Articles by Scott Woods

Articles by Scott Woods

As Product Manager for CATIA, 3DEXPERIENCE and the SOLIDWORKS Technical Communication suite including Composer, Inspection, MBD and Visualize, Scott Woods has over 20 years of SOLIDWORKS experience and holds degrees in both Technical and Visual Communications.
Subdivision Modeling Made Easy Using 3D Sculptor

Subdivision Modeling Made Easy Using 3D Sculptor

Subdivision (Sub-D) modeling is all about making organic modeling easy. If you are a fan of push-and-pull control points (nurbs) we got you covered. SOLIDWORKS has always been an analytical parametric modeling software and that has not changed. What has changed is having the ability to develop organic shapes in-line with your mechanical designs.

March 30, 2021
4 Easy Steps to Create a First Article Inspection Report

4 Easy Steps to Create a First Article Inspection Report

In this article, we’ll be discussing First Article Inspection (FAI) reports and covering a basic strategy for creating them in the SOLIDWORKS Inspection standalone program. But first, what is FAI all about?

FAI utilizes an industry set of standards, it typically consists of three sections referred to as Form 1, 2 and 3. Forms 1 and 2 are populated with drawing properties such as drawing title, part name, revision, unit of measure and material, while Form 3 contains the nominal value and tolerance of each inspection-required dimension.

October 26, 2020
Kick Your Graphics in High Gear With SOLIDWORKS

Kick Your Graphics in High Gear With SOLIDWORKS

Stop wasting time and money waiting for products to be manufactured before creating assembly instructions. With SOLIDWORKS Composer and SOLIDWORKS Visualize, you can repurpose 3D models into valuable documentation pieces.

September 3, 2019
Master SOLIDWORKS Visualize with 3 Simple Tips

Master SOLIDWORKS Visualize with 3 Simple Tips

Photo-realistic renderings and professional animations of designs can provide significant value prior to manufacturing or helping to win over a quote. We will review a few tricks in SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional that let you repurpose SOLIDWORKS motion studies to create realistic imagery, animations and virtual reality content.

August 6, 2019
Pro Tips for Using SOLIDWORKS Inspection

Pro Tips for Using SOLIDWORKS Inspection

Accurate inspection documentation is critical for manufacturing, but historically it has never been something that is quick and easy to create. As technology progresses, we are getting closer to automating this process. Here are three professional tricks for SOLIDWORKS Inspection that will allow you to utilize existing data and get you one step closer to automation.

July 31, 2019