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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.

Introduction to Flex

Introduction to Flex

by Mark Biasotti, DS SolidWorks Corp Mark provides a video showing how to use the flex tool. This quick four-minute video covers the basics of flex, specifically with the bend and twist options. Watch the video here: Or download a copy: Introduction to Flex

NHSWUG – 8/4/2011 – Tips ...

NHSWUG – 8/4/2011 – Tips and Tricks

by Mark Biasotti, DS Solidworks Corp. Mark gave a presentation covering general tips and tricks for advanced modeling. His tips include how to repeat a command, using the search bar, quickly creating an offset Ref Plane, repairing dangling dimensions, toggling between driven and driving dimensions, thumbwheel control, move, replace, and delete face, 3D sketch extrude, […]

Explaining Splines

Explaining Splines

by Jeremy Singley, Jeremy Singley Industrial Design Presented at SolidWorks World 2011. Jeremy provides an outstanding discussion on how splines can make for better engineering. Fan blades, Venturi tubes, hoppers, optics, sheet metal, streamlining, ergonomics, springs, load-bearing spans, wire paths, cams, and aerodynamics. All the spline tools are demonstrated, with tips on the trickier ones. […]

threads, Threads, THREADS!

threads, Threads, THREADS!

by Ben Eadie, UsingSolidWorks.com Threads can be a pain in the butt. Here are the methods I use to make them happen…

Surfacing for Non-Believers

Surfacing for Non-Believers

by Charles Culp, http://www.swtuts.com Presented at: St Louis Technical Summit 2008, Colorado SolidWorks User Group 2008, Phoenix SolidWorks User Group 2009, SolidWorks World 2010, Kansas City Technical Summit 2011, SWUG of Nebraska 2011 Are you a machine designer, but interested in what surfacing tools can do for you? This presentation covers the basics of surfacing […]

Everything Curves and Surfaces

Everything Curves and Surfaces

by Mark Biasotti, DS SolidWorks Corp Presented at: SolidWorks World 2009 Mark gives a presentation covering a full span of surfacing topics. From the basics of curvature and good industrial design, to each advanced modeling tool, and when to use it. This presentation covers the gamut of advanced SolidWorks modeling. How good is it? At […]

SolidWorks Tips and Tricks 2011

SolidWorks Tips and Tricks 2011

by Phil Sluder, TriAxial Design and Analysis Experience a fast paced session of tips focusing on how to use SolidWorks 2011 in the real world. These will not be found in the help file, they come from years of learning, teaching, and using it daily in a small dynamic design environment. There will include something for […]

What’s Old with SolidWorks 2011

What’s Old with SolidWorks 2011

by Phil Sluder, TriAxial Design and Analysis Presented at: SolidWorks World 2011 I didn’t know you could do that, is that new? When did they put that in SolidWorks? This is a look at existing tools that you may have overlooked, not had time to keep up with, and use as often as you could. […]

Creating Consumer Product Designs

Creating Consumer Product Designs

by Mark Biasotti, DS SolidWorks Corp. Mark has created a three part series on using SolidWorks to create consumer products. His video tutorial is split into three segments. Click on the image for each segment to play: Capturing Design Intent and Creating Curves: Advanced Model Features More Surfacing and Finishing Details: After Watching the Videos, […]