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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...
Add Products Command

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...
Pack & Go

Making the Most of the SOLIDWORKS Pack and Go Tool

For those of you who haven't heard about "SOLIDWORKS Pack and Go", today you will make a new friend.  For those of you who use it regularly, this post may...
Coras in Oavkille on North Service - Great Breakfast

Four days and counting (Monday, March 28th)

Ted and I have been meeting for breakfast every Monday morning for 8 years.  That’s a lot of eggs and coffee.  For the last couple of years we have been...
Cabinets in the cafe

Five days and counting (Sunday, March 27th)

On Sunday the millwork team finished up the cabinets in the cafe, boardroom and the new print room.  This is quality workmanship.  These guys did a great job and the...

Latest Vlogs


3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 Live Online Sessions

If you couldn't make it to Nashville for 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 (formerly SOLIDWORKS World) to see the latest from SOLIDWORKS, no problem. You can attend the conference LIVE ONLINE on...

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...