SolidWorks Sheet Metal Tutorials
Is there a way to get the blank size into a custom property?
How does the Miter Flange command work?
The Kitchen Sink - Can you model it?
Create a Slot in a Sketch
All you have to do
is to create a line in the sketch. With the line selected, pick Offset
Entities in your “Sketch” toolbar.
New Slot Sketch Entities in SolidWorks 2009
Bolt Hole Circle Axis: Part 1
Say that you want
to create a bolt hole circle around a hole. Start by creating your feature
to pattern. Then, pick Circular Pattern from the Features
Bolt Hole Circle Axis: Part 2
What if you don't
have a temporary axis to use? One way to deal with this is to create an
Skipping Instances in a Pattern
Skip allows you control over which instances are created in your
Curve Driven Pattern
Use a Curve Driven
Pattern as an alternative to the Circular Pattern, which does not require
the temporary axes.
Use the link to thickness option without a
sheet metal part
Can you use the
link to thickness option without a sheet metal part? All you have to do to
make this option accessible is...
Toolbar Location and Display
a toolbar and it automatically docks. What if you don't want it to dock?
SolidWorks 2008 has a new transparent toolbar in each viewport that allows
easy access to a lot of the tools used to control the view.
New CommandManager Options in SolidWorks 2008
SolidWorks 2008 now allows you to add a custom tab to the CommandManager.
All you have to do to add a custom tab is...
SolidWorks for the Sheet Metal Guy
ROI White Paper
The Menu Bar Toolbar
SolidWorks has been redesigned to try to make maximum use of screen space.
The new Menu Bar contains the most used tools from...
SolidWorks Built-In Calculator
SolidWorks Built-In Calculator can do more than simple calculations like
sine and cosine. I found a whole list of functions that...
SolidWorks 2008 Officially Released
SolidWorks Corporation released SolidWorks® 2008 on June 18,
2007. SolidWorks 2008 has more than 250 user-requested enhancements.
SolidWorks has continued to make the software easier to use and more
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SolidWorks Tips (More
Jog Fixed Length vs
The Fixed projected length check box can be used
to maintain the original length of the part or to add material to hold the
fixed edge of the part.
Create an Edge
Flange on a Curved Planar Edge
now allows you to add an edge flange on curved planar
edges. Single curved edges, multiple tangent edges, cylindrical edges, and
lofted edges on parts can now be used easily to create an edge flange.
Create a New
Sheet Metal Forming Tool
You can easily create your own forming tools using the Forming Tool
command in SolidWorks 2006. The Orientation Sketch and the colors that
identify the stopping faces and the faces to remove are added automatically.
Copy Entities Versus
contain shapes that are used more than once in a sketch. There are various
ways in SolidWorks to accomplish this. Which way is better?
Pre-Selection Versus Post-Selection
There are two ways to use the Hole
Wizard in SolidWorks. You can either select the plane or face to create the
hole on before or after you select the Hole Wizard command. What's the
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SolidWorks 2007 Design Contest
SolidWorks File Size
Model file size in SolidWorks 2007 has been reduced.
However, because of an issue in the Windows XP operating system,
modifying a model returns it to its original SolidWorks 2006 file size. A
hotfix is available at
SolidWorks 2007 Sheet Metal Enhancements
Take a look at a few of the customer driven enhancements that
make sheet metal creation easier and faster than ever.
(Ricky Jordan's Blog,
07/31/2006 09:38 PM)
And what would Usability Enhancements be? Well, you won’t
find this “category” in the What’s New manual. I have grouped together a few
enhancements from SolidWorks 2007 which I believe will result in time saved
and less mouse clicks for ...
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eDrawings Interactive Tutorial
This interactive tutorial presents some of the most significant features of
eDrawings and how the product can be used to exchange notes and markup for
3D design data.
A lot of new graphic cards have come out lately.
Take a look at the newest lines of graphic cards to enter the market. Which
is the best for me? Is it really worth the money?
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