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Blog Posts: August 2015

SWUGN North West Meeting at Canon, Birchwood
Adam Green, leader of the SOLIDWORKS User Group Network, North West, take his next meeting to Canon's offices in Birchwood. Adam has been gaining a lot of momentum with his User Group Network and has attracted some great guest presenters as well as p....
Wrap Feature in SOLIDWORKS
Sometimes it may be necessary to engrave text on a diametric face which is a simple enough procedure: Create a plane tangential to the diametric face, create some text constrained to a construction line and use the wrap feature. However what happens ...
Benefits of having a Fully Integrated CAM Package
There are many CAD and CAM packages out there, however there are many disadvantages of having separate software for CAD and CAM. Some CAM packages require an export from SOLIDWORKS into another format the CAM will understand.
Configurations - Creating a Manufacturing Process
Configurations are normally used to create similar components with different sizes but can also be used to create a manufacturing lifecycle process. This blog is going to run through the process on how this could be achieved.
Bills of Materials (BOMs) 101
Learn the basics of creating bills of materials to catalogue the contents of your SOLIDWORKS assemblies including customising and outputting the values to other formats.
Plastic Part Design- Ribs Shells and Draft
SOLIDWORKS has many tools to help design plastic parts- including fastening features, uniform wall thickness and draft angles for moulding. This webinar runs through the options we have at hand in SOLIDWORKS.