SolidWorks Tutorials and Videos

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Surfacing With Style

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by Charles Culp, SWtuts.com        Surfacing with Style is a discussion of the best techniques for creating sketch profiles in SOLIDWORKS, and when to use each tool; with  emphasis on the Style Spline sketch tool, and why it can be a superior tool for generating elegant curves. You can download the presentation here, and when the video is ava [...]

Power Surfacing Add-in

Power Surfacing Add-in
by Mark Biasotti Power Surfacing from nPower Software, IntegrityWare, Inc. is a tool for native sub-d modeling in SolidWorks. Mark gives an overview of the tool and how to use it to generate curvature continuous parts natively in SolidWorks.   Viewing this content requires Silverlight. You can download Silverlight from http://www.micr [...]

IT Picked WHAT Computer?

IT Picked WHAT Computer?
by Charles Culp, SWtuts.com and Anna Wood, RenderBay.com Updated for February, 2015, this presentation was originally created for SOLIDWORKS World 2014. The updated presentation is linked below, as well as the original. Learn which computers are best for SolidWorks. It is often not the most expensive. Charles and Anna will cover each compone [...]

SolidWorks 2014 – Replace Sketc...

SolidWorks 2014 – Replace Sketch Entities
by Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies Alin provides a great introduction to the new Replace Sketch Entities tool in SolidWorks 2014. This update makes working with complex model much easier, as design intent is kept when making significant changes to sketches. Read the full article and watch the video below. http://www.javelin-tech.com/blog/ [...]

SolidWorks 2014 – Conic Feature...

SolidWorks 2014 – Conic Features
by Charles Culp, SWtuts.com SolidWorks 2014 has added Conic Section tools in the sketcher and the fillet tool. Now you can create conic sketch entities that are automatically tangent. The fillet tool now, instead of just doing circular (radius) fillets, will also do conic fillets.

SolidWorks 2014 – Style Spline

SolidWorks 2014 – Style Spline
by Charles Culp, SWtuts.com An introduction to Style Spline, a new feature in SolidWorks 2014. The style spline uses Bezier curves, while the existing spline tool uses b-spline curves. This allows for easier control of the shape and always creates smooth curves. These splines are mathematically more simple, so a complex tool is inherently les [...]

Surfacing Walk-thru

Surfacing Walk-thru
by Charles Culp, SWtuts.com Charles builds two simple surface models. These two models are meant to show many different surface modeling features. The presentation covers when to use each, and why certain features are better at making specific shapes. The presentation with attached files is available for download, but if you haven’t se [...]

Building or Specifying Computers for ...

Building or Specifying Computers for SolidWorks
by Charles Culp, SWtuts.com and Anna Wood, RenderBay.com. Updated for February, 2015, this presentation was originally created for SOLIDWORKS World 2013. The updated presentation is linked below, as well as the original. Anna and Charles discuss which computer components are best for SOLIDWORKS. Ever wonder if that expensive video card is wo [...]

PhotoView Friday #3 by Ron Bates

PhotoView Friday #3 by Ron Bates
by Ron Bates, Senior Manager of Graphical Applications for Dassault Systemes SolidWorks. This preface to PhotoView Friday #3 discusses the difference between a background image and an environment background. Ron continues in this series by discussing how to better place a model into an environment by using a great background image. He talks [...]

PhotoView Friday #2 by Ron Bates

PhotoView Friday #2 by Ron Bates
by Ron Bates, Senior Manager of Graphical Applications for Dassault Systemes SolidWorks. In this second video of the PhotoView Friday series, Ron discusses how to align the camera with the background to get your part where you want it. This first video is a quick primer into how this works. Ron also dives into a discussion about why you need [...]