Articles by: Sam Sharkawi

Sam has been working with 3D CAD software for over 5 years, and is always looking to solve complex design problems. Sam has trained a number of designers on using Solidworks and has applied it to their specific industry.

Balloon your PDFs faster with SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Balloon PDF

Are you receiving PDF documents for design inspection and quality assurance? If so, then the SOLIDWORKS Inspection Balloon PDF feature in the standalone application is perfect. Especially now, as the 2018 release where multiple characteristics can be pulled at the same time. NOTE: SOLIDWORKS Inspection software is available as two applications types, a standalone product and…

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There is a SOLIDWORKS Simulation Package to virtually test your design

Spending too much time on prototyping and attempting physical tests? Use a SOLIDWORKS Simulation Package to virtually test your design! With SOLIDWORKS Simulation, the virtual testing environment makes validating your design a breeze. If you think about how much time and cost goes into prototyping and setting up physical tests, virtual simulation is done on the spot…

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eDrawings is THE Tool for Viewing CAD Documents!

eDrawings Decal Example

In SOLIDWORKS 2017 the eDrawings tool went from being a SOLIDWORKS viewer to a full on CAD viewer, gaining capabilities to support more file formats, along with many more improvements in that upgrade! We can import these following file formats: STEP AP242 IGES CATIA® V5 Autodesk® Inventor™ 3DXML With eDrawings 2018, the capabilities grow even larger! eDrawings…

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SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 Import with more flexibility

I’m sure you know SOLIDWORKS Inspection can open SOLIDWORKS Drawing files as well as PDFs and TIFFs, but did you know that SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 can work with other CAD drawing files such as: AutoCAD DWG files PTC Drawing files CATIA V5 CATDrawing files Smart Extract is a new feature inside SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018, that…

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SOLIDWORKS Inspection supports more file formats in the 2018 release

SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018

SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 sees a lot of great enhancements and a big part of the new features is being able to support many more file formats! Let’s first start off with the add-in, the add-in works great when it comes to working with our SOLIDWORKS drawings, it balloons everything quickly and efficiently but what happens…

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How to speed up your engineering quality inspection process

Do you manually balloon drawings by hand? Is it time consuming to create Inspection drawings and reports? Wish there was a way to streamline the process from design to inspection? GOOD NEWS! SOLIDWORKS Inspection software can eliminate a lot of the tedious and time consuming tasks associated with creating inspection documents! Why are Inspection Documents…

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Can SOLIDWORKS be used for Architectural Design?

Architectural Design

There is one question we get asked time and time again. Can SOLIDWORKS handle Architectural Design? Yes, SOLIDWORKS has tools that can be applied to an architectural design process, and will give you more control over your architectural model: 2D-3D conversion 2D-3D conversion in SOLIDWORKS is a breeze allowing you to bring in DXF and DWG…

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Save time by using SOLIDWORKS Weldments!

What’s the traditional way of creating a structure or an assembly of parts that make up a frame? If you answered create parts individually and create an assembly, I have some news for you!! SOLIDWORKS includes a feature called Weldments! Weldments work at part level and require minimal time to create frames of any sort!…

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