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An Opposite-Hand Blog, Pt 1 - modify tool to mirror sketch vertically or horizontally by adjusting handle, pick mirror as feature to create separate mirror feature in tree unlike sketch mirror in SOLIDWORKS, Roy Mutalik, Design Point Solutions, July 25, 2014

Get a Handle on SOLIDWORKS Weldments - learn about 3D sketches, profiles, YouTube, July 23, 2014

Benefits of Using Derived Configurations in SOLIDWORKS - creating parent configurations of bicycle wheel, adding derived configurations for each; derived configurations helps create parent-child relationships within individual configurations, Matt Goldwater, CADdigest.com, July 28, 2014

A Solution for Designing with Fabrics in SOLIDWORKS - employ ExactFlat to integrate 3D to 2D flattening, pattern making tools, nesting, documentation inside SOLIDWORKS, Rod Mackay, Javelin Technologies, July 26, 2014

Creating Symbols with SOLIDWORKS Electrical - add part to manufacturer parts manager, insert symbol to symbols manager before associating it to manufacturer part, insert symbol into schematic once symbol is drawn, Tom DiLaura, CADimensions Blog, July 24, 2014

Using Spring Connectors in SOLIDWORKS Simulation to Reduce Complexity in Your Analysis - replace components with spring connectors to minimize number of components to be meshed, improve solve time, shorten analysis setup time, Paolo Olmos, HRS Blog, July 24, 2014

Tips for Submitting an Enhancement Request - fill request form briefly while making it appear business type, easy to implement, popular to SOLIDWORKS users, Brandon Donnelly, SolidNotes, July 24, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Plot Manager - tips to manage displays of multiple simultaneous plots, Tim Roberts, YouTube, July 24, 2014

What Makes Simulation Professional? - SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional has additional study types, functionalities like design study with optimization of simulation data, submodeling study, edge weld connector, trend tracker, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, July 23, 2014

Selection Filters - selection filters in SOLIDWORKS help limit choice of selection within graphics area or drawing sheet, toolbar allow user specify behavior of selection filter, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, July 23, 2014

Getting the Correct Orientation - 'normal to' command is used to bring selected face flat to screen in SOLIDWORKS, Mark McVeigh, Solid Solutions, July 23, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2014 vs Inventor 2015 Filleting Showdown - compares issue related to filleting component in SOLIDWORKS with Inventor when specific piece of geometry is considered, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, July 23, 2014

Taking a Deep Dive into the Style Spline in SOLIDWORKS, Pt 1 - style splines makes use of simple construction geometry to define size/position, additional control points results in higher degree of curve that allows creation of complex shapes, Todd Domke, HRS Blog, July 22, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Assembly Validation Tools, Pt 4 - Hole Alignment - employ feature to check assemblies for misaligned holes, displays detected misalignments, reports maximum deviation between centers for each set of misaligned holes, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, July 22, 2014

EPDM - Using Copy Tree - click tools menu in local vault view to open copy tree, copy files to folder or compressed archive, include drawings, visit search tools to find file warnings in SOLIDWORKS EPDM, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, July 22, 2014

Leak Tracking in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - activate leak tracker tool from flow drop down menu, select 2 faces that is inside, outside of geometry, hit 'find connection' button to allow flow find leak route, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, July 22, 2014

Macro Creation in SOLIDWORKS - employ component selection feature to create macro, unsuppress items in SOLIDWORKS assembly, YouTube, July 22, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2014 Tips and Tricks: Line Color and Lofting - tips to change sketch line color, line weight, using lofting tools, modifying lofting controls in SOLIDWORKS, Jonathan Weisz, YouTube, July 17, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Assembly Validation Tools, Pt 3 - Clearance Verification - employ tool to check clearance between selected components in assemblies, select components to verify minimum acceptable clearance value, visit options menu to adjust clearance options, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, July 21, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Search to the Rescue - click on dropdown beside magnifying glass to search for SOLIDWORKS help topics, access knowledge base, community forum, commands, files & models, John Shuey, Design Point Solutions, July 21, 2014

Generating a 3D Sketch of an Intersection: Intersection Curve Tool - determine pieces of geometry before calculating intersections, locate intersection curve tool to create intersection curve between 2 surfaces in SOLIDWORKS, Allen McLeod, MCAD Tech Blog, July 21, 2014

Mirroring a Part in SOLIDWORKS - click on mirror part to open 'insert part PropertyManager,' visit transfer tab to include combination of items from source part before choosing to edit mirrored part features, Solid Apps Blog, July 21, 2014

Sharing Variables & Equations Between Models - determine variables/equations that are to be shared within parts, open part file containing equations, select variables/equations to export, check 'link to file' box to obtain text file in SOLIDWORKS, John Trout, CADimensions Blog, July 18, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Assembly Validation Tools, Pt 2 - Interference Detection - checking for interferences in assembly, excluding hidden bodies, hidden components, selected component, designating part as fastener for interference detection, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, July 17, 2014

Creating Custom Templates in SOLIDWORKS Electrical - visit projects manager to create, edit template, select language for template, right click project, document to add more books, folders, or schemes, employ configurations tool to modify project settings, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, July 17, 2014

Fun Tricks with Contour Plots in SOLIDWORKS - discusses examples that can be used to modify appearance of contour plot while conveying results to audience, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, June 17, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Help - Command Search helps find features that contain part of command name, get location of command, description of command's function, Jerald Staley, DASI Solutions, July 17, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Thickness Analysis Tool - reviews model to locate thin areas, or areas that fall outside specified range, Scott Durksen, YouTube, June 23, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Assembly Validation Tools, Pt 1 - open move component property manager to apply move component command, visit move settings to select move, rotate, options, dynamic clearance, advanced options settings in SOLIDWORKS, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, July 16, 2014

Tracing Patterns onto 3D Surfaces - employ mirror feature to finalize shape of half sphere, save flame pattern as JPEG, add plain appearance to spherical face of component before browsing pattern in SOLIDWORKS appearance file path to edit it, Chris Morrogh, Solid Solutions, July 16, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Utilities - discusses compare options, feature paint, geometry analysis, symmetry check, report manager in SOLIDWORKS, Tom DiLaura, YouTube, July 11, 2014

Design Insight Plot: Locations of Max Loading - right click on results folder to select design insight plot, adjust load level slider to right, left to make entire model appear blue, translucent respectively in SOLIDWORKS, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, July 15, 2014

Hole in the Ball - visit color options, locate surfaces, open edges to change default blue colors to some prominent color, set display model to 'hidden lines removed' to avoid any background, model appearance distractions in SOLIDWORKS, Alex Hall, Solid Solutions, July 15, 2014

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Using Path Mate for an Animation, Pt 1 - using path mate to make ball travel from rest, over training mannequins, then into net, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, July 14, 2014

Using SOLIDWORKS Design Checker - available only in SOLIDWORKS Professional, Premium only, has modules: build checks, check active document, check against existing file, Solid Apps Blog, July 14, 2014

Bounding Boxes are Not for Weldments Alone - turn part into weldment when modeling part, expand cut list item in feature tree before choosing 'create bounding box' option, add reference dimensions to show actual dimensions in SOLIDWORKS, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, July 14, 2014

Creating Cut-Away Drawing Views - employ tool to allow cut feature stay outside component drawing optionally without requiring alternate configurations in SOLIDWORKS, Ben Garrett, Solid Solutions, July 14, 2014

Composite Analysis in SOLIDWORKS Simulation - reports factor of safety against failure according to Tsai-Wu, Tsai-Hill failure indexes, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, July 11, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Rapid Sketch - invoke rapid sketch command to create sketch on top face, apply corner rectangle command to draw rectangle, move cursor to another face to create sketch on new face, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, July 10, 2014

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Using Split Line to Create the Pitch - split face to obtain different shades of grass, apply split line tool to get varied faces depending on projection, silhouette or intersection splits selected, draw sketch before setting markings, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, July 9, 2014

Windows 8 and SOLIDWORKS - click on part file, tick box titled 'use application for all .sldprt files' before selecting SOLIDWORKS launcher to get back typical menu when opening SOLIDWORKS from windows explorer, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, July 9, 2014

Creating Inspection Reports - SOLIDWORKS Inspection Professional extends SOLIDWORKS Inspection capabilities by providing multiple ways to enter measured values directly into inspection project, Graham Stephenson, Solid Solutions, July 9, 2014

Tips for Finding Organizing Code Snippets - record action with macro recorder, consult SOLIDWORKS API help examples, API forums, store code snippets in module, macro, maintain backup in word document, Evernote, CAD Sharp, July 9, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Keeping Electronics Cool - tips to improve designs using flow simulations in SOLIDWORKS, Matt Morgan, YouTube, July 9, 2014

Detached Drawings - save fully updated drawing file, open assembly, ensure assembly is up-to-date before closing it, save drawing type to detached drawing by setting file name with suffix detached in SOLIDWORKS, Roger Ruffin, CATI Tech Notes, July 6, 2014

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Quickly Changing a Configuration - select component whose configuration is to be changed, click on configuration drop down located in fly out toolbar to list configurations, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, July 8, 2014

Well There's Something I Didn't Know: Rotate View in SOLIDWORKS eDrawings - model opens, automatically starts to rotate, runs through various views in mobile version, tapping either model or pause/ play icon stops model, Michael Lord, July 2, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Settings for Maximizing Performance  - enable freeze bar feature, uncheck 'show thumbnail graphics in Windows Explorer' from systems options, GoEngineer, YouTube, July 3, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Using XY Plots for Results - GoEngineer, YouTube, July 3, 2014

New Learning Tools, Just a Few Clicks Away in SOLIDWORKS - open mylearning page to view lessons, log-in with MySolidWorks credentials before picking lessons to add them to account, John Setzer, SolidNotes, July 3, 2014

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Positioning Only Mates - tick option 'use for positioning only' to allow components move to position defined by mates in SOLIDWORKS, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, July 2, 2014

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Pattern Driven Component Pattern - go to patterns to select pattern driven component pattern, visit property manager to choose component to be patterned, click ok to finish creating patterns in SOLIDWORKS, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, July 3, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Composer Colored Outlines - customize outline color of each actor individually, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, July 3, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Mirror Components Orientation Options - 4 options: translation over mirror plane, no rotations or rotated 180 degrees about the Y/X/Z-axis of part file, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, July 4, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Flatten Pipes Using Insert Bends - creating fabricated section of pipe, flattening it using insert bends, inserting cope, GoEngineer, YouTube, July 3, 2014

You Can't Pick Your Family But You Can Pick Your Filters - press F5 to activate selection folder, comes with toggle buttons that allows activating multiple sections at once, employ cursor feedback with selection filters to discern if filter is active in SOLIDWORKS, Derek Welker, CADimensions Blog, July 2, 2014

Creating Multiple Leaders from a SOLIDWORKS Annotation - pre-select vertices, edges, or faces while adding note, hold ctrl to select additional leader locations, drag leader attachment point to other locations, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, July 2, 2014

Summer of Simulation, Pt 1: What All FEA Users Should Do First - for linear studies in SOLIDWORKS Simulation, material choice, load don't affect stress results, Suvom Ghose, CAPUniversity, July 1, 2014

Seek & Destroy: Under-Defined Sketches - searching under-defined sketches, using Fully Define Sketch tool to edit, fully dimension sketch in SOLIDWORKS, Neil Lantto, Symmetry Solutions Blog, June 27, 2014

Detailed Drawings Done, Fast - create, annotate drawings of parts, assemblies faster, update drawings with design changes, present design information in organized format with SOLIDWORKS, Jeremy Regnerus, YouTube, July 1, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Table Driven Pattern - Matt Aten of GoEngineer, YouTube, June 30, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Creating 2D Layouts - open schematic package to conduct preliminary electrical schematic, insert models under SOLIDWORKS Electrical menu before creating 2D drawings, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, June 26, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Piping & Instrumentation Diagram, Pt 2 - create new wire style groups to show hydraulic or pneumatic type of connections, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, June 27, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD - Advanced Mates: Telescoping Assembly - employ distance limit mates to create telescoping assembly in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, June 17, 2014

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Configurations are Simple - creating more configurations to have different length bases for determining number of mannequins in wall, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, June 26, 2014

Wave the Flag - Freeform command in SOLIDWORKS to modify solids or surfaces, Rory Niles, Solid Solutions, June 26, 2014

Using the SOLIDWORKS Web Help - set option to use web help, under help consolidated menu, access advanced search tools, navigation of topics, knowledge base search, SOLIDWORKS forum search, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, June 26, 2014

Convert Entities - More Than Just the Outside Edges - convert entities on all edges, turn on 'edge selection filter' in SOLIDWORKS, Craig Hudson, Solid Solutions, June 26, 2014

Sheet Metal Flat Pattern - Faces to Exclude in SOLIDWORKS - flattening sheet metal part with supporting gusset in it, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, June 26, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Template Editor Mapped Out - list of inspection template editor dropdown variables, Matt Herald, Fisher/Unitech, June 26, 2014

Routing, Corrupted Files, Backup, Auto Recover - SOLIDWORKS tutorial, You Tube, June 26, 2014

Views Missing from Saved DWG/DXF - if component contains invalid geometry, views cannot be converted to high quality, tips to find invalid geometry in SOLIDWORKS, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, June 25, 2014

When an 'Off-The-Shelf' Spring Just Won't Do - creating square spring in SOLIDWORKS, TMS CADCentre, June 5, 2014

When an 'Off-The-Shelf' Spring Just Won't Do, Pt 2 - creating more advanced spring end including some closed loops, small tab in SOLIDWORKS, TMS CADCentre, June 19, 2014

The Best Graphics Cards for SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD - invest in CPU with ample memory based on usage, check NVIDIA Quadro, AMD FirePro product lines before choosing high-performance cards, Heather Sutton, ModernTech Blog, June 25, 2014

Maximize Your SOLIDWORKS Performance - Test Your Hardware - run SOLIDWORKS performance test to check CPU, I/O, graphics, visit SW log files directory to check results of performance test, Nick Weirens, Symmetry Solutions Blog, June 25, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Pack and Go - tips to create copies of drawings, assemblies to maintain file references in SOLIDWORKS, Jeff Jensen, YouTube, June 25, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Routing - Ribbon Cables - discusses capabilities of SOLIDWORKS routing with ribbon cable components, Tony Riggs, YouTube, June 25, 2014

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Equal Spacing Using Curve Driven Pattern - draw seed feature in correct position, draw line on new sketch to represent length of pattern, employ curve driven pattern to design seed along length of curve in SOLIDWORKS, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, June 24, 2014

What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2014: Ballooning - select balloon, grip at arrow's tip when moving arrow of balloon, avoid forcing leader to break around quantity while adding quantity to balloon, adjust spacing between quantity, balloon, Matt Lorono, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, June 24, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Event-Based Motion: Packaging Machine, Pt 1 - tips to create assembly in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, June 24, 2014

SOLIDWORKS FAQ: SolidNetWork License - SOLIDWORKS continues to run for 60 minutes after license server shuts down, prompts user to save open documents after final warning, SolidNotes, June 24, 2014

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Mesh and Chain Appearances - visit appearance, task manager option, browse to plastic-mesh to view circular, diamond mesh, drag, drop appearances in model before using emapping options to control size of appearance, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, June 23, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Study Advisor - employ tool to create new study, add sensor for desired results, click study button to generate study advisor, new study options in SOLIDWORKS, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, June 23, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Configuration Publisher, Pt 1 - apply component with pre-made configurations to create custom configuration drop-town table in SOLIDWORKS, Shivani Patel, YouTube, June 20, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Configuration Publisher, Pt 2 - tips to create new configurations of parts when inserted in SOLIDWORKS assembly, Shivani Patel, YouTube, June 20, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Routing - Electrical Clips - application of clips to route wires from component to component in SOLIDWORKS, Tony Riggs, YouTube, June 19, 2014

The Best User Interface You'll Ever Use - understanding features of UI that is easy-to-use, allows creating design faster in SOLIDWORKS, Jeremy Regnerus, YouTube, June 17, 2014

Everyone's an Expert with SketchXpert - when sketch changes to undesirable state, SketchXpert icon pops up on status bar in SOLIDWORKS, diagnosing, suggesting solutions to problem, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, June 19, 2014

The Magic of Spline on Surface - modeling egg with top chopped off in SOLIDWORKS, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, June 19, 2014

Search Path Order for Opening Files in SOLIDWORKS - SOLIDWORKS goes through multi-step progression of paths to find reference file: RAM, reference documents path, last path used, last path used by system, last path when parent document was saved, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, June 19, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Tip: Multiple Instances on Your Inspection Report - change quantity in properties tab to add line items to inspection report, make characteristic for each instance, Matt Herald, Fisher/Unitech, June 19, 2014

Friends Don't Let Friends Save as JPEG in SOLIDWORKS - TIFF or PNG produces much more versatile graphic image file for use, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, June 19, 2014

DimXpert: Selective Features - auto dimension scheme to define inner features of differential housing in SOLIDWORKS, Tyler Smith, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, June 19, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Inserting Logos Into Parts and Drawings - using decals, sketch pictures or insert picture option, Shivani Patel of GoEngineer, YouTube, June 19, 2014

An Introduction to In-Context Part Editing with SOLIDWORKS - put driving component into assembly, edit component in-context to produce necessary cut to remove interference, set assembly transparency to opaque, Innova Systems, June 18, 2014

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Auto Trace - embossing Cadtek logo onto mannequin, enable auto trace add-in, position, scale image after insertion, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, June 18, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Fun Features - discusses application of insert features like draft, shell, rib, scale, freeform, deform, flex, wrap in SOLIDWORKS, Tom DiLaura, CADimensions Blog, June 18, 2014

Estimating Printed-Circuit-Board Thermal Properties - use online calculator to analyze image of each layer of board in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, June 18, 2014

DrawCompare - Your New Best Friend - click on DrawCompare browse buttons to open older, newer revision drawing files, hit compare drawings button to compare both drawings in SOLIDWORKS, John Shuey, Design Point Solutions, June 17, 2014

Make Your Electrical Design More Intelligent - verify project by viewing automatic, online design rules check, form intelligent schematic to generate automatic output reports, measure cable length automatically in SOLIDWORKS Electrical, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, June 17, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Free Xpress Utilities, Pt 4: FloXpress - perform FloXpress analysis to determine flow of fluids through model, close opening of cavity from which fluid flows with lids before forming pressure to calculate flow velocity, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, June 17, 2014

Looking Inside - A SOLIDWORKS Composer Tip - set viewpoint correctly so that it easily captures view, select casing geometry, reduce opacity in property pane, switch model into custom render mode to make internal parts more prominent in SOLIDWORKS, Russell Richardson, Solid Solutions, June 16, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Free Xpress Utilities, Pt 3 - SimulationXpress - avail wizard to browse complete process of setting preferences, adding fixtures, applying loads, viewing results, creating reports, display stress, displacement, deformation or factor of safety results once study gets compiled, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, June 16, 2014

Adding Useful Keyboard Shortcuts to SOLIDWORKS - tips to assign keyboard shortcut to commands to speed up SOLIDWORKS productivity, Solid Apps Blog, June 16, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Simulation: Football Special - presents virtual free kick training using SOLIDWORKS motion setup, YouTube, June 12, 2014

It's All Gone Dark - adjust final render quality to 'better,' tick custom render settings to manually set number of reflections, refractions in SOLIDWORKS PhotoView 360, Alan Sweetenham, Solid Solutions, June 16, 2014

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Sketch Pictures - employ sketch picture tool to form image, adjust picture coordinates, set transparency options in property manager, click ok to insert picture in SOLIDWORKS, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, June 13, 2014

Equally Spacing a Linear Pattern Using Equations - create pattern with appropriate selections for each direction, set initial value for instances, spacing parameters, define equation for each direction after forming pattern feature in SOLIDWORKS, Will Maier, Design Point Solutions, June 13, 2014

Sheet Metal - Simple Hole - activate hole tool, select location in graphic area, pick origination of hole by choosing sketch plane in SOLIDWORKS, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, June 12, 2014

Sheet Metal - AutoRelief - activate edge-flange tool, select edge to flange, set length of edge flange, click edit flange profile before setting dimensions in SOLIDWORKS, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, June 12, 2014

Sheet Metal - Trim Side Bend - select flange in graphic area, set offset flange position before setting offset distance in SOLIDWORKS, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, June 12, 2014

Leave Your Watermark on SOLIDWORKS Drawings - open drawing template, add watermark property, edit sheet format to add note linked to current document property, apply formatting, display note behind text before saving template, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, June 12, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Free Xpress Utilities, Pt 2: DFMXpress - launch DFMXpress to validate design for manufacturability of parts, performs mill/drill, turn with mill drill, sheet metal, injection modeling functions in SOLIDWORKS, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, June 12, 2014

Where Did My SOLIDWORKS Error Messages Go? - visit system options, check boxes to allow message dialogs reappear in SOLIDWORKS, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, June 12, 2014

Decoding SOLIDWORKS Patterns - pattern tools for sketching, features, parts within assembly in SOLIDWORKS, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, June 12, 2014

Relating to Sketch Relations - discusses offset entities, on edge, double distance, coradial, pierce relations that are effective for performing multiple jobs in SOLIDWORKS, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, June 11, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Free Xpress Utilities, Pt 1: DriveWorksXpress - ideal for handling repetitive design tasks, it is also used to create multiple variations of parts, assemblies, drawings quickly, accurately in SOLIDWORKS, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, June 11, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Two Sneaky Drawings Problems - tips to fix external reference issue when deleted drawings are referenced in SOLIDWORKS, Shivani Patel, YouTube, June 10, 2014

Combining Helixes, Surfaces and Sweeps - create sphere, form helix that cuts through body, employ sketch tool intersection curve in combination with 3D sketch to create 3D sketched path, generate profiles for swept cut groove in SOLIDWORKS, Chris Morrogh, Solid Solutions, June 9, 2014

Copy Settings Wizard: Easy as 1, 2, 3 - visit task pane to access wizard, select among save setting or restore setting options, browse desired save location before hitting finish to save settings in SOLIDWORKS, Rachel Diane York, CADimensions Blog, June 10, 2014

Shortcuts in SOLIDWORKS: Mate References - select faces, assign mate, alignment types, hover cursor over faces in 'references to capture' to avail specific mates quickly in SOLIDWORKS, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, June 10, 2014

Copying Sheets from One Drawing to Another - activate copy-from drawing, visit drawing tree to select drawing sheet to be copied, activate copy-to drawing to add copied sheet in SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Legion, June 10, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Remote Mass - Ronit Mukherjee of GoEngineer, YouTube, June 10, 2014

Using the SOLIDWORKS' Convert View to Sketch Command - right click on view to select 'convert view to sketch' command, consider 3 available options to replace view with 2D geometry or block, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, June 9, 2014

SOLIDWORKS TECH TIP: Incoming Inspection Documents - create part, employ model items tool to set dimensions, form inspection document that identifies dimensions that are critical to part in SOLIDWORKS, Paul Kutolowski, Fisher/Unitech, June 9, 2014

How to Add a Welded Nut to Your Sheet Metal Part in SOLIDWORKS Using Move-Copy Bodies - launch move/copy command from insert, features menu, specify distances, angles relative to current position or apply part-level mates in SOLIDWORKS, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, June 9, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Helical Spring Sweep Along a Path  - Toby Schnaars, YouTube, June 5, 2014

How Stuff FeatureWorks, Pt 2 - select interactive recognition mode to recognize few/all features, employ chain fillet faces to select fillet surfaces, click recognize button to remove all fillets before creating fillet feature in SOLIDWORKS, Dale Carlson, Symmetry Solutions Blog, June 5, 2014

Replacing Components in Assemblies - right click on component to be replaced in tree, select replace-components command to browse for component that will replace it in SOLIDWORKS, Ben Garrett, Solid Solutions, June 7, 2014

Communicating Designs Quickly and Effectively - eDrawings flattens entire assembly files to individual files, allows full interaction with 3D designs, 2D drawings, simulation results, employ 3D PDF to open SOLIDWORKS document with standard pdf viewer, Mark McVeigh, Solid Solutions, June 7, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Composer - Creating Styles for Consistent Visual Output - YouTube, June 6, 2014

Routing Harnesses in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D - create single-line diagram, add items to new harness inside SOLIDWORKS Electrical schematics, route harness in SOLIDWORKS, flatten harness to produce manufacturing drawing, Tom DiLaura, CADimensions Blog, June 5, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Probing Tip - double-click probe tags to access multiple parameters, plot values for more than one parameter at a time, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, June 5, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Sensors - create solid shape in part model, add sensor, select mass properties option, enter in alert type, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, June 5, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Run Window Options - understanding options that is available when selecting flow simulation in SOLIDWORKS, Tim Roberts, YouTube, June 3, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Composer - Cutting Plane - tip to create cut view of actors in SOLIDWORKS composer, Tyler Young, YouTube, June 4, 2014

Smarter Than Your Average Design Table - creating flywheel in SOLIDWORKS, adding conditional formatting to take care of center of gravity at center axis of rotation, Andrew Jaskey, CAPUniversity, June 4, 2014

DFMXpress. Have You Heard of It? - tool validates manufacturability of parts, identifies design areas that might cause problems during fabrication, reviews parts with mill, drill, turning, sheet metal, injection molding requirements in SOLIDWORKS, Roger Ruffin, CATI Tech Notes, June 4, 2014

Cosmetic Threads in Assembly Drawings - go to insert, model items, select view(s) to be inserted into cosmetic thread in SOLIDWORKS, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, June 4, 2014

3D Drawing Views - select view, click 3D drawing view button, employ rotate, zoom commands to manipulate drawing view in SOLIDWORKS, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, June 4, 2014

SOLIDWORKS TECH TIP: Making Plant Layout Spin Faster - Saving Assemblies as Parts - open assembly file, click on 'save as' followed by save as type to select part while assembly file is open, choose between exterior faces/components or all components options in SOLIDWORKS, Nady Osmat, Fisher/Unitech, June 3, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Electrical - Linking Manufacturer's Components to Symbols - to insert symbols onto schematics in SOLIDWORKS, Bryce Heventhal, YouTube, June 2, 2014

Weldment Profile Orientation: Method to the Madness - employ right pane of sketch to set horizontal alignment of profile to sketch plane, vertical on positive direction of sketch plane, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, June 2, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Mold Tools - mold tools with relation to parting lines, shut-off, cores, design library features, top-down assemblies, Lars Christensen, YouTube, May 29, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Tips & Tricks - Creating a Design Study - steps to add material as variable for design study in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, May 7, 2014

Adding Fasteners to Rolled Sheet Metal in SOLIDWORKS - insert holes with rolled sheets, apply centerlines to position points when used in cylinder, add single fastener in one hole before patterning it to make bolts tangent to outside face, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, May 29, 2014

Multibodies: Only a Stone's Throw Away - employ multibodies in SOLIDWORKS as top down assembly method before saving bodies to improve performance of PC, Catherine Wagner, CADimensions Blog, May 29, 2014

How Stuff FeatureWorks? - avail FeatureWorks to recognize, add features to design tree that are fully editable, click on automatic recognition to step through model, analyze geometry, apply features to recreate solid part in SOLIDWORKS, Dale Carlson, Symmetry Solutions Blog, May 23, 2014

Assembly FeatureManager in SOLIDWORKS: Component Name vs File Name - click on component, open component properties box to view file name that is un-editable, component name will be editable if 'update component name' switch is cleared, John Setzer, SolidNotes, May 29, 2014

Get Started Designing a 3D Printable Robot in SOLIDWORKS with these Free Videos - basics to open new assembly, create new part, turn off shadows/reflections, set construction geometry, convert entities, editing parts in context, SolidSmack, May 28, 2014

When Inserting a Multibody Part into an Assembly, How Do You Prevent SOLIDWORKS from Inserting it as Separate Part Files? - apply insert part feature to insert base part inside another part document, Solid Professor Blog, May 29, 2014

How to Change the Server List on a Client Machine for SOLIDWORKS 2014 - open solidnetwork license manager on client machine, click server list tab to add/remove server in list, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, May 28, 2014

Replacing Inserted Parts for Master Modeling - insert part, choose data from checkboxes to determine if link is required to establish link back to master, investigate symbol attached to part in SOLIDWORKS feature manager tree, Adam Hartles, Solid Solutions, May 28, 2014

Have You Inspected SOLIDWORKS Inspection Yet? - apply professional version to avail ability to import CMM data in one project, stand-alone application to leverage legacy PDFs, TIFFs, Josh Spencer, 3D Vision Technologies, May 28, 2014

Use 3D Drawing Views to Ease Section Depth Selection - start broken-out section tool, select sketch, form section scope selections, turn on 3D drawing view before rotating view to create required depth pick in SOLIDWORKS, Rachel Diane York, CADimensions Blog, May 27, 2014

Designing Furniture in SOLIDWORKS - apply photo rendering to create furniture designs in SOLIDWORKS, Jamie Thain, YouTube, May 27, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Composer - Update Composer Files - update geometry changes in designs already created in SOLIDWORKS, Tyler Young, YouTube, May 27, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Composer - Splitting Exported - steps to enable option to split uncompressed AVI files into multiple files in SOLIDWORKS, Jeff Jensen, YouTube, May 27, 2014

When the Camera is Just Not Enough: SOLIDWORKS PhotoView 360 - set render with scene, adjust assembly, position, add artificial lens in front of camera to view effects in SOLIDWORKS, Michael Lord, May 26, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Mirror Components at the Assembly Level - create opposite hand parts in SOLIDWORKS, Tony Riggs, YouTube, May 23, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Tutorial: Specify Units in Equations - specify units to parts to verify its size when working with equations in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, May 9, 2014

Dangers of Downloaded SOLIDWORKS Files - accuracy of file, different file type, version of SOLIDWORKS, too little or too much information, Josh Altergott, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, May 25, 2014

Customizing Ground Effects in SOLIDWORKS Composer - start with original output, select 'ground' actor from environment node of collaboration pane, change 'ground texture' property, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, May 22, 2014

3 Ways to Flatten Imported Sheet Metal Mistakes - delete face, copy surface, use thicken surface to turn offset surface into uniform-thickness model, use FeatureWorks add-in to gain parametric editability over fillets in SOLIDWORKS, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, May 22, 2014

Copy Settings Wizard in SOLIDWORKS - open wizard, choose save settings, click next to specify location, name of settings file in SOLIDWORKS, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, May 22, 2014

Updating Custom Properties within SOLIDWORKS - visit file property menu to add fields for each property, produce interactive field from property tab builder, or visit SOLIDWORKS explorer, task scheduler, Workgroup/Enterprise PDM properties tab to add new fields, Simon Beamish, Solid Solutions, May 22, 2014

Bad Spline Day - employ fewer points to create spline, form constraints for spline, change control methods, monitor curvature to generate smooth geometry, study splines for better experience, Jesse Sprague, CADimensions Blog, May 22, 2014

99 Must-Know Methods and Properties of the SOLIDWORKS API - understanding working of API model in SOLIDWORKS, Keith Rice, Solid Professor Blog, May 22, 2014

Rolled Sheet Metal in SOLIDWORKS 2014 - steps to form sheet metal part with base flange/tab in SOLIDWORKS, Jonathan Weisz, YouTube, May 22, 2014

Customizing Ground Effects in SOLIDWORKS Composer - start with original output, select 'ground' actor from environment node of collaboration pane, change 'ground texture' property, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, May 22, 2014

3 Ways to Flatten Imported Sheet Metal Mistakes - delete face, copy surface, use thicken surface to turn offset surface into uniform-thickness model, use FeatureWorks add-in to gain parametric editability over fillets in SOLIDWORKS, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, May 22, 2014

Copy Settings Wizard in SOLIDWORKS - open wizard, choose save settings, click next to specify location, name of settings file in SOLIDWORKS, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, May 22, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Updating Custom Properties within SOLIDWORKS - visit file property menu to add fields for each property, produce interactive field from property tab builder, or visit SOLIDWORKS explorer, task scheduler, Workgroup/Enterprise PDM properties tab to add new fields, Simon Beamish, Solid Solutions, May 22, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Bad Spline Day - employ fewer points to create spline, form constraints for spline, change control methods, monitor curvature to generate smooth geometry, study splines for better experience, Jesse Sprague, CADimensions Blog, May 22, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

99 Must-Know Methods and Properties of the SOLIDWORKS API - understanding working of API model in SOLIDWORKS, Keith Rice, Solid Professor Blog, May 22, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Rolled Sheet Metal in SOLIDWORKS 2014 - steps to form sheet metal part with base flange/tab in SOLIDWORKS, Jonathan Weisz, YouTube, May 22, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Weldments: All Miters - assign structural member 2 line segments, set third line segment, open corner treatment options to allow edits on both groups in SOLIDWORKS, Nady Osmat, Fisher/Unitech, May 21, 2014

Make a Universal Weldment BOM Template Using Nested IF Statements - create weldment with structural members, update cutlist, provide custom 'part number' property to each cutlist body folder, insert model into drawing followed by BOM in SOLIDWORKS, HRS Blog, May 21, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Direct Editing Tools - model geometry for increasing SOLIDWORKS productivity, YouTube, May 21, 2014

The Spline Tool Gets Some Style - employ tool to define spline's geometry, style spline command offers controlled method for sketching smooth spline while providing ability to fully constrain sketch in SOLIDWORKS, Greg Buter, MCAD Tech Blog, May 20, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Add-in - discusses features, benefits of inspection add-in for drawings in SOLIDWORKS, Tandy Banks, YouTube, May 20, 2014

Harness Design with SOLIDWORKS Electrical - steps to create wire harness, generate electrical documentations, YouTube, May 19, 2014

Reverse Engineering a 3D Model from a Photograph - 'sketch picture' tool to insert pictures onto sketch planes for using them as underlay for creating sketches in SOLIDWORKS, Solid Professor Blog, May 15, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Hints & Tips: Instant 3D - create instant 3D sketches to dynamically modify parts in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, May 15, 2014

5 SOLIDWORKS Tips You Should Use Everyday: Using File Explorer - drag, drop parts directly from file explorer to assemblies, YouTube, May 12, 2014

Save as Copy in SOLIDWORKS 2014 - choose save as to save document to new file name, ‘save as copy and continue’ option saves file without replacing any references whereas save as copy and open saves copy of file in disk before opening it, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, May 15, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2014 - Weldment Profiles  - creation, application of newly configured profiles in SOLIDWORKS, Tandy Banks, YouTube, May 15, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Routing: One and Two-Hole Flange Orientations - start pipe route by dropping flange into assembly, define route properties, exit route immediately to visit edit assembly level before any other components/fillets are added to sketch, add concentric mate, David Torick, HRS Blog, May 14, 2014 

Speed Up Your SOLIDWORKS Modeling Skills with Zoom, Pan, and Rotate - employ middle-mouse-button as scroll wheel, press ctrl while holding down middle-mouse-button to pan part on screen, click, hold middle button to rotate model, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, May 14, 2014

Working on Large Assemblies Without Hardware - employ select, advanced select tools to create assembly view free of any hardware, apply 'isfastener' as selection criteria when toolbox add-in is used in SOLIDWORKS, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, May 13, 2014

How to Use the SOLIDWORKS Design Checker, Pt 4 - open part document, 'learn checks wizard' located in design checker, expand document checks list in design checker tab to create checks in SOLIDWORKS, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, May 13, 2014

SOLIDWORKS: What's Inside - isolate internal sections of mold die, take height, length, width measurements, open part file, employ dimensions from assembly to create ‘die inside’ before saving assembly as part file in SOLIDWORKS, Jackie Zachar, SolidNotes, May 13, 2014

5 Favorite Engineering Tools from SOLIDWORKS - share 2D/3D files with eDrawings, edit obsolete 2D drawings with DraftSight, adjust color scheme of model with ColorCrop, avail manufacturing information from CustomPartNet, get rid of hidden files with CCleaner, Heather Sutton, ModernTech Blog, May 8, 2014

Aligning a Drawing View to a Model Edge - select model edge, choose horizontal/vertical edge located under tools, align drawing view options to align drawing view in SOLIDWORKS, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, May 13, 2014

What is the Difference Between Remote Loads with Direct Transfer and with Rigid Connection? - remote load with rigid connection links all nodes with rigid bars, whereas remote load with direct transfer simulates presence of soft component that connects faces together in SOLIDWORKS, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, May 13, 2014

Design Checker Series, Pt 3 - create standards file to compare all checks related to documents, annotations, dimensions, drawing, check active configuration or all configurations in options tab to ensure that settings are properly set in SOLIDWORKS, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, May 12, 2014

Common Modeling Shortcut Commands in SOLIDWORKS - shortcut keys for opening zoom to fit, shortcut bar, gesture wheel, selection filter, command manager in SOLIDWORKS, Holly Cheek, HRS Blog, May 12, 2014

How to Upgrade SOLIDWORKS Standard to SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium - visit control panel to launch SolidWorks installation manager, select 'modify individual installation' option, update serial number, visit product selection screen before upgrading version, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, May 12, 2014

Creating Multiple Angular Planes as Reference Geometry in SOLIDWORKS - select plane as first reference, then select multiple plane option before picking axis, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, May 9, 2014

The Secret to Putting at the Masters at Augusta - consider aerodynamic drag, friction, rolling resistance while estimating range of golf ball speeds that will allow ball to drop in cup using SOLIDWORKS, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, May 9, 2014

Cycle Active Sketch Tool - cycle between line tool, tangent arc tool without ever leaving line command in SOLIDWORKS, Matt Devine, Design Point Solutions, May 9, 2014

Save Early and Save Often in SOLIDWORKS - new 'save as copy' function saves copy of current document under new name, opens it immediately for editing, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, May 9, 2014

Robotics Using SOLIDWORKS Motion - setup motor study with hinge mates, employ path mate to drive motion study that leads to extraction of hinge mate displacements, Craig Hudson, Solid Solutions, May 8, 2014

How to Use the SOLIDWORKS Design Checker, Pt 2 - open 2 similar documents, activate document to be checked using design checker, run 'check against existing file' option to create new standard of file, specify major items before checking comparison results, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, May 8, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation: Tracer Studies - display flow trajectories to view wind movement around buildings, check iso-surfaces of tracer mass fraction to estimate areas of high traffic pollution in SOLIDWORKS, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, May 8, 2014

Ordering Holes in a Hole Table - create blank hole table, avoid selecting any faces or edges, edit table by selecting first hole to be tagged in SOLIDWORKS, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, May 8, 2014

Copy and Paste Appearances - copy appearance from geometry using keyboard shortcuts, select target to paste copied appearance in SOLIDWORKS, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, May 8, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - How to Create Curved Springs - create helical springs that are not straight in SOLIDWORKS, Robert Murdock, YouTube, May 8, 2014

Generating Custom Inspection Reports in SOLIDWORKS Inspection - create customized report templates, add characteristic token to characteristic number, generate custom inspection reports column, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, May 7, 2014

How to Use the SOLIDWORKS Design Checker, Pt 1 - setting file location to search for .swstd files, running check active document, correcting filed checks, validating additional documents, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, May 7, 2014

The Sketch Driven Pattern Feature - creating array of tapped holes at irregular intervals in SOLIDWORKS, Ben Garrett, Solid Solutions, May 7, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Simulation - Duplicating Studies for Different Configurations - duplicate study with proper configuration, generate new study, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, May 7, 2014

Radiation in Thermal Simulation Studies - apply absolute zero starting condition, specify radiation on both emitting, receiving bodies in bulb model with surrounding hollow hemisphere, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, May 7, 2014

Modeling for SOLIDWORKS Simulation - maintain simplicity of model, avoid interferences that cause problems while meshing, bonding components, encourage touching faces, insert symmetry, optimizations carefully, define mid-surfaces to geometry, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, May 7, 2014

A Linear Pattern Design Library Feature - Unistrut Weldments - create fully automated design library feature that includes slotted cut, automatically determines direction, number of instances needed to pattern it along structural member in SOLIDWORKS, Peter Harkness, Solid Solutions, May 7, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - PhotoView 360 Transparent Materials - avoid getting black spots when rendering through transparent bodies by using rendering quality, custom render settings in SOLIDWORKS, Bryce Heventhal, YouTube, May 7, 2014

How to Create Threads - create sketch on plane where threading should start, apply spiral/helix command to set parameters before generating profile for sweep in SOLIDWORKS, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, May 6, 2014

Calculate Internal Fluid Volume Using the SOLIDWORKS Intersect Tool - intersect command to find solid volumes between intersecting geometry, isolate internal value before using mass properties command to calculate fluid volumes, Russell Richardson, Solid Solutions, May 5, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Composer Kinematic Link - employ 'link child to parent' tool to create child-parent relationships between actors, apply pivot transformation mode to align each child-parent group's pivots, assign appropriate kinematic link type, drag actors to visualize monitors, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, May 6, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Tech Tip: Counter Deformed Geometry Export to Counteract Warpage - run fill, pack warp study, export STL from plastics, create new configuration in part to maintain geometric tweaks, run ScanTo3D add-in for importing mesh, David Roccaforte, Fisher/Unitech, May 6, 2014

Create Your Own Custom CommandManager Tab - click on customize CommandManager to display all tabs depending on SOLIDWORKS product, customize empty tab by pressing commands tab, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, May 5, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Electrical: Update and Replace Part Data - employ update data tool to make changes to part, click on replace data option to select type of part to replace in SOLIDWORKS Electrical, Joe McDiarmid, HRS Blog, May 5, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Using Surface Finish Appearances - employ surface finish tab when applying appearances to model, check differences between bumps, displacement maps in PhotoView 360, Bryce Heventhal, YouTube, May 5, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Align Annotation Note Numbering - adjust indentation spacing when using numbering in annotation notes in SOLIDWORKS, Jeff Jensen, YouTube, May 5, 2014

Notes with Multiple Leaders - place note down with its initial leader, select note, hold down ctrl key, drag box to desired location to create another leader in SOLIDWORKS, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, May 6, 2014

Why Do I Have to Follow the Rules in SOLIDWORKS - apply relations over dimensions to sketch, features instead of sketches, compares single sketch vs sketch per feature, cut extrude vs hole wizard, surface vs solid features in SOLIDWORKS, Michael Lord, May 2, 2014

Add More Realism to Your SOLIDWORKS View with Ambient Occlusion - add passive shadows to highlight features by contrasting darker areas to lighter, enable RealView, shadows, ambient occlusion to improve performance of SOLIDWORKS model, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, May 2, 2014

Viewing STL Files in the SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM Preview Tab - change file if navigation to registry is easy, add registry with every release of SOLIDWORKS, Luke Davis, HRS Blog, May 2, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard and Toolbox Cannot Be Used After Kaspersky Anti-Virus Update - search system.mdb file, delete file before rebooting pc, re-launch SOLIDWORKS to check if hole wizard, toolbox functionalities are working, Rod Levin, InFlow Technology, May 2, 2014

Helical Sheet Metal Modeling - create helix based on height, revolution, generate swept surface using helix as guide curve, form opening for shaft before invoking surface trim command to remove surface data in SOLIDWORKS, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, May 1, 2014

Itemized Reports Made Simple for Electrical and Mechanical Engineers - reporting functionality allows generate multiple reports easily, check 'activate expert mode' option to customize reports for maximum communication, design reports during design process in SOLIDWORKS Electrical, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, May 1, 2014

Power Select - tool offers primary selection options for edges, features, faces, loops, establish categories of refinement by setting appropriate filters, parameters in SOLIDWORKS, Randy Simmons, 3D Vision Technologies, May 1, 2014

Defining a Motor Starter with SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic - integration of electrical schematics, 3D CAD data, tip to automate cross referencing between symbols, vendor data in SOLIDWORKS Electrical, YouTube, Apr 30, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Slot Mates - expand mechanical mates in PropertyManager, select slot followed by slot face, feature to mate to it in SOLIDWORKS, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 30, 2014

How to Show Part Color in a SOLIDWORKS Drawing HLR/HLV View - visit system options to modify color for entire assembly, select detailing located in document properties list to set display filter in SOLIDWORKS, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Apr 30, 2014

Keeping Up Appearances with SOLIDWORKS - turn on RealView graphics to enhance graphics of part or assembly file, define material for each body in part to ensure that graphics work, override visual characteristics with any available appearance in library, Laura Weismantel, CAPUniversity, Apr 30, 2014

How Often Do You Use Recognize Feature? - run import diagnostics on part, click attempt to heal all as dialog box opens stating presence gaps or faulty faces, select appropriate recognition mode once feature recognition is ensued in SOLIDWORKS, Roger Ruffin, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 29, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Simulation: Design Study? More Like Convergence Analysis, Pt 1 - calculate values at many points, connect them with straight lines to obtain accurate representation in SOLIDWORKS, Brandon Donnelly, SolidNotes, Apr 29, 2014

Saving Your Configuration Table - double click on table that pops up from configuration manager table or right click on component, feature to select configure component option in SOLIDWORKS, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, Apr 29, 2014

Geometry Selection Tips for No Penetration Contact Set in SOLIDWORKS Simulation - employ source, target geometrical entities for creating no penetration contact sets, check before setting face1, face2 as source or target in SOLIDWORKS, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 29, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Composer - Colors and Textures - apply appearances using SOLIDWORKS Composer, handle possible problems that might surface in this process, Tyler Young, YouTube, Apr 29, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Up to Edge Flange - process to connect components in assembly with sheet metal bracket using 'up to edge and merge' flange end conditions, Kevin Lynk, YouTube, Apr 29, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Filters - application of filters, press 'e' in graphics area to filter for edges in SOLIDWORKS, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 28, 2014

Creating a SOLIDWORKS Reference Plane at an Angle out in Space - create reference sketch before forming reference plane based on sketch line in SOLIDWORKS, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Apr 28, 2014

5 SOLIDWORKS Tips You Should Use Everyday: Design Library, Pt 1 - apply tool to reuse sketches, features, parts, or assemblies within design library in SOLIDWORKS, Toby Schnaars, YouTube, Apr 25, 2014

5 SOLIDWORKS Tips You Should Use Everyday: Design Library, Pt 2 - prepare geometry, add it in design library before dragging, dropping geometry onto model in SOLIDWORKS, Toby Schnaars, YouTube, Apr 25, 2014

How to Copy a Surface in SOLIDWORKS - open chair, click surface offset icon to adjust distance required to copy surfaces of 4 legs of chair, check surface bodies box to import 4 surfaces of chair legs into new file, Jan-Willem Zuyderduyn, Learn SOLIDWORKS, Apr 26, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2014 Tutorials: VBA - Interpreting Your Macro Code, Pt 1 - review recording in macro code, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Apr 24, 2014

How to Change the Order of Parts on Your SOLIDWORKS BOM - right click on BOM, choose sort to arrange order, group items, drag items up/down by grabbing number that appears when browsing BOM, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 24, 2014

Non-Linear Analysis - Stepping Options - employ autostepping option to smoothly get through any points in time where convergence difficulties are encountered, else save data for restarting analysis option in conjunction with restart option in SOLIDWORKS, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 24, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Hints & Tips: Fully Define Sketch - employ combination of smart dimension, sketch relations tool to outline sketch, YouTube, Apr 24, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2014 Tutorials: Drawing - Working with Detached Drawings - create drawing document, apply dimensions before saving it as detached drawing, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Apr 24, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2014 Tutorials - Drawing - Detached Drawings, Pt 2 - select part to open model, expand extrusion to edit sketch, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Apr 24, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2014 Tutorials - Drawing - Placing Ordinate Dimensions - drag top view of drawing, open projected view to set horizontal/vertical ordinate dimensions, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Apr 24, 2014

Custom Stamps in eDrawings - create stamps in png, tif, gif, jpeg, bmp format, open stamps option in eDrawings to place it in SOLIDWORKS document, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, Apr 23, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Isometric Section View - create section view, right-click in section view to select tool, go back by clicking on 'remove isometric view' in SOLIDWORKS, Tonia Lauer, Fisher/Unitech, Apr 23, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Surfacing Basics - difference between surfaces, solids, advantages of choosing one over other in SOLIDWORKS, Robert Murdock, YouTube, Apr 23, 2014

Animations - A Few Recommendations When Saving as .avi - always use plain background in SOLIDWORKS, take care of values on 'save as' settings dialog, turn off key frames, use Windows Movie Maker to save animation to lighter version, Russell Richardson, Solid Solutions, Apr 17, 2014

Multiple Flow Result Plots in eDrawings for 2014 - show all plots desired to be included in eDrawings file, right click on results folder, select save image, choose eDrawings file format, Robert Warren, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Apr 22, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2014 for Beginners - About the Interface, Pt 1 - open new part document, click on feature, sketch options, sheet metal, evaluate tabs to avail tools that are unique to any environment, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 23, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2014 for Beginners - About the Interface, Pt 2 - employ extruded boss/base tool to extrude sketch in one/two directions, visit customize command manager to enable/disable command manager in SOLIDWORKS, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 23, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2014 for Beginners - About the Interface, Pt 3 - create new custom tab, grab to drag any desired tools that is frequently used in SOLIDWORKS, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 23, 2014

Remove the Line with Fit Spline - enter edit sketch mode, select sketch, locate fit spline tool, adjust fit spline tolerance, hit green check before allowing sketch to be selected as single element in SolidWorks, Dale Carlson, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Apr 17, 2014

5 SolidWorks Tips You Should Use Everyday: Using the File Explorer in SolidWorks - browse Windows drives, devices to facilitate dragging, dropping of files into SolidWorks environment, Toby Schnaars, YouTube, Apr 18, 2014

Why are Some Dimensions Gray in My SolidWorks Drawing? - employ model items to open dimensions marked/unmarked for drawing, smart dimension tool to place reference dimensions, select non-imported driven color scheme if smart dimension is used to open reference/non imported dimensions, Jonathan Sorocki, CADD Edge, Apr 17, 2014

Vary Sketch Command - create pattern which varies in dimension as it is repeated along part in SolidWorks, Solid Professor Blog, Apr 15, 2014

SolidWorks Flow Simulation - Customizing the Solver Window for Maximum Feedback - Tim Roberts of GoEngineer, YouTube, Apr 17, 2014

Why are Some Dimensions Gray in My SolidWorks Drawing? - employ model items to open dimensions marked/unmarked for drawing, smart dimension tool to place reference dimensions, select non-imported driven color scheme if smart dimension is used to open reference/non imported dimensions, Jonathan Sorocki, CADD Edge, Apr 17, 2014

Assembly Configurations - 2 Vitally Important Check Boxes - access advanced options menu by selecting particular configuration, check 'suppress new features and mates, suppress new components' options to avoid any unexpected results in SolidWorks, Chris Morrogh, Solid Solutions, Apr 17, 2014

Vary Sketch Command - create pattern which varies in dimension as it is repeated along part in SolidWorks, Solid Professor Blog, Apr 15, 2014

SolidWorks Flow Simulation - Customizing the Solver Window for Maximum Feedback - Tim Roberts of GoEngineer, YouTube, Apr 17, 2014

Multibody Part vs Assembly in SolidWorks - choose exterior faces, components or all components to turn assembly into multi-body part, move/copy bodies by selecting insert feature, select multiple parts in assembly feature manager to make components virtual, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, Apr 16, 2014

SolidWorks Quick Tip - Save As Copy and Open - choose between save as, save as copy, or 'save as copy and open' options when saving file, quickly edit file names by including reference documents for renaming with prefix/suffix, Jeff Brown, HRS Blog, Apr 16, 2014

Assembly Configurations - 2 Vitally Important Check Boxes - access advanced options menu by selecting particular configuration, check 'suppress new features and mates, suppress new components' options to avoid any unexpected results in SolidWorks, Chris Morrogh, Solid Solutions, Apr 17, 2014

A Detailed Look at the SolidWorks RX Tool - explore tabs: diagnostics, system maintenance, problem capture, file & logs, addins tabs to view, capture, review SolidWorks issues, Rachel Diane York, CADimensions Blog, Apr 15, 2014

Advanced Notes in SolidWorks Drawings: Pattern Instance - add pattern instance into SolidWorks drawings to avoid hassle during design changes, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Apr 15, 2014

SolidWorks Flow Simulation - 5 Things to Check - know where your files are, do tools check, check on geometry, look for any interferences, Tim Roberts, YouTube, Apr 14, 2014

SolidWorks Tech Tip: How to Stop a sldprt File from Auto Merging Bodies - turn part model into weldment to add 'cut list' item to tree, 'weldment' feature, end result is multi body part file, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/Unitech, Apr 14, 2014

Automatic Wire Routing Using SolidWorks Electrical 3D - SolidWorks Electrical 3D, 2D schematic are fully interconnected, model wires in SolidWorks 3D CAD to allow wire lengths get updated in schematic tool, Roy Mutalik, Design Point Solutions, Apr 11, 2014

Flexible Retrieval of Referenced Files During Check Out - New in SolidWorks EPDM - select options relating to checking out files silently without showing checkout dialog box or trying to check all referenced files when referencing file is checked out in SolidWorks EPDM, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Apr 14, 2014

Are You Opening SolidWorks Files from a Network Drive? - working from shared locations allows users access data conveniently while maintaining backup easily but may result in slower loading, system instability, Gabe Enright, CADD Edge, Apr 14, 2014

Troubleshooting Long Rebuilds in SolidWorks - locate component causing problems, employ feature statistics from within part to narrow it down to individual feature in SolidWorks, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Apr 14, 2014

Interference Detection in SolidWorks - configure interference detection tool for assemblies in SolidWorks, YouTube, Apr 3, 2014

Layout Based Assembly Design - start new sketch, visit tools, blocks, make options to define group entities in order to create block, select entities in 'make block' properties box before constraining out block in SolidWorks, John Shuey, Design Point Solutions, Apr 10, 2014

Singularity Elimination Factor - change singularity elimination factor to allow solution pass through local singularities on equilibrium path in SolidWorks, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 11, 2014

Dynamic Tests: What, When and Why? - implement linear dynamic studies like modal time history, harmonic, random vibration, response spectrum studies to evaluate, define response of structures to dynamic loading environments in SolidWorks Simulation, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 13, 2014

SolidWorks License Borrowing - navigate to license usage tab, check server, identify product correctly, inform about current user, computer details in 'license used by' section, open SolidNetwork license manager to return borrowed product licenses in SolidWorks, Bee Xiong, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Apr 11, 2014

Mass Import of Manufacturer Part Numbers with SolidWorks Electrical Schematic - create spreadsheet of desired manufacturer parts to import into schematic, add as much information as possible to populate database, Clare Schaeffer, SolidNotes, Apr 11, 2014

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Update Causes an Error with the SolidWorks Toolbox and Hole Wizard - search, delete 'system.mdb' file in C:\Windows folder, reboot PC, re-launch SolidWorks, Jim Holtz, CADimensions Blog, Apr 11, 2014

Quick VFD with Black Box Symbols in SolidWorks Electrical - draw motor branch followed by control circuits, insert black box symbol, visit manufacturing part tab to view circuits, modify power terminals, circuits, Corey Kubichka, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 10, 2014

SolidWorks Performance - Ready, Set, Test Your Hardware - access performance test, has 3 areas to test: CPU, I/O, graphics, test system, compare score with other users, Elizabeth Kinsey, HRS Blog, Apr 10, 2014

Exporting Multi-Body Parts to an Assembly - right click on body located under solid bodies folder to set one, or more solid bodies in part mode, visit insert options, features to save, rename bodies in SolidWorks, Alex Hall, Solid Solutions, Apr 10, 2014

It May Correct Per the Standard, But It's Not Pretty Until You See the Alternatives - highlight dimension, select offset text button in PropertyManager to attach dimension text to leader, else for ISO standards drag leader so that it lines up with dimension line in SolidWorks, SolidWorks Legion, Mar 10, 2014

Bowling with SolidWorks Simulation - turn on Motion Analysis add-in, insert solid body contacts to pins, ball, alley, determine initial condition of rotation/velocity at which ball leaves bowler's hand, Brad Rach, DDICAD News, Apr 10, 2014

Nuts and Bolts of SolidWorks Configurations - discusses scenarios that fit best for using configurations in SolidWorks, YouTube, Apr 10, 2014

SolidWorks 2014: Fillet Selections Explained - explore terms like edges, faces, loops, features before choosing them when running fillet command in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Apr 9, 2014

Learn Your Lines - implement click-click technique to create multiple lines/arcs quickly, while click-drag method helps create multiple lines, arcs connected to one another in SolidWorks, Laura Weismantel, CAPUniversity, Apr 9, 2014

Why is SolidWorks Unable to Locate My Assembly Components? - add referenced document, go to external references to enable 'search file locations for external references' option, access component properties before setting model document path in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Apr 9, 2014

SolidWorks Flow Simulation - Adding a User Defined Material - insert material to engineering database, Tim Roberts of GoEngineer, YouTube, Apr 8, 2014

SolidWorks Drawings - Hole Callouts - create hole layout to insert information in drawings, troubleshoot hole layout problems in SolidWorks, Tyler Young, YouTube, Apr 9, 2014

SolidWorks Composer - Custom Views - advanced view options that are available inside SolidWorks Composer, check camera, custom views to gain more control over views, Tyler Young, YouTube, Apr 9, 2014

Controlling the Corner Treatment with Weldments, Pt 2 - customize individual corners by clicking on pink dot that appears above each corner, select options in corner treatment window to change corner type, trim order in SolidWorks, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, Apr 8, 2014

SolidWorks Task Scheduler, Pt 4 - click 'render and animation' located in task scheduler dialog box to manage rendering, animation tasks, check tips to convert, print, export workgroup PDM files in SolidWorks, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 8, 2014

How Viewports Can Make 3D Sketching Easier - click insert menu, select 3D sketch to start sketching, apply tab key to flip between available directions, simplify process of specifying directions, viewing overall orientation by using viewports in SolidWorks, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, Apr 8, 2014

How to Insert Features into SolidWorks Design Library - locate design library, create common feature that will store in library, sketch logo on top face, locate part to place logo before dragging, dropping logo thumbnail from design library onto flat face, Jonathan Sorocki, CADD Edge, Apr 8, 2014

How to Setup and Import ECO Changes with 3DQPress Inside SolidWorks - open new part file to setup model, go to ECO change part to select list external reference, unfold 3DQPress, import ECO Rev B before updating unfolded model with ECO Rev B changes, Ronnie Flaugh, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 8, 2014

How to Obtain More Materials for SolidWorks Simulation - search for materials based on type of simulation study to be performed or material model to be used in SolidWorks, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 8, 2014

Controlling the Corner Treatment with Weldments - define how to trim segments of group when they intersect at corners with 3 options: end miter, end butt1, end butt 2, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, Apr 7, 2014

Hidden Feature: Delete Hole - choose edge of hole, press delete key, select delete hole option, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, Apr 4, 2014

SolidWorks Task Scheduler, Pt 3 - schedule tasks to run application that uses macros or command line arguments, run custom task, employ macro template to specify parameter values, create eDrawings, update simulation, verify elements with design checker, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 7, 2014

What's New in SolidWorks Simulation 2014 - check advantage of performance, post processing, efficiency enhancements to boost SolidWorks productivity, David Roccaforte, Fisher/Unitech, Apr 7, 2014

Using the Select Tool in SolidWorks Drawing - selecting/deselecting multiple entities, use box selection, lasso selection, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Apr 4, 2014

How to Find Assembly Interior Volumes Using Surfaces - calculating interior volume of containers made of multiple parts in SolidWorks, Robert Murdock of GoEngineer, YouTube, Apr 4, 2014

Modeling Techniques with Features I Don't Use in SolidWorks - create 2 additional planes, sketch circle on mid plane, thin extrude circle to produce tube, apply spline on surface sketch tool to start forming 3D sketch in SolidWorks, Michael Lord, Apr 3, 2014

SolidWorks for Newbies - Templates - visit custom properties tab to set part template, automate data before inserting into drawing template, save sheet format when saving drawing template, maintain templates in network location while working in multi-user environment, Jeff Mirisola, Jeff’s Tool Shed, Apr 5, 2014

SolidWorks Automation Tips - features, shortcuts related to views, tool bar, hole wizard, design library that can boost SolidWorks productivity, SolidWorks Asia-Pacific Blog, Apr 4, 2014

SolidWorks Tutorial: Step by Step Guide to Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats - open blank new drawing file, choose sheet size, edit sheet format, set title-block, border, anchors before saving sheet format in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Apr 7, 2014

SolidWorks Composer Translate and Rotate Entities at the Same Time - move actor into empty assembly group, impose translation motion on actor, select group in assembly selection mode before imposing rotation on assembly group, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 4, 2014 (

SolidWorks Task Scheduler, Pt 2 - click print files on sidebar, select files to be printed, visit task output folder to specify location to store imported files, set target file type before exporting file, update custom properties, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 3, 2014

Basketball Motion Study in SolidWorks - make perfect basket using Motion Simulation, YouTube, Mar 26, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 What's New - Select Outside the Box - using 'lasso' to select distinct groups of objects while avoiding others, YouTube, Mar 26, 2014

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Tutorial - Direct Editing - 'convert to direct edit' functionality to replace selected feature with direct edit entities in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, YouTube, Apr 2, 2014

SolidWorks - Auto Route - apply auto route tool to automate 3D sketching task while creating SolidWorks piping routes, GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 27, 2014

SolidWorks - Using Surfacing Techniques with Sheet Metal - apply surfacing tools, convert to sheet metal to create sheet metal part with edge flanges in SolidWorks, GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 27, 2014

SolidWorks - Creating Weld Beads - generate beads while making them visible in SolidWorks drawing, GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 26, 2014

SolidWorks Task Scheduler, Pt 1 - task scheduler is installed with all versions of SolidWorks, understand menu options, task functions, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 2, 2014

How to Use Shell Meshing for Thermal Studies - understanding 3 modes of heat transfer: conduction, convection, radiation in SolidWorks Simulation, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Apr 2, 2014

SolidWorks Navigation - 9 Model Orientation Shortcuts - hit space bar, ctrl+space bar to open orientation dialog, view selector cube, press ctrl, alt, shift along with middle mouse button to open various screen options in SolidWorks, Holly Cheek, HRS Blog, Apr 2, 2014

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Tutorial: Instinctive Dimensioning - add or remove dimensions, constraints in SolidWorks sketch, Alin Vargatu, YouTube, Apr 1, 2014

SolidWorks Simulation 2D Simplification - open model, go to simulation tab to create higher resolution meshes without impact on solve time, Myles Bryning, YouTube, Apr 1, 2014

Create the Best Design Through Optimization - conduct static study, select 'create new design study' to begin optimization process, click add variables option to open parameters box, test changes before setting parameter in SolidWorks, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 1, 2014

Exploded Assembly Animations - visit ConfigurationManager, right click on exploded configuration to open option to animate explode or collapse assembly, else create motion study by utilizing existing exploded view in SolidWorks, Will Maier, Design Point Solutions, Apr 1, 2014

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Tutorial: Direct Edit for Filling Cavities - create solid body that would fit in existing cavity in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, YouTube, Apr 1, 2014

Creating Installation Instruction Using SolidWorks Composer - employ existing 3D design data to rapidly create, update high quality graphical assets in SolidWorks, YouTube, Apr 1, 2014

Drawing Enhancements for SW2014 - new view palette allows adding multiple instances of view, replace model command replaces existing model with different model, set annotations to uppercase, attach existing notes to drawing views, fix view label behavior, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 31, 2014

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Tutorial: Best Practices for Defining Features - importance of selecting right entities like sketch, sketch object, edge, face when defining features in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Mar 31, 2014

SolidWorks - Routing Component Wizard - create custom piping routing components pertaining to fabricated pipe runs in SolidWorks, Tandy Banks of GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 28, 2014

Predicting Injection Pressure with SolidWorks Plastics - build model, set up analysis with defined set of parameters, check injection pressure, clamping force limit in SolidWorks, Christopher Ma, HRS Blog, Mar 28, 2014

PLC I/O Wire Numbering in SolidWorks Electrical - create new PLC mark, add manufacturing marks, circuits information, insert PLC before adding wires in circuit, launch formula manager to edit formula so that terminal information appears on wires, Vince Murugananthan, Javelin Technologies, Mar 30, 2014

How to Build a Symbol in SolidWorks Electrical - open symbol in symbol editor, ensure top left pin is on origin, apply appropriate circuit type, set connection points as incoming/outgoing, add attributes before making symbol ready for projects, Vince Murugananthan, Javelin Technologies, Mar 28, 2014

SolidWorks Composer Custom BOM Table - configure BOM columns in Composer, switch from Composer properties to meta properties to add/ remove columns or change names of columns in SolidWorks, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 27, 2014

Weldments - Structural Member Corners - access structural member command to open corner treatment panel, adjust groups, trim order to set all tubes in SolidWorks, Rory Niles, Solid Solutions, Mar 27, 2014

Get Right to the Point with Measure - select point to point in measure command, pick 2 locations that represent arbitrary points to obtain straight line point to point measurement between selections in SolidWorks, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, Mar 27, 2014

SolidWorks Rx - employ tool to diagnose issues, perform SolidWorks aware system maintenance, capture, review problems in SolidWorks, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, Mar 26, 2014

Derivative Design Using Save As - save both part, existing 2D drawing as new files while retaining link between two new documents, archive files by specifying new part names in SolidWorks, Russell Richardson, Solid Solutions, Mar 26, 2014

SolidWorks Quick Tip - Virtual Sharps in Your Dimensioning Workflow - activate smart dimension tool, right-click on desired entities, select 'find intersection' from menu before clicking other entity that creates intersection in SolidWorks, Todd Domke, HRS Blog, Mar 26, 2014

SolidWorks External References - right-click on jaw in feature tree to view list of external references of part, select unlock to update part, lock references to halt update process in SolidWorks, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 26, 2014

Did You Know You Can Modify the SolidWorks Heads-Up View Toolbar - expand options button, click customize to select commands, scroll to standards view to drag, drop standard view icons on heads-up view toolbar, Roger Ruffin, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 25, 2014

SolidWorks Sheet Metal - Flat Pattern Displays a Bent Part - select flatten tool to unsuppress flat-pattern feature, de-select flatten tool to bend part in SolidWorks, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Mar 25, 2014

SolidWorks Electrical - Creating a Black Box Symbol - select 'insert black box' icon to generate black box symbol, save it to symbol library once created in SolidWorks, John Lieber, YouTube, Mar 25, 2014

SolidWorks - Replace Entity and Sketch Numeric - activate sketch numeric input to automatically generate dimensions of sketch, Adam Hughes, YouTube, Mar 25, 2014

SolidWorks Hidden Commands - These are the Commands You’re Looking For - press ctrl+T to flatten out features of feature manager design tree, hit ‘A’ key to switch entities from line to arc, hold ctrl key to create insertion point, adjust dimensions, Holly Cheek, HRS Blog, Mar 24, 2014

Get Connected with Loop Selection - select edge, allow fillet tool to propagate around feature, choose to add another fillet or drag cut feature above fillet, apply ‘select loop’ option to change edge selection method in SolidWorks, Dale Carlson, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 19, 2014

Creating Rigid Body Groups in Motion - create rigid groups to effectively remove insignificant mates in SolidWorks, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, Mar 24, 2014

How Do I Make a Decal? - click on DisplayManager to select ‘view decals’ icon, right-click on blank area to add decal, browse image that is to be turned into decal, mask image before saving decal in SolidWorks, Mike Towers, Design Point Solutions, Mar 24, 2014

SolidWorks - Advanced Sketch - dissolve text into sketch lines in order to create solid feature in SolidWorks, Adam Hughes, YouTube, Mar 21, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 Tutorials - How to Manage Configurations, Pt 1 - apply configurations to control parameters like dimensions, tolerance, sketch relations in SolidWorks, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 21, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 Tutorials - How to Manage Configurations, Pt 2 - understanding feature to create, display variations of models at same time in SolidWorks, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 21, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 Tutorials - How to Manage Configurations, Pt 3 - Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 21, 2014

SolidWorks RX Tool - visit diagnostic, system maintenance, problem capture tabs inside RX tool to check diagnostic information about computer, clean up temporary files, record problem capture, or run benchmark test, Matt Devine, Design Point Solutions, Mar 21, 2014

SolidWorks Electrical: Creating a Motorized Conveyor System - consider scenario where mechanical, electrical engineer work together on project, Prism Engineering Blog, Mar 20, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 - Assembly Sketch, Pt 1 - working with assembly sketches in SolidWorks, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 22, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 - Assembly Sketch, Pt 2 - Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 22, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 - Converting a Solid Part to a SheetMetal Part - step by step procedure to convert solid bodies into sheet metal, Ronit Mukherjee, YouTube, Mar 20, 2014

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual - Radial Engine - advantage of using single modeling environment for taking sketch layout from 2D, 2D motion to 3D, Bruce Shawler, YouTube, Mar 20, 2014

SolidWorks Forgotten Features: Smart Components - place components in assembly, go to tools, select 'make smart component' option to select components, features to be included in smart component, combine mate references with smart components to simplify design process, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Mar 20, 2014

How to Pass the SolidWorks Exam - discussing proctor, test making methods, SolidWorks modeling best practices, YouTube, Mar 19, 2014

SolidWorks - Converting Multibody to Weldment  - understand application of multibody part created with normal features, convert bodies to weldment members with cut-list in SolidWorks, YouTube, Mar 19, 2014

Sheet Metal, Search Commands in SolidWorks - tips to search commands, options, feature tree, method to turn imported body into sheet metal, create new sheet metal file, develop cuts in flat in SolidWorks, Toby Schnaars, YouTube, Mar 5, 2014

Machining Process Drawings in SolidWorks - open new part file, insert original model as first feature, construct block of material larger than part, set configurations after completing new part in SolidWorks, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, Mar 19, 2014

How to Obtain Pin Slip Force in SolidWorks Simulation - apply 'on flat faces' fixture to move pin by fixed distance, employ 'list results force' to extend force required to make pin slip afterwards in SolidWorks, Craig Hudson, Solid Solutions, Mar 19, 2014

How to Make Only Your Company's Drawing Sizes Available in SolidWorks - accept any sheet format, save it to desktop folder, go to file location options to change location of 'sheet formats' in SolidWorks, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 19, 2014

A New Way to Communicate Concept Designs - enable non-photorealistic options on render tools tab to, tick contour/cartoon rendering before picking cartoon style, choose outline only, cartoon shading or cartoon shading with outline options in SolidWorks, Alan Sweetenham, Solid Solutions, Mar 19, 2014

Simulation Tech Tip: Visualizing Results on Full Model of Analysis Using Symmetry - right click on plot, edit definition, select 'display symmetric results' from advanced options window to view results on full model in SolidWorks, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/Unitech, Mar 19, 2014

SolidWorks - Text Font 101 - sketch text, modify font, position sketch in 3D model using construction lines, Adam Hughes, YouTube, Mar 19, 2014

SolidWorks Electrical - Using the Archive and Unarchive Function - different options, areas related to SolidWorks Electrical's archive functions, YouTube, Mar 19, 2014

Save Each Sheet as Its Own Drawing, or Combine Multiple Drawings into a Multi-Sheet Drawing - switch between methods to manage drawing files in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Mar 18, 2014

SolidWorks - Weldment Cut List Explained  - difference between weldment cut list, bill of material with weldment part inside assembly, Tony Riggs of GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 17, 2014

SolidWorks - Physical Threads - add threads to part models for use in 3D printing, CAM programming, Tandy Banks of GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 17, 2014

How Can I and How Do I - With SolidWorks Simulation? - simulate realistic ground contact, use configurations for different process conditions/geometries, setup model for SolidWorks Flow Simulation, Hawk Ridge Systems, Mar 17, 2014

SolidWorks Cutaway Animation - open assembly, set 3 default assembly planes to show, insert part named cutting plate in assembly, select top face of cutting plate, add distance mate between assembly top plane and top face of cutting plate, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's CAD CAM Blog, Mar 16, 2014

Can't Quite Get the Shape You Wanted? Try the Deform Tool - model edge to deform, target curve, form sketch based on look of edge after invoking deform command, apply split lines on model to localize deformation in SolidWorks, Roy Mutalik, Design Point Solutions, Mar 16, 2014

Flat Pattern Not Working in Drawing - derived configuration 'DefaultSM-FLAT-PATTERN' should remain in flattened state, ensure that 'save all' is complete within drawing environment to make part updated in SolidWorks, Mark McVeigh, Solid Solutions, Mar 14, 2014

Working with SolidWorks Files on a Network - prefer working with locally stored SolidWorks files, employ document management system to be able to work with files locally, automatically backup older versions of files, Jim Peltier, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Mar 13, 2014

5 SolidWorks Tools You Should Use Everyday, Tip 1 - The 'S' Key - customize 'S' key to utilize any icon-based command in SolidWorks, Toby Schnaars, Prism Engineering Blog, Mar 7, 2014

5 SolidWorks Tools You Should Use Everyday, Tip 2 - The 'R' Key - avail quick access to most recently accessed documents in SolidWorks with 'R' key, Toby Schnaars, Prism Engineering Blog, Mar 14, 2014

SolidWorks Tutorials Q&A - Basic Surface Design - convert 2 joined triangles into 2 triangle surfaces in SolidWorks, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 14, 2014

SolidWorks Master Model: Save Bodies vs Insert Part - choose save bodies or split from insert option, select, name bodies for which individual parts are to be created, pull operation helps parent, child share same overall size or shape, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 13, 2014

Automatic Circuit Arrows in SolidWorks Electrical - employ origin, destination arrows to create continuity link between wires in different/same schematic drawings, open automatic insertion dialog box to set selection, action options, Corey Kubichka, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 13, 2014

AutoTrace Add-In for SolidWorks - insert picture into sketch, automatically trace image using add-in, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Mar 13, 2014

SolidWorks Plastics - Troubleshooting Your Mesh - basics of customization pages, tips to manually adjust mesh when common errors occur, Shivani Patel of GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 7, 2014

SolidWorks - Vent Feature - understanding different sections of vent command, its applications in SolidWorks, YouTube, Mar 5, 2014

Graphic-Triangles Revealed - locate assembly visualization tool from evaluate tab, choose option to define array of columns with different definitions, select 'graphics-triangle' to review assembly by complexity of geometry within parts in SolidWorks, Nick Beattie, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 12, 2014

How to Mirror Parts in SolidWorks - creating mirrored parts by storing mirrored version in configuration of same part or by forming derived part using mirrored part command, Matt Aten, YouTube, Mar 11, 2014

SolidWorks - Removing Toolbox Status - convert toolbox component into regular component in SolidWorks, Matt Aten, YouTube, Mar 11, 2014

Setup and Analyze Motion Study in SolidWorks - create basic motion study within motion analysis, perform simulation calculation within motion study, Shivani Patel, YouTube, Mar 11, 2014

Simulation Tech Tip: Contact Visualization Plot - open contact visualization plot PropertyManager, select assembly or components to view regions of contact, calculate areas of contact between selected components before including solver generated contacts in SolidWorks, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/Unitech, Mar 11, 2014

SolidWorks Tutorial - Filling a Specific Assembly Cavity - calculate volume of cavity between assembly components, handle zero thickness error when joining bodies at the assembly level, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Mar 11, 2014

Another SolidWorks 'Secret:' Invert Selection - select components that are not to be hidden, right-click to select invert selection option to reverse selection set, choose 'hide' to hide selected parts in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Mar 11, 2014

New SolidWorks 2014 Weldment Profiles - extract content onto system before adding location into options, select weldment profiles add in files location to view new profiles in SolidWorks, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Mar 7, 2014

Render Shell Thickness in SolidWorks Simulation - create mid-plane surface body representing solid, invoke 'define shell by selected faces' command to define shell mesh, apply top surface offset option to add virtual thickness in shell face directions, HRS Blog, Mar 11, 2014

It May Correct Per the Standard, But It's Not Pretty - ISO standard suggests that 0.82 dimension is correct in both views, or select offset text button in property manager to attach dimension text to leader in SolidWorks, SolidWorks Legion, Mar 10, 2014

The Essentials of SolidWorks 3D CAD in 22 Minutes - basic capabilities of creating 3D model part assembly in SolidWorks, Craig Therrien, YouTube, Mar 10, 2014

Where is That Command Again? - command search option to find, activate required tool, add frequently used tools to SolidWorks command manager permanently, Chris Morrogh, Solid Solutions, Mar 8, 2014

Unfolding Imported Models with 3DQuickPress Inside of SolidWorks - import surface, use 3DQuickPress to unfold part, auto recognize knitted surface, Ronnie Flaugh, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 5, 2014

SolidWorks Composer Data Paths for Multi User Environment - add new data path by editing simple XML file, populate new path with profiles that includes styles for collaborative actors like arrows, labels in SolidWorks, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, Feb 20, 2014

Customize Wire Numbers with SolidWorks Electrical - changing wire number to coincide with row in which they originate, Clare Schaeffer, SolidNotes, Mar 6, 2014

Using Thermal Loads in SolidWorks Simulation Static - YouTube, Mar 6, 2014

New Sheet Metal Gusset Feature in SolidWorks 2014 - nice tool to reduce length of feature manager, requires 2 adjacent flat faces, cylindrical faces are not supported, helps set depth of profile as symmetric/asymmetric, Paul Hagenow, CAPUniversity, Mar 5, 2014

Sheet Metal Gusset Feature - easy-to-use, configurable SolidWorks tool to select supporting faces of gusset, change location of gusset, center gusset on reference line, John Shuey, Design Point Solutions, Mar 5, 2014

How to Shift More Control to the SolidWorks User (Using CTRL, SHIFT and ALT Keys) - comprehensive list of Ctrl, Alt, Shift shortcut keys used in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Mar 5, 2014

SolidWorks Composer - Intelligent Views - create interactive buttons to help users select preferred language, TMS CADCentre, Mar 5, 2014

SolidWorks Simulation Quick Tip - Incremental Meshing - available for both solid, shell bodies, incremental meshing helps quickly mesh parts that have failed to mesh in multi-body part or assembly, HRS Blog, Mar 6, 2014

Hidden Gems of SolidWorks - sensors continually scan, retrieve data from models, when model changed and re-built, tree, sensor provide feedback to user, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Mar 4, 2014

Adding Part Numbers to Electrical Components - enable additional ERP data capabilities, customize BOM template open reports to add information on BOMs in SolidWorks Electrical, Jenny Giolas, Fisher/Unitech, Mar 4, 2014

SolidWorks Weldments from Profiles to Cut Lists, Pt 4 - creating weldment drawing, drawing views of individual bodies, adding weld symbols, creating cut list, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 4, 2014

How do I Create a V-Shaped Sheet Metal Part - SolidWorks tutorial, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 1, 2014

SolidWorks Weldments from Profiles to Cut Lists, Pt 3 - trimming 1 center piece to 3 crossmembers, capping open ends, creating 3 corner miter, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 3, 2014\

Fill an Assembly Cavity to Determine its Volume - combine Boolean operations at assembly level with multibody workflows at part level in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Mar 3, 2014

Surface Model a Rubber Duck - create largest feature of body, profiles for loft create beak using lofted surface in SolidWorks, Alex Hall, Solid Solutions, Mar 3, 2014

Top 10 Speed Moves for the SolidWorks CSWP Exam - context sensitive shortcut S key, mouse gestures, ctrl-8 to orient normal to plane, toggle between arc, line in sketch mode, HRS Blog, Feb 28, 2014

SolidWorks Weldments from Profiles to Cut Lists, Pt 2 - select structural member button from weldments tab, click inside groups box to start sketch selections, set sketch settings before applying corner treatments in SolidWorks, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 27, 2014

Why You Need Local Administrative Rights to Install SolidWorks - select manage tab to expand local users, groups, select groups folders to check properties, turn off user account control for installation of SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Feb 27, 2014

Large Displacement Simulation: Hose Clamp - apply fixed geometry fixture to one end face, prescribed rotation of 360 degree to other, mesh part of model with shell elements, run non-linear study to obtain accurate animation of displacement solver in SolidWorks, Will Maier, Design Point Solutions, Feb 27, 2014

Training Tip - Zoom to Selection - select feature in tree to open content toolbar that shows, zooms feature in graphical window in SolidWorks, Russell Richardson, Solid Solutions, Feb 26, 2014

Using FeatureWorks - re-engineer imported data, build feature tree in SolidWorks, YouTube, Feb 7, 2014

SolidWorks Quick Tip - Global Variables and Equations - create global variables, equations directly in PropertyManager fields, add units, created multiple configurations, Terence Woo, HRS Blog, Feb 27, 2014

SolidWorks Weldments from Profiles to Cut Lists, Pt 1 - right click on command manager tab to select weldments, manage weldment profile library by creating single sketch for each profile size or employ design table to control configurations in SolidWorks 2014, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 26, 2014

Enterprise PDM Fastest Hands in the East - open check out dialog box to select files to be checked out, press ctrl+U to check-in all files, ctrl+T to change state of all files in SolidWorks EPDM, Elba-Gloria LaFleche-Erazo, CAPUniversity, Feb 26, 2014

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual: Focus on Your Design Concept, Not Your CAD Tool - employ single modeling environment to explore, validate ideas without defining parts, assembly structure at earlier phases, capture design ideas to leverage team's collective expertise, John Picinich, The SolidWorks Blog, Feb 26, 2014

From PDF to SolidWorks 3D - get trusted 3D model from PDF data, YouTube, Feb 26, 2014

Where Did It Go? - right-click on part, select 'move with triad' option, place checkmark next to move with triad to ensure that it stays there while clicking on parts in SolidWorks, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 25, 2014

Simulation Tech Tip: Automatic Conversion of Toolbox Fasteners to Bolts - right click on connections icon to select 'toolbox fasteners to bolts' option, visit simulation tree to find bolt connectors inside respective bolt connector folders in SolidWorks, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/Unitech, Feb 25, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 New Feature: All Upper Case for Notes - select individual note, set 'all uppercase' check-box in note properties or apply document property to force all notes to be uppercase, John Hall, CADD Edge, Feb 25, 2014

Automatic Secondary Drawing Sheet Format Specification in SolidWorks 2014 - pick option 'use different sheet format' to set default drawing sheet format when adding sheet to drawing file in SolidWorks, SolidNotes, Feb 25, 2014

Using SolidWorks Drawings in SolidWorks Electrical Projects - go to 3D tab to 'create 2D drawing' button, choose drawing template without sheet format, employ crop command to crop view, choose tables, BOM to add tables in smaller views, HRS Blog, Feb 24, 2014

What is Dissolve SketchText? - select dissolve sketch text in menu to convert annotation into lines, splines in SolidWorks, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 24, 2014

How to Find Folders with Large File Counts in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM - split folders into more manageable folder sizes to avail increased browsing performance, Rod Levin, InFlow Technology, Feb 24, 2014

SolidWorks Opens Multiple Sessions - associate file types to launcher, ensure that files open in same session when opening by double-clicking or right-clicking, check publication to correct file associations if files open in separate sessions, Keith Vittitoe, CADD Edge, Feb 21, 2014

Simulation Tech Tip: Flexibility in Non-Linear Fixtures - insert 'c' clip on housing followed by pin in housing deforming clip, thermally expand clip or apply advanced fixture to move clip into place with relative computational efficiency in SolidWorks, David Roccaforte, Fisher/Unitech, Feb 21, 2014

Injection Molding, Many Unknowns: 1 Answer SolidWorks Plastics - assess fill time result that is calculated by default every time while running test, check pressure at end of fill, air trap, cooling time in SolidWorks, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 21, 201

Control Alignment of Pattern Features - model surface with simple extrude to obtain face on screen, check if circle used to drive this surface extrude is same DIA as helix in SolidWorks, Adam Hartles, Solid Solutions, Feb 22, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Enhanced Electrical Documentation with SolidWorks Electrical - learning capabilities of electrical schematic, 3D electrical design compared to traditional, 'dumb' 2D electrical design options, YouTube, Feb 11, 2014

SolidWorks Drawings Basics - create drawing assembly, part using DimXpert, drawing templates, e-drawings in SolidWorks 2014, YouTube, Feb 19, 2014

Trace Path - considering example of basic pen plotter in SolidWorks, YouTube, Feb 20, 2014

SolidWorks Composer: Large Animation Techniques - complete animation in single SMG file, break file into shorter segments, save each segment as AVI file, insert all AVI files into single animation, Mike Towers, Design Point Solutions, Feb 19, 2014

SolidWorks - Setup a Structural Optimization Study  - employ linear static test to define variables, constraints, goals in SolidWorks, Shivani Patel, YouTube, Feb 18, 2014

SolidWorks Select Other - selectively turn off faces of complex models to temporarily see into part for better understanding of complex surfaces, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 19, 2014

Ruled Surface - A Quick Trick to Make a Complex Cut - removing material, maintaining perimeter of model with curved face in SolidWorks, Phil Grim, Fisher/Unitech, Feb 19, 2014

Thermal Management Ain't That Hard - creating SolidWorks Flow Simulation CFD model of chip on circuit board, Shuvom Ghose, CAPUniversity, Feb 18, 2014

Using SolidWorks Library Features to Create Solid Bodies - adding bracket with holes to pair of structural members, Ben Taylor, HRS Blog, Feb 18, 2014

Replacing Sketch Entities in SolidWorks 2014 - fix issues of dangling references occurring during rebuild due to redrawing part of sketch, David Mandl, SolidNotes, Feb 18, 2014

What's New in SolidWorks 2014 - New Volume Units for Mass Properties - new options for volume units when performing mass property analysis, GoEngineer, YouTube, Feb 14, 2014

SolidWorks Simulation 2014 - Contact Pressure Plot for 2D Simplification - consider block with set screw mechanism, GoEngineer, YouTube, Feb 18, 2014

Sharing Settings Across a Multi-User Environment in SolidWorks Composer - enable input settings including merge file into one actor per part, import meta-properties, import as bodies, import hidden components, visit default document properties, file preferences to modify settings in SolidWorks Composer, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, Feb 14, 2014

SolidWorks Configuration Advanced Options - check 'suppress new features and mates' option to suppress any new feature or mate when new configuration is created in SolidWorks, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 17, 2014

Multi-Sheet Drawing Templates Option New in SolidWorks 2014 - easy document properties setting helps specify which template to use for additional sheets being added to drawing, John Hall, CADD Edge, Feb 18, 2014

Have You Ever Used Part Reviewer in SolidWorks? - go to evaluate tab to open part reviewer, click on arrows to check features, sketches of model, activate edit feature name comment option to enter comments, notes, Roger Ruffin Jr, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 13, 2014

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Another Change in Perspective - import part, open reference coordinate system, choose location for new origin, direction vectors, pick 'correct coordinate system' before saving file as new Parasolid or IGES, Matt Herald, Fisher/Unitech, Feb 13, 2014

SolidWorks Simulation: Behind the Software with Vibration Analysis - model system as 2 blocks, employ spring connector to check stiffness between masses, restrain motion of system to be 2D, check displacement values to understand results, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Feb 13, 2014

Movable Spring in SolidWorks - employ single sweep function with 2 sketches to model spring, select swept boss/base feature followed by twist along path, define by turns options, set number of coils required to create spring, Jon Sorocki, CADD Edge, Feb 14, 2014

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 20 - dimensions from tangent edges of arc/circle, create parts in context of assembly, copy all of referenced files of assembly to new directory, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Feb 5, 2014

SolidWorks' Power Hide Tool - open assembly, put cursor over part, press tab key to hide part in SolidWorks, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 12, 2014

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 20: Rendering the Log Cabin Assembly - changing appearances, scenes in log-cabin assembly before rending it in SolidWorks, YouTube, Feb 12, 2014

SolidWorks Toolbox - Convert Toolbox Part to a Regular Part File - change internal document property in part file so that it is not recognized as toolbox part, Jeff Jensen, YouTube, Feb 12, 2014

What's New in SolidWorks 2014 - Solar Access Study - apply sun to model to check its appearance depending on location in world, date, time, Tyler Young, YouTube, Feb 12, 2014

SolidWorks Routing - Custom Components and the Piping & Tubing Database - copy routing component from default SolidWorks library, implement necessary changes before visiting routing component wizard to run SolidWorks component, Ben Taylor, HRS Blog, Feb 11, 2014

SolidWorks World 2014 - Model Mania Challenge - various steps involved in modeling part keeping feature tree flexible enough to accommodate edits in SolidWorks, Russell Richardson, Solid Solutions, Feb 11, 2014

Animating Rotary Motion in SolidWorks - break 360-degree movement into four 90-degrees segment, apply rotary motion driver instead of explicit positioning, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Feb 11, 2014

How to Break a Derived Part in SolidWorks - apply 'insert part' function from insert drop down menu or drag part into blank part from file explorer tab located on SolidWorks task pane, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 11, 2014

Importing Files Into SolidWorks, Pt 2 - try to obtain Parasolid while importing files, employ STEP instead of IGES translation method while opening smooth surface or non-prismatic shape, John Hall, CADD Edge, Feb 11, 2014

Basic Techniques in SolidWorks: Learning Fillets - create face fillet before forming constant size fillets on sharper edges of model, employ variable radius fillet on edge to give model character in SolidWorks, Andrew Fontaine, The SolidWorks Blog, Feb 11, 2014

Helping a Friend with SolidWorks 2014 - open assembly in SolidWorks 2014, save file before applying sphere mate feature to select tangent option for spherical surfaces, Matt Devine, Design Point Solutions, Feb 10, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 - Configuration Based Weldment Profiles - employ new functionality to create new profiles with configuration method in SolidWorks, Jon Crookes, Solid Solutions, Feb 10, 2014

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 19: Assembling the Roof - place roofing onto log cabin, render log cabin assembly for more realistic look, YouTube, Feb 10, 2014

Importing Files Into SolidWorks - understanding different file formats like DXF, DWG, STEP, ACIS, IGES that SolidWorks can import, John Hall, CADD Edge, Feb 7, 2014

Customize Your SolidWorks Toolbars - go to tools menu to customize toolbars, shortcut bars, commands, menus, keyboard, mouse gestures in SolidWorks, Peter Harkness, Solid Solutions, Feb 7, 2014

2014 SolidWorks Composer is Here: How to Install on a Computer Without SolidWorks? - select 'individual' mode of installation, avoid entering serial number of software, check SolidWorks Composer to expand Composer options, show SolidWorks translator, Vic Frauenfeld, SolidNotes, Feb 7, 2014

Using Existing Geometry in Assemblies and Weldments - learning interface simulation, customization, problem setup, linear static assumptions, solving, viewing results, Simulation Xpress in SolidWorks, Kevin Holbrook, YouTube, Feb 7, 2014

Static Simulation Using SolidWorks Premium - apply in-context relations to design part based on its interaction with other parts, Solid Professor Blog, Feb 7, 2014

Learning SolidWorks: My First Drawing - accept 3D perspective of part before breaking it down to 2D drawings, create section views of 2D angle by clicking on center line of view, sliding section away from original drawing, Andrew Fontaine, The SolidWorks Blog, Feb 6, 2014

SolidWorks Composer BOM - control parts list in SolidWorks Composer, Robert McGaughey, YouTube, Jan 30, 2014

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 19 - press space bar to bring up orientation dialog box, when dimensioning, position text without orientation changing, turn off entity selection filter toolbar, active filters, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Feb 5, 2014

Flipping Normal: A Fresh Perspective to SolidWorks Sketches and Mates - apply option to control XY orientation of sketches, positive Z for extrusions, mate alignment when replacing components sketches, faces, flip normal from reference planes, context menu in SolidWorks, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, Feb 5, 2014

How to Rename and Move SolidWorks Files? - launch SolidWorks Explorer to search for any additional documents that reference file that is renamed or moved, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Feb 5, 2014

Setup SolidWorks Drawing Border Properties - import DWG/DXF file to set drawing border in SolidWorks, YouTube, Jan 30, 2014

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 18: Assembling a Large Type of Roof Support - assemble 3rd type of roof support, create storage shed that is attached to log cabin in SolidWorks, YouTube, Feb 5, 2014

What's New SolidWorks 2014 - Options for Dealing with Deleted Child Features - demonstrates advanced functionalities for handling deleted child features in SolidWorks 2014, Tim Roberts, YouTube, Feb 3, 2014

3 Things You Should Know About SolidWorks Search Routines - avoid leaving lot of files open as it slows down system, go to system options, file locations to select folder, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Feb 4, 2014

SolidWorks Tech Tip: A Change in Perspective - set position of part/assembly in view-port to desired orientation, activate view orientation menu to highlight view to be replaced in SolidWorks, Matt Herald, Fisher/Unitech, Feb 4, 2014

Installing SolidWorks Electrical 2014 Via Admin Image - open 1st window of installation manager to select 'server products' that will reveal options for installing SolidWorks Electrical server software, Tim Pulaski, CADD Edge, Feb 4, 2014

Design Automation with DriveWorks for SolidWorks - Rule Spotlight: The IF Statement - employ IF statement to evaluate argument, return value as true/false in DriveWorks, Rod Levin, InFlow Technology, Feb 4, 2014

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 17: Assembling Another Type of Roof Support - ways to assemble roof support suitable for larger log cabins in SolidWorks, YouTube, Feb 3, 2014

Why is SolidWorks 'Crashing' - click on view tab in task manager, select columns, tick GDI objects to view current number of GDI objects being used by each process in task manager, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Feb 3, 2014

Fatigue Analysis: What You Need to Know? - high cycle fatigue requires S-N curve or stress vs number of cycles curve, approach is applicable for components designed for high cycle operation in SolidWorks Simulation, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 3, 2014

SolidWorks: Replace Components Without Mate Errors - avoid creating replacement components from scratch, employ datum geometry for mates or replace components with named entities to find references, resolver mates in SolidWorks, David Mandl, SolidNotes, Feb 3, 2014

Creating Piping Automatically in SolidWorks - understanding routing, piping, tubing in SolidWorks, Alex Aprigliano, YouTube, Feb 3, 2014

On Surface and Edge IDs in SolidWorks - discusses issues associated with missing mate references, rebuild errors in SolidWorks, David Mandl, SolidNotes, Jan 31, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 Favorites - Rotate Components in Exploded Views - apply feature to drag component(s) to exploded position, rotate components within 1 explode step in SolidWorks, Jordan Winger, HRS Blog, Feb 1, 2014

What Could Cause Files to Open in Separate SLDWORKS.EXE Sessions? - close all sldworks.exe sessions, start SolidWorks as administrator, select tools, options to restore file associations, apply SolidWorks launcher to open files, Dale Carlson, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Jan 27, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 - Section Tool Exclude Option - ability to exclude items from selection process, GoEngineer, YouTube, Jan 29, 2014

SolidWorks Transfer and Deactivate Instructions - transfer license from old computer, activate SolidWorks on new computer, CAD MicroSolutions, Jan 20, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 Hidden Gem - Ambient Occlusion Render - visualize areas of design with lesser light, helps bring added depth in terms of shadows to render, Alan Sweetenham, Solid Solutions, Jan 30, 2014

Save All (Unsaved) in SolidWorks - open file explorer window, right-click 'open in SolidWorks' option to click 'save all (unsaved)' option on pop-up that appears, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Jan 29, 2014

Light Settings in SolidWorks Models - open scene/lights/camera options, right-click on ambient light option to edit light, increase value of light closer to 1 to allow part appear closer to selected color, MCAD Tech Blog, Jan 6, 2014

Funnel Vision - add circular bosses out from funnel, remove outlet faces to allow shell tool produce channels within part without calculation in SolidWorks, Ben Garrett, Solid Solutions, Jan 28, 2014 

When Filleting is Not Enough, Try Some Advanced Surfacing Techniques - apply fill surface tool to fill open spots in geometry, check interaction between new surface, existing surfaces around it in SolidWorks, John Shuey, Design Point Solutions, Jan 27, 2014

Using the SolidWorks CAD Admin Dashboard to Track, Review and Troubleshoot Machines, Pt 4 - run SolidWorks performance benchmark test, share results, view other results Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 27, 2014

Using the SolidWorks CAD Admin Dashboard to Track, Review and Troubleshoot Machines, Pt 3 - determine crashing issues, update driver, set flags for certain triggers, find out threshold, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 23, 2014

Using the SolidWorks CAD Admin Dashboard to Track, Review and Troubleshoot Machines, Pt 2 - filtering machine results, grouping, setting baseline computer, flagging modified settings, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 22, 2014

View Mates Command 'Secret': Select Multiple Parts in SolidWorks - hold ctrl key, select both parts together, choose 'view mates' from pop-up toolbar, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Jan 22, 2014

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 16: Assembling a Small Roof Support  - YouTube, Jan 22, 2014

How to Create a 3D Model from a 2D Drawing - open .dwg file in SolidWorks, import new part as 2D sketch, use '2D to 3D' toolbar to assign sketches front top right, Will Maier, Design Point Solutions, Jan 21, 2014

Shell Meshing Made Easier with SolidWorks Simulation 2014 - preview virtual thickness of shell when picking which side of component is used to define it, Craig Hudson, Solid Solutions, Jan 21, 2014

SolidWorks: The Basics - Overriding Dimension Text - look for <DIM> variable in dimension text field of dimension property manager when selecting dimension, replace text string with desired text, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Jan 21, 2014

Using the SolidWorks CAD Admin Dashboard to Track, Review and Troubleshoot Machines, Pt 1 - understanding workflow of CAD admin dashboard, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 21, 2014

Use SolidWorks in Stress Analysis - Measure Stresses, Strains and Displacements - create part/assembly, start new study from simulation add-in before selecting fixtures like rollers, sliders or elastic supports, Ruxandra Duca, SolidWorks Teacher Blog, Jan 21, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 Tutorial: Using Stick Fonts for Engraving - understanding application of fonts to output single line geometry for laser engraving, water jet, or for CNC machining, YouTube, Dec 31, 2013

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 15: Assembling Windows - go to design library to drag, drop windows in assembly, click on front face of window to pick, create mate in SolidWorks, YouTube, Jan 20, 2014

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 18 - break the default alignment, control seeing contents of drawing view while dragging view, specify whether drawing views update automatically when referenced model changes, format dimension in drawing, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 20, 2014

Countdown to the New Year with SolidWorks Electrical Schematic - mixed schema designs, passive symbols, paste special, new search and filter tools, real time design rule checks, Clare Schaeffer, SolidNotes, Jan 17, 2014

How to Change the Orientation of Imported and Existing SolidWorks Parts - create plane, start new sketch, generate 2 perpendicular lines in proper orientation, create new coordinate system, save part as any neutral format, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Jan 15, 2014

SolidWorks Split Line - control rendering better, control continuity between interfacing surfaces for consumer product design, Keith Vittitoe, CADD Edge, Jan 17, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 Favorites - Replace Drawing Model Reference - replace function to select either part or assembly file to replace existing model while keeping all dimensions, annotations, sections preserved, Jordan Winger, HRS Blog, Jan 17, 2014

SolidWorks Tutorial: Mate References - tips to set mate reference so that it allows user to add appropriate part in SolidWorks, YouTube, Jan 2, 2014

SolidWorks Tutorial: Linking Component Dimensions to Assembly Level Global Variables - check equations, double-click on face of part to access individual component dimensions, YouTube, Jan 19, 2014

Access to More SolidWorks Materials Than Ever - SolidWorks 2014 provides access to materials web portal at www.matereality.com, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 16, 2014

Taskbar Icons That Behave - pin original SolidWorks program icon to taskbar, unpin other icon from taskbar, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, Jan 16, 2014

Blank Views in SolidWorks Composer - turn-on perspective mode to make views reappear, turn-off hardwaresupport.highlighteffect option, Dale Rice, SolidNotes, Jan 16, 2014

SolidWorks Simulation - Thermal Study Introduction - carrying out thermal study on test assembly of microchip, GoEngineer, YouTube, Jan 10, 2014

SolidWorks in Your Industry, Pt 7: Sheet Metal - YouTube, Jan 16, 2014

SolidWorks Buried Treasure, Pt 1 - right-click on feature to open shortcut bar to display hidden model, open feature manager to show/hide different click items, employ favorites folder to hide/show items, type few unique characters to search feature name, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, Jan 15, 2014

Creating a 'New View' and 'Saved View' in SolidWorks - make custom view available in all SolidWorks documents, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 15, 2014

SolidWorks Administration: Moving to a New License Server - install SolidNetWork license manager on new server, point clients to new server, deactivate old license manager, activate new license manager, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Jan 15, 2014

Flow Simulation and FEA: Poking and Prodding - load study's results, activate or create plot, right click on results folder, select probe, probe tool actively displays value in contour region in SolidWorks Flow Simulation, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Jan 14, 2014

Hotfix for SolidWorks Student Design Kit - prepare computer for hotfix installation, determine SolidWorks version, service pack, download, run hotfix, Dale Carlson, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Jan 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What's New: SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2014 - automated cache management, consolidated delayed in state notifications, dynamic notification recipients filter, YouTube, Jan 14, 2014

SolidWorks Decals - placing brand logo on front of bottle, Wayne White, CADD Edge, Jan 14, 2014

CATIA V5 SolidWorks Translator - open SolidWorks file, select CATIA V5 as file type, open CATIA V5 R22 or older file from folder location to convert them to SLDASM or SLDPRT, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 14, 2014

SolidWorks Essentials, Pt 4: Symmetry and Draft - learn sketch symmetry, dynamic mirror, mid-plane end conditions, extrude with draft functionalities in SolidWorks, YouTube, Jan 10, 2014

SolidWorks Essentials, Pt 5: Patterning and Mirrors - apply linear pattern command to pattern features or faces in SolidWorks, YouTube, Jan 10, 2014

SolidWorks Essentials, Pt 6: Revolved Features - understanding revolved commands, fillet tool to apply radius to sketch, bolt feature, Jan 10, 2014

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 17 - create blocks from commonly used sketches, invoke sketch picture command to insert reference image, press 'G' to display magnifying glass, copy existing sketch from derived sketch, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 13, 2014

SolidWorks Sketch Relations Summary - understanding entities with respect to resulting relations in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Jan 14, 2014

Customizing SolidWorks Composer Keyboard Shortcuts - click anywhere in black space of main toolbar, select 'customize quick access' toolbar, choose customize button for keyboard shortcuts before picking categories, commands in SolidWorks, Mike Towers, Design Point Solutions, Jan 13, 2014

Jim's SolidWorks 2014 Pick of the Day: Through All Both - employ 'through all - both' feature to enable direction 2 option in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Jan 13, 2014

Adding Simple Collaborative Actors in SolidWorks Composer - create exploded line, go to author menu, polyline to add single line, hold down alt key after selecting polyline to snap it to center/specific location, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 13, 2014

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 13: Assembling Logs - open new assembly document, go to design library, select logs before dragging it to assembly, choose size of logs to be stacked to decide size of log cabin, Bertan Atamer, SolidWorks Teacher Blog, Jan 13, 2014

View Labels in SolidWorks 2014 - double click label, edit note to change appearance of view, enter parametric information by selecting view label box to edit note, Brian Adika, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 9, 2014

When Adding Dimensions to a Diameter or an Arc - view no arc conditions when adding smart dimensions from edge to center point of diameter/arcs, check minimum, maximum arc conditions when selecting edge/diameter arcs in SolidWorks, Roger Ruffin, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 8, 2014

SolidWorks Simulation: Where Can I Learn? - use installed tutorials, access knowledge, visit context sensitive help/user forums, support hour webcasts, official training, David Roccaforte, Fisher/Unitech, Jan 10, 2014

Configuring EPDM to Allow for a 'Linked' PDF to Follow It's Drawing Through the Workflow - select assembly/part referenced by drawing, push it through workflow transition to make it available in transition references dialog box, define transition as drawing node for drawing in SolidWorks, Wayne Marshall, Solid Solutions, Jan 10, 2014

SolidWorks Essentials, Pt 1: Design Intent - basics of modeling, YouTube, Jan 10, 2014

SolidWorks Essentials, Pt 2: Sketching - learn about sketching tools like line, automatic relations, dimensions, YouTube, Jan 10, 2014

SolidWorks Essentials, Pt 3: Basic Part Modeling - discusses extrude feature in addition to sketching, fillets, editing features, YouTube, Jan 10, 2014

Handle Selections - add images to user control, update UserControl1, add modeldoc2 object to AssemblyEvents class before modifying AssemblyDoc_NewSelectionNotify() to determine if parts, assemblies are selected in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Jan 10, 2014

Handle Mouse Events - employ SolidWorks events to customize task pane, implement ModelView class in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Jan 9, 2014

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 12: Importing Parts into an Assembly - start by creating assembly document, insert new part, place part in assembly, right-click on name, select float to make part free to move, rotate parts in assembly, YouTube, Jan 8, 2014

Freeform Tool in SolidWorks 2014 - discusses copy dimension style, link values, rib command in SolidWorks, Toby Schnaars, YouTube, Jan 8, 2014

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Image Quality Properties When Saving as JPG/TIFF - minimize or maximize SolidWorks screen to give different display resolution while DPI settings remain constant, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/Unitech, Jan 8, 2014

Beyond Training - Essentials - press 'S' key to activate shortcut bar, right click to customize key with additional command icons or re-size toolbar in SolidWorks, Simon Beamish, Solid Solutions, Jan 8, 2014

Replace Model in SolidWorks Drawings - click replace model button to swap view(s) of model inside drawing, swap out parts, assemblies to reattach dimensions, sections, detail views to new referenced model, John Hall, CADD Edge, Jan 7, 2014

An Introduction to Macros in SolidWorks Electrical - select portion of schematic to be reused before dragging, dropping into macros tab, assign macro name, description, adjust preview image or design new group before applying macro, HRS Blog, Jan 7, 2014

Transient Pressure Fluctuations Against a Drill Rig Leg - go to SolidWorks flow wizard to set project, apply dependency to create pressure pulse by varying global velocity in X direction, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, Jan 6, 2014

Create Task Pane - right-click on project, select add user control, insert button, size to width of user control before setting anchor properties in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Jan 8, 2014

Create SolidWorks Add-in without the SDK - open SwAddin.vb, change guid, adjust description, title to values to customize add-in in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Jan 7, 2014

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 16 - click show in folder icon to browse file locations, pin files in recently used document list, pre-select specific entity type before selecting instances of entity, change document units, auto insert center mark, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 6, 2014

Great Use for the Intersect Tool - generate plane to act as 'fill line' for bottle, invoke intersect command, view regions made by intersect tool, check mass properties before applying scale tool to change dimensions in SolidWorks, Matt Devine, Design Point Solutions, Jan 6, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 What's New - Chapter 12: SolidWorks Electrical - integrated with SolidWorks EPDM, underlying database management system upgraded from Microsoft Access to SQLite, advanced component search, Daniel Herzberg, Jan 6, 2014

SolidWorks: Changing the Title Block for New Sheets - create new drawing, edit sheet format, change title block to slim down version, point newly saved sheet format to template before replacing current title block with old title block, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 6, 2014

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: eDrawings - check enhancements related to viewing 3D ContentCentral on iPad, DimXpert dimensions from SolidWorks part files, rotational exploded steps in addition to added support, YouTube, Jan 3, 2014

Award-Winning Cinematography with SolidWorks Composer - go to animation mode to capture, record location of actors, adjust position or state, select camera icon located in collaboration tab to illustrate path followed by camera, Matt Herald, Fisher/Unitech, Jan 3, 2014

How to Install the SolidWorks Software Development Kit - login to customer portal to download SDK, select most recent version of SolidWorks, accept end-user licensing agreement before manually downloading SDK, YouTube, Jan 2, 2014

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 10: Creating Roofing - open new part document, click on front plane, click sketch, choose line to draw parallelogram in SolidWorks, YouTube, Jan 1, 2014

Routing - Using Off the Shelf Components - add routing, create connection point, select circular edge for reference before filling out properties or employ routing component wizard to populate design library in SolidWorks, Keith Vittitoe, CADD Edge, Dec 31, 2013

Mesh Improvements in SolidWorks Flow Simulation - discusses mesh parallelization updates, employ adaptive meshing setting to automatically refine areas of high gradient in flow, Robert Warren, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Dec 27, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 Tutorial: Flip Plane Normal - flip normal vector of manually created reference plane in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 27, 2013

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 7: Creating the First Type of Roof Support - create new part document, go to different plane, click on sketch, pick line tool to draw sketch in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 23, 2013

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 8: Creating the Second Type of Roof Support - create new part document, right click on front plane to choose sketch, select center rectangle tool in sketch tab before drawing rectangle staring at origin, YouTube, Dec 25, 2013

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 9: Creating the Third Type of Roof Support - create new part document, right click on front plane to select sketch, pick line tool in sketch tab, draw quadrilateral in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 30, 2013

SolidWorks Default Scene Background - setting default background scene for opening files that were not created by user's templates, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 30, 2013

How to Download the Entire SolidWorks DVD for Future Use - get DVD content from 'downloads and updates' section of SolidWorks customer portal, Vic Frauenfeld, SolidNotes, Dec 26, 2013

New Sketch Tricks in SolidWorks 2014 - apply Lasso selection, path length dimension, smart dimension tool to freehand draw amorphous shape, insert sketch dimension on path or create path on-the-fly, dimension length of spline respectively, SolidNotes, Jan 2, 2014

Why is Pack and Go Picking Up Extra Files in SolidWorks? - edit follower within Advmates, insert sketch, reference geometry from Advmates, un-suppress sketch to address issue in SolidWorks, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 2, 2014

2013 SolidWorks Composer Licensing - 4 scenarios depending on customer type for installing, running network licensing, Nick Beattie, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Dec 20, 2013

Is My SolidWorks Model Constrained Properly? - use soft springs to stabilize model, inertial relief to constrain object, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 23, 2013

Thermal Analysis in SolidWorks Simulation - go to 'new study,' select 'thermal,' assign material to part, select heat power first to simulate internal camera, lights, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 27, 2013

What's New SolidWorks 2014: Sketching, Pt 1 - discusses sketch scaling, lasso selection, path length dimensioning tools available in SolidWorks 2014, YouTube, Dec 17, 2013

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: Assemblies, Pt 1 - understanding ways to create shaded drawing views with high quality edges, FeatureManager structure for large design review, exploded views, mate user interface, assembly mirror feature, YouTube, Dec 21, 2013

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: Assemblies, Pt 2 - check multiple configuration updates, curve/sketch driven patterns, UI enhancements for configurations, shortcuts for suppressing items in design tables, updating assembly graphics option, YouTube, Dec 22, 2013

SolidWorks - Creating Design Library Features - employ technique to improve consistency of designs while reducing time to create them in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 20, 2013

SolidWorks - Bend Lines with Lofted Sheet Metal - leave gap to produce scene, make adjacent sketch segments tangent to create sheet metal lofted profile in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 20, 2013

SolidWorks - Linear Stress Analysis - analyzes, stresses geometry of parts, minimizes need of creating prototypes by reducing hassles related to time, cost or rework, YouTube, Dec 20, 2013

SolidWorks 2014: Quick-Change Configurations - click on component in FeatureManager to view current configuration listings by pop-up toolbar, snap configuration name to change configuration of that instance in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Dec 19, 2013

My Introduction to SolidWorks: Drawing a Pressure Plate - check clickable icons inside of tutorial, experience ease of navigation as workflow gets repetitive, navigate any axis with standard view toolbar, apply hole wizard to dimension holes, Andrew Fontaine, The SolidWorks Blog, Dec 19, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation 2014: Contact Pressure Plots in 2D Simplification - create shrink fit between 2 edges, apply fixtures, run axis symmetric study to view stress plot, displacement of SolidWorks parts, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Dec 19, 2013

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: Configs - understanding enhancements related to additional properties for toolbox components, apply configurations to equations, selecting configurations from context toolbar, YouTube, Dec 16, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation Professional - Drop Test Analysis - ensure that material is defined for all parts, define contact sets, add mesh control, adjust drop test setup in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 18, 2013

SolidWorks Enterprise PDM - File Management - rename any missing component to move files or folders easily, safely by virtually eliminating referencing related issues, YouTube, Dec 18, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 - Advanced CAD Import - convert incoming CAD data into SolidWorks 3D CAD format or export data to other CAD products, Ron Grover, YouTube, Dec 18, 2013

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: Sheet Metal - check ability to add sheet metal gussets, bent lofted bends, corner reliefs & bend transitions, swept flanges for conical, cylindrical bodies, YouTube, Dec 11, 2013

Pack and Go on Holiday - right-click on drawing or assembly to open menu, hover over SolidWorks to select 'pack and go,' save every file with unique name, add prefix/suffix before saving file, pack up assemblies, Elba-Gloria LaFleche-Erazo, CAPUniversity, Dec 18, 2013

Add Some Perspective to Your Drawings - create named view with perspective turned on in SolidWorks drawing, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Dec 18, 2013

SolidWorks Training Files - go to page 3 of every training manual to check downloadable training files, run executable file, accept EULA before unzipping SolidWorks files, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 18, 2013

SolidWorks - Interference Detection - go to evaluate tab, turn on interference detection option, calculate selected component, adjust options while checking results, YouTube, Dec 16, 2013

New in SolidWorks 2014: Assembly Features, Pt 3 - go to explode properties to turn on rotation rings option, modify assembly configuration without going to properties, check new shortcut to turn sub-assembly flexible/rigid, Cami Florence, Fisher/Unitech, Dec 17, 2013

Creating a Symbol in SolidWorks Electrical - open symbols manager, create new symbol, insert symbol properties, double-click symbol to open drawing space associated with newly created symbol, build geometry before setting connection points, Clare Schaeffer, SolidNotes, Dec 17, 2013

What It Takes to Make a Mirrored Part with Flatten Capabilities in SolidWorks - preselect plane/face to be mirrored, go to insert, mirror part, tick 'break link to part' option to obtain full functionality of sheet metal features in new SolidWorks part, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 17, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation 2014: Contact Visualization Plot - right-click on connections, click contact visualization plot, choose components to view regions of contact, calculate areas of contact before including solver generated contacts in SolidWorks model, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Dec 17, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical - Creating a Template - go to projects manager to create new project with custom templates, select configurations tab to set primary project settings, YouTube, Dec 17, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 - Sketch Picture Scale Tool - check option inside insert sketch picture command to scale tool, position bitmap images in sketch planes, YouTube, Dec 12, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 15 - specify default line font for drawing items, check if sketch is under/over defined, view alignment of plane, copy sketches while lofting between similar profiles, press 'F' key to zoom model, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Dec 16, 2013

SolidWorks Plastics Professional - Introduction - intelligently iterate plastic part design before cutting first mold, David Waltzman of GoEngineer, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Dec 16, 2013

Avoiding Sink Marks with SolidWorks Plastics - make part walls uniform in thickness, design ribs with not more than 50-80% of wall thickness, increase gate size, reduce number/size of solid regions, increase hold time, injection pressure, HRS Blog, Dec 16, 2013

Jim's SolidWorks 2014 Pick of the Day: Find Intersection - Virtual Sharp - select intersection between 2 entities when applying dimension in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Dec 16, 2013

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 5: Creating Doors - open new part document, click on front plane, go to sketch tab to draw rectangle starting at origin before setting dimensions, YouTube, Dec 16, 2013

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: Exclude Option in Section Views - go to section view property manager to find new 'selected components' checkbox that allows choosing components to be excluded/included from either tree or screen, YouTube, Dec 16, 2013

Howzat - using motion study, sunlight option in SolidWorks to trace flight of ball, plot velocity, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, Dec 12, 2013

Presto: Your Part is Gone - open part model, add 'solid bodies' featuremanager tree item, expand solid bodies folder to view all features in SolidWorks, Keith Vittitoe, CADD Edge, Dec 13, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation: FEA is About Asking Questions - raise proper questions to provide better solution, make close-ended queries to obtain specific answers, present clear insight of product's capabilities, Brandon Donnelly, SolidNotes, Dec 13, 2013

SW Simulation - Angular Tilt of a Deformed Face - locate face parallel to original face, apply translational displacement to evaluate tilt on face in SolidWorks, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Dec 13, 2013

Design a Wave Spring Washer in SolidWorks - draw simple circular sketch, extrude as surface, create plane tangent to surface, parallel to front plane in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 4, 2013

Auto Deploy of SolidWorks Through Active Directory - create administrative image, extract pre-requisites, prepare transform files for installation, generate installation policies, test system before applying active directory distribution across department, Dave Padelford, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Dec 12, 2013

Best Practices for Downloading and Installing SolidWorks - log-in with full administrative rights, temporarily suspend anti-virus program, disable Windows fire wall, change Windows user account control settings to 'never notify' before updating SolidWorks, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Dec 12, 2013

Get Going with SolidWorks Sheet Metal Gauge Tables  - cut off overflow information, single out few important Lego pieces in SolidWorks, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Dec 12, 2013

SolidWorks Sheet Metal Tutorial - Edge Flange Linked Profiles - invoke edge flange command, customize profile of flanges to create flanges similar in shape in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Dec 11, 2013

SolidWorks Customization - understanding method to configure SolidWorks UI to minimize button clicks, maximize efficiency, YouTube, Dec 11, 2013

Using SolidWorks Plastics to Show Jetting - employ solid mesh to generate results that will accurately show jetting, go to fill settings, select options to set 'volume of fluid' algorithm option to direct in SolidWorks, Peter Harkness, Solid Solutions, Dec 11, 2013

SimulationXpress Analysis - employ SimulationXpress, FloXpress tools to perform first-pass analysis of parts in SolidWorks, Will Maier, Design Point Solutions, Dec 11, 2013

CSWP Drawing Sample Exam Question 4 - making BOM, extracting info from it in SolidWorks, Jim Lucas, 3D Engr, Dec 2013

CSWP Drawing Sample Exam Question 5 - sort BOM by part number in SolidWorks, Jim Lucas, 3D Engr, Dec 2013

CSWP Drawing Sample Exam Question 6 - add custom property by clicking on border followed by column property button, select custom property, enter cost before inserting equation in SolidWorks, Jim Lucas, 3D Engr, Dec 2013

How to Handle Common Enterprise PDM Check-in Errors and Warnings? - 'update file references' option to fix errors like 'file is not rebuilt,' 'outside of EPDM, ' fix each broken reference one at a time, Jay Thompson, CAPUniversity, Dec 11, 2013

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: Weldments - discusses ability to propagate cut list properties, structural members as library features enhancements in SolidWorks 2014, YouTube, Dec 9, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation Database Files Description - understanding simulation database files like .GEN, .MAS, .TEM, .LCD, .IDA, .LDS whose results are contained in one SolidWorks file with extension CWR, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Dec 10, 2013

SolidWorks Error Installing on Windows 7 - right-click on setup.exe file to select properties, choose compatibility tab to run program before explicitly specifying Windows 7, Adam Hartles, Solid Solutions, Dec 10, 2013

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 1: SolidWorks Settings - discusses basics of opening SolidWorks part document, adjusting settings, different view options, YouTube, Dec 2, 2013

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 2: Creating Simple Logs - creating simple log part for log cabin assembly in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 4, 2013

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 3: Creating Complex Logs - understanding method to create complicated log for log cabin assembly in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 9, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 14 - change transparency of components while editing part, control sketch relations, feature definitions, check degree of curvature in spline, select faces, edges or vertices created by section views, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Dec 9, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation 2014 - Fundamentals - determine best materials, configurations before producing single prototype, Innova Systems, Dec 9, 2013

SolidWorks Tutorial: Import Diagnostics, Pt 4 - Sheet Metal Conversion - copy surface, convert surface body into solid body, change solid body to sheet metal, delete/patch faces, create hems to solve topological problems, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Dec 9, 2013

Could Not Initiate the Transaction - select administrative tools from Windows control, pick services, start FLEXnet licensing services before setting start-up type to automatic in SolidWorks, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Dec 8, 2013

How to Save SolidWorks Files as an STL File? - open completed part in SolidWorks, go to file menu to save file as STL type, Jon Lawrence, CAPuniversity, Dec 6, 2013

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: Parts & Features - understanding new enhancements to parts, features related to conic fillets, extruded cuts, holes, reference geometry in SolidWorks 2014, Cody Armstrong, YouTube, Dec 5, 2013 (

New in SolidWorks 2014: Sheet Metal Features, Pt 2 - invoke sheet metal gusset command to add sheet metal gussets to toolbar, add corner reliefs to formed part in SolidWorks 2014, Cami Florence, Fisher/Unitech, Dec 5, 2013

SolidWorks Tip: Preventing Rotation in Concentric Assembly Mates - edit last concentric mate added, check 'lock rotation' checkbox on both feature manager, nearby content toolbar in SolidWorks, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Dec 5, 2013

Replace Entity, Grab-Bag of Tips and Tricks - understanding useful tips related to replace entity in SolidWorks 2014, Toby Schnaars, YouTube, Dec 4, 2013

SolidWorks Composer Line Weights - save image at lower resolution, increase outline width property for any actors that need to be darker in SolidWorks, Mike Towers, Design Point Solutions, Dec 4, 2013

How to Configure SolidWorks Toolbox and Hole Wizard, Pt 1 - Toolbox definition, access settings, understand options on table of contents, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 4, 2013

SolidWorks Tutorial: Import Diagnostics, Pt 3 - Troubleshooting and Healing - go to import diagnostics, view faulty faces, locate face that is valid, manually fix face one by one to get rid of errors, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Dec 4, 2013

SolidWorks Drawing Tips and Workarounds  - understanding ways to display annotations, dimensions in SolidWorks, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Dec 3, 2013

Mesh Improvements for Simulation Flow - 3 stages during mesh generation in Flow Simulation: geometry evaluation, mesh capture, mesh saving, Robert Warren, 3D Vision Technologies, Dec 2, 2013

A SolidWorks' Forgotten Feature: Mate References - mate references to select face, edge or plane that is wished to be mated automatically, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Dec 3, 2013

SolidWorks Tutorial: Import Diagnostics, Pt 2: The Manual Healing Technique - understanding import diagnostics application to heal topological errors on imported geometry, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Dec 3, 2013

The Fundamentals of SolidWorks Routing - Pipe & Tube - understanding routing options, libraries, assembly management in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 2, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 13 - apply interference detection to avoid intersection between components, hide/show items on heads-up view toolbar, click modify sketch to move/rotate sketch, create customized drawing template, override dimensions, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Dec 2, 2013

SolidWorks Freeze Bar: Enabling It and Using It - apply tool to reduce rebuild time, avoid unintentional changes to model by locking items in feature manager that are no longer changing or don't need to rebuild every time model changes, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 2, 2013

It's All About the Mouse - activate mouse gestures to eliminate mouse travel, reduce time required for locating key to press on keyboard, or purchase mouse with few extra buttons to maximize SolidWorks productivity, Matt Devine, Design Point Solutions, Nov 26, 2013

Readymade Lessons in SolidWorks Curriculum - check 2013-2014 Educational edition to access links containing information related to SolidWorks UI, TMS CADCentre, Nov 29, 2013

SolidWorks Tutorial: Import Diagnostics, Pt 1: 'Face Piercing Through Solid' Error - understanding application of import diagnostic tool for troubleshooting, healing topological error in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Dec 2, 2013

SolidWorks in Your Industry, Pt 1: Point of Sale - grab sketch tools to build sketch in top plane, adjust dimensions, click on instant 3D toolbar, double-click on sketch to extrude model in SolidWorks, Adam Rose, YouTube, Nov 28, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Add Knurling to Your Model in SolidWorks - modify model by applying, editing precise knurled finish with or without using PhotoView, YouTube, Nov 27, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 12 - remove geometry from imported body, disable automatic inferencing, change solid body to surface body, specify break in dimension's withess line, replace part with assembly, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 25, 2013

Using a Tool Based Swept Feature - ensure that tool body has revolved feature with analytical geometry, merge result tick box is unchecked when creating revolve feature in SolidWorks, Chris Morrogh, Solid Solutions, Nov 25, 2013

SolidWorks Drawing View Labels - create drawing with standard views, rename views, select view to add note, choose 'SW-View Name' property option in link to property dialog, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 29, 2013

New in SolidWorks 2014: Sketch Features, Pt 1 - understanding automatic sketch scale, check new lasso selection, sketch picture scale, replace sketch entity tool to switch from box selection to lasso, size image file, replace entities respectively, Cami Fredock, Fisher/Unitech, Nov 26, 2013

Using the Right Mesh Type in SolidWorks Simulation - enable 'draft quality mesh' option checkbox to switch mesh element type from default high-quality tetrahedron to simpler draft-quality version, Damon Tordini, Canadian Manufacturing, Nov 22, 2013

SolidWorks 2014: Performance Increases - set lightweight mode to save time required for opening, rebuilding assembly in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Nov 28, 2013

Where Have All the Functional Appearances Gone in SolidWorks? - expand SolidWorks task pane to select appearance tab icon, click on add file location to insert texture location, drag, drop textures in graphics area to apply them in model, Paul Hagenow, CAPUniversity, Nov 27, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 - Selected Components for Section Views  - enable selection plane option to easily select any hidden components in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Nov 27, 2013

SolidWorks: Adding Custom Properties Using the BOM - add configuration-specific custom property to part having supplier property, populate fields one by one, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Nov 26, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical Quick Tip - Numbering Wires - determine direction of numbering, display wire number for each wire, place marks next to each segment, HRS Blog, Nov 22, 2013

Modifying Connection Points in SolidWorks Electrical 3D  - routing wires again to correct connection point, You Tube, Nov 25, 2013

When is a Fully Defined Sketch Not Fully Defined? - fully defined edge flange sketch becomes under defined when endpoints are dragged, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Nov 24, 2013

SolidWorks Tutorial: Direct Modeling - Patch Holes in Existing Solids - Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Nov 25, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 - Open Options or Drag and Drop from Recent Documents - hover over recent document to expand open options, option to drag, drop files from recent documents window into other files is also available, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Nov 21, 2013

New in SolidWorks 2014 (Not Mentioned in the What's New): View Rotation Angles Everywhere, Pt 3 - 4 default options for display of angle symbol auxiliary views are available, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Nov 22, 2013

Using Virtual Components with Imported Assemblies - save assembly after importing into SolidWorks, select all components, make virtual, Ryan Cole, DASI Solutions Blog, Nov 21, 2013

Use SolidWorks Costing to Find the Right Price - costing tool works inside SolidWorks, uses templates to calculate cost of parts, can save file as limited-access copy, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 21, 2013

Update SolidWorks Network License to 2014 - chart of tested approved configurations for versions of SolidWorks license managers, process to download, install updates, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Nov 21, 2013

Curvature Based Mesh Advantages in SolidWorks Simulation - supports multi-core surface, volume meshing, defines both minimum, maximum element size that allows development of more robust mesh, HRS Blog, Nov 20, 2013

New in SolidWorks 2014: View Labels and Auxiliary Views, Pt 2 - right-click on auxiliary drawing view, select align drawing view followed by 'horizontal to sheet counterclockwise' options, enter zero in angle group box to rotate center marks, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Nov 20, 2013

Sharing and Reusing Sketch Entities - apply convert entities option, SelectionManager, contour selection tool to move portion of sketch to another sketch, use individual portions of sketch, share sketches in extruded or cut features respectively in SolidWorks, Roy Mutalik, Design Point Solutions, Nov 20, 2013

Using Delete Face as a Cutting Tool - employ delete face tool located in standard surface toolbar with 'delete and patch' settings to create 2nd cut in SolidWorks, Russell Richardson, Solid Solutions, Nov 20, 2013

Showing or Switching Units in a BOM - setting up custom properties in advance in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Nov 20, 2013

Using the Intersect Tool in SolidWorks - add or remove material within design by combining surfaces, planes, solid bodies, YouTube, Nov 20, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 11 - create named view in model, drag endpoints of converted edges, set up gradient color schemes, employ color display mode to toggle between displaying layer, explicit colors, check coordinate value measurements, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 19, 2013

What's the Difference Between Bend Tables & Gauge Tables in SolidWorks? - bend table controls only K-factor while gauge table manages every parameter of part by selecting thickness, corresponding radius, Chris Olson, The SolidWorks Blog, Nov 19, 2013

Save As PNG in 2014 - select PNG extensions as PNGs include alpha channels that easily separate model from background in SolidWorks, Wayne White, CADD Edge, Nov 19, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 - Replace Model for Drawing Views - select replace model option located in tools menu to modify model reference when drawing is open, save replaced model reference as new file in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Nov 19, 2013

Model Like a Maniac with SolidWorks - tips to create accurate part designs, best practices for better part modeling in SolidWorks, Mark Schneider, YouTube, Nov 19, 2013

Autotransition - apply click-click method to draw line, click 1st point once, move cursor, click again, activate autotransition, move cursor away from line segment to create arc in SolidWorks, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 18, 2013

SolidWorks Tutorial - Flyout Feature Manager Design Tree - tip to expand or collapse flyout feature manager design tree in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, YouTube, Nov 12, 2013

SolidWorks Quick Tip - Using the Intersect Tool - create curved surface that cuts through top of router housing, delete, add material simultaneously based on intersection of surface, solid geometry, invoke intersect tool, select regions to exclude from feature, Jordan Lemley, HRS Blog, Nov 15, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 - Bent Lofted Bends - employ new bent option to control number of bends in each region, offers realistic shape if part is being manufactured on press brake, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Nov 15, 2013

Edit Toolbox Configuration Name with a Suffix in SolidWorks - select hardware to edit, add custom property to be able to edit configuration name, add custom information in suffix, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Nov 14, 2013

SolidWorks Tutorial: Flip and Rotate Flat Pattern Drawing View - go to insert, views menu to select property manager option, click flip view button, dropdown above flip view button to rotate view in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Nov 14, 2013

How to Make Life Easier with Format Painter in SolidWorks? - employ format painter by selecting annotation color, font or line type that is to be copied, create annotation in part or assembly with desired settings, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 14, 2013

How to Upgrade to SolidWorks Electrical 2014? - login to customer portal, click on 'downloads and updates,' select 32-bit or 64-bit depending on version, follow download instructions before unzipping SolidWorks download package, MCAD Tech Blog, Nov 5, 2013

Creating Explode Views Manually in SolidWorks Composer - hover over part to be exploded, turn on move tool to move components out, Bob McGaughey, YouTube, Nov 14, 2013

Replace Model Tips and Tricks - SolidWorks 2014 - tips to replace model in drawing, apply numeric input on sketching, search through options, check new SolidWorks 2014 features, Toby Schnaars, YouTube, Nov 13, 2013

Routing Cables and Wires in SolidWorks Electrical 3D - design line diagram, open 3D assembly, click on root cables, modify path of cables that interfere with other parts by right-clicking on it, select edit root in SolidWorks Electrical, YouTube, Nov 11, 2013 (

How Much Does It Cost? - employ cost estimation tool to estimate final cost, detect cuts, holes, bends, slots before applying cost to each of them to derive total cost in SolidWorks, Josh Spencer, 3D Vision Technologies, Nov 13, 2013

SolidWorks Composer Quick Tip - 3 Steps to Setting Styles - create 2D element, click on 'workshops' tab to select styles button, hit check boxes on right to indicate meaning of styles template, employ new template to make new 2D element, Scott Woods, HRS Blog, Nov 14, 2013

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Change Material Type in Multiple Parts at a Time - open custom properties tab on task pane, click on 'create now' option to open property tab builder, select part before dragging text box into Groupbox, Tim Bollinger, Fisher/Unitech, Nov 13, 201

New in SolidWorks 2014: All Uppercase - go to text format group box in PropertyManager to select 'all uppercase' option that allows user to set any annotation note as uppercase, while lowercasing certain elements, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Blog, Nov 12, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation: Behind the Software with Beam Elements - apply general stiffness matrix for beam elements, combine 2 element stiffness matrices into 1 global stiffness matrix, or employ simulation to break beams into multiple elements, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Nov 12, 2013

CSWP Mold Tools Sample Test Walk Through - 7-step mold making process in SolidWorks: open, check part, modify part as necessary, determine parting line, figure out shut-offs, Chris McAndrew, 3DEngr.com, Nov 2013

My 3D-Mouse Buttons Don't Work in the Newest SolidWorks Version - launch registry editor, browse specific key, right click on key to either delete or rename it, download latest drivers for 3D mouse before rebooting machine, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Nov 12, 2013

What's New SolidWorks 2014 - Drawings - understanding part/assembly level improvements in SolidWorks, YouTube, Nov 12, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 - Surface Modeling - insert sketch picture from tools menu, adjust length of picture, set dimension of model in SolidWorks, Adam Rose, YouTube, Nov 12, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 10 - employ swept flange feature to create bends, set new sketches to auto-rotate normal to sketch plane, create exploded view of assembly, update design tables, suppress sketch pictures, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 11, 2013

How Do I Add a Carriage Return to a Custom Property Value in SolidWorks? - download return_character_1.txt document, copy carriage return symbol, open custom property in part file before pasting character into text string of custom property value, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 11, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical Quick Tip - Components and Symbols in 2D - create symbol to generate new component, associate symbol to component in top part of property dialog box, assign specific manufacturer's part to symbol/component, Rhyc Sandberg, HRS Blog, Nov 11, 2013

SolidWorks Tutorial - Apply Material to All Parts of an Assembly - open main assembly, select all part components, apply same material to whole selection in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Nov 11, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 Tutorials - Replace Model - apply tool to change model reference for selected views in drawings while drawing document is still open in SolidWorks, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Nov 11, 2013

New in SolidWorks 2014: Text from Above and Below the Dimension Line - ability to place dimension text above, below solid dimension line, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Blog, Nov 8, 2013

New in SolidWorks 2014: Slots in Spades - go to hole wizard to create slots, quickly switch between slots, holes based on design needs, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Nov 8, 2013

SolidWorks Opening Multiple Sessions, Pt 2 - close sldworks.exe sessions via task manager, start SolidWorks 2013 as administrator, restore file associations before closing SolidWorks, browse sldprt local Windows folder to reopen SolidWorks, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 8, 2013

SolidWorks Structural Design and Detailing - weldments feature to model welded or bolted structural members, grid system layout feature to streamline layout of columns, support beam, connections in larger single/multi-level structures, Gordon Pursel, DDICAD Blog, Nov 10, 2013

Quality Control - Using the Right Type of Mesh in SolidWorks Simulation - enable draft quality mesh option located underneath 'create mesh' property manager to switch mesh element type from high-quality tetrahedron to draft-quality version, Damon Tordini, HRS Blog, Nov 9, 2013

SolidWorks Tutorial: Direct Modeling - check options to freeze feature tree or completely remove history by saving model in neutral format once part modification finishes in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Nov 8, 2013

Top 10 Enhancements from 2009-2014 - quick shortcut menus, sketch defining tools, contour select tools, context sensitive toolbars, Instant 3D, 'S' key features in SolidWorks, YouTube, Nov 8, 2013

What's New SolidWorks 2014 - Multi-Product Enhancement: Simulation - ability to access external database materials in SolidWorks, YouTube, Nov 8, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 9 - create split FeatureManager design tree, run import diagnosis after importing file, select split entities to split arc, circle or spline, improve rotating performance, link notes to drawing views in SolidWorks, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 7, 2013

Pre- and Post-Processing Tips for SolidWorks Simulation - select left-right-left-right consecutive pick option to insert repetitive connectors like bolts, pins, or rigid connectors, apply pressure boundary condition to faceted or filleted faces by clicking on selection filters, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Nov 7, 2013

Using Library Features to Speed Up Design - create custom library feature, new custom library folder to store custom features, take advantage of configurations tool, TMS CADCentre, Nov 7, 2013

SolidWorks Tips in 22 Minutes - considering rotating engine assemblies example, tips on using UI, sketches, 3 core document types pat assemblies, drawings, YouTube, Nov 7, 2013

How to Reset a Feature Name - right click mouse to select feature properties, press reset option to view if feature name is re-linked back to hole wizard parameters in SolidWorks, Simon Beamish, Solid Solutions, Nov 6, 2013

New in SolidWorks 2014: Dimension Display Controls - assign styles for extension/dimension lines independently on dimensions, uncheck both same as leader style, apply document display options to set extension line separately, display individual extension lines as centerlines, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Nov 6, 2013

6 Things SolidWorks Users Should Know About 3D Printing - consider support removal with fragile parts, build blind holes, create entire functioning assembly as single piece with soluble support material, check small model features, adjacent parts before printing, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 6, 2013

The SolidWorks Composer, DriveWorks Live Overlap - Composer is best if product line is fully defined while DriveWorks is preferable when engineering documentation is to be created, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, Nov 6, 2013

Inside Look Into My PhotoView 360 Studio - create material appearance library, develop scene by applying logos to renderings, employ spot light/point lights while setting scene, change preview quality before adjusting aspect ratio, bloom, contour rendering, camera options, Michael Sande, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Nov 5, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 What's New - Spline Length Dimensions - adding fixed length relation to 2D splines in SolidWorks, YouTube, Nov 6, 2013

Take the Pain Out of Complex Patterns in SolidWorks - tick geometry pattern box if patterning features have end condition like up to next, reorder features if pattern overlaps another feature in SolidWorks, YouTube, Nov 4, 2013

SolidWorks Routing Ribbon Cables - place connector before routing ribbon, select routing system options to clear 1st check box, create new assembly model, open design library to navigate to ribbon cables folder, place connecter into model in SolidWorks, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 5, 2013

Angular Running Dimensions - understanding new way to add dimensions at sketch or drawing level, check additional styling options to communicate designs more effectively in SolidWorks, YouTube, Oct 7, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical Assemblies - inserting electrical components into assemblies in SolidWorks, YouTube, Nov 4, 2013

Creating a 3D Electrical Component in SolidWorks Electrical - creating 3D electrical components while adding or modifying part manufacturer, YouTube, Oct 28, 2013

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: BOM Saved Sorting - right click on BOM to view 'sort’ dialog, select custom sort, press ok in dialog to store settings with BOM table, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Nov 4, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 What's New - Chapter 8: SolidWorks Composer - control views by employing new composer API commands, coordinate labels, activate wrapping in properties dialog to wrap annotation text, check enhanced option to hide annotations automatically, Daniel Herzberg, Nov 4, 2013

Advanced Selection Options - invoke select command to open select all, volume select, select suppressed, select hidden, select mated to, select internal components, select by size, select toolbox options in SolidWorks, Nick Beattie, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Nov 4, 2013

Using Keyboard Shortcuts Beyond SolidWorks - assign keyboard shortcuts to copy, paste, cut, undo, redo texts, switch between files in program, display open files, close active file, besides creating, saving, opening, printing document in SolidWorks, John Shuey, Design Point Solutions, Nov 4, 2013

Fluid Flow - 7 Solutions to 7 Challenges - check flow fields to access technical insight, combine fluids in pipe through mixing processes, analyze pressures drops, thermal effects, employ force prediction software, structure interaction tools in SolidWorks, Innova Systems, Nov 4, 2013

Lightweight Mode: Don’t Fear the Blue Feather - load lightweight assembly, make existing relations concentric to each another, move propane tank to rebuild before saving assembly in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Nov 4, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Mastering Configurations - create part, assembly configurations, configure dimensions, features, equations, design tables in SolidWorks, YouTube, Nov 1, 2013

Design Binder - What is It? Why Use It? - click on FeatureManager options to show design binder folder, left double click on design journal to open default template in MS Word, open 'add attachment' window to embed files in SolidWorks, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 1, 2013

SolidWorks - Mouse and Keyboard - fit current model in graphics area by double clicking middle mouse button, press 'G' to open magnifying glass in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Nov 2, 2013

SolidWorks Tutorial: Keyboard and Mouse - Controlling the Viewport Orientation - select view, normal to, aligns view to nearest primary plane if nothing is selected, preselect 2 faces to control alignment, hold ctrl key along with arrow keys to pan view in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Nov 1, 2013

Fillet Work Around in SolidWorks - adding fillets to problematic shapes easily in SolidWorks, YouTube, Oct 29, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 8 - sketch fillet tool to fillet non-intersecting sketch entities, add relation to multiple entities, choose select midpoint to pick midpoint of edge, drag ExplView icon to copy exploded view, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Oct 31, 2013

Enable a Native SolidWorks File to be Measureable with eDrawings Viewer - select eDrawings format, choose options in save as window, check 'ok to measure this eDrawings file' option, close save as option without creating eDrawings file in SolidWorks, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Oct 31, 2013

How to Be a Speedy SolidWorks User - click on model's geometry to make in-context menu accessible, employ shortcut bar to select commands easily, check mouse gestures to access any number of features with mouse click, Laura Weismantel, CAPUniversity, Oct 30, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 What's New - Configurable Equations - start new part, add dimensions to part, add equations, select show features dimensions in annotations folder, add configurations to configure contents of equations, YouTube, Oct 25, 2013

New Assembly Visualization Tools in SolidWorks 2014 - employ selected components enhancement to include components, bodies for visualizing internal details or mechanisms, check large design review technology of 'graphics-only section view' feature to shorten section view calculation time, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Oct 29, 2013

SolidWorks Composer: Highlighting the Important with Custom Rendering - highlight, control visibility of key components, select motor drive mechanism, promote visibility of actor to higher level than surrounding components, Matt Herald, Fisher/Unitech, Oct 29, 2013

Simplify That Design Tree - add folder to design tree by RMB, select add to new folder, check out body delete, RMB remaining surface bodies, delete bodies in SolidWorks, Wayne White, CADD Edge, Oct 29, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 7 - apply command search to locate, execute commands, drag command search result list onto toolbar of CommandManager tab, create custom command search aliases, click ok/cancel to mouse gestures, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Oct 28, 2013

FloXpress Analysis - add few in-context parts to assembly at either end of pipes, launch FloXpress tool, check fluid volume before defining conditions for inlet, outlet of flow in SolidWorks, Will Maier, Design Point Solutions, Oct 28, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 - Slots in Parts, Assemblies and Drawings - pick from plain slot, countersunk slot or counterbore slot, set standard, type, size options, add slots to designs while ensuring that bolts, screws or other components are mated properly, Damon Tordini, HRS Blog, Oct 28, 2013

Volumetric Mass Properties and an Excuse to Use Style Spline and Conic Fillet - style spline allows greater control to adjust vertices with references, dimensions, select inner surfaces of bottle, apply surface offset feature to create copy of surface in SolidWorks, Michael Lord, Oct 28, 2013

Introduction to SolidWorks - creating solid model of skateboard, using model to produce working drawings, Mario Castro-Cedeno, Scribd.com, Oct 2013 (146 pages, may load slowly)

Rapid Sketch - What is It All About? - sketch on multiple faces without opening, closing sketches, hover over next face to be sketched in SolidWorks, Alex Hall, Solid Solutions, Oct 25, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 6 - control component color in hidden lines removed view, check cosmetic threads, apply convert entity sketch tool in 3D sketch, utilize simple text file with x, y, z coordinates, hide/show surfaces, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Oct 24, 2013

Simulation: Factor of Safety Plots - Highlighting the Areas of Concern - select 2nd option while generating factor of safety (FOS) plot, enter required FOS to view plots that show regions below criterion, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Oct 24, 2013

From Solid Model to Cut Parts - understanding method to import, nest CAD models to generate maximum material yield in SolidWorks, YouTube, Oct 24, 2013

Rendering the Jack-O-Lantern - set up scene using basic, studio, presentation scenes, go to display manager to add point light, choose light color before opening PhotoView tab in SolidWorks, Matt Campbell, Javelin Technologies, Oct 23, 2013

Creating New Materials for Use in Simulation Studies - right click on 'material' to open material list, select edit material to save material in new folder, choose similar material to avoid excessive changes in SolidWorks, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 23, 2013

Improving Tech Pubs: Let Marketing Make the Manuals - employ SolidWorks Composer to bridge gap between SolidWorks, marking tools, manipulate, hide, explode, annotate 3D models to create colorful, user-friendly manuals in lesser time, Shuvom Ghose, CAPUniversity, Oct 23, 2013

SolidWorks Composer on the Shop Floor - employ SolidWorks Composer to create instructions for operators on shop floor, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff, Oct 23, 2013

SolidWorks Essentials Training: Making Sure You're Ready to Learn - go to help menu, select SolidWorks tutorials to build strong foundation regarding parts, assemblies, drawings in SolidWorks, Rodney Harper, Fisher/Unitech, Oct 22, 2013

How Do I Deselect Certain Actors in SolidWorks Composer? - select bunch of actors from viewport, hold shift instead of ctrl key, click actor to be deselected, rotate view in SolidWorks, Mike Towers, Design Point Solutions, Oct 22, 2013

Essentials Tips - Modify Dimension - utilize modify box function as calculator by entering add, subtract, divide, multiply keystrokes, insert unit system into box to convert value into current unit system in SolidWorks, Russell Richardson, Solid Solutions, Oct 22, 2013

SolidWorks Plastics - Valve Gates - inject plastic into part using single, left-most gate only, determine time at which flow front passed 2nd gate, repeat steps with 2 remaining gates to create cascade effect, Tim Pulaski, CADD Edge, Oct 22, 2013

Sketching Tips - choose between click click or click drag methods to create shape, hold shift key to move under-defined sketch entities together without changing positions relative to each other in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Oct 22, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating Symbols in SolidWorks Electrical 2D - go to library, symbols manager, type description, create copy of motor in symbols manager, click report mode to view pasted motor, YouTube, Oct 21, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 5 - step through creation sequence of part, change orientation of all standard views for part/assembly, change angle increment used when rotating model with arrow keys, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Oct 21, 2013

SolidWorks Freeze Bar - Avoid Editing the Wrong Features and Reduce Your Rebuild Time - drag orange freeze bar anywhere up, down design tree to freeze features, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Oct 21, 2013

Revision Comparison - select DrawCompare tool from tools menu to open up 2 drawings, check additions or removals between drawings, employ document, geometry, feature compare functionalities to view differences between 2 SolidWorks drawings, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 18, 2013 

The Differences Between SolidWorks Simulation Solver Choices - apply FFE to compute direction in which each node is likely to flex under loads of neighboring elements, employ direct sparse solver if FFE solver fails to perform, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, Oct 18, 2013 

SolidWorks Lofted Bends for Complex Sheet Metal Parts - flattening helix, wrapped part using lofted sheet metal bends, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Oct 17, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 4 - save backup, auto-recover information after specific time interval, dimension true length of arc, zoom selected entries, control font, color, thickness of model edges, view broken views in drawing, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Oct 17, 2013

Automatic Conversion of Toolbox Fasteners in Simulation 2014 - employ connectors in simulation to replace physical components with virtual ones, click on appropriate edges, faces to define bolt location, adjust size of bolt, add material, strength data, Bill Reuss, 3D Vision Technologies, Oct 16, 2013

SolidWorks 2013 Hints and Tips - Appearances and Photoview - disable scaling with enhanced appearances option, pin apparent target toolbar opened to save time, YouTube, Oct 16, 2013

Quicker Access to Tools = Quick Productivity Gains - employ quick mates to access mate tools instantly, select part in feature manager to access configurations of part, right-click any concentric mate to activate lock rotation option in SolidWorks, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, Oct 17, 2013

4 Things You Need to Know About SolidWorks Rx - start SolidWorks in OpenGL mode, go to diagnostics tab to obtain quick link of certified graphics card driver, hit CheckDisk, defrag options to maintain stability of CAD machine, seek help to solve problems, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Oct 16, 2013

SolidWorks Composer Bills of Materials - turn on assembly selection mode, select assemblies to be listed as single item, activate BOM workshop before generating BOM ids in SolidWorks, Alan Sweetenham, Solid Solutions, Oct 15, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 Looks to Improve User Experience - new spline tool, scaling tool, ability to add 'running dimensions' to angular parts, history feature to track part manipulation, Cabe Atwell, Design News, Oct 14, 2013

Opening Files from Your 2D Drawing - right click on any cell in bill of materials to open file or press 'R' to bring up graphical view of recently opened documents in SolidWorks, Russell Richardson, Solid Solutions, Oct 16, 2013

How to Create a Jack-O-Lantern in SolidWorks - create outline, apply splines, revolved surface tool to make surface body, invoke spit line command before selecting 2nd sketch, generate 3rd sketch on top plane to generate ribs, Matt Campbell, Javelin Technologies, Oct 16, 2013

Housekeeping 101: SolidWorks Tools for Design Process Documentation - rename features, dimensions, record configuration-specific comments, action items in design journal, apply part reviewer function to view sketch details, click snap feature to take snapshot of screen, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, Oct 16, 2013

How to Open/Edit/Modify the Custom Materials Data Base in SolidWorks? - search materials.sldmat from Windows explorer to view different file locations, open file as 'read-only workbook' to modify, save it into separate location, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 15, 2013

Design Library: Creating a Revolved Cut Library Feature - define sketch plane, create reference sketch on top face of block, draw construction line, add dimensions to locate endpoints of line in SolidWorks, Roy Mutalik, Design Point Solutions, Oct 15, 2013

SolidWorks PhotoView 360 Tutorial: Post Processing - control lighting, HSV, bloom once rendering operation ends in SolidWorks, YouTube, Oct 7, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 Update: CircuitWorks in Flow Simulation - check enhanced features to define, store thermal properties of electronic components in CircuitWorks, Innova Systems, Oct 15, 201

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 3 - press home key to get to top of feature tree, A to toggle between line, arc in sketch, invoke ctrl+drag to copy components, features, M to open measure tool, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Oct 14, 2013

Increase SolidWorks Productivity in 4 Key Areas - develop part, assembly, drawing templates specific to client, apply property tab builder to create custom property templates, insert command icons to main toolbar, press tab to flip alignment, CAD Graphics BlogWorks, Oct 14, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical 2D: Detailed Cabling & Associated Symbols  - create line diagram before assigning manufacturers to parts, cables, apply detailed cabling tool to connect manufactured components to cables, Bertan Atamer, SolidWorks Teacher Blog, Oct 14, 2013

Measure Tool: Center to Center - deselect point to point option to take advantage of center to center, minimum, maximum, custom distance in SolidWorks, Simon Beamish, Solid Solutions, Oct 11, 2013

Confessions of a SolidWorks 'Normal to' Addict - add 'normal to' to mouse gestures, align to nearest orthographic view, hit 'normal to' again to view 180 degrees flip, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Oct 11, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 Update - Angular Running Dimensions - document circular hole patterns, radial features accurately to create angular ordinate dimensions automatically, finish drawings faster while meeting documentation requirements, Innova Systems, Oct 10, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 - Delighters - employ smart mate toggle button to add several smart mates without modifier keys, lasso selection option to make freeform shape, check enhanced sticky settings option, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Oct 11, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 2 - assign colors to selected feature types, press Esc while editing sketch to get 'select' cursor back, move first component of assembly, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Oct 10, 2013

Network Rendering Client - SolidWorks network rendering client utility to schedule render, 'client workload' setting determines buckets to be send to each client processor, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Oct 10, 2013

Customizing Your Experience with SolidWorks, Pt 1 - access options icon, toolbar dropdown menu, RMB on command manager, invoke customize command to customize individual toolbars in SolidWorks, Glenn Baker, Fisher/Unitech, Oct 9, 2013

Surfacing is the Next Step Beginner - understanding surfacing tips, tricks for SolidWorks modeling, Lars Christensen, YouTube, Oct 9, 2013

Repairing an Admin Image Installation - navigate to windows directory, go to folder options, turn on 'show hidden files and folders' to view installers directory in SolidWorks, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 9, 2013

SolidWorks Tips: Mysterious Merging in Sweeps with Guide Curves - check sweep results by turning off/on merge tangent faces, merge smooth faces options in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Oct 8, 2013

Buoyancy Calculations in SolidWorks - create plane to represent fluid surface, generate assembly cut feature that cuts away all parts of assy in upward direction, find volume of cut assy to satisfy buoyancy equation, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, Oct 7, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical 2D: Destination Arrows - apply 'manage origin-destination' tool to create off-page marks in SolidWorks, Innova Systems, Oct 8, 2013

SolidWorks Composer Tutorial: Path Planning - technique to animate actor for moving from point A to B, create complex animations without key-framing every movement, YouTube, Oct 7, 2013

SolidWorks Quick Tip - Bend and Punch Tables - move annotations from drawing views into table, assign labels corresponding to specific bend in table, Jeff Brown, HRS Blog, Oct 7, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips - add comments to equations, select 'single command per pick' option to apply commands multiple time, add configuration specific custom properties, hide/show bodies to control file size, rotate faces, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Oct 7, 2013

SolidWorks Tech Tips: The Isolate Command - select part(s) to isolate, right-click to edit component in context of assembly, exit back to main assembly, turn off isolate command, Rodney Harper, Fisher/Unitech, Oct 7, 2013

Save Your Settings Before You Upgrade - employ copy settings wizard to save, restore keyboard shortcuts, menu customization, system options, toolbar layouts to users, computers, profiles in SolidWorks, Josh Spencer, 3D Vision Technologies, Oct 7, 2013

SolidWorks: Animating a 6DOF Robot from Point to Point - create animations with mates to end-effector at various locations, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Oct 7, 2013

Highlight Components in Drawing Views - select 'use model colors in HLV/HLR in drawing views' in detailing menu to view colored outlines for parts, apply layer properties button to create layer with required color in SolidWorks, Adam Hartles, Solid Solutions, Oct 4, 2013

Copy Drawing Sheet Into Another File - right-click to copy sheet, open destination drawing, paste sheet in property manager in SolidWorks, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 4, 2013

SolidWorks Tutorials: Utilities - Geometry Analysis - set values for insignificant geometry, sharp angles, discontinuous geometry options, click calculate to view geometry, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Oct 4, 2013

SolidWorks Tutorials: Utilities - How to Use the PowerSelect Tool - choose one among edges, features, loops, faces, select filters, parameters, uncheck convex/concave edges before hitting search, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Oct 4, 2013

Creating Isometric Section Views in SolidWorks 2013 - edit section line, convert projected dimensions into true dimensions in SolidWorks, Suraj Sethi, YouTube, Oct 1, 2013

Design Scenarios for Fluid Flow in SolidWorks Flow Simulation - parametric study tool offers 2 options: 'goal optimization' to vary only by one selected variable parameter, 'what if' to vary set of selected variable parameters, Delphine Genouvrier, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 2, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 Tutorial: What was Hard Now is Easy When Applying Tangent Mates - create realistic assemblies with naturally moving components, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 2, 2013

Layout Based Assembly Design - create, evaluate mechanism assemblies as 2D sketches in SolidWorks, studying design flaw in car jack, TMS CADCentre, Sep 9, 2013

Compound Movement in SolidWorks Composer Animations - select suitable method, record initial location of an actor, move timebar to end of movement, select actor to be moved, Dave Ashford, Solid Solutions, Oct 2, 2013

How to Use SolidWorks Mouse Gestures in DraftSight - define shortcuts in DraftSight, go to tools pull-down menu to select 'mouse gestures,' enable/disable mouse gestures, pick 4 or 8 gestures command pattern in SolidWorks, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Oct 1, 2013

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Expanding What You Know About 'Select All' - apply select all, ctrl+A to select all sketch entities, choose views for resizing, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/Unitech, Oct 1, 2013

How to Use the Project Manager in SolidWorks Electrical 2D - open projects manager, set new template, select language, open second project, select file to delete, open un-archived file in SolidWorks, YouTube, Sep 30, 2013

Intersect Dissected - intersect tool can incorporate solids, surfaces, planes to create cut in one single feature, incorporating more ergonomical top, 'wi fi' lettering in generic wireless router in SolidWorks, Michael Sande, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Sep 30, 2013

How to Animate a 6 DOF (Degrees of Freedom) Robot - set mates in different folders, create distance between mates in conveyor so that animation of robots is possible in SolidWorks, YouTube, Sep 28, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 Tutorial: Enhanced Tangent Mate Functionality - enhance functionality for tangent mate to allow users create realistic assemblies with natural moving component in SolidWorks, YouTube, Sep 27, 2013

Flow Parameter Editor - parameter editor tool to edit values of parameter in multiple Flow Simulation projects, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, Sep 27, 2013

Simulation Mesh Optimization - apply mesh refinement techniques to minimize mesh density, optimize element aspect ratio in SolidWorks, Keith Vittitoe, CADD Edge, Sep 27, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 - Flow Simulation and CircuitWorks Integration - load thermal properties into CircuitWorks database that can be automatically utilized in flow simulation without having to re-enter information, Glenn Whyte, HRS Blog, Sep 27, 2013

Stop Getting Lost with the Improved Interface of SolidWorks Simulation 2014 - double click, right click on color chart to avail various options like changing results quantity, set min/max on color chart, turning on/off min/max annotations, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Sep 27, 2013

Applying a Mass to Virtual Component - build global variable having value that includes assembly property, virtual component value, generate custom property to read variable created in SolidWorks, Brian Adika, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 26, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 - In Mold Residual Stress & Displacement - transfer residual stress results from SolidWorks Plastics Premium 2014 pack results to SolidWorks Simulation Premium to obtain in mold stresses, final part displacements, YouTube, Sep 26, 2013

Custom Materials - understanding application of material libraries, adding, modifying materials, sharing libraries with other users in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Sep 2013

Mirroring in SolidWorks - understanding application of mirroring with reference to sketches, parts, sheet metal, assemblies, check advantages, pitfalls of utilizing mirrored, symmetrical parts, YouTube, Sep 25, 2013

Extreme Design Change - Total Control When Deleting Features  - employ intersection curve to select front plane, faces, replace boss-extrude with revolve feature in SolidWorks 2014, Alin Vargatu, YouTube, Sep 25, 2013

Defeaturing - apply defeaturing to minimize number of mesh elements, create simulation setup suitable for predicting physical testing outcome in SolidWorks, Keith Vittitoe, CADD Edge, Sep 24, 2013

SolidWorks 2014: Replace Sketch Entities - ensures ID gets reassigned to replacement entity, draw new entity, avoid deletion of original sketch with replace tool, Adam Hartles, Solid Solutions, Sep 24, 2013

Manipulating Import Models - 'move face' modeling tool to offset, translate, rotate faces in SolidWorks, John Shuey, Design Point Solutions, Sep 23, 2013

Get Ready to Compare Your Designs with SolidWorks Simulation 2014  - click compare results tool, select 'all studies in all configurations (slower)' in options tab to compare up to 4 result plots, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Sep 24, 2013

SolidWorks Flow Simulation: Animating Transient Flow Runs and Solver Iterations - go to flow feature manager to open 'calculation control' dialog, solve flow model, load results before creating plot to be animated, drag control point until animation starts, David Roccaforte, Fisher/Unitech, Sep 24, 2013

Mesh Control - A Double Edged Sword - coarser mesh solves fast but is less accurate compared to finer mesh, ensure higher density in middle to reach middle ground, avoid excessive refining of mesh in SolidWorks, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 23, 2013

Improving Tech Pubs: Do Technical Publications Really Need Text? - utilize SolidWorks composer to make effective translations, update SolidWorks model faster, Shuvom Ghose, CAPUniversity, Sep 23, 2013

Style Spline: What is It and Why is It Useful? - B-Splines utilize multiple polynomials to attain shape, pull spline handle, apply constraints at endpoints to allow control polygon add new control vertices, maintain continuity of curvatures in SolidWorks 2014, Robert Jost, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Sep 13, 2013

Alin's SolidWorks 2014 Tutorial: Replace Sketch Entity - The Most Important Enhancement to SolidWorks  - delete arc to select replace entity option or right click on arc to choose replace entity icon in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Sep 20, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation - standard mesh vs curvature based mesh, check simulation options before making meshing decisions, apply standard mesh to create structured mesh with accurate analysis, Keith Vittitoe, CADD Edge, Sep 20, 2013

Great Quality Images from Flow Simulation - right click on plot, apply 'save as' button to open property manager, select bmp, jpeg, png image types before defining image size, orientation in SolidWorks, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, Sep 20, 2013

SolidWorks Weldments Trim/Extend - assign trim boundary to outside face off extrusion, choose bodies to be kept separate from flyout menus, add 2nd circular boss to display end part of tool in SolidWorks, Ben Garrett, Solid Solutions, Sep 19, 2013

Finishing the Chess Rook - draw complex 3D sketch to create grid on faces, rotate surface across central axis of rook to generate intersection curves on faces, employ patterning to finish cuts fast in SolidWorks, Will Maier, Design Point Solutions, Sep 19, 2013

Make the SolidWorks Task Pane Yours - open swresources.html file from SolidWorks resources folder, edit file in web design tool or add html code to customize task pane, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, Sep 19, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation: Bolted Joints in FEA - understanding various ways to model bolted joints, conduct split bolt, imprint faces, fixed nut simulations in SolidWorks, Raul Martinez, SolidNotes, Sep 18, 2013

Cables and Other Flexible Items in SolidWorks Composer - select cable, modify 'scale Z' value from 1.0 to 0.5 to add certain amount of flexibility to flexible parts, Mike Towers, Design Point Solutions, Sep 18, 2013

Using Design Studies with Sheet Metal and Surface bodies in SolidWorks Simulation - utilize single-bodied native SolidWorks sheetmetal part to examine sensitivity of part's natural frequency, conduct shell modeling with surfaces, check varying material, Innova Systems, Sep 2013

Slots in SolidWorks - employ slot sketch tool to create radius, length of slot, create offset to add counterbore, apply special mates to make hardware freely movable within slots, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 18, 2013

Admin Images vs Copy Settings Wizard - select machine for 'test' client, add machine to admin options editor, install admin image, open SolidWorks to make necessary customizations, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, Sep 18, 2013

Short Shots in SolidWorks Plastics - 8 Common Problems and Their Solutions - empty hopper or blocked gates, lack of proper injection temperature, slow speed, low injection pressure, too cold mold temperature, lack of mold vents create short shot in injection molding, HRS Blog, Sep 17, 2013

Why is the Extension Line of My Dimension Not Off the Model? - reduce size of plane in part by dragging blue dots to make it smaller, flip back drawing to make extension line appear normal in SolidWorks, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 16, 2013

Kiss Your Caps Lock Key Good-Bye with SolidWorks 2014 'All Uppercase' - go to document properties tab in tools menu, select drafting standard from list on left, tick checkbox, 'all uppercase' to apply uppercase globally to all annotations in SolidWorks drawing, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Sep 16, 2013

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Setting Up a Drawing Template - create new drawing, uncheck 'display sheet format,' cancel out model view, verify settings in document properties tab, select predefined to drop empty view on page, adjust sheet format, file type, Tim Bollinger, Fisher/Unitech, Sep 16, 2013

Don't Waste Your Time Defining Bolt Connectors in SolidWorks Simulation 2014  - convert toolbox fasteners to bolt connectors to unsuppress all parts automatically, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Sep 13, 2013

Resonating to the Harlem Shake - SolidWorks Simulation - calculating natural frequency of standard single degree of freedom mass-spring system, Christopher Ma, HRS Blog, Sep 13, 2013

Sketch Entities and Mates - avoid deleting sketch entities when possible, or open assembly to fix mate errors in SolidWorks, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Sep 14, 2013

Smart Dropdown Lists in the Property Tab Builder - create input form, create check boxes, lists, links to external databases, spreadsheets, customize material favorites, Adam Hartles, Solid Solutions, Sep 5, 2013

SolidWorks 2013 Mold Design Tutorials - Working with Undercut Analysis  - Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Sep 9, 2013

Fixing the Length of a Spline - smart dimension tool in SolidWorks 2014, Solid Professor, Sep 2013

Importing Geometry by Direct Editing - 'move face' tool in SolidWorks offsets faces, moves them linearly, or rotates faces, Innova Systems, Sep 2013

Snapshots of Photoview 360: Advanced Options - exploring advanced options: bloom, contour rendering, direct caustics, Katie Huffman, Fisher/Unitech, Sep 10, 2013

Background Understanding of SolidWorks Surfacing: Deleting a Hole - delete face command to remove cylindrical face of hole, click on hole, hit delete key on keyboard, Roy Mutalik, Design Point Solutions, Aug 27, 2013

SolidWorks 2013 Simulation Tutorials- Using Mesh Controls - set up mesh controls to refine mesh for walls with little thickness, Rosanna Daniel, You Tube, Sep 9, 2013

SolidWorks 2013 Simulation Tutorials - Troubleshooting Mesh Errors - check advance mesh options, Rosanna Daniel, You Tube, Sep 9, 2013

Setting Up a Drawing Template - create new drawing in SolidWorks, change document properties, add predefined views to template, assign sheet format to it, Tim Bollinger, Fisher/Unitech, Sep 9, 2013

SolidWorks 2013 Mold Design Tutorials: Working with Mold Assembly - save solid bodies, rename each one, rebuild document before saving, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Sep 9, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 Shows CAD Evolution, Not Revolution - more integrated electrical functionality for real time collaboration, easier splines tool, more flexible dimensioning for angular features, improved product cost analysis, John Hayes, Engineering.com, Sep 5, 2013

SolidWorks 2013 eDrawings - Mass & Texture  - apply material to part, turn on RealView graphics to have realistic view, open saved file in eDrawings, go to mass properties to adjust density of material, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Sep 8, 2013

SolidWorks 2013 eDrawings - How to Use the Measure Tool - click options window while saving file as eDrawings, tick 'okay to measure eDrawings file' option, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Sep 8, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation: Incremental Meshing - allows bodies of large assembly to be meshed individually rather than having to remesh entire thing, Chris Olson, The SolidWorks Blog, Sep 5, 2013

The Unknown 'Golden Tools' in SolidWorks Simulation - trend tracker tool to easily detect trends, sub-modeling capability to enhance productivity, save computation time, analysis library to avail useful analysis features in SolidWorks, Delphine Genouvrier, SolidWorks Blog, Sep 4, 2013

How to Model Starck's Bubu Stool in SolidWorks? - create new sketch on front plane, click on revolve, split line dome, fillet icons to insert revolve, split line, dome, fillet respectively in SolidWorks, Jan-Willem Zuyderduyn, Learn SolidWorks.com, Sep 5, 2013

Importing External Data into SolidWorks Electrical - open new project, select import DWG files from import/export tab, identify configuration, preview DWG files within folder, apply replace by option to replace schematic symbols with SolidWorks Electrical symbol, Bee Xiong, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Aug 30, 2013

Working with Multibodies - apply combine feature with subtract option to vanish 'body to combine,' employ cavity, join features to subtract design component from tooling block, create union of 2 part files in SolidWorks, SolidWorks Blog, Sep 2, 2013

SolidWorks Drawing Tip: Convert View to Sketch - invoke command to convert any drawing view to sketch entities, but link between new sketch entities, original model or view will be lost, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/Unitech, Sep 3, 2013

SolidWorks Geometry Pattern: A Simple Option to Make Patterns Regenerate Faster - check options to obtain exact geometry copied in all patterned features, turn on geometry pattern option to reduce rebuild times, David Mandl, SolidNotes, Sep 3, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical - Creating 2D Cabinet Layouts - go to process tab to access layout command, select location to create 2D layout, add parts in cabinet layout tab, insert ducts contactors, PLCs, breakers before finishing 2D layout, Elliot Weber, HRS Blog, Aug 30, 2013

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Favorite Shortcuts - Mouse Gestures - align view to 'normal to' when creating sketch, go to customize dialog box to turn on mouse gestures in SolidWorks, Paul Kutolowski, Fisher/Unitech, Aug 30, 2013

SolidWorks View Selector - get isometric view of model, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 30, 2013

Flexible Sub Assemblies: What a Drag! - drag parts, sub-assemblies through full path of motion without dissolving all subassemblies in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Aug 29, 2013

EPDM: Troubleshooting Workflows - User/Group Permissions - check 'ignore permissions in previous states' option to override permissions from previous state, user permission should be unchecked to prevent conflicts, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Aug 30, 2013

Convert to Sheet Metal in 3 Easy Steps (or as Little as 1) - convert to sheet metal in SolidWorks, RIP tool to break solid along corner to make it suitable for adding bends, insert bends, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 2, 2013

SolidWorks Motion Analysis - apply motion analysis, disable playback of view keys to avoid SolidWorks zoom in/out, specify mate type, typical gear mate along with 2D sketches, utilize contact sets to define animation, Wayne White, CADD Edge, Aug 16, 2013

Surface to Solid - create extruded top surface larger than rest of geometry, isolate surface bodies, thicken surface, avoid merging both bodies together, apply simple Boolean addition to set geometry in SolidWorks, Wayne White, CADD Edge, Aug 9, 2013

SolidWorks Composer: Measuring Between 2 Holes  - go to distance angle drop down, select plane-projected measurement option to pick points or curves with Alt key in SolidWorks Composer, Suraj Sethi, YouTube, Aug 27, 2013

Thickness with Multibody Sheetmetal Parts  - create base flange, adjust sheetmetal parameters, mid plane direction to determine thickness of parts in SolidWorks, Stewart Nankivell, YouTube, Aug 27, 2013

Simulation Tools: Probing Results  - adding fixtures in material to probe results of simulation study in SolidWorks, Damien Murphy, YouTube, Aug 26, 2013

Power Surfacing 101 for SolidWorks: Create an Organic Pitcher Design - start with primitive shape, selection methods, use basic shape manipulation techniques, incorporate traditional SolidWorks editing techniques, adjust transparency, Simon Martin, SolidSmack, Aug 14, 2013

Using Advanced Sheet Metal Functionality in SolidWorks  - applying lofted bend tools, maintaining symmetry within design, creating multi-body sheet metal parts in SolidWorks, Adam Rose, YouTube, Aug 22, 2013

Sheet Metal Tech Tip: Simplify Bends and Normal Cut  - flatten hole in sheet metal part, select normal cut feature to control angle on edge of sheet metal, apply simplify bends option to remove curves from SolidWorks profile, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Aug 26, 2013

Assembly - How to Copy Your Components & Manage the References  - open assembly, notice in-content references, right-click on part tool to select edit part before exiting part, rename, open file to handle external references problem in SolidWorks file, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Aug 22, 2013

E3 WireWorks: Sharing Levels Configuration - open sheet in E3, select 'L' key on keyboard of machine containing level configuration, save configurations as .vis file before sharing it with other machines, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, Aug 23, 2013

SolidWorks 2013 Assembly - How to Mirror Components in Your Assembly  - click on reference geometry to select plane, select faces, activate mirror components tool in SolidWorks, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Aug 22, 2013

Stop Designing with Obsolete Files - generate variable, place edit box pointing to variable, set variable to 'obsolete' value, allow search routine to filter out files except those where state variable equals obsolete in SolidWorks, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, Aug 21, 2013

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Troubleshooting Mold 'Tooling Split' Failure - ensure if core/cavity block sketch is smaller than parting surface border, knit surfaces when multiple surface exists in core, cavity, parting surface border, avoid internal blue edges, check shutoff surfaces, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/Unitech, Aug 21, 2013

Contacting Active Users in EPDM - drag to select SolidWorks EPDM users, right-click to send mail, enter message before clicking send option, Jenn Pouliot, CAPUniversity, Aug 21, 2013

Introduction to SolidWorks FEA Simulation by Intercad  - understanding FEA simulation interfaces, simulation options, simulation pre-processing vs post-processing, simulation seats in SolidWorks, Esfand Kouhi, YouTube, Aug 19, 2013

Compile Multiple Custom Properties to 1 in SolidWorks  - create custom property tab file, check material, thickness custom property values in SolidWorks, Perry Klinger, YouTube, Aug 20, 2013

Large Design Review Mode in SolidWorks  - open large assemblies by utilizing features that assists in increasing performance while decreasing unnecessary loading times in SolidWorks, Damien Murphy, YouTube, Aug 11, 2013

Bill of Materials in SolidWorks Drawing Module  - tips to apply BOMs in SolidWorks drawings, Darren Silsby, YouTube, Aug 20, 2013

2 Tools You Might Find Useful in SolidWorks - apply SolidWorks performance test tool to run performance test, CAD admin dashboard tool to allow person/admin to log into SolidWorks customer portal, check relevant machine-related information, The SolidWorks Blog, Aug 20, 2013

SolidWorks: New On-Screen Input Option and Bonus Search Tip - check 'enable on-screen numeric input on entity creation' option followed by 'create dimension only when value is entered' option to insert dimensions in sketch environment, retain dimensions on-screen, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Aug 20, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 13 - apply interference detection to avoid intersection between components, hide/show items on heads-up view toolbar, click modify sketch to move/rotate sketch, create customized drawing template, override dimensions, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Dec 2, 2013

SolidWorks Freeze Bar: Enabling It and Using It - apply tool to reduce rebuild time, avoid unintentional changes to model by locking items in feature manager that are no longer changing or don't need to rebuild every time model changes, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 2, 2013

It's All About the Mouse - activate mouse gestures to eliminate mouse travel, reduce time required for locating key to press on keyboard, or purchase mouse with few extra buttons to maximize SolidWorks productivity, Matt Devine, Design Point Solutions, Nov 26, 2013

Readymade Lessons in SolidWorks Curriculum - check 2013-2014 Educational edition to access links containing information related to SolidWorks UI, TMS CADCentre, Nov 29, 2013

SolidWorks Tutorial: Import Diagnostics, Pt 1: 'Face Piercing Through Solid' Error - understanding application of import diagnostic tool for troubleshooting, healing topological error in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Dec 2, 2013

SolidWorks in Your Industry, Pt 1: Point of Sale - grab sketch tools to build sketch in top plane, adjust dimensions, click on instant 3D toolbar, double-click on sketch to extrude model in SolidWorks, Adam Rose, YouTube, Nov 28, 2013

Add Knurling to Your Model in SolidWorks - modify model by applying, editing precise knurled finish with or without using PhotoView, YouTube, Nov 27, 2013

Complete Uninstall of SolidWorks - select uninstall method located under advanced options in installation manager, click 'change' to edit options, check items to remove them from hard drive, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Aug 19, 2013

PhotoView 360 Tips - apply material, appearances to parts in assembly, rotate environment to add proper lighting, activate, modify perspective view mode, click final render button to create customized renders of any object, Jordan Tadic, 3D Vision Technologies, Aug 19, 2013

Advanced 3D Sketching in SolidWorks 2013  - hit sketch tab to load 3D sketch, select origin to draw centerline, sketch orientation in SolidWorks, Myles Bryning, YouTube, Aug 16, 2013

SolidWorks Composer Quick Tip - Auto Navigate Buttons in 3 Steps - drag navigation buttons to any view, copy buttons to all required views before clicking 'update views with selected actors' button, press ctrl while dragging views from views pane, Scott Woods, HRS Blog, Aug 14, 2013

How to Move Parts and Sub-Assemblies Around in the Assembly Feature Tree - apply alt+drag, drop into proper location to ensure that second frame appears first in SolidWorks, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 15, 2013

How to Use SolidWorks Task Scheduler to Modify Custom Properties - select task, specify files to run, populate file by manually typing values in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Aug 15, 2013

Measuring Between Circles and Arcs  - measuring from center of circle to another feature using measure tool in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Aug 2013

A Beginners Guide to Setting Up Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats in SolidWorks - differentiating between drawing template, sheet format, saving customized sheet format, editing, assigning sheet format, Laura Weismantel, CAPUniversity, Aug 14, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation: How to Get the Angle of Displacement - consider simple torsion bar with offset transverse load, probe multiple spots or probe using 'on selected entities' to get tangential displacements at multiple locations, Chris Olson, The SolidWorks Blog, Aug 14, 2013

How Do I Isolate 1 of My Weldment Bodies for Detailing? - expand cut list folder, locate plate to isolate, right-click on body, insert into new part in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Aug 13, 2013

SolidWorks Costing 2013 Sheet Metal  - open costing template editor from SolidWorks tools menu, open template, add materials, filter template editor box, Adam Rose, YouTube, Aug 12, 2013

SolidWorks Recognizes Android as a Platform - eDrawings for Android is intuitive, easy-to-use UI, opens 3D, associated files, can open SolidWorks template files, compatible on both phones, tablets, priced at $2, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Aug 14, 2013

How to Troubleshoot the 'Could Not Obtain a License for SolidWorks Standard Error' Message - install updated version of SolidWorks SolidNetWork license manager, return borrowed licenses, close SNL manager, review 'license usage tab' before running update on server, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 12, 2013

Wire Harness Design with SolidWorks Electrical  - apply wire, cable harness design from concept to fully realized manufacturing documentation to create flattened views with complete bill of material in SolidWorks Electrical, Ali Alfridi, YouTube, Aug 5, 2013

How to Change What Part(s) a Drawing or Assembly is Referencing - close SolidWorks drawing, pick file in 'file open' dialog, click on references button, change name of part that drawing is going to reference, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Aug 8, 2013

Interference Detection for a Weldment - check option 'include multibody part interferences' in assembly mode, interference is highlighted, perform trim/extend on weldment body in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Aug 9, 2013

Advanced File Open Options - troubleshooting corrupt component file in SolidWorks: change mode to lightweight during file opening process, try opening with different configuration or display states, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 9, 2013

Templates and Sheet Formats for Beginners - add notes, images, edit existing ones while editing sheet format, file location must be listed in system options while saving template in SolidWorks, Rebecca Giese, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Aug 7, 2013

Where Did That Command Go? - type search query in SolidWorks search box to locate command in SolidWorks UI, run, highlight command, add command to toolbar, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 7, 2013

Help Improve SolidWorks' Help File - check 'use SolidWorks web help' box, click on feedback in topic option to obtain clarification regarding missing information, fill feedback form to inform SolidWorks about problem, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Aug 7, 2013

SW Explorer - Rename and Search is Slow - go to control panel to select indexing options, click modify to edit search locations, press 'rebuild' in advanced options to rebuild index in SolidWorks, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 7, 2013

Initializing Contact with Simulation - insert parts into positions of initial contact, locate true point of contact, allow simulation mesh to under-represent contact surface, refine mesh locally, place mesh points when required in SolidWorks, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, Aug 7, 2013

TolAnalyst Basics - tolerance stack-up analysis tool to study effects of tolerances, assembly methods on dimensional stack-up between 2 features of SolidWorks assembly, Nick Beattie, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Aug 1, 2013

Simulation Tips for Flip Shell Elements - use simulation default option to align shells, create keyboard shortcut, mouse gesture for accessing 'flip shell elements' command in SolidWorks Simulation, Bill Reuss, 3D Vision Technologies, Aug 1, 2013

The Digger is Your Friend - digger tool highlights various components in assemblies, provides various customization controls to create image outputs, animations in SolidWorks Composer, Jeffery Wong, The SolidWorks Blog, July 24, 2013

SolidWorks: Invert Selection  - assigning keyboard shortcut to selection toolset, YouTube, July 31, 2013

Secret Shortcut to SmartMate  - engage SmartMates with button in move component PropertyManager in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Aug 1, 2013

SolidWorks Equations - Create More Intelligent Parts  - equation functionality to control features, dimensions within models, assemblies, YouTube, Aug 1, 2013 (

4 Ways to Model a Complex Blend in SolidWorks  - loft cut, boundary cut options to get transition directly between faces, Alin Vargatu, You Tube, July 31, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation: Use the Mid-Surface Command to Define Your Shells - edit definition of mid-surface to give it thickness, right click corresponding solid body, exclude it from study, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Aug 6, 2013

What You May Not Know About Shaded with Edges - customizing display of edges using tangent edge control, showing SolidWorks model in wireframe, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Aug 4, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical: Working with Dual Column Title Blocks - creating customized title block: set initial information, insert attributes into sheet at selected locations, Shao Liu, Javelin Technologies, Aug 2, 2013

Adaptive Meshing in SolidWorks Simulation - activate meshing tool, learn about h-adaptive, p-adaptive meshing options to automatically refine mesh, HRS Blog, Aug 2, 2013

SolidWorks Copy with Mates, Have You Forgotten This Command - copy multiple components to create new instances with mates, creating 4-step spiral staircase, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 2, 2013

Dimension Input History: Love It? Hate It? - history list covers dimension dialog toolbar making it inaccessible, workaround is to place toolbar above input box using backdoor registry key in SolidWorks, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Aug 1, 2013

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Balloon a Sub-Assembly and Its Parts - make sketch within sub-assembly file, hide/show same sketch independently for each drawing view, Tonia Lauer, Fisher/Unitech, Aug 1, 2013

SolidWorks Instant3D - helps perform basic extruded boss or extruded cut commands without starting command at all, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, July 31, 2013

Fastest 'Tangent' in the East - adding tangent relationship to sketch: select 2 desired entities, choose icon for tangent relationship from popup context menu, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, July 31, 2013

Do 3 Things at Once: Intersect Command, Pt 3 - fill 'cavity' type area with solid, create solid body from void of 2 other solid bodies, find volume of void in SolidWorks, Randy Simmons, 3DVision Technologies, Aug 1, 2013

New in SolidWorks 2013 - Enhanced SpeedPak for Large Assemblies  - apply SpeedPak tool to simplify sub-assembly components by replacing heavy geometry with light graphical representation of external faces in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, YouTube, July 31, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical 2D, Pt 1: Projects Manager  - open project manage to edit, set template, choose language to generate project, create, open 2nd project underneath 1st one, achieve, close, delete project, YouTube, July 30, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical 2D, Pt 2: Templates & View Options  - explore ways to customize, save templates, modify quick access bar, change process to display items in SolidWorks, YouTube, July 30, 2013

eDrawings Augmented Reality for IOS Mobile Devices - helps user view model in real world setting, but mobile devices camera is limitation, enlarge QR code to increase range of recognition, Robert Warren, 3DVision Technologies, July 31, 2013

Pivoting with SolidWorks Simulation - select faces, apply axis as reference, fix axial, radial directions to create pivoting fixture condition in SolidWorks, Brandon Donnelly, SolidNotes, July 30, 2013

Marble Roller Coaster Create Start of Loop, Pt 6  - open start part, insert sketch, locate online picture of clothoid spirals, employ spline tool to click on points along path provided, show curvature combs before creating spline in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, July 30, 2013

SolidWorks: Similar Weldment Profiles - understanding side, front rails, check weldment profile, member lengths to determine folder structure, add couple of holes to front rails to pull out member without holes, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, July 29, 2013

Projected vs True Dimensions  - projected dimensions measures length of line in drawing unlike true dimensions that measures length of line in SolidWorks model, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, July 29, 2013

How to Make a Quick Fixture in SolidWorks to Build in Your Stratasys 3D Printer - draw overall size of base of fixture, draw out shapes, locations of posts, select 'up to body' option for end condition, keep 'merge result' box unchecked, Dave Belanger, CAPUniversity, July 26, 2013

Sketching Wires in SolidWorks Electrical 2D: The Basics - right-click on document book to create new scheme, apply draw multiple wires command, sketch wires by left-clicking in schematic page, connect wires, symbols in SolidWorks, Elliot Weber, HRS Blog, July 27, 2013\

SolidWorks Electrical: Importing Components from a Bill of Material - select import wizard to bulk load components, choose data source, define data range, field data, perform data comparison before importing data, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, July 26, 2013

Marble Roller Coaster Create Straight Segment, Pt 5  - create new library part, insert sketch on largest face of female connector, draw circle on rails, edit move/copy bodies before adding coincident constraint to position male connector in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, July 27, 2013

Dimension Styles in a SolidWorks Drawing - create dimension style using dimension property manager, add/update style, save it to any location, use style for any other drawing, Brian Adika, CATI Tech Notes, July 26, 2013

SolidWorks Modeling Methodology, Pt 2 - define sketch before mirroring, utilize double distance dimensions by dimensioning between centre line, sketch entity, avoid sketch mirror application to add/delete lines in SolidWorks sketch, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, July 25, 2013

Designing Machines? Does Event Based Motion Ring a Bell? - understanding time-, event-based motion studies, utilize event-based motion capability to simulate machine sequencing in SolidWorks, Delphine Genouvrier, SolidWorks Blog, July 25, 2013

Marble Roller Coaster Create a Library Start Part, Pt 4  - create new roller coaster segment, apply command search, select save bodies option to create part files, generate part as new library file before adding design library in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, July 25, 2013

The Intersect Tool in SolidWorks 2013  - time-saving tool to streamline feature tree; putting logo on imported part, finding internal volume of bottle, Adam Rose, YouTube, July 25, 2013

Power Surfacing First Look  - tool combines flexibility of organic Sub-D modeling that works with simple drag, drop options while providing consistency of SolidWorks parametric design, Jesse Sprague & Derek Welker, YouTube, July 25, 2013

Hidden Smart Mate Command - click SmartMates icon in move component property manager, double click on face of component to mate, rotate model before confirming mate in SolidWorks, Chris Snider, 3D Vision Technologies, July 24, 2013

Correctly Scaling Models for SolidWorks Simulation - invoke scale command to scale down/up body that recreates physical scale model, adjust simulation forces to correctly pattern actual forces of scale model in SolidWorks, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, July 24, 2013

Help Your Shop Cope with Complex Pipe Copings  - produce 1:1 scale print-out, cut out remaining portion with scissors before wrapping them around end of pipe in SolidWorks, Chris Briand, Javelin Technologies, July 24, 2013

SolidWorks Flow Simulation - Graphing Flow Variables  - check flow from left to right into channel, out of expansion area in flow domain, implement graphing function to draw lines after analysis is complete, Tony Botting of GoEngineer, YouTube, July 22, 2013

Simulation Going Beyond Static Stress Analysis, Pt 1  - handling issues like buckling, resonance, impact, fatigue while conducting static stress analysis in SolidWorks, YouTube, July 19, 2013

Why Do My Files Open in Separate Sessions in SolidWorks 2013? - close sldworks.exe sessions via task manager, start SolidWorks 2013 to restore file associations, browse to sldprt file before clicking SolidWorks Launcher, Vic Frauenfeld, SolidNotes, July 23, 2013

SolidWorks Tech Tips: Finding the Center of Mass - open part model, select insert pull-down option to locate reference geometry, add centre of mass icon in design tree, apply measure tool to determine distance relating to center, Paul Kutolowski, Fisher/Unitech, July 23, 2013

Clean Uninstall Prep - export/rename registry key items, apply copy settings wizard to export out registry key settings, create new location, directory for all templates before uninstalling SolidWorks listings, Mike Sande, Symmetry Solutions Blog, July 23, 2013

Marble Roller Coaster Save Template, Pt 3  - save template as neutral file format or apply save bodies feature while creating template, select parasolid (.X_T) as output type, save parasolid in same folder as part in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, July 23, 2013

Another Fine Mesh - Sketch Pattern vs Feature Pattern - creating guarding for machine using mesh screen in SolidWorks, using feature pattern, rebuild time is improved (from 63 seconds to 0.9 seconds), Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, July 22, 2013

SolidWorks Plastics: Interpreting Results  - learn about basics, taking additional measurements, Bertan Atamer, SolidWorks Blog, July 22, 2013

Decimal Precision for Custom Properties in SolidWorks - create custom property for mass, formulate equation to round custom property before forming 2nd custom property to display rounded number in SolidWorks, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, July 19, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical : Cross Reference Settings on a Title Block - select title block properties, set 1st, 2nd cross reference offset at 15, 0 respectively in SolidWorks, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, July 19, 2013

Why SolidWorks Surfacing Users Should Learn the API - connect to modeldoc, partdoc, bodies, faces, loops, edges, add code after Set swEdge = vEdges(l) to select all outer edges in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, July 18, 2013

Do 3 Things at Once: Intersect Command, Pt 2 - invoke intersect command to select surface body, avoid selecting any regions to exclude, turn on 'consume surfaces' option at bottom in SolidWorks, Randy Simmons, 3DVision Technologies, July 18, 2013

How Do You Simulate a Welded Structure with Beams on Top of Beams? - mesh weldment as solid element and not beam element, obtain weldment to combine all structural members into 1 member, check accuracy of beam properties in SolidWorks, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, July 17, 2013

Streamline Algorithm in Flow Simulation - create surface plot, click on 'evenly spaced lines' option under streamlines to pick parameter, color of model in SolidWorks, YouTube, July 8, 2013

Imported Bodies Video Series, Pt 3: Repairing an Imported Model - re-create planar surface with very complex boundary by creating new macro in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, July 17, 2013

CAM Design in SolidWorks - circular cam tool to make cam groove on flat face, wrap feature to make groove wrap exactly around cylinder, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, July 17, 2013

SolidWorks Sketching Tips - Keeping Trim - hold down 'shift' key while dragging mouse across objects in power trim mode to trim entities, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, July 16, 2013

Weldments in a Nutshell  - understanding weldment tools designed to layout part, add structural members, trim, extend, add plates, gussets, end caps in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, July 2013

Communicate During the Design Process with SolidWorks Part Reviewer - cycle through only features having comment, timestamp comment to make it part of ongoing conversation, keep comments for future reference, Jordan Lemley, HRS Blog, July 15, 2013

Marble Roller Coaster - Designing Connectors, Pt 2 - key characteristics of marble sketch, splitting part into 2 separate bodies in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, July 10, 2013

Let's Get 'Smart' Together - learning to use SolidWorks smart tools including smart fasteners, smart mates, smart components, YouTube, July 10, 2013

SolidWorks Plastics: Meshing - meshing case designed for iPhone 5, analyzing, comparing different types of mesh, YouTube, July 15, 2013

Imported Bodies Video Series, Pt 2: Repairing an Imported Model - selecting open edges in order to create missing planar surface, heal solid body in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, July 16, 2013

Compare Configuration Mode - SolidWorks Flow Simulation - comparison can be presented as numerically, graphically; right click on results folder in Flow Simulation analysis tree to access feature, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, July 12, 2013

Isolate Simulation Results in an Assembly - select model tab, choose invert selection from shortcut menu, right click on highlighted component to select hide, or create, activate exploded view in SolidWorks, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/Unitech, July 11, 2013

Imported Bodies Video Series 1: Troubleshooting an Imported Model - apply check tool for troubleshooting, identify topological entities that are invalid using appropriate tools in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, July 11, 2013

How to Quickly Fully Define Your SolidWorks Sketch - copy, paste SolidWorks sketch geometry, use fully define sketch PropertyManager to apply dimensions, relations, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, July 12, 2013

SolidWorks Opening Multiple Sessions - install creativelement power utility, launch file type doctor before locating .sldprt, .sldasm, .slddrw files, select export followed by delete to remove extensions, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, July 10, 2013

The Easiest Animation Tool You'll Ever Use - SolidWorks Composer - apply create view function to set up view, model appearance, go to animation mode, drag views into timeline to play animation along with document, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, July 10, 2013

How Would a CSWE Design a Marble Roller Coaster, Pt 1 - find specification for bolt, create helix by making circle using helix command, set value for number of revolutions, select curve, end point to generate normal plane in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, July 10, 2013

SolidWorks Quick Tip: Parametric Studies in SolidWorks Flow Simulation - turn off 'use CAD geometry' option, refine mesh while applying automatic settings or manual mesh refinement, increase small solid feature refinement level to 3, Christopher Ma, HRS Blog, July 9, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical: Creating Custom Connectors - import manufacture part information, add circuit to component, open 3D part in SolidWorks to inspect mating/cable side of part, create connection points in 'electrical component wizard' before applying pins, Shao Liu, Javelin Technologies, July 9, 2013

Image Quality and Assembly Visualization for SolidWorks 2013 - go to evaluate tab of command manager to switch on assembly visualization tool, add graphics triangles, check image quality utilized in parts, Jay Pinheiro, Fisher/Unitech, July 9, 2013

About the Edge Selection ToolBar When Making Fillets  - activate fillet command, go to fillet expert tab, check fillet edge selection toolbar to determine edges selected in SolidWorks, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, July 6, 2013

How to Create Runners in SolidWorks Plastics  - create plane at middle of part, right click on plane to choose sketch, click line tool to sketch line, fully define sketch in SolidWorks, Bertan Atamer, YouTube, July 8, 2013

Displaying Mass Using Different Units on a SolidWorks Drawing - go to global variables to add, define new global variable for different mass unit, create, link custom property to global variable, link note in drawing to custom property, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, July 8, 2013

How to Replace the Viewport Compass with Your Company Logo - import 3D company logo into 3DVIA composer, create geometry file, go to 'compass in collaboration pane' to choose compass, search logo geometry file location in SolidWorks, John Lam, TMS CADCentre, July 2, 2013

Creating Your Own Sheet Metal Forming Tool - design library forming tools in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, July 5, 2013

Irfan's Pick of the Day: Transient Sensors  - supported in SolidWorks Simulation Professional, transient sensor replaces existing response plots, creating sensor icon, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, July 4, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical: The Archive Environment, Pt 2 - packaging project using archive environment wizard, Shao Liu, Javelin Technologies, July 3, 2013

Large Design Review Mode: What is It? - open very large assemblies very quickly while conducting review of SolidWorks assembly, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, July 3, 2013

SolidWorks Whodunnit ? - feature properties provide user name, date of file inception, last modification, Elba-Gloria LaFleche-Erazo, CAPUniversity, July 3, 2013

Color Options in SolidWorks Drawings - go to colors in system options tab to customize drawings including paper color, visible model edges, tangent edges, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, July 2, 2013

How to Use VBA Code with SolidWorks - click new in macro, tools menu to override default save functionality so that saving drawing will publish PDF of drawing, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, July 2, 2013

How to Get an EPDM License File - create account in customer portal, register EPDM serial number to obtain SolidWorks EPDM license file, Peer Larson, SolidNotes, July 2, 2013

Do 3 Things at Once: Intersect Command, Pt 1 - replace need to offset, trim, knit, thicken surfaces to create solid by using intersect tool in SolidWorks, Randy Simmons, 3DVision Technologies, July 3, 2013

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Symmetry Fixtures on Shell Elements - select symmetry edge, use symmetry fixture for anything defined with shell elements in SolidWorks, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/Unitech, July 2, 2013

Ensure Correct Drawings with Design Checker - select build checks option, create new standards file, verify options while choosing checks, click 'check active document' option to check files in SolidWorks, Jennifer Bahnsen, Symmetry Solutions Blog, July 1, 2013

Multiple Leaders and How Awesome is SolidWorks Help - select multiple leaders from detailing, drawings option in help menu, or hold ctrl key to pick another edge before setting down annotation, Tonia Lauer, Fisher/Unitech, July 1, 2013

Configurations or Display States Preparing for Simulation - specify hide show states, appearances, display modes, transparencies for part/assembly, create multiple variations of part within single document in SolidWorks, Robert Warren, 3D Vision Technologies, July 1, 2013

Changing Configurations in SolidWorks Plastics - open configuration manager, double click on 2nd configuration to apply tests, check if modifications resulted in any improvements, Bertan Atamer, SolidWorks Blog, July 1, 2013

SolidWorks Composer - 4 Steps for Animation with Multiple Camera Angles - animate scene, specify time at which scene changes from one camera to another, animate camera independently like actor, animation continues to play with active camera, Scott Woods, HRS Blog, June 28, 2013

Creating Styles in SolidWorks Composer  - YouTube, June 21, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical: The Archive Environment, Pt 1 - 2 methods are used: packaging select list of manufacturing parts, packaging project, Shao Liu, Javelin Technologies, June 28, 2013

How to Export High Resolution Videos in SolidWorks Composer - choose multiple with video export option, upload video to Windows Movie Maker, export video in several different file types, Matt Campbell, Javelin Technologies, June 28, 2013

How Can I Get Angle of Displacement in SolidWorks Simulation? - display tangential displacements with respect to axis, apply arc length formula to get angular displacement, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, June 27, 2013

What Happened to My SolidWorks Add-Ins? - modify installation through SolidWorks installation manager to turn on add-ins, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, June 27, 2013

Traveling Textures: How to Embed Appearances into Your SolidWorks Part - send part, .p2m version of image file, enable option to include custom decals, embed textures, enable store appearance before saving part, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, June 26, 2013

Adding Parametric Intelligence to Imported DWG Geometry - open dwg file in SolidWorks, import dimensions, add constraints to geometry, define origin to finish import process in SolidWorks, Chris Briand, YouTube, June 21, 2013

SolidWorks Tech Tips: The Width Tool, Assemblies, and You - select 4 faces to be used in width mate using ctrl key, choose mate icon from fly out toolbar in SolidWorks, Paul Kutolowski, Fisher/Unitech, June 25, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical: Working with Custom PLCs - create, add new manufacturing part, define user library, assign circuits, set circuit properties, YouTube, June 25, 2013

How to Create a Louvre in SolidWorks - use wire-frame sketch to set rectangular hollow section, apply beams to sketch element drawings, Magnus Whittall, YouTube, June 20, 2013

How Simple is Too Simple? - studying differences in stress, displacement of 3 configurations of wing, time spent in calculations using SolidWorks Simulation, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, June 24, 2013

Admin Image Option Editor - add new groups/machines to make changes for specific users of these machines, change serial number to be used for each of machines/groups in SolidWorks, Dave Padelford, Symmetry Solutions Blog, June 24, 2013

Introduction to SolidWorks Plastics, Pt 1: Parameters and Analysis  - setting parameters, running flow analysis of plastic to fill part, YouTube, June 24, 2013

Introduction to SolidWorks Plastics, Pt 2: Results  - saving, viewing results of analysis, YouTube, June 24, 2013

SolidWorks Quick Tip - 4 Things to Do Before Every Flow Simulation Analysis - force rebuild with 'verification on rebuild' turned on, check entity, check geometry for invalid contacts, detect interference, import diagnostics, Christopher Ma, The HRS Blog, June 21, 2013

Filetypes in Your Design Library Folders - hover over file to preview pop-up that displays file name with extension, choose assemblies folder located inside any design library folder to view assembly filetypes in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, June 23, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical: Setting Up a Title Block & Working Template - open new project, import existing DWG title block, adjust project settings, grid setting parameters before saving template, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, June 21, 2013

5 Steps to Create a SolidWorks Rx Capture - open SolidWorks Rx, select 'problem capture' option, record video, zip saved information, describe problem, save package files to specified location, Ashley Johnson, DASI Solutions Blog, June 20, 2013

View Selector - SolidWorks 2013 utility helps visualize different default model views available to user, hold Alt key down to select back edge, back bottom corner faces, Brian McElyea, CADFanatic Blog, June 20, 2013

Drawing Views vs Configurations - linking projected views configuration to parent views configuration in SolidWorks, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, June 19, 2013

Equation Reordering in SolidWorks 2013 - drag, drop or use automatic equation solver option, apply dimension view, equation view, order view to equations, Chris Briand, YouTube, June 19, 2013

Hockey Puck Key Chain - use cylindrical extrusion, knurl pattern, helix feature to model hockey puck in SolidWorks, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, June 19, 2013

SolidWorks Modeling Methodology, Pt 1 - introduction to modeling process of acrylic napkin, silverware holder, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, June 20, 2013

The Reaction Moment on a Fixed Face - select 'center of face' option to create point at geometrical center of face, create reaction moments with orientations, select free body force option in SolidWorks, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, June 18, 2013 

SolidWorks Electrical: 10 Steps to Creating a Complete Symbol Using a BlackBox - draw black box, turn snap on, add connection points, edit symbol using snap on, open connection points before deleting original black box from sheet, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, June 17, 2013

Perform a Clean Uninstall of SolidWorks - use copy settings wizard to keep backup of existing SolidWorks settings, local customized files, transfer license before uninstalling SolidWorks, Ashley Johnson, DASI Solutions Blog, June 14, 2013

Creating and Using Cameras in SolidWorks  - go to display manager, select camera section, right click to add camera, set target points, rotation, position in camera tools menu, Matt Campbell, YouTube, June 17, 2013

SolidWorks Deform Feature - Surface Push Deform  - using tool body to deform target body in SolidWorks, Ian Jutras, YouTube, May 24, 2013

How to Create a Variable Focus in SolidWorks Animations - use extra mated object to make focus vary, adjust depth of field settings to create animations with PhotoView, YouTube, June 14, 2013

Sketching with Auto Dimensions - adding dimensions while creating sketch to speed up sketching process using SolidWorks 2013, Stewart Nankivell, YouTube, June 13, 2013

Instant 3D Springs - creating spring that can stretch, compress using instant 3D in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, June 2013

Scenes, Lights, and Simulation Results in SolidWorks - use 'apply scene flyout menu' from heads-up view bar to change scene, apply DisplayManager tab of FeatureManager to change scene, lighting, adjust directional lights to edit ambient light, Dae Kim, The HRS Blog, June 14, 2013

Handling Uncertainty in Material Properties - consider known cross-section, force, displacement to test modulus of elasticity, provide material data along with typical tolerances, obtain reliable material data, Brandon Donnelly, SolidNotes, June 13, 2013

Where are Simulation Study Results Saved? - save study tree in CWR file, open/run model to recreate file, check study properties to verify location of CWR file using SolidWorks, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, June 12, 2013

Sketch Quickly and Accurately in SolidWorks with Grid/Snap - adjust document properties under SolidWorks system options to enable grid/snap, easily snap sketch points with accuracy, CAD Graphics BlogWorks, June 12, 2013

Simulation Plot Results Enhancements - understanding improvements in view results using simulation in SolidWorks 2013, Jimmy Barrera, YouTube, June 10, 2013

How to Insert Dowel Pin Holes in SolidWorks - using hole specification property manager in hole wizard, consider options for automatic creation of all dowel pin symbols, automatically inserting dowel pin symbols for dowel holes, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, June 12, 2013

How to Apply Appearances to Your Models - applying, copying high gloss plastic appearance to different faces of model, filter option to change appearance color, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, June 10, 2013

What's New in SolidWorks 2013 - Center of Mass - insert center of mass into model, select 'insert reference geometry' to display center of mass in drawing, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, June 10, 2013

SolidWorks Deform Feature - Curve to Curve Deform - deforming initial curve into specified target curve, Ian Jutras, YouTube, May 24, 2013

Modeling with Patterns - The Instance to Vary Option  - activate linear pattern command, select direction, features to pattern, use vary option using SolidWorks 2013, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, June 10, 2013

SolidWorks Tutorials - 2013 - Using the Search Feature  - locate parts, features using search function in SolidWorks 2013, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, June 10, 2013

SolidWorks Quick Tip - Complete Uninstall Made Simple - compares uninstall process available in 2011 vs 2013 versions, use installation manager, advanced options of SolidWorks 2013 to simplify uninstall process, Jeff Brown, The HRS Blog, June 7, 2013

Mirror, Mirror, Where's My Sheet Metal Notes? - workaround for mirrored sheet metal part to make both updating, sheet metal notes work on drawings: duplicate sheet metal bodies, not whole part in SolidWorks, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, June 7, 2013

SolidWorks: DraftXpert - Quick Selection of Multiple Faces - using draft analysis tool, YouTube, June 6, 2013

Irfan's SW Simulation 2013 Pick of the Day: Symmetry for Shell Elements - check symmetry plane selection icon while imposing symmetry boundary condition in SolidWorks 2013, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, June 7, 2013

Where's the Center of Mass? - check option 'create center of mass feature' to turn on function in assembly, enable option under reference geometry section to access point inside drawing file in SolidWorks, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, June 5, 2013

How to Make a Sheet Metal Edge Flange Perpendicular to a Face - select face to make newly created flange perpendicular or parallel in SolidWorks, Vic Frauenfeld, SolidNotes, June 5, 2013

Simulation Tip: SolidWorks Simulation Verification Problems - check simulation add-in, select 'validation' in SolidWorks Simulation menu, select among verification problems, NAFEMS benchmarks, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/Unitech, June 4, 2013

Could Top Down Assembly Modeling Save You Time? - use top down modeling to create parts in context of assembly, add new part, select reference planer face, save new components to external files using SolidWorks, TMS CADCentre, June 4, 2013

Customize Gestures and Shortcut Bars in SolidWorks - customizing command menu, add new commands to shortcut bars by dragging, dropping, Jonathan Culm, Canadian Manufacturing, June 3, 2013

Selecting Configuration When Opening - pre-select configuration before opening both part, assembly files, create new configuration with suppressed components in SolidWorks, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, June 3, 2013

Creating an Admin Image - open installation manager for either 32 or 64 bit, select 'administrative image' in welcome page, create new image, choose SolidWorks components to install, Dave Padelford, Symmetry Solutions Blog, May 30, 2013

SolidWorks Tip of the Day: Check Your Status - initiate status bar, choose 2 line segments, status bar automatically calculates total distance, John Burrell, Fisher/Unitech, June 3, 2013

Creating Product Assembly Instructions Without Words  - using SolidWorks composer to create easy to understand interactive instructions for end-users, Rod Mackay, YouTube, May 29, 2013

SolidWorks Deform Feature: Point Deform  - use feature to deform single surfaces or bodies, adjust radius of deform region to effect larger area, Ian Jutras, YouTube, May 24, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation - Force Balance with Statics - create geometry with 3 part assembly, use fixed-hinge constraints, pin connectors to connect links to clamp for predicting clamp force, Christopher Ma, The HRS Blog, May 31, 2013

Paint, Grease & Other Consumables in SolidWorks' BOM - create custom property for part, name property, assign value .005 to this custom property, select it in BOM quantity field of custom or configuration specific tab of part, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, May 31, 2013

SolidWorks - Part Modeling Tips - building landing skid for toy helicopter, Matt Morgan of GoEngineer, YouTube, May 29, 2013

Custom Toolbox Part - uncheck option 'make this folder the default search location for toolbox components' to stop SolidWorks automatically change custom toolbox parts with actual toolbox parts, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, May 29, 2013

Which Solver? FFEPlus vs. Direct Sparse, Pt 2 - Direct Sparse Solver in SolidWorks is more accurate, doesn't make any approximations for solution, no associated computational errors, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, May 29, 2013

Linking SolidWorks Equations to an External File - using equation manager, YouTube, May 27, 2013

SolidWorks Macro Mania for Your Monday - recording macro for getting document properties with one keystroke, Tonia Lauer, Fisher/Unitech, May 28, 2013

Direct Editing on Imported Geometry - use 'move face' feature to offset faces, move faces linearly or rotate faces in SolidWorks, Josh Spencer, 3D Vision Technologies, May 28, 2013

How to Render Transparent Backgrounds in PhotoView 360 - open display manager, invoke PhotoView 360 'final render' command in SolidWorks 2012, whereas just save final rendered file as .PNG file using SolidWorks 2013, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, May 27, 2013

Xpress Tools Available in SolidWorks Standard  - design validation for conveyor drive shaft using DFMXpress, learning about DriveWorksXpress, SimulationXpress, YouTube, May 22, 2013

Reverse ScanTo3D - SolidWorks Premium utility helps open scan data from any 3D scanner in form of mesh or point cloud file, tip to save data as point cloud file from SolidWorks model, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, May 24, 2013

A New Feature I Love: Favorites Folder - maintain favorite features, sketch, reference geometry, components in handy folder using feature making them easily searchable in SolidWorks, David Mandl, SolidNotes, May 23, 2013

SolidWorks Best Mating Practices, Pt 5: Don't Let Mating Take Any Longer Than Absolutely Necessary - apply smart mates trick by holding alt+drag to save lot of clicks, use copy with mates, replace mate entities, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, May 23, 2013

Belt/Chain Layout in a SolidWorks Sketch - position pulleys, calculate belt length, adjust pitch length, create belt model, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, May 22, 2013

Skip Template Selection Prompt When Using Make Drawing from Part/Assembly - set 'always use these default document templates,' make drawing from part/assembly, select novice option to adjust sheet format of drawing template using SolidWorks, Darcie Hall, Fisher/Unitech, May 21,2013

Adding Setback Distances to Your Multiple Radius Fillets  - use setback option to blend adjoining surfaces together, smoothen transitions on corners in SolidWorks, Chris Briand, YouTube, May 20, 2013

Exploded View Alternate Directions - select component to be moved, click in assembly name box, choose new reference, or use sketch line instead of component face in SolidWorks, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, May 20, 2013

SolidWorks Flex Feature  - understanding ways to deform complex bodies, using bend, twist, taper, stretch flex types to control feature in SolidWorks, Ian Jutras, YouTube, May 20, 2013

Exploded Views with Multi-Body Parts in 6 Steps - create new configuration, generate exploded view, explode steps, use auto-space components, edit explode steps, check finished exploded views in SolidWorks, Elliot Weber, The HRS Blog, May 17, 2013

SolidWorks Best Mating Practices, Pt 4: Don't Mate Too Much - assume fully defined parts are one complex part, ignore floating parts that are not being mated using SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, May 17, 2013

Section View Assist, Pt 2: Shortcutting Cutting Line Creation - create simple section views faster without drawing sketches, check 'auto-start section view' setting to avoid section view pop-ups in SolidWorks 2013, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, May 17, 2013

Importing Inventor Assembly & Part Files Into SolidWorks  - install Inventor view software before opening Inventor files, open assembly components to modify them in SolidWorks, Amgad Yacoub, YouTube, May 16, 2013

SolidWorks Best Mating Practices, Pt 3: Don't Fight with or for Your Mates - check mates with red highlights in 'view mate error' dialog, choose appropriate mate to solve them using SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, May 16, 2013

Keeping Older SolidWorks Releases in Peak Performance - subscribe SolidWorks, renew service packs subscription regularly to download latest SolidWorks enhancements, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, May 16, 2013

5 SolidWorks Tips You May Have Never Seen Before - select edge of solid body to start sketch, use loop select feature, explode direction control, copy surfaces, move sketches easily, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, May 16, 2013

Take SolidWorks Part Modeling a Step Above Essentials  - understanding shortcuts, tips related to sketch geometry in SolidWorks, Lars Christensen, YouTube, May 15, 2013

SolidWorks Sketch Blocks - right click over CommandManager, choose blocks to activate, access them, sketch entities, choose ‘make block’ option to create insertion point, save block, Laura Weismantel, CAPUniversity, May 15, 2013

SolidWorks Best Mating Practices, Pt 2: Don't Mate Your Relations - create in-context part, insert component in assembly level to edit part, avoid applying sketch relations to valve when it is unmated, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, May 15, 2013

Creating Section Views in SolidWorks 2013 - use section view property manager tool to add offsets to views, create lines/arc to be added in relations, connect entities using ‘select chain’ option, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, May 15, 2013

Moving BOM/Drawing View to New Sheet - highlight drawing view, activate destination sheet to paste view in SolidWorks, Prism Blog, May 15, 2013

Cutting with Surfaces in SolidWorks - use feature to remove material from model using surface body, Prism Blog, May 15, 2013

Parameters and Design Studies - define multiple what-if analysis scenarios, click button to run scenarios, save time instead of creating multiple studies in SolidWorks, Bill Reuss, 3D Vision Technologies, May 15, 2013

SolidWorks Best Mating Practices, Pt 1: Mate Before You Relate - use mates before applying any sketch relations to ensure greater stability with assembly in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, May 14, 2013

The Indent Feature - An Underappreciated SolidWorks Tool - place spur gear in position that intersects package mode, select target body, tool body region for editing package using indent feature, Phil Grim, Fisher/Unitech, May 13, 2013

Decorative Fillets  - turn on PhotoView 360, add decorative fillets to final rendering of model by adjusting its radius value to 1 mm, Jimmy Barrera, YouTube, May 13, 2013

How Do I Delete the SolidWorks Registry Without Losing All of My Settings? - start SolidWorks Rx, use safe mode to identify video, options, or add-in issues, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, May 13, 2013

eDrawings Translators - check option to download 3D XML, Pro/E translators to avoid errors of invalid file types, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, May 10, 2013 

Examining Conic Curves and Surfaces, with Rick McWilliams - creating precision flowing shapes in SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff Blog, May 12, 2013

Rebuilding Workgroup PDM Vault Metadata - log into VaultAdmin, go to Vault settings tab, hit 'locked' button under Vault lock, select rebuild now options in Vault management tab, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, May 9, 2013

VBMsgeBoxResult - use SolidWorks API class to declare variable as VbMsgBoxResult enumerator, set variable equal to value returned by MsgBox, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, May 9, 2013

Thumbnails: A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words - set SolidWorks system options to show thumbnail graphics in Windows Explorer, medium or large icons for pictures, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, May 8, 2013

Simulation Tech Tip: The Impact-Test Cookbook - determine solution time, time-varying properties for non-linear, time-dependent case using SolidWorks Simulation, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, May 8, 2013

Two Handy Assembly Mouse Shortcuts - get another instance of SolidWorks part without having to find it with 'insert part' feature, drag underdefined component with right mouse button to rotate part, John Setzer, SolidNotes, May 8, 2013

Trouble with the Curve: Not Anymore - How to Drive Your SolidWorks Assembly Pattern with a Curve - use curve driven pattern to outline hole, feature driven component command to pattern sub-assembly in SolidWorks, Brian VanderPloeg, Fisher/Unitech, May 7, 2013

Strengthening Ribs in Sheetmetal - create rib tool as separate body in file, invoke indent command to form indentation, delete rib tool body before adding fillets using SolidWorks, Randy Simmons, 3DVision Technologies, May 7, 2013

SolidWorks Getting Started with Surfaces  - understanding surface modeling, solids vs surfaces, typical workflow of complex modeling task in SolidWorks, Alan Sweetenham, YouTube, May 7, 2013

SolidWorks Freeform Feature - use tool to create desired shapes by manipulating control curve in SolidWorks, Ian Jutras, YouTube, May 6, 2013

SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Basic Tutorial - understanding use of Vault admin tool for installing, configuring workgroup PDM, Toby Schnaars, YouTube, Apr 30, 2013

Magnetic Lines - sketch magnetic line, insert balloons to snap them to line, drag arrow on either sides of magnetic line to lengthen line, scale item balloon spacing in SolidWorks, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, May 4, 2013

FeatureManager Design Tree Favorites Folder - organize specific features in design, add features to 'favorites' folder allowing team members locate exact features using SolidWorks 2013, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, May 3, 2013

Post-Processing Refined - SolidWorks Simulation 2013 - run transient study, use 'show plot only on selected entities' option, render shell thickness option to make viewing intuitive, Dae Kim, The HRS Blog, May 3, 2013

How to Use SolidWorks Rx - use Rx tool to analyze system, suggest solutions, capture data for tackling diagnose problems in SolidWorks, Adam Rose, YouTube, May 2, 2013

Link Cut-List Properties to Custom Properties at Part Level - select note, run macro, type property name, copy contents of note into property when macro rebuilds in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, May 2, 2013

Learn More About SolidWorks Using the Built-in Tutorials - check SolidWorks tutorials to learn un-used tools, click button located next to tutorial text to highlight SolidWorks interface, Duncan Crofts, SolidWorks Blog, May 2, 2013

SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Basic Tutorial - understanding ways to install Workgroup PDM, configure users, assist users access vault to check in/out documents, Toby Schnaars, YouTube, Apr 30, 2013

Copy/Paste Sketch Based Features in SolidWorks - click to copy cut extrude feature located in SolidWorks feature manager design tree, paste on flat surface, check orientation feature of model, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, May 1, 2013

Reuse Letters from Deleted Views - go to drawings in systems options, enable option to reuse view letters from deleted auxiliary, detail, section views in SolidWorks, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, May 1, 2013

What's the Story with License Ordering? - go to license order tab in license manager to view listed licenses, turn on simulation addin to check order of SolidWorks licenses, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, May 1, 2013

Exercising Your Design Studies with SolidWorks Simulation 2013 - add sensors, link parameters to material properties, select constraints for design study, Paul Hagenow, CAPUniversity, May 1, 2013

Section Properties - locate polar moment of inertia for beam by viewing its section properties in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, May 2013

SolidWorks Electrical: Working with Cabinet Layout Dimensions - open part properties window to adjust dimensions values of XYZ directions, cable duct, rail, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, Apr 30, 2013

Errors in Your SolidWorks Title Block - go to view menu, de-select 'annotation link errors' option to make SolidWorks drawings error free, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 29, 2013

SW Productivity: The On/Off Switch for the Shortcut Bar - linking/unlinking shortcut bar to command search in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Apr 29, 2013

Fill External Cavities with Discrete Bodies Using the Intersect Tool - using intersect command to fill external cavities in SolidWorks model, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Apr 30, 2013

SolidWorks Explorer - use procedure to update part references while changing name, location of file in SolidWorks, Brian Adika, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 26, 2013

Using SolidWorks Sub-Weldments - create weldment, update cut-list, press ctrl to select bodies that would form sub-weldment in SolidWorks, Randy Simmons, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 26, 2013

Borrowing Licenses in E3 Wireworks - set borrow period by launching LMTOOLS, renew borrowing plan, return license to original state once SolidWorks Electrical borrow period ends, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, Apr 26, 2013

Simple Rotate Animation in SolidWorks  - create rotating animation using SolidWorks animation wizard, Matt Campbell, YouTube, Apr 23, 2013

Using CircuitWorks in SolidWorks  - leveraging ECAD data inside SolidWorks with CircuitWorks add-in, Alex Aprigliano, YouTube, Apr 26, 2013

Do More with the Toolbox - Grooves and Cams  - creating grooves, cams in SolidWorks, Adam Rose, YouTube, Apr 26, 2013

How to Get Colored Crosshatch in Section View - assign color, line style, line thickness to new layer in SolidWorks, select default crosshatched area on section view, Vic Frauenfeld, SolidNotes, Apr 25, 2013

Eliminate Non-Matching Internal ID Errors - browse original files to avoid errors, use replace components command within SolidWorks to browse replacement file, enable 're-attach mates' option, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Apr 24, 2013

SolidWorks Sketch Tips - changing sketch plane, sketch color, using multiple contours in sketch, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 24, 2013

SolidWorks Coordinate System for CAM - change, create own templates, update standard views icon to set top plane in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Apr 25, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical: Guide to Uninstallation - set up secured environment, follow every removal prompts after starting uninstall program, verify its deletion from program files folder, check registry keys, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, Apr 25, 2013

Custom Views for Drawings - rotate model, press space bar, click 'new view' button to create custom view, add view in list of available views in orientation dialog box in SolidWorks, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Apr 23, 2013

SolidWorks Weldments - Steel Storage Rack - model storage rack by adding 3DSketch, structural features, patterns, drawings in SolidWorks, You Tube, Apr 22, 2013

Offset Definition of Shell Elements - SolidWorks 2013 has ability to render thickness in 3D to graphically check correctness of offset, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Apr 20, 2013

Save Money: SolidWorks Sustainability - The Real Green Thing - filter through all material properties using detailed conditions of 'find similar' tool, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Apr 18, 2013

Batch Process Title Block Change - edit sheet format to indicate title block changes, build check in design checker, set drawing standard to new template in SolidWorks, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 19, 2013

Breaking a Sheet Metal Loft So it Shows Bend Lines - drop everything down to single sketch entity passing through fit spline, straight line-arc-straight line, edit lofted bend feature in SolidWorks, Steve Ostrovsky, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 18, 2013

Do More with the SolidWorks Toolbox - The Bearing Calculator - calculate bearing capacity ratings, basic life values, You Tube, Apr 18, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical Schematic Designs - SolidWorks electrical 2D design package enables improved collaboration, integrated BOMs, project data, You Tube, Apr 18, 2013

How Do You Reference Cut List Custom Properties in a SolidWorks Drawing - select 'edit list button,' type property to be added in box, add cut-list properties, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 17, 2013

Hit the Road with SolidWorks in Less Than 5 Minutes - open SolidNetWork license manager, click on 'license borrowing' tab, highlight product to borrow, input borrow until date to borrow product license, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, Apr 17, 2013

Using Bend Notes in SolidWorks 2013 - add information by clicking on buttons below bend note field in PropertyManager, select sheet metal options to adjust bend notes styles, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Apr 17, 2013

SolidWorks - Customize Shortcuts, Mouse Gestures & Command Manager - tips to eliminate round-trips to toolbar in SolidWorks, Adam Hughes, You Tube, Mar 25, 2013

Improving Tech Pubs: Integrating Color - use SolidWorks composer to transform 3D CAD data into useful model, add colors to separate parts of images, BOM rows, Shuvom Ghose, CAPUniversity, Apr 16, 2013

How to Make a Camera to Follow an Actor in SolidWorks Composer - add camera to moving part for generating walkthroughs, Javelin Technologies, You Tube, Apr 13, 2013

Adam's SW 2013 Pick of the Day - Pop Up in Front - use enhanced SolidWorks 2013 features to ensure dialog pops up automatically when designing tables, launching, creating/editing macros, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Apr 16, 2013

SolidWorks BOM - Combine Identical Components to Show Part Totals in Top Level Assembly - use 'combine identical quantities' option in indented BOMs, expand BOM contents section to display Part-A in BOM with quantity of 2, Brian VanderPloeg, Fisher/Unitech, Apr 16, 2013

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints - faster graphics card doesn't always deliver better performance, small assembly performs better with faster GPU, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 16, 2013

Assembly Configurations - create, control configurations of assembly to show internal components in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Apr 2013

SolidWorks Sketch Tool Basics, Pt 2 - create new sketch from selection, edit linear sketch patterns, dynamic mirror, find errors in sketches, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 15, 2013

Total Control for the Bend Allowance in Multibody Sheet Metal Parts - use new checkbox functionality of SolidWorks 2013 to detect source of information as part/body level, rename sheet metal body features, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Apr 14, 2013

Basic Troubleshooting of a Workgroup PDM System - Communication & Ports - check ports on server's firewall, client systems, Vault log-in details, ensure if SolidWorks PDMWorks workgroup server is running, Chris Briand, Javelin Technologies, Apr 15, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical: Organizing Projects with Locations, Functions and Books - launch ‘locations manager’ to organize components in projects, use book editor dialog box to create, classify documents, Rhyc Sandberg, The HRS Blog, Apr 15, 2013

Quick Selection of Faces to Draft - use draft analysis tool to draft model in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, You Tube, Apr 15, 2013

Bridging the Design to Documentation Gap with SolidWorks Composer - understanding capabilities, benefits of SolidWorks Composer to end-users, Alex Kok, You Tube, Apr 15, 2013

Auto-Rotate View on Sketch Creation - use option in SolidWorks sketch section to automatically rotate to 'normal to' view orientation when creating 2D sketch, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Apr 14, 2013

Andrew's SolidWorks 2013 Tip of the Day: Accessing Additional PhotoView 360 Appearances - click 'PhotoView 360 appearances' link in customer portal, access library site by clicking on ‘take me to the assets’ tab, choose materials, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Apr 12, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation: Creating a Good Quality Mesh - add mesh controls to specific areas, 2-3 high quality elements across thickness of geometry, aspect ratio below 50 in regions of crucial importance, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Apr 12, 2013

SolidWorks Import Solution: Wrong Units in IGES Files - edit unit indicators in iges file to scale size of units as desired, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 11, 2013

How to Find a Particular Node or Element by Number - create mesh, right-click over mesh icon to select LIST SELECTED command, choose nodes/elements, faces before clicking update in SolidWorks Simulation, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, Apr 11, 2013

Frame Designs with SolidWorks Weldments - using weldment features to create frames in SolidWorks, You Tube, Apr 11, 2013

Single Feature for Hole Wizard Hole of the Same Size - undertake step involving patterning tools while adding hole wizard, pattern features into folder in SolidWorks, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Apr 10, 2013

Network License Manager with Windows Firewall - Revisited - understand rules of 'Windows Firewall with Advanced Security' before adding/removing server from domain, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 10, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation Professional: Heavy Equipment & Machinery - analyzing motion tools for load determination, static stress analysis, fatigue analysis features of horizontal grinder, David Roccaforte, Fisher/UNITECH, Apr 9, 2013

Fire Wall Settings for Downloading SolidWorks - solutions from SolidWorks knowledge base, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Apr 9, 2013

Irfan's SW Simulation 2013 Pick of the Day: Results on Selected Entities - open plot PropertyManager, choose 'show plot on selected entities' option to select bodies for plotting results, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 9, 2013

Renaming SolidWorks Files with SW Explorer - launch 'pack and go' option from SolidWorks Explorer to replace letters, numbers, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 8, 2013

SolidWorks Sketch Tool Basics - convert entities, intersection curve, split entities, jog line, trim tool, extend entities, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 8, 2013

Changes to Your Measure Tool - turn on/off point to point measuring icon to pick up selected point of model, select entire surface in SolidWorks, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 5, 2013

Section View Unwrapped - edit sketched lines, change vertical sketched lines to construction lines, exit sketch to update view in SolidWorks, Mike Sande, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Apr 5, 2013

Irfan's SW Simulation 2013 Pick of the Day: Submodeling - refine mesh for selected portion of model, rerun analysis on selected components in SolidWorks, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 5, 2013

Exploded View Options - explode direction, auto-space components after drag, select sub-assembly parts to speed up generation of exploded model in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Apr 4, 2013

How to See Shared Mates Between Assembly Components - select each block, open property list to find bolded coincident mates that components share in SolidWorks, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/UNITECH, Apr 4, 2013

Behind the Software: An Example of the Direct Stiffness Method - calculate displacements, create matrix of stiffness values for all nodes, elements of mesh in SolidWorks Simulation, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Apr 4, 2013

What Can't You Design in SolidWorks - invoke ‘fastening feature’ command to create snap hook geometry, utilize flow simulation to verify lift ability of hovercraft, Robert Warren, 3D Vision Technologies, Apr 2, 2013

Stripping a Coated/Plated Part in SolidWorks - move/copy body command to copy finished part, shell, combine command to specify thickness, detach shell of body, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, Apr 3, 2013

Alin's SW 2013 Pick of the Day - Preserve the Current Orientation When Using the View Selector - re-orient models while restoring original view by switching off orientation from SolidWorks view selector option, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Apr 3, 2013

Get Your Service Pack Updates - The Safe Way - go to 'summary screen' within installation manager to use 'download only' option in SolidWorks, Chris Briand, Javelin Technologies, Apr 3, 2013

Sheet-Metal Multibody Parts: A New Look in SolidWorks 2013 - use modified FeatureManager tree to create new parent folder, determine gauge tables, parent sheet metal parameters, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 3, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation Time Saver: Sub Modeling - improve results at critical areas, refine mesh of selected portion of model, run lot more simulation in less time, David Roccaforte, Fisher/UNITECH, Apr 2, 2013

Irfan's SW Simulation 2013 Pick of the Day: Render Shell in 3D - define shell thickness in 'shell definition property manager,' check interpolated results across shell thickness, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 2, 2013

SolidWorks Flow Simulation - Run New Variations Without Losing Results - using clone project command, GoEngineer, YouTube, Apr 1, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical Getting Started - creating project, single, multi-line drawings, inserting schematic symbols, GoEngineer, YouTube, Apr 1, 2013

SolidWorks Linear Pattern Feature with Vary Sketch Option - creating ring of concentric, equally spaced extruded rings, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 1, 2013

Patterning Brush Bristles with a Curve Driven Pattern - creating bristles along helix sketch, Solid Professor, Apr 2013

The Magic 8-Ball - creating cover of magic 8-ball using SolidWorks sketch tools, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Apr 1, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical: Working with a BlackBox - generate smart symbol using BlackBox feature of SolidWorks Electrical, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, Apr 1, 2013

Factor of Safety Plots on Selected Bodies in SolidWorks Simulation - select one or multiple bodies to view plots of factor of safety distribution from 'factor of safety property-manager,' Ken LaVictor, Fisher/UNITECH, Apr 1, 2013

Alin's SW 2013 SP2.0 Pick of the Day - New Equal Curvature Relation for Splines and Conics - SolidWorks 2013 tutorial, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Mar 30, 2013

How to Rename a SolidWorks File - use in-shortcut menu bar, select rename option to safely rename file in SolidWorks, Sean O'Neill, Prism Blog, Mar 28, 2013

Quick Select Document Units - add quick access button in status bar to check unit system that current document is using, modify system settings using SolidWorks, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Mar 28, 2013

Forget the Cavity Search: Use the Intersect Command for Filled Volume - creating filled volume from negative space to determine amount of liquid in bottle using SolidWorks, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Blog, Mar 26, 2013

Note-Building Machine: SolidWorks vs Infinite Monkeys - uncheck 'disable note merging when dragging' option, add files, multi-line note in library to be used in drawing, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Mar 27, 2013

Getting Ready to Update Your Workgroup PDM Vault - ensure data security, keep backup of Vault data, ensure users log-off prior to update, lock Vault, Chris Briand, Javelin Technologies, Mar 27, 2013

What Does It Take to Learn the SolidWorks API? - develop programming skills, understand SolidWorks API object hierarchy, learn navigation using API help file, Keith Rice, SolidWorks API, Mar 27, 2013

Change Your Life with SolidWorks Search Options - type feature name in 'search options' text box to display list of related system options in SolidWorks 2013, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Mar 26, 2013

Layout Sketches in a SolidWorks Drawing - create drawing from regular layout, insert front view of assembly on drawing sheet, Brain Adika, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 26, 2013

SolidWorks Sketch Rectangle Basics - 2 types: corner, center rectangles, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Mar 25, 2013

How to Set Your Spin Box Increments on the Fly - SolidWorks tutorial, You Tube, Mar 25, 2013

Editing Legacy Electrical Data with SolidWorks Electrical - using UI tools, import/export capabilities for creating new designs faster in SolidWorks Electrical, Scott High, 3DVision Technologies, Mar 22, 2013

How to: SolidWorks New User Settings - tips for new users to streamline learning process, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 22, 2013

Create New Symbols by Modifying Existing - find similar symbol, copy, paste it, modify in SolidWorks Electrical as per need, GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 20, 2013

Hole Series in SolidWorks Simulation - use hole series feature to speed up process of defining bolt connectors within simulation, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Mar 21, 2013

What's Wrong? - right click on sketch, select 'what's wrong' to locate error, check sketch features, make dimensions definite in SolidWorks, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 20, 2013

How to Change Company Logo on SolidWorks Drawings - modify image file if objects are linked to external file, else create new logo image file using image editing program, Vic Frauenfeld, SolidNotes, Mar 19, 2013

Importing SolidWorks Files with Textures in Composer - save file as 3D XML file to export them with textures in 3DVIA Composer, Matt Campbell, Javelin Technologies, Mar 19, 2013

Refreshing the View Palette - click refresh button in view palette to make deleted views available again in SolidWorks drawing, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Mar 18, 2013

SolidWorks Spline Basics - understanding splines, methods for creating splines in SolidWorks, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Mar 18, 2013

SolidWorks Plastics Quick Tip - Weld Lines - detect design flaws early in development cycle, change gate location to reduce weld lines, Chris Villeneuve, The HRS Blog, Mar 16, 2013

Super Power or Buckling? - calculate buckling load factor, plot displacements of nodes, locate weak areas of model using SolidWorks Simulation, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 14, 2013

The Alpha of Beta Testers - SolidWorks user Masanobu Higashino won all 3 beta awards at SolidWorks World 2013, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Mar 14, 2013

The Skinny on Translating Models from Inventor Into SolidWorks While Maintaining Their Features - install latest release of Inventor to recreate parametric model in SolidWorks, Chris Briand, Javelin Technologies, Mar 14, 2013

Curve Driven Patterns, Pt 2 - using align to seed, tangent to curve options to make patterns, 3D entities in SolidWorks, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, Mar 13, 2013

EPDM - How to Obtain a License File - login to SolidWorks customer portal, click on 'register my products,' choose license file version required, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Mar 13, 2013

How Do You Open a SolidWorks File When SolidWorks Thinks the File is Already Open? - open SolidWorks file directory, locate, delete temp files, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 13, 2013

Event Listeners: SolidWorks Macro - create macro, define class module, get syntax correct, declare global variable to hold event listener class, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Mar 11, 2013

Thermal Loads for Other Purposes: Solid Bolt Models and Shrink Fits - creating bolt pre-load for analyzing whole bolt, using penetration, bonded contacts in SolidWorks, David Roccaforte, Fisher/UNITECH, Mar 11, 2013

The Importance of Copy Settings Wizard in SolidWorks - saves, restores system settings to users, computers, profiles, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Mar 12, 2013

Basics on SolidWorks Sketch Lines - understanding solid lines used to create shape that are needed for features, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Mar 11, 2013

Hidden Gem in SolidWorks 2013 - right click annotation, select change layer option to make changes to layer applied to selected annotation, Dave Padelford, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 11, 2013

Assembly Configurations: Parent Child Options - automatically create new component configuration when creating assembly configuration in SolidWorks, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 11, 2013

Designing a Standing Desk - designing, prototyping mounting bracket of monitor, designing standing desk contraption using SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Mar 12, 2013

Sketch Option: Add Dimension - expand sketch options, select dimension type of sketch entity to avoid entering dimensions later in SolidWorks, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 8, 2013

3 Point Checklist for Importing Neutral File Formats Into SolidWorks - communicate about neutral file, use open dialog to import options, check reliability of model, Chris Briand, Javelin Technologies, Mar 8, 2013

Time Varying Load: Can SolidWorks Simulation Handle This? - nonlinear analysis to solve material behavior, large displacements, contact condition, deformation related problems, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 7, 2013

SolidWorks 2013: Materials in Design Studies - create design study, add parameters, select, link bodies to material parameter, define design scenarios, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/UNITECH, Mar 7, 2013

New SolidWorks 2013 Function: Convert Drawing View to Sketch - right click on model drawing view to convert, define sketch block, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Mar 7, 2013

Feature Order - create boss extrudes before creating cut extrudes, create feature fillets at last in SolidWorks, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Mar 7, 2013

Convert That Old Legacy Data to SolidWorks - 'import diagnostics' tool to repair faulty geometry, feature recognition add-in to edit sketches, TMS CADCentre, Mar 7, 2013

Simulation with Rigid Bodies and Contact - tips while working with 'exclude from analysis,' make rigid, fix options in SolidWorks, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, Mar 6, 2013

Pattern of a Pattern - creating windmill pattern with fins, seed hole, workaround is selecting hole in faces to pattern in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Mar 6, 2013

Snapshots of PhotoView 360: Viewpoint - use standard, perspective views to view objects, specify camera position, depth of field for rendering, Fisher/UNITECH, Mar 5, 2013

Installing and Configuring SolidWorks Composer 2013 SP2.0 on a Network License - user must have network license manager on SolidWorks 2013 SP2.0, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 5, 2013

What's New in SolidWorks 2012 - Sketch Improvements - dimensioning cylindrical components, You Tube, Mar 5, 2013

What's New in SolidWorks 2012 - Beams - working with beam elements, You Tube, Mar 5, 2013

Which Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Does Your Company Like to Use? - opt PLC based on circuits, functionalities, SolidWorks Electrical tools that reduce time, documentation error, Michael LaFleche, CAPUniversity, Mar 4, 2013

Defining Non-Uniform Load Distributions on Beams - understanding total load, centered load, triangular, parabolic, elliptical distribution options in SolidWorks Simulation 2013, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/UNITECH, Mar 4, 2013

Creating a New Folder Location in the Design Library  - using design library features of SolidWorks to access parts, assemblies used on regular basis, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Mar 4, 2013

Why are There Green Checks or Minus Signs in the Configuration Manager? - green check signifies updated configuration, 3D information as part of SolidWorks file, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 4, 2013

What's New in SolidWorks 2012 - Motion Simulation - achieving range of motion for medical examination chair, Jon Doyle, You Tube, Mar 1, 2013

SolidWorks Evaluation Tools - recorded 'lunch and learn' webinar, evaluation command manager tab discussed, You Tube, Mar 1, 2013

Multi-Body Design Library Features - making foot plate to insert inside of rectangular structural profile using SolidWorks, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 1, 2013

Power On: SolidWorks Flow for Electronic Components - testing temperature of halogen lamp, calculating temperature patterns based on conduction, convection, radiation calculations, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 28, 2013

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Your Sketches - exploring copy/paste, derived sketch methods for reusing sketch geometry, alternately use sketch block in SolidWorks, Laura Weismantel, CAPUniversity, Jan 27, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical - Packaging Demo - automate electrical design process, You Tube, Feb 26, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation Bonded Contact - handle load transfer in cases where bodies stay in contact among others using compatible, incompatible mesh options, Brian Adika, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 25, 2013

Quick Tip: How to Stop Solid Bodies in a Multi-Body Part from Auto-Merging - add weldment feature at top of feature tree, which turns off 'merge results' option, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/UNITECH, Feb 25, 2013

How a P&G Spray Bottle Works and is Assembled Using SolidWorks Composer - using arrows text boxes feature to show how liquid is sent out of nozzle, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Feb 25, 2013

SolidWorks Assembly Drawing Section - manipulating section in drawing to show, cut desired part, You Tube, Feb 23, 2013

Varying Dimension Pattern - create linear pattern, initialize feature, enable 'instances to vary' option in PropertyManager, adjust dimension using SolidWorks 2013, Jordan Lemley, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Feb 23, 2013

New Bounding Box in SolidWorks 2013 - turn modeled part into weldment, right click on ‘Cut-List-Item1’ folder to create/edit bounding box, add reference dimensions, Randy Simmons, 3DVision Technologies, Feb 8, 2013

Semi-Truck: Can There Be Innovation? - studying air flow around semi-trucks using SolidWorks Flow Simulation, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 21, 2013

What Does V6 Have to Offer? - author discusses functional modeling, database filetype, multicore processing, cloud capabilities, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff Blog, Feb 21, 2013

How Much Pounding from Winter Storms Can Your Roof Take? - applying snow loads using SolidWorks, Stephen Endersby, Inside the Hive, Feb 12, 2013

Revisiting Your Copy Settings Wizard - restore system setting after customizing options, launch wizard to save settings while running SolidWorks, Jerald Staley, DASI Solutions Blog, Feb 21, 2013

Drawing Template vs Sheet Format Files in SolidWorks - template file is based on company's standards, while sheet format file is saved within template file, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Feb 21, 2013

Variable Pattern Instances in SolidWorks 2013 - vary spacing of instances or size of feature being copied using 'instances to vary' option at bottom of property manager of pattern command, Chris Snider, 3DVision Technologies, Feb 18, 2013

SolidWorks Dismissed Warning and Error Messages - make sure to check system options, setting regularly to make sure that nothing has been dismissed, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Feb 21, 2013

How to Change the Color of a Specific Component in a Drawing View - create layer, right-click on component to display it in color, select 'component line font,' uncheck use document defaults in SolidWorks, Vic Frauenfeld, SolidNotes, Feb 19, 2012

Network Rendering Made Easy - SolidWorks 2013 has capability to utilize processing power of up to 10 computers from network to complete render job, AJ Santiago, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Feb 18, 2013

SolidWorks 2013 - Previous Version Interoperability - mates, materials/appearances are retained in previous version, part features, assembly components are replaced with 'future version file' icons in previous version, Brian McElyea, CAD Fanatic, Feb 18, 2013

Loss of SolidWorks' Functionality - turn off exploded view, regain control of adding features, editing sketches, add revision table or views to drawing, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 18, 2013

How to Create DimExpertManager Geometric Tolerance in a Section View - create empty note block in SolidWorks, left-click geometric tolerance values to populate note area, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/UNITECH, Feb 18, 2013

Creating Custom Symbols in SolidWorks Electrical - copy similar symbol using library tab, change properties of symbol, add/edit attributes of symbol, Elliot Weber, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Feb 16, 2013

Exporting Faces to DXF or DWG - generating DXF/DWG from flat surface for machining in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Feb 2013

Supersonic Ping Pong Balls - creating model of launcher tube, standard ping pong ball, calculating motion study in SolidWorks Simulation, Bill Reuss, 3DVision Technologies, Feb 14, 2013

Navigate Swiftly Using Unique SolidWorks 2013 Features - exploring quick filter buttons, FeatureManager tree filter, Sean O'Neill, Prism Blog, Feb 14, 2013

How to Replace and Resequence Balloons in SolidWorks - create new balloons automatically, use 'order sequentially' function to reorder balloons appropriately, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 14, 2013

What's New in SolidWorks 2013: Intersect - build part from multiple intersecting surfaces, combine surfaces, planes, solid bodies using intersect tool, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Feb 13, 2013

How to Create Realistic Water Droplets in SolidWorks - offset outer glass surface, model droplets with varying radius, use 3D sketch to create pattern of droplets, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 13, 2013

The Secret Code of the SolidNetWork License Options File – Decoded - define user groups using syntax in empty text file, save option file as sw_d.opt, Elba-Gloria LaFleche-Erazo, CAPUniversity, Feb 13, 2013

Remote vs. Distributed Mass - comparing results of both methods in SolidWorks Simulation, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Feb 12, 2013

Easy Way to Rotate Actors - click on triad, input degrees in property task pane to rotate actors in SolidWorks Composer, Matt Campbell, Javelin Technologies, Feb 12, 2013

How to Recover from a VSTA 1603 Installation Error If S-056972 Fails to Correct the Issue - uninstall Visual Studio Tools 2005, remove VSTA registry entries, edit registry keys, install 'Visual Studio Tools Application' manually, Mike Hansen, Fisher/UNITECH, Feb 12, 2013

How Do I Mate a Round Ball So it is Resting on a Smaller Hole in SolidWorks - create point on circle, insert coincident mate between point, face of ball in SolidWorks, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 11, 2013

Linking Data from Microsoft Excel to a SolidWorks Model  - use design table to manipulate, link Excel spreadsheets in SolidWorks, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Feb 11, 2013

Multi-Line Custom Properties in SolidWorks - type lines in Notepad, copy lines, paste values in custom property, use multi-line custom property, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 8, 2013

Animated Chain in SolidWorks  - chain is one multibody part, hidden part in assembly pushes links forward, You Tube, Feb 5, 2013

Episode 429 - Woodworking with SolidWorks Revisited - using weldments for trim, building library features for joints, creating smart components for inserts, biscuits, dowels, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Feb 10, 2013

Finding Your Keys or, the Top-Level Assembly - quick filter for top-level assemblies in SolidWorks 2013 only shows assemblies in current folder at top level, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Feb 7, 2013

Comparing Parts - identify 2 parts with identical looks, different mass properties in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Feb 2013

Sub-Modeling in SolidWorks Simulation - increase simulation productivity, create sub-model study, keep sub-model boundaries far from stress concentration areas, Paul Hagenow, CAPUniversity, Feb 6, 2013

SolidWorks Enterprise PDM - My Top 3 New Features in 2013 - parallel workflow transitions, delayed in state notifications, version free variables, John Peros, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Feb 7, 2013

SolidWorks Goes After Simulation for the Masses - SolidWorks aims to automate advanced simulation, adds support for simulation result files in iPad viewer eDrawings, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Feb 5, 2013

Snapshots of PhotoView 360: Lighting - adding light, 'scene illumination' tab to control brightness of scene, Fisher/UNITECH, Feb 5, 2013

How Do We Find Volume of Voids - create sketch to fit inside shell, extract mass information, use combine feature, adjust remaining shell body in SolidWorks, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 5, 2013

The Hidden Gem of the Extrude Command - extrude from sketch plane, surface/face/plane, vertex, or offset to avoid creating extra reference planes in SolidWorks parts, Matt Luedke, SolidNotes, Feb 5, 2013

Round Your Corners for a Better Render - use fillet for larger radii in SolidWorks 2013 for setting appearance to round corners, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 4, 2013

Creating an Engine Assembly Manual with the Help of SolidWorks Composer - Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Feb 4, 2013

New Bend Note Controls for SolidWorks 2013 - option available only in flat pattern view of sheet metal part, ability to control bend note precision per drawing view, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 1, 2013

Comparing Parts  - tool to check differences in mass properties of two identical parts in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Feb 2013

How to Apply the Screw Mate - SolidWorks tutorial, You Tube, Feb 3, 2013

Simulation - Use of Symmetry in Shell Elements - apply symmetry condition to speed up analysis, restrict displacing while using reference geometry in SolidWorks, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Jan 31, 2013

SolidWorks Geometry Pattern - speed up pattern rebuild time, decrease file size by selecting 'geometry pattern' option, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, Jan 30, 2013

How to: Rename In-Context SolidWorks Files - use 'rename icon' to change name of assembly, change in-context component name by using renamed assembly, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 29, 2013

Rendering Liquids in PhotoView 360 - scale one of bodies by small factor when rendering liquid in glass, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Jan 29, 2013

SolidWorks Exploded Views - press, release tab key inside SolidWorks to obtain different directions of jog that matches required objective, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 30, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical - How to Insert a Multi-Level Terminal - Christian van der Horst, You Tube, Jan 30, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical: How to Show Wire Gauge Size on a Wire Listing - changing label on report header, Matt Haywood, Fisher/UNITECH, Jan 29, 2013

New Image Library in Composer - different widgets in SolidWorks Composer help in performing specific operations in design, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 28, 2013

Rotate About Scene Floor - SolidWorks 2013 feature locks Y axis of model vertically, keeps part file from flipping over, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 18, 2013

Dimension Across a Break in a SolidWorks Drawing - using breaks in drawing to boost visibility, create sketch with 3 lines to view specific dimensions, Brian Adika, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 25, 2013

SolidWorks Composer - Creating Decals  - create primitive first, then add decal to primitive, Matt Campbell, Javelin Technologies, Jan 21, 2013

Mold Split Bounding Box - create weldment from multi-bodied part in SolidWorks 2013, Todd Werginz, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 23, 2013

Quick Tip: Pushing Out SolidWorks Installations from the Admin Tool - select 'deploy automatically' tab in Admin Image option, choose clients, use 'options editor,' Mike Hansen, Fisher/UNITECH, Jan 22, 2013

Get Started with SolidWorks Simulation - select units before creating new study, store result files in user-defined folder, change number format to floating, Jim Byrne, DASI Solutions Blog, Jan 17, 2013

A Couple of Useful Tips Regarding SolidWorks Dimensions - use dimension names, insert tolerance in model dimension, make dimensions read-only, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 17, 2013

Dip It, Plate It, Paint It - Coating/Plating Your SolidWorks Assembly - using top-down assembly method to create nickel plated assembly, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, Jan 16, 2013

SolidWorks Hole Callouts for Hole Wizard Holes on Cylindrical Faces - add countersink to hole shrink it above minimum in SolidWorks, or add reference plane to outside of part, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Jan 16, 2013

Snapshots of SolidWorks Add-On PhotoView 360: Scenes - applying custom backdrop to model, Fisher/UNITECH, Jan 16, 2013

How to Show SolidWorks Surface Bodies in Drawing Views - drag, drop view in drawing to make solid body visible, insert model items to show surface, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 16, 2013

Creating a Plane Tangent to a Sphere - create reference line to define point of tangency, then create plane in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Jan 2013

Harmonograph and SolidWorks Motion - simulate desired linear motion, trace path, convert to curve, Tim Newton, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Jan 15, 2013

Which Solver? FFEPlus vs. Direct Sparse, Pt 1 - use the iterative solver in SolidWorks simulation for cases with no non-linearities, large DoF, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Jan 15, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical Communication Tools - understanding electrical tools, hole pattern locations, power diagram, cross-reference charts, Michael LaFleche, CAPUniversity, Jan 15, 2013

Sheet Metal Bend Deduction Calculations with Switching Directions - consider base flange with material inside the sketch, outside of sketch corner in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Jan 15, 2013

How to Create a Tiered Terminal Block - adding single terminal block with 3 layers, renaming each layer with custom name in SolidWorks Electrical, Matt Haywood, Fisher/UNITECH, Jan 14, 2013

Sometimes It's the Little New Things in SolidWorks 2013, Pt 2: Watermarking - place note underneath drawing view elements on drawing sheet using 'display note behind sheet ' command, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Jan 10, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation Tech Tip: Initial Temperatures - initialize all nodes of mesh to make metal strip bend downwards when applying temperature, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, Jan 9, 2013

Creating a Plane Tangent to a Sphere - creating reference line to define point of tangency in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Jan 2013

PhotoView360 in SolidWorks 2013 Supports Luxology Appearance Files - download Luxology files with .lpx file extensions, use WinZip to extract files, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/UNITECH, Jan 8, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 20 - dimension from tangent edges of arc or circle, create parts in context of assembly, copy all of referenced files of assembly to new directory, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 8, 2013

SolidWorks 2013: Saving a Drawing View as a DXF or DWG - select drawing view, save as DXF/DWG icon, select destination, DXF/DWG for file extension, create file name, Jon Sauerbrey, Fisher/UNITECH, Jan 7, 2013

Revision Clouds: What Else is New - rotate revision cloud annotation in SolidWorks, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Jan 7, 2013

Troubleshooting Error Messages in SolidWorks Macros, Pt 6 - reasons for occurrence of compile, runtime errors, tips to resolve common runtime errors in SolidWorks, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Jan 4, 2013

What's in a Name, Pt 1 - making text fully searchable using SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, Elba-Gloria LaFleche-Erazo, CAPUniversity, Jan 4, 2013

SolidWorks Bounding Box, Best Underrated 2013 Feature - 3D bounding box for updating weldment cut lists, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 3, 2013

Split Lines in Simulation: Secret Mesh Controls - get specific, localized area to apply mesh control, loads, constraints, connectors without adding unwanted geometry in SolidWorks, David Mandl, SolidNotes, Jan 3, 2013

Do It Right: Customizing SolidWorks RMB Menus - check possible menu entries by clicking on 'customize menu,' go to options tab to alter default menu list in SolidWorks, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, Jan 2, 2013

Parent/Child Relationship in SolidWorks - right-click on feature to see relationship, dependency on circular plane, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 2, 2013

CATI Electrical Blog Series, Pt 4: Go to Multiple Pages - 'origin & destination arrows' command in SolidWorks Electrical creates continuity links to other pages, Corey Kubichka, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 21, 2012

CATI Electrical Blog Series, Pt 5: Terminal Strips & Report Drawings - terminal strips manager in SolidWorks Electrical shows list of all terminal strips existing in project locations. Corey Kubichka, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 27, 2012

Commonly Used Interfaces in the SolidWorks API, Pt 4 - ISldWorks, ModelDoc2, IModelDocExtension, IFeatureManager, ISketchManager, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Dec 21, 2012

Using the SolidWorks API Help File, Pt 5 - search for information using specific interface/method search terms, descriptive search terms, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Dec 28, 2012

Linear Pattern Instance Options in SolidWorks - using options: one direction only, two directions, pattern seed only, Vic Frauenfeld, SolidNotes, Dec 27, 2012

SolidWorks Electrical Tech Tip: The Black Box - creating black box representing drive, Michael LaFleche, CAPUniversity, Dec 26, 2012

Dimension Tangent to an Arc or Circle - setting arc condition on insert in SolidWorks, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, Dec 20, 2012

Linking Sheet Format References in Drawing Templates - relinking reference in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Dec 20, 2012

How to Add a Custom Hole Size to the Hole Wizard Database in SolidWorks - select type of hole from 'Hole Wizard' section, add new hole sizes, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Dec 20, 2012

Creating Drawings for SolidWorks Multi-Body Parts - create new derived part containing reference back to parent part, create assembly of all different solid bodies, configuration to represent different bodies, their features, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Dec 19, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day: SuperFast TurboDimension Mode While Sketching  - dimension sketch entities while adding inferred relations in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Dec 19, 2012

Materials in Design Studies 2013 - insert new design study parameter, set name, adjust category, select material to be added, add constraint in SolidWorks 2013, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 19, 2012

Snapshots of SolidWorks Add-On Photoview 360: Appearances - adjust color/image setting, lighting, texture orientation, surface finish in Photoview 360, Fisher/UNITECH, Dec 19, 2012

Using Surfaces in Part Modeling  - SolidWorks tutorial, You Tube, Dec 18, 2012

Let's Talk Surfacing - to be released at SolidWorks World 2013, 'power surfacing' plug-in will help users easily create, edit subdivision surfacing models inside of SolidWorks, Axis CAD Solutions, Dec 18, 2012

Jim's SW2013 Pick of the Day: SolidWorks Rx Tool More Accessible - access SolidWorks Rx from home tab in SolidWorks 2013 to record frequent crash, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Dec 18, 2012

SolidWorks Basic Tutorial - SolidWorks Models for Practice - SolidWorks Model Online - applications of shaft seals, sliding clamp, Mechanical Engineering, Dec 18, 2012

SolidWorks Electrical Series, Pt 3 - Data Reuse & Macro's - activate macros tab, drop selected entities in macro area of palette, fill macro-related data, Corey Kubichka, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 17, 2012

How You Mate Complex Geometry in a SolidWorks Assembly - edit one of parts in-context of assembly, use 'intersection curve' to project edges of bottom part, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 17, 2012

Animating a Cable - simulating cable or cord being wound onto spool in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Dec 2012

Order Item Balloons Sequentially - using auto balloon command in SolidWorks, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Dec 17, 2012

SolidWorks API Building Blocks, Pt 3 - understanding SolidWorks object model, functions, declaring swDoc variable as ModelDoc2 object, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Dec 14, 2012

Transferring Weldment Cut-List Properties to a Mirrored Part - create weldment part template in SolidWorks, ensure mirror template is used, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Dec 14, 2012

Has a Recent Crash of SolidWorks Got Your Goat? Perhaps Auto-Recovery Can Help - browse auto-recovery data folder, find file with .SWAR extension if SolidWorks recovery tab doesn't appear during restart after crash, Chris Briand, Javelin Technologies, Dec 13, 2012

Using Design Studies with Sheet Metal and Surface Bodies in SolidWorks Simulation - adopt native sheet metal designs, shell model with SolidWorks surfaces, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Dec 13, 2012

Tags - find, select items in SolidWorks assembly without using feature tree, Solid Professor, Dec 2012

Simulation Tech Tip: Modeling a Hydrostatic Pressure with Simulation - add 'external load' pressure, set direction, select wetted surface, add restraints in SolidWorks, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Dec 12, 2012

How Do I Use the SolidWorks Built-In Calculator? - use the dimension dialog box as a calculator, convert units, create, modify equations in modify dialog box, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 12, 2012

Compare Images and Drawings - DrawCompare tool in SolidWorks, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, Dec 12, 2012

Get a Single Body with Multiple Open Contours in SolidWorks 2013 - understanding thin feature extrusions, using contour selection to pick separate contours for creating one body, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Dec 11, 2012

What's New in SolidWorks 2013 - Administrative Image Option Editor - support for push install, uninstall using options editor, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 10, 2012

SolidWorks Simulation Validation - help menu has validation library that contains verification problems, NAFEMS benchmarks, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Dec 10, 2012

SolidWorks API Building Blocks, Pt 2 - simplifying macro language, understanding macro keywords, variables, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Dec 8, 2012

Episode 421 - Configurations: Cache or Purge - understanding icon feedback, options, effects with version interoperability in SolidWorks, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Dec 9, 2012

Updating Materials - select multiple components, choose materials to apply to part level, or use task scheduler with design checker add-in, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 7, 2012

Tow Truck and the Rope Animation, Pt 1 - SolidWorks tutorial, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Dec 9, 2012

Export Only 'Selected Parts' from SolidWorks Assembly - open assembly, hide parts that need not to be exported, save file to export required parts only, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Dec 10, 2012

Viewing Different Sheets at the Same Time - open document with more than one sheet, open new window, select/activate alternate sheets in SolidWorks, TMS CADCentre, Dec 6, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 - Feature Manager Design Tree Enhancements  - ability to add features to 'favorites' folder, show flat tree view, GoEngineer, YouTube, Dec 5, 2012

Using SolidWorks to Create a Helical Pattern - create helix, use helix, spiral command, create curve driven pattern, Laura Weismantel, CAPUniversity, Dec 5, 2012

SolidWorks Electrical Series, Pt 2 - Symbols - placing desired symbol on diagram, create associative component, associate SolidWorks Electrical with manufacturer part data, Corey Kubichka, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 5, 2012

Irfan's SW 2013 Flow Simulation Pick of the Day: Flow Leakage Browser - locate holes, displacement gaps using leakage tracking function of SolidWorks 2013, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Dec 4, 2012

Something Intersecting in SolidWorks 2013: Join Your Parts to Find Volumes - invoke intersect command in SolidWorks 2013 to extract volumes in snap, alternately use join command, Brian VanderPloeg, Dec 4, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day: Shadow Consistency in All Display Modes - understanding 'scene dialog box' feature that controls shadow orientation in SolidWorks 2013, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Dec 3, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Episode 420 - Envelope Workflow - Introduction to SolidWorks Envelopes, downstream effects of envelope use, tips, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Dec 2, 2012

SolidWorks Activation Wizard - move SolidWorks from one machine to another without transferring activation, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 31, 2012

A Few of My Favorite Things in 2013 - Flow Simulation, Pt 2 - evenly spaced flow lines offer contour-type of visualization for plots, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Nov 29, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 Section View Assist - tool uses property manager to select proper orientation, considering example of jogged section view, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 28, 2012

Do You Markup? New SolidWorks 2013 eDrawings Pro Features - insert multiple markup files in drawing, hide, delete options using FeatureManager tree, Tonia Lauer, Fisher/UNITECH, Nov 28, 2012

SolidWorks Electrical Series, Pt 1 - creating, using single-line/multi-line schematics, Corey Kubichka, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 26, 2012

Episode 419 - CAD Admin Dashboard - assisting SolidWorks tools, customizing warnings, setting up baselines, tips, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Nov 25, 2012

How to: Add Full Standard Weldment Profiles - check weldment profile location, download desired standard profile collection, ensure availability of full standard profiles in SolidWorks, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 21, 2012

SolidWorks Screen Capture - demo of tools for performing screen capture, You Tube, Nov 20, 2012

How to Use Annotations - basic SolidWorks tutorial, You Tube, Nov 24, 2012

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 19 - access orientation dialog box, lock orientation of dimensions, turn on/off entity selection filter toolbar, view multiple sheets in drawing at once, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 20, 2012

Green Means Go: A Look at Simulation Pin/Bolt Check Plots - defining pin/bolt check plot to verify assembly design before physical testing, Mike Sande, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Nov 19, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day: Reduce File Sizes with Multiple Exploded Views - demo of complete assembly explode process, comparison of 2012 and 2013 workflows, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Nov 19, 2012

Snapshots of SolidWorks Add-On PhotoView 360: The Basics - turn on PhotoView 360, explore options available, output image settings, render quality tool, Fisher/UNITECH, Nov 20, 2012

Changing Your SolidWorks Serial Number - release current install license, modify individual installation from SolidWorks installation manager, Jerald Staley, DASI Solutions Blog, Nov 19, 2012

SolidWorks Simulation - Cambered Beam with Flex Feature - creating camber in beam after determining camber shape, GoEngineer, YouTube, Nov 15, 2012

How to Copy Files Using SolidWorks Pack and Go - create file structure created in desired location, use 'Pack and Go' tool, check option to include drawings, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 16, 2012

Calculating Natural Frequency of a Semi-Ring - use motion analysis to create motion study for SolidWorks model, find frequency of oscillation, Ian Matthew Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Nov 15, 2012

Repairing an Installation Created from an Admin Image - backup registry, find string 'installSource,' locate, repair MSI file for SolidWorks installation, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Nov 15, 2012

3 New SolidWorks Simulation Functions in 2013 - creating shell edge to beam bonded contract, rendering shell thickness, listing reaction forces for beams, Paul Hagenow, CAPUniversity, Nov 14, 2012

Update Your SolidWorks Network License Manager to 2013 - manually download license manager, 'use activation' should be marked in advanced options, serial number should show shaded in box, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Nov 13, 2012

How to Use the New Orientation Dialog Box in SolidWorks 2013 - view selector feature to see model views, create, save custom views, save view to SolidWorks, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 12, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 What's New: View Cube - model rotates to isometric view orientation, transparent cube is placed around model displaying sides, helps in choosing corners, edges, Casey Niemiec, FISHER/UNITECH, Nov 12, 2012

How to Reverse an Offset Dimension  - SolidWorks 2012 tutorial, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Nov 12, 2012

SolidWorks Tips - Enhance Section View - options to paint all sectioned faces on model with specified color, remove section cap entirely to see details of model, Damon Tordini, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Nov 9, 2012

Tune Your SolidWorks to Perform - optimizing SolidWorks system options using copy settings wizard, AJ Santiago, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Nov 9, 2012

Creating Terminal Strips Much Faster With SolidWorks Electrical - terminal numbers can be reassigned, drawings, connection reports can be created, Michael LaFleche, CAPUniversity, Nov 7, 2012

New in SolidWorks 2013: Hide Section View Cutting Lines - RMB click on either cutting line or section view, select option to hide section line, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Nov 7, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day: Mirror With All Mates - mirror command in SolidWorks 2013 vs SolidWorks 2012, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Nov 7, 2012

Quick Filter in SolidWorks 2013: An Awesome, Time-Saving Tool - choose option to filter parts, assemblies, drawings, top level assemblies from File menu, Dale Rice, SolidNotes, Nov 6, 2012

Verification On Rebuild - Revisited - fix rebuild errors before feature is created in SolidWorks by activating advanced body checking option, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Nov 6, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Save Time Finding and Opening Sub-Assemblies - functionality to select, open, view mates, suppress/unsuppress, hide/show any subassembly directly from graphic area, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Nov 4, 2012

Episode 416 - 2013 Rendering Tips - adding, previewing Luxology appearance files, enabling, using network rendering from PhotoView 360, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Nov 4, 2012

Customer Validation Example: Thermal Expansion in SolidWorks Simulation - determining force generated between 2 parts made from steel, aluminum as they expand/contract due to temperature changes, Damon Tordini, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Nov 2, 2012

Add a Logo to a SolidWorks Drawing - The Smart Way - convert original logo image into SolidWorks block, insert it into drawing sheet template after sizing, CAD Graphics BlogWorks, Oct 29, 2012

InspectionXpert Balloon Features - group balloons in SolidWorks, multi-select rows for hole callout in table manager, CAPUniversity, Oct 31, 2012

Climbing Ladders With SolidWorks: Don't Just Stress About Strength - studying effects of extending ladder, considering mode shapes, Stephen Endersby, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 31, 2012

Configurations vs Display States in Assemblies - configurations control assembly feature, part, sub assembly suppression; display states control if part is shown/hidden in SolidWorks, Michael Lu, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Nov 1, 2012

Show or Hide Components From an Assembly in a Drawing View - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, Nov 2012

SolidWorks BOM Showing Incorrect Information - workaround is setting configuration properties to show file name instead of user specified name, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 31, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day: Envelopes Simplify In-Context Design - never delete InPlace mate, preserve design intent when working with top-down assemblies, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Nov 1, 2012

How Big is Too Big for SolidWorks? - use 2 revolves to create sketch geometry beyond height of 500m, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Oct 30, 2012

Another Shortcut to Work With Mates - using PropertyManager to inspect, modify mates in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 30, 2012

Adding Same Size Hole Wizard Hole to Other Faces - delete original hole wizard feature to recreate it, add hole features on other face, use unfold command to unfold bends in SolidWorks, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 29, 2012

Realistic Load Transfer in SolidWorks Motion Simulation - ensure flexibility of mate by using analysis tab inside mate command, Brian Adika, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 26, 2012

A Few of My Favorite Things in 2013 Flow Simulation, Pt 1 - compare results across many configurations of SolidWorks model, make multiple projects within configuration, compare those results, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Oct 25, 2012

Tips & Tricks for Consumer Product Design - Continuity 1 - basic concepts related to continuity, effects on surfaces, SolidWorks tutorial, You Tube, Oct 25, 2012

Tips & Tricks for Consumer Product Design - Continuity 2 - importance of 3D surfaces for developing exceptional looking consumer products, SolidWorks tutorial, You Tube, Oct 25, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 What's New: Customize Your Shortcut Toolbar - select necessary toolbar, propagate with all associated buttons, drag, drop new icons from button window onto toolbar, Casey Niemiec, Fisher/UNITECH, Oct 24, 2012

SolidWorks Simulation 2013 - Two Neat Additions - ability to launch sub-model study, tool for parametric optimization in flow, Vikram Vedantham, 3DVision Technologies, Oct 24, 2012

How to Set Up Mouse Gestures in SolidWorks - You Tube, Oct 23, 2012

SolidWorks Auto Trace - using image in sketch environment to capture outline of image to create 3D solids, You Tube, Oct 22, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day: Subfolders - Powerful Time Savers - add subfolders in feature tree using SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 22, 2012

Transition to SolidWorks From Creo or Pro/E: Assembly Documents - basic SolidWorks interface for assembly document, fundamentals of creating simple assembly, You Tube, Oct 22, 2012

How to: Set an Admin Image Path in SolidWorks - How Long is Too Long? - keep pathname length under 51 characters, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 22, 2012

Store Your Custom SolidWorks Templates in a Safe Location - create 'SolidWorks templates' folder in My Documents or on server, create subfolders for each type of custom template, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Oct 19, 2012

Blocking License Borrowing From the SolidNetWork License (SNL) Manager - use BORROW_LOWWATER, EXCLUDE_BORROW options, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Oct 19, 2012

Advanced Assembly Cut - put 2 blocks into assembly, add new part, use that part to remove material from 2 blocks in SolidWorks, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 19, 2012

Instance to Vary: Introducing the 2013 Pattern Option - varying dimensions while performing linear, circular patterns in SolidWorks 2013, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, Oct 17, 2012

When SolidWorks Rx Doesn't Work - access 'roaming' folder, manually zip up 'SolidWorks' folder, send to support staff for troubleshooting problem, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Oct 17, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 Tutorial - Introduction to Weldments - Structural Member - You Tube, Oct 26, 2012

Customizing SolidWorks Flyout Toolbars - customize 'S' key to insert annotation flyout toolbar, add cosmetic thread to toolbar, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 17, 2012

Creating a Non-Linear 2D Pattern - create desired spline/curve, new sketch of profile, use profile to create extrude feature, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/UNITECH, Oct 16, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - You Decide: Fast or Small - controlling file size by managing configuration data, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 16, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Favorites Folder - store shortcuts of any type of tree items in favorite folder, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 15, 2012

How to Set 3DQPress Command Tabs in SolidWorks - setting up SolidWorks Command Manager, considering cases of new installation, update installation, Ronnie Flaugh, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 12, 2012

Manage & Customize SolidWorks Materials - managing favorite materials, creating custom materials, Nady Osmat, Fisher/UNITECH, Oct 12, 2012

Pierce vs Coincident - pierce relation makes sketch point coincident to location at which axis, edge, line, or spline pierces sketch plane in SolidWorks, Rachel Jones, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Oct 12, 2012

Intersect - The Trimming Shears of the FeatureTree - pull in surfaces, solids, planes with list of resulting solid bodies generated from intersections in SolidWorks headlight model, Steve Ostrovsky, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 12, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Center of Mass - parametric feature that updates instantly after each model rebuild, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 11, 2012

Why are Some of My Drawing Files So Large? - view should not be of draft quality, high quality drawing view image is SVG format, lighter in weight, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 10, 2012

Simulation: Shell Elements vs Solid Elements - shell elements are easier to mesh, less prone to negative Jacobian errors, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Oct 11, 2012

Change Your Tree: See the Mates First - right-click top icon of assembly's FeatureManager in SolidWorks, choose 'Tree Display' then 'View Features and Mates' from pop-over menu, John Setzer, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 10, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Fill a Baby Bottle Using the Intersect Tool - capping, filling bottle is now simple 2-step process, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 10, 2012

SolidWorks Tutorial - Adding a Rotating Region to a Flow Simulation - You Tube, Oct 9, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Fast Edge Selection - extended functionality for constant, variable radius fillets, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 9, 2012

Linking a Bill of Materials to a View in SolidWorks - from drawing view properties dialogue box, check option 'link balloon text to specified table,' choose correct table, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Oct 9, 2012

Maximize Your Punkin' Chunkin' Catapult With SolidWorks Simulation - apply spring to drive arm, contact to stop it, use optimization tools in SolidWorks Motion to improve design, Stephen Endersby, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 9, 2012

How to Uninstall All 'NET' Framework Files - download .net cleanup utility, uninstall VC++ redistributable components, restart computer, reinstall vc++ 2005 and 2008, Vic Frauenfeld, SolidNotes, Oct 8, 2012

Modeling Beyond the Limitations - duplicate helix, create each cut as separate feature to avoid geometry calculation issue in SolidWorks, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 8, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 - Manufacturability Tools - Costing tool includes multi-body file support, custom operations, tools for reduction, assessment of chemical, other environmental impacts are supported, Brian McElyea, CAD Fanatic, Oct 5, 2012

Graphic-Triangles Revealed - review assembly by complexity of geometry within parts using SolidWorks 2013, Mike Sande, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Oct 1, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 - Insert Components - insert multiple components into assembly at same time, GoEngineer, YouTube, Oct 5, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Enhanced Viewport Orientation (3) - Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 5, 2012

Show Part as 'See Through' Using Alternate Position Function in SolidWorks - create drawing view using 'part not visible' configuration, insert alternate position, select 'existing configuration' as default, Vic Frauenfeld, SolidNotes, Oct 4, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Enhanced Viewport Orientation (2) - understanding previews, global (system) views in orientation dialog box, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 4, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 - Open Quick Filter Buttons and New Tutorial UI - GoEngineer, YouTube, Oct 4, 2012

Throw Me a Curve - placing evenly spaced bolt holes on oddly shaped pressure vessel, using curve driven patterns in SolidWorks for stamped sheet metal rib for airplane wing, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, Oct 3, 2012

Using the BOM (Bill of Materials) Tool in SolidWorks - definition of indented BOM, assigning BOM IDs to all parts with parent level set to 0, Matt Herald, Fisher/UNITECH, Oct 3, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Enhanced Viewport Orientation (1)  - using view selector tool, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 3, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 - Varied Dimension Patterning - create feature to pattern, vary pattern spacing, dimension, edit each individual patterned instance individually, Nick Jansen, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 2, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Convert View to Sketch  - mirror drawing view without creating model for opposite hand part, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 1, 2012

Simple Springs - creating basic spring in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Oct 2012

Troubleshooting a Common Transient Thermal Study Error - drag-and-drop mesh from input study into new study to resolve error of incompatible initial temperatures in SolidWorks Simulation, Bill Reuss, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 1, 2012

PRP This PRP That - What Does It All Mean? - $PRP references custom property located in properties of current document; $PRPSHEET references custom property of model in view specified under sheet properties in SolidWorks, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Oct 1, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - The Bounding Box Saves Money (2) - re-orienting model in order to minimize stock size, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 1, 2012

Treehouse 2 - SolidWorks Labs - user-friendly program to plan design in flow chart style process, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 1, 2012

Using SolidWorks Plastics to Plan Your Mould - performing simulation study on plastic cup made from ABS Polycarbonate, TMS CADCentre, Sep 28, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Bounding Boxes (1) - determining smallest box that can be used to pack SolidWorks model in, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Sep 28, 2012

Adding Bend Tables and Punch Tables in SolidWorks - clean up sheet metal drawings, locate form tools easily, efficiently, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 28, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Conjuring a Solid Out of Thin Air With the Intersect Tool - dealing with feature tree gets simple, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Sep 27, 2012

Exploring the SolidWorks CAD Admin Dashboard - access from SolidWorks Customer Portal, assess network computers, assign system options baseline, Cami Fredock, Fisher/UNITECH, Sep 26, 2012

Setting the Precision in a SolidWorks Table - select column, using precision pulldown menu, select precision, Brian Adika, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 26, 2012

New in SolidWorks 2013 - Flat Tree - The Real History - You Tube, Sep 26, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Varying Dimensions Patterns - examples of modifying dimensions in SolidWorks 2013, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Sep 25, 2012

SolidWorks: Lego Hat - 8-minute long video to create hat to Lego man, You Tube, Sep 24, 2012

How to Save Template with Global Variables - SolidWorks tutorial, You Tube, Sep 19, 2012

How to: Find, Use and Customize Icons in SolidWorks - use SolidWorks Search to find commands, drag, drop command onto toolbar, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 21, 2012

Assuming Small Displacement: The Large Displacement Flag - studying displacement when applying load on thin beam model, Shaun Bentley, DASI Solutions Blog, Sep 20, 2012

Rho, Rho, Rho Your Boat: Conics in SolidWorks 2013 - get different conic sections depending on value of Rho: ellipse, parabola, hyperbola, Jason Pancoast, CAP University, Sep 19, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 Beginners 3D Sketch - sketching in 3D, You Tube, Sep 15, 2012

Creating an Involute Gear - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, Sep 2012

Configuration and Hole Patterns - create linear hole pattern that derives spacing, number of holes from overall length in SolidWorks, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 19, 2012

SolidWorks Utilities - Feature Paint - copy characteristics from one Hole Wizard feature to another to standardize hardware across product line, Greg Dawes, Fisher/UNITECH, Sep 17, 2012

Simulation Using a Cylindrical Coordinate System: Secret Decoder Ring - select reference axis as selected direction while applying load, fixture, or generating plot in SolidWorks simulation, Jason Pancoast, CAP University, Sep 12, 2012

How to Unlock the Padlocks in the SolidWorks Customer Portal - click 'Register My Products' to unlock padlocks, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 12, 2012

FEM Comparison Between Hand Calculations and SolidWorks Simulation - studying problem of non-uniform beam having force pulling axially on end of beam, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Learn.Create.Succeed, Sep 10, 2012

SolidWorks SNL Client License Manager Issues - run license manager as admin or manually edit registry settings, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 10, 2012

How to Quickly Add Icons to Any Toolbar - using Search Commands capability in SolidWorks 2013, Brian McElyea, CAD Fanatic, Sep 8, 2012

Creating a Mesh in SolidWorks: Better Mesh, Better Results - do visual inspection of stress plot, look for 2 elements across thickness of parts, compare node plot vs. element plot, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/UNITECH, Sep 6, 2012

Wonders of Weldments - creating 3+ way mitres in weldments, profile wrap for cutting in SolidWorks, TMS CADCentre, Sep 6, 2012

Cutting All Ties: Best Practices for Removing External References - open, save part, view, remove external references in SolidWorks, CAPUniversity, Sep 5, 2012

Customizing Part Numbers in a Bill of Materials  - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, Sep 2012

SolidWorks Large Scale Design Tools: Speed Pak - helps in creating simplified configuration of assembly without losing references, Darrel Lampley, Fisher/UNITECH, Sep 5, 2012

Best Way to Assess Curvature Conditions: Show the Bounding Curve for the Curvature Comb - SolidWorks tutorial, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Sep 5, 2012

Utilizing Dual Monitors - press 'span displays' button, tile files left and right in SolidWorks 2012, Nicholas Jansen, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 4, 2012

SolidWorks Tutorials - What is Parametric Modeling? - You Tube, Sep 4, 2012

Shortcut Bar Now Also a Shortcut to Command Search - pressing 's' on keyboard focuses keyboard on Command Search function in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Aug 30, 2012

12 SolidWorks Tips in 2012 #5: Library Features to 'Die' For - create one or more features in sample part, add it into design library, Brian VanderPloeg, FISHER/UNITECH, Aug 31, 2012

eDrawings Measure Tool Availability - saving SolidWorks file as eDrawings file from SolidWorks, Casey Niemiec, Fisher/UNITECH, Aug 29, 2012

Using the Costing Tool in SolidWorks - 2 functional capabilities: sheet metal costing, machining costing, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 29, 2012

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#15) - details of optimal configuration tested, performance improvement of 82% was realized, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 28, 2012

Metal Forming Tools in SolidWorks 2012 - SolidWorks, Neil Custard, Canadian Manufacturing, Aug 27, 2012

Converting Printed Circuit Board Designs into SolidWorks Assemblies Using CircuitWorks - Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Learn.Create.Succeed, Aug 27, 2012

Accessing Extrudes From Sketch Short-Cut - adding 'Boss & Cut Extrude' commands to sketch short-cut bar in SolidWorks, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Aug 23, 2012

Prepare Your SolidWorks File for FDM Printing - avoid obvious tessellation during 3D printing jobs: slide 'deviation' slider to left, set angle tolerance to 3, Elba-Gloria LaFleche-Erazo, CAPUniversity, June 6, 2012

Indentation Methods in SolidWorks - using indent, deform, freeform features, YouTube, Aug 22, 2012

Using Simulation Advisor to Perform SolidWorks Simulation Analysis - tools in Simulation Advisor, accessing individual advisors, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/UNITECH, Aug 22, 2012

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#14) - use of Lightweight, large assembly mode gains savings of 88.6%, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 23, 2012

Using the Wrap Feature to Create a Barrel Cam - overall length of sketch has to be equal to circumference of cylinder while creating cam in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Aug 21, 2012

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#13) - switching to solid state hard drive improved benchmark performance, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 21, 2012

Configurations vs Display States in Assemblies - configurations control assembly feature, sub assembly suppression; display states control if SolidWorks part is shown/hidden, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 20, 2012

SolidWorks, the Basics: Saving Sketch Dimensioning Styles - control number of place precision of dimension, its tolerance, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Aug 16, 2012

SolidWorks Plastics - Runner Design Function  - discussing runner design function for shell models, GoEngineer, YouTube, Aug 18, 2012

Save As Copy in SolidWorks - edit saved copy without affecting original drawing, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, Aug 16, 2012

SolidWorks' Hidden Document Properties - using Base Flange feature for SolidWorks sheet metal part, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 15, 2012

How to Deal with a Prima Donna - The Loft Bend: Problems and Solutions - complex loft bend side trimming in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Aug 14, 2012

SolidWorks Training: Multi Body Weldment Cut List by SolidWize  - keep track of multiple bodies in single part, You Tube, Aug 3, 2012

Circular Chamfer on Non-Circular Edges - use standard cut-extrude feature, flip direction, add draft in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Aug 14, 2012

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#11) - reduce level of detail to outer walls, mounting points, save assemblies as parts, combine solid bodies, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 14, 2012

Create Bar Stock That You Can Bend and Unbend - creating 2 configurations of horse shoe shape product in SolidWorks, AJ Santiago, Symmetry Solutions Blog, July 26, 2012

Using the Design Library for Quick Access to Files - adding folder of active project in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Aug 10, 2012

How to Undo a Checkout in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM - user who checked out the files originally or built-in 'admin' account can undo checkout option, Peer Larson, SolidNotes, Aug 10, 2012

Rulers in SolidWorks Drawing Mode - turn on rules from VIEW pull down menu to locate in drawing, Randy Simmons, 3DVision Technologies, Aug 10, 2012

Convert Your PDF Into SolidWorks With Able2Extract Professional - convert PDF drawings into DWG/DXF, import into SolidWorks, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Aug 8, 2012

How to Pattern Linear and Circular at the Same Time - creating 3D curve, patterning datum point on curve in SolidWorks, GRABCAD, Aug 3, 2012

Creating Light Source for Lamp (Lampshade) - adding point light in PhotoView, GRABCAD, July 12, 2012

Quick Tip for Assembly Views - creating part view on SolidWorks assembly drawing for reference or tech pub documents, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 8, 2012

When the Design Library Folder is Missing in SolidWorks - locating folder, adding to task pane, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Aug 8, 2012

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#9) - turn off RealView graphics, shadows in shaded mode setting to gain performance, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 7, 2012

Step-by-Step Instructions: How to Use the SolidWorks Video RX Tool - creating Video RX showing recreation of issue or behavior, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Aug 7, 2012

Pointy Arrows Without the Ears (AKA Text)? - multi-jog leader annotation tool to make simple leader with no text in SolidWorks, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Aug 6, 2012

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#8) - up to 4 cores good for running SolidWorks alone, 2nd processor needed for PhotoView360, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 2, 2012

SolidWorks Simulation - Default Simulation Options & Post Processing  - creating new plot, changing deformation scale, color options, units, GoEngineer, YouTube, Aug 1, 2012

Select Connected Faces in SolidWorks - direct editing techniques to edit model with cutout modeled, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 1, 2012

Custom 'Custom Properties' - add, remove, or edit existing property names using properties.txt file in SolidWorks, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, July 31, 2012

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#7) - reducing top level mates, solving subassemblies as rigid, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, July 31, 2012

Changing the Offset Distance of Planes in Multiple Configurations in SolidWorks - modify configuration dialog box to change the dimension value, add new configurations, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, July 30, 2012

All Drawing Dimensions the Wrong Color? See If the Color Display Mode is Enabled - dimensions and annotations pick up colors assigned through layers or line colors, when color display mode is disabled in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, July 30, 2012

FEA Simulation Analysis Tutorial on Frame - setting up, running static analysis on model, post processing of the results including stresses, displacements on frame using SolidWorks Simulation, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Learn.Create.Succeed, July 30, 2012

SolidWorks Plastics - Configuration Support  - automatically create unique results folders for each configuration, GoEngineer, YouTube, July 30, 2012

New Sheet Metal Capabilities in SW 2012 - placing cuts across bends in SolidWorks, Neil Custard, Canadian Manufacturing, July 27, 2012

Kitchen Sink Using Forming Tools - deform, remove material from sheet metal parts in SolidWorks, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Learn.Create.Succeed, July 26, 2012

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#6) - over-clocking processors resulted in 12% gain in performance, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, July 26, 2012

A Minor Annoyance - Solved - SolidWorks has option to reuse view letters from deleted auxiliary, detail, section views, John Setzer, SolidNotes, July 24, 2012

Multibody BOM With Cutlist - make SolidWorks drawing with top level BOM, Todd Werginz, CATI Tech Notes, July 25, 2012

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#5) - turning off all add-ins makes open, rotations, modeling and switching sheets functions fast, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, July 24, 2012

How to Add a Geometric Tolerance Frame to Your Sheet Format - make sheet format display geometric tolerance frame present on SolidWorks drawing template, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, July 23, 2012

Square Pin in a Round Hole - SolidWorks mating tutorial, Solid Professor, July 23, 2012

Link to Thickness(es Other Than Sheet Metal) - 'Link to Thickness' feature works with any type of SolidWorks part file, Jordan Tadic, 3D Vision Technologies, July 20, 2012

Demystifying the Color Settings in SolidWorks Parts and Assemblies - access appearance menu, visualize colors using display pane, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, July 19, 2012

Wrapping Text Onto a Conical Face - create construction geometry relative to dimensions of cone, create plane tangent to face of cylinder, use text wrapping tool in SolidWorks, Symmetry Solutions Blog, July 18, 2012

How Do You Show Sketch Dimensions in a Drawing View? - use 'insert modeling items,' check option to 'use dimension placement in sketch' in SolidWorks, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, July 18, 2012

SolidWorks Tech Tip: 'A' is for Arc - draw sketch using line tool, press 'A' key to draw arc tangent to line, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, July 18, 2012

New to SolidWorks? The Basics: Construction Lines, Pt 2 - selecting 2 parallel lines with Smart Dimension tool, controlling object locations in sketches, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, July 17, 2012

Assuming Static: Slowly Applied Loading - applying load of 100 lb to beam very slowly to study deflection using SolidWorks Simulation, Shaun Bentley, DASI Solutions Blog, July 17, 2012

16 Recording Custom Macros and Assigning Shortcuts - preselect faces before running macro, create coincident mate macro in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, July 16, 2012

Simulation Tech Tip: Shakers and Movers - solving 'zero or indefinite matrix' problem, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, July 12, 2012

How to Transfer a SolidWorks License Without SolidWorks Installed - download activation wizard using customer portal account, install, run manager to transfer license, Matt Luedke, SolidNotes, July 10, 2012

Defining Fluids in SolidWorks Flow Simulation - specifying fluids, flow characteristics required for analysis, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/UNITECH, July 9, 2012

Property Tab Builder - stand-alone utility to create customized interface for entering properties into SolidWorks files, Darrel Lampley, Fisher/UNITECH, July 6, 2012

SolidWorks Mass Properties - SolidWorks can assign weight, COG while calculating mass properties for part, Brian Adika, CATI Tech Notes, July 5, 2012

12 SolidWorks Tips in 2012, Pt 4 - Part Review Instead of Rollback - user-friendly feature to find out how model was created in SolidWorks, Brian VanderPloeg, FISHER/UNITECH, July 3, 201

About Face - selecting faces, loops in SolidWorks, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, July 4, 2012

I Knew It Was Somewhere - using curvature combs bounding curve in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, July 3, 2012

SolidWorks Sketch Slot Symmetric Relation - creating slotted cutout on block with irregular cutout on surface, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, July 3, 2012

SolidWorks Display - States What are They?  - YouTube, June 24, 2012

Fluid Analysis Tutorial Using SolidWorks  - analyzing static, dynamic situations involving fluids, YouTube, July 2, 2012

Don't Get Filled Up - Fill Pattern feature in SolidWorks patterns feature or predefined cut shape in defined area, Josh Spencer, 3DVision Technologies, June 29, 2012

How Do You Know if All of Your Components are Ballooned in a SolidWorks Drawing? - use Auto Balloon command, check BOM table on drawing, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, June 28, 2012

Complex Mold Split Using SolidWorks  - You Tube, June 26, 2012

Delete Pattern Instance in SolidWorks - without having to re-open or edit pattern feature, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, June 26, 2012

Cam Mating and Analysis Help Using SolidWorks  - You Tube, June 25, 2012

Using the Sketch Pattern to Simulate the Hole Series Behavior at Part Level - SolidWorks tutorial, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, June 22, 2012

Surface Fill - Patching Imported Geometry in SolidWorks - Neil Custard, Canadian Manufacturing, June 22, 2012

7 Simple Tips for Modeling Springs - helix/spiral curve generation tool, configurations for showing spring in multiple positions, intersection curve feature to create helix in SolidWorks, David Mandl, SolidNotes, Mar 23, 2012

SolidWorks Defeature: How to Increase the Performance of Imported Parts - understanding basic process of assembly defeature, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, June 20, 2012

What Do You Mean My Activation Count is Exceeded - activating, transferring SolidWorks license, workaround for stuck activation process, Jerald Staley, DASI Solutions Blog, June 19, 2012

Best Practices: How to Handle Multiple Installs - make sure to create subfolder underneath main install folder, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, June 19, 2012

Flex Leaf Spring  - bending part using flex feature in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, June 15, 2012

Partial Chamfer - adding partial edge chamfer to hole in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, June 15, 2012

Split Lines are Not Just for Projections - control height of surfaces quickly in SolidWorks, Todd Werginz, CATI Tech Notes, June 15, 2012

Want to Hide Those Internal Notes on Your Drawing? - using empty view option in SolidWorks, Dale Rice, SolidNotes, June 14, 2012

Where to Find SolidWorks Simulation Tutorials - make sure SolidWorks Premium is installed, turn on 'SolidWorks Simulation' add-in, open model file to browse tutorials, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, June 14, 2012

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 18 - break default alignment, control contents display while dragging drawing view, format dimension in drawing using heads-up dimensions palette, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, June 13, 2012

Instant3D for SolidWorks Assembly - edit dimension mates in assembly, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, June 13, 2012

New to SolidWorks? The Basics: Construction Lines - locating, controlling position of objects in sketch using centerline command, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, June 12, 2012

How to Change the Color of Curvature Combs - edit system option 'temporary graphics. shaded' in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, June 12, 2012

Vendor Tracking with EPDM - create virtual document template, build file, template card, create 'add new vendor' template, create list from SQL, add list selection to part card, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, June 7, 2012

Enable Measure in SolidWorks eDrawings - choose 'publish to eDrawings' from file menu or save file as eDrawing format, Brian McElyea, CAD Fanatic, June 11, 2012

12 SolidWorks Tips in 2012, Pt 3 - There's a Bug in My Library Feature - getting reference geometry included as part of library feature, Brian VanderPloeg, FISHER/UNITECH, June 11, 2012

SolidWorks Routing Tip - use 'start at point' tool for creating routes, Dave Padelford, Symmetry Solutions Blog, June 11, 2012

Mating Linear and Spherical Components - mating spherically domed lens with cylindrical tube spacer to be used within prism assembly in SolidWorks, Duncan Crofts, SolidWorks Blog, June 7, 2012

Old SolidWorks Dog Gets A New Trick - hide, show components using tab/shift+tab, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, June 7, 2012

Fully Define a SolidWorks Sketch - add dimensions, relations to sketch, select different dimension schemes for vertical, horizontal dimensions, Elba-Gloria LaFleche-Erazo, CAPUniversity, June 6, 2012

How to Create a Custom Section View in SolidWorks - use extrude cut with feature scope, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, June 6, 2012

Wrapping a Decal on Sheet Metal - select additional faces for decal to wrap around, click in selected geometry box, choose bent face, 90 degree face in SolidWorks, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, June 6, 2012

Intersection Curves - creating sketch at intersection of 2 surfaces in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, June 6, 2012

Dissolving Subassemblies for Indented BOM - dissolve subassembly for particular BOM or promote subassembly components for all BOMs in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, June 1, 2012

SolidWorks Fully Defined Sketches - add all of dimensions, relations to make sketch fully defined, uncheck option to use fully defined sketches, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, May 31, 2012

Building Logic Into SolidWorks Models - using equation editor, Ben Eadie, Canadian Manufacturing, May 28, 2012

Quick Change Units: Yet Another New Option in SolidWorks 2012 - control file units in status area, option to edit document units, John Setzer, SolidNotes, May 24, 2012

SolidWorks Configuration Publisher: Taking File Configuration to the Next Level - creating configuration publisher for file having closed set of configurations, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, May 23, 2012

How to Deal with the SolidWorks 1603 Error - process to handle Zombie error found during installation, final zombie installation FAQs, Paul Hagenow, CAPUniversity, May 23, 2012

Viewing Options in SolidWorks: Zoom to Fit No More - workaround is unselecting zoom to fit when changing to standard views option, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Blog, May 22, 2012

SW Move Face vs Synch Tech - applying move face feature to punch holder model; live rules in Solid Edge Synchronous Technology, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, May 22, 2012

Auto Arrange Dimensions - SolidWorks function automatically arranges selected dimensions, Chris Snider, 3DVision Technologies, May 21, 2012

The Importance of Material Properties in Analysis with SolidWorks Simulation - studying sensitivity of analysis by varying material property, Bill Reuss, SolidWorks Blog, May 18, 2012

Flip-O-Flip - Which Side of the Plane - flip planes in SolidWorks sketch, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, May 21, 2012

Mating Linear and Spherical Components - mating spherically domed lens with cylindrical tube spacer in SolidWorks, TMS CAD Centre, May 21, 2012

Hide vs Suppressed in SolidWorks Assemblies - showing hidden components, Darin Grosser, SolidWorks Blog, May 17, 2012

Simulation Tech Tip: How to Use the Bolt Connector - copy/paste new instances of bolt connector, edit each copied bolt, apply to different pairs of circular edges, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, May 16, 2012

Light Weight Patterns - cosmetic pattern feature applies only to planar face, realview graphics has to be on in SolidWorks, Todd Werginz, CATI Tech Notes, May 16, 2012

Assuming Linearity: Linear Static vs. Nonlinear - consider at least nonlinear affects to get accurate stress results in SolidWorks, Shaun Bentley, DASI Solutions Blog, May 16, 2012

SolidWorks License Management With Transfers - before uninstalling SolidWorks, make license free to be reinstalled or used on another computer, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, May 15, 2012

Flex Leaf Spring  - bending SolidWorks part using flex feature, Solid Professor, May 16, 2012

Beware the Yellow Triangle - clear local cache, always try to get latest version of SolidWorks EPDM file, Jennifer Bahnsen, Symmetry Solutions Blog, May 9, 2012

New to SolidWorks? The Basics: How to Automate Viewing 'Normal To' Your Sketch - select option to auto-rotate view normal to sketch plane on sketch creation from System Options tab, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, May 10, 2012

Configurations vs Family of Parts - using configurations in SolidWorks, drawbacks, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, May 10, 2012

Mining for Gems in SolidWorks Part Templates - creating standard part templates using custom Gauge Table, Brian VanderPloeg, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 30, 2012

SolidWorks 2011 Tutorial - 2D Simplification for Simulation - Solid Professor, YouTube, May 10, 2012

SolidWorks 2011 Tutorial - Display Manager Appearances - Solid Professor, YouTube, May 10, 2012

SolidWorks 2011 Tutorial - Dimension Palette Auto Arrange  - Solid Professor, YouTube, May 10, 2012

Creating DXF Files in SolidWorks - save as DXF or select export to DXF/DWG from context menu or set output alignment using feature manager, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, May 9, 2012

Troubleshooting the Offset and Thicken Surface Commands - use shell outward tool to get details of error, highlight faces creating problems, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, May 9, 2012

SolidWorks Global Variables and Link Values - configure global variables, use it to equate dimensions to single value, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, May 9, 2012

Things You Probably Didn't Look at in the SolidWorks File Menu - exploring commands: Print3D, publish to 3DVIA.com, derive component part, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, May 7, 2012

SolidWorks Database is Missing - Complete Functionality Will Not be Available - workaround is fixing path specified under 'hole wizard and toolbox' folder, must contain file SWBrowser.mdb, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, May 7 2012

SolidWorks Maze Walk-Through with Path - using simple spline sketch, Nick Jansen, CATI Tech Notes, May 4, 2012

Direct Editing: Move Face - changing size of hole or standoff in imported part in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, May 3, 2012

Can You Create a Drawing of a Virtual Part in SolidWorks - using display states, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, May 3, 2012

Visually Determine the Depth of a Broken-Out Section in a Drawing View During Preview - SolidWorks tutorial, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, May 3, 2012

Great Time Saver - Command Search in SolidWorks 2012 - 3 options: run command, drag command's icon to any toolbar of selection, find icon or menu item for that command, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, May 3, 2012

Simulating the Repair of Sports Injuries with SolidWorks Simulation - Gordon Stewart, SolidWorks Blog, May 3, 2012

How to Change Custom Properties of Multiple SolidWorks Parts in One Step - create customized interface for entering properties into SolidWorks files using property tab builder, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, May 2, 2012

Configuring Parts Within an Assembly - using different versions of same part in assembly, Solid Professor, YouTube, May 1, 2012

No More 'Parasitic' Points in the 2012 Hole Wizard - SolidWorks 2012 has tools to position hole center, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, May 1, 2012

Creating a Wave Spring in SolidWorks  - Solid Professor, YouTube, Apr 30, 2012

SolidWorks TolAnalyst - performing tolerance stack-up analysis to quickly determine effects on parts, assemblies, SolidWorks, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 30, 2012

Control Your SolidWorks Designs with Auto-Configure - add-in offers easy integration, control of CAD data with MS Excel, supports bi-directional flow of data, helps update model parameters, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Apr 30, 2012

Selection Methods in SolidWorks - options include: select all, Window select, select other, invert selection, select tangency, chain, loop, partial loop, manager, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Apr 28, 2012

Simulating a Worm Gear Mechanism in SolidWorks - Solid Professor, YouTube, Apr 27, 2012

SolidWorks Selection Tool - advanced selection tools: volume select, select suppressed, select hidden, select internal components, Darrel Lampley, Fisher/UNITECH, Apr 27, 2012

Episode 385 - SolidWorks CRUD - tips on create, read, update, 'pack and go' methods in SolidWorks, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Apr 29, 2012

Showing SolidWorks Simulation Results in 3DVIA Composer - perform analysis, save results plot as VRML file, open file in SolidWorks, save files as 3dxml, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 27, 2012

Creating a SolidWorks Part and Assembly Template with Reverse Isometric View - Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 26, 2012

How to Create Multi-Line Custom Property Values - SolidWorks tutorial, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Apr 24, 2012

Episode 384 - Belt & Mechanism Tools Revisited - creating belts in sketches, inserting belts into assemblies, interface options on SolidWorks, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Apr 22, 2012

Custom Views in SolidWorks - drag named view from view palette or select it in drawing view property manager to get perspective view in drawing, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Apr 19, 2012

Installing Multiple Releases of SolidWorks - reset SolidWorks registry entry, install new release, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Apr 19, 2012

How to Simplify SolidWorks Assembly Geometry - defeature tool to simplify geometry of Miter Saw, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, Apr 18, 2012

SolidWorks Indent: One Tool with Unlimited Uses - considering examples of packaging, fitting parts to parts, tooling fixtures, assembly fixtures, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 18, 2012

SolidWorks 2012: Reuse Letters from Deleted Views - check option to reuse view letter from deleted auxiliary, detail, section views, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Apr 18, 2012

Replacing Components  - replacing multiple instances of part in SolidWorks assembly, Solid Professor, Apr 16, 2012

Controlling Warnings and Error Messages in SolidWorks 2012 - controls for dismissed messages appear separately under system options, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Apr 16, 2012

Strengthening Ribs in Sheetmetal - New in SW2012 - ability to exclude certain face to get flat pattern in SolidWorks, Randy Simmons, 3DVision Technologies, Apr 14, 2012

Using the Fill Pattern Tool  - create complex types of patterns, hole features in SolidWorks, Andrew Lowe, YouTube, Apr 13, 2012

Learn About Bills of Materials and Tables in the SolidWorks Demo Library - customized BOMs, auto balloon tool, magnetic lines, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 13, 2012

Bonding: Good for Families, Good for Simulation - using local bonded contacts for satisfying constraints of mixed mesh structure in SolidWorks, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Apr 12, 2012

How to Run Simultaneous Simulations - process depends upon study type specified, list of process names associated to each solver in SolidWorks, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, Apr 11, 2012

SolidWorks 'Freeze' Saves You Time - freeze tool locks down items in feature manager, prevents unintentional changes to model, reduces rebuild time, Jerald Staley, DASI Solutions Blog, Apr 4, 2012

How to Control the 'Front' and 'Back' Sides of a Plane - SolidWorks tip, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Apr 10, 2012

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Sketches That Enforce Proportion - setting height of half-ellipse to 1/3rd of width by dimensioning angle as driving relation, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, Apr 4, 2012

New in SolidWorks 2012 - SolidWorks Part Reviewer - add-in tool to review features used to create geometry of part, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Apr 3, 2012

Where are My Shadows in PhotoView 360? - keep light turned on, shadows cast by light must be enabled in PhotoView, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Apr 3, 2012

Separate Sheets for Section Views - placing section view on its own sheet in SolidWorks drawing, Solid Professor, Apr 3, 2012

Measuring Surface Area - mass properties tool to find surface area of curved surface on a solid part in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Apr 3, 2012

Complexity: Multibody Follow Up - understanding solid, surface bodies, converting solids into surfaces, facts about working with multiple bodies, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Mar 30, 2012

When Should Non-Linear Analysis be Considered? - applying load to thin copper battery clip using SolidWorks Simulation, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Mar 30, 2012

Projecting Sketch Onto Sketch - The Lofted Way - getting intermediate sketch on intermediate plane between 2 parallel sketches in SolidWorks, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Mar 29, 2012

Approaching a Complex Model: Pt2 - Multibodies - understanding multibody as tools, master model, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Mar 29, 2012

Hidden Bodies - Help, I Can't See My Model - check display status of solid bodies from feature tree in SolidWorks, Matt Campbell, Javelin Technologies, Mar 29, 2012

Updating SolidWorks 2012 - check current files for any conflicts with new version, still running supported OS, update the driver for graphics card or buy new one, Dave Padelford, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 29, 2012

Description Value in FeatureManager Tree - access the Tree Display options, select the Component Description option with value for description as custom property in SolidWorks, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 28, 2012

Updating SolidWorks License Manager to 2012 - step-by-step procedure to update license server, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Mar 28, 2012

New Computer? Formatting Your Current System? Remember to Transfer Your SW License - transfer SolidWorks license back to SolidWorks server first to avoid activation error, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Mar 28 2012

Routing: Flip Route at the Clip - edit route, right-click on line segment through clip, choose option to flip direction in SolidWorks, Rob Greer, Javelin Technologies, Mar 27, 2012

New in SolidWorks 2012 - Span Displays - automatically positions, resizes SolidWorks window to take best advantage of screen's real estate, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Mar 27, 2012

How to Reduce the Number of Edges for an Imported Surface? - apply heal edges feature on edges of original surface in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Mar 23, 2012

How the 'Flip Relation' Option Can Speed Up Routing Sketch Edits - select spline, right-click on appropriate tangent relation, choose option to flip relation in SolidWorks, Rob Greer, Javelin Technologies, Mar 26, 2012

Approaching a Complex Model: Pt 1 - Shape - make all of big surfaces first, don't use symmetry too much to mirror things, take care of 3D shapes, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Mar 25, 2012

Optimizing Magnetic Lines in SolidWorks 2012 - while using auto balloon method, layout selected should be close to where magnetic line will be placed, Aaron Magnin, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Mar 23, 2012

Balloons and Excluding From Bills of Materials - workaround to issue of asterisks appearing in balloons added to purchased sub-assembly in SolidWorks assembly drawing, David Mandl, SolidNotes, Mar 23, 2012

Large Assembly Performance (or the Lack Thereof) - considering lightweight mode, large assembly mode, SpeedPak tool, large design review mode in SolidWorks, John MacArthur, DASI Solutions Blog, Mar 16, 2012

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Disoriented on the Re-Orient Express - export part out of SolidWorks, then bring it back in again, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Mar 21, 2012

SolidWorks Defeature Tool - remove details from part/assembly, save to separate file, share new file less-detailed model, Darrel Lampley, Fisher/UNITECH, Mar 20, 2012

SolidWorks 2012 Tips & New Features, Pt 1 - part reviewer to model part feature-by-feature, open very large assemblies quickly, align balloons with magnetic lines, TMS CAD Centre, Mar 20, 2012

Simulation Automation - studying, improving part design to have safety factor of 2 in SolidWorks Simulation, Nick Luyster, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 19, 2012

A Paradigm Shift in Design - creating simulation to get baseline stress result of link in SolidWorks Simulation, Nick Luyster, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 19, 2012

Creating Sensors - SolidWorks Simulation tip, Nick Luyster, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 19, 2012

When Creating a SolidWorks Sheet Metal Flat Pattern Drawing View, Why is the View Not Flattened? - make sure that DefaultSM-FLAT-PATTERN configuration of part document is in flattened state, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 14, 2012

Helical Gears - adding helical gear to SolidWorks assembly, Solid Professor, Mar 14, 2012

Simulation Tech Tip: Set It and Forget It - run all studies for current model in command manager in SolidWorks Simulation, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Mar 14, 2012

What's New in SolidWorks 2012: Search Commands - find command by typing its name, add found command to any toolbar within UI, add multiple-letter shortcuts to search commands, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Mar 12, 2012

Cavity Removal & Replacement - removing cavity from box, making it solid cube in SolidWorks, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 8, 2012

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Bump-In (or Out) - using multi-body solid modeling, direct editing in SolidWorks, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Mar 7, 2012

How to Expand the Right Click Menu in SolidWorks - select 'show all' option under Shortcut customization tab to display all menu items, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 7, 2012

Tricks for Command Search in SolidWorks 2012 - drag icon to command manager, view command location, assign shortcuts to commands, Christopher Ma, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Mar 5, 2012

SolidWorks Simulation - SimulationXpress Detail Walk-Thru - estimate factor of safety, stress concentrations, deformed shape, GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 2, 2012

Simulate a Hot Environment - simulating heat generated in small furnace using SolidWorks Flow Simulation, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 28, 2012

Weldment Configuration Names - disable additional weldment configuration strings so derived configuration doesn't get special descriptions in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Feb 28, 2012

Ball Joint Mates in Assemblies - create mates to mimic motion of ball joint in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Feb 28, 2012

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 17 - create blocks from commonly used sketches, insert reference image into sketch, use derived sketch to copy existing sketch into several locations, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Feb 27, 2012

SolidWorks: Don't Lose That Number - using custom properties to control part numbers, David Mandl, SolidNotes, Feb 24, 2012

SolidWorks Simulation - 2D Axisymmetric Heat Transfer  - GoEngineer, YouTube, Feb 21, 2012

Tech Tip: Last Call - SolidWorks 2013 will not install on Windows XP, list of keyboard shortcuts in Windows7, Tony Cavegn, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Feb 22, 2012

Deleted View 'View Letters' are Now Reusable - SolidWorks 2012 has option to reuse view letters from deleted auxiliary, detail section views, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/UNITECH, Feb 22, 2012

SolidWorks Simulation - Heat Transfer with Thermostat - setting up heat transfer simulation on soldering iron, installing thermostat to control tip temperature, GoEngineer, YouTube, Feb 16, 2012

How to Organize Your SolidWorks Template Files - executable file automatically extracts 'SolidWorks files' directory to C:\ drive with host of sub-folders, Jordan Tadic, 3D Vision Technologies, Feb 3, 2012

Engine Animation - creating V6 engine in SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Feb 17, 2012

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Imported Sheet Metal Parts - unfolding part with uniform thickness, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, Feb 15, 2012

Vary Pattern in SolidWorks - Ben Eadie, Solid Mentor, Feb 7, 2012

SolidWorks Flow Simulation - Particle Studies - injecting particles into stream, tracking residence time, path length, accumulation rate, erosion, GoEngineer, YouTube, Feb 9, 2012

SolidWorks Sheet Metal and Flat Pattern View Direction - using bounding box length, bounding box width properties, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 8, 2012

Tracer Study in Flow Simulation - simulating concentration source, surface condensation or evaporation of admixture fluid in carrier fluid, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 7, 2012

How to Log Your SolidWorks Installation After Getting an Error - Matt Luedke, SolidNotes, Feb 7, 2012

How Do You Batch Convert Files to the Latest Release of SolidWorks? - creating task to convert files from earlier release using task scheduler, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 6, 2012

Suppressing Sketch Relations in SolidWorks - creating multiple configurations in model, using 'toggle suppression' option, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 3, 2012

Browse Workgroup Vault is Back - advanced check out option easily opens file to specific configuration in SolidWorks, Dave Padelford, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Feb 4, 2012

12 SolidWorks Tips in 2012, Pt 1 - Design Studies in a Bottle - measuring, monitoring volume while making changes to cosmetic bottle design, Brian VanderPloeg, FISHER/UNITECH, Feb 2, 2012

Design Intent and Rotating a Part - rotating part from top plane to front plane in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Feb 2, 2012

SolidWorks Tech Tip: The Re-Orient Xpress - create reference coordinate system, re-orient model views using 'update standard views' option, use move/copy body command, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, Feb 1, 2012

'S'-Key Option - SolidWorks launches shortcut menu by pressing 'S'-key on keyboard, activates search field, Toby Schnaars, Prism Blog, Jan 31, 2012

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 16 - locating recent documents, pin files in recently used documents list, pre select specific entity type, change documents units directly from status bar, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 30, 2012

How Do You Know If Your Spline is Uptight? - check if relax spline button at bottom of spline PropertyManager in SolidWorks is active or grayed out, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Jan 31, 2012

SolidWorks Simulation - Pinned-End Support (Beam Elements) - 'use reference geometry' panel in fixtures, GoEngineer, YouTube, Jan 23, 2012

Reordering an Assembly Feature Tree - hold down Alt key until drag, drop has completed while reordering any item in assembly feature manager tree in SolidWorks, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 24, 2012

Vary Pattern in SolidWorks - Ben Edie, Solid Jott, Jan 25, 2012

Back to School and a New SolidWorks Option in 2012 - updating normal model view to sketch plane with auto rotate option in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Jan 24, 2012

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 15 - specifying default line for drawings, feature manager design tree helps in assigning parts in assembly plains, controlling, copying sketch, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 23, 2012

Design Intent and Rotating a Part - rotating part from top plane to front plane in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Jan 23, 2012

Borrowing a SolidWorks License Got Easier - license manger shows only purchased licenses, procedure to borrow standard license, Dave Padelford, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Jan 23, 2012

Rulers - turning on drawing mode rules in SolidWorks to display drawing location of mouse cursor on screen, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Jan 19, 2012

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 14 - changing components to transparency mode while editing in assembly, controlling sketch relations, feature definitions, modifying curvature in spline, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 19, 2012

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Even Better Than 'Normal To' - creating view of angled surface of odd shaped part with hole in it, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, Jan 18, 2012

Ultimate Igloos and Cool Engineering - creating basic dome structure using 2D simplification tool in SolidWorks Simulation, Stephen Endersby, SolidWorks Blog, Jan 11, 2012

Assembly Visualization - The Search for the Missing File Properties - finding any parts in assembly without material specified, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, Jan 17, 2012

Creating High Resolution Images from SolidWorks  - creating advanced JPG or TIF images from SolidWorks using perspective option from view, Mike Spens, YouTube, Jan 13, 2012

Having Trouble Finding a Tool in SolidWorks? - navigate to search bar, use search commands, or hit 'W' key within search command, Dale Rice, SolidNotes, Jan 17, 2012

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 13 - use of interference detection for avoiding components to intersect each another in assembly, handling hide/show items, modifying sketch, customizing drawing template, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 16, 2012

New in SolidWorks 2012: Improved Placement of Section View Labels - placing letter easily to different locations by dragging, hovering to arrow tip/bending it to cutting plane, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Jan 16, 2012

SolidWorks 2011: Grids - creating large structures, buildings, different sketch patterns, handling spacing controls in drawings, Graham Swan, YouTube, Jan 12, 2012

SolidWorks 2011: Piping - adding routing connection points, plain id, tips for handling new functionality, Graham Swan, YouTube, Jan 12, 2012

Simulation Tech Tip: Using Color and Deflection Scale to Make Your Point - calculating default color scale, deformation scale automatically in SolidWorks Simulation, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Jan 11, 2012

Hide - An Accidental Short Cut Discovery - SolidWorks Tip - select part with left mouse button, leaving cursor over part, select 'tab' key to hide part, Michael Lord, Jan 11, 2012

Projected Curve - sketching circle onto curved surface like cylinder in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Jan 11, 2012

Dropbox Preview for SolidWorks Setup - exporting files using SolidWorks Task Scheduler, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Jan 11, 2012

Frequency Analysis, It's Not Just for Breakfast Anymore - start SolidWorks model in frequency study, drag, drop constraints, connections over to static analysis, David Roccaforte, FISHER/UNITECH, Jan 11, 2012

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 12 - removing geometry from imported body, disabling automatic inferencing, changing solid body to surface body, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 10, 2012

Showing All Assembly Mates Between 2 Parts - using feature manager, property manager in SolidWorks, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, Jan 4, 2012

Hole Patterns Without the Hassle - using cosmetic hole patterns appearance in SolidWorks model, Shuvom Ghose, CAPUniversity, Dec 28, 2011

SolidWorks 2011: Simulation 2D Simplification - 3D models with constant cross sections or solids of revolutions can be modeled in 2D, Jon Doyle, YouTube, Jan 5, 2012

Installing Multiple Versions of SolidWorks - create separate directory for each major release of SolidWorks, after installation clear registry, launch in reverse order, Toby Schnaars, Prism Blog, Dec 21, 2011

Installation and Update Guide for SolidWorks 2012 - points to remember when installing on client machine, migrating existing toolbox into SolidWorks 2012, upgrade Workgroup PDM, Toby Schnaars, Prism Blog, Dec 30, 2011

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 11 - creating perspective view in drawing, changing end points, setting up a gradient color schemes to appear in graphics area, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 3, 2012

Changing Component Line Fonts - using drawing feature manager design tree, line format toolbar in SolidWorks, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 28, 2011

Coordinate Output of a Spline  - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, Jan 2, 2012

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 10 - swept flange feature to create bends in different directions, set sketches to auto-rotate normal to sketch plane, create exploded view of assembly, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Dec 22, 2011

2012 Modify Dimension Box - ability to encompass equations, global variables, link values, color coded interface, easy changing of dimension names in SolidWorks 2012, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Dec 21, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Color Assigned to Features - assign specific colors to specific feature types, uncheck 'ignore feature colors' option in model display settings box, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, Dec 21, 2011

Beam Elements in Simulation - using option to render beam mesh on structural member geometry in SolidWorks Simulation 2012, Bill Reuss, 3D Vision Technologies, Dec 21, 2011

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 9 - creating split feature manager, detecting errors using import diagnosis command, helps in rotating transparent faces in sketch, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Dec 19, 2011

Bend It Like a Football Star - With SolidWorks Simulation - applying aerodynamic forces to ball using motion function builder, Stephen Endersby, SolidWorks Blog, Dec 19, 2011

Finding the Center of a Face  - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, Dec 19, 2011

SolidWorks 2012 - Shell Contact in Simulation  - defining shell virtual thickness, demonstrating solid, shell effect, Tony Botting, YouTube, Dec 15, 2011

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 8 - using sketch fillet tool, adding relations to multiple entities simultaneously, copying exploded view from assembly configuration to another, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Dec 13, 2011

Big Files + Big Problems - purge redundant display states in SolidWorks to decrease file size, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 13, 2011

SolidWorks 2012 - Beam Enhancements for Simulation  - producing faster solutions, calculations, auto-bonding, GoEngineer, YouTube, Dec 13, 2011

Weldment Tutorial in Balsa Wood for Bridge and Structures - creating cross sections, copying to weldments folder, tips for selecting 3D sketch, modifying cross members in SolidWorks, Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Blog, Dec 10, 2011

Limit Mate in Assemblies  - mating pin into slot in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Dec 11, 2011

SolidWorks 2012 - Sheet Metal Forming Tools - adding forming tools, swapping, flipping, changing orientation, GoEngineer, YouTube, Dec 8, 2011

SolidWorks 2012 - Shortcut Menu & Auto Rotate - managing sketches with shortcut menu, rotate functionality, GoEngineer, YouTube, Dec 8, 2011

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 7 - locating, executing SolidWorks commands, creating custom command search aliases, closing multiple windows at a time, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Dec 7, 2011

Robot CAD Tutorial in SolidWorks - learn to create, assemble parts in SolidWorks, customizing SolidWorks, using SolidWorks customer portal, Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Blog, Dec 7, 2011

'Feet & Inch' Unit Display Defined in SolidWorks - tips for customizing feet, inches in unit display, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/UNITECH, Dec 6, 2011

Model a Baseball in SolidWorks - YouTube, Dec 3, 2011

What are Collaboration Settings? - managing status in open file by using collaboration settings, tips for handling documents in SolidWorks, Tonia Lauer, Fisher/UNITECH, Dec 2, 2011

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 6 - controlling hidden colors in assembly, use of convert entity sketch tool, hide/show surface, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Dec 1, 2011

How Pack and Go Finds Drawings - SolidWorks looks through all directories specified in referenced documents lists, in same directory as actual component itself, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, Dec 1, 2011

Measure Units - use of document/custom settings to fix units in measure tools in SolidWorks, Tonia Lauer, Fisher/UNITECH, Nov 30, 2011

Copying and Deriving Sketches - reusing entire sketch, updating copied sketches using feature manager in SolidWorks, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Nov 29, 2011

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 5 - stepping through creation sequence of part, changing orientation of all standard views for part/assembly, view simple measurements of selected entities in Status Bar, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 28, 2011

Turkey with All the Fixin's (A Simulation Tech Tip or 4 or 5) - create bonded contact when using dissimilar mesh types in SolidWorks; fixed, immoveable fixtures are same for solid elements Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Nov 23, 2011

Reference Dimension Preference - selecting 'make it driven' command for over defining SolidWorks sketch in dimension, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Nov 22, 2011

The Most Addictive Functionality in SolidWorks - Mouse Gestures - customizing gesture directions for part, assembly, drawing, sketch, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Nov 16, 2011

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 4 - saving backup, auto-recovery information automatically, creating dimension selecting arc with two endpoints, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 21, 2011

SolidWorks Flow Simulation - Mesh Controls  - applying local mesh controls to cell mesh density, YouTube, Nov 16, 2011

Design Table in Drawings - creating design table, placing table into SolidWorks drawing file, labeling appropriate dimensions, You Tube, Nov 14, 2011

Limit Mate in Assemblies - mating pin into slot so it is free to slide, rotate within limits of slot in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Nov 2011

Get the Sinker EDM Sparks Flying with SolidWorks - creating electrodes using SolidWorks Mold class example, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 17, 2011

How to Draw a Nut in a Fully Defined Sketch  - SolidWorks tutorial, You Tube, Nov 13, 2011

Fatigue Check Plot - setting up fatigue check plot to analyze fatigue life of design using SolidWorks Simulation, Bill Reuss, 3D Vision Technologies, Nov 14, 2011

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 3 - Home key to reach top of feature tree, A key to toggle between line, arc in sketch, Ctrl+drag to copy components, M key to bring up measure tool, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 14, 2011

Auxiliary Views for Those Strange Angles - getting direct view of cut through part at odd angle in SolidWorks, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Nov 14, 2011

Scaling Units  - converting units of SolidWorks part from millimeters to inches, Solid Professor, Nov 2011

Created Sketch Text That's Linked to SolidWorks Custom Properties - linking sketch text to SolidWorks property, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 11, 2011

Check Out Some 'Direct Editing' in SolidWorks - making changes to imported models having no feature history, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 10, 2011

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 2 - select colors for feature type, edit/sketch component of family, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 9, 2011

SolidWorks 2012 on the Fly Numeric Input and Dimensions - right mouse button menu in sketch environment makes process faster, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 8, 2011

Undo While in the Power Trim - clicking on trim tool, untrim with red box in SolidWorks, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 7, 2011

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 1 - adding comments to equations, tips for editing dialogue box, dynamically rotating planar faces, linear edges, vertices by selecting entity with rotate view tool active, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 7, 2011

Creating SolidWorks Library Features - re-using features, customizing library feature part, Rebekah Haag, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Nov 4, 2011

Activation of Standalone SolidWorks Fails and Gives Contact Information Form in Japanese - try to refresh system information, reactivate SolidWorks, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/UNITECH, Nov 4, 2011

Where is the Color? - feature manager to overview all colors in SolidWorks, Annika Andersson, SolidWorks UK Blog, Nov 1, 2011

Optimize Volume of Your Component Using Simulation Professional and Design Studies? - creating design study in SolidWorks, Robert Warren, 3DVision Technologies, Nov 2, 2011

Graphics Systems User Conference Wrap-Up - changing view normal to selected face in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Nov 2, 2011

Manually Updating Toolbox - turning off toolbox/toolbox browser add-ins in SolidWorks, installing directory to toolbox install folder, running updates extension file, Todd Werginz, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 2, 2011

Command Search: What's Old is New - carrying out commands by voice, use of command manager for existing interface in SolidWorks, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Nov 1, 2011

Basic Top Down Assembly Design  - creating shaft in assembly so it automatically connects to 2 components in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Nov 2011

What the Font? - SolidWorks supports only true type font, use in postscript open type file, John Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 1, 2011

Are You Tired of Manually Cleaning Up Those Dimensions in a Drawing? - cleaning up dimensions automatically using dimension palette rollover button in SolidWorks, Dale Rice, SolidNotes, Nov 1, 2011

New to SolidWorks? - Sketching Tips, Pt 2 - highlight selected contours field in feature manager before selecting new regions, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Oct 31, 2011

Tip No. 230 - Bonding to Beam Elements - construct local bonding one body at time while bonding more than one body to beam in SolidWorks, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Oct 28, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Shortcut for Making an Offset Plane - click/drag existing reference plane on edge of plane, entering property manager for defining an offset plane, Jason Pancoast, CAP University, Oct 26, 2011

Restrain Your Models Before Restraining Yourself - restraining models using fixtures, connections, external loads; comparing soft springs, inertial relief options in SolidWorks, Shaun Bentley, DASI Solutions Blog, Oct 25, 2011

W16 Engine: Block and Cylinder Heads - calculating camshaft phase angles, managing components in cylinder heads with rest of engine in SolidWorks, George Bucsan, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 24, 2011

Importing UG Files Into 3DVia Composer - export Unigraphics format into neutral CAD format like ACIS, IGES, or STEP, then import it into Composer, Brian Adika, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 21, 2011

Complete Uninstall for 2012 - SolidWorks 2012 provides option to select items to remove from install, Dave Padelford, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Oct 19, 2011

SolidWorks Simulation Tech Tip: How to Prevent Leaks - build part as solid block of material referencing outermost faces of assembly, shell solid to outside by convenient thickness, CAPUniversity, Oct 19, 2011

5 Tips to Improve Your PhotoView 360 Rendering Skills - adjust image quality, appearance, scene, view, set up to render, Josh Mings, GrabCAD, Oct 13, 2011

Rolled Edge Flanges - new feature helps in creating swept flange, forming complex sheet metal parts/flat patterns in SolidWorks 2012, Nathan Brunner, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 13, 2011

Getting What You Paid For - tips for installing installation manager in SolidWorks for upgrading, selecting package type, reviewing package inclusions, installing premium license, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 13, 2011

Tech Tip: How to Create a Curved Helix - SolidWorks tutorial, Rebekah Haag, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Oct 7, 2011

Material Properties in Analysis - analyzing design using SolidWorks Simulation while varying material property, Bill Reuss, 3D Vision Technologies, Oct 12, 2011

How to Change SolidWorks Assembly Mass Without Losing Your CG and Sanity - macro written by user forces VBA form on top of SolidWorks in Windows 7 x64, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 11, 2011

Introduction to Flex - flex tool with bend, twist options in SolidWorks, Mark Biasotti, SWtuts, Aug 29, 2011

The Leaning Tower of Parliament - carrying out simulation of how palace would creep over time, defining creep material parameters, analyzing creep to expand life span, Stephen Endersby, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 11, 2011

How to Match Up Projected Break View With Its Parent View's Break - breaking parent, projected views at same locations in SolidWorks, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Oct 10, 2011

Simulation and Motion Optimization - optimizing entire design virtually in SolidWorks 2012, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 6, 2011

Why You Should be Running Dynamic Simulations - limitations of static solver, performing linear study on cantilever beam with weight suspended at end in SolidWorks, Nick Luyster, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Sep 30, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Looking Under the Surface - applying direct editing tools 'delete face and patch' on part with sculpted faces, recessed pocket, CAPUniversity, Oct 5, 2011

New to SolidWorks? - Using Text in Sketches - tips on using sketched object, sketch text command, controlling text height, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Oct 5, 2011

New in SolidWorks 2012: Full Support for Spools in Routing - defining spools in routing assembly, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 4, 2011

Use the Indent Command for That - using 'cut' option in indent command to cut out material from overlapping part in SolidWorks, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Oct 3, 2011

Tech Tip: Network Slowdown - improving performance while working with SolidWorks, Nick Beattie, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Sep 26, 2011

Finding the Center of Gravity in SolidWorks - using variables in equations pull down, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 28, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Custom Weldment - create personal custom weldment profile, CAPUniversity, Sep 28, 2011

Demystify SolidWorks Surfaces - Video Tutorial  - leveraging surfaces to produce smoother curves, Ben Eadie, Canadian Manufacturing, Sep 26, 2011

Different Twist on Assembly Patterns - using feature driven pattern in SolidWorks, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 27, 2011

How Can You Create a 'Bird's Tooth' Cut in SolidWorks?  - using lofted cut with centerline parameters, Solid Professor, Sep 2011

A Few Drawing Tips - saving rotated 3D view, combining notes in SolidWorks, Josh Spencer, 3DVision Technologies, Sep 26, 201

SolidWorks Simulation on Umbrellas and Mary Poppins - parameter study tool to find umbrella lift force, Stephen Endersby, SolidWorks Blog, Sep 22, 2011

Troubleshooting: Error/Crash on Assembly Load - unsuppress items in feature manager tree to find problematic part in SolidWorks assembly, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 23, 2011

Tech Tip - eDrawing Viewer on x64 - installing x32 version on x64 systems is preferable to avoid issues of SolidWorks document manager, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/UNITECH, Sep 22, 2011

How to Model Your Favorite Supercar? - modeling Audi TT in SolidWorks, Mateusz Kliber, GrabCAD, Sep 22, 2011

Fully Define Sketch - calculate dimensions, relations required to fully define under-defined sketches or selected sketch entities in SolidWorks, Tony Cavegn, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Sep 21, 2011

What's Driving Your Simulations: Part Duex - Flow Simulation Using the HVAC Module - understanding radiation concept for solar thermal collector, creating flow study in SolidWorks, Nick Luyster, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 25, 2011

About Time I Used Task Scheduler - SolidWorks - ability to batch convert multiple files, Michael Lord, Sep 14, 2011

SolidWorks Turtle with Flow Simulation - modeling turtle using boundary feature, chamfers, fillets, Ian Matthew Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Sep 15, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Transformers (Real Ones, Not Action Figures) - creating circular helix along straight line to model toroidal transformer, CAPUniversity, Sep 14, 2011

Solver Selection - Does It Matter? - comparing FFEPlus solver, Direct Sparse solver for finite element model using SolidWorks Simulation, Bill Reuss, 3D Vision Technologies, Sep 14, 2011

Multi-Body Exploded Views   - creating exploded views in part environment for multibody parts in SolidWorks 2012, Solid Professor, Sep 2011

Turning Parts into Assemblies, Assemblies into Parts, Pt 2 & 3 - using non-associative, associative methods in SolidWorks, Randy Simmons, 3D Vision Technologies, Sep 9, 2011

Knurling: To Model or Not to Model - make SolidWorks part with knurling appearance to reduce file size, Nicholas Jansen, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 8, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Auto Recover and Backups - auto recover helps in case of crash or other system failure; backup copies keep history of saved documents, CAPUniversity, Sep 7, 2011

Controlling How Flag Notes are Attached to Leaders (Pt 2) - adding flag notes to drawings using annotation borders, with touching leader in SolidWorks, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 6, 2011

SolidWorks Quick Tip Tutorial - Task Scheduler - scheduling pre-defined SolidWorks tasks to be performed during non-productive periods of day, Alex Kok, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Sep 2, 2011

Linking Shell Thickness with Equations - linking shell's thickness value to its diameter for cylinder in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Sep 2011

SolidWorks Custom Property Builder Work Around - save template as part file, rename extension for assemblies, drawings, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 31, 2011

RockSolid Tips & Tricks: Macro Shortcuts - assigning keyboard shortcut without adding button in SolidWorks, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Aug 31, 2011

Simplified (McMaster-Carr) Parts in Assemblies - activating 'simplified' configuration of all part files within SolidWorks assembly, Jordan Tadic, 3DVision Technologies, Aug 31, 2011

FEA Tutorial: NAFEMS Benchmark Hemisphere Under External Pressure - creating hemisphere in SolidWorks, analyzing model using SolidWorks Simulation, Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 25, 2011

pdf in 3D - create Adobe PDF documents with embedded 3D models using SolidWorks, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Aug 29, 2011

SolidWorks 3D CAD Design - Path Mate - constrain selected point on component to path to construct more complex, deliberate set of movements, John Bannon, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Aug 26, 2011

RockSolid Tips & Tricks: Mid Surface - SolidWorks mid surface tool for changing original sketch shape while maintaining relationships, spacing, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Aug 25, 2011

Journal File Where and What Is It? - editing registry key to be able to write to SolidWorks journal files, Todd Werginz, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 24, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Fit Spline (You Can Have It All) - replacing string of lines, arcs with single spline in each sketch, CAPUniversity, Aug 24, 2011

I Want Regular Part Icons - changing icons from part thumbnail images to standard icons in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Aug 23, 2011

Update Properties from BOM - update component/sub-assembly properties in SolidWorks, Josh Spencer, 3DVision Technologies, Aug 22, 2011

Help Your Pressure Vessel Designs Meet ASME Section 8 Requirements - study effect of multiple loads on designs using SolidWorks Simulation, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 19, 2011

Remove the Toolbox Flag - turn off toolbox flag on components, turn them into regular SolidWorks parts, Jennifer Bahnsen, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Aug 18, 2011

How to Enter Points with X, Y and Z Coordinates - using 3D sketch in SolidWorks, Nathan Brunner, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 17, 2011

Turning Parts Into Assemblies, Assemblies into Parts (Pt 1) - turning parts into assemblies with full associativity through master model approach in SolidWorks, Randy Simmons, 3D Vision Technologies, Aug 15, 2011

Reference Geometry - creating reference point at intersection of plane and axis, or intersection of 2 axes in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Aug 14, 2011

Will It Rend? (Rendering Without PhotoView 360) - using ambient occlusion effect in SolidWorks, Scott High, 3D Vision Technologies, Aug 11, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Derived Sketches - creating, locating derived sketch using standard relations, dimensions, CAPUniversity, Aug 10, 2011

CFD Tutorial: Verification and Validation with SolidWorks Flow Simulation, Pt 2 - Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 9, 2011

CFD Tutorial: Inlet Flow, Air Over a Wing, and More SolidWorks Flow Tutorials - Pt 1 - Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 4, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: How to Totally Uninstall SolidWorks 2011 - CAPUniversity, Aug 3, 2011

New to SolidWorks? Get Your Sketching Grid Back - displaying, utilizing grid while sketching, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, July 29, 2011

FEA Tutorial: NAFEMS Steady State Temperature Distribution of a Plate in SolidWorks - Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 2, 2011

Copy Settings Wizard For Simulation? Almost - edit registry file to copy system settings for simulation in SolidWorks, Robert Warren, 3DVision Technologies, Aug 1, 2011

FEA Tutorial: Bending of a Cantilever Beam in SolidWorks - deflection of beam loaded in sheer or end moment, Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 1, 2011

SolidWorks IIF Equal's to 'The Syntax is Wrong' Error Workaround - utilize 'double negative' syntax, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 1, 2011

Nested Forming Tools - nesting 2 custom forming tools together to deform part in 2 directions, Solid Professor, Aug 1, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: How Did You Make That Picture? - PhotoView 360 add-in to create picture, applying appearances to model, CAPUniversity, July 27, 2011

Changing How Selected Faces Highlight in Shaded Mode - disabling shaded face highlighting in SolidWorks model, John Setzer, SolidNotes, July 26, 2011

Instant3D - Do You Use It? - create, modify geometry by using drag handles, scales in SolidWorks, Josh Spencer, 3DVision Technologies, July 25, 2011

How to Create a Meaty Mid-Plane (Boundary) Sweep in SolidWorks - Josh Mings, SolidSmack, July 21, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Symmetry vs. Circular Symmetry in Simulation - CAPUniversity, July 20, 2011

Configuring Assemblies - configuration parent/child setting for making new versions of assemblies, configurations of SolidWorks parts, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, July 18, 2011

SolidWorks Simulation - Non-Zero 'Fixtures' and Reaction Force - deform structure by applying non-zero displacement, Tony Botting, YouTube, July 15, 2011

Create a Surface from an Equation - drawing individual curves from XYZ points, using them as guidelines for boundary surface in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, July 13, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Why Would I Master Model? - creating robot assembly using master model technique, CAPUniversity, July 6, 2011

Batch Printing in SolidWorks - select tasks from SolidWorks task scheduler, print files, Courtney Freeland, CATI Tech Notes, July 6, 2011

One Black Coffee Please - simulating thermostat using SolidWorks Simulation, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, June 30, 2011

Create Helical Sheet Metal Parts and Unfold Them  - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, June 30, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: A Little 'Added' Performance - turn off SolidWorks add-ins if not in use, to save memory usage, CAPUniversity, June 29, 2011

How to Set Materials on Multiple Part Configurations - SolidWorks tutorial, Scott Slovik, FISHER/UNITECH, June 29, 2011

Dimension Printed Simulation Verified Blow Off Valve Adapter - printed custom ABS adapter lived up to physical test results, Robert Warren, 3DVision Technologies, June 29, 2011

Modeling a Complex Torsion Spring in SolidWorks - YouTube, June 27, 2011

Sheetmetal Chamfer in SolidWorks - select transverse edge of sheet metal to insert chamfer, CATI Tech Notes June 28, 2011

Error Dialog Box: Get Out of My Face - deactivating dialog boxes showing errors while rebuilding SolidWorks model, John Setzer, SolidNotes, June 28, 2011

How to Promote Your Children in a SolidWorks BOM - options to remove sub-assembly, promote components in BOM, Chris Snider, 3D Vision Technologies, June 24, 2011

Episode 337 - Layout Sketches Revisited - technique definition, layout relations, creating, using blocks, converting layout sketches into parts in SolidWorks, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, June 26, 2011

Display Mass in Dual Units in SolidWorks - mass in GMS, LBS units, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, June 26, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: How Smooth is Smooth? - using 'Zebra stripes' to find faces tangent to each other in objects, CAPUniversity, June 22, 2011

Helical Sheet Metal Parts - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, June 23, 2011

Controlling How Flag Notes are Attached to Leaders, Pt 1 - using flag note symbols from symbol library in SolidWorks, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, June 23, 2011

Become an Advanced Master of Selecting in SolidWorks - 'SolidWorks advanced select' tool to select components with specific details in assembly, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, June 22, 2011

Gusset a Sheet Metal Bend - suppressing form tool gusset to flatten part in SolidWorks, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, June 20, 2011

Adding Annotations to the Design Library - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, May 12, 2011

Practical Flow Simulation at Highway Speeds - using flow simulation tool in SolidWorks to tackle gas mileage issues with Miata convertible car, CAPUniversity, June 15, 2011

How to Change the Display of Just One Dimension - overriding units to display dimension as fraction in SolidWorks, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, June 15, 2011

Let's Talk About Customizing SolidWorks - turn on/off any toolbar, attaching command to HotKey, customizing mouse gestures, John MacArthur, DASI Solutions, May 26, 2011

Simplify Your Life with Simple Macros - SolidWorks macro to prepare documents generated through 'save as' command, Royce Cole, DASI Solutions Blog, June 8, 2011

SolidWorks Drafting Standards - setting drafting standards for other drawings to follow, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, June 8, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: The Best Font for CAM, Pt 1 - tracing over letters with sketch elements to make font, CAPUniversity, June 8, 2011

Adding Annotations to the Design Library - Solid Professor, June 6, 2011

Episode 334 - n!Fuze Beta Testing - overview of n!Fuze vs other online storage/collaboration tools, client types, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, June 5, 2011

SolidWorks Simulation Tech Tip: How to Apply Rotational Restraints to a Face - rotating non-cylindrical face about axis away from face, CAPUniversity, June 2, 2011

Design Changes to a Popular Bath Toy Using Simulation Premium - modifying fillet to improve stress, fatigue life, Robert Warren, 3D Vision Technologies, May 31, 2011

Selection Manager - creating selection group of multiple segments, edges, sketch geometry in SolidWorks, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, June 2, 2011

Seeing Inside Your Flow Model: It's Possible - printing flow trajectories shown by flow add-in on 3D printer, CAPUniversity, June 1, 2011

Using the Display Pane - ability to hide/show SolidWorks part, body, sketch or plane with single click, to display style, to change color of sketch, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, May 31, 2011

Episode 333 - Multi-Threading Madness - overview of multi-threading, general layout of SolidWorks application processes, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, May 29, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Coating/Plating Parts - using surface knit, thicken commands, CAPUniversity, May 25, 2011

Unsuppress Large Imported Assembly - select top level assembly, unsuppress with dependents in SolidWorks, Josh Spencer, 3DVision Technologies, May 24, 2011

Alternate Mode for Running Commands in SolidWorks - select option of 'single command per pick' to run command only once, John Setzer, SolidNotes, May 24, 2011

Game Show: Why Won't These References Update? - rules followed by SolidWorks to find components of assembly, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, May 20, 2011

How to Do an Offset Cut That Crosses Multiple Faces - workaround is using offset surface command in SolidWorks, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, May 19, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: How to Change Paragraph Line Spacing - Keith Pederson, CAPUniversity, May 18, 2011

Fixing Floating Command Manager - control for docking SolidWorks command manager is in middle of each edge of screen, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, May 17, 2011

SolidWorks Electrical Routing - Pt 3 (Finally) - from/to lists to model electrical cables in SolidWorks, RickyJordan.com, May 17, 2011

Mesh Failure Diagnostics, Pt 2 - SolidWorks Simulation 2011 gives visual indication of parts failed to mesh in simulation feature manager design tree, Bill Reuss, 3D Vision Technologies, May 16, 2011

Creating a Spring in SolidWorks - Solid Professor, May 12, 2011

How to Create 3D Non-Planar Sweeps in SolidWorks - creating plane on curve, sketching profile, sweeping path, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, May 11, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Watermarks - adding watermarks to SolidWorks drawings, CAPUniversity, May 11, 2011

Simple Tools for Re-using Simulation Data - copying/pasting boundary conditions, using SolidWorks design library, study duplication, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, May 10, 2011

Customize SolidWorks for Efficiency - customizing part templates, command manager, mouse gestures tab, design library, Bill Hall, Cadalyst, May 8, 2011

To Extend or Untrim? - surface untrim command reduces clicks, 75% faster rebuild of SolidWorks parts, Todd Werginz, CATI Tech Notes, May 5, 2011

SolidWorks Sheet Format - updating .drwdot files to change SolidWorks document settings, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, May 9, 2011

Fatigue Analysis of a Landing Gear Using SolidWorks Simulation - types of fatigue events: constant amplitude, variable amplitude, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, May 7, 2011

Unsuppress with Dependents - SolidWorks Lesson Learnt - extracting encrypted files into IGES files, Michael Lord, May 6, 2011

SolidWorks Flow Simulation Tech Tip: Bulk Average Temperature - difference between 'average,' 'bulk-average' temperatures, CAPUniversity, May 4, 2011

Mates and Flexible Sub-Assemblies (MSWP #10) - best option is 2 solid state drives at RAID 0, 15% faster saving in SolidWorks, Adrian Fanjoy, CATI Tech Notes, May 8, 2011

BOMs and Assembly Drawings - moving BOM to 2nd sheet in SolidWorks, Nathan Brunner, CATI Tech Notes, May 6, 2011

Why is It Not Possible to Scale Certain Parts - SolidWorks part contains rebuild error, fails geometry check, size is changed during scale operation, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 27, 2011

Setting up Models for Automation - consider model's fit into assembly, parts change when automated in SolidWorks, Darrel Lampley, FISHER/UNITECH, May 2, 2011

SWAP File (MSWP, Pt 7) - SWAP file settings, SolidWorks saves 12% faster, Adrian Fanjoy, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 20, 2011

Files Saved in the Old Version (MSWP, Pt 8) - SolidWorks opens 9% slower, Adrian Fanjoy, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 25, 2011

Hard Drive Storage Options (MSWP, Pt 9) - 2 solid state drives at RAID 0 result in 12% faster saving in SolidWorks, Adrian Fanjoy, CATI Tech Notes, May 1, 2011

Change to Toolbox References in SolidWorks 2011 - target to specific folder to find reference to toolbox part, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Apr 29, 2011

Episode 329 - SolidWorks Rx - built-in diagnostic tool in SolidWorks 2011, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, May 1, 2011

SolidWorks Simulation: Achieving Convergence of Results - trend tracker for tracking changes in results; adaptive mesh tool for linear static analysis, Damon Tordini, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Apr 28, 2011

Tech Tip: My Assembly Disappeared - resetting bounding box in SolidWorks, Nick Beattie, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 28, 2011

Divergence and Convergence for Simulation Results - advantages, disadvantages of global mesh refinement method, mesh control, adaptive meshing in SolidWorks, Robert Warren, 3DVision Technologies, Apr 22, 2011

2D CAD Simplification in SolidWorks Simulation 2011  - ability to characterize behavior of model by slicing it, Glenn Whyte, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Jan 7, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Renaming Imported Assemblies - 'pack and go' option in SolidWorks, CAPUniversity, Apr 26, 2011

SolidWorks Simulation - Curvature-based vs Standard Mesher - curvature-based mesher is faster but creates 30% more elements, Glenn Whyte, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Mar 28, 2011

Changing the Fixed Face for a Sheet Metal Flat Pattern - editing flat pattern feature in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Apr 25, 2011

Using Combine for Internal Volumes - filling hollow portion, calculating volume of oddly shaped shelled body in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Apr 21, 2011

Animating Geneva Mechanism in SolidWorks - using contact, motion study properties, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Apr 22, 2011

Paint, Grease and Other Consumables? Let Me Count the Ways - quantifying grease in BOM using SolidWorks, Pat Leonard, InFlow Technology, Apr 19, 2011

tsElements for SolidWorks modo Workflow - modo, tsElements, SolidWorks to easily create editable freeform shapes in SolidWorks, Mark Biasotti from SolidWorks, YouTube, Apr 15, 2011

SolidWorks Won't Save - editing system options to save older version file to current version, Nathan Brunner, CATI Tech Notes Apr 12, 2011

Use Dispatch to Manage On-the-Fly Workflows - SolidWorks tip, Jeff Sweeney, 3DVision Technologies, Apr 12, 2011

Mesh Control: As Easy As 1-2-3 - simulation advisor for applying mesh controls in SolidWorks, Bill Reuss, 3DVision Technologies, Apr 13, 2011

Design Heat Exchangers Using Flow Simulation - Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 8, 2011

Episode 326 - Large Assembly Tools - AssemblyXpert, Lightweight option, large assembly mode, SpeedPak, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Apr 10, 2011

Render a Glass with Liquid Inside While Retaining Its Transparent Appearance - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, Apr 11, 2011

Pack and Go: How do You Strip Out the Prefix For a New Job Number? - SolidWorks tip, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 7, 2011

Surfacing, Where Do I Even Start? - overview of basic SolidWorks surfacing tools, link to download, Charles Culp, SWtuts, Feb 12, 2011

How to Remove the Toolbox Flag from a SolidWorks File - run sldsetdocprop.exe in SolidWorks installation folder, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 5, 2011

Making Your Drawing Sheets Party Together - moving sheet from one drawing to another in SolidWorks, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Apr 3, 2011

Changing Context Toolbar Options in SolidWorks - Deepak Gupta, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Apr 1, 2011

View Manipulation - changing top view of model to be front view in SolidWorks, Paul Kutolowski, FISHER/UNITECH, Mar 29, 2011

How to Set a Sub-Assembly to Flexible in a SolidWorks Assembly - reusing sub-assemblies movement, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 22, 2011

Quick Way to Save Each Individual Body as Its Own Multibody Part File - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, Mar 21, 2011

How to Figure Out Which File Has Become Corrupted Within an Assembly - SolidWorks tip, Dale Rice, SolidNotes, Mar 17, 2011

SolidWorks Crashing? Could be Your Graphics - workaround is managing 3D image settings in NVIDIA control panel, Jonathan Grable, FISHER/UNITECH, Mar 17, 2011

Making Your Form Tool Behave Properly - save forming tool as form tool (*.sldftp) files in SolidWorks, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Mar 16, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Color in Drawings - controlling drawing line color, CAPUniversity, Mar 16, 2011

Display States in SolidWorks - creating display state, hiding/showing parts in specified display state, Scott Slovik, Cadalyst, Mar 14, 2011

Import DXF/DWG Set Origin - placing sketch origin in different location in SolidWorks, RickyJordan.com, Mar 15, 2011

Episode 321 - SolidWorks Shortcut Alphabet - list of default keyboard shortcuts, F-key shortcuts, customization, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Mar 6, 2011

How to Model a Spiral Staircase - using curve-driven pattern in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Mar 10, 2011

Trying to Move an Annotation Arrow but Drawing View Moves Instead - workaround locks view position on SolidWorks drawing, SolidWorks Legion, Mar 10, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: File Properties in a Snap - using template method, custom property tab, Bills of Material to change file properties of parts, CAPUniversity, Mar 9, 2011

What's New in SolidWorks 2011 Enterprise PDM - file reference management, improved menu organization, SolidWorks design checker task, overwriting versions, faster user definition, Pat Leonard , InFlow Technology, Mar 9, 2011

How to Copy a Part in an Assembly with Mates - task of inserting multiple copies of same assembly part, use mate reference from features toolbar in SolidWorks, copy with mates command which can be accessed through insert components, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 9, 2011

Virtual Component Not Found? - rename virtual part in legacy file before opening it in SolidWorks 2010, Nick Beattie, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 4, 2011

What Does the License Count Mean in the SolidNetwork License Administrator? - SNL Admin breaks down each seat, when you start SolidWorks there is no add-in, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 8, 2011

Kinematic Simulation - To Do or Not to Do - tips to get started with SolidWorks motion, which requires more persistence than other simulation tools, Vikram Vedantham, 3D Vision Technologies, Mar 7, 2011

Why are There Different Sketch Icons in My Feature Tree? - explanation of icons that appear in SolidWorks feature tree, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 7, 2011

Making Your Drawing Tables Jump in SolidWorks - moving tables to other sheets using cut, paste, dragging methods, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, Mar 6, 2011 

Handy Dandy Slot Tool - exploding slot to single entity in SolidWorks, Reuben Felsheim, 3DVision, Mar 4, 2011

Download All SolidWorks World 2011 Sessions You Can Handle - all presentations gathered, sorted, recommendations, radical workarounds for shell, fillet, draft, PhotoView 360 2011, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 3, 2011

How to Remove Locks in SolidWorks Customer Portal - create account as guest, unlock links for Register My Products in My Support section, you will be prompted to enter in your SolidWorks Serial Number, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 3, 2011

Troubleshooting Pesky Restraints - errors during SolidWorks Simulation static analysis may be due to errors in fixtures/restraints, detect with frequency analysis, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Mar 3, 2011

Creating SolidWorks Models from New IGS Sources - open IGS file, run import diagnostics to automatically repair faces, gaps, develop design tree if using SolidWorks Pro, Paul Kutolowski, FISHER/UNITECH, Mar 1, 2011

Exploding Multi-Body, Pt 1 - in SolidWorks easiest method is to convert the multi body part to assembly, select 'side plug' body, expand translate, 2 configurations may be added, Mike Harvey, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Feb 3, 2011

Exploding Multi-body, Pt 2 - exploding weldment in SolidWorks, set '3DSketch1' to show, expand translate, give 15mm as delta Z value, you may hide 3DSketch1 if needed, Mike Harvey, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Feb 4, 2011

Can You Install 2 Versions of SolidWorks on Same Computer? - done by specifying different installation location, toolbox location, more, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 1, 2011

How to Show Sheet Metal Bend Lines in Drawing - bend lines stored in flat pattern feature in SolidWorks, when flat pattern view inserted from view palette/model view command, will auto generate derived configuration, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 28, 2011

Constant Velocity Motion Along Multi Directional Path - create path component with stationary reference object with SolidWorks add-in, mate moving component, define velocity, subtract reported velocity, Robert Warren, 3DVision, Feb 25, 2011

How to Change Orientation of Imported SolidWorks Part - start sketch, create coordinate system, save part as IGES, re-import model back into SolidWorks, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 24, 2011

Bottle It - sketches turned into 3D model that could be reworked to encompass all key design features, better visualization of final product with 2D designs into SolidWorks, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, Feb 23, 2011

How to Dimension Feature Patterns on Drawings - ASME repetitive feature dimensioning scheme in SolidWorks, disorganized direct dimensions, ordinate dimensioning, use GD&T to avoid accumulation, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Feb 23, 2011

Mythical Specifications: Non-Accumulative Tolerance - dimensional callout attempts to dimension any pattern without considering tolerance stack-up in SolidWorks, there’s no way to avoid accumulation without dumping linear dimensions, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Feb 21, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Thickness Analysis - material thickness remains important design concern in plastic part design in SolidWorks, castings, choose show thickness regions for color plot across full thickness range, CAPUniversity, Feb 23, 2011

How Do I Upgrade My SolidWorks Network License Server to New Version? - start SNL Administrator, stop service, modify/transfer current activation back to server in SolidWorks, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 23, 2011

How To Use Equation To Control Feature States - SolidWorks 2011 users can use VB 'iif' function, set state of feature to be suppressed if condition is met, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Feb 22, 2011

Do You Want To Save a Lot Of Time When Dimensioning Your Drawings? - new Auto Arrange Dimensions command chooses positions for selected dimensions, you can detail your drawing through model dimensions, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies Blog, Feb 14, 2011

Hidden SolidWorks Commands - undocumented, under documented, some buried in documentation, Scott Baugh, SolidWorks Legion, Feb 17, 2011

Multi-Threading In SolidWorks: Bitter Truth - rebuilding feature tree by nature linear, everything in simulation motion, workgroup PDM, 3DVia Composer is single-threaded, Keith Rice, 3D Vision, Feb 15, 2011

How To Kill All Previous Revision On SolidWorks Drawing - select previous revision bubble, first prompt asking deletion of corresponding table row, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 15, 2011

SolidWorks Support Monthly FAQ - February 2011 - inserting excel OLE objects does not work, why Windows 7 x64 operating system recommended, cause of warning 'file is checked out on another computer,' Matthew West, Solid Forums, Feb 11, 2011

Best Practices For Maintenance On Your SQL Database - maintaining SolidWorks Enterprise PDM administration is easy, offload backup files from SQL server, Corey Kubichka, Solid Notes, Feb 14, 2011 

Digging For Hidden Gems - SolidWorks 2011 creates extruded surfaces from split lines, adds option for manual intervention in parting surfaces, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Feb 13, 201

Alternate Position or Configuration In SolidWorks - example of box cover assembly, visit drawing view, alternate position view, view layout, Deepak Gupta, Boxers SolidWorks Blog, Feb 9, 2011

SolidWorks Simulation Reporting To Roof For Snow Duty - rough up rooftop with CAD, attach to frame, apply gravity along with snow load, Stephen Endersby, SolidWorks Blog, Feb 9, 2011

Simulate Bolt Connection - using connectors simplifies modeling, common parameters namely yield strength, ultimate strength, proof strength, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech notes, Feb 3, 2011

When an Rx Won't Capture It - tools for analyzing crashes, errors, creating filter, using built-in event viewer, Chris Schaefer, Solid Notes, Dec 17, 2010

Colors & Symbols: What They Indicate? - explanation of colors, symbols used in SolidWorks sketches, features, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Jan 17, 2011

How to Build Dead Simple Toy Car in SolidWorks 2010 - designing super, stylish, simple toy car, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 18, 2011

Keep Balloon Numbering Consistent - SolidWorks drawing view properties dialog box, 2 components balloons added, Bill Reuss, 3DVision, Jan 12, 2011

Organize Your SolidWorks Template Files - storing customized files becomes dangerous, extracting SolidWorks custom folder automatically, add bonus files, Jordan Tadic, 3DVision, Jan 11, 2011

Lumber (Wood) Weldment Profiles - SolidWorks tutorial, stock lumber profiles library required, save template for future, Jordan Tadic, 3DVision, Jan 11, 2011

Manipulating an Exploded View in SolidWorks - reorder exploded view steps, renaming steps, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Jan 6, 2011

Useful Tools When Mating in SolidWorks - filtering tool for picking spots, using SolidWorks Face Filter, easy-to-use Mate Reference, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 4, 2011

CAD Accuracy and Tolerance - meaning of accuracy unclear except how it relates to theoretical shapes, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Dec 22, 2010

Detailing Multibody, Pt 2 - showing BOM, ballooning in SolidWorks drawing, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, Dec 24, 2010

Plotting Revenge with SolidWorks Motion Simulation - kinematic, dynamic analysis of trebuchet, CAPuniversity, Dec 10, 2010

Default SolidWorks System Options Reviewed -  major releases of SolidWorks require review of old system settings, Tools > Options > System Options, Jordan Tadic, 3DVision Technologies, Dec 20, 2010

Playing with Drawing Views - SolidWorks tip to make views jump from sheet to sheet, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, Dec 16, 2010

Different Ways to Create Half Section in Drawings

Adding EPDM Vault View Folders as Favorites Links in Windows 7/Vista - SolidWorks Enterprise PDM tip, SOLIDNotes, Dec 9, 2010

Simple Propeller Design - SolidWorks tutorial, Azim Uhamid, YouTube, Dec 6, 2010

SolidWorks 2010 - Creating a Thread - Pt 1 - tutorial, creates a helical path, TEDCF, CADdigest.com, Dec 5, 2010

SolidWorks 2010 - Creating a Thread - Pt 2 - tutorial, uses helical path to create thread on bottle, TEDCF, CADdigest.com, Dec 5, 2010

SolidWorks Custom Templates - tutorial creates part template using inches, ANSI standard, explores system options, document properties, TEDCF, CADdigest.com, Dec 5, 2010

Getting More From Your Design Table - SolidWorks tutorial, using design table to calculate values, printing values in drawing, FISHER/UNITECH, Nov 30, 2010

SolidWorks Tips - podcast, overview of tips, including shortcuts, assembly, sketching, user interface, file management, more, SolidWorks: Heard!, Nov 28, 2010

Up, Down, Through the Feature Tree - change option to allow up/down keys to be used in SolidWorks feature tree, Boxer's Blog, Nov 23, 2010

Hide or Show Annotations (Dimensions, Symbols) - SolidWorks annotations, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, Nov 22, 2010

Mass/Weight In Different Units - using SolidWorks equations to show weight in ounces, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, Nov 22, 2010

Maximizing Speed in SolidWorks with Advanced View Commands - zoom to fit, smooth zoom, z-key zoom, magnifying glass, more, Jonathan Cubero, TEDCF Publishing, Nov 16, 2010

Modeling Challenge: How to Model a Space Potato (3D Patterns) - SolidWorks tutorial, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Nov 12, 2010 

Modeling Challenge: Offset From an Edge - SolidWorks tutorial, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Nov 10, 2010

Changing View Orientation in Animations - using SolidWorks motion manager, GabiJack.com, Nov 2, 2010

Need Replaced - clicking graphic area in FeatureManager design tree, using replace components tool in SolidWorks, Josh Spencer, 3DVision Technologies, Nov 2, 2010

Reference Planes in a Hurry - selecting existing plane in SolidWorks, adding existing references by selecting additional geometry, making appropriate changes to property manager, Matthew Herald, FISHER/UNITECH, Nov 1, 2010

Understanding Contact in SolidWorks Simulation - performing assembly-level analysis, SimulationXpress tool, discerning where global contact is being applied, using interference detection tool in SolidWorks, Glenn Whyte, Cadalyst, Oct 28, 2010

The Engineering Dream Team - creating interactive 3D documentation using latest 3D engineering tools from SolidWorks, David Pond, SolidNotes, Oct 28, 2010

Removing Backgrounds Using PhotoView 360 & Photoshop - loading model, applying materials, choosing environment in SolidWorks, adjusting settings, output resolution, saving layered image, setting document as full color output, Michael Lucas, SolidNotes, Oct 28, 2010

Convert Your Files to SolidWorks 2011 Format - accessing SolidWorks task scheduler, convert SolidWorks files option, as built/latest revisions method, Michael LaFleche, CAPUniversity, Oct 26, 2010

SolidWorks Model: Tetrix Mantis Robot for FTC (First Tech Challenge) - downloading zip file, unzipping to Tetrix folder, creating assembly, selecting add file location, Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 27, 2010

SolidWorks 2011 - A Geek's View - Pt1 - searching for help new ways, walk-throughs, available decals, save as/file properties buttons, Alex Ruiz, The SolidWorks Geek, Oct 25, 2010

SolidWorks Question: Why Does Opening a Part Cause Others to Open Too? - telling SolidWorks how to handle external referenced files through system options, Matt Lombard, SolidWorks Legion, Oct 25, 2010

Exchanging Pro/ENGINEER Data with SolidWorks - SolidWorks eDrawings software enables viewing native SolidWorks, DWG/DXF, Pro/E parts/assemblies, opening file in SolidWorks for editing, Michael LaFleche, CAPUniversity, Oct 21, 2010

SolidWorks 2011: 2D Planar Analysis - selecting plane, applying loads/restraints to 2D model, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 21, 2010

SolidWorks 2011: User Interface Enhancements - comparing SolidWorks 2010 to SolidWorks 2011, fillet/chamfer features, draft feature icon, setting search window to search models/SolidWorks Help/Knowledge Base/Community Forum, Ricky Jordan, rickyjordan.com, Oct 22, 2010

Imported Solids & FeatureWorks - SolidWorks importing numerous file types, software recognizing features on imported solid body, selecting sheet metal features, automatically adding dimensions, John Kurtz, FISHER/UNITECH, Oct 18, 2010

Hole Table Precision - setting decimal precision in SolidWorks, opening drawing, document properties, expanding tables, trailing zeros, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, Oct 6, 2010

Moving Files to a New Location (i.e. C:\ to server X:\) - creating new folder on server for multiple top level folders, launching SolidWorks, referenced documents, Chaz Stipkovic, FISHER/UNITECH, Oct 15, 2010

Preview SolidWorks Symmetrical Geometry Using the Dynamic Mirror Tool - creating symmetrical sketches faster, drawing mirror line, activating/deactivating Dynamic Mirror command, Jonathan Cubero, TEDCF Publishing, Oct 2010

Rendering in SolidWorks 2011: Goodbye PhotoWorks, Hello PhotoView - CAD-integrated rendering program, drag-and-drop method, rotating environment, Desktop Engineering, Oct 13, 2010

The Absolutely Free SolidWorks Camaro Modeling Tutorial - modeling car in SolidWorks, PhotoView 360, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 11, 2010

Animating Cylinder Growth - 1st animation demonstrated on very simple geometry, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, Oct 8, 2010

2D Simplification  -  finite element analysis with SolidWorks, creating forces normal to 2D plane, selecting new study, adding material, SolidProfessor, Sep 2010

Pattern/Mirror Flanges  - sheet metal feature in SolidWorks, entering distance, number of instances, mirror selection box, SolidProfessor, Sep 2010

Dimension Palette Auto Arrange  - selecting dimensions to format in SolidWorks, auto arrange dimensions option for spacing/arranging dimensions, reselecting dimensions to make change, SolidProfessor, Sep 2010

Surface Extrudes  - using existing surfaces in models, accessing surface extrude property manager, extruding from 3D/2D face in SolidWorks, selecting edge/face/vertex, SolidProfessor, Sep 2010

Walkthroughs  - working with large scale assemblies, accessing view, lights, cameras, adding Walkthrough in SolidWorks, accessing Walkthorugh property manager, SolidProfessor, Sep 2010

Introducing - Compare Utility - comparing SolidWorks documents, solid features, geometry, options, FeatureWorks, Lisa Van Giesen, FISHER/UNITECH, Oct 6, 2010

Reuse SolidWorks Sketches and Save Time - creating sketch, Extruded Boss/Base command, creating parts with fewer sketches, Jonathan Cubero, TEDCF Publishing, Oct 2010

Untrim Surface - using Untrim Surface tool in SolidWorks, patching holes/external edges, extending natural boundaries of surface, creating parting surfaces for molds, Darrel Lampley, FISHER/UNITECH, Oct 1, 2010

Episode 298 - 2011 What's New - Utilities, Toolbox & Weldments - symmetry check, weld beads, weld support in drawings, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, Sep 29, 2010

How to Assign Categories to Files Automatically - added to Vault, applying assignment rules in order, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Sep 8, 2010

How to Size Welds Using SolidWorks Simulation - edge weld connector, selecting face of sheet metal/solid body, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 28, 2010

Scenes Display Manager - SolidWorks 2011 Update Training - selecting edit scene, choosing image file, SolidWorks Guru's Blog, Sep 30, 2010

The Sketching Dozen - using geometric relations, Mirror/Dynamic Mirror sketch tool, adding dimensions in SolidWorks, Joe Medeiros, The Javelin Technologies Blog, Sep 8, 2010

Rotating a Drawing View - selecting view in SolidWorks, clicking rotate view, filling in desired angle value, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 27, 2010

So Long to SolidWorks Cloud Collaboration Tool - creating web page from SolidWorks Application, SW Connect replacing 3DIW, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Sep 24, 2010

SolidWorks on Android  - Android app for remote desktop, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Sep 24, 2010

Creating a Form Tool for Sheet Metal Parts - old school method, new method from SolidWorks 2007, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, Sep 15, 2010

Measure Twice, Cut Once - moldability in SolidWorks, performing extrude on sketch, zebra stripe, curvature analyst of model, Matt Lombard, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 22, 2010

Rotating a Drawing View - selecting view in SolidWorks, filling in angle value, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, Sep 13, 2010

Master Model Pt 5: Best Practice and Horizontal Modeling - relates to control data, no interdependencies, using default SolidWorks settings, moving base sketch, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Sep 20, 2010 (also see Pt 1, Pt 2, Pt 3, Pt 4)

Save Body from Deformed Shape - creating deformed shape of a part/assembly file in SolidWorks, saving as configuration to existing file, creating new part, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 20, 2010

SolidWorks 2011 Merge Point - context toolbar, adding quick relations to sketch entities, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Sep 17, 2010

Episode 293 - 2011 What's New - Drawings, Xpress Tools and eDrawings - injection molding, display enhancements in SolidWorks 2011, alignment/arrangement options, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, Sep 15, 2010

New in SolidWorks 2011 - 2D Planar Simplification  - creating 2D analysis, selecting intersecting plane, applying loads/restraints to 3D CAD model, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Sep 15, 2010

SolidWorks 2011: Auto Arrange Dimensions Tool - saving time, direct control over dimension placement, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 15, 2010

Episode 292 - 2011 What's New - Assemblies, CircuitWorks, Configs & Design Checker - changes/enhancements to SolidWorks, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, Sep 12, 2010

Master Model Pt 4: Origins - SolidWorks does not help in reorienting origin, moving part of model with respect to origin, using Move/Copy Bodies feature, creating reference coordinate system, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Sep 12, 2010

New in SolidWorks 2011 - Drawings Enhancements - faster dimensioning process, automatically aligning, staggering, centering dimensions, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Sep 8, 2010

SolidWorks 2011: PhotoView 360 - using ambient occlusion, embedded within SolidWorks, Display Manager, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Sep 9, 2010

Master Model Pt 3: Sketch Blocks - using modify sketch tool in SolidWorks, color of sketches, flip entities, layout functionality, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Sep 7, 2010 (also see Pt 1, Pt 2)

My Animation Efforts and Other Pursuits - creating animation in SolidWorks showing how steering wheel/suspension system assembly would look while driving through tough terrain, using angle mate, linear/rotary motor, Gabi Jack, Sep 7, 2010

SolidWorks 2011: Defeature Feature - creating simplified versions of models/assemblies, easier to share/use, replacing details with dumb solids, facilitating selection/deselection process, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 7, 2010

Little Known Uses for the POINT Tool (Pt 2) - adding Sketch Fillet after Dimension in SolidWorks, Virtual Sharp, Randy Simmons, 3DVision Technologies, Sep 3, 2010 (also see Pt 1)

Little Known Uses for the POINT Tool (Pt 1) - 2 types of POINTS in SolidWorks, IN/NOT IN a sketch, Reference Point property manager, Randy Simmons, 3DVision Technologies, Aug 30, 2010

Shortcut Alert - Rotating Components - prior to applying mates in SolidWorks, right-mouse button click/hold/drag on component, Chris Snider, 3DVision Technologies, Aug 30, 2010

Master Model Pt 2: 2D Reference Data and Bodies - 2D sketches used as reference only, do not drive model, multi-body models vs assemblies, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Aug 29, 2010

SolidWorks Simulation - analysis not strictly the domain of PEs, case for CAD jockeys doing FEA, Jeff's Tool Shed, Aug 25, 2010

No Inference Lines for Dimensions - changing system options, holding ALT key down when placing note/dimension in SolidWorks 2010, Chris Snider, 3DVision Technologies, Aug 23, 2010

Adventures in Everyday Modeling - modeling dump truck from master model sketch, detailed modeling of tire, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Aug 22, 2010

Boundary Surface Pt 5: Connectors - controlling lofts and boundary surfaces in SolidWorks, Selection Manager active, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Aug 18, 2010 (also see Pt 1, Pt 2, Pt 3, Pt 4)

Boundary Surface Pt 6: SelectionManager - selections in SolidWorks, selecting complete curve, creating sketches, closed/open loop, region, group, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Aug 19, 2010 (also see Pt 1, Pt 2, Pt 3, Pt 4, Pt 5)

Paint a Rainbow on Your SolidWorks Assembly. Multi-Colored Macro Follow-up - putting color on parts in SolidWorks, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Aug 19, 2010

Virtual Components in the Land of PDM - SolidWorks assemblies, using Replace Components command, Michael LaFleche, CAPUniversity, Aug 19, 2010

Too Many Edges - turning off shaded with edges in SolidWorks, part/assembly tangent edge display, Josh Spencer, 3DVision Technologies, Aug 17, 2010

Wrapping Text Around a Coned Face - creating plane normal to coned face in SolidWorks, using right plane, positioning, using wrap tool, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Aug 18, 2010

Boundary Surface Pt 4: Curve Influence - 5 options, Dir1, Dir2 curve in SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Aug 16, 2010 (also see Pt 1, Pt 2, Pt 3)

Hidden Nuggets - command manager in SolidWorks, Xpress tools, tools in Evaluate tab, Jeff Mirisola, Jeff's Tool Shed, Aug 16, 2010

This Little Light of Mine - PhotoWorks, Motion Manager, animations using lights in SolidWorks, Gabi Jack, Aug 16, 2010

Boundary Surface Pt 3: Tangent Influence - setting tangent type important in SolidWorks, having Dir1, Dir2 curves, using 3D spline, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Aug 13, 2010 (also see Pt 1, Pt 2)

How to Create Baseline Dimensions in Drawings in SolidWorks - picking point/line to establish dimension, changing setting to change spacing, SolidWorks Guru's Blog, Aug 16, 2010

Snip, Snip - driving movement in animation using only angle mate in SolidWorks, Gabi Jack, Aug 13, 2010

Configurations vs. Display States in Parts - creating different versions of a part in SolidWorks, show different hide/show states, appearances, display modes, transparencies, Lisa Van Giesen, FISHER/UNITECH, Aug 12, 2010

Boundary Surface Pt 2: Simple Examples - placing sketch planes in SolidWorks, curvature combs, setting tangency controls within PropertyManager, connectors, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Aug 10, 2010

Screwing and Unscrewing - SolidWorks Motion, applying motors, animating screws, assembly exploding/collapsing, Gabi Jack, Aug 10, 2010

Boundary Surface Pt 1: Overview - added to SolidWorks, expanded in functionality, defined by curves in 2 directions, using sketches, curves, edges, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Aug 9, 2010

Showing Hidden or Excluded Bodies in Simulation Plots - translucent colors, controlled levels of transparency, Ken LaVictor, FISHER/UNITECH, Aug 9, 2010

Diagonal Cut on a Cuboid-2 - using loft in SolidWorks, Line command, Point command, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, Aug 5, 2010 (also see Pt 1)

Episode 286 - Assembly Envelopes - reference components used for easy selection in SolidWorks, visibility control, features for component selection, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, Aug 8, 2010

Simulation Tip: Overcome Meshing Problems - using auto looping technique, checking interference, setting mesh controls on individual features of parts, Find Contact Sets command, Joe Galliera, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Aug 1, 2010

The Wild Kingdom of Mates in SolidWorks Pt II - using show mates function, viewing mates in mates folder, displaying mates, Art Woodbury, CAP University, Aug 4, 2010 (also see Pt 1)

3DU Instructor Tip #7 - Weldments - Relative View command, detailed cut list option, Rod Harper, FISHER/UNITECH, Aug 2, 2010

ALT Reality Pt II - moving BOM tables in SolidWorks using Alt key, Shuvom Ghose, CAP University, Aug 2, 2010 (also see Pt I)

Bulk Update of Toolbox Properties - toolbox settings, customize hardware option, editing properties individually, saving Excel spreadsheet, Michel Cloutier, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Jul 23, 2010

Diagonal Cut on a Cuboid-1 - using vertex chamfer in SolidWorks, surface cut, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, July 29, 2010 (also see Pt 2)

32 Bit SolidWorks in a 64 bit OS - task manager, installing 64 bit version, Jeff Sweeney, 3DVision Technologies, July 29, 2010

SolidWorks Smart Components. How to Make Them Work in Large Assemblies - automatically putting features into parts, putting in folders, dissolving sub-assemblies, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, July 26, 2010

Schematics with SolidWorks - using symbol libraries, choosing SolidWorks Content node, dragging blocks into layout mode in assembly, Michael LaFleche, CAP University, July 26, 2010

Add a New Hole Type to the Hole Wizard - commonly used holes can be added to hole wizard, step by step guide, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, July 20, 2010

Designing Detailed Buildings in SolidWorks - using MCAD software for designing metal parts, screenshots of designs, SolidWorks configuration turned on, Deelip Menezes, July 19, 2010

Creating New View Orientation - setting view orientation as required in SolidWorks, clicking New View, sectional view orientation, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, July 8, 2010

|||| || ||| ||||| - changing fonts to bar code in SolidWorks drawing, Jeff Sweeney, 3DVision Technologies, July 8, 2010

Design Buildings Using SolidWorks? Maybe with SolidWorks V6 or V7 - modeling house, better architectural tools coming up, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, July 16, 2010

Animating a Chain - using cylindrical faces of links as mate entity in SolidWorks, creating path for links to follow, adding/matting links, adding cam mate to link/path, animation mode, Gabi Jack, July 15, 2010

Customize Custom Property List- browsing to \\SolidWorks\lang\english, creating backup copy of file, opening properties.txt file, starting SolidWorks, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, July 3, 2010

Inserting a Toolbox Part Gives 'Already Open' Error - BOLT XYZ, defining UNC path location, changing SolidWorks/Tools/Options/HoleWizard/Toolbox location, Chaz Stipkovic, FISHER/UNITECH, July 1, 2010

Alt Reality - ALT key in SolidWorks, decimating graphics, Rotate option, Michael LaFleche, CAP University, July 13, 2010

Flexi Tube -1 (Motion Thorough a Tube)  - SolidWorks animation, in-context modeling approach, creating spherical ball, using revolve feature, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, July 2, 2010

Motion Along Path- creating rectangular box, inserting box into assembly containing path, applying suitable mates, defining path mate, selection manger, creating animation in SolidWorks, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, July 1, 2010

Let's Comment On Our Components and Features - selecting comment to add text in SolidWorks, adding date stamp, adding comments to assembly components, Bill Hall, FISHER/UNITECH, June 30, 2010

How to Easily Create Curved Features Using Boundary Surfaces in SolidWorks - sketching 2 intersecting splines on different planes, filling areas between curves, Up to Surface, Trim Surface, adding dimensions to splines, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jun 21, 2010

Working for Your Computer - typing BOM into Excel, help file, macros, not just for SolidWorks tasks, Jeff Sweeney, 3DVision Technologies, Jun 21, 2010

Episode 279 - Toolbox Tribulations - configuration, deployment options in SolidWorks, creating user defined standards, adding custom property information, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, Jun 20, 2010

How to Go from SolidWorks to Modo and More - importing SolidWorks model with its materials to complete process of rendering, animation within single interface; developing Photoview 360, tuning tessellation, working with replicators, fixing vertex normals, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jun 17, 2010

Rapid Dimension Manipulator (Pt 1: of Mice and Pies) - SolidWorks 2010, quickly placing dimensions along a chosen side at evenly spaced intervals, using registry key to turn off Dimension Pie, SolidWorks Legion, Jun 15, 2010

eDrawings: Setting the Record Straight - creating .easm, .eprt, .edrw files in SolidWorks eDrawings PROFESSIONAL enable/disable measure capabilities, Randy Simmons, 3DVision Technologies, Jun 14, 2010

Need an Intersection? - using Intersection Curve tool in SolidWorks, creating sketched curve, selecting plane/surface, Josh Spencer, 3DVision Technologies, Jun 14, 2010

HSMWorks for SolidWorks is Like a Smoothie for Your Code - editor customizable with text/background colors, tools help change spindle, Next Tool Change function, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jun 11, 2010

eDrawings 3 Useful Tricks - opening SolidWorks assembly, E key, selecting New Part Document, Josh Spencer, 3DVision Technologies, Jun 9, 2010

File: Heal Thyself - SolidWorks file import, using a 3rd party program, manually healing, Jeff Sweeney, 3DVision Technologies, Jun 9, 2010

SolidWorks Lamborghini Gallardo Car Tutorial - Feast Your Eyes - video, modeling process, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jun 9, 2010

Manipulating Customer Data - using Move Face tool rotating around axis in SolidWorks, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Jun 8, 2010

Forum Tip - Importing Troublesome Geometry - using Import Diagnostics tool in SolidWorks, singular face healing, roundtrip, Mark Biasotti, SolidWorks APAC, Jun 7, 2010

Export Automatically Created PDF's From Workgroup PDM - checking drawings, using SolidWorks Task Scheduler, CADFanatic.com, Jun 4, 2010

SolidWorks SAE Design Project - using SolidWorks to design vehicle for Formula SAE competition, engineering mechanics/heat transfer/machine design/fluid dynamics/senior design projects, Steve Faulkner, SolidWorks.com, Jun 4, 2010

Curve Driven Patterns Tips - using sketch/feature based patterns, Albert Whatmough, SolidWorks APAC, Jun 3, 2010

SolidWorks Tip: Bulk Update of Toolbox Properties - opening Toolbox Settings tool, selecting customize hardware, editing properties individually, saving/editing Excel spreadsheet, Michel Cloutier, SolidWorks APAC, Jun 3, 2010

Save as Exterior Faces - saving out assembly in SolidWorks, starting new assembly, Todd Werginz, CATI Tech Notes, Jun 2, 2010

Open Only What You Need Quickly - open process in SolidWorks, Quick view/Selective open, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Jun 2, 2010

How to Overline Text on a SolidWorks Drawing - starting annotation note, choosing style with division line, bottom alignment, SolidWorks Legion, Jun 1, 2010

SolidWorks- Introduction to SolidWorks Pt 5 of 5 - fundamentals, YouTube, May 27, 2010 (also see Pt 1, Pt 2, Pt 3, Pt 4)

Still Redneck - disappearing dialog box, editing registry key, running SolidWorks, trying Measure, Adrian Scholes, CATI Tech Notes, May 27, 2010

Toolbox Customization - adding customizable properties, adding manually, exporting list to Microsoft Excel, John Kurtz, FISHER/UNITECH, May 25, 2010

Convert Entities Workflow Change in SW 2010 - pulling modeled edges into sketches fast, PropertyManager, expert mode, SolidWorks Legion, May 24, 2010

Save-As STL Macro in SolidWorks - macros folder creation in SolidWorks installation directory, customizing, clicking macro category, browse to stl_part.swp macro file, Scott Slovik, FISHER/UNITECH, May 24, 2010

Do You Sensor Your Stuff in SolidWorks? - powering up sensor folder, accessing FeatureManager, choosing dimension, cadcamstuff, May 26, 2010

Dynamic Mirror - sketch tool, drag/drop to sketch toolbar, Jeff's Tool Shed, May 26, 2010

From the Sublime to the Ridiculous - SurfaceFill3, Knit9, 'merge result', SolidWorks to fix problem, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, May 26, 2010

Add More Weldment Profiles - making customized weldment profile, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, May 7, 2010

How to Produce a Rendered Animation in SolidWorks - rendering animation by combining PhotoWorks and SolidWorks Motion, producing rendered animation, GabiJack, May 5, 2010

SolidWorks Looking Good with Toolbox 2010 - opening an assembly with toolbox fasteners from external directories, Jeff Sweeney, 3DVision Technologies, May 3, 2010

Drilling a Hole on Cylindrical Surface - methods for modeling cylindrical parts with hole, use of Hole Wizard, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, May 11, 2010

Explosions, eDrawings Style - press CTRL-E and auto-explode your assembly, Michael LaFleche, CAP University, May 7, 2010

A Better Way to Create Schematics Inside of SolidWorks - SolidWorks, Vision used together to overthrow AutoCAD with Microsoft Visio 2003 installed, Michael LaFleche, CAP University, May 6, 2010

Add More Weldment Profiles - making customized weldment profile, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, May 7, 2010

What You Should Know - Exporting from SolidWorks into Mastercam   - importing files into SolidWorks, translating CAD data from one format to another, cadcamstuff, May 6, 2010

Dimension Palette Update for SP3 - earlier shortcomings of SolidWorks dimension palette fixed, with video, Michael LaFleche, CAPINC Technical Blog, Apr 15, 2010

Easiest 3D Sketch Ever - SolidWorks trick is to make shape, then start new 3D sketch. turn on edge filter, select part, convert entity, Randy Simmons, 3D Vision, Apr 15, 2010

Introducing Let's Go Design, our New Interactive Video Series - SolidWorks' Jeremy Luchini hosts online video series where users suggest what to designs as well as contribute to design process, Matthew West, SolidWorks blog, Apr 13, 2010

SolidWorks Width Mate - put parts together using width mate, Michael LaFleche, SolidWorks, Apr 14, 2010

Multibody Parts & Material Properties - multiple pieces with different materials can be made into a weldment (instead of an assembly) for weight analysis, John Kurtz, Fisher/UNITECH, Apr 14, 2010

SolidWorks + Modo + Splash Kit - creating an image for marketing, starting with SolidWorks model, using modo, Splash Kit to make water effects,  Rob Rodriguez Blog, Apr 20, 2010

SolidWorks Time-Saving Tips: Design Library and View Manipulation - designing library in short time, viewing manipulation, Matthew West, SolidWorks blog, Apr 5, 2010

Jellyfish Keyset. Designed in SolidWorks - keyset or chorded keyboard concept, playing a chord; on a piano experience, rendered in Hypershot, inspired by beached jellyfish, new keyset device, Solid Smack, Apr 7 , 2010

When 360 Degree Isn't a Big Enough Circle - modifying mating edges of ring in SolidWorks, Paul Kutolowski, FISHER/UNITECH Blog, Mar 29, 2010 

Tag Your Features - assign tags to features in SolidWorks, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Mar 29, 2010

Create a Wave Spring in SolidWorks - Solid Professor, Mar 27, 2010

SolidWorks Timesaving Tip #8: Command Navigation - using context sensitive pop-up, keyboard shortcuts, Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Mar 26, 2010

Splitting an Entity - SolidWorks tip, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, Mar 22, 2010

Joining a Split Entity - SolidWorks tip, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, Mar 22, 2010

Cut List Folder Management in the Weldment Part - CSWP Weldments - grouping of identical items, specifications in SolidWorks, Chris, 3D Engr, Mar 22, 2010

SolidWorks Timesaving Tip #7: Interface Customization - Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Mar 23, 2010

Adding/Removing Leaders - SolidWorks tip, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, Mar 18, 2010

How Long is the Flow? - finding time of particle in domain during flow simulation using SolidWorks Simulation, Tony Eckersley, SolidWorks UK & Ireland, Mar 16, 2010

SolidWorks Timesaving Tip #5: Feature-Driven Patterns video or audio - adding fasteners to mounting holes automatically, Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Mar 16, 2010

SolidWorks Timesaving Tip #6: Assembly Techniques video or audio - Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Mar 18, 2010

3DU Instructor Tip #2 - Sheet Metal - applying K-Factor in SolidWorks, Rod Harper, FISHER/UNITECH Blog, Mar 17, 2010

Create Right and Left Hand Versions of a Part in SolidWorks video or audio - Solid Professor, Mar 17, 2010

How do I Render Something 1:1 Scale? - using 'Render to File' command, creating camera view in SolidWorks, Shuvom, CAPINC Technical Blog, Mar 15, 2010

3DU Instructor Tip #1 - Sheet Metal - editing flat pattern feature in tree to change fixed face in SolidWorks, Rod Harper, FISHER/UNITECH Blog, Mar 15, 2010

Using Sketch for Dimensioning in Drawing - SolidWorks tip, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, Mar 12, 2010

SolidWorks Timesaving Tip #3: Template for Title Blocks video or audio - setting up part, drawing templates to work together, Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Mar 9, 2010

SolidWorks Timesaving Tip #4: Mate References video or audio - using mate reference feature, Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Mar 11, 2010

Calculating Area of a Region Bounded by Two Curves (Secx)^2 and Sin x in SolidWorks video or audio - using sketch driven curve, surface boundary feature, Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Teacher Blog, Mar 10, 2010

How to Create and Use Coordinate Systems in SolidWorks - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, Mar 9, 2010

How to Change Drawing Table Anchor Points - SolidWorks tutorial, Chaz Stipkovic, FISHER/UNITECH Blog, Mar 9, 2010

Let There Be Light - PhotoView 360 Lighting Tips - rotating environment once loaded, loading custom environment file, creating geometry in SolidWorks model representing light, Scott High, 3DVision Technologies, Mar 9, 2010

A Quick Way to Share Your Templates - creating simple batch file to update SolidWorks templates put on hard drive of each user's computer, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Mar 9, 2010

Determine the Volume of a Function Revolved Around the X Axis in SolidWorks video or audio - Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Teacher Blog, Mar 9, 2010

Determining Volume of a Pyramid in SolidWorks video or audio - creating pyramid using loft feature, Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Teacher Blog, Mar 8, 2010

Placing Gaps at Corners and Segment Intersections - CSWP Weldments - handling small details of weldments in SolidWorks, Chris, 3D Engr, Mar 8, 2010

Design Cams in SolidWorks - creating circular/linear cams using Toolbox add-in, Michael LaFleche, CAPINC Technical Blog, Mar 8, 2010

3D Sketch Creation - CSWP Weldments - SolidWorks tutorial, Chris, 3D Engr, Mar 5, 2010

SolidWorks Timesaving Tip #2: Macros video or audio - running macro inside SolidWorks, Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Mar 5, 2010

To Derive or Not to Derive, That is the Question - deriving sketch from sketch in same SolidWorks part, Michael LaFleche, CAPINC Technical Blog, Mar 1, 2010

Gussets - CSWP Weldments - basic overview of the gusset feature in SolidWorks, Chris, 3D Engr, Mar 4, 2010

10 Steps to Create Multi-Version Product Design Concepts in SolidWorks - new concept assembly, concepts using existing assembly, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 1, 2010

SolidWorks Timesaving Tip #1: Task Scheduler  - automating common tasks performed within SolidWorks environment, Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Mar 2, 2010

Look Mom One Hand - toggling between input data in property manager while using full face fillet command in SolidWorks, Matthew Herald, FISHER/UNITECH Blog, Mar 1, 2010

I Have a Weldment Part with Two Connected Structural Members, but They Overlap. How can I Trim the Different Bodies of This Part? video or audio - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, Mar 2, 2010

Trim/Extend Command - CSWP Weldments - trimming weldment in SolidWorks, Chris, 3D Engr, Feb 25, 2010

More on the New Technology Shown at SolidWorks World 2010 - ability to access design data on any chosen device, easy access, intact design intent, feature information, Austin O'Malley, SolidWorks Blog, Feb 23, 2010

Deleting a Row from General Table - SolidWorks tutorial, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, Feb 25, 2010

SolidWorks Context Toolbars - easy access to common commands/options related to current selection, Jim Wilkinson, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Feb 25, 2010

Paint with Display States - using configurations, display states in SolidWorks, Paul Kutolowski, FISHER/UNITECH Blog, Feb 23, 2010

SolidWorks Enhanced Interrogation Techniques - using AssemblyXpert, Michael LaFleche, CAPINC Technical Blog, Feb 23, 2010

Dimension Palette and Rapid Dimension Manipulator Hate - workaround is to move mouse away from dimension palette until it completely disappears, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Feb 22, 2010

Can You Replace a Sheet Format on an Existing Drawing with a New Sheet Format and Title Block? video or audio - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, Feb 23, 2010

The Shortcut Bar ('S' Key) - user customizable toolbar provides access to commonly used commands in different 'environments' in SolidWorks, Jim Wilkinson, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Feb 23, 2010

Simplifying Assemblies for Simulation - exclude parts from simulation, model components as remote loads, treat components as rigid bodies, use connectors in SolidWorks, Ken LaVictor, FISHER/UNITECH Blog, Feb 19, 2010

Quick Tip #4 - Extending a Line Using the Trim Entities Tool - trimming, extending lines to make single rectangle in SolidWorks, Alex Ruiz, The SolidWorks Geek, Feb 21, 2010

Can't Open a SolidWorks Assembly? - configuring assembly with parts, sub-assemblies suppressed, Michael LaFleche, CAPINC Technical Blog, Feb 19, 2010

Episode 262 - SolidWorks on the Mac Revived video or audio - overview of 'Mac native' technology preview of SolidWorks V6 cloud CAD, SolidWorks official stance on Mac, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, Feb 21, 2010

2010 SolidWorks World, Interview with Christine Washburn, VP Of Marketing, SolidWorks Corp. - future, strength of SolidWorks products, support for Windows 7, Vista, XP, 'predictive engineering' functionality, Devon Sowell's Blog, Feb 21, 2010

SolidWorks Heads-Up View Toolbar - get easy access to viewing functions affecting graphics area, Jim Wilkinson, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Feb 19, 2010

End Caps - CSWP Weldments - creating end cap in SolidWorks, Chris, 3D Engr, Feb 18, 2010

Building a Stapler - The Cradle Front - creating front plate of staple cradle, converting solid into sheet metal part in SolidWorks, Alex Ruiz, The SolidWorks Geek, Feb 18, 2010

Making Splines Work in Manufacturing - using spline sketch entity to space points evenly along spline in SolidWorks, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Feb 17, 2010

Training Session: Direct Modeling Essentials for the 'Average Joe' - modifying geometry of imported part by slashing, moving, reconnecting, patching parts of geometry in SolidWorks, GabiJack.com, Feb 17, 2010

SolidWorks Tip: How to Align Dimensions video or audio - using 'align to edge' feature, Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Feb 9, 2010

Quick Tip #3 - Quickly Create Symmetrical Sketches - using dynamic mirror entities tool in SolidWorks, Alex Ruiz, The SolidWorks Geek, Feb 16, 2010

How to Show Molting Yaks How to Update Custom SolidWorks Materials - remove material, add it back via FeatureManage to update SolidWorks material appearance, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 16, 2010

Create a Plane Using an Equation video or audio - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, Feb 15, 2010

Weldment Corner Modification - CSWP Weldments - understanding group end treatments in SolidWorks, Chris, 3D Engr, Feb 15, 2010

Placing the Weldment Profile in the Weldment Profile Library - CSWP Weldments - select weldment profile folder, save a profile to proper folder, select sketch, add to library in SolidWorks, Chris, 3D Engr, Feb 12, 2010

Drawing: Detail View with Blank Detail Circle - SolidWorks tip, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Feb 15, 2010

Indulge Your Sweet Tooth - Pt 4 - creating variation of image of Peppermints candy in PhotoView 360, Alex Ruiz, The SolidWorks Geek, Feb 14, 2010

Dimension Palette Fiasco - turning off dimension palette in SolidWorks, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Feb 11, 2010

Training Session: Modeling Techniques for Creating Threads - creating revolved threads, using swept cut feature in SolidWorks, GabiJack.com, Feb 11, 2010

Indulge Your Sweet Tooth - Pt3 - creating scene, adding instances of peppermint in assembly, defining location of peppermints in SolidWorks, Alex Ruiz, The SolidWorks Geek, Feb 10, 2010

Training Sessions: Surfacing Tools for Nonbelievers - trimming, deleting faces from fillet, modeling telephone cord in SolidWorks, GabiJack.com, Feb 8, 2010

When Big Plates Must Behave Like Sheetmetal - creating flat, formed states of SolidWorks part, Paul Kutolowski, FISHER/UNITECH Blog, Feb 8, 2010

Fun with Coils and Springs - sweep twist along path, using helix as path, surface edge as path; creating coil using surface edge path in in SolidWorks, Chris, 3D Engr, Feb 5, 2010

Indulge Your Sweet Tooth - Pt 2 - applying appearances to peppermint part model in SolidWorks, Alex Ruiz, The SolidWorks Geek, Feb 8, 2010

Macro Recording video or audio - using macro to automate task creations in SolidWorks, Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Feb 2, 2010

To Derive or Not to Derive My Sketch - using derived sketch command in SolidWorks, Brian VanderPloeg, FISHER/UNITECH Blog, Jan 29, 2010

Linking a Dimension's Value to an Equation video or audio - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, Jan 30, 2010

Determine the Fluid Volume Inside of a Bottle or Container - SolidWorks tutorial, Bill Hall, FISHER/UNITECH Blog, Jan 28, 2010

Press Tool Strip Layout video or audio - learning about configuration used to create progressive tool design in SolidWorks, Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Jan 28, 2010

Design Studies - evaluating, optimizing models using design study in SolidWorks, Darrel Lampley, FISHER/UNITECH Blog, Jan 26, 2010

Dimensioning Virtual Sharps - establishing display style of Virtual Sharp, creating dimension in SolidWorks, John Kurtz, FISHER/UNITECH Blog, Jan 26, 2010

Parting Line Split Face - CSWP Mold Tools - using split line command in SolidWorks, Chris, 3D Engr, Jan 26, 2010

Probe in SolidWorks Flow Simulation - activating probe mode to create callout, MLaFleche, CAPINC Technical Blog, Jan 26, 2010

Imported Files - Turning Surfaces Into Solids - workaround is to reduce overall number of surfaces in SolidWorks model, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 25, 2010

Pump Performance Estimation video or audio - control volume calculations, finding displaced volume in SolidWorks, Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Jan 26, 2010

SolidWorks Tutorial 4 Candlestick - shaping sheetmetal, Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Teacher Blog, Jan 15, 2010

SolidWorks Tutorial 5 Tic-Tac-Toe - working with configurations, using standard parts, Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Teacher Blog, Jan 15, 2010

SolidWorks Tutorial 7 Garden Light - Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Teacher Blog, Jan 15, 2010

Welded to the Spot - And Now Edge - using edge weld connector in SolidWorks Simulation 2010 to model welds, Tony Eckersley, SolidWorks UK & Ireland, Jan 22, 2010

Simulation Week - Tip #4: Geostar video or audio - generating quad mesh using FEA tool integrated into SolidWorks Simulation software, Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Jan 22, 2010

Cavity Tool - CSWP Mold Tools - reating cavity for part in SolidWorks, Chris, 3D Engr, Jan 24, 2010

Core Tool - CSWP Mold Tools - using core feature in SolidWorks to create new component, Chris, 3D Engr, Jan 22, 2010

SolidWorks Tutorial 1 Axis - drawing axis with different diameters, Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Teacher Blog, Jan 15, 2010

SolidWorks Tutorial 2 Picture Holder - creating picture holder with rectangular base, 4 vertical axes on it, Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Teacher Blog, Jan 15, 2010

SolidWorks Tutorial 3 Magnetic Block - making 2 configurations of part, welding parts together, using hole wizard, Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Teacher Blog, Jan 15, 2010

The Super Quick Way to Get Nerdy with SolidWorks Assembly Densities (Without Touching the Parts) - manipulating weight of entire assembly, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 21, 2010

Merge Separate Drawings Onto One Multi-Sheet Drawing - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, Jan 21, 2010

Tip #3: How to Get Results with Good Accuracy video or audio - practicing verification problems, Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Jan 21, 2010

Shut-off Surface Creation - CSWP Mold Tools - measuring surface area of shut-off surfaces in SolidWorks, Chris, 3D Engr, Jan 20, 2010

Tip #2: Simulation Considerations video or audio - check geometry for short edges, interference, simplifying model for meshing, Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Jan 20, 2010

Parting Line Surface Creation - CSWP Mold Tools - using parting surfaces tool in SolidWorks, Chris, 3D Engr, Jan 18, 2010

Indulge Your Sweet Tooth - Pt 1 - modeling peppermint candy in SolidWorks, Alex Ruiz, The SolidWorks Geek, Jan 16, 2010

Combine Two Part Files Into One Using Insert Part - Mates & Combine - using mates to position, combine solid bodies in SolidWorks, Lisa Van Giesen, FISHER/UNITECH Blog, Jan 13, 2010

Sketch 'Onscreen Numeric Input' video or audio - SolidWorks tutorial, Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Jan 14, 2010

Learn SolidWorks 2010 Sheet Metal video or audio - accessing sheet metal tools, learning about base flange, YouTube, Jan 6, 2010

SolidWorks 2010 Tutorial Bend Allowance video or audio - YouTube, Jan 6, 2010

Advanced Surfacing in SolidWorks 2010 video or audio - YouTube, Jan 12, 2010

Parting Line Creation - CSWP Mold Tools - choosing direction of pull to create parting line in SolidWorks, Chris, 3D Engr, Jan 9, 2010

Different Materials can be Assigned in Multibody Parts - assign material properties in SolidWorks 2010, Scott Slovik, FISHER/UNITECH Blog, Jan 8, 2010

Annoying Error Message: 'Component is Already Opened in SolidWorks' - scenario generating warning, comparing search paths to solve problem, Scott Slovik,  FISHER/UNITECH Blog, Jan 7, 2010

Draft Analysis - CSWP Mold Tools - using draft analysis tool in SolidWorks, Chris, 3D Engr, Jan 7, 2010

Using Lock Mate video or audio - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, Jan 6, 2010

Rock Your Model. The Seven Step SolidWorks to modo Workflow - rendering SolidWorks model in modo 401, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 5, 2010

Just for Fun Let's Model a Hairbrush - SolidWorks tutorial, GabiJack.com, Jan 5, 2010

Weldment Profile Creation CSWP: Weldments - creating weldment profiles in SolidWorks, Chris, 3D Engr, Jan 5, 2010

Stretching Cylinder Length Without Affecting Current Features video or audio - SolidWorks drawing, Solid Professor, Dec 22, 2009

Complex Surfacing in SolidWorks - using configurations to create petals of different shapes, sizes, Deelip.com, Dec 21, 2009

Bend Lines in a Lofted Bend - make sure for each profile to include corresponding curved, straight Vernon Keho, FISHER/UNITECH Blog, Dec 21, 2009

Flow Freezing - speeding up flow simulation analysis including heat transfer in SolidWorks, Ken LaVictor, FISHER/UNITECH Blog, Dec 21, 2009

Surfacing in SolidWorks - creating leaf of sprig, Deelip.com, Dec 20, 2009

SolidWorks Benefits in Design & Manufacture for Higher Productivity video or audio - bringing 2 configurations at part level into assembly, Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Dec 20, 2009

How to Animate a Spring video or audio - animating spring with rotation movement in SolidWorks, Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Dec 21, 2009

Tips & Tricks, the Sequel - 'Ctrl'+8 changes view to normal to, F5 turns filter toolbar on/off, create geometry without snapping in SolidWorks, Jeff Mirisola, Jeff's Tool Shed, Dec 16, 2009

Flatten - CSWP Sheet Metal - measuring flattened bend lengths, getting values for bends in SolidWorks, Chris, 3D Engr, Dec 15, 2009

Dynamic Section View video or audio - creating dynamic section view animation in SolidWorks Motion Manager, Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Dec 17, 2009

Motion Stress Recovery - calculating loads generated in a component using SolidWorks Motion simulation, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 16, 2009

Macro Recording - SolidWorks - exploring macro toolbar, Sachin Nalawade, CAD Xperts, Dec 16, 2009

Unfold and Fold - CSWP Sheet Metal - inserting time dependent SolidWorks features, Chris, 3D Engr, Dec 14, 2009

Using Crop View Feature video or audio  - showing particular portion of any view on SolidWorks drawing, Solid Professor, Dec 14, 2009

Overview on Recording Macro Using SolidWorks - fundamentals of API programming, tips while recording macro, Sachin Nalawade, CAD Xperts, Dec 9, 2009

5 Tip Ninja Attack Smack to Reorient Geometry in SolidWorks - focus on first feature, create your own references, reduce relations, don't dimension to origin, test as you go, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Dec 8, 2009

Sketched Bend & Sketch Rebuild Times - CSWP Sheet Metal - changing existing sheet metal part in SolidWorks, Chris, 3D Engr, Dec 7, 2009

Customize the 'Design Library' - SolidWorks tutorial, Bill Hall, FISHER/UNITECH Blog, Dec 3, 2009

Copy a Sketch From One Part to Another video or audio - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, Dec 3, 2009

Jog - CSWP Sheet Metal - simplifying design features using jog feature in SolidWorks, Chris, 3D Engr, Dec 2, 2009

Who Says, 'What's Normal Anyway?' - aligning SolidWorks part to particular face, Lisa Van Giesen, FISHER/UNITECH Blog, Dec 2, 2009

Hem - CSWP Sheet Metal - designing out dangerous edges using Hem feature in SolidWorks, Chris, 3D Engr, Nov 30, 2009

K-Factor - CSWP Sheet Metal - variable used to define neutral axis of bent material in SolidWorks, Chris, 3D Engr, Nov 25, 2009

Motion Like Never Before - understanding simulation setup process in SolidWorks Simulation, Ashish Jaiswal, SOLIDNotes, Nov 25, 2009

Valve Design and Torque Calculations Using SolidWorks Flow Simulation - Dhanachezhian Duraikannu, SOLIDNotes, Nov 28, 2009

Removing the Sub-assemblies Without Having to Add and Mate Every Single Part Component? video or audio - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, Nov 26, 2009

Locating Components for a Sheet Metal Flat Pattern - applying coincident, distance mates in SolidWorks, John Kurtz, FISHER/UNITECH Blog, Nov 23, 2009

Dimension Palette - changing tolerance, precision, style in SolidWorks, Cami Fredock, FISHER/UNITECH Blog, Nov 24, 2009

Bend Allowance- CSWP Sheet Metal - calculating exact dimensions of bends in sheet metal in Solid Works, Chris, 3D Engr, Nov 23, 2009

Bending Calculation Options in SolidWorks - CSWP Sheet Metal - understanding terms: bend allowance, bend deduction, K-factor, Chris, 3D Engr, Nov 20, 2009

Using Assembly Features to Create a Section View - using drill jig model in SolidWorks, GabiJack.com, Nov 20, 2009

CAPU DimXpert TolAnalyst Fundamentals video or audio  - performing tolerance stack-up analyses manually in SolidWorks, MLaFleche, CAPINC Technical Blog, Nov 19, 2009

How Do I Manipulate My Model View; Let Me Count the Ways - using mouse manipulation, keyboard manipulation, reference triad, mouse gestures, view related toolbar buttons in SolidWorks, Jim Wilkinson, SolidWorks Blog, Nov 18, 2009

Gauge Tables- CSWP Sheet Metal - changing gauge or gauge-bend table in SolidWorks, Chris, 3D Engr, Nov 18, 2009

Closed Corner- CSWP Sheet Metal - options in SolidWorks sheet metal toolbar: closed corner, welded corner, break-corner/corner-trim, Chris, 3D Engr, Nov 18, 2009

Enter Company Sheet Formats Into the Database video or audio - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, Nov 17, 2009

Linear Edge Flange- CSWP Sheet Metal - identifying, modeling linear edge flanges of varying profiles in SolidWorks, Chris, 3D Engr, Nov 5, 2009

Curved Edge Flange- CSWP Sheet Metal  - measuring flange length in SolidWorks, Chris, 3D Engr, Nov 9, 2009

Miter Flange- CSWP Sheet Metal - editing miter profile sketch in SolidWorks, Chris, 3D Engr, Nov 10, 2009

Creating Isometric Section View in Drawing video or audio - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, Nov 10, 2009

Showing Section View in Drawing - SolidWorks video tutorial, Solid Professor, Nov 4, 2009

Two Super Sizzlin' Ways to Shape Using SolidWorks Loft to Point - video, loft to point through surface, on surface, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Nov 3, 2009

Troubles Corner: Suggestions to Improve the Study - using convergence process, applying mesh controls manually, using h-adaptive solution method to safety latch model in SolidWorks, GabiJack.com, Nov 3, 2009

Learn SolidWorks Lesson 1 Parts - video, creating extrude boss/base, extrude cut, fillet, shell features, YouTube, Nov 2, 2009

Learn SolidWorks Lesson2 Assembly - video, inserting components, using mate, modifying display states, YouTube, Nov 2, 2009

Learn SolidWorks Lesson 3 Drawings - video, inserting views, dimensions, tutor assembly, BOM, YouTube, Nov 2, 2009

Sketch Text and Custom Properties - video, updating sketch text with different configurations in SolidWorks 2010, Solid Professor, Oct 29, 2009

Adding Sticker to SolidWorks Model - video tutorial, Solid Professor, Oct 28, 2009

Sheet Metal Views for Manufacturing - using configurations for each stage of design process in SolidWorks, John Kurtz, FISHER/UNITECH Blog, Oct 26, 2009

Removing Unwanted In-Context External References the Easy Way - context external reference removed, part is optimized in SolidWorks, Devon Sowell's Blog, Oct 22, 2009

Troubles' Corner: Safety Latch - modeling childproof latch in SolidWorks, GabiJack.com, Oct 22, 2009

Be Efficient with 'Starter Parts' - SolidWorks tip, Bill Hall, FISHER/UNITECH Blog, Oct 22, 2009

Prepare Your Tentacles. How to Loft a Surface to a Point in SolidWorks - create profile, centerline path, add sketch point, create loft, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 21, 2009

Multibody Part Materials - video, applying separate materials to bodies in multibody part in SolidWorks 2010, Solid Professor, Oct 20, 2009

Creating a Sweep Within the Assembly to Represent a Cable? - SolidWorks video tutorial, Solid Professor, Oct 20, 2009

6 Slick Schemes to Smack SolidWorks Splines and Control Your Curves - use tangent relations, existing axis, construction lines, existing curvature, or dimensions on spline controls, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 13, 2009

PhotoView 360 2010 Tutorial Video: Floor Visibility - ability to show shadow on floor, reflection or hide floor entirely, Rob Rodriguez.com, Oct 7, 2009

Modeling Spiral Staircase in SolidWorks - video tutorial, Solid Professor, Oct 7, 2009

How to Egg Sack SolidWorks Part Configurations Like a Parasitic Alien - getting configurations to show up when inserting model, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 6, 2009

PhotoView 360 2010 Tutorial Video: Camera Projection & Standard Views - orthographic and spherical camera projection options plus standard views added, Rob Rodriguez.com, Oct 6, 2009

SolidWorks Interface - video showing new enhancements, Solid Professor, Oct 2009

Mirror Components Tool - video, mirroring components in assembly in SolidWorks 2010, Solid Professor, Oct 2009

Makings of a Mouse Head - using freeform tool in SolidWorks, GabiJack.com, Oct 5, 2009

PhotoView 360 2010 Tutorial Video: Depth of Field - video, ability to define in and out of focus areas of image, Rob Rodriguez.com, Oct 5, 2009

SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Multiple Vaults, Possible? - yes, workgroup PDM software must be installed on each drive, Devon Sowell's Blog, Oct 1, 2009

Tag - You're It - ability to tag items with descriptive terms in SolidWorks documents, Steve Fick, FISHER/UNITECH Blog, Sep 30, 2009

PhotoView 360 2010 Tutorial Video: Save Camera Views - video, able to save view orientation, Rob Rodriguez.com, Sep 30, 2009

PhotoView 360 2010 Tutorial Video: Bloom - video, adding glow to areas of image, Rob Rodriguez.com, Sep 29, 2009

2D Exorcism Quick Tips! From Adobe Illustrator to SolidWorks to Rockin' - importing Adobe Illustrator file to SolidWorks, creating surface models, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Sep 29, 2009

Simulating Worm Gear Mechanism - SolidWorks video tutorial, Solid Professor, Sep 28, 2009

PhotoView 360 2010 Tutorial Video: Background Images - video, using background images in rendering, Rob Rodriguez.com, Sep 28, 2009

Linking a Smart Note Across Multiple SolidWorks Drawings - Brian Vanderploeg, FISHER/UNITECH Blog, Sep 22, 2009

Working with Weldment Profiles - extracting weldment profiles compressed in installation of SolidWorks, Bill Hall, FISHER/UNITECH Blog, Sep 22, 2009

Showing Components Rotated in Different Interval Using Configurations - SolidWorks video tutorial, Solid Professor, Sep 18, 2009

Two Skull Crushing Methods to Recess a Curved Surface in SolidWorks - using offset, thicken-cut surfaces to recess surface plus sketch, split line, surface features in SolidWorks 2010, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Sep 16, 2009

Funkey (Pt 2) - using lofted surfaces in SolidWorks to create Funkey's feet, GabiJack.com, Sep 16, 2009

Funkey (Pt 3) - creating Funkey's arms in SolidWorks, GabiJack.com, Sep 16, 2009

SolidWorks Context Toolbars - get easier access to most common commands/options related to current selection, Jim Wilkinson, SolidWorks Blog, Sep 15, 2009

Funkey (Pt 1) - using surface tools to make body of Funkey toy in SolidWorks, GabiJack.com, Sep 15, 2009

SolidWorks Sketch Blocks Stuffed in Your Design Library - using sketch block for repeating parts of design, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Sep 18, 2009

The Shortcut Bar ('S' Key) - user customizable toolbar for parts, assemblies, drawings, sketches in SolidWorks, Jim Wilkinson, SolidWorks Blog, Sep 8, 2009

How to Put Flanges on Tees in SolidWorks Routing - video, YouTube, Aug 31, 2009

Modeling an Epoxy Filling Between 2 PC Boards - SolidWorks video tutorial, Solid Professor, Sep 1, 2009

Toolbar Flyouts - learning about toolbar associated flyouts, hard coded flyouts, adding flyouts to toolbars in SolidWorks, Jim Wilkinson, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 31, 2009

Confusing Terminology - using 'Jacobian check' tool for checking deformity of elements in SolidWorks Simulation, Tony Eckersley, SolidWorks UK & Ireland, Aug 28, 2009

Use the Freeform Feature - video, creating ergonomic shapes in SolidWorks, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Aug 27, 2009

DWGeditor Tip - Getting Upright…Exploring Some Interesting Properties of the PERpendicular Entity Snap - using with LINE, MOVE, STRETCH commands, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Aug 19, 2009

Copy and Insert a Feature Into Other Profiles Automatically - SolidWorks video tutorial, Solid Professor, Aug 2009

3 Ways to Model the Same Thing - creating SolidWorks part with o-ring groove, Brian McElyea, CADFanatic.com, Aug 18, 2009

SolidWorks CommandManager - get access to many toolbars, features available with CommandManager, Jim Wilkinson, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 18, 2009

SolidWorks and Mastercam Should 'Trim' the Menu and 'Extend' the Help - using trim tool for extending, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Aug 18, 2009

Animate a Part Moving Along a Path? - SolidWorks video tutorial, SolidProfessor, Aug 2009

Standard Cable Tip - using SolidWorks electrical routing, Justin Burton, You Tube, Aug 13, 2009

PDM Tip: Debugging a SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Add-in - debugging add-in using Windows Explorer, Notepad, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Aug 10, 2009

Scale a Model for Rapid Prototyping - SolidWorks video tutorial, SolidWorks Express, Aug 2009

Verification on Rebuild - advance level of checking in SolidWorks comes at cost of performance, John Setzer, SOLIDNotes, Aug 10, 2009

Modifying the Depth of an Emboss Tool Feature Without Changing the Library Feature - move rollback bar before emboss tool feature, edit sketch plane, replace bottom face reference, rebuild part, Alin Vargatu, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Aug 4, 2009

DWG Editor Tips: Text-Labeled Lines Made Simple - creating custom-labeled lines in SolidWorks, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Aug 6, 2009

Modeling Challenge: Fades - users create air scoops on helmet using different SolidWorks techniques, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Aug 6, 2009

Recognize Differences Between Models, Use 'Compare Geometry' in SolidWorks - utility gives modified, unique faces plus volume comparison, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Aug 7, 2009

Dimensional Limits Related to an Origin - setting dimension tolerance in SolidWorks, SolidWorks Legion, Aug 5, 2009

SolidWorks Menu Bar - understanding components of menu bar: logo, toolbar area, search box, help button, Jim Wilkinson, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 6, 2009

Features vs. Mates - viewing mates, dependencies while working with assemblies in SolidWorks, Leslie Lougheed, CATI, Jul 28, 2009

Hints on Improving Rendering - using fillets, shadows, depth of field, background for improving rendering in SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Aug 4, 2009

Create a Parabolic Curve in SolidWorks - video tutorial, Solid Professor, Aug 2009

SolidWorks Regular Toolbars - controlling visibility of toolbars, docking, customizing toolbars, Jim Wilkinson, SolidWorks Blog, Jul 28, 2009

How to Make/Edit Material Database in SW08 or Lower Version - edit material, select new material database, add material classification, name, visual properties, Deepak Gupta, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Aug 3, 2009

How to Calculate the Flow Coefficient of a Valve - SolidWorks Simulation tip, Tony Eckersley, SolidWorks UK & Ireland, Jul 31, 2009

How to Create Custom Material Textures and Scenes Using PhotoWorks in SolidWorks - SolidProfessor, Jul 2009

Simulating the Creation of a Slot Using a Ball End Mill in SolidWorks - SolidProfessor, Jul 2009

Mating is Better Than Fixing - fully constraining part in SolidWorks assembly, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Jul 28, 2009

Angry Samurai Combat Tips for Circular Reference Suckage in SolidWorks - look for rebuild symbol in feature manager to find circular reference, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jul 28, 2009

Loft It So You can Actually Make It In SolidWorks - detailing loft correctly, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jul 28, 2009

How to Clean Up That SolidWorks Toolbox of Yours - hiding undesired standards in design library, cadcamstuff.com, Jul 21, 2009

Making Quick Dimension Changes Using Your Mouse Wheel - holding down Ctrl or Alt key to change dimensions using spin box in SolidWorks, Justin Burton, SolidWorks UK & Ireland, Jun 21, 2009

Simple Solutions - using splines, 3D sketches in SolidWorks to create spring with ends bend towards axis of spring, GabiJack.com, Jul 20, 2009

How to Import Solidworks into Mastercam - New for X4! - cadcamstuff.com, Jul 15, 2009

A Couple of Feature Manager Tips That You Can Use Right Now - filtering feature tree, navigating tree using rollback bar in SolidWorks, Justin Burton, SolidWorks UK & Ireland, Jul 14, 2009

A Good Reaction? - displaying vector for reaction force in SolidWorks Simulation, Tony Eckersley, SolidWorks UK & Ireland, Jul 10, 2009

Getting BOMs Using SolidWorks Enterprise PDM API - code for getting layout ID of BOM, SolidWorks Express, Jul 7, 2009

SolidWorks Electrical Routing - Pt 2 - video, manually adding wires to electrical route to get accurate cut lengths for individual wires, cable conductors, RickyJordan.com, Jul 13, 2009

SolidWorks FeatureManager Tree Tells You the Story - understanding information given by FeatureManager tree, cadcamstuff.com, Jul 9, 2009

Flatten a Sticker - flattening SolidWorks part using straight edge, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Jul 12, 2009

Up for Grabs! - video, use of friction when defining 3D contacts for motion analysis in SolidWorks Motion, GabiJack.com, Jul 10, 2009

SolidWorks Electrical Routing - Pt 1 - creating electrical harness 'on the fly,' Ricky Jordan.com, Jul 7, 2009

Are Your Shadows in Your Model Just Not Right? - toggling 'shadows in shaded mode' button on/off corrects shadow in SolidWorks model, Mike Puckett's Blog, Jul 8, 2009

Huge Fasteners - workaround is to use network toolbox in SolidWorks, Leslie Lougheed, CATI Tech Notes, Jul 8, 2009

Link Your Thick Part Thickness to Thickity SolidWorks Thickness - extrude as thin part, add thickness as variable name, enable 'link to thickness' option, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jul 6, 2009

Absolute or Relative. Which is Best? - absolute analysis for sensitive motion studies; relative analysis for reducing cumulative errors, Tony Eckersley, SolidWorks UK & Ireland, Jun 26, 2009

Speed Up Your 3D Sketching! - to sketch in certain plane, rotate to view close to that plane in SolidWorks, SolidWorks UK & Ireland, Jul 2, 2009

An Efficient Method of Patterning a Multibody Part - SolidWorks video tutorial, Alin Vargatu, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Jun 30, 2009

DWGeditor Tips - The DWGeditor Command Known As - making DWGeditor recognize missing AutoCAD commands, Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Jul 5, 2009

DWGeditor Tips - Seek and Ye Shall Find - using EntProp command to find invisible objects, Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Jul 1, 2009

In Context Cylinder Stroke Animation - simulating stroke of cylinder in SolidWorks, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Jul 1, 2009

I (Heart) Pattern Features. Better Bolt Circles with Curve Driven Patterns - creating reference using hole wizard in SolidWorks, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jun 30, 2009

Different Ways to Mate with a Slot - 1 - SolidWorks tutorial, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, Jun 30, 2009

A Positive Negative? - move feature to opposite side using negative value of dimension in SolidWorks, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Jun 30, 2009

DWGeditor Tips - Who is That Masked Object - challenges in masking out part of drawing, reality, solution, tips, command review, Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Jun 29, 2009

Hinge Mates and SolidWorks Motion - tongs provide simulation example, explaining friction coefficients, angle limit issue, GabiJack.com, Jun 29, 2009

Knurling in SolidWorks - video, Ben Eadie, SolidMentor, Jun 26, 2009

It's Time for FEA - Creep Analysis Using SolidWorks Simulation - creep curve basics, non-linear, linear dynamic analysis process, Dhanachezhian Duraikannu, SolidNotes, Jun 26, 2009

Rocksolid Tutorial: Modeling a Variable Profile Helix Cut - using SolidWorks tools to get helix cut of different widths at start point and end point, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Jun 27, 2009

SolidWorks Video Tip: Roll View - shows tool to roll model about an axis pointing normal to viewing plane, Ricky Jordan, Jun 29, 2009

Dimensioning of Slots (SW 2009 and ASME Y14.5M) - three methods for dimensioning, SolidWorks Legion, Jun 24, 2009

Easy to Track SolidWorks Files with Mastercam - tracking changes in SolidWorks file, cadcamstuff.com, Jun 23, 2009

First Attempt at Surface Modeling: A Flower Vase - creating surface, extruding arc sketched on top plane in SolidWorks, GabiJack.com, Jun 22, 2009

Reuse Existing Data with DWGeditor - video, changing square cut of gear to circular cut in SolidWorks, YouTube, Jun 10, 2009

How Good is Your Mesh Anyway? - plotting desired interest against degrees of freedom to get converged result in SolidWorks Simulation, Tony Eckersley, SolidWorks UK & Ireland, Jun 19, 2009

Using Empty Views (Pt 3: How to Use Them) - using empty views for PDF bookmarking, SolidWorks Legion, Jun 18, 2009

Basic SolidWorks Tutorial - Sketch - video, using construction geometry, YouTube, Jun 13, 2009

SolidWorks Tutorial 2009 - Toolbox - video, using structural steel functionality, YouTube, Jun 13, 2009

Learn SolidWorks 2009 - video, editing title block drawing, YouTube, Jun 13, 2009

How to Make/Edit Material Database in SW09 - add material category in SolidWorks, Deepak Gupta, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Jun 18, 2009

Just a Bunch of Random Tips & Tricks - SolidWorks tips on copying part, creating parallel copy of plane, hiding FeatureManager, Jeff Mirisola, Jeff's Tool Shed, Jun 16, 2009

How to Use SolidWorks Task Scheduler to Automatically Create PDFs - print files as batch print job for creating PDF, Gerald Go, SOLID Notes, Jun 16, 2009

Knurl 2D Style - adding area/hatch pattern on cylinder in SolidWorks drawing, Todd Werginz, CATI Tech Notes, Jun 15, 2009

Mating in SolidWorks - Standard Mates - applying coincident mate to brick to define its location on wall, The SolidWorks Geek, Jun 12, 2009

SolidWorks Hole Wizard Sprinkles 3D Dust - using 3D hole wizard for creating holes on cylindrical face, cadcamstuff.com, Jun 15, 2009

Filling the Void - defining contact resistance between two surfaces in SolidWorks Simulation, Tony Eckersley, SolidWorks UK & Ireland, Jun 12, 2009

Different Ways to Make a SLOT - options in SolidWorks can be: line-arc, circle-line, circle-rectangle, rectangle-arc, offset/end cap, slot tool/sketch methods, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, Jun 12, 2009

How to Create Weldment Profile - SolidWorks tutorial, Deepak Gupta, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Jun 12, 2009

Sketch Tips and Tricks - SolidWorks tutorial, Ben Edie, Solid Mentor, Jun 11, 2009

Off to Ride a Bucking Bronco - adding spring to motion study, defining spring for bronco in SolidWorks, GabiJack.com, Jun 11, 2009

How to Animate Simple Spur Gear in SolidWorks - Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, Jun 10, 2009

Combining Multiple Properties - adding custom property to part template in SolidWorks, Justin Burton, SolidWorks UK & Ireland, Jun 9, 2009

Episode 216 - SolidWorks Sensors - podcast on sensor capability with SolidWorks, mass property sensors, suppression with configurations, design, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks: Heard, Jun 7, 2009

Creating a Tube with Normal to Surface End Cutoffs: Option 3 - using ruled surface to create normal surface, Anna Wood, Anna's SolidMuse, Jun 7, 2009

Combining Load Cases in SolidWorks Simulation - using linear combination or performing square root sum of squares, Tony Eckersley, SolidWorks UK & Ireland, Jun 5, 2009

SolidJott Flat Pattern from Solid Body - video tutorial, turning solid body into sheet metal part in SolidWorks, Ben Edie, Solid Mentor, Jun 4, 2009

Mass Participation Factor - checking mass of modes for linear dynamic analysis in SolidWorks Simulation, SolidWorks UK & Ireland, May 29, 2009

Dimension This - adding dimensions automatically to sketch geometry in SolidWorks, SolidWorks UK & Ireland, May 27, 2009

How to Animate a Spring -2 - SolidWorks tutorial, Jun 1, 2009

Using the Weld Feature in SolidWorks - fillet bead tool for welding strap, Mike Puckett's Blog, Jun 2, 2009

How to Crank Out Labels, Placards and Signs in SolidWorks - modeling font-based geometry, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jun 2, 2009

Creating a Tube with Normal to Surface End Cutoffs: Option 2 - creating sketch profile, extruding as thin feature, creating sheet metal feature, Rob Jensen's Blog, Jun 2, 2009

Simplify SolidWorks: The Two-Handed Backslap to Make Your Features Behave in Configurations - use separation, elimination to make features work with configurations, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, May 29, 2009

More on Rebuilding - forced rebuild command rebuilds features of assembly in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SOLIDNotes, Jun 1, 2009

Wrap It Up! - extruding text following curved surface in SolidWorks, Leslie Lougheed, CATI Tech Notes, Jun 1, 2009

More on Rebuilding - forced rebuild command rebuilds features of assembly in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SOLIDNotes, Jun 1, 2009

SolidWorks: Heard - Episode 215 - Simulation Library - podcast, adding motion features to design library, creating new analysis library features, adding existing features to library, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks: Heard, May 31, 2009

Creating a Tube with Normal to Surface End Cutoffs - SolidWorks tutorial, Anna Wood, Anna's SolidMuse, May 30, 2009

Flat Pattern in SolidWorks Using Sheet Metal Loft Tool - video tutorial, Ben Edie, Solid Mentor, May 28, 2009

How to Create an Isometric Section View - 1 - using configurations in SolidWorks, Deepak Gupta, SolidWorks APAC Blog, May 27, 2009

How Do You Like the View..in SolidWorks That is - keyboard shortcuts to standard views, orientation with 'normal to' view, axis icon, cadcamstuff.com, May 27, 2009

SolidWorks Forming Tool Wizard... Why I Don't Use It - orientation sketch in form tool can't be edited, Anna Wood, Anna's SolidMuse, May 27, 2009

How to Animate a Spring - 1 - SolidWorks tutorial, May 25, 2009

SolidWorks Tips: Show the Part Quantity from Various Assemblies in the Part Detail Drawing (Parametrically) - using part model of knob in 3 assemblies, Alin Vargatu, SolidWorks APAC Blog, May 25, 2009

SolidWorks Tips: How to Make a Custom Revision Table - Deepak Gupta, SolidWorks APAC Blog, May 26, 2009

8 Fiery Guidelines to Ignite Feature-based Modeling in SolidWorks - create basic solid without any holes/radii, use hole wizard, use surfaces to control features, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, May 26, 2009

Top Three Flow Tips - check invalid contacts, optimize thin walls resolution, run only meshing process during first time analysis in SolidWorks, Tony Eckersley, SolidWorks UK & Ireland, May 23, 2009

Icosahedron Video Tutorial Cont'd - SolidWorks tutorial, Ben Edie, Solid Mentor, May 14, 2009

The iPhone 3G Model, Take 2. Plus Surfacing Resources and Coolness from Mark Biasotti - creating guide sketches of main profiles, using splines, equal curvature, tangent relations, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, May 19, 2009

Mating and Lipstick - using screw mate, width mate for creating  lipstick assembly in SolidWorks, GabiJack.com, May 18, 2009

3D Sketching and Icosohedrons - video, creating icosahedron model using 3D sketching in SolidWorks, Ben Edie, Solid Mentor, May 14, 2009

Cut List in Your BOM - inserting cut list in top level assembly BOM in SolidWorks, Todd Werginz, CATI Tech Notes, May 14, 2009

Product Data Management (PDM) Basics III - Versioning and Revisioning - using Get command to view complete version, revision history in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, Rich Allen, The SolidWorks Blog, May 13, 2009

DWG Editor Installation Tips & Tricks - installing depending upon standalone or network-based SolidWorks licensing, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, May 14, 2009

Now Let's Configure Features - suppressing features, creating configurations, rebuilding correctly in SolidWorks, Mike Puckett's Blog, May 14, 2009

Super Smooth Surfaces in SolidWorks: How to Create the 3G iPhone - using surfacing features in SolidWorks, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, May 13, 2009

Configuring Dimensions to Create Multiple Configurations - creating 3 configurations of bracket in SolidWorks, Mike Puckett's Blog, May 11, 2009

SolidWorks:Heard! - Episode 212 - Feature Management - FeatureManager toolset, utilizing flyout, tools for rollback bar, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks: Heard, May 10, 2009

A Quick Way to Find Under Defined Sketches - using SolidWorks design checker or 'go to' option, Justin Burton, SolidWorks UK, May 10, 2009

SolidWorks Folders - Quick & Simple Uses - move subassemblies, group common parts, features, move multiple features at same time, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, May 9, 2009

Animating an Arbor Press with SolidWorks Motion - video tutorial, GabiJack.com, May 10, 2009

Modeling a Phone Cord - SolidWorks video tutorial, Ben Edie, Solid Mentor, May 7, 2009

Use the Control Key and Dragging to Copy 'Stuff' - SolidWorks video tutorial, Chris Schaefer, Solid Notes, May 6, 2009

DWG Editor Tips: Create a .BMP or WMF File - SolidWorks tip, SolidWorks Express, May 5, 2009

Rack and Pinion Motion - creating, applying RackPinion mate using SolidWorks Toolbox, GabiJack.com, May 4, 2009

Using Empty Views (Pt 2: Creation) - creating, stretching empty view to full length of revision block table in SolidWorks, SolidWorks Legion, May 4, 2009

Where Did the 'Align Drawing View' Command Go? - turning on command through customize menu, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 30, 2009

How to Add Custom Lengths to a SolidWorks BOM - create design table, add configurations, length property to it, start drawing, add column for length property, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Apr 30, 2009

Picking and Choosing in SolidWorks - options available: dragging window, selecting with transparency, using Ctrl Key, using Filter menu, cadcamstuff.com, Apr 30, 2009

View Two Drawing Sheets at Same Time - SolidWorks tip, SolidWorks Legion, Apr 29, 2009

Extrude. Print. Manufacture. 10 Tips to Design Your Parts for Manufacturing in SolidWorks {CheckList} - consider areas on part needing fillets, radius, chamfers, tools size on CNC, material sizes in stock, bend radius, k-factors, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Apr 28, 2009

What is the Use of Automatic Solve Mode in Sketcher in SolidWorks? - video, SolidWorks Guru's Blog, Apr 28, 2009

Surface Modeling from Scanned Data - scanning racing seat shell using Next Engine scanner, importing data in SolidWorks, breaking into features, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Apr 22, 2009

How to Video Tip: Mate an O-Ring into a Groove - Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Apr 23, 2009

How to Video Tip: Fill the Inner Cavity of a Valve Body - Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Apr 23, 2009

Using Guide Curves in a Sweep Pt 2 - using surfaces to put round edge on curved part in SolidWorks, Mike Puckett's Blog, Apr 22, 2009

SolidWorks 2 Minute Tutorial - How to Create Complex 'Sweeps' in a Single Sketch - create closed contour from 3D sketch, use 'fill surface' command, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Apr 22, 2009

My Single Greatest SolidWorks Tip for Large Assemblies - You Might Not Like It - make list of assemblies, sub-assemblies, simplify parts, fully define sketches, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Apr 20, 2009

Using Guide Curves in a Sweep - SolidWorks tutorial, Mike Puckett's Blog, Apr 17, 2009

Design Validation Prevents Costly Mistakes - understanding design considerations while designing gear box cover in SolidWorks, SolidWorks Expert, Apr 2009

Error-Proof Drawings - defining hydraulic cylinder flange using DimXpert in SolidWorks, SolidWorks Expert, Apr 2009

How to Animate a Spring in SolidWorks - video tutorial, Ben Edie, Solid Mentor, Apr 16, 2009

23 SolidWorks Drawings Features the Robotic Cats Don't Want You to Know About - commands in FeatureManager for managing SolidWorks drawings easily, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Apr 15, 2009

SolidWorks Spell Checker (or Spelling Check) - adding words to spelling check dictionary files, SolidWorks Legion Apr 13, 2009

Scan Me Please - Barcodes in SolidWorks - adding barcode to SolidWorks drawings, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Apr 11, 2009

What is SolidWorks Toolbox? - activating, using toolbox, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Apr 5, 2009

SolidWorks Tutorial 3 - Magnetic Block - downloadable tutorial, exploring hole wizard, SolidWorks toolbox, part configurations, Marie Planchard, Learn Create Succeed,  Apr 5, 2009

Mating in SolidWorks: Introduction - best practices when using mates, The SolidWorks Geek, Apr 2, 2009

Simplify Model for Meshing - SolidWorks 2009 simplifies geometry and creates derived configuration, Vikram Vedantham, 3DVision Technologies Blog, Apr 1, 2009

SolidWorks - Create and Use Custom Title Blocks - creating 2D drawing and adding as part of custom template path, CAD Tutorials, Apr 1, 2009

SolidWorks Tutorial 2 - Picture Holder Assembly - downloadable tutorial, Learn Create Succeed, Marie Planchard, Apr 2, 2009

1 Minute Video Tip: Enterprise PDM Workflow - Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Apr 1, 2009

Another Amazing Use for the ALT Key in SolidWorks: Hint - BOM's - displaying BOM properties, moving BOM using ALT key, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Apr 1, 2009

Heli-Coil Tap Drills - using hole wizard feature in SolidWorks, RickyJordan.com, Mar 30, 2009

7 Bits of Functionality SolidWorks Could Add While Your Models Load - options can be to start new drawings or parts, print models, find references, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 30, 2009

Make It Easier on Yourself - Copy Drawing Sheets - creating 1 drawing file with multiple sheets in SolidWorks, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Mar 25, 2009

Handle Surfacing Challenge - SolidWorks user solutions, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Mar 15, 2009

How Do I Access My Enterprise PDM Guides? - access from help window or follow directory path, Gerald Go, Solid Notes, Mar 25, 2009

Shake Your Model Maker. How to be Better at SolidWorks in 5 Minutes Flat - avoid bad modeling practices, use symmetrical relations, put origin at mounting location, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 24, 2009

There's Building and Then There's BUILDING -  forced rebuild command for rebuilding instruction set completely in SolidWorks, John Setzer, Solid Notes, Mar 20, 2009

Using Surface Tools to Fix Imported Models - using SolidWorks features for repairing broken faces, Mike Puckett's Blog, Mar 18, 2009

SolidWorks Video Tip: Working with Pro/E Files - updating imported geometry in SolidWorks, RickyJordan.com, Mar 19, 2009

Are You Afraid of FEA? -  analyzing stepped cylindrical shaft for stress, GabiJack.com, Mar 19, 2009

How is a SolidWorks Network License (SNL) Manager Upgraded? - get license file, remove old SolidNetWork License Server and install new, Leslie Lougheed, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 18, 2009

What I Learned on My Summer Vacation (Tips & Tricks from SolidWorks World Pt 2) - adjusting spin box increment in SolidWorks 2009, Randy Simmons, 3DVision Technologies Blog, Mar 18, 2009

The Big Book of SolidWorks Selections Tricks (In One Little Post) - using basic, intermediate, advanced, part selection tools, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 17, 2009

Model Based Definition (MBD) - defining part in MBD in SolidWorks, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Mar 11, 2009

How Enterprise Saved My Weekend - restoring deleted, destroyed files from database, Jeff Sweeney, 3DVision Technologies, Mar 9, 2009

SolidWorks PDM Introduction - video, SolidWorks explorer, workgroup PDM, enterprise PDM, Devon Sowell's Blog, Mar 6, 2009

What I Learned On My Summer Vacation - Tips & Tricks from SWWorld - SolidWorks features for converting entities, Randy Simmons, 3DVision Technologies, Mar 4, 2009

Model Section Views and Drawings Make them Work Together - SolidWorks method, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Mar 4, 2009

SolidWorks Help Files - lacking areas for help files like settings information in FAQ section, setting system options for template, hyperlinks, Jeff Mirisola, Jeff's Tool Shed, Mar 4, 2009

High Speed and Simulation Flow - SolidWorks World session on using 'SolidWorks Simulation Flow' for designing high-speed motorcycle, GabiJack.com, Feb 28, 2009

Video Tip: Using Design Check Plot to Improve the Quality - SolidWorks simulation method to check, examine data, Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Feb 2, 2009

Deleting In-Context Relationships in Sketches - delete SolidWorks relations in non-static assembly, Steven Wilkes, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Feb 5, 2009

Creating Configurations on the Fly - using SolidWorks feature to change configuration of specific items, Al Whatmough, Jan 21, 2009 SolidWorks APAC Blog, Feb 5, 2009

One of  These Things Is Not Like the Other SolidWorks Visual Properties - using tangent line on/off method, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 26, 2009

Getting Errors When using Downloaded Macros? - depends on macro, version used, checking reference libraries associated, sub-module, copying code from source, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Feb 26, 2009

Play-Good Pt3, Stock and Chain it - setup stock information in machine for verifying, throw toolpaths on Lego block, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Feb 26, 2009

Using Simulation 2009 - Not Able to Mesh Parts - clean Windows temp folder, search for corrupt files, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 24, 2008

A Little Here, a Little There - using Pack & Go tool in SolidWorks, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Feb 23, 2009

Where Have You Been All My Life? Lesser Known Functions - middle mouse button features in SolidWorks, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Feb 19, 2009

Quick Tip - Adjusting Sketch Dimension - SolidWorks methods for adjusting sketch dimension, Albert Whatmough, Inspirtech, Feb 19, 2009

Quick Tips - Adjusting Sketch Dimension - modify dimension dialog in SolidWorks, Albert Whatmough, Inspirtech, Feb 15, 2009

Play Good Pt1, SolidWorks into Mastercam - while exporting file choose custom coordinate systems in options tab when saving as Parasolid, more, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Feb 5, 2009

Customize the FLYOUT toolbars - SolidWorks options to customize stand alone toolbar, adding buttons, more, Randy Simmons, 3DVision Technologies, Feb 2, 2009

Why Nonlinear Analysis Using SolidWorks Simulation Premium? - comparison between linear, nonlinear analysis, symptoms of nonlinearity, Dhanachezhian Duraikannu, Graphic Systems SolidNotes, Feb 1, 2009

Using DELETE FACE for Shell Meshing - using DELETE FACE to convert solid body into surface body for FEA using SolidWorks 2009, Vikram Vedantham, 3DVision Technologies Blog, Jan 30, 2009

Place Different Parts Inside of a Block - video shows to place, delete a block in SolidWorks, SolidProfessor, Jan 31, 2009

SolidWorks Tutorial: Create a Part, Assembly and Drawing in One Fell Swoop - automation, preparing reusable documents, Josh Mings, Jan 27, 2009

Creating Mate References - SolidWorks video tutorial, GabiJack.com, Jan 27, 2009

Harmonics - Eliminating/Instigating Cacophony using FEA - SolidWorks Simulation for harmonic analysis, calculating resonating frequencies, Vikram Vedantham, 3DVision Technologies, Jan 26, 2009

SolidWorks Broken Out Section Views - expose inner details of model, Inspirtech, Engineering.com, Jan 25, 2009

SolidWorks Tools You Have, But Rarely Use - copying tabs across different templates with customization options within command manager, Mike Puckett's Blog, Jan 21, 2009

6 Ways to Improve the Heck Out of This SolidWorks Parts - origin, symmetry, details, patterns, configurations, properties, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 20, 2009

Product Data Management (PDM) Basics - Vault for storing, sharing data, data card for file information, vision control, search tools, Rich Allen, The SolidWorks Blog, Jan 20, 2009

How Do You Interface? - setting interface with property manager, command manager, RMB/LMB menus, other toolbar elements in SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Jan 21, 2009

Shine a Light - using virtual studio inside PhotoWorks, GabiJack.com, Jan 16, 2009

SolidWorks 2009 Textures Why the Change? - getting textures back and handling them once inserted on part, Jason, RockSolid Perspective, Jan 15, 2009

SolidWorks 2009 Service Pack 2.0: Print To Scale - feature for printing entire sheet at set scale, Mike Puckett's Blog, Jan 15, 2009

I Want Candy - using SolidWorks surfacing tools to create fancy candy bowl with rendering, GabiJack.com, Jan 14, 2009

CADFanatic's Tips & Tricks Tuesday - Change Model Views With the Triad - using SolidWorks 2009 triad to change model views, Brian McElyea, CADFanatic, Jan 6, 2009

Toasty Tip to Mirror a SolidWorks Assembly As a Part - quick mirrored assembly, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 13, 2009

I Did Not Know it Could Do That - switching between horizontal and vertical ordinate dimensions in SolidWorks in one click, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 12, 2009

Quick Tip 1 - Dimension to Tangents - using SolidWorks smart dimension tool, Alex Ruiz, The SolidWorks Geek, Jan 10, 2009

Quick Tip 2 - Dimension Arc Length - specify actual arc length in SolidWorks drawing, Alex Ruiz, The SolidWorks Geek, Jan 10, 2009

SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2009 - What's New - added workflow capabilities like combined email, runtime user notifications, double authentication, more secure, new functionalities, Justin Webster, Inflow Technology, Jan 11, 2009

Where Did that Button Come From? - adding SolidWorks toolbars, commands using command manager, creating custom tab, GabiJack.com, Jan 11, 2009

4 Fast Ways to Protect Your SolidWorks Data - save as part files, 3D PDF format, as EASM an eDrawing of assembly, editing dimension access to protect parts being changed, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 8, 2009

Insert a Part into a Part - SolidWorks tutorial uses screwdriver example, GabiJack.com, Jan 6, 2009

The Misunderstood FilletXpert - feature to select set of similar model edges, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Jan 6, 2009

3D Sketch Pattern Stir Fry for SolidWorks Assembly - hole pattern with each hole on different surface, Josh  Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 6, 2009

16 SolidWorks Tips to Make the 'S' Key Work for You - hide all toolbars, put common commands together, add view commands, customize work, reduce keyboard shortcuts, more, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Dec 30, 2008

New Featured Video: Indent - showing SolidWorks 'Indent feature' to create packaging for group of screwdrivers, cavity in a shelled body that contains other features, Gabi Jack's Blog, Dec 30, 2008

The SolidWorks Secret Weapon: The Wrap Tool - using tool to place logo on model, RickyJordan.com, Jan 2, 2009

Weldments for Buggy and Frame - movie shows creation of buggy using SolidWorks weldments, Marie Planchard, Learn.Create.Succeed Blog, Dec 23, 2008

Wavy Edge - put wavy edge on pot in SolidWorks with Spline-On-Surface, relations to layout sketch, reference plane, Matt Lombard, Designstuff, Dec 22, 2008

Vote Now for Your Top SolidWorks Enhancements - users encouraged to vote on top ten enhancements, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Dec 22, 2008

'Configurating' PhotoWorks - when, how to apply decals, applying more than one decal to same part, more, Chris Schaefer, Graphics Systems SolidNotes, Dec 22, 2008

The S Key Experiment - Pt 3 - video shows utilization of S key menu in SolidWorks assembly, drawing environments, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Dec 21, 2008

Power of the Properties Palette - properties for object selection in SolidWorks, SolidWorks Express, Dec 15, 2008

Set Up Auto Numbering for Your SolidWorks Files Based on Document Type - using macro to generate unique, sequential document numbers for SolidWorks files, Jeff Cope, ConnectPress, SolidWorks Community, Dec 15, 2008 may require free registration

Loosing Your Tools - Options Changes After SW Crash - Pt 2 - toolbar customization gets saved immediately to registry even if SolidWorks is not closed successfully, Mike Puckett's Blog, Dec 17, 2008

SolidJott Add-in for SolidWorks Podcast - video showing demo of new add-in, Ben Eadie, SolidMentor, Dec 17, 2008

Dealing with Imported Data - fixing SolidWorks non-native file errors, Jeff Mirisola, Jeff's Blog, Dec 16, 2008

Bending Sequence - SolidWorks sheet metal design features for fabricating little tote tray, Gabi Jack's Blog, Dec 15, 2008

Threading Options - Methods to Make Threads in SolidWorks - comparison of cosmetic, circular threads, simple swept profile, helix method, swept surface, includes rebuild times, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion Blog, Dec 12, 2008

Spline Schmline, Pt 5: Kinks and Knots - Rhino vs SolidWorks in spline terminology, features, Matt Writes Blog, Dec 13, 2008

The S Key Experiment - Pt 2 - video shows utilization of SolidWorks assembly environment with S key shortcut bar, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Dec 11, 2008

Parametric Model Insanity: 5 Ways to Capture Change in SolidWorks Parts - control with sketch, using derived sketches, create surface, plane, multibody parts, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Dec 10, 2008

Model A: 3D Sketches - Wires and Pipes - SolidWorks example uses SPLINE, SWEEP, derived sketches, smart dimension tool modeling complex parts, Matt Writes Blog, Dec 10, 2008

To Test or Not to Test - use SolidWorks 'exclude from analysis' to eliminate minor details from simulation, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 10, 2008 (

Assembly Mates and Rebuild Times - with each additional mate SolidWorks takes longer to rebuild assembly, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Dec 9, 2008

How to Make a Half Section View - video shows SolidWorks tools creating half section view, SolidProfessor, Dec 8, 2008

Trim Extend - video