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How to change the SOLIDWORKS Standard View Orientation

Have you ever imported a model from a vendor, customer, etc. and the part orientation does not make sense? You can change the default view to any rotation that you...
5 Minutes Away ... Sweet

One day and no more counting (Wednesday, March 31st)

Last day before we go officially live at 3457 Superior Court.  We do seem to be live already.  There are lots of people working here – Javfolk and all the...
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Two days and counting (Wednesday, March 30th)

It's a bit of a blur but today is when the trucks started arriving.  They came fast and furious.  We had lots of help though.  Everybody pitched in and we...
Found on Ted's Shelf - Triple decker Floppy Drive and Disk

Three days and counting (Tuesday, March 29th)

More packing today at the old office and more cleaning and touch ups at the new office.  The grime has been removed from the windows and I can now see...
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How to insert additional bodies into 3DVIA Composer – Part 2

In a previous tip, a method of inserting additional bodies using the File -> Open dialog, was presented.  In this tip we'll mention another way. To add additional bodies into a...
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I bet you did not know this sketch relation existed – “Equal Curvature” between a spline and a surface

As we learnt in the first minutes of our first Surface Modeling lesson, the Holy Grail for the "shape designers" is the creation of class "A" surfaces: those smooth, curvature continuous...

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SOLIDWORKS Christmas Tree Topper

December is here, which means the holiday season is upon us and Michael Bublé is singing festive songs. Every year when putting up my tree, I have the same Christmas...
Fig. 5 Preview of Markups on Rotation

Using Markup in SOLIDWORKS 2020

SOLIDWORKS Markup is a great way to communicate ideas between teams, allowing users to propose changes without having to edit the geometry of a part. With SOLIDWORKS 2020, there is...

SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020 additional formats available for saving video

In prior years, the only Save As option for a SOLIDWORKS Composer video format was AVI. Now in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020, we also have the ability to save video as...