SOLIDWORKS Split

Designing 90° Sheet Metal HVAC Duct in SOLIDWORKS – Part 3 of 4

Welcome to part 3 of this adventure of making a large sheet metal HVAC duct. We left off in part 2 splitting the single body duct into 7 bodies. Today I’m going to demonstrate how to save the bodies out and how to convert into…

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How to use the SOLIDWORKS Split Line Tool

SOLIDWORKS Split Line Tool

The SOLIDWORKS Split Line tool is used to project an entity (sketch, solid, surface, face, plane, or surface spline) onto other surfaces or curved/planar faces. You are also able to split faces on multiple bodies with one command. The Split Line command comes equipped with 3…

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New in SOLIDWORKS 2015! – The Split Feature can now split Surface Bodies! [VIDEO]

Split Surface Bodies

As we climb up the steep hill that is the list of new enhancements to SOLIDWORKS 2015, I wanted to peddle backwards for a moment to a feature that is a tad underused by most SolidWorks users – The Split Feature. This tool gives us the…

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Marble Roller Coaster – Designing Connectors (Part 2 of many) [VIDEO]

To read the first part of this series of articles, please CLICK HERE. The next step is to design the connectors. The marble is represented by a circle, a typical marble is 5/8” diameter so that is what I am designing for. There is a…

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Alin’s SW2013 Pick of the Day – Conjuring a Solid Out of Thin Air with the Intersect Tool

People who have seen it in action say that the Intersect Tool is a Game Changer. Imagine you take existing surface bodies, solid bodies and even planes and throw them in a boiling pot. Let them intersect themselves for a while (about half a second), then pick and choose whatever pieces or combination of pieces you need. The result is spectacular: one or more solid bodies created very fast. Once you master this new command, you will find out that your feature tree becomes quite a bit shorter! Intersect can replace whole clusters of features like: Split, Combine Add, Combine Subtract, Combine Common, Trim, Copy Bodies, Delete Bodies, Cut with Surface or Replace Face. In this video, I am just playing with the Intersect Tool. Watch…

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How to Split and Join SOLIDWORKS Sketch Entities (Lines, Arcs, Splines) [VIDEO]

Join SOLIDWORKS sketch entities

Today I will show you a little SOLIDWORKS magic, a thing of beauty. Did you know that you can split and join SOLIDWORKS Sketch Entities such as arcs, lines and splines? Allow me to demonstrate in this short video:

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