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Mike Walloch, CSWE

Mike Walloch is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert (CSWE) and works as a Process & Training Consultant at TriMech

The Pitfalls of Teaching Yourself SOLIDWORKS

Teaching yourself SOLIDWORKS

In this article learn about the pitfalls of teaching yourself SOLIDWORKS and how you can avoid them and in a fraction of the time of going it alone.

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How to get DraftSight Certification

DraftSight certification

DraftSight users now have the chance to earn DraftSight certification! The Certified DraftSight Associate (CDSA) has been added to the roster of available certifications. Read on to learn more about it, and how to get it.

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SOLIDWORKS Mold Design Training – Learn How to Create a Mold

The SOLIDWORKS Mold Design training course will teach you how to use the features on the Mold Tools tab of the SOLIDWORKS Command Manager.

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Does Professional CAD Training Cost Too Much?

Does it cost too much to train SOLIDWORKS users? What about training for CATIA or DraftSight? Is professional CAD training worth the price?

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Hatches in DraftSight

DraftSight makes hatching a drawing quick and easy, especially compared to the ancient era of the drafting board when every single hatch line had to be drawn by hand. I can tell you from thankfully brief experience, that was no fun. With DraftSight it only…

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How to use Coordinate Entry in DraftSight

Line with Coordinates

DraftSight gives us multiple ways to enter and display coordinates. This ensures we can position entities exactly where we want them. Of course, you can also just select points on the screen using the Snap and Grid, or completely freehand.

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DraftSight 3D Modeling Part 3 – Working with Solid Bodies

weld profiles together

In this series we’ve been looking into the 3D modeling capabilities offered by DraftSight Premium, Enterprise Plus, and Mechanical. In Part 1 we moved out of the 2D world of the XY plane and started working with the Z-axis. We also looked at different ways…

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DraftSight 3D Modeling Part 2 – Creating Solid Bodies

creating solid bodies

DraftSight Premium, Enterprise Plus, and Mechanical offer users the ability to create non-parametric 3D models. Non-parametric models, often known as ‘dumb solids’ lack a feature history. Users of parametric systems like SOLIDWORKS or CATIA may have encountered them by importing models from neutral CAD formats,…

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DraftSight 3D Modeling Part 1: Views and 3D Navigation

move the model in space

Working in 3D with DraftSight can take some getting used to for those only familiar with working in 2D. Users of parametric modeling applications like SOLIDWORKS, built from the ground up for 3D modeling, will also need to take a little time to familiarize themselves…

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SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal – Another way to Create Flat Patterns

flat pattern in SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal

For SOLIDWORKS parts to meet the requirements to use Sheet Metal features they must follow three rules. Actually being made of metal isn’t one of them. They must be thin-walled parts with a uniform thickness, have bends at the corners, and be capable of being…

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SOLIDWORKS Reverse Engineering – Surface Modeling and the Legacy Part Problem – Part 2

Surface Modeling in SOLIDWORKS

In the previous blog, SOLIDWORKS Reverse Engineering – Surface Modeling and the Legacy Part Problem – Part 1 we explored a method of re-creating a legacy part with nothing but an incomplete manual drawing, an old part, and a pair of calipers to guide us….

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SOLIDWORKS Reverse Engineering – Surface Modeling and the Legacy Part Problem – Part 1

Ridged Knob – Finished Part

Reverse Engineering is a problem many companies face. TriMech offers powerful tools, such as 3D scanners, to make the job a breeze for those who deal with it regularly. But what about those who occasionally need to re-create something for which the original documentation is…

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