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The SMART way to use SOLIDWORKS Toolbox

SOLIDWORKS Smart Fasteners
Do you find yourself designing hardware components from scratch? Or even downloading them from websites? You might think you’re saving time by downloading these files but what if I told you there is a better way! Included with SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium software is SOLIDWORKS Toolbox, a library of over a million standard hardware components,…
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SOLIDWORKS Visualize Unknown Tips and Tricks: Part Two

Open Motion Study
Utilizing Motion Studies for more than just motion Motion studies are a great tool inside of SOLIDWORKS to bring your assemblies to life, they allow you to utilize real world conditions like gravity, connections and other physics based motion attributes to give your animations a realistic look while also delivering analysis for greater insight into…
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SOLIDWORKS Visualize Unknown Tips and Tricks: Part One

The final result using the Custom made Environment HDR
Creating your own HDR Environments SOLIDWORKS Visualize is an incredibly powerful rendering tool to get quick life-like renders of our CAD models done as fast as possible.  There are a lot of powerful and robust tools available to us in Visualize to give us some breathtaking results and you don’t have to be a hardcore…
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Working with Mesh data in SOLIDWORKS 2018

Anyone who has needed to work with mesh data knows how much of a pain it is to get anything from it inside of SOLIDWORKS. SOLIDWORKS 2018 introduces new ways you can utilize mesh data offering many more possibilities than ever before. This works for a variety of formats such as STL, OBJ and AMF…
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Adding Balloons to a Sub-Assembly in a SOLIDWORKS Drawing

Balloon Sub-Assembly
If you have been working with a SOLIDWORKS bill of material table (BOM) for a while, perhaps you have noticed that there are limitations when it comes to adding balloons to a sub-assembly and its components. For example, if you want to add a balloon to a sub-assembly SOLIDWORKS does not allow us, and no matter…
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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Tab and Slot Feature

SOLIDWORKS Tab and Slot feature works in parts, multi-body parts and assemblies.
A costly part of manufacturing is creating the fixtures that are used to hold the parts in position during fabrication. That is why many designers are now turning to self-fixturing design technique to reduce the assembly and setup costs in the manufacturing process. In this technique the assembly components will be held together without the…
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SOLIDWORKS Visualize – Star Wars Lightsaber Edition

The release date for the new Star Wars® feature film “Star Wars:The Last Jedi” is just around the corner. We thought we would celebrate the best way we know how, making Lightsabres in SOLIDWORKS Visualize! By utilizing some techniques like the Visualize add-in for SOLIDWORKS, you can get a fast and great looking render in…
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Manually adding a Part to a SOLIDWORKS Weldment Cutlist Group [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS Weldment Cutlist Group
SOLIDWORKS Weldment functionality is a great tool to make a weldment structure. A Weldment structure is a unit formed by welding an assembly of parts together. Once you start making a structure using Weldment functionality, SOLIDWORKS generates a list of the components in the Weldment part which is called a Cutlist. In this list you…
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