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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, […]

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/2013/09/alins-solidworks-2014-tutorial-replace-sketch-entity-video/

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 less […]

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. […]

Surface Continuity

Surface Continuity

by Mark Biasotti, DS SolidWorks Corp. Why are surfacing tools important? What does it all mean? This presentation covers surfacing theory, and why surface continuity is important. Download from SolidWorks: Surface Continuity

Curves from Beginning to End

Curves from Beginning to End

by Mark Biasotti, DS SolidWorks Corp Presented at: SolidWorks World 2008 Mark covers the basics of SolidWorks surfacing. Good spline sketching techniques, why surfacing and curvature control are important, and how to use SolidWorks surfacing tools to your best advantage. This presentation covers good method for creating and controlling splines in 3D space. Download the […]

Working With Splines

Working With Splines

by Mark Biasotti, DS SolidWorks Corp This video tutorial shows how to work with the spline tools to create an modify a spline. It discusses best practices in SolidWorks to create even and clean curved shapes.

Introduction to Boundary, Freeform, a...

Introduction to Boundary, Freeform, and Fill

by Mark Biasotti, DS SolidWorks Corp Presented at: SolidWorks World 2008 This presentation covers the introduction to the boundary, freeform and fill features. It also starts with a discussion of how and when to use surfacing tools. Some portions of this presentation can also be found in Advanced Modeling 301; however this presentation has more emphasis on […]