SOLIDWORKS 3D Design

3D CAD Design Techniques and Tutorials

William Lishman – Inventor, Artist and Innovator

William Lishman was the inspiration for the 1996 Film “Fly Away Home” about a gaggle of geese who were led by Mr. Lishman to wintering grounds in Virgina. Mr Lishman designed and build a flying “go cart” to lead the geese to their temporary home for the cold season. The Toronto Star has done an…

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The power of Display States in SolidWorks 2010

Johnny Eberle was asking in the SolidWorks Forum: I am trying to create a view of just one part of weldment with a few other parts, which are modeled in an assembly.  I can’t figure out how to isolate the few components that I need to show. Any ideas? Fortunately, new in SolidWorks 2010 are…

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How to link a drawing note to the material property of a body

Jason Rackley was asking this question in the Solidworks Forum: Is it possible to link a note to the material of a body in a drawing (note)? I have a multi-body part with different materials assigned to each body.  In my drawing of the part I would like to attach a note to each body…

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PlantWorks 2010 now available

Javelin’s Plant Design and Layout add-in product for SolidWorks has been updated for SolidWorks 2010. PlantWorks allows for rapid 3D layout generation from furniture layouts to full machine layouts in your facility for proposals, photo renderings, and fly-through animation. Using PlantWorks and SolidWorks visualization tools you will be able to provide early visibility of your…

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Sign up for the SolidWorks 2011 Beta Program

The SolidWorks 2011 Beta Program will start in July giving current SolidWorks Subscription Service Customers the opportunity to try out the new release and the chance to win prizes. The 2011 beta program has changed a bit from previous years. There are more special competitions, more prizes to be awarded, and you’ll have a chance…

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