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SOLIDWORKS Part features tech tips and best practices

Alin’s SW2013 Pick of the Day – Fast Edge Selection

When applyIng a fillet feature to a lot of edges, the most time consuming part is selecting them. In SolidWorks…

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Alin’s SW2013 Pick of the Day – The Real History = Flat Tree View

SolidWorks’ User Interface is one of the most intuitive in the CAD world and that is probably the reason why SolidWorks is…

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Circular Chamfer on Non-Circular Edges

When you need to make a circular chamfer around the edges of a non-circular part, such as a nut, you…

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SOLIDWORKS Advanced Mates Management – 3 Time Saving Tips

Do you feel you waste too much time finding component specific mates in large assemblies? Do you spend more time…

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Bodies taking the name of the last feature.

Name BODIES Once and For All

Have you noticed how your Solid or Surface Bodies are taking the name of the last feature applied to them (fig.1)….

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How to create an Equally Spaced SOLIDWORKS Pattern

If you’ve wanted to create an Equally Spaced SOLIDWORKS Pattern over a set distance, you may have noticed that there is…

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5 Quick Shortcuts for navigating the SOLIDWORKS FeatureManager Design Tree

Do you find yourself scrolling up and down the SOLIDWORKS feature tree all day hunting for that elusive feature? Does dragging…

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Select like a Pro with Power and Advanced Select

You may have noticed the Select tool in the menu toolbar is always highlighted.  But have you seen the drop-down…

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How to create a Spiral / Helical Sheet Metal Model that can be flattened

If you want to create a spiral / helical sheet metal model, using the sweep feature + insert bends will…

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Helical Sweep

Creating a Helical Sweep in SOLIDWORKS

It is possible to create a helical solid in SOLIDWORKS which, rather than extending linearly, actually follows a helical (or other) path. …

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