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Projected section view with breaks

How to Align Breaks in a SOLIDWORKS Projected View with a Parent View

A customer recently contacted me with a strange situation: they were unable to drag the breaks in a SOLIDWORKS projected view in their drawing. See the image below as an...
2018 Start search Tool

How to search for commands in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2019

Until SOLIDWORKS Composer 2018 the search command was located within the File menu. Now, in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2019 the Search command is available on the ribbon. ...
Generate Option Plan

SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard Milling Setup 5/9: Generate Operation Plan

Once our features have been defined, we may generate our operation plan. Click Generate Operation Plan in the CAM command manager or pick your right-mouse-button on Mill Part Set-up1 and...
Pipe ends to be welded

Weld Bead behaviour in SOLIDWORKS when selecting different entities

Say you have two pipes (as pictured below) that you want to weld together. SOLIDWORKS allows you to model a weld bead at the part or assembly level. In this...
SOLIDWORKS Simulation Copy Features

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Copy Features to New Studies

Running multiple SOLIDWORKS Simulation studies on a model typically have similar features.  You can duplicate a study to make a new copy and then make your modifications.  Right-click on the...
End of arm tooling

3D printing allows for lighter and less expensive End of Arm Tooling

FDM technology provides an alternative method for producing End of Arm Tooling (EOAT) that can provide dramatic time and cost savings while optimizing performance. FDM is an additive manufacturing (3D printing)...

Latest Vlogs

The Defeature Preview Window rotates and zooms with the SOLIDWORKS viewport, making it easy keep tabs on the simplification process

Why you should use the SOLIDWORKS Defeature Tool

Creating a digital twin of your real-life assembly can provide a lot of benefits; including accurate bills of materials, machining instructions, true-to-life simulation results, or stunning renders out of SOLIDWORKS...
3D Printed Texture

How to apply Textures to 3D Printed Parts with SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS users often need to create complex or repeating features, but these features can be time-consuming to generate, especially on complex models. Some designs, such as a textured surface or...

The basics of SOLIDWORKS xDesign Demonstration Video

Watch and learn how SOLIDWORKS xDesign combines 3D CAD modeling and cloud collaboration using a web browser. In this 90-minute, on-demand video you'll learn how to create parametric models and...