SOLIDWORKS 3D Design

3D CAD Design Techniques and Tutorials

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?

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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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How to Integrate SOLIDWORKS with McMaster-Carr Add-In

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One thing we know about our clients is how heavily they work with components supplied by McMaster-Carr. This includes fasteners, hardware, power transmission parts, piping, tubing, tooling, raw materials, electrical and many more. Not only is it important to know what components are needed for your business, but it’s also important to be able to…

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Improve the Conceptual Design Process to Reduce Time to Market & Optimize Profits

Conceptual Design Process White Paper

Tech-Clarity surveyed 187 manufacturers to determine best practices to cut out non-value-added work. High-quality industrial design ensures your products will be as attractive as possible, a critical factor when more and more customers purchase online where aesthetics sell products. However, early in efficient development processes are fraught with non-value-added work, ranging from poor methods of…

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Communication Tools included with SOLIDWORKS Professional & Premium

SOLIDWORKS Communication Tools

SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium packages include communication tools for advanced visualization, viewing and publishing to create powerful connections between designers, clients and consumers. Learn about the communication tools: SOLIDWORKS Visualize and SOLIDWORKS eDrawings below: Photo-realistic Images and Animations using Visualize An image, or an animation, can communicate a complex idea immediately, effectively and impactfully, in…

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