Articles by: Mehdi Rezaei, CSWE

Mehdi is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert (CSWE) and works near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

How to add Custom Parts to the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Library

On many occasions, designers need to add SOLIDWORKS Toolbox custom parts to their library. Some special items might be downloaded from various websites and due to their repetitive usage for company design applications, the part needs to be saved into the shared SOLIDWORKS Toolbox library….

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Manage SOLIDWORKS Simulation Mesh Refinement using an Energy Norm Error Plot

When it comes to computation with SOLIDWORKS Simulation finite element analyses, we are always looking at integrals. Evaluating those integrals need numerical methods. Gauss-Legendre numerical integration is commonly used in finite element codes for this purpose. The reason is this technique shows a higher ratio of accuracy…

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How to Estimate Weld Size using SOLIDWORKS Simulation

There are two types of edge welds in SOLIDWORKS simulation: Fillet Weld and Groove Weld. Each weld type can be single-sided or double-sided. Fillet weld is a triangular weld that joints two metal parts at a right angle. Whereas, groove weld is applied in a…

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Where did the Add Relation Breadcrumb Go? Can I bring it back?

SOLIDWORKS Add Relation Breadcrumb

In newer versions of SOLIDWORKS, sketch relation options are added to the breadcrumb. You can multi-select two or more sketch entities by holding the Ctrl key and upon releasing the key, a breadcrumb will appear next to your mouse cursor, and a relation can be…

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SOLIDWORKS Smart Components are a Big Time Saver for Repetitive Assemblies

If you have to assemble many clamps to your base plate, or if you have some custom parts to be bolted or riveted into place in your SOLIDWORKS assembly, then this SOLIDWORKS Smart Components article is for you. In SOLIDWORKS you can make your part…

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SOLIDWORKS Mate References are a Huge Time Saver when building an assembly

Imagine you are creating an assembly with many components in it. Each component you insert into the assembly requires three mates. It will be a tedious job making these kinds of assemblies over and over again. Repeating mating process many times in a row. Now,…

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Why can’t I Insert Forming Tools into my SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal model?

SOLIDWORKS Forming Tools are found in the Design Library and are used to form sheet metal parts. In the following image, you can see how a forming tool is dragged from the Design Library onto the sheet metal model to form the part. From time…

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Methods of Scaling Solid Bodies in SOLIDWORKS

A 3D Solid Body can be scaled up or down using the SOLIDWORKS Scale feature. In this blog article other than introducing the Scale feature, a few scaling scenarios are also reviewed. The Scale Feature could be can under the Insert menu > Features > Scale or…

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How to adjust SOLIDWORKS Spin Box Increment Values Locally & Globally

Upon editing a dimension value in SOLIDWORKS, you can use the SOLIDWORKS spin box instead of typing in numbers. The middle mouse wheel or clicking on the little up/down arrows on the right side of the dimension box could be used to fine-tune a dimension…

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