Rendering Liquids In PhotoView 360

So close…yet so far. This should look perfect, but it doesn’t. What’s the problem? It is not uncommon, when using PhotoView 360 to portray liquid in a glass, to create the liquid as a second feature in the part file.

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Use SolidWorks Models in an Apple iBook

Use SolidWorks Models in an Apple iBook

Several months ago, Apple announced some major initiatives in electronic publishing, particularly for the primary and secondary school “e-textbook” market. As part of that initiative, Apple launched their free “iBooks Author” product. iBooks Author allows anyone with a Mac (sorry, PC

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Change Your Tree: See the Mates First!

Sometimes when working with an assembly, I am more interested in seeing the component mates than the component features. While I know I can expand a component in the FeatureManager tree and then expand the mates folder beneath it, I

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Seven Simple Tips for Modeling Springs

Every so often, I’ll hear a comment about making springs in SolidWorks.  Some people say that it’s difficult, or that SolidWorks does not have adequate tools for it.  But it’s not really as hard as you would think.  With that

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Using Curvature Combs to Inspect Curvature

One of my favorite ways to inspect curvature is to use curvature combs. These are graphical elements that display the amount of curvature at a given point on a sketch element. They’re fantastic for predicting problem areas in sketches, especially

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