The Configuration Publisher is a SOLIDWORKS tool that filters through configurations using defining properties. On insertion, instead of choosing a configuration’s name, the Configuration Publisher prompts the user to choose parameters that filter which configuration is needed. This is particularly … [Read more...] about How to Use The SOLIDWORKS Configuration Publisher
Looking back on 2015 we find a world of Simulation applications that have been reviewed ranging from Magic Metal Bending to Semis Increasing Gas Mileage to a complete overview of Simulation with two SOLIDWORKS Elite Application Engineers called SOLIDWORKS Simulation & Design Validation … [Read more...] about What A Drag! Simulation Stresses the Situation
Does SOLIDWORKS sometime feel like it’s working at a turtle’s pace? The problem might stem from being connected to a network. Working on a network is great, and in today’s age it’s basically required. Unplugging from the network could solve a lot of issues, but usually isn’t feasible. The problem … [Read more...] about Slow SOLIDWORKS Performance on the Network? Speed It Up!
Setting up and using an Excel Based Bill of Materials can be frustrating if the rules are not known between Excel and Solidworks. You may have run into a couple of error messages in the process, or even ran out of memory with enough failed attempts. Following are the rules for successfully utilizing … [Read more...] about Excel Based Bill of Materials in SOLIDWORKS
This is one of the most enjoyable blogs I've done. We take both real life and test it with the POWER of SOLIDWORKS to reveal and debunk a magician, a very good magician. One of the things I've always enjoyed about Justin is his willingness to tell that he is plainly deceiving you. … [Read more...] about SOLIDWORKS and Metal Bending Debunking of a Magician
Text wrapping is a fairly simple tool to use within SOLIDWORKS part modeling when you are applying a wrap to a flat face or around a cylinder, but when you run into a part with a changing radius and a rounded face, the wrap feature becomes a little more complex. For this example, we will wrap … [Read more...] about Wrapping Text Onto A Conical Face in SOLIDWORKS
Like all things SOLIDWORKS, there are several ways to do the same thing. Like renaming files or features. When you create a new feature in Solidworks the default setting uses the feature name followed by a number. This indicates how many of the same features you have and in a small … [Read more...] about Re-Naming Your Features or Files in SOLIDWORKS
When creating a sheet metal part in SOLIDWORKS, one of the key features is the capability to “Flatten” the model into a sheet so it can be manufactured. This allows the manufacturing entity to have a flat pattern drawing derived from the created part. There may come a time when the product needs to … [Read more...] about Create Bar Stock That You Can Bend and Unbend in SOLIDWORKS