SOLIDWORKS 3D Design

3D CAD Design Techniques and Tutorials

Calculating Internal Volume in SOLIDWORKS

Calculating Internal Volume in SOLIDWORKS

You may have come across several scenarios while designing where you want to calculate an internal volume of a model or determine how much liquid or gas can be contained inside. While doing the hand calculations is fun, we don’t have all day for that. Let’s look at an example of determining the internal volume…

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How To Use the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base

SOLIDWORKS Knowledge base portal

A great benefit of having a SOLIDWORKS license on an active subscription is access to the Knowledge Base through the Customer Portal. Being able to navigate the Knowledge base well can oftentimes save you a call or email to support. Let’s go over some of the basics of navigating this tool, and the best practices…

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Communication Between Design and Manufacturing Teams is Essential for Success

three-sided angle part with holes

A colleague of mine sent me a rather hilarious video entitled “Why We Hate Engineers.” The basic premise of the video is that engineers and machinists often don’t communicate well. Sometimes the cultures become so divided that the engineering department is seen as the “inner sanctum” that only the select few may enter. Communication between…

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Which Version of SOLIDWORKS Should I Buy?

Version of SOLIDWORKS

Deciding which version of SOLIDWORKS is the best option for you is one of the most popular questions we get. Each version provides a variety of tools that you’ll benefit from! SOLIDWORKS Standard Standard is the first stepping stone of SOLIDWORKS if you are just beginning to learn the fundamentals of CAD or if you’re…

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Make SOLIDWORKS FeatureManager More Useful with Component Name and Description

SOLIDWORKS Featuremanager example: 3d blender drawing

If you work with Assemblies in SOLIDWORKS, and your company uses some form of product numbering system, then chances are, your SOLIDWORKS FeatureManager looks something like this: You probably see a part name – which is probably its product number – followed by a whole lot of useless text ((Default) <<Default>_Display State 1>, etc.). If…

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TriMech Tips & Tricks for SOLIDWORKS Assemblies

SOLIDWORKS Assemblies

Do you work with assemblies in SOLIDWORKS? If so, then you know that modeling, visualizing, and manipulating complex assemblies can be a chore. Fortunately, SOLIDWORKS has a wide range of tools to speed up and take the hassle out of your assembly work. If you don’t know where to look for those tools, you may…

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What is the difference between CATIA and SOLIDWORKS?

SOLIDWORKS-UI

Buying a car can be challenging because of all the different options to choose from. Knowing the features, functions, and intended use is imperative to making sure you choose the right one for your driving needs. How many seats will I need? How much storage space do I need? What kind of surfaces will I…

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Redesigning 3D scan data in a SOLIDWORKS assembly

mesh orientation in Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS

In this tutorial, I am going to walk through how to do some design work from a 3D scan file of a pipe cluster that I imported into Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS. Let’s take a look. The first step is to reorient the mesh so that the mesh is centered on the front, top, and right…

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AutoCAD and SOLIDWORKS: What are the benefits of each?

DraftSight vs AutoCAD

There are numerous CAD tools to choose from these days and you may be wondering what type is the right one for your organization. In this article I will try to take a non-biased approach in comparing two industry giants (AutoCAD vs. SOLIDWORKS) diving into which software would work best for the desired application. I…

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