SOLIDWORKS 3D Design

3D CAD Design Techniques and Tutorials

Using SOLIDWORKS Solutions to Build a Hand Crank Flashlight: Part 1 – Mechanical Design

While working as an engineering intern in the electrical department at Javelin, I am putting my academic knowledge to the test by creating a fully functional hand crank flashlight. This will be an excellent addition to any emergency/zombie apocalypse survival kit. To add to the challenge, I am using salvaged electronic components and 3D printed…

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How to change the SOLIDWORKS zoom direction of your mouse wheel

When some companies/designers switch to  SOLIDWORKS 3D design from other designing software they often have issues with zooming in and out as in other software zooming in and out using the mouse wheel occurs in reverse. This can be annoying that when you try to zoom into the model, it zooms out and vice-versa. Well, to…

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Measure Tool Enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2018

There has been many enhancements to SOLIDWORKS 2018 which will helps us overcome some of the earlier limitations. In this Blog article I will be sharing  some new enhancements to the Measure Tool. The measure Tool has been revamped in SOLIDWORKS 2018 with  the following additional features: Input box: The input box that lists selections now…

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 can Select Over Geometry

select over geometry

With SOLIDWORKS 2018 a new geometry selection tool is introduced called Select Over Geometry. The selection tool lets you drag a box or lasso selection over a model without starting the drag from a blank region of the graphics area.This tool is helpful when you drag a box or lasso in a model that is zoomed…

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How to Randomize Scale for Auto Hatching in Section Views

How to Randomize Scale for Auto Hatching in Section Views

In SOLIDWORKS 2018, auto hatching in section views and broken-out section views has a new option called Randomize Scale. This option can be used to randomize the hatch scale for the same material in the drawing view. Clear this setting to keep the scale identical for all hatches of multiple parts of the same material….

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Mouse Gesture Enhancements

Mouse Gestures were introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2010 and are a real time saver when using SOLIDWORKS to bring your designs to life. SOLIDWORKS 2018 brings a more interactive way to utilize mouse gestures and allows you to choose which tools will appear in the mouse gesture wheel. Similar to SOLIDWORKS 2017, mouse gestures can be accessed through…

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Attend a local SOLIDWORKS User Group Network Meeting in Ontario

SWUGN Meeting Attendee Badge

This week, there are three SOLIDWORKS User Group Network (SWUGN) meetings being held in Ontario. The mandate of the SOLIDWORKS User Group Network is to provide an independent forum for local SOLIDWORKS users to discuss the software, share experiences, solve problems and exchange information freely. The SWUGN meetings follow a presentation style format with an emphasis on…

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Welcome screen

An exciting new feature for SOLIDWORKS 2018 is the addition of an extremely useful ‘SOLIDWORKS Welcome Screen’! What can you find on it? When you first open SOLIDWORKS, the welcome screen will be on the home tab. Some great features of this tab include: Being able to quickly start a new design by clicking on…

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