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SolidWorks 2014 Tutorial: What Was Hard Now Is Easy When Applying Tangent Mates [VIDEO]

SolidWorks has always been a user-friendly software, mostly because 99.9% of the workflows in SolidWorks are natural, like in the real life. From this point of view, compared with other CAD software packages, users are really pampered when working in the SolidWorks Universe. It is understandable then why some SolidWorks users might become frustrated when having to find workarounds for the other 0.1% of the situations, when the solution to a specific problem is not so intuitive. Case in hand: applying a simple tangent mate between a curvilinear edge or a sphere and another face was very hard to do in SolidWorks 2013 and older versions. The Javelin Blog published such a solution in the past. The SolidWorks Forum has a full discussion about this topic turned into a…

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Rotate about the SOLIDWORKS Scene Floor

The middle mouse button is your best friend when manipulating the SolidWorks viewport in order to orient the model. Just press and drag, what can be simpler? SolidWorks 2013 adds more functionality to this little button, providing even more control to the user. That is why my SolidWorks 2013 pick of the day is the new “Rotate about the Scene Floor” setting. Watch this:

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SOLIDWORKS 2013 Video Series

There is no secret that I am delighted with the new enhancements introduced by SolidWorks 2013. I explored the new functionality quite a bit during the Beta period and I was pleased to notice that most enhancements were picked from popular user wish-lists posted on…

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