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Testing SOLIDWORKS 2016 Video Series #1 Convert Entities Tool

By now you have probably already read the What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2016 document, have watched the official launch videos and maybe even attended a Javelin Launch Event. You are probably intrigued about the new functionality and cannot wait to try it on your own….

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Convert Entities Tool can now Capture Internal Loops Automatically

When designing in the context of an assembly or within a single part reusing geometry from existing features is a common requirement to keep associativity and make your designs more intelligent. This intelligence capability is greatly enhancements with the sketch “Convert Entities” tool now supporting…

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When is a Fully Defined Sketch not Fully Defined? [VIDEO]

We all like Fully-Defined sketches. There’s no room for ambiguity. The sketch and resulting features are more stable. Rebuild times are improved. SolidWorks likes fully-defined sketches as well. And, when you’re editing a sketch, SolidWorks is kind enough to tell you when your sketch is fully defined. However, sometimes it will tell you the sketch is fully defined when it’s “fully defined enough,” meaning there may be under defined bits in it. I am, of course, referring to the endpoints of construction lines. However, I’ve recently learned that there are other instances when a “fully defined” sketch is not so.

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How to create a SOLIDWORKS rolled component that can be flattened

A recent customer query had us considering a number of different methods to create a roll of material. After a number of attempts using various methods, the following suggestion was to create a SOLIDWORKS rolled component using the sheet metal functionality, this technique came from technical sales manager…

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