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How to use a Solid Body as a Profile for a Cut Sweep in SOLIDWORKS

Multiple Bodies

Did you know that you can use a Solid Body to perform a Swept Cut? If you usually work with multi-body parts, you will find this tool very handy to complete your designs. Under the SOLIDWORKS Cut Sweep command, there is an option which allows you…

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Alin’s SW2013 Pick of the Day – Fill a Baby Bottle Using The Intersect Tool

When designing a bottle for your newborn baby, one of the main parameters you need to control is the bottle’s volume. While apparently a simple task, calculating the volume of an open recipient has never been an easy task in SolidWorks. The new Intersect Tool introduce by SolidWorks 2013 is a game changer in this regard. Capping and filling a bottle is now a simple two step process… like in real life: Cap the bottle Fill the bottle. Later on this week, I will take on an even more complex challenge: how to determine the half full level for the same bottle. Until then, enjoy the video showing the bottle being filled to capacity. In order to appreciate the huge benefits of using the newest SolidWorks release,…

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SOLIDWORKS Weldment Bounding Boxes

This functionality has been long time requested by SOLIDWORKS users like you, as a quick way to determine the smallest box you can package your model in. Watch this video and tell the good news SOLIDWORKS brings to your colleagues from the estimating and shipping departments. They will love you for that! Update: After I finished creating this video I realized that this new functionality will be priceless for users involved with 3D Printing by minimizing the support material and the printing times. I am pretty sure you have spotted the same opportunity, but, just in case you are in doubt, I will try to prove this point next week with a second video on how to use the new bounding boxes enhancement for saving time and money while 3D…

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