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SOLIDWORKS AutoTrace Image

Image Considerations when using SOLIDWORKS AutoTrace to Create Sketches

Adding a logo to your design is an excellent way to creating brand awareness and reaping the benefits of product placement, whether laser cutting it into a Muskoka chair, or...
SOLIDWORKS Structure System

Introducing Structure System in SOLIDWORKS 2019

SOLIDWORKS has long been an industry leader in the modelling of welded frames and their components. Quickly generating beam members based on 2D or 3D sketches and exporting a cut-list...
SOLIDWORKS SmartMates

Save assembly construction time with SOLIDWORKS SmartMates!

Assembling components in SOLIDWORKS?  There are multiple ways to mate components together.  Some methods are faster, while other methods are slower but more intelligent (such as the Mate manager). SOLIDWORKS...
SOLIDWORKS Upgrade Checklist

SOLIDWORKS Upgrade Checklist

Having a plan before upgrading SOLIDWORKS is important to ensure a smooth rollout. This article provides a checklist of items to prepare prior to clicking 'Install Now'.   NOTE: Detailed...
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Design to Manufacture of a Custom Gauge holder (Part 2 of 3)

In my previous blog post for this series, I covered how I used an Artec Eva 3D Scanner along with Artec Studio software to capture the vent area of my...
SOLIDWORKS Mirror sketch

How to speed up your 2D mirror in SOLIDWORKS sketches!

If you've mirrored sketch entities in SOLIDWORKS, you are probably familiar with the Mirror command.  In that operation, you specify a centerline of symmetry, and which entities get mirrored.  That's...

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Optimization

Reduce Costs with Optimization Studies in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

When completing structural designs, it is common practice to "over-design" our materials. That is, use a size or thickness of material that we know works despite the potential for additional...
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Slicing imported Mesh or Scanned Geometry into SOLIDWORKS Sketches

In a world that is moving more and more towards additive manufacturing as a primary method of creating our designs, working with mesh geometry is becoming ever more important. Whether...
SOLIDWORKS Structure System

Introducing Structure System in SOLIDWORKS 2019

SOLIDWORKS has long been an industry leader in the modelling of welded frames and their components. Quickly generating beam members based on 2D or 3D sketches and exporting a cut-list...