Author Archives: TMS CADCentre
With the new release of SolidWorks 2014 so close, it may be time to start planning your upgrade to the new version of SolidWorks. As a support technician, at this time of year I receive a lot of questions about... Continued
Recently, I had a discussion with several SolidWorks users about unique ways of exploring and showcasing SolidWorks models, and noticed a common hesitancy when the conversation turned to using animations. To my amazement, this hesitancy came from premonitions that creating... Continued
Have you ever wanted to replace the boring viewport compass with something else like your company logo? First import your 3D Company logo (if you have one) into Composer and then save it as a Project (.smgXml), this will create... Continued
Having recently joined the SolidWorks technical team at TMS CADCentre, a lot of my time has been dedicated to expanding my SolidWorks knowledge by participating in SolidWorks training courses. Although I had used SolidWorks extensively in my own design work... Continued
I find that the best way to learn about the tools available in SolidWorks is by using them. And one way that SolidWorks helps you to do this is by including an extensive selection of tutorials on a wide range... Continued
A lot of cutomers don’t realise how quick the process of converting legacy files into SolidWorks format has become recently. By using the tools incorporated into SolidWorks such as Import Diagnostics, Feature Recognition, and Fully Define Sketch, Legacy files can... Continued
I’ve had a couple of customers asking me recently about the possibility of showing different sheets from the same drawings file at the same time on screen. It is possible by following the following process. Firstly open the document that... Continued
You may be aware of SolidWorks Plastics, but are you aware of the benefits that its functionality could give you?
SolidWorks Plastics is a fully integrated tool set for SolidWorks that allows users to simulate the injection molding process for your SolidWorks designs.
For this example, a basic plastic cup made from ABS Polycarbonate is used.Continued
3+ Way Mitres in Weldments When building steel frames, particularly in circular tube you can strange results when 3 or more tubes come together and you and to trim them all back. You could end up with something like this:... Continued
SolidWorks has a wealth of tools for designing machines and control systems, but how do we make them go? As a mechanical engineer I always felt a them and us relationship existed between the 'clankies' and the 'sparkies'. We design... Continued
There seems to be a few sporting events going on this summer; one in London seems to be a bit of a big deal and it got me thinking. Could I use SolidWorks to discover something about the track and... Continued
I was recently contacted by a customer who designs and manufactures a range of optical and crystal monitoring and control systems. Included in their design work is the requirement to position lens components with a high level of precision. This... Continued
We're all used to hearing about footballers and other professional athletes damaging their cruciate ligament or suffering some other tendon injury. I remember being told once that they can repair this by cutting away more of the damaged tendon, and... Continued