In today’s blog, we’ll be going further in depth to prepare your model for asset generation by diving into Viewport Properties in SOLIDWORKS Composer. With Viewport Properties, we’ll go through how certain Lighting properties affect your actors. In addition, we’ll see what some of the Property Pane … [Read more...] about SOLIDWORKS Composer: Preparing Your Models for Asset Generation – Viewport Properties & Property Pane Controls
In today’s blog, we’ll be looking at how Selection Sets in SOLIDWORKS Composer help you prepare your SOLIDWORKS assembly before creating your views! Selection Sets allow users to easily select a group of parts, even if they aren’t in the same assembly. We’ll show you exactly how to create them, what … [Read more...] about SOLIDWORKS Composer: Preparing Your Models for Asset Generation – Selection Sets
SOLIDWORKS Composer is a powerful tool for utilizing 3D CAD assets for documentation, animation, and other visual deliverables, and that can be made even more powerful, by performing some basic preparation steps to your CAD geometry. Join us for our second installment of the Composer … [Read more...] about SOLIDWORKS Composer Core Concepts – Prepping Your Models for Asset Generation
In the last part of the blog series, we’ll explore how we can import an assembly created natively with Siemens Solid Edge then we can break the link to the original 3rd party CAD file and utilize Feature Recognition, without having to wait for the vendors to fix the geometry on their end. We’ll … [Read more...] about What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2017: 3D Interconnect – Part 3
Welcome back! In Part 1 of our series, we explored how 3D Interconnect in SOLIDWORKS 2017 can be turned on, what formats we’re able to bring in, and how we can seamlessly integrate an Inventor assembly into our SOLIDWORKS assembly. In Part 2, we’ll take a look at another workflow that can best … [Read more...] about What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2017: 3D Interconnect – Part 2
Have you ever hoped that one day, there would be a way for you to utilize your 3rd party CAD data into SOLIDWORKS without having to go through the process of saving it out as a STEP file or some other neutral format? SOLIDWORKS 2017 has introduced a step in that very direction with 3D Interconnect! … [Read more...] about What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2017: 3D Interconnect – Part 1
Have you ever called into Hawk Ridge Technical Support and sometimes the issue was resolved with a ‘CTRL+Q’, what we would call a Forced Rebuild? Today, we’ll discuss some of those terms so you have a better understanding of what’s going on in the background! Before we talk about a ‘Force Rebuild’, … [Read more...] about Rebuild Vs. Forced Rebuild in SOLIDWORKS?
Scroll past video to view blog post A question that often gets asked in Support is how a designer is able to link a note to a dimension of a feature, and that’s what we’ll take a look at today! As a designer, changes are constantly being made to the part and ECO’s (Engineering Change Orders) … [Read more...] about Link a Note to a Feature Dimension in SOLIDWORKS!