Quickly generate "teaser" style product silhouettes directly from SOLIDWORKS Silhouette images can be a great way to show off a “teaser” of a product or design. I recently used a simple trick for generating silhouette images from SOLIDWORKS in preparation of some other blog articles I’ll be doing … [Read more...] about Generating a Silhouette Image in SOLIDWORKS
This blog and the companion YouTube video will go over the design checks, rendering output, and finished 3D print of an ornament design. For details on the design process check out the first blog and video! Throughout the design process I verified the center of gravity location using SOLIDWORKS … [Read more...] about Design Review of ImpossiBell Ornament – Part 2
As the holiday season approached, Hawk Ridge decided to host a design challenge for a 3D printed tree ornament. Everyone who submitted a design would receive their ornament after being printed on one of our HP 3D printers. All submissions were required to fit into a 2” cube bounding box and the … [Read more...] about SOLIDWORKS: Design Review of ImpossiBell Ornament – Part 1
Why is it called SOLIDWORKS Premium? Join Ryan Navarro, Senior Applications Engineer, to see the answer as he demonstrates his favorite productivity features included in this wide-ranging 3D design solution. These tools add powerful simulation and design validation to the capabilities … [Read more...] about Why is it called SOLIDWORKS Premium?
This blog showcases a quick example of going from concept to finished part using SOLIDWORKS CAM! I had wanted to create a custom business card holder. You can see the concept I settled on below, created in SOLIDWORKS. I happened to have the opportunity to borrow some time on a CNC machine, and … [Read more...] about Designing a Business Card Holder with SOLIDWORKS CAM
The business card holder below was created as an example to illustrate the benefits of the Tab & Slot feature. An additional goal of the design was to create a finished product cheap enough to be used as giveaway items for marketing events. The Tab & Slot feature creates interlocking tabs … [Read more...] about SOLIDWORKS: Tab & Slot Business Card Holder Design
SOLIDWORKS 2018 introduces a number of enhancements for working with imported mesh designs such as .STL and .OBJ files. These files are most commonly imported into SOLIDWORKS as Graphics bodies, which have seen a variety of new enhancements this year as well - please see our existing blog article … [Read more...] about What's New SOLIDWORKS 2018: Mesh Modeling Workflow
SOLIDWORKS 2018 brings a number of enhancements to working with graphics bodies in SOLIDWORKS, which are documented in this blog and companion video. Graphics bodies result from importing a mesh file type into SOLIDWORKS. Mesh file types such as .OBJ or .STL are most commonly associated with 3D … [Read more...] about What’s New SOLIDWORKS 2018: Graphics Body Enhancements