Making selections quickly and accurately is undoubtedly one of the most critical aspects of efficient design, and with hundreds or even thousands of selections per day, even the smallest time advantage can yield fantastic returns. SOLIDWORKS 2018 makes selections quicker and easier than … [Read more...] about What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2018: Select Over Geometry
Do you own a standalone license of SOLIDWORKS, yet find yourself working on multiple computers throughout the day? If so, you understand how cumbersome it can be to have to deactivate and reactivate your license on each computer you choose to work from. Previously, this was accomplished by … [Read more...] about Activating Your Online License with SOLIDWORKS 2018
Hello everyone! In this article, I want to show off another great new feature in SOLIDWORKS 2018 found in the Simulation add-in. That feature is the ability to import study aspects from part or sub-assembly studies into the parent assembly study, saving you time by not having to define things … [Read more...] about SOLIDWORKS Simulation: What's New 2018 – Import Study Features
Trim Surface, Split, and Split Line – these three powerful SOLIDWORKS commands belong in every surfacing user’s utility belt, but learning when to use each and the (often subtle) differences between them can be a challenge. In this article, we’ll identify the unique functions of these commands and … [Read more...] about SOLIDWORKS: Trim Surface, Split, & Split Line – What’s the Difference?
SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 introduces new functionality to improve workflows and increase productivity. With the latest release of PDM, users can test new designs and engineering changes on temporary and branched files. These new designs directly utilize the Revision Table option in a … [Read more...] about What’s New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018
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
Every year, Hawk Ridge Systems offers live launch events for its customers to introduce the new enhancements of that year’s release. What if you were unable to make one of the 2018 live sessions? Don’t worry – we have you covered! We recorded the live stream of our first Launch Event for 2018, and … [Read more...] about HawkLive 2018 – Module 3: SOLIDWORKS Assemblies & 3D Interconnect
There’s a lot that goes into creating SOLIDWORKS drawing templates – sheet formats, linked custom properties, document properties, and more. With all of this, one topic that often gets overlooked is how to keep your title blocks neat and organized. Here are some tips to help. A good place to start … [Read more...] about SOLIDWORKS: Tips for Creating Organized Title Blocks