Recent Blog Posts

Preparing SOLIDWORKS Models for 3D Printing
Thursday April 23, 2015 at 12:55pm

3D printing is a topic that’s in the forefront every designer and engineers mind nowadays. The ever increasing array of technologies and cost effective solutions available on the market, mean that the option to use prototyping equipment to prove a design is more readily available to us than ever before. So once we`ve used SOLIDWORKS to finalise those last design details, how do we successfully make the transition from SOLIDWORKS to a 3D printed model?

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How to Model and Ironman Helmet in SOLIDWORKS
Wednesday April 22, 2015 at 1:31pm

Using the IronMan helmet as a fun example we explore how complex shapes can be developed and the differences between solid & surface modelling techniques.

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University CSWP Accreditation Training Program
Monday April 20, 2015 at 4:20pm

SOLIDWORKS Certifications are viewed as the benchmark in measuring a users knowledge and competency in being able to use SOLIDWORKS under pressure. Within Education the CSWA (Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate) examination has been viewed as the standard for sometime for that particular sector. However with the University marketplace flourishing with Students each year, the Undergraduates of today need to do all they can to stand out in a competitive and challenging job market. For the Students at A....

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Thursday April 16, 2015 at 1:57pm

You can select multiple annotations in a drawing and group them so they move together when you drag them. Ungroup annotations so they move independently.

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Assembly, Hide/Show Components
Thursday April 16, 2015 at 1:26pm

In the graphics area, you can press Tab and Shift + Tab to hide and show components of an assembly. This becomes very helpful when you have many small components getting in your way like the model shown below.

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Status Bar
Thursday April 16, 2015 at 10:54am

The status bar at the bottom of the SOLIDWORKS window provides information related to the function you are currently performing.

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Recent Commands
Thursday April 16, 2015 at 9:59am

If you use the same command over and over again, then this quick tip is one for you. The last ten unique commands are available in a command history. The most recent command is at the top of the list.

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A Definitive Guide to Assembly Patterns
Wednesday April 15, 2015 at 5:45pm

The assembly environment has an established tool set for creating and managing component patterns. Learn how to use the basic tools and some of the more complex chain component patterns to simulate roller chains, energy chains and power transmission components.

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A Definitive Guide to Part Patterns
Wednesday April 15, 2015 at 5:11pm

Linear, circular, mirror, curve driven, sketch driven, table driven, fill, variable and cosmetic patterns are the types of patterning tools available to you within the part environment. Join us and learn how and when to use these different types of patterning tools.

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Complex Shapes & Surfaces for Beginners
Wednesday April 8, 2015 at 2:33pm

SOLIDWORKS has a powerful and well established toolset for creating complex shapes and surfaces. Learn how to use some of the core features for creating complex geometry such as lofts, sweeps and the solid/ surface boundary tools.

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