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Using SOLIDWORKS for Plant Layout Design

SOLIDWORKS Plant Design

SOLIDWORKS Plant Layout design is a breeze! Whether it’s a simple building layout or a more complex multi-building layout, SOLIDWORKS 2017 large assembly tools can help: Easily organize equipment and space with new Magnetic Mates. Publish parts and assemblies as assets with appropriate connection points for easy…

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Using the ALT Key while Routing in SOLIDWORKS 2017 will speed up your workflow

The ALT key has been a staple of SOLIDWORKS functionality for a very long time now. It is one of our primary modifiers to intact various functionality, or cancel automated functionality. The ability to cancel functionality has been extended into the SOLIDWORKS 2017 Routing Add-in!…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 allows you to create an Exploded View of a Routed Assembly

In previous releases of SOLIDWORKS we bore witness to many interesting behaviors when attempting to create an exploded view of a routed assembly.  This has been corrected in SOLIDWORKS 2017. After a test drive of the expanded functionality, we are pleased to report that exploded…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 has nipples?

SOLIDWORKS Pipe Nipples that is! This is a safe for work blog after all. Another requested feature among those folks who use the Pipe & Tube Routing functionality within SOLIDWORKS has been the inclusion of Pipe Nipples in order to connect two fittings within a route…

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SOLIDWORKS Ducting Best Practices [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS Ducting

SOLIDWORKS Routing provides a user with a very quick method of designing new or existing routes. However, when a user is trying to route HVAC ducting, it often results in errors and incomplete routes due to how SOLIDWORKS lays the duct in the interface. But…

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MySolidWorks Learning: Introduction to SOLIDWORKS Routing

In this MySolidWorks Learning post, you are going to receive an Introduction to SolidWorks Routing. What’s SOLIDWORKS Routing? Use the Routing application to create special types of sub-assemblies that build paths of pipes, tubes, or electrical cables between components. Take the MySolidWorks Learning Lesson  About…

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SolidWorks Electrical Piping & Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) – Part 1

Piping & Instrumentation is an important part of engineering design in some industries. Piping is already addressed in the SolidWorks Routing add-in. Now with SolidWorks Electrical Professional, we have the combination of Electrical Schematics, P&ID and Routing which makes it easier for engineers to efficiently increase design productivity. Start in 2D with SolidWorks Electrical In…

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Routing: Flip Route at the Clip

When you rotate a clip in a SolidWorks Route you sometimes find that the route now has a loop in it.  Thankfully, there is an easy way to correct the problem.  Simply edit the route, right-click on the line segment through the clip and choose…

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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 to be flipped or reversed.  See the image below. Well, thankfully there is a way to quickly flip it. 

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