Learn How to Optimize Your Design in SOLIDWORKS to Prepare It for 3D Printing In today’s age of 3D printing, once-inconceivable manufacturing projects can now be brought to life right from your desktop. But whether you’re using a desktop-sized Markforged or an industrial, state-of-the-art HP Jet … [Read more...] about Preparing a SOLIDWORKS Model for 3D Printing
Occasionally when working with large assemblies, particularly those with several layers of subassemblies, there is a need to select many or even all components without selecting the subassemblies themselves. One great example of this can be seen when it’s necessary to adjust the material … [Read more...] about Selecting All Components and Subcomponents in an Assembly
Do you find yourself thinking "there must be a faster way to do this" when working in SOLIDWORKS? Are there tasks you do you wish you could speed up?If so, join Hawk Ridge Systems' Applications Engineer, Jacob Ames, in this informational webinar as he shows off the many SOLIDWORKS … [Read more...] about SOLIDWORKS Productivity Tips and Tricks
Making selections quickly and accurately is undoubtedly one of the most critical aspects of efficient design, and with hundreds or even thousands of selections per day, even the smallest time advantage can yield fantastic returns. SOLIDWORKS 2018 makes selections quicker and easier than … [Read more...] about What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2018: Select Over Geometry
Subassemblies are an excellent method for both organizing design assets and improving assembly performance in SOLIDWORKS. Simply put, a subassembly is an assembly within an assembly, and they’re used very regularly by design professionals. But what happens when motion is required in a subassembly? … [Read more...] about SOLIDWORKS: Making Subassemblies Flexible
Trim Surface, Split, and Split Line – these three powerful SOLIDWORKS commands belong in every surfacing user’s utility belt, but learning when to use each and the (often subtle) differences between them can be a challenge. In this article, we’ll identify the unique functions of these commands and … [Read more...] about SOLIDWORKS: Trim Surface, Split, & Split Line – What’s the Difference?
For many users, drawings are a critical aspect of the design documentation process. When creating drawing views, SOLIDWORKS automatically applies labels to the new views with respect to the assignedSystem Properties. By default, these labels are not reused once a labeled view has been deleted. As … [Read more...] about SOLIDWORKS: Reusing Deleted Drawing View Labels
3D Interconnect made its debut in 2017, providing users with a fantastic new method for importing and collaborating with non-SOLIDWORKS models. Without the need for translation, models imported via 3D Interconnect come with fewer errors, while maintaining face and edge IDs and even establishing a … [Read more...] about What’s New SOLIDWORKS 2018: Unconsumed Sketches in 3D Interconnect