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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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