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Blog Posts: November 2013

The SOLIDWORKS user base is growing at a massive rate- there are over 2.5million users worldwide, and off the back of this the developers, resellers and customers alike are creating a vast amount of online content for you to tap into. You may already....
Using the swept cut feature, we have the ability to use a second body to represent the tool generating the cut. For this to work our tool-body has to be a revolved feature using analytical geometry (i.e. lines and arcs), make sure the merge resu....
Using Delete Face as a cutting tool
Using Delete Face as a cutting toolToday’s little tip is the use of the “Delete Face” as a cutting tool, to save you the time and effort sketching and creating features to remove the model geometryLet me explain below:As you can see....
Which is better for SOLIDWORKS: a Windows 7 Basic theme or an Aero Theme? For my blog post this week I wanted to highlight the importance of not only checking that you are running a supported graphics card driver as you upgrade to the last ....
Chances are that if you have attended one of the SOLIDWORKS Training Courses you will have been encouraged to rename your Sketches and Features either through a slow double click or hitting the F2 key. However what if you need to undo this ....
In my opinion, it is always best practice to model about the model origin and to make use of symmetry whenever possible.   Dynamic Mirror Entities: The easiest and fastest way to create symmetric elements in a sketch is to use the Dynamic Mir....
At Solid Solutions we love hearing about interesting and unusual uses for SOLIDWORKS and this could potentially be our favourite yet. Warning: this is utterly adorable.  When we heard about Dudley the Duck in the office yesterday afternoon ....
While enjoying the end of my annual leave away from the office I couldn't help but notice that on the 24th October 2013 Service Pack 5 was made available for download for customers on Subscription.     The release cycle for SOLIDWORKS ....
Do you have any ideas for a new function or a tweak to an existing one?   Every year SOLIDWORKS ask for ideas which are then narrowed down by voting later in the year to the Top Ten.   You can contribute here   All ideas must be submi....
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