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Using the Stratasys F120

Using the new Stratasys F120 3D printer and SOLIDWORKS to build end-use products

Technology is constantly evolving; every day there are new and innovative products on the market. Recently, there has been a rise in popularity of bladeless products, like fans and hairdryers....
Create SOLIDWORKS drawings macro

SOLIDWORKS Macro to create Drawings for All Configurations with Updated BOM

Have you ever had a part with tens or hundreds or thousands of configurations? And you're responsible for creating a drawing for EACH of those configurations with a correct BOM? Well...
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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Save As Copy and Open: Close the Original Document Option

SOLIDWORKS Save As Copy has always been a great option for managing references when creating copies of documents under new filenames. In 2020, when doing a File > Save As......
SOLIDWORKS PDM Search Operators

Using Search Operators and Wildcards in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, when performing a complete search, you can now use Search Operators and Wildcards such as "AND", "OR", or "NOT" separated by a space. From previous...
Hole Depth to Tip

Define Hole Wizard Depth to Tip or Shoulder with SOLIDWORKS 2020

Prior to SOLIDWORKS 2020, the SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard holes would specify end condition of drilled or tapped holes as depth to shoulder.  Now in 2020, we can specify drill depth...
Sheet Metal Cone

How to Make and Flatten a Sheet Metal Cone in SOLIDWORKS

Creating a Sheet metal cone in SOLIDWORKS can seem like a complex task, but I'm here to alleviate your worries and provide you with the correct workflow. I typically like...

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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...
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