So, you’ve registered for 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 in Music City. You may be asking yourself, “what do I need to know before I go?” Don’t worry. We have compiled a list of things to look out for and tips to navigate the conference that will help you have the best experience possible! As you may … [Read more...] about Are You Ready for 3DEXPERIENCE World?
Have you ever wanted to quickly add a sketch point between two intersecting lines, or add the virtual sharp between two non-connected lines in a SOLIDWORKS sketch? The task is rather easy to do but may not be obvious right from the start. In this blog, we will show you how to add an intersection … [Read more...] about How to Add a Point Between Intersecting Lines in a SOLIDWORKS Sketch
National Pipe Thread Taper, commonly known just as NPT, is a U.S. standard for tapered threads used on threaded pipes and fittings. This standard is widely used all over North America. Pipe thread sizes are usually based on the inside diameter (ID) or flow size. The way to read an NPT size is the … [Read more...] about Creating NPT Threads in SOLIDWORKS Using the Hole Wizard Feature
With all the different hole creation features in SOLIDWORKS, it can be confusing to know when to use which one. I often get this question when I teach SOLIDWORKS so this blog is dedicated to summarizing these differences. Hole Wizard is the most common feature which is used to create holes and has … [Read more...] about SOLIDWORKS: Difference Between Hole Wizard, Advanced Hole and Hole Series
Note: This blog is intended for users who have a combination of either onboard Intel HD Graphics + NVIDIA graphics cards or onboard Intel HD Graphics + AMD graphics cards on their computers. Let’s start this blog post with a little story. I was so excited when I found out I was going to be getting a … [Read more...] about Dual Graphics Cards Causing Issues with SOLIDWORKS Graphical Display
Have you ever wanted to create a pattern of an object in an assembly, but also have every instance slightly rotated from the last? In models such as a spiral staircase, it can be time consuming to create all the features separately to achieve one simple task. For example, first a circle would have … [Read more...] about SOLIDWORKS 2018: What's New – Rotate with Linear Pattern
SOLIDWORKS 2017 delivers new and enhanced modeling tools with refined and improved technology to help you accelerate your design process. In addition to sketch enhancements such as Shaded Sketch Contours, we’ll be reviewing the new Advanced Hole feature for constructing stepped holes … [Read more...] about Whats New in SOLIDWORKS 2017 – More Powerful Modeling Tools