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MySolidWorks Learning: Sketch Booleans will make 3D Object Intersections come to Life in Conceptual Designer

Want to know how to combine the volume of two sketch objects? Try the MySolidWorks Learning Sketch Booleans tutorial and you’ll be able to master the art of sketch object union. Sketch Booleans is the particular function within SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual that allows you to freely intersect, add, and subtract one object from the other or multiple objects at once. The Sketch Booleans tool also…

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The Past, Present, and Future of SOLIDWORKS – an Interview with Ken Clayton, VP of SOLIDWORKS Sales

Ken Clayton, the VP of SOLIDWORKS Worldwide Sales recently attended three Ontario SOLIDWORKS User Group Network meetings to present ‘The Past, Present, and Future of SOLIDWORKS’ and answer questions from SOLIDWORKS users. For users who were unable to attend a UGN meeting we were able to conduct an interview with Ken and ask him some questions about the future of SOLIDWORKS… Who is Ken Clayton and…

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Direct Editing, a SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer Tutorial [VIDEO]

I really like the local “Convert to Direct Edit” functionality of SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual. It means that you do not need to lose the whole recipe of the product, but only replace selected feature(s) with direct edit entities. The whole Direct Editing (also called Direct Modeling) process is fast, elegant, intuitive… or… should I say… “instinctive“?

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SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer Tutorial: Instinctive Dimensioning [VIDEO]

You do not need to be an expert in order to dimension entities in SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual. Like most everything in this app, dimensioning is an instinctive process. Watch this video and see for yourself how elegant and natural it feels to dimension and constraint sketches in SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual.

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SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer Tutorial: Direct Edit for Filling Cavities [VIDEO]

The Direct Edit functionality of SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual is outstanding. It can be used even for tooling creation or reverse engineering! In this video you will see how easy it is to create a solid body to fit in an existing cavity. … and… how can you not like the Selection Helper? 🙂

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SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer is a new way to tackle Concept Design Problems

Innovative conceptual design is the core of any successful product. SOLIDWORKS® Mechanical Conceptual, powered by Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE® Platform, removes the constraints of structured design programs and gives you a flexible, intuitive, powerful modeling environment that turns every challenge of conceptual design into your business advantage. Quickly capture, develop, and communicate your design ideas directly…

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SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer Tutorial: Best Practices for Defining Features [VIDEO]

This video explores the different outcomes between selecting a sketch object, a sketch, one or more edges, or even a face when defining features in SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual. Looks like old best practices hold true for SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual: Always select the BIGGEST ENTITY you have available!!! Examples: Use the whole Sketch instead of using Sketch…

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SolidWorks World 2014 – Day 1: Mechanical Conceptual, First Impressions

This will be a very short post, mostly because I am extremely tired after a very long day. The highlight of the day was taking the first glance at the new SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual. I did not see much, but the first impressions are positive. It seems to do what the name implies, which is…

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