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A nice little 3 minute video on a rarely used feature that can help position sketch geometry faster. Thanks, Todd Werginz Computer Aided Technology, Inc. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
A nice short video explaining some of the nuances of the SECTION SCOPE in an assembly drawing to make sure you get to see what you want to see in your section view. Thanks, Todd Werginz CATI Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
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The first things that always get asked from the mold designer are. What are the steel sizes that I need so I can get stuff on order? When are you going to be done? And not necessarily in that order…..... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
Short 4 1/2 minute video on how to use the annotations folder in your feature manager for some tasks. Thanks, Todd Werginz Computer Aided Technology, Inc. Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
Short little video on "How to" set up your SolidWorks interface. Todd Werginz Computer Aided Technology, Inc. Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
A nice 10 minute video on how to save a Solidworks Part template with some standard Global Variables for ease of manipulation. Thanks, Todd Werginz, Senior Applications Engineer Computer Aided Technology Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
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I just had to. With the Release to Manufacturing of Windows 8 already here I had to take it for a test drive. It is available as an evaluation copy from the MS website. It was a 2.5gb downloaded .iso... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
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So you’ve built this awesome set of cavity and core blocks with the Mold Tools in Solidworks. You did everything in the right order. Imported your neutral file from your customer. Fixed up the missing geometry for molding (because there... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
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There is a little known "driven" dimension shortcut that in my opinion dosen't gett used enough. It's been around for quite some time, works well and is pretty underutilized in my book. Lets start a drawing. and dimension a block... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
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FYI...3DVia Composer V62013 SP0 is live for all current subscription customers and Solidworks SP4.0 is right around the corner. Here are the highlights for the new release of Composer. Image Library Quick Magnetic Line Alignment Prevent Actor Deletion New Advanced... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
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The typical use of the split line is for the projection of a sketch onto a surface/face to split the face up for various reasons. Draft lines, hold lines, forming tools, simulation setups and the like. The one other one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
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Sometimes the patterning of holes can be to say the least very resource intensive. If you are just looking for the image or illusion of the holes to be there, we have a very lightweight alternative. The feature is called... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
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I ran acoss this little gem the other day while teaching Essentials. It doesnt just fail with no explanation anymore. It actually gives a brief description of what might happen...... Todd Werginz Technical Analyst CATI Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
I had a customer looking to streamline the process of outputting DXF files to the shop floor with minimal work. This is what we came up with.. Hope you can use something like this.... See you at Solidworks World! Todd... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
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If you have Solidworks and eDrawings installed on the the same machine and you are pulling a license for the Solidworks but when you open up eDrawings you are Publishpresented with this...... Since you have eDrawings installed on your machine... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2011 at CATI Tech Notes
From time to time we get the occasional request on how to update your Toolbox manually. So here are the instructions.... From time to time we get the occasional request on how to update your toolbox manually. Here are the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2011 at CATI Tech Notes
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With the implementations of Solidworks 2011 and steady migration from XP to Windows 7 there are always pluses and minuses. I never recommend to anyone that when going from one version to the next that you use the copy settings... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2011 at CATI Tech Notes
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I think one of the most underutilized features inside of Solidworks in general is the use of patterning and symmetry. In particular the sketch driven pattern. The fact that it does not absorb the sketch into the feature is enough... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2011 at CATI Tech Notes
I have had a couple of panic calls on the support lines in the last couple of months with people trying to figure out how to kill or stop the Solidworks task scheduler once you pull the trigger. Its like... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at CATI Tech Notes
This is great information! Itunes is a major resource sucker for sure. Good tips! Todd
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2011 on Turning Off Add-ins (MSWP#4) at CATI Tech Notes
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I had a question come up the other day with a cropped view. The customer was asking for a broken out section, (which BTW is an Awesome feature in Solidworks!) He had already cropped the view because it was a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2011 at CATI Tech Notes
Solidworks is in early visibility for service pack 3.0 as of today. Both versions are availble X32 and X64. Todd Werginz Technical Analyst Computer Aided Technology Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2011 at CATI Tech Notes
Nice Work-Around. Today you are the King of CAD!
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With SP 3.0 live and people making the upgrade we need to help Solidworks out. Solidworks is looking for our help.(yes that includes you!) We are not helping. As a community we are not helping :( Inside your system options... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at CATI Tech Notes
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Solidworks has released service pack 2.0 as of 1/18/11 just in time for Solidworks World. Solidworks SP 2.0 So everyone get loaded up and service packed and I'll see you down there. I'll be there giving a couple of presentations... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2011 at CATI Tech Notes