Articles by: Angus Hudson, CSWP

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

Make your BOM Worth a Thousand Words in SOLIDWORKS 2019

SOLIDWORKS 2019 increases the clarity and usability of exported BOMs by enabling the inclusion of component thumbnails

Creating a bill of materials to document the different components in an assembly is a near universal task. For caution of the word all, let’s stick with saying that most designers will need to perform this potentially time-consuming activity during their careers. Therefore, it is no surprise that designers everywhere rejoice when they discover SOLIDWORKS…

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 provides the Fastest Way to Your Ideal Silhouette

SOLIDWORKS Silhouette Defeature

Fall is fast approaching, and you know what that means! Pumpkin spice lattes, turkey dinners, and weather that makes exercise about as appealing as waiting for your largest assembly to open. Luckily for us, keeping our file sizes under control is easy with the new SOLIDWORKS Silhouette Defeature options in 2019! What is the Defeature…

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Backup and collaborate SOLIDWORKS Electrical with SOLIDWORKS PDM

Project exports can be defined all in one place, making it easy to standardize what is added to the PDM vault

I think we can all agree that nothing ruins a day quite like learning that hours of hard work were lost because of file management errors. Implementing a product data management system reduces your risk by eliminating overwriting, accidental deletion, and document control errors, leaving your day (and budget) intact! SOLIDWORKS PDM is designed specifically…

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Design your Harness your way with SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic

Electrical and mechanical components can be added to a connection overview

What if I told you that there was an electrical software suite that would turn your existing electrical harness design process on its metaphorical head? Copying commonly used blocks, drawing new ones, typing out bills of materials and connecting everything together with lines… Sure, that’s fine for one drawing, but what about when you also…

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Design for the Ages with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Fatigue Analysis

SOLIDWORKS Simulation makes it easy to compare the results of numerous studies

Whether it’s game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, or 20 years into your design’s 30 year operational life, fatigue is an ever present concern that must be addressed! Stress fatigue can cause catastrophic design failures with little to no warning, making its prevention a primary concern in cyclic loading applications. The Washington Capitals had…

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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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