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The following is an example of how Intersect can help you to quickly build a part from multiple intersecting surfaces. This is a set of surface bodies that will be used to create the exterior of a new consumer product. The goal is quickly combine these surface bodies into a final solid body shape that... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2013 at The SolidWorks Blog
Revision clouds is a new annotation type in SolidWorks. The main purpose for revision clouds is to allow you to call attention areas where a revision was made on a drawing. Though revision clouds are not the same as comment clouds in eDrawings, you may also want... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2013 at The SolidWorks Blog
The Intersect tool in SolidWorks 2013 is very powerful with many different uses. In the following exercise, we'll use Intersect to quickly create a filled volume from negative space in order to determine the amount of liquid in a bottle. Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2013 at The SolidWorks Blog
A new powerful tool introduced SolidWorks 2013 is Intersect. Intersect enables you to perform complex operations to quickly combine surfaces, faces and solid bodies in practically any way you need without the need for multiple cut, trim and fill features. The tool's visual interface allows you to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2013 at The SolidWorks Blog
CSWA, CSWP, CSWP advanced modules, and CSWE are all important certifications that demonstrate a person's skill level with SolidWorks. One of the easiest ways to let others know that you've successfully passed a SolidWorks certification exam is to list the certificate on There are several ways to do this. A very common method right now... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at The SolidWorks Blog
I would add to this (updated from 2008), use your smartphone (sync'd with your Outlook or Google calendar) to plan out and keep your schedule.
Remastered from SolidWorks Legion article entitled How to overline text on a SolidWorks drawing. Occasionally, a SolidWorks user may need to state a number or variable as approximate within an annotation note. The mathematical symbol for this is an overline. Overlining text is supported via a trick in SolidWorks. Here... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2012 at The SolidWorks Blog
Remastered from SolidWorks Legion article entitled Color for non inserted dimensions. SolidWorks has many default colors for different types of dimensions. On drawings, the two main types of dimensions are inserted (driving) and non inserted (driven). Inserted dimensions are called such because they are inserted from the model. Non inserted... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2012 at The SolidWorks Blog
This article is based on an article that originally appeared on SolidWorks Legion. Dual dimensioning is the drafting practice of using multiple units of measure in a dimension in the same direction of a feature. SolidWorks and many other CAD programs support dual dimensioning. At one point, it was a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2012 at The SolidWorks Blog
This article is based on a posting that appears on SolidWorks Legion. SolidWorks has a spell checker? Yup! It’s called Spelling Check and can be invoked on most installs by pressing F7 or by going to Tools>Spelling.... Spelling Check can be useful when proofreading a drawing. You can customize Spelling... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2012 at The SolidWorks Blog
Don't know who Colin is, but thanks! :)
Have you considered how your mouse settings affect your personal performance, not just in SolidWorks, but also in any application? With mouse speed set to slow, you may be draging your mouse halfway across the desk surface just to access toolbar buttons or pulldown menus. If you are moving your mouse 6 inches... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2012 at The SolidWorks Blog
When using Standard Views in SolidWorks models and assembles, the resulting view of the model is normally Zoom to fit. So, if you are zoomed in on to see a particular feature of a very long part, when you change from Front View to Rear View (to see the backside... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2012 at The SolidWorks Blog
Break views are common practice for some industries where long components do not fit well on standard sheet sizes at a useful scale. SolidWorks has a function to break views in the Break tool in the Drawing toolbar. However, what if there is a projected view of that component which must also have a break? Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2012 at The SolidWorks Blog
Each year, SolidWorks functionality is expanded to suit an increasing number of user needs. Most enhancements to SolidWorks are based on your feedback about new abilities and tasks you want the software to perform. Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2012 at The SolidWorks Blog
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