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Specify Elbow

Pipe Routing using only one elbow file with multiple angle configurations

In SolidWorks Pipe Routing we can only specify one default elbow for the route subassembly.  Historically this  meant that if we have more than one angle of elbow in the route,...
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How to create a Spiral / Helical Sheet Metal Model that can be flattened

If you want to create a spiral / helical sheet metal model, using the sweep feature + insert bends will not do the job. You will need to use two...
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How to Create Custom Size Holes in Hole Wizard?

Holewizard tool covers most of the hole standards and sizes.  However, if you want to add custom sizes, what can you do? The "show custom sizing" option isn't a long...
How to upload my model to 3D content central with multiple configurations?

How to upload my model to 3D content central with multiple configurations?

If you have tons of configurations of models and you want to upload them to the web for your clients to download, you should try 3DCC (3D Content Central). To...
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Modeling Challenge: What is the fastest way to calculate the volume of water in a bottle?

A very interesting question received from a customer: Alin, I have this bottle model and I would like to know how much water it can carry. I know how to...
Going Green with EPDM

Going Green with EPDM

Why is EPDM green you ask? Well, let me tell you! EPDM can remove the need to print preliminary drawings that need to be approved. When I worked as a...

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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...