Articles by Vince Farrell

Articles by Vince Farrell

Vince Farrell is an Applications Engineer that has recently come from a design background in the LED industry. Vince has over 4 years of SolidWorks experience in both LEDs and the Aerospace industry. In his spare time, Vince likes to spend time with family and friends, hit the gym and travel.
How to Utilize Weldment Configurations in SOLIDWORKS

How to Utilize Weldment Configurations in SOLIDWORKS

When working with weldments, some features are done after the project has been welded together. When making drawings, if you want to make sure these aren’t put in before welding, you can control that with configurations. Read on if this is something you need to do!

I have a work table that I've already designed, and I need to add holes to the top of the frame to mount the tabletop. I know that I'm going to put these holes in after the frame has been welded together to account for any tolerance stack up or machining warpage.

March 23, 2022
Assembly User Interface Overview in SOLIDWORKS

Assembly User Interface Overview in SOLIDWORKS

Are you struggling with getting an assembly started, or continuing an assembly that’s already been started? If so, this is the article for you. Please keep reading for steps and tips on creating an assembly from scratch, what all of the icons mean, and adding parts and subassemblies to assemblies.

I need to create a hinge assembly and add it to a door. An assembly is a collection of parts and/or assemblies in one file. I already have the parts designed, so I'll use the New command to create an assembly. Here, I can choose the generic assembly template, or click on Advanced to specify a custom template.

March 15, 2022
What’s New SOLIDWORKS 2022: Linear Sketch Pattern Enhancements

What’s New SOLIDWORKS 2022: Linear Sketch Pattern Enhancements

If you are using linear patterns in your sketches, I’ve got some exciting news for you! There have been some great enhancements with the release of SOLIDWORKS 2022. Now, you can use a line as a direction reference (previously it would become part of the patterned entities). Also, you can pattern and copy text in linear patterns.

January 19, 2022
What’s New SOLIDWORKS 2022: eDrawings Enhancements

What’s New SOLIDWORKS 2022: eDrawings Enhancements

If you use eDrawings, there have been some exciting enhancements with the release of SOLIDWORKS 2022. Now, there are options when it comes to saving custom properties of a SOLIDWORKS file, as well as some noteworthy user interface improvements.

January 4, 2022
What's New SOLIDWORKS 2022: Detailed Cut Lists in BOMs

What's New SOLIDWORKS 2022: Detailed Cut Lists in BOMs

There have been some exciting enhancements with the release of SOLIDWORKS 2022 when it comes to creating weldment drawings. Now, Detailed Cut Lists are supported for all BOM types, the promote option is availanle for cut list items and balloons are supported for subweldments.

December 3, 2021