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Configuration Properties

Notes on combining multiple Routing library files

To speed up the Pipe Routing process or simplify your library, it may help you to combine similar routing parts into one file.  You can make configurations with different Material Properties...
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...

Latest Vlogs

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...
SOLIDWORKS xDesign

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...
SOLIDWORKS Touch Mode

Utilize Touch Mode in SOLIDWORKS for Touchscreen Computers

More and more, we run into touch screens. Laptops and monitors are starting to come standard with touch capability. I've had a touch screen on my computer, and for a...