Articles by: Scott Ellery, CSWE

Scott Ellery is a CSWE and an avid contributor to the SOLIDWORKS Community, He is a two time SOLIDWORKS World Presenter and contributes regularly to SWUG meetings organized by four different user groups in Canada, Scott has worked with many CAD Software packages for over a decade in a multitude of different industries including Steel Fabrication, Injection Molding and Sheetmetal. With a background in Mechanical Engineering Technology and Design, Scott enjoys pushing SolidWorks to it's limits and teaching users to be as fast and efficient with SolidWorks as humanly possible.

Which SOLIDWORKS Render Tool should I use? PhotoView 360 or Visualize?

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Configurations

Are you confused why we have two choices of SOLIDWORKS render tool in the Innovation Platform? When should we be using PhotoView 360 and when should we be using SOLIDWORKS Visualize? Should we be using only one and not the other? Both of these render tools are great for different purposes. Watch this on-demand webinar to clear up any…

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Is it time to consider making the switch to SOLIDWORKS?

Switch to SOLIDWORKS

We are in an age where technology is changing faster than we can consume it, this can make it difficult to keep up with the latest and greatest in the CAD market and you may not be aware that your CAD platform could be limiting your design and document workflows. With the ever changing landscape…

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize Unknown Tips and Tricks: Part Two

Open Motion Study

Utilizing Motion Studies for more than just motion Motion studies are a great tool inside of SOLIDWORKS to bring your assemblies to life, they allow you to utilize real world conditions like gravity, connections and other physics based motion attributes to give your animations a realistic look while also delivering analysis for greater insight into…

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize Unknown Tips and Tricks: Part One

The final result using the Custom made Environment HDR

Creating your own HDR Environments SOLIDWORKS Visualize is an incredibly powerful rendering tool to get quick life-like renders of our CAD models done as fast as possible.  There are a lot of powerful and robust tools available to us in Visualize to give us some breathtaking results and you don’t have to be a hardcore…

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize – Star Wars Lightsaber Edition

The release date for the new Star Wars® feature film “Star Wars:The Last Jedi” is just around the corner. We thought we would celebrate the best way we know how, making Lightsabres in SOLIDWORKS Visualize! By utilizing some techniques like the Visualize add-in for SOLIDWORKS, you can get a fast and great looking render in…

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How do you store and protect your critical business data?

External Hard Drive

I have visited a lot of companies and many of them have their own way of managing their data, one of the standard questions I ask is “How do you store and protect your critical business data today?” and usually get the same answers: We keep everything on a server drive and copy files back…

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2017 is a Game Changer with Motion Study Export

SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2017

With the release of SOLIDWORKS Visualize in 2016 DS SOLIDWORKS added an incredibly powerful true to life rendering tool to the Innovation Platform.   Visualize makes it as easy as a drag and drop to get jaw dropping, realistic images out of your CAD system, and even though it is very easy to use…they’ve made…

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A big thank you to the SOLIDWORKS Visualize Community at SOLIDWORKS World

Unleashing the Power of Visualize Session

Last week we had the pleasure of interacting with SOLIDWORKS users in Los Angeles, CA., at the SOLIDWORKS World convention.  This year was packed full of informative and impressive sessions that really excite the inner engineering geek in me; and invigorates the passion that so many designers and engineers have for the great SOLIDWORKS Innovation Platform. SOLIDWORKS…

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