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
Figuring out why a model is unstable is sometimes easier said than done. SOLIDWORKS has come out with a new tool to find if and where there are bodies that aren’t fully constrained. Having an unconstrained model is a common issue that will prevent a SOLIDWORKS Simulation study from running. What it … [Read more...] about New to SOLIDWORKS 2016: Underconstrained Bodies
SOLIDWORKS Inspection does come with several very nice existing templates to use for projects but if you need to customize it there are ways to make that a saved one as well. So the first step is to turn on the add-in and open a file. This process is similar for both the add-in and standalone … [Read more...] about How to Make SOLIDWORKS Inspection Templates
Recently a Windows update had made some changes to the installer program that SOLIDWORKS uses. This is causing several issues with recent installations. A short list is gdtanalysissupport.dll errors, missing add-ins and issues running or editing macros. Here we will be looking at how we can fix … [Read more...] about SOLIDWORKS and Windows Update Alert Solution
Questions are coming in hot ... will SOLIDWORKS work in Windows 10? Answer: The moment Service Pack 5.0 of 2015 is released you will have SOLIDWORKS support with Windows 10. Question: What if I updated Windows already? Answer: Windows 10 allows you 1 month to rollback to … [Read more...] about SOLIDWORKS and Windows 10 Quick Fix!