Articles by: Ben Crisostomo

Ben is a SOLIDWORKS Technical Support Application Expert based in the Javelin Oakville head office

How to Automate Bend Allowance in SOLIDWORKS 2019

In SOLIDWORKS 2019, setting up sheet metal parts has become a bit easier, making it possible to automate bend allowance selection by linking materials & sheet metal parameters. With the use of custom materials, you can set the bend allowances to change based on a range of values. This new feature can streamline & standardize…

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Creating 3D Textures in SOLIDWORKS 2019

Wouldn’t it be nice to give your model a sense of depth by adding 3D textures, maybe a surface with seemingly random bumps to make the part look more organic, or applying a random pattern full of different shapes and elevations that would seem impossible to model. Now your can with the new 3D Texture…

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Getting to the Point is Easier with SOLIDWORKS Rx 2019

Running into an error or unexpected behavior is never a welcomed event by most users, and when a solution is not self evident, it is important to create a SOLIDWORKS Rx file so that your VAR’s technical support team has all the information to make a diagnosis and to resolve the issue. With SOLIDWORKS 2019,…

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Opening Large Assemblies in SOLIDWORKS Composer

SOLIDWORKS Composer works hand in hand with SOLIDWORKS CAD by converting part and assembly files to workable models for documentation. The process is relatively straight forward, but when working with SOLIDWORKS large assemblies, there are a few things to keep in mind when converting them to Composer (.SMG) files. Sometimes, large assemblies do not get…

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Setting up a Static Simulation on SOLIDWORKS Weldments

When working with large assemblies, you may want to run a static simulation on a sub-assembly and you are faced with the error “Load/Restraint cannot be applied to the beam face, edge, or vertex”  as seen in the picture below when applying fixtures & external loads. When setting up a SOLIDWORKS Weldments static simulation there is…

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How to Insert a Part Specific Configuration in SOLIDWORKS 2019

In SOLIDWORKS 2019, additional functionality has been added to the Insert Part feature. It will now be possible to insert a part with a specific configuration into another part! Part Specific Configuration allows for greater customization when using configurations within a part file. Let’s take a closer look and see how it works. New SOLIDWORKS Part…

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How to add Custom Information to a SOLIDWORKS Balloon

When adding a SOLIDWORKS balloon to a Drawing there is an option to show the quantity of the part. This a great way to give the reader additional information quickly, but what if you want to show other model details in the balloon, for instance the length or material? There is no readily available option, but…

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Make your Tables Pop with the Cell Border Thickness Feature in SOLIDWORKS 2019

When it comes time to create drawing documentation for large and complex assemblies, we are often met with SOLIDWORKS tables that reflects that. So, it can be daunting for end users to sift through drawings trying to find corresponding part information. That is why with the launch of SOLIDWORKS 2019, there is a new SOLIDWORKS…

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