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SOLIDWORKS 3D Sketch

Tech tips, tutorials, and best practices for SOLIDWORKS 3D Sketch from the Javelin technical team

SOLIDWORKS 3D Sketches

SOLIDWORKS 3D Sketches Tips & Tricks

Watch the demo as TriMech Process and Training Consultant, Sonya Kasper, discusses her favorite features of SOLIDWORKS 3D sketches

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SOLIDWORKS Resolve 3D Sketch

SOLIDWORKS 3D Sketching Planes & Spline Tools

When should SOLIDWORKS 3D sketching be used? When you are working in SOLIDWORKS and 2D sketches just don’t cut it….

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Using a 3D Sketch instead of 2D for the SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard

We are all used to the standard method of applying SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard holes. In the Feature tab click on…

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Using Geodesic Offsets on Complex Curves in SOLIDWORKS

My architect friend was recently commissioned to design a community center. His client’s mandate was that the building had to…

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 3D Sketch Mirror

For a long time, I’ve liked 3D Sketching, but I’ve always missed one important function: Mirror. I love using Mirror…

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Using a solid model as reference geometry for creating a SOLIDWORKS Weldment Sketch

There are a lot of techniques for creating a SOLIDWORKS Weldment Sketch on the web and in the help file. Despite…

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SOLIDWORKS Offset on Surface Midway

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Streamlines Surface Trimming Workflow with Offset On Surface

Among the many new features in SOLIDWORKS 2017 are features that “Clean Up” or simplify the entire process of creating…

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Marble Roller Coaster Create Start of Loop (Part 6 of many) [VIDEO]

Create Loop Start To read the previous article of this series, CLICK HERE. Many people believe that the shape of…

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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…

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Routing: How the “Flip Relation” Option Can Speed Up Routing Sketch Edits

Occasionally when modifying a routing sketch (or other 3D sketch) you may run into a scenario where a spline tangent needs…

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3D Sketching Techniques – Insert points and Connect the Dots

This method assumes that you have a list of points that you wish to sketch to.  Start a 3D sketch…

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3D Sketching Techniques – Create a Curve From a Text File or Table of Values

Use the command: Insert -> Curve, Curve through XYZ points.  Either enter the values into the table manually or open…

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3D Sketching Techniques – Multiple Viewports

Although a 3D sketch in SolidWorks does allow us to draw in 3D, we are more or less limited to…

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3D Sketching a Helix for a Pipe Route for SOLIDWORKS Routing

When using SOLIDWORKS Routing, a simple way to have a coil of tubing for strain relief or packaging reasons, is to…

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Let’s get picky and use the Selection Manager

Dan Johnson asks this question in the SolidWorks Forum: I am trying to create a handle that is part of…

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