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Fig 1. - Edit the Imported Feature

Mayday! – The Customer Sent a New STEP File in the 11th Hour

You spent a lot of time on this project. Everything started with a STEP file received from your customer, file that you imported in SolidWorks, repaired, cleaned up, added the required features...

How to Setup an Objet 3D Printer Host Computer

Its time to upgrade the computer you're using to send your models to your Objet 3D Printer, do you need to call Javelin to set it up?  Although we can...
Andrew in action

Introducing Andrew Lowe – Winner of the 2011 Rocket Design Competition

Today I got the chance to chat with Andrew Lowe, the 2011  Winner of the Rocket Award for Best in Show at the 2011 Rocket Design Competition. Beside being an young...
Remote Control Sketched Elevations

How to prepare pictures of real parts or hand drawn sketches as input for SOLIDWORKS 3D models

As SOLIDWORKS users, sometimes we have to convert hand drawn sketch into SOLIDWORKS model provided by a creative professional, such as an industrial designer. Quickly adjusting the images in Adobe...
SOLIDWORKS Virtual Sharp Picks

How to Insert a Virtual Sharp in a SOLIDWORKS Sketch or Drawing

While teaching a SOLIDWORKS Essentials training course, a customer attending the class asked for the best practice on how to add a virtual intersection point to a part so that...
Bodies taking the name of the last feature.

Name BODIES Once and For All

Have you noticed how your Solid or Surface Bodies are taking the name of the last feature applied to them (fig.1). [caption id="attachment_2462" align="aligncenter" width="215" caption="Fig. 1 - Bodies taking the...

COVID-19 Related Posts

Cloud based simulation

How to make more Informed Engineering Decisions with Cloud based Analysis

Tech Clarity research indicates top performers succeed with cloud based analysis technology. Nearly half (44%) of manufacturers say design decisions have become more difficult. If engineering wasn't hard enough, economic...
Simulate virus spread

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation demonstrates how social distancing helps limit the spread of COVID-19

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software can analyze and simulate real-life fluid and heat transfer behavior of products. By using CFD, you can also analyze real-life scenarios, including...
SOLIDWORKS X-Ray Assembly Visualization

A SOLIDWORKS X-Ray Machine: The Ultimate Assembly Visualization Training Event

Alin Vargatu shares his 3DEXPERIENCE World presentation (A SOLIDWORKS X-Ray Machine: The Ultimate Assembly Visualization Training) in an online live training format. For users who work with SOLIDWORKS assemblies, which...