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SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 Import with more flexibility

I’m sure you know SOLIDWORKS Inspection can open SOLIDWORKS Drawing files as well as PDFs and TIFFs, but did you know that SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 can work with other CAD drawing files such as: AutoCAD DWG files PTC Drawing files CATIA V5 CATDrawing files Smart Extract is a new feature inside SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018, that…

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Leave Rebuild Errors Behind with SOLIDWORKS Feature Tree Organization

Toggle Visualization Arrows for Parent and Child Relationships using the Context Toolbar

One of the greatest assets of parametric 3D modelling is the potential to revise and reuse parts with ease. SOLIDWORKS Feature tree organization is the magic bullet when it comes to maximizing the versatility of your CAD data, and incorporating it into your design methodology is an essential part of establishing best practices within your…

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Reduce SOLIDWORKS Large Assembly Load Time & Optimization Techniques [VIDEO]

When loading a SOLIDWORKS Large Assembly did it take so long that you were able to run to the coffee shop across the road and return to a still loading file? Slow load time for large assembly files in SOLIDWORKS is a common issue for users, but we can help with that…fill out the form below to watch our recorded webinar to…

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SOLIDWORKS Replace Sketch Entity [VIDEO]

Doesn’t matter if you are The Company Owner, a Manager, a SolidWorks Expert or just a SolidWorks Beginner, you will be extremely happy taking advantage of the most important enhancement introduced to SolidWorks this year: the ability to replace sketch entities. As the owner, CEO or manager you will notice how much faster your design team will be able to change their design intent during all phases of the design process. What before would take them hours can be done now in seconds. Moreover, the number of errors in your drawings and, ultimately, in your products will decrease…

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How Many Mates Can Be Created At Once in SolidWorks? One, Two,… Three? [VIDEO]

Watch this video to learn how to create one, two and even three mates at the same time in SolidWorks.

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SOLIDWORKS SpeedPak [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS SpeedPak

Since 2009, the SOLIDWORKS SpeedPak has been the perfect tool for simplifying sub-assembly components, by replacing heavy geometry with a graphical representation of the external faces. In SOLIDWORKS 2013 creating and managing SpeedPak configurations became much easier, since it is now done directly from the top level assembly, as shown in this video:  

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Solution 1 of 2 for Quick Selection of Faces to Draft (Article and Video on The 3DVision Blog)

Sometimes you have to draft tens or even hundreds of faces at the same time. Don’t you get tired of selecting them one by one? Fortunately, SolidWorks offers two very elegant solutions for selecting these faces in bulk. The first solution is using the Draft Analysis Tool for painting the faces to draft in a…

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Alin’s SW2013 Pick of the Day: Searching for Settings – Instant Results

Since I started the “What’s Really New in SolidWorks 2013” series of tech tips, I kept repeating that the newest version of SolidWorks is all about saving time. My pick of the day is another time saver – the ability to fine tune SolidWorks systems extremely fast using the new search functionality for System Options and Document Properties. Watch this video and save time:

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