWORKS files

Today is a big day! Somewhere in the Great White North, someone (let’s call them Alex) has made the excellent decision to add SOLIDWORKS Professional to their digital toolbox. With Alex’s software purchase he will receive an industry leading CAD experience, allowing him to produce better designs with less effort and more confidence. And that’s…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D is the tool Mechanical Designers have been looking for

The Routing Component Wizard is your complete solution to prepare any SOLIDWORKS component to

Do you use SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD to create the world that has yet to be? For those of you that answered yes, please keep up the fantastic work! How do you handle electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic connections in your 3D designs? Getting power to and from mechanical components is a critical design decision, and all…

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Mechanical Engineering Meets SOLIDWORKS Electrical Episode 4 – Electrical Routing

Fully routed designs can improve communication and visualization of the project with stakeholders, allowing them to more confidently give it a green light.

Welcome back once again, loyal readers! This blog marks the culmination of my project to design an exciting new home theater system. If only the improved system could also improve the Canucks quality of play… In our previous adventures we explored setting up 2D components, combining those components into an intelligent 2D drawing, and adding…

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Mechanical Engineering Meets SOLIDWORKS Electrical Episode 3(D) – Component Intelligence

The Electrical 3D Component Wizard allows users to add electrical intelligence to models with just a few simple clicks

Hello again dear readers. Thank you for joining me for another installment of Mechanical Engineering Meets Electricity. When we last left off, I had completed the 2D schematic design of my home theater system, complete with all my components, a single line diagram, and a detailed connection table to help me set everything up in…

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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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