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Tech tips, tutorials, and advice for SOLIDWORKS 3D software and Stratasys 3D Printers

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Messy drawing views

How to attach additional leader lines to SOLIDWORKS Balloons

Does your company require you to have every part in a drawing identified to avoid confusion? This blog post will show you how to identify every item in your drawing...
SOLIDWORKS PDM Custom Explorer Views

How to create SOLIDWORKS PDM Custom Explorer Views

Did you know that you can build  SOLIDWORKS PDM Custom Explorer Views with additional columns based on variables within the vault? This is a useful tool, as it allows users...
its all broken

What happens when you import an Insight .cmb file into GrabCAD Print?

"When I import a Stratasys Insight .cmb file into GrabCAD Print it looks nothing like the model I want to print?" Don't worry, it's NOT broken! Here is an explanation...
Fatigue Analysis

50% of product failure is due to Mechanical Fatigue! How can you predict & avoid it?

Market data indicates that more than 50% of product failure is due to fatigue, which occurs in many different mechanical components such as turbines and other rotating equipment operating under...
Virtual prototyping

Saving Costs with Virtual Prototyping

Leveraging the combined powers of 3D solid modeling and design analysis software, engineers can now test a design on the computer instead of using prototype-test iterations for design. CAD models...
Open Motion Study

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Unknown Tips and Tricks: Part Two

Utilizing Motion Studies for more than just motion Motion studies are a great tool inside of SOLIDWORKS to bring your assemblies to life, they allow you to utilize real world...

Popular Posts

SOLIDWORKS Performance

Adjusting Virtual Memory (Windows Pagefile) for increased SOLIDWORKS Performance

A kin to the article that our teammate Josh Carrier wrote, back in 2010, I thought it high time we review the process of how to increase virtual memory on...
surface-featured

New methods of converting Surface into Solid with SOLIDWORKS

When working with surfaces in SOLIDWORKS you would typically convert a surface into solid using the Knit Surface or Thicken Surface feature. But in SOLIDWORKS 2016 you now have the ability to...
SolidWorks drawing template & Sheet Format

SOLIDWORKS Tutorial: Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats [VIDEO]

Many people get confused when it comes to creating custom Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats in SOLIDWORKS.  It's not as straight forward as Part and Assembly templates due to the...