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Best Practices

Using SOLIDWORKS Planes to create a DriveWorks Model

SOLIDWORKS Planes for DriveWorks model

Often times people will ask for a “best practice” when modeling in SOLIDWORKS something that is intended to be used in DriveWorks. While there are several good ones, such as renaming dimensions and features, I would have to say that one of my favorite suggestions…

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SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice #5: Don’t Mate Longer Than Necessary

SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice

Okay, so we’ve reached the end of our week of SOLIDWORKS Best Mating Practices. I’ve saved the best for last. There’s lots of content in this one, so get ready. With all the tips this week, you should have learned something new – or at least…

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SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice #4: Don’t Mate Too Much (even if it’s a good idea!)

SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice

All of us who use assemblies in SOLIDWORKS know that mating can be fun (in SOLIDWORKS, of course). As a result, one can have a natural tendency to get carried away,which I’ll show you in SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice #4: Don’t Mate Too Much. When…

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SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice #3: Don’t fight with your Mates

SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice

Welcome back, fellow SOLIDWORKS users for another installment of our SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice series. In the classic Star Trek episode “Amok Time,” Kirk and Spock fight to the death over a mate. Luckily, in SOLIDWORKS, you don’t have to. In fact, you outright shouldn’t….

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SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice #1: Mate Before You Relate

SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice

Greetings, fellow SOLIDWORKS users! Welcome to my new blog series on the best practices of mating…in SOLIDWORKS of course! Over the next few days, I’ll bring you five videos on SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practices and how to avoid problems associating with poorly applied mates. Or,…

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